Apr 29 2010

Stamp Simply #137 – April Showers Bring May Flowers

Better late than never, so sorry — here we go:

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS — 3-D flowers are the name of the game today. We have 3 options — dig into your stash of purchased flowers to use on your creation, OR make your own 3-D flower using DP’s and your punches or Nesties, OR you can make a 3-D flower out of ribbon — MANY options today — let’s just bring forth some pretty and fun 3-D May Flowers!!! Can’t WAIT to see!!!

Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keywordis ssnotime137 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

And today we bid a fond farewell to Tammy, who has been with us for so long. We will surely miss her colorful creations, but we do understand all about time constraints, something we all deal with. Good Luck Tammy, with all your new endeavors and stop back in to play sometime! We’d LOVE to have you! Thanks much, Tam, for all the fun projects you’ve shared over the last couple years!!!

Check outthe samples tonight on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challengedesigners:

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine – April & MayGuest Designer

DebNeerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck:The Buck Stamps Here.

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night. Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

Heres mine:


I made a clean and simple card measuring 5.5 x 7.5″ using Bayberry Cottage DP by Pink Paislee. I really enjoy this size — gives me more room. My 3D Flower is a Ribbon Rose that I made using the 2″ Silky, Crushed, Wired Ribbon. Gosh, it works GREAT for flowers! Being wired it was just a matter of folding and taking 1 stitch with each fold to hold it all in place. Actually, it was a wrap, not a fold, soeasy! The leaves were also done with the same ribbon in Olive. They were just folded in half and stitched at the bottom to hold in place.


My sentiment is from HOPE, an April release by JustRite. I have a card set in the works using HOPE, a FAB set for cards of encouragement. I used 12″ of ribbon to make my rose and one leaf used 3″ and the other used 4″ of ribbon. After wrapping the ribbon and securing with a few stitches it is SO easy to just do whatever you want with your rose and leaves as the wired ribbon ensures that they hold their shape. All I did was to squish it flatter with the palm of my hand — did the trick! The trailing pink is 1/4″ Silk Ribbon.


My cardstock is SU Pretty in Pink and White. Aside from the cardstock, all items used to make this card are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

Click here for the stamp set, HOPE by JustRite, 2″ Square Stamper, Bayberry Cottage DP by Pink Paislee.

Click here to see the 2″ Silky, Crushed, Wired Ribbon. This is just one post down. I just didn’t get this new ribbon listed on the store page yet, but I do have it availble.

Click here to see the Silk Ribbon as well as all other ribbons.

Click here to see the tools used: Vintage Die by Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Rectangle Nesties (4 pack) and Square Nesties (4 pack) by Spellbinders, Scor-It Score Boad.


On a personal note, my Dad is coming along quite well. Thank you all so much for your prayers and notes of well wishes! He is continuing to gain strength and is getting a lot of PT to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully in a few weeks he can go back home! He is not without problems as little thinks continue to crop up, but prayerfully these will all be overcome as well as the bigger obstacles he has already faced. Please continue to keep him in prayer — and I thank you SO much for that!

And as always, I thank you for stopping in today. Hope you can try to make a creation with a 3-D flower sometime soon — totally FUN!!! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!! And I hope to be back real soon with some more projects I have in the works!!!

Remember to use Mr. Linky below if you are able to play along:


23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Stamp Simply #137 – April Showers Bring May Flowers”

  1. Deb Neerman says:

    So beautiful Sharon … love that sentiment! And, oh, my that ribbon flower is just exquisite!

    So glad to hear that your Dad continues to improve … will keep both of you in my prayers!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful card and I love the rose you have created.

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a beautiful, refreshing card. I love your colors, the rose and the design. Great job!

    I am so glad that you Dad is improving and getting PT. What a blessing for your family!!!

  4. Janine says:

    This is SO pretty! Have a good weekend Sharon!

  5. jan metcalf says:

    The idea of using wired ribbon would make mass producing flowers, say for a bridal shower or wedding, really easy! Love too that you made the leaves of ribbon!

  6. Charlene says:

    Sharon…your art is soooo amazing. thanks for sharing with us. I’ll have a project tomorrow.

  7. Deb Saaranen says:

    Very pretty Sharon! I must try one of these flowers! Gorgeous colors and design!

  8. bronih says:

    Wow, that’s a beautiful flower as well as a simple gorgeous card, Sharon!

  9. Julia Aston says:

    My blog post today just happened to have a 3D flower on it that I made with Mulberry paper! I LOVE your gorgeous ribbon flower and leaf Sharon – what a beauty! The long ribbons hanging down look super also! Great design!

  10. barb schram says:

    What a beautiful rose, Sharon! Perfect! Giving thanks that your Dad has improved and will continue prayers to hold him in prayer!

  11. Beautiful card, Sharon! I LOVE the pink and green together, and love the borders of Houndstooth around the edges. And that flower is to DIE for! Very lovely! I’m so glad your Dad is improving, and pray that will continue! Thank you SO MUCH for many wonderful years of being a part of this team! I have enjoyed it immensely, and promise not to be a stranger! 🙂

  12. Barbara says:

    Simply gorgeous, as usual, Sharon! Can’t beat pink and green in my book and that ribbon flower is perfectly beautiful!! So glad to hear your dad

  13. Helen L. says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just got my order a few days ago. I haven’t had time to play with everything, but I did try out the bow-easy, and boy! did it make a great bow, even with old ribbon!! The other things in my order look great, and i can’t wait to use them. thanks for all your inspiration that you share with us!!!!!!!

  14. Pat Adam says:

    Gorgeous flower or should I say ribbon flower. Beautiful ! Pat

  15. Beth C says:

    Your use of ribbons on all of your cards is always gorgeous. I often look on your blog for inspiration! (Your silk ribbon is “to die for.”

  16. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love the challenged this week Your card and flower are gorgeous. Definitely need to order some ribbon. Do you have a tutorial?

    So glad your dad is doing well and making progress.

  17. Nothing as gorgeous as a rose..LOVE this Sharon! Beautiful colors used too!

  18. Toni Storie says:

    I tried the tissue paper flower tutorial on SCS for my card. It was actually pretty slick! Thanks for the wonderful challenges!

  19. Your ribbon flower is so beautiful. I am obsessed with making hand made flowers lately but I haven’t even come close to what you have made. I have two cards I made last Friday that I have entered – hope you don’t mind me entering two.

  20. Regina Jones says:

    beautiful card! I love making my own flowers but I used a bought one on this card!

  21. nancy littrell says:

    What a gorgeous soft and silky 3-D flower and leaves. I can’t wait to try. TFS and choosing a fun challenge.

  22. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Thanks for getting me to use one of the big flowers I’ve been hoarding! I was hand-delivering this card so I didn’t have to worry about postage or the flower getting crushed! Thanks for the fun challenge and the inspiration!

  23. Silvia Mabie says:

    That was sooo fun I had to play again! Thanks for a fun challenge!

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