Jun 08 2010

Sweet Smells of Summer Blog Hop

It’s time for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store monthly Blog Hop and today we will all be treated to The Sweet Smells of Summer!  The Design Team has some GREAT projects in store!


Be sure to read to the end of the post — you’ll find a NEW KIT being offered, BLOG CANDY being offered, and a 20% OFF SALE on ALL JustRite Product in stock at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


For my project featuring The Sweet Smells of Summer, I chose to make tag cards to give with small garden themed gifts.  What is sweeter smelling in the summer than a lush garden?   I love picking up odds and ends of things on sale at Michael’s when I get there and that’s where I got both the birdcage with 3 tea light nests and the small wooden bird on the garden themed base.  I added a little floral/greenery from my stash at home, made up a couple of tags and now I’m set with 2 little garden themed gifts when the need arises!

So what’s a tag card?  I started by making/decorating a tag (mine were made from scratch, but a purchased tag could surely be used), and then making a card base to adhere behind the tag.  This serves double duty — you get the fun look of a tag but still it opens so you can write your message/greeting inside, plus it stands up for display, which to me is a real plus.  Don’t we all love to stand up our creations and admire them for a bit?  LOL!


This is the larger of my tags.  The tag is cut 5″ x 2.75″.  The card base is  4″ x 2.75″.  I tried to take the photo from an angle so you could see.  The card is not as tall as the tag, making it easy to run ribbon through the tag top.  I used the paper, ribbon and pearls from my newest KIT, the Stamp Simply Basic Grey Cappella Kit.  LOVE these delicate, vintage papers!!!  SUPER love them!!!  These sheets were a perfect match to SU Blush Blossom.  Links to product will be at the end of this post under SHOPPING.


This is the smaller tag, again using SU Blush Blossom and Mellow Moss, another perfect match! This tag is cut 4 x 2″ and the card base is cut 3.25 x 2″.   This card again uses all ribbon, designer paper and pearls from the Stamp Simply Basic Grey Cappella Kit.  You’ll note I have left extremely long ribbon tails on my tags.  This allows me to tie a nice bow up on top when I tie my tag onto either a gift or a bag!

Miscellaneous items used to make my tags:

SU cardstock (Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla);

Punches:  SU Small Tag, 1/4″ Round, 1/2″Round, Martha Stewart Butterfly, All Night Media Deco Corner Punch (very old)



Items Available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store used on this project:

Stamps:  Seeds of Kindness (1 5/8″ Round) and Joyful Hearts (Small Oval) by JustRite – All JR Product in my store is currently ON SALE for 20% OFF.

Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia.

Paper:  Cappella 6×6 Pad by Basic Grey, available individually or as  a KIT.

Ribbons:  1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon in Black, Brown, Ivory (available individually by the spool or contained in the KIT); 5/8″ Velvet Zig Zag in Pink (individually or in the KIT), 5/8″ Crochet Lace in Ivory (individually or in the KIT), 1/8″ Black Silk (individually or in the KIT).  All Ribbon can be seen hereThe KIT can be seen here.

Pearls:  Kaiser Pearls in Chocolate and Blush (individually or in KIT)

Spellbinders Dies:  Petite Circle Nesties (4 pack), Classic Oval Nesties (4 pack), Labels Four. All Spellbinders can be seen here.



This is the Stamp Simply Basic Grey Cappella KIT.  It sells for $34.50.  You can see a listing of the entire KIT contents here, along with all other KITS currently available.  Purchasing a KIT is a great way to make sure you have ribbons and embellishments to perfectly coordinate with your paper.  All the guess work is taken out of it.  My 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon has been extremely popular — I’m so glad you are all so happy with it!  I thought it went perfectly (as to size, weight and color) with the Cappella papers, so I’ve included a total of 21 yards of the 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon in 7 different colors in the Cappella KIT, plus many other ribbons as well.  Purchasing KITS is also a good way to get a sampling of many ribbon types!  I LOVE making up these KITS — totally FUN for me!


BLOG CANDY:  The STAMP SIMPLY BASIC GREY CAPPELLA KIT shown above is being offered as Blog Candy for our Sweet Smells of  Summer Blog Hop.  One reader/commenter will receive this prize package in their mailbox.  To enter, just leave a comment.  Leaving a comment on EACH blog in the Hop greatly increases your chances of winning, though it is not required to enter.  Random.org will be used to first select which of our 7 blogs will be used to select the winner.  Random.org will then be used again to select the winner from the chosen blog.  The Blog Candy winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, June 11.


20% OFF SALE on ALL JustRite product IN STOCK.  Please note that my entire inventory of JustRite product is on sale at 20% off through Monday morning, 8 a.m. EST, June 14.  Prices reflected on the Store page are the full price.  Your discount will be reflected on your invoice.  I have 99% of ALL JustRite product.  Somehow, I think a few of the older sets never got listed on my Store page.  If you can’t find something you’d like, just ask, I MAY have it!

To order any product, just email me at [email protected] with your list and address.

Rubber Soul/Wordsworth Clear Stamps I have available can be seen on this page.


Here are the links for the rest of the Design Team — be sure to check out all the wonderfully sweet summer inspiration!

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog

Michelle Woerner

Linda Duke

Sherry Cheever

Barb Schram

Deborah Saaranen

Holly McMillen

I’m so glad you all stopped in today!  Hope you enjoy today’s HOP and best wishes with the Blog Candy!  Wishing you all a wonderful summer week ahead!

99 responses so far

99 Responses to “Sweet Smells of Summer Blog Hop”

  1. Linby says:

    That is a beautiful kit you have put together.

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    Love the tags Sharon, so gorgeous! And that kit is to die for, absolutely love it!!!! Gorgeous papers and ribbons included, I can see many gorgeous designs using those products!

  3. Sharon Secor says:

    Soooo pretty – thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

  4. Deb Saaranen says:

    This is gorgeous Sharon…your tags are always the BEST!!! The detail that you fit on them is amazing…and it’s always balanced!

  5. Sharon, not only are your tags drool worthy, but the way you’ve displayed them is just brilliant. Such eye candy!! You are the master! 🙂

  6. debb says:

    Beautiful card, beautiful tag, beautiful kit, beautiful candy!

  7. Luanne Ford says:

    Totally beautiful! I love Mellow Moss and Blush Blossom, and they do go perfectly! (I’m going to miss them!) Gorgeous!

  8. Catherine Peck says:

    The tags are beautiful. What a great idea.


  9. Linda Duke says:

    WOW!! So beautiful Sharon. At the moment that’s the only work that comes to mind other then gorgeous. I so love your work.

  10. Betsy says:

    These are some of the prettiest tags I have ever seen. Absolutely love your choice of papers and details. Just perfect!!

  11. Laurie says:

    Gorgeous! Your summer garden themed gift is beautiful and would be a welcome gift by anyone. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful kit!

  12. Beth Taylor says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. I like the idea of making the tags so that they can open, and then are able to stand.

  13. Lillian Child says:

    I have not heard of a “tag card” before, but love the concept! On your gor-ge-ous tags – I absolutely love your corners – is this from the tag diecut or is this the “very old” Night Media Deco Corner Punch you refer to? It has SUCH a great vintage look to it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!

  14. Velta says:

    Wowzers Sharon ~ Lovely tags, paper, ribbon, and SO YOU perfect! Thanks for sharing girl!

  15. Such a lovely vintage project!!! Simply stunning!


  16. Rhonda H says:

    I love the tag card and the beautiful papers and ribbon!!

  17. Debbie Minter says:

    Your tags are wonderful! What a work of art!

  18. Beautiful tag cards and what a great birdcage/tea light project you have made! Love everything!

  19. Holly says:

    Sharon, your projects are gorgeous! You have got me salivating over the wrinkled ribbon now! 🙂

  20. Beth Greco says:

    What a gorgeous kit you’ve made. Excellent blog candy!

  21. Mary says:

    Oh so pretty!!! All of it!!

  22. chaun says:

    Love your stuff!

  23. Shelley C says:

    Elegant kit. What a fun way to spend the summer.

  24. shirley says:

    Oh so pretty!

  25. Lynda Hill says:

    Sharon, I love your tags. I have the Cappella paper and would love to CASE what you have done. Would love to receive the beautiful prize from the HOP but if I don’t, I know what I have to buy next. Thanks for enabling, LOL!!

  26. What beautiful tags!! Love the green and black together and the lace with the woven ribbon is just perfect! Thanks for the chance to play and I hope you have a great day : )

  27. Louise says:

    What great blog candy!

  28. Dorothy says:

    Just beautiful! LOVED everything!

  29. Susan G says:

    The tags are gorgeous. Someone will be very lucky to receive either of these gifts. Thanks for offering the kit for candy. An absolutely beautiful collection of pastels!

  30. Gail S. says:

    What a beautiful collection! I love it.

  31. Beth C says:

    Those tag cards are simply stunning and oh-so-clever! I love how you wove the ribbon through the lace!

  32. This kit is so beautiful! I love the tag cards! I have bought several new tag stamps and this is a must.

  33. Sylvia Johnson says:

    Oh that new kit is so pretty. I love your tag cards. Your work is always so simply elegant. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy Sharon.

  34. Heidi Karpen says:

    I am constantly amazed by your beautiful creations, Sharon! ABsolutely love these tag cards- what a great idea for giving with a gift (although the card may be the best part of the gift-lol!).

  35. Cindy H says:

    What else can be said… simply gorgeous

  36. Emily says:

    I LOVE the idea of the card back on the tag!!! It’s one of those ‘Now why didn’t I think of that’ moments! Gorgeous tag too. Love the ribbon on the button.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  37. Mary Harris says:

    Sharon, Lovely card tags and great idea too. I am going to have to do that. I also enjoy making tags.
    Thank you for the chance to win!!

  38. Pattie says:

    Everything you do is so beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win and great set!

  39. Well, you never cease to amaze me . . . GORGEOUS tags, Sharon!!!

  40. Sharon, I ALWAYS love your work! Such beauty you create. 🙂

  41. Sharon L says:

    What a lovely blog hop! I had so much fun. These gals are really talented. I plan on using your ideas with the tags to create a treat for my friends when we next meet for a crop. Thanks!
    Sharon L

  42. Rachel Hope says:

    SO Pretty! Love those colors!

  43. Cyndee says:

    What a simple, yet clever idea to use the tags that way! An “Aha” idea for sure! I will give it a try. Thanks!

  44. Tara Prince says:

    What a gorgeous gift set! I love the tag card!

  45. Carla Suto says:

    Your gift set is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! I love the tag cards and the wonderful presentation! The new Capella kit is awesome!

  46. Pati L says:

    I Love the colors and the tag cards you made! I like the uniqueness and versatility of a tag card, I think I need to make some. Thanks for the fun blog hop and candy!

  47. Lynne Phelps says:

    I love your tag cards – what a charming idea! I also love the muted color scheme! This is a lovely kit, would love to win it!

  48. Lynne says:

    Sharon – This kit is awesome – such beautiful paper and what a ribbon matcher you are. Thanks for an opportunity to win. I am really enjoying following your blog.


  49. jackie watson says:

    Sharon, I think your tag cards are awesome and very vintage. The kit you put together is lovely and will enhance any cards, tags that I would make this summer. Thanks for a chance to win this lovely blog candy.

  50. Sandra says:

    very nice! Thanks for the fun!

  51. I love everything about this! Just lovely! Very vintage looking!

  52. Elizabeth Lincoln says:

    You have lucky friends if you make them these gorgeous tag/cards and give them beautiful summer gifts. The coordination of the soft colours is glorious.

  53. Sharon,
    I just love your tag-cards. What a cute idea.

    I am also enjoying my kit I bought a while back. Can’t use the ribbons up, but I’ve made a dent in the papers.

    This kit is just beautiful and I’d love to win it.

    thanks for a chance at it!

    Debbie Reaves

  54. Mary Smith says:

    I love the tag cards. What a great idea. I am going to try some:)

  55. Bev J. says:

    Love your pretty tag cards. First time for me to see that pretty Basic Grey paper pad-love how you used it with the SU colors. tfs

  56. Stacie says:

    Oh so beautiful!! Also love hops so here I go!!

  57. marilyn says:

    Beautiful tag cards . Love the BG papers you’ve used and the lace sure adds so much to the tags. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome blog candy

  58. Kelly G says:

    The set is just awesome. Love the cards too

  59. teresa kline says:

    I am a huge fan of tags, luv the idea of them standing….awesome display!

    enjoy *~*

  60. Andrene says:

    Love the tag card. And beautiful ribbon makes all the difference in a project!

  61. Brenda H says:

    All your projects are absolutely lovely, as is your blog candy. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to win it! Thanks for a chance of winning it.

  62. D Perry says:

    Your tag cards are great. You inspire me so much! I absolutely have to get some of your ribbon. Which one do I choose first……

  63. Maggie says:

    Love it! Thanks so much! I love your blog!

  64. Peggy Allen says:

    Love the card tag. I will try that one soon. What a great idea. I also love the summer gifts. I so love the complete ensembles you put together to take away all guess work. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see what the other DT’s have done.
    God bless!

  65. Rebekah Kaberry says:

    I am simply blown away. These are absolutely STUNNING! I’ve never seen anything like them and could only dream of one day being able to create something so amazing! Great work, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  66. Sylvia from Minnesota says:

    The paper really gives these tag cards a classy but subtle look.

  67. Patti J. says:

    What a beautiful setting you created for your tag cards! And OMG, that is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

  68. Shelly Kasban says:

    Simply stunning. What else is there to say! I adore your ribbon, too. Shelly K.

  69. Cassie says:

    stunning projects and the kit looks amazing.

  70. Sue D says:

    I like your concept of tag cards and would love to win this kit.

  71. Marilyn says:

    Love your bird cages. . . .what a great gift that will make for someone very special. As for your tag cards, there adorable elegance. You do wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.
    Also thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

  72. Rebecca Ednie says:

    I love your birdcage and tag. So pretty. I love the Capella kit. If I don’t win it, I’m going to have to buy it!

  73. Corinna says:

    What a great idea a tag card!! I loved all of your creations and enjoy being inspired by your fab work!

  74. Janet L says:

    All so very beautiful, Sharon. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  75. Kathy W says:

    I love how you put these kits together, and thanks for this beautiful sample. I like the idea of a tag card.

  76. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love the tags, and I really love thr blog candy.

  77. cristinoel says:

    Your tags are lovely. So is the Capella set of paper.

  78. Eileen Barton says:

    Your tag cards are absolutely beautiful. This is my first time here and what an inspiration!!

  79. Cherie says:

    Stunning setting for your beautiful tags! The kit looks absolutely wonderful!

  80. Toni W says:

    I *love* the idea of making a tag card! So much cuter than just a tag! I’ll be trying this for sure.

  81. erin says:

    Looks like fun!

  82. SherylH says:

    Such a pretty tag card — I haven’t done tags because never knew what to do with them but this is a great idea for something different. Love the colours of the Capella kit and ribbons.

  83. conniemelancon says:

    I love your tag cards! Beautiful kits.

  84. Traci S. (at SCS) says:

    Hi! This is my first of many future visits to your website! Tags that stand up? I love it! And, you make them look so luscious with all of that long ribbon!

    Thank you for the incredible blog candy you are giving away. It is very generous of you. Thanks, too for the opportunity to try out your exciting products this way!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  85. Kathryn Moffatt says:


  86. Traci Major says:

    Beautiful tag cards, Sharon…and that bird house is too sweet for words!! The Capella kit is so beautifully coordinated…that would sure keep you busy!!

  87. Jean says:

    Sharon, those tags are just beautiful and that Basic Grey paper is to die for!! Just love the kit you have made up this time and now there are three of your kits on my wish list LOL.

  88. Becki B says:

    You are sooooo creative Sharon!!! Makes me want everything you show. Thanks for sharing!

  89. Sherian Dixon says:

    Your card is so ELEGANT!!

  90. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your tag cards! Lots of scrumptious details!

  91. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful tag cards and birdcage gift. The vintage paper is so pretty and the ribbon too. I always like all of your cards and ideas. What fun you must have creating. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  92. nancy littrell says:

    Oh Sharon……absolutely gorgeous and elegant tag cards. You do tags better than any other stamper I have ever seen. I have already won candy with all my time spent admiring every little detail of your stunning creations. TFS

  93. bluemoon says:

    Oooo la la! How wonderful it all is, your tag card too!

  94. Margaret Thompson says:

    Sharon you always but together nice color coordinated kits. Even if we can not afford to purchase them or all of them we can see color coordination right here.
    So nice of you to offer some blog candy.
    Bless you for all that you do for us, all the inspiration and the many lessons you give us in this huge internet world of crafters.

  95. StampinCathy says:

    The tags are just gorgeous and so inspiring. Can’t wait to go hoppin to see all the inspiring MOJO! Thanks for a chance at this beautiful kit.

  96. Monika/buzsy says:

    Love these tags! Great shapes! The butterflies and small tags look great on them! :o)

  97. Ree Donnelly says:

    Barb, your creations are always OVER the TOP!! You truly ROCK!

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