Sep 14 2010

Gift Ideas for Autumn Crafting Blog Hop

It’s time for our monthly Stamp Simply Blog Hop and Autumn is the perfect time to get started on some of those projects we’ve been thinking about and putting off all summer. The Design Team at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has come up with some GREAT project ideas andwould like to share them with you today. Each Design Team Member was asked to create something they like to give as a gift during the upcoming fall and winter seasons. I know you’ll be thrilled to see all the fabulous gift ideas they are showcasing today!

And yes, we are offering Blog Candy today! Take a look:


Stamp Simply Kaisercraft Utopia KIT

All KITS can be seen on this page.

I had so much fun using these products in the project I created for today, I thought maybe someone out there would enjoy using them, too! This is Kaisercraft’s Utopia Designer Paper that I recently got in (WHERE have I been??? This paper is to die for and I only recently stumbled upon it quite by chance!) I’ve paired it up withTurquoise and Celery 1″ Grosgrain with Satin Edges, some Moss 100% Silk, Satin String Leaves (all ribbons by May Arts), a package of Prima Fairytale Roses in French White and 2 packs of Rhinstones by Kaisercraft. These colors are SO luscious together! Read to the end of this post for how to enter!

All items used in the KIT shown above and in my project shown below are available here at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. They can be purchased all at once in KIT form, or individually.

The gift item I probably enjoy making and giving the most is a set of cards. I think a small set of 3 coordinated cards is a perfect little gift for so many occasions. I made this set with the Utopia KIT shown above and verses of Scripture using my Plain Janes by Verve. Take a look:


FUN to make and these colors just really did it for me! LOVE these colors and prints!!! The cardstock used in SU’s Certainly Celery. The Plain Jane Sentiments are stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and they are cut with Spellbinders Nestabilites, Labels 4 and Labels 10.


Ribbons used on this project are 1″ Turquoise Grosgrain with Satin Edges, Satin String Leaves and 100% Silk in Moss. The bow is made on my Bow Easy. The Plain Jane Scripture is Philippians 4:13. A Labels 10 Nesties die was used. The flowers on this project are Prima Fairytale Roses in French White.


Same basic layout, but a different orientation on this tent fold card. Labels 4 Nesties were used here. This Plain Jane Scripture verse is Psalm 37:4.


This card is a side fold, or book style. I again used the Labels 4 Nesties here and this Plain Jane Scripture verse is Proverbs 3:5.

The Stamp Simply Kaisercraft Utopia KIT can be seen here, along with all other KITS available.

The Verve stamps can be seen here.

The Prima Roses can be seen here.

The Ribbons can be seen here.

The Paper, Rhinestones and Ink can be seen here.

The Bow Easy, Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Score Boards can be seen here.

To order any items from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, just email me at [email protected] with your list and your state/zip OR country and I’ll get back to you!


Now be sure to check out all the wonderful gift ideas the Stamp Simply Girls have come up with for you today.

Sharon Johnson (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) – you are here!

Deb Saaranen

Linda Duke

Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner


How toenter the Blog Candy drawing: This is a mystery Blog Candy again, meaning we don’t know from which Blog the winner will be selected, so leaving a comment on each Blog in the Hop will greatly increase your chances to win! At 6 p.m. EST on Friday, 9/17, will select one of the 6 blogs from which to choose the winner, and then will select a winner from that blog. The winner will be announced on Saturday.


Just a reminder: ALL May Arts Ribbon is 15% OFF for the remainder of September when purchased BY THE SPOOL. Prices reflected on the ribbon page are full price. The discounts will be shown on your invoice.

I’m SO glad you took the time to stop in today and check out our September Blog Hop — they are always fun days for us!!! I have SO many cards I need to get made (baby cards, wedding cards) that I hope to be back real soon with something new to show you! And, as always, our weekly Stamp Simply Challenge will be posted late Thursday night! Hope you are having a wonderful week — autumn is certainly in the air around here — it’s a wonderful time in our neck of the woods!

123 responses so far

123 Responses to “Gift Ideas for Autumn Crafting Blog Hop”

  1. Your cards are beautiful! That is also one beautiful giveaway!

  2. Sandra says:

    oh my – so stunning! lovely.

  3. Linda says:

    A few of my favorite Bible verses, and of course, I LOVE 3D flowers!

  4. Donna VW says:

    This paper is just beautiful. The cards are lovely.

  5. Mary Anne K. says:

    When I was a new bride in the 1970’s, I had a bedspread and curtains that looked like your DP. I always thought they were soooo trendy and perfect, as is your lovely trio of cards!

  6. Karen H says:

    These products and creations are all so gorgeous! All the DT members did a wonderful job.


  7. Ruth J says:


  8. Shelley Anderson says:

    Wow!!! These are absolutely beautiful. I am new to cardmaking and I was just poking around looking for inspiration…..WOW did I ever luck out…..absolutely breathtaking. Its people like you who inspire us newbies to do better and more beautiful papercrafting. Thank you !!

  9. These colors just speak to my creative soul! And your creations are absolutely stunning. I would be thrilled to receive this as a gift. GREAT JOB! I can’t wait to see what the other SSG’s have come up with!!

  10. Debbie Fisher says:

    Not only do I love that verse, your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors and patterned papers.

  11. Bev J. says:

    Beautiful card-love the dp, verses and the accessories you used.

  12. julie bergs says:

    WOW! I love that paper pack. Your cards are stunning. I love blog candy!

  13. Monika/buzsy says:

    Gorgeous! Love those flowers with the string leaves and the fabulous colors! :o)

  14. I love the Bible versus. Such serenity! The flowers are beautiful and the ribbon-well, what can I say? GORGEOUS! The paper pack is stunning.

  15. Robbie says:

    Oh my gosh!! This package is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to get this.

  16. marilyn says:

    Wow your cards are gorgeous love the color combo and ribbon. Great giveaway too .

  17. Your cards are lovely! The colors are amazing together. Loving all of these! Wonderful giveaway!

  18. Barbara says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon! Thanks for the chance to win the great goodies. Enjoy your wonderful fall weather ~ having lived just below the bridge for many years I know how beautiful this time of year is in Northern Michigan. And I miss it so!
    Barbara in SC

  19. Absolutely stunning, as usual, Sharon!!!!

  20. Sandy says:

    Sharon, your cards are absolutely beautiful! I just love the turquoise and green. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  21. Edna Rhea says:

    The cards are beautiful! Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these?

  22. Lynne says:

    I love your cards and this paper pak. The colors are gorgeous

  23. Rita says:

    OMG, yes I agree with you that paper is to die for, I luv it! Your cards are so beautiful & elegant!

  24. sharon d says:

    The cards are beautiful. Love the color combination in the paper. Thanks for the chance to win…

  25. Tara Prince says:

    Wonderful cards!! Lucious candy!!

  26. KathyK says:

    Purple and Olive are my all time favorite color combo and this is stunning!

  27. Sharon, wow, you have done it again……these cards are stunning!!! Totally breathtaking as usual!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  28. sharon l says:

    What fun this hop has been. You all are sooo talented. I’ve enjoyed myself immensely. Thank you for all your time spent running the the blog etc.
    Sharon L

  29. Susan Z says:

    This set is so beautiful… the colors are heavenly! I love your blog and you have terrific ideas!!!

  30. Catherine Kraft says:

    I love these colors and your cards are so beautifully done! Everything is so well put together and the Verve scriptures are a perfect fit.

    [email protected]

  31. Susan G says:

    Yes, that paper is to die for! Such bold lucsious colors. Great cards as usual.

  32. Betty Townsend says:

    I love your cards! Everyone is beautiful!! This is also some awesome blog candy!!

  33. Oh my! Sharon these are amazing and I love the bright bold colors of this paper. Hey, you and I used the same white roses -gmta!! Hugs,

  34. Cindy says:

    Beautiful cards. I love those colors.

  35. Debbie S says:

    Oh, Sharon, your cards are so beautiful. This new paper is gorgeous, and on my wishlist!!

  36. cristinoel says:

    Don’t you just love that paper! those are very pretty cards.

  37. Irene says:

    I love you blog! Absolutely stunning cards!
    All Kits are gorgeous!

  38. Sue D says:

    Beautiful color combo and the flowers are gorgeous.

  39. Deb Saaranen says:

    I love the trailing blossoms on these all so lovely designs!

  40. Mary Harris says:

    Oh my goodness!! Such beautiful paper! Sharon those cards are gorgeous! 🙂 I am loving the flowers too!!

  41. Charlette says:

    Wow I just love these cards Sharon! I love the colors so much! The jewel tones are great to work with and you really made each card shine on it’s own. Wonderful job as usual. Thanks so much for the chance to win some great goodies! Have a great day. TFS

  42. Terre Fry says:

    All of the rich colors from paper to ribbon just divine. love your cards.

  43. Elisse S says:

    Omigoodness, Sharon! Just gourgeous! Those plums and greens call out to me – you are so inspiring! Thank you for the opportunity to win this gorgeous kit!

  44. Lynne Phelps says:

    Wow, where have I been? This paper pad features my all-time favorite color combo! Wonderful job on the kit selections and, as always, gorgeous cards!

  45. Lynda Hill says:

    Oh, Sharon, I haven’t got my first order yet, and I know another will follow quickly. Your cards are as gorgeous as always. These colors are awesome. What a beautiful combination of verse, ribbons, and papers. Awesome! Thanks…

  46. Mary Smith says:

    What a beautiful kit! I love the color combinations.

  47. Jill MacMaster says:

    Simply beautiful, what gorgeous colors! A must have for me.

  48. Jill MacMaster says:

    Oh how I love that paper; I’d love to recreate that notebook too!

  49. Pati L says:

    I love the colors & patterns of the dp! Your cards are beautiful made with it and the flowers & bows. Thanks for the inspiration and the blog candy!

  50. Carla Suto says:

    OMGosh, Sharon! Your card set is stunning! I LOVE the new Utopia papers and the rich colors! The ribbon and roses are absolutely gorgeous! Wow!

  51. Oh that is nice blog candy!!! Love the three cards that were made and the colors coordinate so well. I’m off to blog hop!!!

  52. Jeanne Szabo says:

    Gorgeous colors! I really like the way the ribbon & flowers are showcased.

  53. Linda C. says:

    WOW! Beautiful cards using my favorite colors! Love this kit!

  54. Shirley N says:

    Your cards are so stunning! I love those DPs too, the colors are just beautiful! What a gorgeous kit!!!

  55. Oh my! The colors in the Utopia papers are divine! It’s a must have! Your cards are so stunning, Sharon 🙂

  56. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Sharon, these cards are Gorgeous!! Just stunning, love the colors, you are right those colors do it for me too!!

    Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration with us!
    Hope your Dad is continuing to do well. He is on my prayer list!

    Take Care!

  57. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    The cards are stunning. I love all of them. And the blog candy is to die for! Please, please please pick me! lol

  58. Lana Edwards says:

    The card gift set is awesome, I just love the colors you choose!! The blog candy is fabulous too!! Thanks for offering such great candy!

  59. Darlene L says:

    Lovely card and such gorgeous paper with ribbon to match. The little roses on your card is such a wonderful embellishment. Thanks for the chance to win.

  60. Angela T says:

    Beautiful and inspirational. Love the colour combination! love the paper! Love, love it all!!

  61. Luanne Ford says:

    This paper is just beautiful! I love the colors!! And your beautiful ribbons are the perfect touch. GORGEOUS!!

  62. Karen says:

    Beautiful! I love the ribbon and paper combination!

  63. Laurie P. says:

    This is such a beautiful kit, Sharon – I just love the colors together! Your cards really showcase the products beautifully – great job!

  64. Amy J says:

    so pretty! makes me want to run to my stamps and get going! thanks for inspiring us!

  65. jan m says:

    YOur bows are perfection! Nice with the Kaiserkraft papers!! Would love to win!!

  66. Mary Kunze says:

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

  67. Lynda K says:

    Lovely cards, Sharon….and the blog candy is magnificent!!!

  68. Kim Thorne says:

    I must have these papers! Your cards are luscious!! Love the color combinations!!!

  69. jenny gropp says:

    Beautiful collection and cards you put together!

  70. Fabulous kit. Those colours are totally luscious! Yum!

  71. Leigh says:

    Oh yummo. I didn’t give that paper a second look when it came out. Yep, now it’s something that’s on my want list.

  72. Janet B says:

    What a beautiful card!

  73. Beth Greco says:

    WOW!! These are fabulous. What gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Love them. I have that paper pack but haven’t cut into it yet. Now I can’t wait!! I think the paisley one is my favourite page. Simply Yummy.

  74. Betty Goodson says:

    Any friend would really be appreciative to get a set of cards like this. I know I certainly would. Must haves on these items, really lovely.

  75. Pat Schwartz says:

    Your cards are beautiful. I love this paper and matching ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win! Can’t wait to see the other designs.

  76. SueB says:

    What sweet cards … and candy to boot! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  77. Candy says:

    OH MY! How lovely these are! They are good enough to eat!!!!!

  78. Peggy Allen says:

    Great cards with wonderful Bible verses.
    God bless!

  79. Cris Cunningham says:

    LOVE these amazing cards Sharon, and those verses are my faves! xoxoxo

  80. Eleanor says:

    Amazing card! Love the bow and roses!

  81. Theresa Q says:

    These cards are so elegant and classy–love them! Those bible verses are beautiful too!

  82. Janet L. says:

    Pretty, pretty cards, Sharon! I love the elegant look of them. I’ve hopped to all the designers and have been mighty impressed with all the talent out there!

  83. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful cards, I just have to get me some of the ribbon, I love it!!!

  84. Ola says:

    Absolutely beautiful…. and what amazing blog candy!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  85. Joan Ervin says:

    Your cards are STUNNING, Sharon….what beautiful colors and papers and i love the wonderful verses…sooo elegant and inspirational!!!!

  86. Linda Duke says:

    Everyone card is just beautiful Sharon… I’m a HUGE fan of your talent. I really love those flowers, ribbon and that paper is to die for. I need to go shopping. I want all of your new kits LOL! really like the Graphic45 Halloween kit 😉

  87. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    I absolutely LOVE those colors, and I love the Bible sayings.

  88. Nancy says:

    I love the beautiful colors you used so well on your card set. These cards are amazing-I can”t imagine anyone not being thrilled to receive this gift!!!

  89. Jo R. says:

    Your cards are lovely Sharon, the colours are my favourites, and I love seeing cards with a verse as the focal point. Beautifully done!

  90. Pamela Heck says:

    Your cards are just stunning. I love the colors. Designs are just perfect. And as always the ribbon is just so elegant. I just have to get this kit.

  91. Jean says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon and some more yummy goodies to tempt us!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this gorgeous kit!

  92. Carol says:

    Gee! Would sure like to win this one…thanks for the chance…
    You come up with some amazing cards…
    Thanks for sharing…

  93. Kathy E says:

    I love the cards! I agree with you–little card sets are some of my favorite gifts for friends. With your wonderful cards as inspiration, I think I’ll go make some right now!

  94. Hilda says:

    Lovely papers and luscious ribbon! Thanks for another awesome bolg candy offering!

  95. I like these not-so-typical colors for the fall palette! And that ribbon with the ivory roses on it is just heavenly.

  96. conniemelancon says:

    Beautiful cards! I love those colors!

  97. elena says:

    These cards are gorgeous! I love how you attached the ribbon with these beautiful roses! Love the colors of the papers too; so charming!

  98. MaryBeth says:

    This is gorgeous. I love the colors and the beautiful roses add elegance to this card.

  99. Marilyn Bronson says:

    I love, love, love these colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  100. Marilyn B says:

    I love these colors. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  101. Your cards are awesome…Love the DP, colors and all the layouts…very, very, nice.

  102. Jill G. says:

    I just happened to find this site- absolutely love it! Will be a frequent visitor, and shopper, as well!

  103. JenMarie says:

    Oh how BEAUTIFUL!!!

  104. Anne G says:

    These are my favorite colors and the cards and all the items in the give-a-way are stunning!

  105. Serena says:

    Great kit! Gorgeous cards!

  106. Bonnie says:

    I love love love the papers, and your use of them in your cards. The hop has been alot of fun, and everyone had great projects.

  107. Nancy says:

    Wow…that is gorgeous paper! I hadn’t come across that one; another to add to my wish list (as if I don’t have tons already). Love your cards!

  108. Donna Sue says:

    What gor-ge-ous cards Sharon! I absolutely LOVE these papers–my favorite colors. And the rest of the giveaway is awesome too. Thanks for the chance to WIN!!

  109. NanaBeth says:

    So how come I didn’t realize you had a blog? Probably because I always go straight to the store-now I have bookmarked your blog and will be returning for more incredible inspiration. Your design team is just amazing-I can’t wait to get started on the things I saw along the hop. Thank you!

  110. Lori C says:

    Gorgeous cards – those color are just stunning! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

  111. Jerri Kay says:

    You’ve outdone yourself Sharon, these cards are absolutely gorgeous! What a fabulous kit . . . l love these colors together . . . stunning!

  112. such a gorgeous set of cards!!!!

  113. Beate says:

    Oh, I love the paper kit and your cards are gorgeous!


  114. Aga says:

    Beautiful cards, love the colors and designs! And the these paper are jus gorgeous!

  115. Kelly G says:

    What a beautiful kit!!

  116. SJ says:

    Beautiful! Colors are wonderful together.

  117. Pat Austin says:

    Love this collection beautiful color.

  118. Meda says:

    I really like this kit too and the card set idea is great. Fast to make and we have all the supplies on hand.

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  120. I have enjoyed visiting your blog tonight and I know I might be alittle late for the hop, I wanted to let you know that I love your ribbons, bows and flowers. I loved the color combo you chose for your cards. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win your mystery blog candy.

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