Oct 12 2010

Stamp Simply HOP – It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year!

Welcome to the OctoberStamp SimplyRibbon StoreBlog Hop. Today we ARE celebrating that wonderful time of the year — winter, Christmas, gift giving — all that the coming months entail.So glad you could join us. Please read to the end of this post fordetails on the Blog Candy Offering.

My project for today has many pieces, but came together incredibly quickly! And please note, there isnot one stamped image on this project — it’s totally a paper-crafting project made with one of the new K & Company Christmas Kits I’ve put together- the Yuletide Kit. I tried to use a portion of each item contained in the Kit to give you a close up view of how gorgeous all these items are. Let’s start with my boxes:

Please note ALL items shown on this post were made using the contents of the

Stamp Simply K & Company Yuletide KIT

Click link above for pricing of all items as a KIT or individually.

I love these tall and lean boxes! I’ve made them before, but not for many years. I’ll give the how-to on these boxes on another post another time astime is getting short on me here tonight. I usedsheets of Yuletide 12 x 12 for these boxes. The tallest box measures about 9″ high and the box base requires a full 12 x 12 sheet. I just made a simple box bottom and box top, added a bit of ribbon and a tag — done in no time! My full sized Scor-It Scor Board was used for all the scoring.

Here I just wanted you to see how I adhered the 5/8″ Scalloped Satin to the bottom edge of the box top using Scor-Tape. It makes a pretty line of definition between the box top and bottom. The ribbon going up the boxes is the 1″ Stitched Satin. I hung on tags from the TAG PAD in the Kit.

This is a trio of cards I made using my go-to layout and the tags from the Tag Pad for the focal image. They are topped with the Adhesive Chipboard Stickers. In some cases I have also added Kaiser Rhinestones for a bit more glitz! I am LOVING these non-traditional Christmas colors!

Just a closeup of one of the cards. The paper used on these 3 cards is from the 18-sheet Designer Mat Pad. The Tags are elevelated on dimensionals. This is the Rose100% Silk Ribbon — soooo pretty!

Here’s another similar card. This is Celery 100% Silk and all bows on all projects today are single bows made on the largest legs of the Bow Easy.

And here’s the third. There are 24 Tags in the pad. One could certainly whip up 24 cards of this nature rather quickly!

Here’s another trio of cards made with the 18-sheet Die Cut Cardmaking Pad — GOSH, this is one fun pad! I could create all day with this pad and it’s lovely die cut curved edge.

This is a gift card or money holder usingthe Die Cut Sheets. There is a pocket inside and the flap is held closed with Velcro. My Chipboard Sticker is mounted on a couple of designer papers circles cut with my Spellbinders Nesties Circles.

This is my favorite card in this project. I love this paisley print and I love the Mauve 100% Silk Ribbon. This card is made using just the Die Cut Pad. The card top is not as long as the bottom, allowing for the exposed bottom – it’s quick and easy and looks SO pretty! The die used on this and the next card is from Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

This card combines paper from the Die Cut Pad and the Designer Mat Pad and of course the Chipboard Stickers.

And last but not least, I just pulled 6 of the tags out of the Tag Pad and strung the 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon through the holes. They are all set to tie onto a bag handle. I love using plain brownhandled gift bags at Christmas, and these will be perfect on them! Instant tags and as pretty as can be – who KNEW it could be so easy!

You can view all KITS available here.

You can view all ribbons available here.

You can view individual paper pads, supplies and stamps here.

You can view all tools used here.

To order from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, just email me at [email protected]with your lists, your state/zip OR country, and I’ll get back to you with an invoice.


For this month’s Blog Candy, the winner will be able to select $50 of ribbon of their choosing from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. This gift must be redeemed by October 31, 2010.

To enter just leave your comments. This will again be a Mystery Candy, meaning we don’t know from which Blog it will be selected, so leaving comments on ALL participating Blogs will greatly increase your chances. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m EST on Friday, 10/15, and the winner will be announced sometime on Saturday.

Here’s the link list for all the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team projects. I KNOW you’ll enjoy them:

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

Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner

Barb Schram

Deb Saaranen

Linda Duke

Thanks for joining us!!!


A few announcements:

I am experiencing some blog issues and I am not able toadd product tomy STAMPS AND SUPPLIES page which you access by clicking the TAB above the blog header. So, for lack of a better place to put them, I’d like tomention a few new items here for now:

The Chipboard Stockings that Deb Saaranen used on her project today (linked above) are by Kaisercraft, they come 5 to a pack and sell for $8.99. They have holes in the top to string your ribbon or cordings through to create your garland and the toppers are separate pieces from the stocking itself. They can be used strung together as a garland OR separately. Fun!!! These stockings are good sized — about 8″ tall and 6″ across the foot!!!


I have some Martha Stewart Baker’s Twine in stock. It comes in6 packs, either solid or striped. Each darling little6 pack sells for $3.99.


(Photo coming)

And at last I have my CLEAR BOXES in stock! I get so many emails asking how I mail my cards. Well, I use these Clear Boxes both to store AND mail my cards. They offer perfectly clearstorage to protect your gorgeous creations at home. For mailing you can slip yourCLEAR BOX into a bag OR you can just create a mailing label for your CLEAR BOX and send it through the mail as is. I’ll show you in a post later this week.

I am selling the CLEAR BOXES packaged in groups of 25. I have them sized to fit the standard A2 cardsas well as the A6 cards. These boxes will accomodate the ENVELOPES in these sizes as well. They are 5/8″ thick. This thickness allows the easy insertion of a *highly embellished* card, or a set of flatter cards with their envelopes. It’s the PERFECT presentation for a gift set of cards! These boxes come to you flat and easily fold into shape.


A2 Size (Box Measures 4 1/2 x 5/8 x 5 7/8) – $10.00

A6 Size (Box Measures 4 7/8 x 5/8 x 6 5/8) – $12.00

I want to add that the A6 size is a size I’ve really been enjoying and using a lot of late. It’s just a bit larger than our standard A2, but gives me just a little more room, which I like! I purchase the A6 envelopes from Wal-Mart. They are called Invitation Envelopes and they hold a 4 x 6 photo, a total bonus as the Christmas season approaches and we all share family photos with our cards! Nowwith these CLEAR BOXES I can make up some A6 sized gift sets!!! One of my favorite projects!!!


JustRite Stampers- I have received Friendship Nested Sentiments and Sympathy Nested Sentiments in stock $14.95 each. I absolutely LOVE each set in the Nested Sentiment series — so beautifully scripted. And I do have a real fondness for Sympathy Sets — can’t WAIT to use this one. I need to replenish my supply of sympathy cards.

And have you heard the HUGE JustRite News? They have now added a new CLING line to their ever growing inventory. YES, deeply-etched, red cling rubber stamps. The first 5 sets should be shipping out in just a few days or a week. I’m happy to take your orders! Hereis the first set:

Set of 15 Cling stamps – $19.95

Deeply Etched Red Rubber
Mounted on static cling foam
Includes 8.5 x 5.5 storage panel
Easy to store
Clings to any acrylic block
Easy repositioning

Watch for the rest to be added as they are revealed by JustRite!


And I think that will about do it — sorry for the lengthy post, but until I resolve my issues with that page, this was my next best bet!

Enjoy the HOP and have a GREAT autumn week! See you soon!

98 responses so far

98 Responses to “Stamp Simply HOP – It’s a Wonderful Time of the Year!”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Fabulous designs Sharon, love the two new kits, they’re fabulous!

  2. Oh my, these are so pretty…….and I love this paper……I have to have those tags…..I am using brown paper and brown bags for Christmas this year…..thank you for sharing….

  3. barb schram says:

    Spectacular, Sharon! LOVE all your work, my you have been busy! Can’t wait to get my hands on that Baker’s string, and new papers!

  4. Oh my! When you stamp, you do it BIG! These are spectacular, Sharon. Now I want the Yuletide and the boxes and the twine and and and…. You sold me! 🙂

  5. Monika/buzsy says:

    Fabulous kit. Love the gorgeous vintage papers… and the pretty ribbons. Lovely samples! :o)

  6. Marilyn says:

    My Sharon those cards are gorgeous and I love the new K&Com. Christmas paper pks. Can’t wait to get some of them. Thanks for a chance to win some candy

  7. Mary Kunze says:

    As always your projects are great!!

  8. Sharon Williamson says:

    Oh, how gorgeous these papers are. I do love K & Company paper products and always love seeing your designs. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy.

  9. Carla Suto says:

    Oh, Sharon! Your holiday projects are absolutely divine! I love the kit you’ve created! The papers and ribbons and other items are gorgeous and you’ve given so many inspiring ideas on how to use them!

  10. Jamie McCann says:

    The boxes are gorgeous! I can’t wait for the how to’s!

  11. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! That’s about all I can say! plus GORGEOUS!

  12. GOR-JUS projects, Sharon 🙂 The JR cling sets are fabby and I think I ‘have to have’ some of those chipboard stockings to create with this holiday season {giggle}!!!!!

  13. Bev J. says:

    Love all your pretty projects-your work is wonderful!!

  14. Brenda E says:

    Wow – great items – I have got to get an order together for some of these things. What size are those chipboard stockings? Love those.

  15. Sandy calder says:

    WOW!! What absolutely gorgeous projects!! The holiday kit is a must have I think, off to take a peek:) Thanks for the inspiration and the chance at ‘candy’!!

  16. sharon d says:

    Wow-Love all your holiday projects. The papers are goregous.

  17. Lynn G. says:

    Wow!!! The boxes, tags, the mauve silk ribbon.. well the WHOLE post…one project is just as gorgeous as the next!

  18. Edna Rhea says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love doing just papercrafts when my brain needs a rest.

  19. Bobbie Duran says:

    Just love the way you used the Nestablities dies. I have a few and just love them. Those new papers a gorgeous and love the ideas.

  20. Deb Saaranen says:

    Gorgeous papers, gorgeous designs! What fun kits…so easy, so elegant!

  21. Susan G says:

    Oh my! So much wonderful stuff to take in! I love the boxes and the card sets. The tag pad looks interesting. Can’t wait to hop along and see what the others have planned. Your hops are always so wonderful.

  22. Charlette says:

    Sharon, You were a very busy girl! Love every single card. I am so glad I just ordered both of the new Christmas papers. Everything is just beautiful. Love the boxes and the tags. Lots of great idea’s for upcoming Christmas card making TFS Have a great day.

  23. mary R. says:

    I started to order this kit when I placed my order this weekend. I feel another order coming on!

  24. Darla says:

    Your projects are just fabulous, the papers, the ribbons, all so gorgeous!!

  25. Oh my! These all are sooo stunning Sharon! Wow! I can nearly smell Christmas looking at your gorgeous creations, lol!

  26. These are amazing! Love your work, and these kits are awesome!

  27. Oh, Sharon, so happy to see you make more of these wonderful boxes…I have made many of the ones that hold that one small jar candle…remember that one you shared maybe a year or two back? Your cards and tags are wonderful as well and I really, really love that crinkle ribbon…gorgeous!! Keep those beautiful creations coming!! Hugs, Sabrina

  28. Darlene L says:

    As always your talent blows me away. I’m such a happy subscriber to your blog. Have a great rest of the week.

  29. WOWeee! These are fabulous! I love the idea of using tags on cards. What a perfect set of Christmas cards!

  30. Mary W. says:

    Oh you are such an enabler!! Love this paper!!! The boxes are beautiful!

  31. Elle Kasban says:

    Simply Stunning! It takes my breath away!

  32. Debbie S says:

    Oh, all of your cards are so beautiful. I am so happy you used the Yuletide pads, as I wanted to see the designs. They are gorgeous!!

  33. Marisa says:

    Your projects are gorgeous as always, Sharon.

  34. Shirley says:

    So many beautiful projects, love the blog hops

  35. Linda M says:

    I just love your cards – the design is so classic, and the non-traditional colors provide a touch of sass! Eye-catching!

  36. Lynda Hill says:

    Remember when I told you I would have another order soon, well it’s on its way, LOL! This posting is all absolutely gorgeous. I’m so glad I found you, Sharon. Thanks for enabling, too, LOL!!

  37. Barb says:

    I love the whole shabang! Love the colors – reminds me of shabby chic and the fact that everything is so co-ordinated. Wonderful ideas! TFS

  38. sharon l says:

    What a great hop! The K & Co papers are beautiful. Love those stockings. And the clear box with the hanging ornament is wonderful
    Sharon L

  39. Traci S. says:

    Dear Sharon~

    Wow! You have shared some amazing things here! I love the elegant look of the tall boxes…it would be so funny to roll up a tshirt and put it in there!

    I really, really, out of everything you made here…love the cards with the tags attached. They look more like frames to me. I really like the whole look a lot.

    Please know that your efforts are being appreciated…and copied if allowed…all over the world. I love what you have done!

    I would be so blessed to be a first time winner! (I have played, but I have not one just yet!~)

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  40. Janet L. says:

    Beautiful projects with gorgeous materials! You never cease to amaze me, Sharon, with your talents and inspirations. Thank you so.

  41. Pati L says:

    Wow! Very pretty Christmas papers, lovely colors. You did a beautiful job showcasing them with your gorgeous ribbon bows!

  42. Darlene Gabriel says:

    What luscious paper, ribbon, tags etc. I love all the projects you created showing us the versatility of this kit too. The cards with the tags on them are beautiful! As always your bows are gorgeous.

  43. DeniseB says:

    Gorgeous samples! Beautiful papers and the ribbon and bows look so elegant! Lovely!
    Off to hop and see all the other creations!

  44. silvia haynes says:

    Wow!! LOVE the new products!! Off hopping I will go….

  45. Your kits are so beautiful for the Holiday season. Would love to receive a card from those kits. Thank you for the inspiriation.

  46. Stacie says:

    Wonderful cards!!

  47. The baker’ twine looks like a ton of fun. I just love your store! The ribbon you used on your cards is totally yummy!

  48. Kara says:

    Wow! I just discovered your site a few day ago and find myself coming several times a day. I was just ready to put in an order, now I have to add some things. Thanks so much for all your artistry.

  49. Rhonda Z says:

    So pretty!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  50. Jan says:

    What wonderful projects! And, I love all the new stuff–so many choices…

  51. Rosie Waldt says:

    Love, love love your work, as usual, Sharon. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  52. Shirley N says:

    OMGosh Sharon, everything is just gorgeous! To think it can all be done so easily with your beautiful sets. You are such an inspiration, thanks for a fun blog hop!

  53. Natalie says:

    your cards are so beautiful! the ribbon and the K& Co. papers are so beautiful!!

  54. Monique says:

    What fab projects.Your blog is always and inspiration to visit.. Thanks for the fun blog hop 🙂

  55. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – Hopped through all of the projects and I must say you have gathered quite a group of very talented people as designers. So enjoyed each and every hop. Also thank you for the very generous opportunity to win!


  56. Jean says:

    I have loved all the projects along the way on the blog hop – totally enjoyed the hopping! I can describe your projects in one word – beautiful!!! I am tossing up as to which set of papers I like best and I think I know now and will be adding to my order!

  57. Pat S says:

    Sharon, I love your creativity. Your cards and tags are yummy. I love all your papers and the way you designed non-traditional holiday cards!

  58. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    I simply love the whole total package! Simply gorgeous! Enough said! You continue to amaze me with your talent!

  59. Linda Duke says:

    Oh Sharon… I love every piece. You are simply amazing and so talented. Gorgeous.

  60. laura huffman says:

    wow, get those creative juices flowing. love all of it. thanks so much for your inspiration.

  61. TEri says:

    Wow! Such beauty all on one blog!!! These are PERFECT!! I LOVE the Christmas paper and the beautiful bows. You are an expert at matching things up!! Love your kits too!!

  62. Dee N says:


    You keep twisting my arm with all your beautiful projects…I just have to try them, of course. The projects are all gorgeous and I can hardly wait for my supplies to arrive. Love, love, love that kit.

  63. What lovely creations these are! Love the warmth and the colours and how easy you made these. Those ribbons certainly are a perfect touch! Gorgeous!

  64. Susan Z says:

    Hi Sharon- Your items are beautiful, as usual… I wouldn’t have expected anything less! I can’t wait to visit the other blogs.

  65. Donna G says:

    Hi Sharon,
    These products are beautiful, and the projects you made with them are, too! I look forward to your box tutorial. Thank you for sharing these ideas and projects.

  66. Linda C. says:

    WOW Sharon! Your cards & boxes are absolutely gorgeous! Please stop this enabling….I want it all!!

  67. Those holiday projects are FABULOUS, Sharon – and the coordinating ribbons just take them to the next level of stunning! Thanks for sharing with us!

  68. Mary Anne K. says:

    The beauty of the projects you create each month is almost overwhelming! Thanks for all you share with us.

  69. Lorraine M. says:

    Lovely creations, Sharon! I may NEED some of those tags… in an order before Christmas! LOL!

  70. Carol Burnette says:

    Sharon, your work is lovely! The simplicity adds to the sophistication. Your use of color, texture, and pattern is “spot-on”. Your’s has become my fovorite blog!

  71. Wow how lovely! And the prize this month is amazing too!
    Silly me accidentally got my dates mixed up and entered into last months blog hop, and didnt realise until the very last page! I guess thats what comes of hopping on my first day of having a blog….
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂 x

  72. Sue D says:

    Wow–great samples from this kit!

  73. Ola Jaggers says:

    OMGosh what gorgeous samples! I’m loving the tall boxes…. and all of these papers are amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  74. Kathy E says:

    The cards are amazing but I especially love the tall boxes–now I’m anxiously awaiting your instructions for those! Thank you for a wonderful blog!

  75. Sylvia says:

    What beautiful colors used in your new projects. Beautiful tags and your new items are great. Thanks for sharing

  76. Beautiful cards and silk ribbon, love it all!!!!

  77. Leigh says:

    You’ve done it again Sharon. I’m sold. lol Gorgeous cards and projects.

  78. Meda says:

    Lovely new products and I just adore those tags you made. They are so classy!

  79. Amber Joy says:

    Love, love those cards! That paper is so yummy and those bows…. oh my!!! I can never get my bows to look like yours no matter how hard I try and I have the bow easy. I think I need one on one lessons next time you are in the area! 😉

  80. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, love your papers, and love the projects you did with them. The ribbons are so pretty.

  81. Jen Clark says:

    Wow, wow wow!!!! I am utterly amazed at all the things you were able to create in such a short amount of time!!!!! And they are all GORGEOUS!!! I have had your store bookmarked for months, intending to place an order as soon as I have some $$, and obviously that still hasn’t happened…but WOW, I am just in awe of this entire post!!!

  82. Kathyc on SCS says:

    Oh my goodness, your cards and tags and boxes are all so gorgeous! What an amazing display!
    Kathy Camasso

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  84. Anita says:

    Gorgeous projects! I’m going to try that box. Curious as to why you prefer the Scor-It to the Scor Pal for scoring your boxes? Is it the deeper score lines? Loved all the blog projects on this hop!

  85. Lisa Brown says:

    You never cease to amaze me! Your cards and tags are BEAUTIFUL! And, love that box…thanks for the how-to! Hugs, Lisa

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  94. […] This is a trio of cards that comes from a set of about 12 – 15 coordinated pieces, all using the Yuletide KIT I preparedincluding papers byK & Company along with a variety ofMayArts ribbons and embellishments. This was a NO STAMP project, and they are fun to do sometimes! You can seeall the other pieces to the set here. […]

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  97. 1st order. Hope doing right. Want to order 1 pkg – 25 ea of A6 clear boxes. Thanks..

    Kay Brassfield
    1974 S Hidden Hills Pkwy
    Stone Mtn, GA 30088-4013

    [email protected]

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