Nov 02 2010

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop

Holiday Crafting Made Easy with a Stamp Simply Kit — Today our Designers will be showing you some fun holiday projects using a variety of the Stamp Simply Kits.

Project above made by Michelle Woerner.

If you aren’t familiar with our Stamp Simply Kits well, that’s just what they are — Kits I’ve put together for purchase as one unit. I start with a pad of designer paper and select ribbon and sometimes other embellishments to coordinate with and compliment the paper. So one purchase gets you paper with ribbon andembellishments that are guaranteed to match. The guess work is gone! You get a nice selection of coordinated items so you can begin crafting right away! All of the Stamp Simply Kits are listed on this page. Additionally, all items in the kits are also available individually.

And YES, we have a Blog Candy offering today, so please read to the end of this post for those details!

All product links will also be after all project photos.

And here’s my project for today, using gorgeous vintage inspired papers by Webster’s Pages in a Kit I’ve put together – The Stamp Simply Sweet Santa Kit – $37.00:

I made a card and decorated a chipboard stocking — FUN!!! I just can’t get enough of mixing and matching the luscious papers that come in the Webster’s Pages packs. Add in a few pretties and I am one happy camper!

This card was very quick and easy. I hold true to my feelings that Christmas cards have to be easy — if they aren’t, I’ll never get them done! This card is a size I enjoy of late – 6″ x 4.5″. I like 6″ as it allows me to completely cover the front with 1 sheet of 6″ designer paper. I’ve been avoiding a lot of matting these days. I like the *matless* look, plus it’s a lot quicker to make!

This size card fits into the envelopes I get at Wal-Mart called Invitation Envelopes. They are large enough to also hold a 4 x 6 photo, which is a real bonus at Christmas time when we all share photos!

I also have the Clear Boxes to hold this size card – it’s the A6 size. I also have them in our standard US A2 size. Clear Boxes are the perfect solution for cards with bulk or when you want to protect that perfect bow! They can be used either for mailing or for storage at home to protect your creations, and they are PERFECT for housing a gift set of cards you’d like to present as a gift!

My card has an Ivory Silk Bow made on the Bow Easy, a Prima Fairytale Rose in French White and the *I Believe* sentiment from Christmas Nested Sentiments by JustRite. I thought the *I Believe* was just perfect with the tinySanta on this paper.

I had good intentions to make 3 cards today, but time is my constant enemy and only 1 card got completed. I’ll do the others another day. But what I wanted to show you here is how I like to just take advantage of these pretty sheets of paper. They truly *make* the card, so I don’t have to do a whole lot more – LOL! To finish off the card I just added a bow, a rose and a tag.

I again used my go-to set for Christmas sentiments for the inside. Don’t know what I’d do without Christmas Nested Sentiments by JustRite. It requires the Clear Rectangle Stamper by JustRite — being clear I can see through to properly place my sentiment each time.

A JustRite Sale: I just noticed that JustRite is running a sale of 25% OFF on all CHRISTMAS stamps in the Orinigal line, NOT the new cling. I am happy to honor those sale prices in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. This sale runs though November 15, while supplies last.

This is one Chipboard Stocking that comes in a pack of 5. They are by Kaisercraft and sell for $8.99 for the pack of 5. They are intended to be strung together to form a Christmas garland (see Deb’s garland here), but I loved the idea of just using one. This could be a door hanger, wall decor or wouldn’t it make a lovely little teacher gift this season! And with 5 to a pack it makes for a very reasonably priced gift item. I traced my stocking onto the designer paper and cut out, then adhered to the chipboard using Mod Podge. These stockings are fairly large being 8″ high and 6″ across the foot. Adding in my ribbon hanger, it is 11.5″ high.

I took advantage of a scrap leftover from the cards for the scalloped top. The top scalloped piece is separate from the stocking itself. I glued them together for this stocking afer they were both covered. The holes are pre-drilled. I just covered right over the holes and the punch in my Cropodile was the perfect size to punch the holes after the paper was adhered– just perfect! The ribbon I used for the hanger on top is not included in the Sweet Santa Kit. It is my new 1.5″ Wrinkled Ribbon in Burgundy and was the perfect size and weight to serve as a hanger.

Here I used the 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon in the Kit and some Prima Fairytale Roses in French White. The ribbon is wrapped around the stocking and hand tied into a bow.

I just traced the toe and heal and cut the curved shape and adhered them on top. There is also a strip of the 1/2″ Olive Wrinkled Ribbon. This was a totally fun project to make!!!

All items available from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

To order just emailme at [email protected] with your list and your state/zip OR country and I’ll get back to you with an invoice. Thanks!

You can see all KITS here.

You can view all ribbons available here.

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

You can see the NEW JustRite Cling Stamps here.

You can view all toolsused here.

You can see/read about the CLEAR BOXES here and here.

You can view Verve stamps here.

You can view Wordsworth stamps here.

You can view Primas here.

PLEASE NOTE: I am expecting out of town, over-night visitors shortly after this post goes live. I may not get to acknowledging and invoicing your orders until VERY late tonight. All orders WILL be processed in the order of receipt recieved. Please have patience with me today — THANK YOU SO MUCH!


As usual, our Stamp Simply Blog Hop has a Blog Candy offering! Today’s offering is a selection of quality May Arts red and white ribbon with a value of well over$50.00. For a chance to win, just leave comments on all Blogs participating. This will be a Mystery Candy, meaning we don’t know from which Blog the winner will be selected, so leaving comments on ALL blogs gives you the best chance of winning. The winner will be selected on Friday night, 11/5/10, at 6 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced sometime on Saturday.

Now please be sure to check out all the wonderful projects prepared by The Stamp Simply Design Team and remember, commenting on ALL participating blogs greatly increases your chances towin the Blog Candy being offered!

Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (You are Here)

Claudia Rosa – Our Special Guest Designer for November

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen

Barb Schram

Linda Duke

Holly McMillen


Thank you all so much for stopping in and hopping along with us today. Hope you enjoyed all the Design Team projects and that you find something to inspire you to get busy with your paper crafting projects!!! Have a wonderful week ahead!

108 responses so far

108 Responses to “Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog Hop”

  1. Debby says:

    Gorgeous card and set.That paper is beautiful!!

  2. barb schram says:

    Your creations today are so inspiring, Sharon! I love the way you use those designers papers! Enjoy your company!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    This is so totally adorable Sharon! The stocking takes the prize, absoltuely love it!

  4. Sharon Williamson says:

    I am always so inspired to make cards after reading your posts. The papers are beautiful and the ribbons to die for. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. What lovely projects, all of them!!

  6. Love those cards. I really like the stocking banner idea. After I get a few projects finished I will be ordering the stocking. Thank you for a lovely post.

  7. So Pretty!!!!! I love this kit…..

  8. Marilyn Bronson says:

    I luv your gorgeous cards. What a great idea to use the full 6″ paper by adjusting the size of the card. I too need quick to get them done!

  9. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    As always, you’ve done a beautiful job. I love the card and the stocking both. Gorgeous paper!!!

  10. chaun says:

    Wow! What cool stuff!

  11. Selma says:

    What gorgeous projects. The Webster’s Pages and trim are to die for.

  12. velta says:

    I love your simple, but elegant style Sharon!! All of these cards are just beautiful and the papers and ribbon you chose are perfect!!

  13. Sylvia says:

    The color and layout in this are beautiful. Love your cards and the chipboard stocking is adorable. The Maya Arts Ribbons are totally gorgeous.
    All of your DT have displayed some truly beautiful designs. Always so fun to stop by.
    Thanks for your great blog spot.

  14. Karen H says:

    Oh Sharon, I love these new Webster’s pages. That stocking is AWESOME!!!

  15. Cindy Lou says:

    I love the color combos of the DP! And of course simplicity is the key for me when it comes to getting cards out. Love to make some lavish, but the majority need to be quick and easy since we send out over 200 cards each year. The Christmas themed ribbons are a “sweet” deal as well. Thanks for the opportunity to play!

  16. Bev J. says:

    Love the stocking you created-gorgeous papers. tfs

  17. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous projects, Sharon! I love the card designs with the Webster’s Pages and that chipboard stocking is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Edna Rhea says:

    Love the papers used in these projects. And the projects themselves, of course!

  19. Amy J says:

    I always love your projects, I am a ribbon freak, so your projects really speak to me!

  20. Susan Z says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon!!! Those stockings are the cutest… makes me want to make some… uh oh… do I feel another order coming on?

  21. Ginger says:

    Your creations are so beautiful and elegant. I’m glad you offer kits so we can appear to be as creative as you are!

  22. Claudia says:

    What a terrific set, Sharon! LOVE what texture and interest you were able to achive just with your clever layering of pattern paper.
    your Santa boot is just fabulous
    thanks for having my this month

  23. luanne ford says:

    Thank you for reminding me that you don’t need to cover up the wonderful designer papers that are available these days! Your projects prove that point! They are wonderful!!

  24. Charlette says:

    Sharon, Your card and stocking are just wonderful. You are so right the paper really does make the card. No need for alot of stamping and embellishments. I will be keeping this in mind as I begin my Christmas card making. Ok you have convinced me to get the JustRite Christmas Nested Sentiments! Thanks for the chance to win those wonderful ribbons! You know I love ribbon! TFS

  25. Michele Burnard says:

    Sharon –

    Love your card and stocking. So simple, yet elegant. Thanks for your wonderful ideas.

  26. Marisa says:

    Your projects are amazing, Sharon! Gorgeous cards too. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  27. Tara Prince says:

    I love the stocking!!

  28. Alex says:

    WOW~ Love the projects and so GLAD I clicked the link from SCS. I have never known about your store and so far, loving what I see for kits. Expecially the RIBBON!!!!!

  29. Sharon! This set of cards and stocking is why you are my IDOL! Such perfection in perfectly placing the pattern paper, enhancing the paper designs with the punched strips. The stocking has the right amount of papers, ribbon and flowers. I love them all! Hugs,

  30. Lynda Hill says:

    Ooohhh, Sharon, you and Webster, what a wonderful combination! Of course, you make everything even better…love your cards and adorable sock. I feel another order coming really soon…….LOL!! Thanks again.

  31. Glenda says:

    This is phenomenal! Great colours and papers! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the blog candy.

  32. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Sharon, I love your card and stocking. Love these papers. I really love how you use the ribbon, bow and flowers to enhance the gorgeous paper, but you don’t over power it. I’m off to follow the hop now – thanks for offering this gorgeous blog hop candy – wow!

  33. Monique says:

    Beautiful card!! I {heart your stocking}.. So many Christmas Ideas!!

  34. Deb Saaranen says:

    Your sock is just adorable Sharon! Are they not super fun to play with?

  35. Paula says:

    lovely makes Sharon – you have been really busy.

    Paula, Derbyshire UK

    x x x

  36. Pat S says:

    These designer papers are awesome. Love you “easy” card designs. What inspiration!

  37. conniemelancon says:

    I love the stocking and think it would make a great teachers gift!

  38. Sandie Luck says:

    OH! JOY JOY JOY!!! Your Christmas stocking idea is so very lovely!!! The pieced look brings out the best in the paper designs so nicely! What gorgeous ribbon you are presenting as a give-away! SO GENEROUS!
    Blessings and joy of the season……~Sandie

  39. Susan G says:

    That paper is simply gorgeous! What quick and striking cards you’ve made with it. The stocking is really cute. My grandaughter would love that! Your collections of red and white ribbons for the prize is wonderful. Sure hope I’m lucky this time around.

  40. Peggy Allen says:

    Love the cards and stocking.
    God bless!

  41. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful cards and I love the stocking . The papers are gorgeous and you have coordinated everything so well.
    Thanks for a chance to win so beautiful ribbons

  42. Diana Downey says:

    What beautiful paper!!! And the stocking is sooooo cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win such great blog candy!

  43. Shazza says:

    fabulous creations, thanks for the chance to win x

  44. l hamon says:

    What a wonderful project, love the papers and that stocking is just gorgeous too, the ribbon candy just makes my mouth water. lol.

  45. Kim P says:

    Such stunning Christmas projects!! The collection of red & white ribbon is terrific blog candy!!

  46. Helen says:

    I just love what you have done for the christmas cards and the stocking! you are truely a talented lady!!

  47. Barb Shelton says:

    These are sooooooo cute. Do you have problems using those “roses” and mailing them? Don’t they go flat or cause “extra” postage because of the puff in an envie?? Thanks for sharing…I want to buy it all. lol!!

  48. Debbie S says:

    Oh, Sharon, your cards and stocking are just beautiful. The papers are gorgeous!

  49. Pati L says:

    Wow, what easy yet beautiful cards! I’m with you, it needs to be easy otherwise they won’t get done (and they don’t usually for me). The blog candy looks yummy!

  50. Denimo : ) says:

    What wonderful projects!! That paper is gorgeous! Thanks for a good old hop for a chance at some ribbon! : )

  51. Amanda R says:

    I am so getting in the christmas mood looking at all this inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

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  53. Traci Major says:

    Sharon, you always give me such great ideas, I used your baby card with the Webster’s pages just recently on my blog. Combining papers and knowing sizes has challenged me, but you’ve made it much more simple!
    These cards are all lovely, and the stocking is beautiful with all your added touches! Thanks for sharing all your tips of the trade with us!

  54. Peggy Biggs says:

    WOW you’ve been BUSY! Every thing looks so nice. These are just wonderful projects. TFS…..

  55. marcelle says:

    I just adore the stocking. You have such a great eye for color and detail, I always leave visiting you with my jaw dropped to the ground. Wonderful job.

  56. sharon l says:

    I love your card! I have a thing for snowmans. Your team is sooo talented. I alway enjoy your blog hops.
    Sharon L

  57. conny says:

    Love your creations, especially the christmas stockings . Thank you for the great blog candy and the chance to win this wonderful ribbons. BTW Ive an address in the States. Im from Germany
    hugs and smiles Conny

  58. Shirley N says:

    OMGOSH, your cards and stockings are GORGEOUS–beautiful creations and so inspiring!!! I am so impressed that with the right paper, ribbon, sentiment and embellie, a card can be made in minutes, thanks so much for the inspiration and a wonderful blog hop!

  59. Oh my goodness, such beautiful projects! I always love popping in here, so much inspiration. You know, I really like the “matless” look too. And that chipboard stocking is adorable!

  60. Angelique van Maris says:

    Very nicely done!!!!!
    Love the x-massy colours. I would be very please to have a chance to play with the ribbons too.


  61. Charlene Dahlberg says:

    Love these cards and am crazy about the stocking.As soon as I look at all the ceative entrees- I will email my order – thanks so much for the inspiration

  62. Deanna Collins says:

    I love your projects, especially that adorable stocking! You just have a knack for creating things that really stand out! Keep up all the great work. The ribbon pack looks amazing. Thanks for a chance to win them.

  63. Mary Mac says:

    Fab creations Sharon – I’m ‘daft’ about your Christmas card WOW.
    Great blog candy, I’m off on the hop now!

    Mary Mac

  64. Lynda says:

    Beautiful projects Sharon as usual.

  65. Toni K says:

    WoooooooW!!!!!! These are so beautiful! Outstanding!

  66. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Yummy, Yummy!!! love all of your products Sharon!

  67. Traci S. says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I see what you mean about the paper making the card. That paper is so pretty! And, that tag with the sentiment is wonderful also!

    Thank you for offering such beautiful and generous blog candy each month! It makes visiting everyone’s blog even more exciting!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.
    I hope you will find the time to
    visit us.

  68. Tracy Gavloski says:

    These cards are gorgeous! I love all your kits-what a fantastic idea! The ribbon is to die for.

  69. Beautiful and elegant cards Sharon! These Webster papers are the gorgeous. And I really love the stocking. I love how you can create something that is simple but let’s the designer papers really shine – so often they can be hidden under layers and we miss all that loveliness – but not on your cards – they are always simply beautiful.

    Thank you for the chance to win the gorgeous ribbons 🙂

  70. Linda C. says:

    Webster’s Pages makes gorgeous cards! Love that stocking!

  71. Sandy calder says:

    Oh my, wonderful projects and wonderful goodies!! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  72. DeniseB says:

    Great projects! Love that stocking!

  73. Sue D says:

    Very pretty card and love the stocking!!

  74. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Love the stocking and the card! Such rich colors. The stocking is just really cute. I had to check out the garland…family members would fight for each one if they were real stockings! Simply gorgeous says it all! Thanks for sharing.

  75. Such beautiful creations!!!!!!!

    Huggies ~


  76. Jean says:

    Oh how much I love your work!! You have me sold on this kit now!! Those cards may be simple to make but they are just so striking and beautiful! Thank you so much for another opportunity to win gorgeous ribbon!!

  77. Jessica S. says:

    I really like the patterned papers in this kit. Very pretty. And your ribbon is always beautiful.

  78. Oh’ my goodness Sharon. You’re creations are so beautiful. It just blows me away to see how you come up with such beautiful combination’s. This is my first visit and I’m looking forward to coming back again.

    Thanks for letting me peek in on your blog hop and a chance to win that beautiful ribbon.

    Hugs…Tracy 🙂
    [email protected]

  79. Gail Schoolcraft says:

    Sharon, I love the stocking!! What a novel decoration, and the card is lovely, too. Your papers and ribbons are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Gail S.

  80. Pat Phillips says:

    These ideas are just beautiful…thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

  81. Cyprus Anne says:

    Wow what a wonderful site. I have only just found you and your ribbons look gorgeous.


  82. Kathie says:

    I love this stocking – adorable and very creative. Thanks for the chance to win great ribbon!

  83. Teri says:

    Oh, such beauty all in one blog!!! GORGEOUS!! Love them all.

  84. laura huffman says:

    that stocking is ideal for gifts. love it, and the papers are gorgeous. who wouldn’t want that package of ribbon amazing. thanks so much and enjoy your company.

  85. Beautiful work, as usual. I especially love the stocking!!!

  86. Sherry says:

    These are simply gorgeous love the designs and you can never have too much ribbon!

  87. Carolyn says:

    I am really enjoying viewing your blog, and have put it into my google reader.
    Looking forward to seeing much more of your creativity

  88. Peg says:

    Just found your blog! Beautiful crafts and cards here! Love the Christmas stocking. I will be checking back often to see your great creations and kits.

  89. Shirley says:

    Just love Webster pages paper, enjoy seeing the beautiful creations.

  90. Bernice says:

    Hi Sharon.. these are just lovely… I love the stocking!

  91. Frances R says:

    Lovely card, I would like to try the stocking garland idea too. tks.

  92. Oh how beautiful these ribbons would be on my holiday card creations! Thanks SO MUCH for the chance at this fabulous prize! Your Webster Page card creations are just stunning – and I so agree with your statement about matting!

  93. Dana Herin says:

    I LOVE the stockings. Money is VERY tight this year and we were going to skip any kind of gift for family but I could easily make one of these for everyone with supplies I have on hand. I better get busy! I also love the simple style of your cards with the scalloped edge. They are simple yet very beautiful. Lovely cards.

  94. Kelly Sas says:

    Sharon I LOVE that Stocking! Only you can come up with such an amazing idea and carry it out so perfect.

  95. Janet L. says:

    Wow! What a beautiful stocking! I love the colors and the details. It surely gets me in the mood for Christmas. I love your cards, they’re always so pretty. Thanks for sharing your talents! The blog hop was great. All of you are quite talented!

  96. Diana N. says:

    Beautiful card and stocking! I agree that Christmas cards should be simple to make, especially when you want to make a bunch to send and as gift sets!

  97. Hilda says:

    Gorgeous cards and stocking! And a pretty gorgeous bag full of ribbon candy too!

  98. Your projects ALWAYS amaze and inspire me. I love everything you do! Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful ribbon.

  99. SJ says:

    Lovely card and stocking.

  100. Karyle Byrd says:

    Love your creations, they are always lovely. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win the ribbon candy.

  101. Elle Kasban says:

    Love, love, love the stocking. Your projects are always stunning!

  102. jan m says:

    I really like your “believe” card! Have always loved that sentiment but really like how your card is designed!!

  103. Lorraine M. says:

    What a great project, Sharon! Sweet! And the Webster’s Pages Santa in the balloon is so cute!

  104. carol says:

    It gets you in the mood for Christmas!
    carol b

  105. Beth Greco says:

    What a gorgeous stocking!! Love the colours in it. Webster Pages are just stunning!! Your set of cards are wonderful too. Can’t wait to see how you finish the other two off.

  106. Val P says:

    Your creations are beautiful, along with all your ribbons!

  107. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Truly stunning. You always make the most beautiful creations!

  108. Kathleen, in our theater spontaneous applause broke out!! Dead silence for a second, then one person clapped. Then another joined in. Then it started to peter out, so I joined in LOUDLY. Next thing I know, the whole theater is applauding. It was so moving!!

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