Apr 30 2011

Grand Opening Blog Hop

Welcome to the Grand Opening of  The Stamp Simply Online Ribbon Store.  It’s been slow in coming, but we are finally ready to celebrate!  We have a total of 5 designers sharing projects with you today,  a fun progressive Blog Candy offering (read below for details) and a lot of quality items at great sale prices for you to enjoy — Spellbinders, JustRite and a large assortment of paper products are the featured sale items. 

But don’t forget to check out the gorgeous new offerings by Prima, Webster’s Pages, Melissa Frances, K & Company, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Kaisercraft, LaBlanche, and Pink Paislee to name a few — not to mention the large selection of May Arts ribbons.

Please note that the storefront has a section on the lower right sidebar entitled SPECIALS.  You can click there anytime to see all items at reduced prices. If you’re a bargain hunter, that’s a GREAT place to start!

These sale prices apply to items IN STOCK onlyPlease watch — if an item JUST sold out, it may still be listed in the store, BUT at checkout it will have some *** after it and they will tell you this item is NOT in stock.  In that case, please remove the item from your cart as I don’t want you paying for anything that is sold out.  Certain items will be restocked after this sale, but these sale prices apply to IN STOCK items only.  If you are interested in being notified when the item is back in stock, you may go to that item and on the right sidebar click NOTIFICATIONS.  You will receive an email when more inventory is added.

As always, international buyers are welcome.  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store can not calculate international shipping charges.  Just click any shipping price option to place your order. Once the order is received, I’ll calculate the proper charges to ship to your address and send you a PayPal invoice for the additional shipping charges.

Should you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected]

I hope you enjoy browsing around!

Now on to my project for today — time is always at a premium, so I kept it very simple:


A pretty trio of cards that I made to keep on hand just for me.  I am always short-handed when I need a card. These cards will be well-suited to a variety of occasions from birthday to thinking of you to sympathy.  I can stamp an appropriate inside sentiment when the occasion arises.

These cards were so easy to make.  I used 12 x 12 paper and stickers from the Botanical series by K & Company.  The floral spray used as the focal image is one of the Grand Adhesions stickers in this series, Botanical Icon Grand Adhesions.

Aren’t these Grand Adhesion stickers just the prettiest?

I truly love all the gorgeous sheets in this pad — the patterns and colors are so full of life and spring.  The netural colored panel under the focal image is actually recycled — it was the backing sheet that the stickers came on — a PERFECT match!

These focal images were a  snap to put together.  These stickers have the silver color rhinestones on them, so I just added more Silver Rhinestones in the corners to tie it all together.

This sheet from the pad is my favorite — it’s full of sparkles — SO pretty.

Have you noticed the small banners under the stickers on each card.  I made those with my new Ribbon Banner dies by Spellbinders.  This set of 4 dies was one of those things that I instantly knew I’d love the moment I first saw it — so fun.   You can use them in the more tradional way by stamping sentiments on the banners, or just have fun with them as I did here.

And did you notice — NO RIBBON!!!  That doesn’t happen too often!  Actually, the plan was to make a box to put these cards in — then they’d be perfect for a little gift — but I ran out of time (my life story!), so maybe the box will come another day.  I was going to alter an A2 Clear Box similar to what I did on my last post, and I was going to tie the box with Lavender 100% Silk Ribbon — a perfect match to this paper.  The Celery and Ivory Silk are also wonderful compliments to this paper.

A simple trio of cards that you can put together in short order — hope you enjoyed them!

All items used to make these cards are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, all linked above.


Now, let’s see what the other designers came up with — that’s always fun!!!

Sharon Johnson – YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

Please leave them a little love by way of a comment — and it COULD be to YOUR benefit!


Progressive Blog Candy

The BLOG CANDY offered for our Grand Opening Blog Hop will be an assortment of ribbon from The Stamp  Simply Ribbon Store — and HOW MUCH ribbon you might receive is totally up to YOU!  Here’s how it’ll work:

The winner will be selected by random.org from the Registered Customers of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, so if you have not Created An Account yet, now is the time to do so.  You can create your account here.

The winner selected will receive a BASE amount of $25 to apply towards ribbon of their choice.  But the potential for much more is available — here’s how:

 1)  If the winner has made a purchase from The  Stamp Simply Ribbon Online Store since it’s opening and at any time prior to the drawing, then another $10 will be added.

2)  If the winner has subscribed to the Newlsetter when they opened their account, another $10 will be added.

 3)  Another $10 will be added for EACH BLOG in this hop that the winner has commented on.  There are a total of 5 of us hopping, so if you comment on all blogs, that’s another $50 added to your ribbon package.

 If the winner has met all the above criteria, the total ribbon package will be worth $95 — all ribbon — your choice!!!

 The winner will be drawn at 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 4 and will be announced on Sharon’s Blog sometime Thursday morning.

Happy Blog Hopping and GOOD LUCK!

Thank you SO much for joining us for this Grand Opening Celebration! 

87 responses so far

87 Responses to “Grand Opening Blog Hop”

  1. Best Wishes for your new store!!

  2. Linda E says:

    Congratulations on your new online store!! It looks great. I love all of your ribbon. And you have great DT. I have had an account for a long time, and have been a member of your newsletter as well.

  3. Deb Saaranen says:

    What a pretty set of cards Sharon…so springlike and lovely!

  4. Barbara in South Carolina says:

    So glad the new store is up and running! I am still sitting on a gift certificate I got for Christmas, just waiting for all your new goodies to be available. Love the set of cards, so soft and beautiful, even without ribbon!!

  5. Mary Sue Kunze says:

    I enjoy visiting your blog. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for an opportunity to win ribbon from your store.

  6. These don’t seem simple to me!! They are gorgeous!!! TFS! and for a chance to win!

  7. Congratulations! You’ve always provided wonderful service, so I know you’ll have great success!
    Your cards are beautiful, as always.

  8. Rae C. says:

    I’ve always loved the products (particularly the ribbons) and love this chance to win! Congratulations on the grand opening!

  9. Dee Nixon says:

    I can’t believe you made a card without ribbon…are you feeling okay? LOL Love those cards, Sharon. Thank you for sharing your fantastic ideas.

  10. What a beautiful set of cards. I am imagining how beautiful the gift box will be. Thank you for always inspiring me with beautiful creations. I wish you the best with the new Stamp Ribbon On-Line Store….

  11. Beth Babcock says:

    Wow, your card set is gorgeous! Love that paper! Wishing you the best with your fabulous online store!

  12. Darla says:

    I love those papers and stickers from the Botanical series! So quick and easy to make up a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Bev J. says:

    Congrats on your Grand Opening. I love K&Company and your cards are just gorgeous!

  14. Lynda says:

    Congratulations on this new endeavor! I already love your products and look forward to shopping with you in the future. Love your ‘simple’ cards. from the Botanical series..what a great idea.

  15. Susan Z says:

    The cards are lovely, Sharon!!! I’m thinking I have to have the K & Co Botanical paper (as if I need one more piece of paper in my craft stash 🙂 ) The banners on the cards are nice enough (And probably easier to mail) but I love your beautiful ribbons and bows… they are almost better than chocolate! LOL

  16. Evette K. Ciampo says:

    Wow this is a great candy blog!!!!! Signed up, have account, will get newsletter and now am leaving comments. Just love your ribbons and would love some candy to pick some out with. Hubby has curtailed my spending….oops!!!! LOL Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Val P says:

    Sharon, your cards have always been an inspiration to me. How exciting that you are having your Grand Opening on your new store!

  18. WOW, congratulations, Sharon!!! I was browsing around the other day when you were announcing the sale and let me tell you….fabulous!! I love it!!! May you be successful in this new branching out. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  19. Tara Prince says:

    Oh I am loving the new store!!

  20. Darlene Groseclose says:

    I’m so excited to see more of your cards. My order will be sent in a day or two. Everything about your new store is so nice.

    Darlene G

  21. Sharonlynn says:

    So exciting that the store is open! I always love the cards you make and have several saved as favorites that I shamelessly CASE, but I always give you credit. Lol. thanks for all the inspiration.I just ordered all those papers and embellies too. Can’t wait for the mail!

  22. Congrats on the store! I always love your cards, always gorgeous. Love these, the paper is beautiful.

  23. Clare Curcio says:

    I like the new store, and the ribbon you carry is awesome! Your cards are gorgeous!

  24. How pretty Sharon! I am a HUGE fan of the Grand Adhesions -perfect for the quick and easy cards. I am so excited about the Grand Opening! Good luck!

  25. Marie L says:

    What beautiful cards you created, absolutely stunning. I love the soft lavender tones.
    Congratulations on the grand opening and what a marvelous package of candy.

  26. Susan Bugalski says:

    Fantastic cards -all of them. I love your work and these are no different. Colors are beautiful.

  27. Debby W says:

    WOW. This is a wonderful chance to win your fabulous ribbon. Fingers crossed…lol. Thank you. Hugs.


  28. barb schram says:

    Congratulations Sharon! Your new store is wonderful! Your trio of cards are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I have to get some of those stickers! Have a great weekend!

  29. Kara Herndon says:

    Thank you for all the great inspiration. I love your cards and products

  30. Lynn says:

    Always love your cards…so pretty! Love your new store – beautiful product easy to navigate.

  31. Debby W says:

    Sharon, I just finished the hop and was blown away by everyone’s inspirational pieces. Thanks for the hop!

  32. Gail says:

    I’ve purchased from you before & love your store! I’m sure this will be so nice for you and the customers. I’m looking forward to purchasing your beautiful & unique products.

  33. Bonnie says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Oh my goodness, I love the store anyway! The cards are wonderful!!!
    And don’t you mean winner will be picked on May 4 lol.
    Thanks for the fun!!!.

  34. Oh my goodness Sharon – these papers are gorgeous. Just my cup of tea, you might say. Wow! And of course your creations are fantastic, as always.

  35. Lynn says:

    Congratulations on your new store – and it is so good to see your creations again – inspiring as always. TFS.

  36. I just finished the hop and let me just say – OH MY! I need a lot more money and a bigger stamp room. The designers did an outstanding job on all their creations and sucked me right in! I love everything!

  37. Rosie says:

    Love your cards, Sharon. You are always an inspiration. And congrats on you new store!

  38. This was a great hop Sharon. You and your DT created some wonder projects. I wouldn’t expect anything less from this group. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Corrine Ann says:

    Congrats on the new store. Your cards are beautiful! I sure would be a happy camper if I won some of your beautiful ribbon! Wow!

  40. bluemoon says:

    These are sooo gorgeous! Just beautiful!

  41. Juanita in Ohio says:

    This was so rewarding! Everyone did an excellent job. You are forcing me to buy 12×12 paper due to the ultimateness (I don’t think that’s a word but it’s how I feel) of your cards, lol. I have also been coaxed by others to veer out to some different products. It’s too bad I don’t have some way to make my dollars match my wants. TFS.

  42. Geri Greening says:

    These cards are absolutely stunning! The colors are gorgeous! They would make perfect mother’s/grandma’s day cards! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

  43. Dotty A says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Will I though I was already had an account but did not.. But I do now!!! and the News letter too!! Your Ribbon Shop is Lovely!! I’m going to take time in the morning to do some looking around so I can take my time… what FUN!!!
    Now for you cards… they are just Beautiful! So elegant and fresh and to be able to use them for so many different occasions is a Big Plus too! Thanks for this chance to WIN!
    Let me get HOPPIN!!!

  44. Shirley N says:

    Gorgeous cards Sharon, beautiful papers and stickers and I love that die! Congrats on your new store, love it and have already shopped! I should have shopped after the hop, lol, now I have to go back to shop for more! Fabulous blog hop too, your DT did a wonderful job, everything so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. debbie walker says:

    Congrats on your Grand Opening and thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  46. sharon L says:

    I saved yours for the last. Each and every blogsite was exceptional.
    I have been wondering where youwere. I think the wait was well worth it. I love your discriminating taste. Now I am going to chek out your store.
    Sharon L

  47. Wow Sharon what a generous blog candy!!
    Your cards are stunning!
    Thank you for sharing and congratulations on the webstore!

    Blessings and Hugs ( for you and your Dad!)


  48. Luanne Ford says:

    Congratulations Sharon! Love the new way to shop. Your cards today are stunning!

  49. nancy littrell says:

    A HUGE Congratulations Sharon on your Grand Opening! Your cards are always so gorgeous. TFS and Good luck on your sales 🙂

  50. Stacie says:

    Congrats on the new store and that is a great giveaway!! I’m off to hop!!

  51. jean w. says:

    Congratulations Sharon! Thanks for the chance to win some of your wonderful ribbons! Your cards are beautiful and thanks for the simplicity in making them.

  52. Barbara Leonard says:

    Love, love, love these cards. Beautiful paper! Thanks.

  53. Laraine R says:

    Beautiful cards!! Beautiful paper!!

  54. Charlene Dahlberg says:

    Wow beautiful cards as usual..Love the colors and this paper is to die for. WHAT —NO ribbon- hard to believe!!

    I have ordered from your store –many times – do I still need to set up an account now?? and I already get your emails – is this the same as your newletter??


  55. Brenda C says:

    What beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  56. Ruth Carelli says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Just want you to know that every page you show of your cards are beautiful, and such an inspiration.
    Thanks again for my last order. I already received the order!!
    Wonderful inspiration, great shopping, and quick shipping, What A Great Deal!!!!!!

    Thanks Again

    Ruth Carelli

  57. Rosemary D says:

    oh my!! i’m so excited to see that you actually started your own store!! i always wondered when you would do that… beautiful set of cards!!

  58. Sandy says:

    Love your new store(just placed an order!), now if only I could create pieces of art like you do!

  59. Darlene says:

    I love the paper. I usually don’t go for purple but this is beautiful!

  60. Pat Thorsen says:

    As always, your cards are just beautiful. Congratulations on your new store. I look quite frequently and have started my shopping list. Best of luck to you with it.

  61. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – Congratulations on the new store – Love It. Thanks for a chance to win! By the way great cards as usual. Love your style.

  62. Sally E says:

    Congratulations on the new store! I’ll have to come back again and again! Would love to win to get started! =)

  63. Ellen B says:

    Congradulations on your grand openning! The cards are gorgeous and I love your ribbon. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  64. Kelly Sas says:

    Congrats and best wishes on your new store Sharon. If your new venture is anything like your lovely cards it will be a huge success! Thanks for the great give away opportunity.

  65. Gorgeous set of cards will make a fabulous gift for someone! Congrats on the Grand Opening!

  66. Marilyn says:

    WOW! I’m in love with the trio of cards, their beautiful! Plus my favorite color. Congrats on the new store!

  67. Toni Storie says:

    These are gorgeous cards! I love products that match. This line is so beautiful!

  68. Patti says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and for such great selections in the store. Love it!!

  69. Dotty A says:

    Hi Sharon!
    Will I though I was already had an account but did not.. But I do now!!! and the News letter too!! Your Ribbon Shop is Lovely!! I’m going to take time in the morning to do some looking around so I can take my time… what FUN!!!
    Now for you cards… they are just Beautiful! So elegant and fresh and to be able to use them for so many different occasions is a Big Plus too! Thanks for this chance to WIN!

  70. Elaine says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I have purchased from you begore and have opened a nnew account & hope to get your newsletter. I love all the products you sell and hope to get more. I love everything you designers produce .

    Thanks for your time & effort

  71. Bernice says:

    Hi Sharon, I love the papers and the simplicity of the cards.. yet still elegant..

  72. Meg says:

    Sharon…I’m so happy for your new web store!!! Congratulations and thanks for making shoping so much easier. I love your work and always come to your site for inspiration.

  73. Traci S. says:

    Oh Wow! Sharon, these are absolutely delightful! I love this set of papers, and those die cuts are really top grade, aren’t they! So lovely!

    Congratulations on the new on-line store! It is a very pretty site. Great job!

    Thank you for your extremely generous give away! Thank you for the opportunity to do some serious spending in your great store with all of the amazing materials you have! I love to look here, and will soon be shopping!

    He IS Able,
    Traci Starkweather

    Glorify God with us!

  74. Rona says:

    Congrats on the new store!! We can never get too much ribbon – love it!! Your card is beautiful – can’t wait to hop.

  75. Anita A says:

    Amazing! I love the colors.

  76. Kelly says:

    Congrats on your new store. I always love your creations.

  77. Nana4x says:

    Sharon, everything you do is absolutely wonderful. I love the colors you have used. All three are awesome.

  78. Dotty A says:

    These are a Beautiful set of cards and would make a Lovely Gift set….
    Thanks for this chance to win! 🙂

  79. Charlette says:

    Hi Sharon,
    So nice to see you making cards again! I know your really busy but it was great to see them. They are all beauitful and I love this new K & Company! Wonderful job. Hope the new on line store is doing well! The site is really wonderful and very easy to find all the goodies you want! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Have a great day.

  80. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats! That’s really neat…

  81. bethann d says:

    congrats, so happy you have a store. love the card sets

  82. Dotty A says:

    I love this beautiful set of cards. So fresh and clean looking…
    What a lovely hop too. Thanks for this chance to win!

  83. Katie Kerwin says:

    Congratulations on your new store! A scrapper/stamper can never have too much ribbon!!

  84. Nadine Bailey says:

    Lovely colors for this time of year….Thanks for demonstrating the stickers. I never have used them before but now I am inspired.

  85. Janet L. says:

    What a pretty set of cards! I love the colors and your use of the stickers! I’m off to the hop!

  86. Love your new store! The papers you used in today’s cards are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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