Jun 28 2011

Stamp Simply with PRIMA Blog Hop

Welcome to The Stamp Simply with PRIMA Blog Hop.  Prima has captured ours hearts and we wanted to share some of our creations with you.  Personally, I have used and loved all the Prima flowers and embellishments for years, but I have just started using the Prima papers and they rank right up there with those gorgeous embellishments.  I have stocked Prima 6×6 pads in six different themes and I have12 x 12 packs in some of those themes, along with a myriad of flowers and embellishments allowing for the creation of perfectly coordinated projects.

A bit about those 6×6 pads – I love the quality of the paper.  Each pad has 48 one-sided sheets in beautifully coordinated patterns, and at only $4.99 per pad these papers are an exceptional value.  Hope you enjoy what we’ve created with them today.

Our design team has seen some changes over the summer with designers coming and going, moving, taking time off, etc.  LINDA DUKE is back playing with us today (always a treat!) and we also welcome a talented designer many of you will recognize from her wide array of team positions – a warm welcome to  TAMMY HERSHBERGER who is also serving as a guest today!  And several regulars are with us today as well – links will follow.

I made 2 very different cards for today. As much as I am inclined to always make things in coordinated sets, I wanted to show you some of the different prints in the pad I used, so I went in two different directions today.


Both cards today use papers from Prima’s Annalee 6×6 pad.

This card is 6.5″ x 4.75″ and fits perfectly inside an A6 Clear Box — perfect for protection at home until you give the card and giving a card in a Clear Box makes a HUGE statement!  Fun to do! The Clear Boxes are also mailable.

The ribbon flower is from Prima’s Gatsby Collection – Peace.

The 100% Silk Ribbon in white was pleated by hand using Scor-tape and 1/8″ Silk Ribbon was used for the trailing  flower tails.

This is the card inside, made to coordinate with the card front.  The Mr. and Mrs. from the card front, as well as the inside sentiment, are from JustRite’s Nested Wedding Sentiments, a very well-used stamp set in my stamproom.  It requires the Clear Rectangle Stampers for use.

My second card to showcase the Annalee 6×6 Pad is a sympathy card.  I love the vintage prints/colors for sympathy cards.

This card is 5.75″x  4.5″, made to perfectly fit inside an A2 Clear Box.  I’ve been enjoying making my cards to perfectly fit inside the Clear Boxes, so they are just a bit larger than standard sizes.

Flower is from Prima’s Angelica Rose Collection – Jewel.

Leaves are from Prima’s Four Seasons Velvet Leaves.

Ribbon is 1/8″ Velvet – Pink, by May Arts.

Die is from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.

Rhinestones are by Kaisercraft – Split Pea.

Both inside and outside sentiments are from another long-time favorite set — JustRite’s Sympathy Nested Sentiments, also requiring the Clear Rectangle Stamper  for use.

Ink used on both cards, giving crisp, clear sentiments is VersaFine Onyx Black.

All items used today are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked above.


Please check out all the lovely projects designed for today’s Hop – here’s the entire link list:

Sharon Johnson (The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

 Holly McMillen

Deb Saaranen

Tammy Hershberger

 Barb Schram

Linda Duke

 Michelle Woerner


And here’s a look at the Blog Candy being offered today – a beautiful combination of Prima pretties and May Arts ribbon:

 This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, July 1 and will be posted here on my blog on Saturday morning.  The winner will be given 3 days to contact me to claim their winnings.

If you find this prize package of interest — GOOD LUCK!!!


If sales interest you — check out the SPECIALS Section of the store — always found in the lower right corner of the store home page — Spellbinders and JustRite are the featured products on sale for this Blog Hop, along with select paper pads.  All items marked down will show up in the Specials Section.


Thank you SO MUCH for joining us today.  I hope you can take the time to check out all the creations made and leave the girls some love — and it MAY get you that Blog Candy offering of Prima and May Arts pretties!!!

Have a geat week, everyone!  See you soon!!!


156 responses so far

156 Responses to “Stamp Simply with PRIMA Blog Hop”

  1. Gorgeous card, I love this blog hop, really pretty ideas.

  2. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Beautiful papers! I love your cards.

  3. Janna says:

    Wow! GORGEOUS blog candy! Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. Linda Carlson says:

    Great to spend time with you last week! Yet another beautiful card.

  5. Linda E says:

    I just love the Prima Paper, it is so gorgeous. Your cards are fabulous too, thanks so much for sharing them with us. The blog give away is breath taking, thanks so much for a chance to win.

  6. Melissa Bove says:

    Wow! Gorgeous cards! And what a fabulous giveaway! I ♥ Prima!!

    Thank you for being so generous!!


  7. Mara Adkins says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Prima and ribbon! Love the cards. Will be CASEing them pronto! Thanks for the chance to win (especially if it’s me!).

  8. Barbara in South Carolina says:

    Gorgeous cards, Sharon! Love the blog candy too ~ thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs, Barbara in South Carolina

  9. Sylvia says:

    Beautiful display of color here. Love the papers, but Prima always top notch. Thanks for all the great inspiration. Will be a fun hop

  10. Kara Herndon says:

    Love your blog. You always have such beautiful cards. Great Inspiration.

  11. Yvonne Tune says:

    Thank you so much for giving us the change to win this beautiful collection of embellishments,
    love your card, and hope to take inspiration from it, and do something similar

  12. Evette K. Ciampo says:

    Stunning creations always come from this blog. Love it. Those papers are a must have and always the flowers are. Just can not get enough of Prima. Thank you for sharing. [email protected]

  13. Yummy giveaway items, thanks for the chance to win. I love seeing your projects.

  14. lynnville says:

    I’m a new one to posting replies but have to say that I especially love the wedding card with the beautiful ribbon. The bow is so neat. Any newly married couple would be sure to ‘keep’ that card for years. Love the papers and the messages for the inside of the cards are meaningful as well. Hope to be a winner of the giveaways. They look awesome!

  15. Rama says:

    Love the Prima paper and the cards made using them. Thanks for the opportunity at the giveaways.

  16. Flo says:

    Your cards are pretty. I love all the pretty pink in the giveaway.

  17. Natalie says:

    What a gorgeous package!

  18. Alina says:

    Very lovely cards! I adore them! And the candy looks yummi!

  19. Joanne O'Brien says:

    You cards are absolutely wonderful! I love the vintage papers and embellishments you used! Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Wanda Cullen says:

    Sharon, your cards are both gorgeous – inside and out! Love the way you kept the embellies to a minimum to showcase the lovely papers!

  21. Sue D says:

    Beautiful cards–thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

  22. Luanne Ford says:

    Sharon, these are gorgeous! I especially love the wedding card, it’s awesome!

  23. Darlene Groseclose says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Your card is gorgeous and so is the blog candy. Pink being my favorite color, I really hope to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. lynn says:

    sharon these cards are so beautiful and just reminds me of romance and a feeling of nostalgia
    i love the colors and the added touches of the beautiful papers and flowers.
    what a wonderful chance to win these goodies… thanks so much

  25. cassie l. says:

    wow! those papers are so pretty! thanks for the lovely prize and a chance to win!

  26. I used Prima flowers in my wedding bouquet, always one of my favs!

  27. Tried posting 2x’s to Barb Schram’s blog but the comments dont show up. I loved the blog hop today and thank you for the chance to win Prima godies.

  28. debbie walker says:

    Love all things Prima. So happy to see the new collection of paper pads – so pretty. Can’t wait to get my hands on them, lol. Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway.

  29. Rosanna says:

    You are so right Sharon. Gorgeous paper!

  30. Nancy says:

    I love the cards. Vintage has always been my favorite style. The very beautiful blog candy could help with some projects I will be doing soon. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Gail L. says:

    Beautiful cards!

  32. Deb says:

    Love the girlie chic cards especially the wedding cards. My sister is getting married soon. This card fits her to the “T”. Thanks for sharing and allowing us a chance to win the “Candy”

  33. Love your cards Sharon. I recently purchased the Madeline 6″ x 6″ pad from Prima and just love their paper.

  34. Patti Swartz says:

    I love your cards! They are so vintage and romantic. Thanks for sharing some blog candy . I hope to win!

  35. Laraine R says:

    Great cards!! Thanks for the chance of winning some great blog candy!!

  36. Kathy Robitaille says:

    Another fabulous designer… thank you for your wonderful inspiration, you create in my style and I love your work!! Thank you for the opportunity at a chance to win this awesome product. Prima is one of my favourite companies. I aspire to design for them one day! I will definately add this blog to my list of feeds that come right to my email address!

  37. Charlette says:

    First off as uusual both of your cards are just fab! All of the designers did such a wonerful job on the hop! I just love all the Prima products and thanks so much for the chance to win some of these goodies! Have a great day Sharon.

  38. Juanita in Ohio says:

    These cards are wonderful. I LOVE their differences and the general design is perfect. TFS and always coming through, never disappointing.

  39. Shirley Lee says:

    Lovely cards today. I’ve always loved any of the Prima flowers and papers. They create some wonderful items. Love the trailing ribbons on the first card and your color selection on the second card. Thanks for the chance to win those wonderful Prima goodies. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  40. Diana N. says:

    Each of your cards is simply wonderful! Thanks for showing the inside of the cards. finishing the inside really makes them complete and beautiful!

  41. indy says:

    What beautiful cards. As for the blog candy, someone is going to be really happy!

  42. Karen Hasheck says:

    Your cards and flowers are beautiful! and I would love to win:)

  43. Jan Barrie says:

    You always have the most beautiful cards. I like the idea of sending cards in the clear boxes. Could you post a picture of how it looks just before you mail them? I might have to buy some boxes.

    Jan B

  44. Marisa says:

    Love the soft feel to the first card’s DP – gorgeous watercolours – happy sigh:) Second card is lovely as well. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  45. Rhonda Miller says:

    What beautiful cards. I love all those flowers.

  46. Gabriela says:

    Oh how those Prima products just melt my heart every time!

  47. Angela T says:

    As always, Sharon, your cards are beautiful. You are my “go-to” page. Thanks for the chance to win.

  48. Brittani says:

    Beautiful card! Loving all the detail! TFS! And thanks for a chance at some awesome blog candy!

    [email protected]

  49. Stacy O'Dell says:

    the cards are absolutely beaitiful! I love how classy the Prima flowers look, with the paper and the sentiments. I also appreciate how you remind us about using the clear boxes for sending cards with embellishments on them. Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity!

  50. B says:

    Sorry, if this posted twice, my last comment is not showing up! Gorgeous cards! They are so full of detail!! TFS and thanks for a chance at awesome candy!!

    [email protected]

  51. Peggy Dollar says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the simple elegance of the first card and the colors are wonderful together. I just designed a sympathy card using the layout of the 2nd card and I love how it turned out. Thank you for offfering the blog candy… I have to make my self not make many of the cards I do in those colors and everything that is offered in the Mystery Blog candy makes my heart sing!!!!

  52. Sherry Brumit says:

    I absolutely love the Prima paper, such nice soft colors. And thanks for the fantastic blog candy!

  53. Cathy in Az says:

    I had to take a hard look at your sympathy card. Guess I’m old fashioned and my tastes for those cards are of a solemn nature. After viewing your card for a while I realized why not a
    colorful card especially something floral? I’ve changed my attitude and decided to make a few “new” sympathy cards to have on hand. At my age (old) you never know when you’ll need something to lighten the mood and think good thoughts celebrating one’s life.
    Thanks so much for the wake up call.!
    Cathy in Az

  54. Dolly B says:

    You always make the most elegant cards, simply gorgeous! Thank you for such a great giveaway – I love Prima!

  55. Debby W says:

    Your cards are fabulous! My fave is the first, Clean, Simple, Beautiful!! Prima papers are my favorite! Hugs

  56. L. Brown says:

    Such beautiful cards. Can’t go wrong with Prima. This blog candy will be a great treat for some lucky crafter. Thank you.

  57. These are stunning! I love that flower in the first card, really says WOW!! And that paper, just gorgeous.

  58. Dee N says:

    As always your cards are gorgeous. And the blog candy–to die for. Thank you for a chance to win some beautiful products.

  59. Lorna says:

    Everything on your blog is so pretty. I love ribbons and lace, not to mention flowers. Would love to win the goodies.

  60. Rebecca Deeprose says:

    Love your cards and the clear box is such a great touch.

  61. jean w. says:

    Your two cards are so beautiful! Thanks for showing the inside too, so many times we don’t see the inside! These papers are gorgeous!

  62. Your Mr. & Mrs. card is SO very beautiful (oh my, but that flower is gorgeous!). And your sympathy card design is lovely!

  63. Pam says:

    Great blog Sharon! I had a good time last week making a card with you:) You make beautiful cards!!

  64. Susan Coan says:

    Love the cards!! Beautiful.

  65. velta says:

    How gorgeous both cards are Sharon!!! You have “such” a way with your card making creations! Always elegant and always an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your ideas. and for the chance to win this Awesome gift…I LOVE pink!!! Have a great week!!

  66. Susan Z says:

    As usual your cards are breathtakingly beautiful. And they make me hungry to buy more Prima paper and pretties and… of course, your lovely ribbons!!!

  67. Kathy S says:

    These cards are BOTH so beautiful- the clear boxes are a great idea too. Prima products look so divine I wish I had some- thanks for sharing and the chance

  68. Darla says:

    Your cards are so gorgeous, I would love to win some of those beautiful goodies! Great hop!

  69. Roberta S. says:

    Your cards are lovely, as always! I love looking at your work!

  70. sharon l says:

    I left you for last. This has been a fabulous blog hop. Each and every card/birdhouse is beautifully done. I can see why you are so pro Prima. Now I want them all! Hee hee!
    Sharon L

  71. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – Both of your cards are fabulous – can’t wait to see what the other ladies came up with. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and also for a chance to win some lovely paper and embellies.


  72. Dee in N.H. says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love those papers!

  73. Stacie says:

    Gorgeous cards and what a great prize package!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

  74. linda says:

    Beautiful cards … thanks for a chance to win.

  75. Kim Heggins says:

    oh my goodness, this is all just so beautiful! thank you for the chance to win.

  76. Carole says:

    WOW !! beautifull !!!! hope I’ll win this !!!! thank’s for sharing with us !!

  77. lori says:

    Such pretty and elegant cards – thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  78. Tanya Patterson says:

    My cards never turn out as beautiful as yours, but I try. Great candy.

  79. Maria Villasenor says:

    What an amazing team!! Love all the projects

  80. Kim C. says:

    You can never have enough Prima. When I really want to give my cards a “wow” I go to my Prima stash. Love todays cards as always. I can’t wait to get over to the other ladies blogs.

  81. Lana Edwards says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon!!! Love everything about them !!

  82. SJ says:

    Lovely cards.

  83. Gorgeous! I’d love receiving such a lovely card.

  84. Elizabeth says:

    Very beautiful cards:) Love the detail on the inside of the wedding card:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

  85. Tema says:

    I love your style. I visit your blog everyday for inspiration. I ‘d be thrilled to win the prize. I will now continue to blog hop.

  86. Theresa W. says:

    Your cards are amazing. I have purchased ribbon from you and I love every bit of it. I need to check into those wonderful boxes you have. I look forward to seeing the rest of the cards on this hop. I’ve already seen Holly’s and she’s amazing!!

  87. Kathy Billings says:

    Great cards…I especially love the Sympathy Card!!

  88. Marilyn says:

    OMGosh, what beautiful cards. I love the wedding one, the flower, ribbon and color of your papers are just perfect. I can’t wait to see the rest of the blog hop, thanks for a chance to win some candy!!!!

  89. barb schram says:

    What beautiful cards, Sharon! Love both looks! I must try that paper too! Have a great day!

  90. Brenda Chilcott says:

    Love the colors of these papers and the ribbon is so pretty.

  91. Nana4x says:

    As usual your cards are beautiful and creative; God Bless you.

  92. Wow, These are both soooo Pretty and Elegant! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!


  93. sara says:

    Your cards are so lovely and soothing to the eyes.

    Thank you,

  94. Teresa says:

    Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely lace and goodies. 🙂

  95. Dotty A says:

    Oh I just love the simple but yet Beautiful cards you made… LOVE them!
    What a FUN Hop too!

  96. Pat says:

    What gorgeous cards, Sharon.

  97. auntie em says:

    Your cards are so pretty. I love the two patterned papers on the front and inside. The white ribbon ruffle and flouncy bow on the wedding card is lovely and I love the soft simplicity of the velvet bow and rose on the sympathy card.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  98. Gretchen Wilson says:

    Beautiful cards, love the bow on the wedding card. So soft and frilly.

  99. Angie B says:

    Such a yummy selection of goodies. Would so love to win this it’s very girly 🙂

  100. Monica says:

    Lovely cards. I love the ribbon rose on the Mr & Mrs card and the rhinestone accents on the Fancy Tags 2 on the sympathy card.

  101. Betty says:

    I LOVE the flower in the first card! Just gorgeous.

  102. yvonne says:

    Two beautiful cards!

  103. Susan says:

    Very Elegant!

  104. lynn says:

    beautiful papers, and i love the touches of the flowers and ribbons.. your cards always inspire me
    big ladybug hugs

  105. B. Eury says:

    love love love your lace but always have.l


  106. Nancy says:

    I have always loved and used Prima flowers and papers! Your cards are stunning – they have always given me inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

  107. Nancy Allen says:

    One can never get enough of Prima flowers, ribbons, and trims. Your designs are so inspirational! Thanks for the chance to win them, Sharon.

  108. Janet L. says:

    Your cards are always sooooo beautiful and make me want to get stamping and creating!! Thank you for the chance to win such amazing goodies.

  109. Darlene Groseclose says:

    Wow, I hope I win. I just love your store and inspiration.

  110. Charlene Dahlberg says:

    These cards are just sooo lovely!! I am crazy for Prima – flowers and paper- not to mention your awesome ribbons– thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!

  111. What a fabulous pair of cards….all so tastefully done. I love the blog candy and would love to win…Thanks for the great blog hop.

  112. Mary H says:

    Oh wow your cards are just Beautiful!! I love prima 🙂

  113. Ida says:

    Gorgeous creations. The embellishments are just divine. Love how the first card looks like a bridal bouquet.

  114. aggiesgirl says:

    Beautiful use of sentiment..the papers are just wonderful, the cards are truly lovely.

  115. Sally Barker says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  116. Donna McEwen says:

    Pink is my favorite color. Pick me ! Pick me!

  117. Mi Mi says:

    The cards are beautiful. Would love to win all the beautiful goodies.

  118. Joann says:

    Drop dead gorgeous! Cannot imagine how great it would be to win the blog candy.

  119. Remigia Poulo says:

    Beautiful cards! Simple and elegant. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

  120. Lucy Tedesco says:

    love the prima paper and accessories; thanks for the elegant way you put the cards together!

  121. Kelly Sas says:

    I love Prima everything! Those cards today are so very gorgeous! You have the most amazing way with ribbon.

  122. Pati Olson says:

    What a beautiful blog candy collection. I love Prima.

  123. Pati Olson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love Prima!

  124. Carol Burnette says:

    You continue to inspire me with your beautiful, simple, doable cards!

  125. Victoria Merrick says:

    Beautiful paper and beautiful embellishments make beautiful cards……..that’s why I LOVE Prima!!! Your cards are beautiful in their simplicity and sentiments! I appreciate the chance to win the generous Prima prize package, too.

  126. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful cards love the Prima flowers they are so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy .

  127. Fernanda says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the prima flowers and beautiful ribbon used. Now here’s hoping for a little of the candy!

  128. Linda Carson says:

    What gorgeous & inspirational artwork! That’s one generous & lucious prize package! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  129. Mary Jo McCormack says:

    These are beautiful! I love your website and get great ideas. Thanks for a chance to win such a great prize package. Love Prima!

  130. Barbara Leonard says:

    Love the new papers. Beautiful card. Thanks!

  131. Amanda R says:

    Absolutely lovely! Such different choices of papers and colors but both equally stunning!

  132. Donna says:

    Wonderful blog hop, Just love my Prima, and not just the flowers, the papers are just gorgeous, I end up getting everyone when they come out, but then I hate to use them, I want to keep them all for myself!!

    I absolutely love the cards you created, so talented!!!\

  133. Sue W, says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. As usual. And great blog candy. Thanks.

  134. Kathy says:

    These are beautiful! The candy looks yummy.

  135. Joanieg says:

    Your cards are beautiful! I love Prima flowers and thank you for the chance to win!

  136. Lilie says:

    What beautiful colors and combination. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

  137. Jean says:

    More of your beautiful cards Sharon! Love them both and have enjoyed seeing the other gorgeous cards on the Hop!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the yummy blog candy!! Wow – what treasures there!!

  138. Kaye says:

    Beautiful card! I love the color combos on Prima paper!

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  140. bethann d says:

    gorgeous, stunning, love them. love Prima. thanks for your generosity and the chance to win

  141. MaryBeth says:

    Sharon, I love your cards. They are so elegant. I LOVE the prima flowers, especially in the pink family. Thanks for a chance to win.

  142. Luanne Ford says:

    SO beautiful! Love how you pleated that gorgeous ribbon. Both cards are fabulous!

  143. OMG! that is the lovliest candy I’ve seen in ages, who wouldn’t want it!

  144. Helen Lebrett says:

    Sharon, your cards are incredibaly beautiful (as always)!! I’m gong to have to check out the Prima paper-I didn’t know that they did it! And thanks for the chance at the blog candy: it looks AMAZING!!! Thanks for the inspiration in your beautiful cards too:)

  145. Shirley N says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon, I love what you do with your ribbons, DPs and flowers. You are such an inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous candy!

  146. Mi Mi says:

    Such a beautiful card. Would love to win all the beautiful prizes.

  147. Theresa Lafleur says:

    i hope i find all the websites to hope around too. the gift will be perfict for the babyshower for someone in my family this month

  148. Janet L. says:

    I’ve tried almost a dozen times between yesterday and today to comment on Barb’s sweet birdhouse. Blogger is being naughty!

  149. laurensmom22 says:

    Great giveaway and your wedding card is stunning!

  150. Betty Goodson says:

    Love these papers and pretties. I too adore the flowers and buy them constantly. Can’t believe how much they add to a card’s overall look and feel. I love the papers, afraid I’m a bit of a paper junkie.

  151. […] we’ll announce the Blog Candy Winner from our Stamp Simply with Prima Blog Hop.  Marisa R from British Columbia, Canada was selected from Holly McMillen’s Blog.  Marisa […]

  152. […] I want to congratulate Marisa Ritzen as the winner of the Stamp Simply With Prima Blog Hop […]

  153. Jackie says:

    Spectacular indeed. You made me rethink my dream-wedding invitations

  154. Linda Wilcott says:

    I absolutely love the rust and blue color combination of the first card. The Lablanche stamps are so beautiful. The crushed ribbon is gorgeous too.

  155. Bernice says:

    Sharon, these cards are absolutely gorgeous and I also love the color combinations of the rust, copper and blue… I wish I had your creativity

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