Oct 22 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Wrinkled/Crushed

It’s Saturday and time for some Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style.  Today we are focusing on both Wrinkled and Crushed Ribbon, and I’ll get right to it:

Today I made a trio of very CAS, quick and easy cards where a Holiday Silhouette by Webster’s Pages takes center stage, but the ribbon and bows are in close competition!  Though these cards are clean and simple to make, they are not suitable for mailing in a paper envelope.  They’ll need to be put into an A2 Clear Box,which makes a SUPER presentation.

For these 3 cards, the ribbon is wrapped around the card font, secured a bit with Scor Tape so it won’t slip, and the bows are tied by hand.


This card uses the Dark Wreath Silhouette — and I’m linking all the Silhouettes generically for you as each Silhouette is available in a pack of 6 of the same kind OR in a variety pack.  All cardstock used is SU Very Vanilla, and on this one I’ve also used SU Chocolate Chip.  The brown ribbon is 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon.  I am so pleased to have a good dark brown ribbon on hand that looks this luxurious.

This card uses the Gold Candle Silhouette and 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon in Gold.  When comparing to the next card, you’ll see that the Silky Crushed Ribbon is a bit lighter and fluffier than the Wrinkled Ribbon shown next.  I didn’t have cardstock in the right color, so that bottom mat layer on this is cut from a piece of paper in the 6×6 pad from My Mind’s Eye called Sunshine.

Our last one uses the Red Candycane Silhouette and Real Red cardstock by SU. On this card I used the 1.5″ Wrinkled Ribbon in red.  The red on this ribbon just matched the red on the candycane a bit better than the red in the Silky Crushed ribbon did, plus it gives you a chance to compare the two ribbons.  This ribbon is a bit stiffer and the bow will lay flatter on your card than the ribbon used on the two cards above.  They are both great ribbons for large bows, just a little different look.  The Wrinkled Ribbon also comes in 1/2″ size.

Just talking a little about ribbon, I think many of you who stop here often know that my true love of all ribbon is the 100% Silk by May Arts — truly, there is nothing that can quite compare — but if I had to pick a 2nd, it would most definitely be the 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon shown on the top two cards above.  It has such a rich, pretty and vintage look that I love at a very affordable price. It is only available in this one width, but if you want a piece not quite so wide, this ribbon cuts lengthwise just beautifully — so you can make yourself a ribbon in any width you like!  It just adds to that vintage look.

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


Now I’ll just share a few older pictures where I’ve used these ribbons so you can see more of the colors.


Pink Silky CrushedLullaby by Kaisercraft pad read more here.

Rose Silky CrushedGabrielle by Bo Bunny pad read more here.

Burgundy Silky Crushed and Burgundy 1/2″ WrinkledReflections pad by Prima Stamps by JustRite (Greetings from Paris) - read more here.

On this swag I used Silky Crushed Wired ribbon, which is perfect for home decor projects or gift wrapping where you want to shape and hold large bows.  I have it doubled up with 6″ Bridal Tulle.  We used this exact Pink Silky Crushed Wired Ribbon and Pink Bridal Tulle to make the pew bows for Steve and Marissa’s wedding, using the Bigger Bow Easy. The Bigger Bow Easy was also used to make the bow on this swag — just leave super long ribbon tails that you then turn and twine to suit your fancy.


Today’s Blog  Candy is 1 yard each of the full range of 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon by May Arts.  All colors are shown above, so that is a total of 21 yards of this lush ribbon! (Navy is not shown in the photo, but is available)

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 Tuesday, October 25 and will be posted here on my blog on Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!  Good luck!


Check out the FABULOUS samples from the Stamp Simply Girls below:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store – you are here

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen


Thanks a million for stopping — we SO appreciate it.

We’ll be back on Monday with Day 6 of The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas, so hope to see you there.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

72 responses so far

72 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Wrinkled/Crushed”

  1. Absolutely love these Christmas cards Sharon. The simplicity of the Silhouettes and large bows is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Nan G says:

    Beautiful cards! Love big wide ribbon bows and these are superb! The little elements make great focal points. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh my this ribbon just makes your cards beautiful!!

  4. Carol L says:

    Each card is breathtakingly (is that a word?) stunning! Those silhouettes and wide ribbons are the perfect combination for an elegant presentation! Gorgeous!!

  5. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! all the cards are just beautiful, love the colors, thank you for sharing them.

  6. How elegant! And, I love those cameos!!!

  7. debbie walker says:

    Sharon, Your cards are just lovely and I marvel at your bow-making skills – they look done by hand, not bow-maker. How did you get them so straight and even? TFS and thank you for a chance to win the beautiful ribbons!
    P.S. Have really been enjoying your 12 days of Christmas entries.

  8. Holly AKA KopyKat says:

    Wow, these are all so beautiful, and I love the ribbon!

  9. Toni Storie says:

    These are all really lovely! Your bows are sheer perfection!

  10. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Sharon! These are such beautiful cards! Love the silouettes and this vintage looking ribbon. These cas cards would be very easy to duplicate and mass produce for Christmas. The big bows from this crushed ribbon are just gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. yvonne says:

    Lovely cards!

  12. Beth Greco says:

    Wow those cards are beautiful and would be quick to make up. Love the big bows and the silhouettes!

  13. Bobbye says:

    You are so talented. What inspires you?

  14. Luanne Ford says:

    Loooooooove wrinkled ribbon! Your cards are fabulous. Those little trinkets on top are so cute. Great inspiration today!

  15. Carolyn G says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the different ideas, and the colors are just wonderful! Thanks so much!

  16. Luana says:

    Your cards are always lovely. TFS

  17. GORGEOUS all around! I am needing those silhouettes now. They put me in mind of a cameo. YUMMY cards!

  18. Deb Saaranen says:

    I love the Holiday Silhouettes…just gorgeous with the rich ribbon bows!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    So many scrumptious projects! The cards are lovely and that wreath is divine! The ribbons and bows really are elegant!

  20. Oh…do I love these cards!!! Love those cameos too!

  21. Carla Suto says:

    Your silhouette cards are stunning, Sharon! What a brilliant idea! These really make a statement! And thanks for sharing all the other examples, too! They are gorgeous!

  22. Anita A says:

    Amazing cards! I love the CAS look!

  23. Sally Barker says:

    These are beautiful. So clean and elegant

  24. Jennie says:

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. What a joy to receive one of these.

  25. Bev J. says:

    All around beautiful! Really like the wedding card using the rose ribbon-gorgeous!

  26. Barbara Leonard says:

    I have tried and tried to order from your website. It just locks up everytime. It does this on different computers, so I don’t think it’s my computer doing it. Any other way I can order? Sorry to post this on your blog, but I couldn’t find another way to reach you.

    • Hi Barbara:

      I’m sorry you are having problems, but I have no explanation. I get orders all day long, so there is no problem with the site — but still, my apologies.

      Just send me an email, [email protected], as to what you would like and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice.

      I’ll wait to hear from you.


  27. Nancy says:

    Love those cameos and how you used them. Beautiful and simple.

  28. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Loved the cards. The Holdiay Silhouetts are awesome, and the ribbon is just as wonderful! Love your cards.

  29. Becky Johnson says:

    I think the ribbon used on today’s cards is the pie’ce de resistance. Just beautiful and so inspiring. (I can’t type too well in French LOL)
    Peace, Becky Johnson

  30. Lynda K says:

    Gorgeous ribbons! They really enhance the beautiful Christmas cards. TFS

  31. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Oh my goodness, Sharon! I call your cards CASAS clean and simple and spectacular. These are so beautiful. Your blog is wonderful for enourmous inspiration and shopping, I like that. Having been AWOL for a while I’ve gone through to catch up and I am so doggone inspired. TFS.

  32. Joanie g says:

    Such elegance is hard to duplicate. Your cards are just breathtaking. Your ribbons take the front seat on these cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  33. Sue D says:

    The ribbons really make these cards special!

  34. Barb g says:

    Well Sharon, seeing your samples just MADE me go to the Stamp Simply store and purchase a few of these ribbons…they are so beautiful! You are such an ‘enabler’!!!!

  35. JenMarie says:

    OMGoodness, how absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  36. Rosemary D says:

    gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! love the silky crushed ribbon… it is an absolute dream to tie in bows!!

  37. Bernice P says:

    Hi Sharon.. You keep outdoing yourself.. These are gorgeous!

  38. Oh, just looking at that stack of luscious ribbon makes me dream to have them in my small collection.

    Sharon, your cards may be simple to make…yet they are truly elegant. I love the silohuettes…(And the bg cs on the Gold Candle Silohuette looks fabulous!) they add a lot to these cards. But, I would rather have a card with a wonderful bow on it any time!

    I really love the brown. It is difficult to find rich brown ribbon…and this does the job. And, as far as your older cards…that wedding card made me want to go through and look at all of my cards again…I have been married 12 years! LOL

    Thank you again for your generosity. I can’t wait to see the rest of the 12 CAS Days of Christmas–gorgeous results so far!

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

  39. Tina says:

    The cards are just beautiful!


  40. Babe O'Mara says:

    The simple elegance of the card makes the ribbon stand out. Just gorgeous. Love them all

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  41. I love that ribbon! I’ve used it to make flower petals so I can attest to the fact that it looks great even when cut! Your cards are lovely.

  42. Tema says:

    Your ribbons always add that great finishing touch to all your cards. I so enjoy visiting your blog to see your fab cards!

  43. geri freeman says:

    Everything is lovely, but the Christmas cards are so striking and elegant! The ribbon is gorgeous!

  44. Kathie says:

    How cool is this trio of cards – they are CAS and I love that style of yours! AND a chance to win some of that gorgeous ribbon – Thanks!

  45. Holly says:

    Sharon, I have always swooned over your ribbons. They make your cards look so elegant. Thanks for sharing the many tips and tricks you do.

  46. Donna M. says:

    Beautiful cards & ribbons! I’m particularly drawn to the wedding card made from Gabrielle papers. It’s just lovely! Thank you so much!

  47. Zehra says:

    Love this ribbon, looks awesome, lovely cards

  48. Kathy W says:

    What beautiful cards. I love how the ribbon and silhouette are showcased on each card. What great blog candy; thanks for the chance to play with this ribbon!

  49. Stacy O'Dell says:

    I love the cards you did with the Xmas Cameos! They are simple, but so striking! I really love them, and the ribbon. Thank you for listing the ingredients you used for each one–that was so helpful. What a dilemma, which ones do I like the best? You did an awesome job with these as always! Thanks again for sharing your talents!

  50. LynneZ says:

    Sharon – Such lovely cards – and so simple. Thanks for the inspiration and also the chance to win!

  51. Irma says:

    Such beautiful samples and awesome ribbons!

  52. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon. This Silky Crushed Ribbon is absolutely gorgeous – so lush and rich. Thank you for showcasing it in so many beautiful ways.

  53. Betsy says:

    Love the crushed ribbon! Thanks for sharing.

  54. Oh these are just stunning! That ribbon is absolutely gorgeous!

  55. Janet L. says:

    Whenever I want to see an elegant card that makes me sigh, I come to your blog, Sharon. Your cards and ribbons are so beautiful!

  56. laura huffman says:

    gorgeous ribbon, beautiful cards. thanks for the inspiration and ideas.

  57. jean w. says:

    Love all the cards! CAS and just stunning! Wow what an assortment of colors of this ribbon! Beautiful!

  58. Bonnie says:

    Wow love the cards Sharon, and oh my goodness as always the ribbon.
    You have such wonderful Idea’s!! .

  59. Susan B says:

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!! I would so love to win the ribbon sampler. Thanks for the chance.

  60. Betty Goodson says:

    Stunning as always. Can’t see enough of the uses for these gorgeous ribbons. thanks for taking your time to share with us.

  61. Nothing like really lovely ribbon to take a card creation to the next level of fabulous!

  62. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful cards and lucious ribbons! Just the right finishing touch!

  63. Bobbye says:

    What size cards are the ones with those gorgeous cameos?
    Every time you post a new card idea, I change my mind about what I’d like to do this year.
    No tellin’ what tomorrow will bring! LOL

  64. Oh, such gorgeous ribbons! I love your projects. – always!

  65. Kelly Sas says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Oh I love those cameos!!!

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