Nov 05 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Twill

Welcome to our regular Saturday feature of Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style.  Today we are featuring Twill, a ribbon I have always considered a work horse among ribbon.  It’s been around forever, strong and reliable.  My initial thoughts when it comes to using twill go towards autumn or masculine themed projects – but twill is so much more.  I hope you can stick around and check out what we have to show you today.

But before we get to our twill project,  I apologize for not yet announcing the winner of last week’s Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style featuring Stripes.  The week just got away on me with many unforseen complications.  So without any further ado I’d like to let you know that the winner was chosen on Tuesday from Barb Schram’s Blog, and the winner chosen was


Congratulations to you, Leah.    Please email me at [email protected] with your mailing address to claim your prize.  Many thanks to all who played — your participation is much appreciated!

Now on to my project for today:


I made a trio of  clean and simple cards using a new clear set by JustRite, Autumn Words.  The moment I saw the pretty fall leaves in the set I knew I wanted to do a One Sheet Wonder — something I haven’t done in ages.

I created two mini One Sheet Wonders — more likely 1/4 Sheet Wonders!  Using only a  1/4 sheet makes this go so much faster.  I got all 3 of todays cards from the 1/4 sheet on the right.  I cut 3 strips 1.75″ wide each.  I’ll use the 1/4 sheet on the left another day.  Both sheets were made using the same ink pad.

To stamp my pretty multi-colored leaves I used a Kaleidacolor Pad in Royal Satin.  I’ve always enjoyed these pads for adding color to projects very quickly.  I have them available in a variety of color options.

This is a birthday card using two of the two dozen or so words contained in Autumn Words.  They were cut using Spellbinders Nested Pennants dies.  SU’s Night of Navy is the colored cardstock used.

I used standard 5/8″ Twill in White.  It is wrapped around the card front with a little Scor Tape used on the inside so it doesn’t slip.  This is not a standard knot.  I just crossed the tail ends over each other and then tied them with a piece of  Baker’s Twine in Blueberry/White, trimming the ends of the twill neatly when I was done.

This is an all purpose card with no sentiment.  I really enjoy having generic cards around — you never know when you need one.  Here I circle cut a single leaf and mounted it on a square.  The circle is popped up with 3D Foam Squares.

I used a small piece of twill scrap for this – just about 2 or 3″.  I just tied another piece of the same Baker’s Twine around the middle of the scrap and it pulled into a little bow formation.  Neatly clip the ends and done!  Adhered with glue.  I love the crisp white twill, but I also love the little pop of color from the Baker’s Twine.  I have a large selection of colors available in the Baker’s Twine, available  by the 10 yard mini spool or a large full spool.

This card is a generic card for giving during the autumn season of thanks.  The Give Thanks are two more words contained in large selection of words in Autumn Words.  Using a clear block with grid lines makes it very easy to line up several words in a straight line.  Several of the clear blocks I have in stock have the grid lines on them.

The twill is hard to see here, but I do like the added texture and interest it gives.  I have the white 5/8″ Twill under the Baker’s Twine.  It just defines the Baker’s Twine a bit and adds some textural interest.  It is just on the card front and is applied with Scor Tape.  The Baker’s Twine wraps around the card front 5 times and is tied into a little bow, with long tails left for interest.  The tiniest bit of glue hold the tails in place.

And that does it for today’s trio.

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


Now once we are talking about Twill, let me take the liberty of showing you some older  projects I’ve done with Twill.

This is a fun trio of cards using colorful paper, Cosmo Cricket’s Pixie-licious,  and the 3/4″ Striped Twill.  Sentiments are from I’m So Glad, a clear set by Wordsworth.

And here is that same trio of cards all boxed up, ready for gift giving.  I just inserted them into an A2 Clear Box and made a quick belly band wrapped with the 3/4″ Striped Twill.  This is a fun and easy little gift idea.

Here’s a another quick card using paper from A Proper Gentleman by Graphic 45 and another Wordsworth clear set, Comfort CollectionAll Wordsworth stamps can be seen here.  The twill is 5/8″ Twill in Champagne.

And here’s a Christmas card from last year using 3/4″ Striped Twill in Champagne, Burlap String in Natural and Just Rite’s  Whimsical Christmas (currently on sale), a 2″ Round set requiring a 2″ Round Stamper.  Yes, this is totally a Michelle Woerner type card – totally CASED!  The paper is no longer in stock.

And here’s a little pin cushion made out of a recycled tuna-type can using 1.5″  Crochet Lace, 5/8″ Twill in Ivory and paper from A Proper Gentleman.  A fabric scrap was used for the top, stuffed with polyester fiberfill.

And here’s a little sewing bucket to go along with the pin cushion.  The purchased tin bucket was just decorated with the same lace and twill as the pin cushion — a really quick project!

This is a sampling of the 5/8″ Twill colors available — certainly a staple in every crafter’s workroom – priced right and SO versatile.

And this is the color selection available in the 3/4″ Striped Twill — which also happens to be today’s offering of Blog Candy.  This week’s winner will receive 3 yards of each of the 11 colors of  striped twill shown.

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, November 8 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!


And the sale I am running on select Just Rite product is still effective and applies to product in stock only.

Once an item sells out, it is removed from the store, so if you can’t find it, that’s why.

Here are the JustRite sale items, most at 25% off, some as much as 50% off and even more.

All JustRite Christmas sets.

All JustRite Clear Sets.

All JustRite Crafting for a Cause Sets.

JustRite items from the $3 Sale Bin.

JustRite items from the $5 Sale Bin.

All sales items, any brand, can be seen here.


More samples can be seen today at the blogs of these fabulous Stamp Simly Designers:

Sharon JohnsonStamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen


Thank you so much for joining us today.  I hope we have helped to inpire you in some little way to just get busy creating!  It’s good for the soul!

Have a wonderful weekend and I plan to be back soon!

42 responses so far

42 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Twill”

  1. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! What a wonderful collection of creativity, I just love that you stamped right on the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing all your desigins.

  2. Stacey says:

    Love the use of twill and forget about stamping on the twill—loved the happy birthday!! Also the striped bright colored cards with the striped twill are darling!!

  3. Sue D says:

    Great twill projects! I like how you combined twill and baker’s twine.

  4. Luanne Ford says:

    Wonderful inspiration today! I haven’t stamped on twill much, but I know it works great! Love the card with the Jovial papers, hope I can find a scrap of it to play with your fun combination. Thanks Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      I have to chime in here — 3 out of 4 of you refer to me stamping on twill. I haven’t stamped on twill in any of these projects, though it is certainly a fun option!

      You are likely seeing the Happy Birthday Tags on the first card — they are just stamped on paper and cut with Spellbinders Lacey Pennants, as is indicated in the written text.

  5. Kelly Sas says:

    I just love the bright cheerful look when using that twill on cards. Almost looks like the 70’s all over again!

  6. Laraine R says:

    Great cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Toni Storie says:

    Wow, love all of your samples and the twill looks amazing! The striped twill is really fun too!

  8. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Sharon! I love your trio of Autumn cards. So pretty! Like you I think of Fall and manly cards but you’ve just shown how great it would be to add twill ribbon to anything! The addition of twine with twill is just gorgeous as well. I love your samples you show us, so inspirational!!

  9. Lynda K says:

    Wonderful collection of clean and simple cards…just what is needed at this time of year.

  10. Carla Suto says:

    Absolutely gorgeous projects, Sharon! You always have such inspirational ideas!

  11. Denise Bryant says:

    Great twill and twine ideas today! Always such great cards to feature the ribbons and show them off. Very pretty. Love the one sheet wonder idea and really haven’t done it myself.

  12. So many gorgeous cards!!! Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win the twill!

  13. Rosemary D says:

    absolutely beautiful projects as always, but i love, love, love the first set of cards! the crisp white with the blue/green combo makes for some really stunning cards!

  14. Darlene says:

    Beautiful cards as always and twill you have in your store is very luscious. Thanks for sharing and the blog candy.

  15. Bev J. says:

    I don’t have twill ribbon and really like the look of the white on white. The leaves you stamped for your backgrounds look great!

  16. Love the trio of Autumn cards Sharon, the twill suits them perfectly. It is a ribbon I haven’t used much lately, but will have to put to use again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Juanita in Ohio says:

    What a wonderful one sheet wonder! It is so thoughtful of you to suggest the one-quarter sheet because I am very happy about not taking forever to make one, great suggestion and thank you for sharing it with us. The Kaleidascope pads are fun pads to use…an I never use mine; however, I’ve been given a good push.

  18. Anita A says:

    Stunning cards! I love the bright and cheery cards.

  19. Congrats to your lucky winner and love the variety you’ve shared today! TFS!

  20. Susan G says:

    You are the real queen of CAS! I just wish my attempts came close to yours. Love the idea of twill with baker’s twine.

  21. Bernice P says:

    Hi Sharon.. Love the cards.. especially the Kaleidacolors.. I haven’t seen those in a long time.. will have to check out your inventory

  22. Marisa says:

    Fabulous showcase of cards, Sharon. Just loooove the one with the variegated leaf on it and the paper you created with the same leaf.

  23. Caryn Schmidt says:

    Love the colors, love the ribbons, love the stamps!

  24. Becky Johnson says:

    Thanks for the additional gift ideas. I just hope mine turn out as nicely as yours.
    The only twill I have is the basic vanilla color. Would love to graduate to the striped ones. Thanks for the chance.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

  25. gorgeous CAS cards! I love that striped ribbon!

  26. brodi45 says:

    Bonsoir de la France – Je trouve vos cartes superbes et quelle beau fini avec les rubans!! à bientôt

  27. Lynda Hill says:

    Thanks, Sharon, for the different looks with twill. I never really knew how to use it other than on a gentleman’s card. Didn’t realize it came in so many pretty colors. It has added so much to your very pretty cards….

  28. I love the pin cushion. So adorable! Twill is a staple in my craft room too but I also love the more modern striped twill. Fab colours!

  29. Kathie says:

    Love what you did with the twill – so many great ideas! And will have to create some of my own papers also – love the one page wonders – but I am not surprised as you are a one woman wonder!! 🙂 Thanks again for the inspiration.

  30. Charlene says:

    Sharon, your clean and simple yet elegant cards never cease to amaze me! I feel a major CASE coming on. That pin cushion is so adorable!!

  31. Hi Sharon~

    I love how you share so many ideas of how to use the twill ribbon. I saw Michelle and Deb’s cards…all so beautiful!

    I just love this striped ribbon…I think it can add so much to a card. And, I love your idea of putting a piece of Baker’s Twine tied around the twill! I can do that! I know I can! And, I love how you put it all around different objects. That would give my art room a special look if the baskets had it going around the front top of lid…everything would look so pretty.

    Thank you for the chance to win this twill ribbon. I am not experienced in making bows and all…so I need a tough, strong and reliable ribbon…because it will take several times for me to get the bow right!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  32. Deb Saaranen says:

    Love all of your cards, but especially the one sheet wonders…your stamping is done to perfection..looks just like designer paper!

  33. Kathy W says:

    Twill is my “go to” ribbon. I like to use it on nature cards. I love that little pin cushion; what a great idea for a gift. My favorite cards are that holiday card and the bright, fun ones done with the Pixie Cosmo Cricket papers. Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration.

  34. Stacie says:

    Awesome cards! Love those colored leaves and the ribbon!!

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  36. Tina says:

    Excellent projects. Very pretty.


  37. Faye says:

    Great to see twill used in such clever ways!

  38. jean w. says:

    Sharon, you are so helpful! Your cards are so great and I love the cas style! Thanks!

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