Dec 17 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Note Cards

Welcome to another Saturday of Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style.  Today we are featuring note cards — thank you, thinking of you, blank — any type of note card that can be kept on hand and is at the ready when needed.

I had fun making my set of note cards for today, and I was on a mission to make some quick and easy, clean and simple cards to keep for myself.  At this time of year I need a lot of quick little thank you cards, so I thought I’d get a head start.  Well, in my *mission mode*, I totally forgot that this challenge is also a *Ribbon Inspiration* post — meaning I SHOULD use ribbon.  Well, not today!  I totally FORGOT — YES, I forgot about adding ribbon — dare I even say that — LOL!  So here is my totally ribbon-less set of cards for today:

I opened a new pad of paper that I hadn’t used before and I just wanted to use as many of the sheets as I could.  I love the combination of vintage and trendy that this pad offers.  AND there is a stamp set to match, so I was good to go!

The paper used is My Mind’s Eye Rosy.

The stamp set used is My Mind Eye Rosy Everything.

All coordinates to the Rosy Collection can be seen here.

All items shown were made with the pad and stamp set linked above.

On this card I used 3 of the paper designs, allowing the printed image on the paper to serve as my focal image.  I like to make cards that take best advantage of the beautiful paper designs.

Here’s another using 3 sheets of paper and again using the printed paper as my focal image.  Aren’t these sheets fun!

All cards are 4.25 x 5.5″ on a base of SU Very Vanilla cardstock.

I stamped on this card — the oval *thank you* is a stamp in the set and I just stamped it right into the oval that was printed on the paper.  Again, I used 3 sheets of printed paper.  These go together SO quickly.

LOVE the classy look of these sheets.  There’s that same *thank you*.  I used Petite Oval Nesties to cut it out.

There’s a really fun mix of papers in this pad.

Again, 3 sheets of paper.  I stamped the 3 half-medallions on the bottom using another of the stamps in the set.

And here’s the last.  It’s one sheet covering the card front.

3D Foam Squares were used as well as Versa Fine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia Ink.

I also used some of the fun stamps in the set to stamp on the insides of the cards.

When done I inserted all 6 cards into an A2 Clear Box where they will safely reside on my kitchen counter so I can write them out as need be at this time of year.  I did put 6 envelopes in the box as well, though they are not in there in the photo — it was  tight squeeze, but they did fit.

I made the belly band out of a piece of recycled postal wrap, wrapped it with black and white Baker’s Twine and adhered one of the stamped images.  Quick and kind of cute!  The belly band goes with the style of cards.  It actually would be a cute idea for a gift one of these days.

And here’s the A2 Clear Box, minus the contents.    When these cards are all used up, I plan to fill my box up again.  I’m very excited at the thought of keeping this full at all times, close and  handy in my kitchen so those thank you notes will get written and mailed promptly.  The belly band slips right off so the box can be used again and redecorated for another theme if one wanted to.

I’m really enjoying all the My Mind’s Eye collections.  You can see them all here.

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


Much remains on sale as we approach Christmas.

Some categories to check out are:




Scor-It Score Boards

Scor-Pal Score Boards

Kaisercraft MDF Alterables

Sale Bins



Blog Candy

(photo goes here – LOL!)

I’m running VERY late.  Yes, there is blog candy.  The photo will be coming, I promise!

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, December 20 and will be posted here on my blog on Wednesday.

You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Good luck!


Now please check out the wonderful projects done by the Design Team:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram


Thank you so much for stopping in today.  As always, we love having you come and love hearing what you have to say.  Thank you!

This will be the last Ribbon Inspiration post for 2011.  We all need a few weeks off to spend enjoying the Christmas holiday.  We will continue to create and post, but at will, not on a schedule.   Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style resumes on Saturday, January 7.  Hope to see you then.

In the meantime, enjoy your Christmas preparations!

See you soon!

57 responses so far

57 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Note Cards”

  1. michelle b says:

    Simply, beautiful cards. I am in love with all things Minds Eye. And this collection is no exception. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas.

  2. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! I just love the note cards and the paper you used, thank you for sharing them.

  3. Mara Adkins says:

    Beautiful note cards. You gals are creating the prettiest cards ever!

  4. Cheryl G says:

    Love all your work…so inspiring! Merry Christmas!

  5. Beth Greco says:

    Love your set of cards!! Just beautiful showcase of the DP. However, I must say my ribbon addiction is feeling the loss. 😉

  6. Loydene says:

    I LOVE each and every one of these cards …. and totally plan to CASE all of them AND the idea for packaging!

  7. I love the simplicity and mailability of these. Nice, nice, nice.

  8. Natali says:

    Simple gorgeous. And love your idea with decor of box.

  9. Sue D says:

    Fabulous set of note cards!

  10. Kelly Sas says:

    I love ea and every one of these cards! What a great idea too. I love mysteries so this blog candy is fun. Thanks and have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas.

  11. Carole says:

    Sharon, awesome note cards! Love the idea and blog candy too. Thanks so much for your kind heartedness. Merry Christmas Sharon to you and yours … Carole

  12. Darlene G says:

    All of the papers are so beautiful. And you know how much I love the boxes.

  13. Donna S. says:

    Beautiful note cards! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  14. Leah Renfro says:

    Sharon, I am such a fan of MME paper and you have outdone yourself with these. I am not usually a CAS card maker but these inspired me to let the paper just speak for itself. Beautiful

  15. MaryBeth Hudson says:

    WOW, what great note cards! I love MME everything! HAPPY HOLIDAYS,Sharon.

  16. LynneZ says:

    Sharon love your note card set. Simply lovely. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

  17. debby says:

    Mystery blog candy! How exciting! My Mind’s Eye is one of my favorite company’s and I am inspired just looking through one of their packs of paper. Your cards are very beautiful and I will be borrowing some of the ideas for my own projects. Enjoy the season and take time for yourself. Merry Christmas

  18. debbie walker says:

    Love your cards, love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations. It sure helps those who are creatively challenged, lol.

  19. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous notecard set, Sahron! I love the papers and the beautiful presentation! I have this paper pad so I am definitely going to use your designs for inspiration!

  20. Nelda Deakins says:

    Stunning notecards and the papers used are to die for! Thanks for sharing your great project and hosting the hop! Now to find the papers, etc. Nelda in TN

  21. You always create such wonderful cards, and this collection is no different.

  22. yvonne says:

    Great collection!

  23. Charlene says:

    Love these cards, Sharon but I think my favorite touch is the torn paper bag! Too clever!

  24. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Fabulous collection of cards! It seems such a novel idea to me to have something ready BEFORE I need it, LOL. I read once that Lady Diana would have her thank you cards ready whenever she needed one, like, before she even went to the event! I M-U-S-T give this a chance. “TFS and Happy Holidays!”

  25. Corrine Ann says:

    Lovely note cards! Your cards always seem so effortless and I know that sometimes you must struggle too, as some of the rest of do. Thanks so much for all your inspiration and card ideas. I know I should “whip” some up for little gifts along with a set for myself. Merry Christmas!

  26. jean w. says:

    Love the Mind’s Eye paper and stamps! Great gift idea too! Thanks for all your sharing during 2011 and may you have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

  27. Peggy Allen says:

    The cards look great even without the ribbon. Love the MME paper.
    Christmas blessings,

  28. Kathy S says:

    cute card set -this paper pad and stamp sets look awesome thanks for inspiration and sharing

  29. S. Patterson says:

    I love the simple elegance of these cards, and how you made the design of these lovely MME papers work for you. Totally inspiring!!

  30. Lou says:

    These cards are really attractive with the twine. It shows that sometimes “less is more”. I for one tend to over-think what I’m trying to create. Well done.

  31. Sandy Hays says:

    You are SO creative with your use of different papers. It takes an especially creative mind to come up with the combinations you do. I love your creations!

  32. Diana N. says:

    These are 6 wonderful cards that are complete as they are. Sorry, I don’t miss the ribbon.

  33. SJ says:

    What a nice gift to yourself and pretty too! Anyone would love to receive such a lovely box of note cards.

  34. Barbara Leonard says:

    Oh my gosh! Can’t believe you forgot the ribbon. LOL But these are gorgeous!

  35. Kim Rosati says:

    Especially like the 4th card shown – but they’re all great!

  36. Donna says:

    Wonderfully pretty cards, love how you took advantage and used the printed images already on the paper to your advantage and it all looks great!! One was to make some CAS cards, well not so simple on some as they are gorgeous.
    Thanks for the ideas, and inspiration.

  37. Lynda Hill says:

    Sharon, you always make everything you do look so easy and always with beautiful papers, stamps, ribbon, etc. You are always an inspiration and with these cards…no exception. Thanks for all you do….Merry Christmas!

  38. Laraine R says:

    Very pretty card!! Even with no ribbon!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  39. Donna says:

    Loved all the posts by all the girls , all the cards and note cards were wonderfull. I just love your ribbons, you all do such great work!!
    Thanks for your inspirations throughout the year, really enjoy your blogs.
    Happy New Year.

  40. Stacie says:

    Very pretty cards and notecards!!

  41. Cheryl Bennett says:

    Loved your cards, the papers are so nice! and also loved that “thank you” stamp!

  42. Linda Carson says:

    Such handsome thank you cards! The stamping inside is a nice touch too!

  43. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Too funny! Fabulous cards even if they are Ribbonless!

  44. Toni Storie says:

    Such fabulous quick notecards! I’ll be making some of those for sure before the holidays 🙂

  45. Great card set. Love the stamping on the DP. I really liked the way you have packaged the cards too. No ribbon..shame! But, they will be easier to mail….no ribbon bumps. LOL

  46. Julia says:

    Love the note cards and papers and love your projects!

  47. Janet L. says:

    Such a pretty set! They’d make a wonderful Christmas gift!

  48. Rosemary D says:

    beautiful set of notecards!! love the new MME Lost & Found 2 collections!

  49. Caryn says:

    I love your use of ribbon but it’s nice to see you do some cards without it. These don’t look like they are missing a thing!

  50. Oh how pretty!! I really love gift card sets, wish I could make mine look this good! TFS, and for the mystery blog candy~!

  51. Toni Roberts says:

    I love all the cards. Creative stamping inside. Gives it an added surprise. I think I might borrow that idea. That is if is okay. Very cute.

  52. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love the cards – and to keep them on hand – I always seem to be running behind. Great idea!

  53. Denise Bryant says:

    Great note card assortment! I love the packaging too! It would make a lovely gift.

  54. Nan G says:

    I’m in love with that paper! Classy cards even without ribbon LOL. Happy Holidays!

  55. Sharon F says:

    beautiful as always, love your work! Merry Christmas to you!
    hugs, Sharon F.

  56. Loydene says:

    Thank you AGAIN!!! I’m sitting here with my lovely pile of notes — CASED directly from your post! I really appreciated this idea — so quick, so easy, so CUTE and (really) pretty reasonably priced! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I, for one, would love to see more quick projects like this!

  57. […] the winner from our last Ribbon Inspiration challenge was never posted — my apologies.  The winner was selected from my blog back on Tuesday 12/20, […]

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