Apr 06 2012

JustRite Challenge Sponsored by Stamp Simply – Pretty Papers

Today The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is sponsoring the Friday Challenge on the JustRite Blog and it’s a fun one!

It is Challenge #70 entitled Pretty Papers“. JustRite is asking everyone to create your own designer paper“. You can use ANY JustRite stamp set including the new background stamps.  The sky’s the limit!!

You can read all the details of the challenge over at the JustRite Blog.

Please plan to play along for your chance at winning the prize package offered by The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, shown at the end of this post.

And now here’s my project for the JustRite challenge to create pretty papers.

Stripes – I love them!  Every time I open and first use a new pad of paper, I pull out a sheet of narrow stripes and pair it up with another sheet of pattern, often florals.  I just love the classic look of narrow strips.  However, often pads don’t have stripes and if they do, it’s usually only 2 or 3 sheets at most.

I was totally elated when JustRite came out with the  Ticking Stripe Background stamp.  I will never again have to be wishing for that sheet of stripes as I can make my own in ANY color that I need.  Today’s stripes were stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Rose onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock, and it was a fabulous color match to the paper pad used – Charlotte’s Dream by Kaisercraft.

And just one word about the versatility of the Ticking Stripes.  I have used them today on a rather elegant card but this classic stripe can work in a vareity of situations.  I saw a card done with the stripes run horizontally in red to create a US flag, they can be stamped over designer paper to give a diffrerent, but coordinated look, and they can certainly be very vintage when working in that direction.  Ticking Stripes will fit into just about any design scheme.

And as to my card for today — when I began making it last evening, it was going to be a wedding card as I have at least 7 or 8 weddings to create cards for this summer. However, before I was finished, I realized I needed another feminine sympathy card, so I changed courses.

The With Sympathy banner at the card bottom was created using With Sympathy by JustRite and the banner was cut using Spellbinders Nautical Frames and Accents.

Here you can see a close up view of those Ticking Stripes and how well they compliment the florals.

Ribbon used is 1.25″ Silk Ribbon by May Arts in Champagne.  The bow was made on the Original Bow Easy.

Flowers are by Prima – both Angelica Roses in Jewel and Fairtytale Roses in Coral (the red pack).

The pins are by Prima also – Petal Pins.  They come in 3 styles and these are the pearls.

I use Aleene’s glues from superstores on my floral cluster.  It is very inexpensive and holds tight.  Once my cluster is created, I do hold and press a bit until the glue takes hold.  Once dried, it’s on forever.  When I make a bulkier cluster such as this, the pins are glued in as well.

And this is the card inside, made to coordinate with the front, using the same Ticking Stripe background stamp.  Using the same ink pad, I then stamped the beatiful rose from With Sympathy over the ticking stripes. Then using Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink I stamped on the sentiment, also from With Sympathy.  I hope this card brings some comfort to the recipient.

This card is a standard A2 size – 5.5 x 4.25″.  As always, I insert all my bulkier cards into a Clear Box upon completion to protect them.  This card fits into the A2 Clear Box.  The Clear Boxes are also fabulous for presenting the card to the recipient and they can be mailed as well.

All items used on this project are availalbe at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked above.


Play along at the JustRite Blog for your chance to win this prize package from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

Prize package from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Play along and try to win over at the JustRite Blog.

This prize package contains:

1 pad of Charlotte’s Dream by Kaisercraft (the pad I used today)

2 packages of Prima Flowers – Trellis Roses in Fontaine (Michelle used them today) and Angelica Roses in Jewel (I used these today)

2 packages of Kaisercraft Pearls – Champagne and Blush

9 yards of May Arts Ribbon – 1.5″ Silky Crushed Ribbon – 3 yards each of Rose, Teal, Brown


Store News

I am so pleased to say that the entire new JustRite release is on order and will be arriving early next week for shipment to you.

All the new JustRite releases can be seen and pre-ordered here.

I have NEVER been so excited about a JustRite release as I am this one — the images are just SO beautiful!  I can’t wait to use them!

All other new items listed in the store can be seen quickly here under What’s New?

As usual, the Prima flower section is filled to over flowing with gorgeous flowers!!!

And there is much at reduced prices – check out the Sale Bins or Specials.


Link List

A couple of the Stamp Simply Designers are participating in the challenge over at the Just Rite Blog.  Check out their creations here:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (that’s me, you are here)

Michelle Woerner

Barb Schram

And go to the JustRite Blog for the challenge details and some fabulous inspiration.  Participating at the JustRite Blog is what qualifies you for the prize package shown above.


Thank you SO much for stopping in today — always glad to see you!

We WILL be back tomorrow (Saturday) with our regular Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style post — so hope to see you then!

Have a wonderful end to your week!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “JustRite Challenge Sponsored by Stamp Simply – Pretty Papers”

  1. Barb Schram says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! LOVE the rose stamped with your inside sentiment, so cool! The colors, your pretty paper, and those Prima flowers are just perfect!

  2. Jamie says:

    This card is stunning and I agree, that ticking stripe will be so very versatile. I have a question: what is used between the pearls on the stick pins? They’re beautiful!

    • Sharon says:

      Jamie — the stick pins are purchased that way — please refer to the link for Petal Pins by Prima beneath the close up photo of the floral cluster. Sharon

  3. lynn says:

    the stripes and the floral paper go so beautifully.. and the colors are so gorgeous..

    i love the addition of the flowers too.. and the added stickpins.. wow

  4. Marisa says:

    Gorgeous card and love those flowers! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter πŸ™‚

  5. Oh Sharon! This card is so elegant and stunning!
    Love all the details,and your background is just gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing and for sponsoring this new challenge!

    Blessing to you and your Family for a Beautiful Easter!


  6. Lynda says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon. You always amaze me with your ‘special’ touches to a card.
    Easter blessings to you and your family.

  7. Barbara A. says:

    Beautiful card, love the “ticking stripe” too! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  8. Rebekka says:

    What a stunning card..Gorgeous paper and love those stick pins.

  9. Kristine Vencel says:

    You are right on in my opinion on the versatility of the ticking stripe. It’s a “must have” stamp!

  10. Cindy Eaton says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  11. Sheri H says:

    STUNNING card as always! Just beautiful inside and out! Thanks for all your inspiration and sponsoring our challenge πŸ˜‰

  12. […] If you missed yesterday’s post you might want to check it out.  The  Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is sponsoring the current challenge running at the JustRite Blog, so that gives you another chance to win some Stamp Simply goodies if you play along!  Check it out here. […]

  13. Beate says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! Your stamped background, the paper, ribbon and those gorgeous flowers and hat pins make for one amazing creation.
    Hugs and smiles

  14. Your card is so pretty! I love the mix of patterns and the elegant bow. The sentiment stamped over the rose is a lovely touch. πŸ™‚

  15. Marisa Job says:

    Very pretty card! Love the colors!

  16. thank you for sharing with us, i really like the way you show to us, nice work , keeping it up

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