Apr 28 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Father’s Day

Welcome!  Today our weekly Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style Hop brings us some Father’s Day creations.  Many say that masculine cards are harder for them to make — so we hope to offer just a few ideas today that maybe you can use!  My card is quite simple and makes use of a recycled tag:

My focal image tag is actually from a pair of Levi’s.  Yes, I do save all the tags I come across that look like they’d be fun to use.  I have a huge drawer full — LOL!   About 5 or 6 years ago I was making a lot of cards with similar type tags from blue jeans.  They made up easily into fun cards, so I thought I’d try one again today, and was super pleased with how well my tag matched the paper pad used today.

Paper:  6×6 Pad by BoBunny – Weekend Market

You can see all the coordinates to Weekend Market here.

If you don’t have any tags on hand to recycle, you can certainly make your own tag from scratch or you can use items from the Weekend Market Noteworthy Die Cuts pack.

This card is 6.5 x 4.75″ to perfectly fit inside an A6 Clear Box, both for protection and presentation.

The layered stars were cut using Spellbinders Stars Five, elevated with 3D Foam Squares.

The cording is Burlap Cording in Burgundy, knotted on the ends and held in place at the highest point with a small glue dot.

The bracket type edging was fun and easy to make using Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Edges Two.  Although I didn’t use an insert today, combining Spellbinders Edgeabilites edges with the inserts gives you an unending combination of pretty and fun edges.

The stamp set used is Happy Father’s Day by Our Daily Bread Designs.

Here’s the card inside using the same pad – Weekend Market.

Happy Father’s Day was the stamp set used again.  The tool box was stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye and the sentiment was stamped over it in VersaFine Onyx Black.

And did you GET IT?  The jean tag on the front is from Carpenter jeans, and the inside has a tool box?  LOL!!!  My attempt at being clever!

All coordinates to Weekend Market can be seen here.

All 6×6 pads by Bo Bunny can be seen here.

All product by Bo Bunny can be seen here.

All stamps in stock by Our Daily Bread Designs can be seen here.

All items in the Masculine Category can be seen here.

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


Other Father’s Day/Masculine Ideas

Since our blog hop has fewer participants than normal today, I thought I’d take the liberty of pointing out some other ideas for Father’s Day or a masculine theme in general.

This is the Stamp  Simply A Proper Gentleman KIT.  It’s been around for a few years, but I keep making it up as it continues to be in demand.  The paper pad is an 8×8 by Graphic 45 and is along the lines of classy/masculine/vintage and is a true keeper when it comes to masculine pads.

I did this card about 2 years ago using A Proper Gentleman Kit and Comfort, a clear set by Wordsworth.

This is a gift card or cash holder that I made about 1.5 years ago using A Proper Gentleman Kit.  The stamp is a retired JustRite stamp.

Here’s the inside — quick and easy, peasy!

And I would be remiss when we are talking about masculine themed projects if I didn’t point out this Timepiece Card Kit by Bo Bunny.  If you want quick cards, this is most definitely the way to go.  You can still dress them up more if you like, but there are adequate supplies in the Bo Bunny Card Kits to completely finish them off.

This is a set of cards I made about a year ago using the Timepiece Card Kit by Bo Bunny.  Quick, easy and FUN!!!  Everything you need is included in these kits — cards, envelopes and all embellishments (which are punch out — super easy).

If you’d like to see each card photographed individually — click here.

All Card Kits by Bo Bunny can be seen here.

Check out our Masculine Category for more masculine themed items.


Store News

37  Colors of Tim Holtz Distress Inks have been added to the store. See them here.

Beautifully vintage Seam Binding is now available in 48 colors. See them all here.

For your FREE copy of My Prima Place – Volume 1 refer to this post.

For a quick glance at the NEW product out by Webster’s Pages refer to this post.

All the new JustRite releases can be seen and ordered here.  They are available for immediate shipment to you.

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!!!

There is a lot of new paper with olders pads at reduced priced — search by the size you prefer (6×6, A4, 8×8, 12×12)  and then you can narrow it down by manufacturer.

There are a lot of NEW Spellbinders dies, with much of the older supply at reduced prices.

Spellbinders double embossing folders, M-Bossabilities, are in stock!  Fabulous idea by Spellbinders — you get 2 embossing folder designs for the price of one!

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


Blog  Candy

This is today’s offering of blog candy – Stamp Simply Weekend Market Kit

This Stamp Simply Weekend Market Kit is also available for purchase as the complete Kit shown above, or the items can be purchased individually as well.  The Kit contains:

6×6 Pad by Bo BunnyWeekend Market

Wood Clocks by Prima

1/2 Woven Burlap by May Arts – 3 yards in Ivory

Burlap Cording by May Arts – 3 yards in Burgundy

Burlap String by May Arts – 10 yards each Natural, Navy, Bittersweet

5/8″ Twill by May Arts – 3 yards each Champagne, Antique Gold

As always, 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, May 1 and will be posted here on my blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

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

Good luck!


Link List

Please hop over to see the FAB Father’s Day creations the Stamp Simply Deisgners came up with:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Holly McMillen

Deb Saaranen


Thank you all so much for stopping in today!  Hope you enjoyed our little hop today.  We had fun putting these projects together!

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you real soon!

51 responses so far

51 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Father’s Day”

  1. Pam says:

    These cards are fabulous! It is difficult for me to make masculine cards. Thanks for all the inspiration! Fabulous giveaway, too!

  2. Carol E Brooker says:

    Great cards, love the paper, thank you so much for sharing them and the chance to win.

  3. Dee in NH says:

    The projects today from all of you are just fabulous!!!! I love that you re-used that Levi’s tag! It’s absolutely perfect for this card!

  4. Rebecca W says:

    Fun cards for dad- thanks for sharing ideas!

  5. Beth Greco says:

    Jean Tags? What a great idea!! Love that. Other projects look great too. Love some manly inspiration.

  6. Alina says:

    Wonderful cards! Love the manly look of the cards! Have a great Saturday!

  7. Debbie Dunham says:

    Wonderful masculine cards! Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy!

  8. lisa808 says:

    Thanks for the great masculine card ideas–they are always so difficult.

  9. Kelly Wentling says:

    What a great idea to recycle a jeans tag! You are brillant! Thanks you for showing us great examples to make our masculine cards. I just wanted to tell you that your prices and color selection for seam binding are fantastic! I couldn’t believe the savings Sharon!

  10. Peggy Allen says:

    I love the use of the levi’s tag. I will have to start saving clothing tags. My dad always has a pair of Levi’s on and this would be perfect for him. Your other projects and the other DT projects were also great and have given so much inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.
    God bless,

  11. Nan G says:

    Love this card! What a great use of clothing tags! I’ll have to remember this! Cool papers too?

  12. Toni Storie says:

    What a wonderful sampling of masculine cards. Now, I don’t feel so bad about keeping tags, too!

  13. Faye says:

    Thanks for the ideas for masculine cards. I also save great tags!

  14. Deborah B. says:

    Sharon, I have been following you for years. You never cease to amaze and inspire me. And today’s card is no exception. You use your techniques and materials to create exquiste cards!

  15. Colleen Horner says:

    Yep, I love these cards. Today’s is so purrrrrfect for Father’s Day. Now I will have to buy DH a new pair of jeans so I will have a tag to make a card for him for F’s D.
    Oh yes and place the order for the kit!


  16. Ha ha..great re-purpose on the jeans tag!! Love the card and that smashing paper!! I really like that G45 paper too-reminds me of ties.

  17. Fabulous cards Sharon! What a great idea using tags – will have to start saving. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. I want to win!! LOL LOVE that paper!! I am a sucker for these colors and your card is so sharp! That Levi tag is brilliant…. especially since I have a son named Levi! Right on, girl!

  19. Queen Mary says:

    Sharon, thanks so much for all these ideas! Off to check out all the cool stuff!

  20. Sandy calder says:

    What excellent examples of MALE cards!!! Love the use of the LEVI tags on the first one, what a great idea. I’ll be sure to look at tags from now on before chucking into my recycle bin:) The carpenter card would be perfect for my son’s b-day:) Off to check out all the links now:)

  21. Stacie says:

    Great ideas for male themed cards! I really need to make some to have in my stash!

  22. Sue D says:

    Thanks for showing so many masculine ideas and products. I like how you used the Levis tag on your card.

  23. Kristine Vencel says:

    Wonderful assortment of masculine cards! It’s always a difficult category for me. Can’t use flowers & bling on them. Thank you for sharing your designs.

  24. Pat says:

    Hi Sharon,

    You and the ladies make such great and easy looking masculine cards. I love them all. You ladies have really given me some ideas for Fathers Day cards for the men in my family.
    Thanks so very much for sharing your talents.

  25. Marisa says:

    Fabulous samples, Sharon! Great papers and goodies too. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  26. LynneZ says:

    Another clever card Sharon. I always find that masculine cards are the hardest to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Ellen B says:

    Great ideas! I find masculine ideas the most difficult.

  28. rush says:

    fantastic projects. thank you for sharing.

  29. wow, love the candy and I love the cards you made, they are so fabulous

  30. Lu C says:

    What perfect timing! I need to make a card for my BIL. And like many other card makers, maculine is not my strong suit. But with all the great cards you have shown…I think I can nail this! Thank you for the opportunity to win that gorgeous prize!

  31. Lee-Anne says:

    Sharon, using the actual Levi stuff is pure genious! Love all your wonderful masculine inspiration, but the Levi card is uber creative!

  32. iReneM says:

    Gorgeous samples – great ideas for Fathers Day

  33. Caryn says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who considers using clothing tags! Some of them are really quality materials and very creative to boot. Lovely masculine papers in the ribbon candy, but then again how do you go wrong with Graphic 45?

  34. Fabulously creative Sharon!! Love your cards, masculine or feminine!!

  35. BethH says:

    Great Father’s Day ideas- thanks.

  36. Kathy S says:

    thanks for the inspiration- male cards are always a challenge and I love your ideas-thanks.

  37. Hi Sharon~

    Wonderful cards! I love the tag you chose for your 1st card! It also has Levi on it…one of the 12 tribes of Israel! I thought the way you combined the Carpenter and the tool box was great…and it also reminded me of my Lord, Christ Jesus! Love how much depth you have with that star…and I love that ODBD stamp that you chose. It is wonderful for Father’s Day!

    I have loved this kit since the first time I saw it. The rich colors. The variety of design papers. Half of the papers you show in the photo look like my husband’s ties! And, I love how well the Bo Bunny papers fit in with the others. The wood time pieces are so darn cute! You’re right, they could make a card on their own! Thank you for offering such an amazing set for this week’s prize. They’re all amazing…but I have my hopes set for this one!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  38. Charlotte says:

    WOW! Absolutely LOVE all of your masculine cards! Thanks for sharing so many! Masculine cards are always a challenge – and, you rose to the occasion with style! LOVE the Levi/Carpenter tag you used on your first card. That’s an ingenious idea … recycling clothing tags! I’ll never look at a tag in the same way again. And, I love the layered stars and the dimension you achieved with them. Thank you for offering such fantastic blog candy again this week. LOVE those papers, and you’ve chosen some fantastic items to complement them.

  39. Tina says:

    Great Father’s Day Cards.

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  40. Carol R says:

    Such fabulous cards! Love the papers and designs.

  41. Rosemary D says:

    stunning masculine cards!! just love your style!

  42. Carla Suto says:

    Fantastic masculine creations, Sharon! Each one has just the perfect combination of colors, papers, stamps and embellishments!

  43. LOVE, LOVE your masculine cards — I always enjoy the challenge of coming up with masculine cards and have a son & stepson born on the same day 16 years apart in December, so it is advantageous to have those birthday cards done far in advance — LOL! Sooo fun to have more male card ideas to add to my arsenal!

  44. Betty Goodson says:

    I agree masculine cards are harder, just becuase I can’t use all the pretty ribbon and flowers. Unfortunately, my dad and only brother are gone, but I still have brother-in-laws and lots of friends, so ideas are appreciated. these were great.

  45. Diana Newman says:

    Great masculine cards for Father’s Day!

  46. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Great cards. Love the insides too. I never would have thought of that! Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Linda Carson says:

    Quite handsome cards!

  48. elainec says:

    Fantastic man cards , I have now plenty of inspiration for cards as well as layouts.
    Thank you.x

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