May 05 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – All Strung Out!

Welcome!  Today our weekly Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style Hop brings us some creations  using STRING.  Yes, our design team is  ALL STRUNG OUT today!  I can’t wait to see what they all come up with!  Here’s my project today using string:

The card is standard A2 sized (5.5 x 4.25″) and will be stored and presented in an A2 Clear Box (great for mailing, too)!

All designer paper is from the 6×6 Prima Pad – Almanac.

All coordinates to the Almanac Collection can be seen here, and on this card I used not only the 6×6 pad but also the Charme Roses in Almanac and the Wood Buttons in Almanac.

The stamp set used today is Botanical Medallions and Banners — one of the brand NEW clear sets by JustRite that I am really loving!  The image from that set was cut using the JustRite die made by Spellbinders that coordinates with so many JustRite Sets, Nested Oval Medallion Labels, and the gorgeous banner is cut with a brand new die made by Spellbinders for JustRite called Vintage Label and Banner Dies.  This fabulous new die set coordinates with the following JustRite cling sets:

Violette Vintage Labels

Going Places Vintage Labels

Anchors Away

Vintage Rose Medallions

I can tell you right now, I am NOT going to get enough of that banner die — I JUST love it.  I’m so glad it coordinates with so many sets!  I have that banner popped up with the smallest of the foam squares from this 3D Foam Squares package — a perfect size!

The image is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto a piece from the Almanac 6×6 pad.

All coordinates to the Almanac Collection can be seen here.

The cardstock used in SU Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Many fun things happening here.  Doing the ribbon/floral portion of a card is always a super fun part for me!  I’ve wrapped Burlap String around my card front several times.  It’s super easy.  Just apply some Scor Tape, either 1/8″ or 1/4″, to the card front.  Wrap over the tape and your strands of string stay perfectly in place, no slipping.

I created my floral bouquet using roses from the Charme Roses pack – Almanac.  These roses come in a variety of sizes, all fairly small,  and they are on wire stems.  This allows me to create a little bouquet by twisting the stems together.  I usually just cut the wire stems off once my bouquet is formed, but this time I decided to wrap my stems in 1/4″ Silk – Champagne, like how they do wedding bouquets.  It was fun for a change!

I then used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue (super cheap from superstores) to adhere my layers.   First was a double bow of 1/4″ Silk Champagne made on the Original Bow Easy.  Next were a few bows just tied by hand using the Burlap String Black. And on top I adhered my little wired stemmed bouquet.  I am very generous with my usage of glue.  Once dried my floral/bow arrangements couldn’t be pulled apart if tried!  They are rock solid.

All string type ribbon can be seen here.

And see the button on the right?  That is from the Wood Buttons pack by Prima – Almanac.  I tied my button with the same string and glued on.  I LOVE when everything coordinates.  You just can’t go wrong when you have matching coordinates before you begin!

Here’s the inside using the same paper pad and same stamp set as linked above.

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


Store News

And I’m so excited to say that the JustRite MAY RELEASE is ready to PRE-ORDER –  It will be ready to ship by mid-week. I was SO thrilled with this month’s JustRite release.  They just keep getting better and better! They are listed in the store for pre-order and will ship to you when they are received — expected to be mid-next week.  You can see all the new releases in large view quickly on this post.

The JustRite May Release ready for Pre-Order can be ordered here.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks in 37 colors

Seam Binding in 48 colors

My Prima Place – Volume 1 still available for FREE with purchase – see details on this post.

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

All the early spring 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 older 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

Today’s blog candy is a $20 Gift Certificate to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Select your OWN winning prize package!

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 8 and will be posted on Sharon’s blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

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

Good luck!


Link List

I know you’ll enjoy the creations by our fabulous design team members:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Holly McMillen

Linda Duke


I’m so glad you stopped in today – thank you SO much.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend — see you soon!


49 responses so far

49 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – All Strung Out!”

  1. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! I love the papers and the beautiful flowers! The burlap string is perfect with your elegant design!

  2. Jan D. says:

    Love your card and, of course, another chance to win blog candy. Thanks for the card idea.

  3. Debbie Dunham says:

    Beautiful card! I never know what to do with string lol. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy!

  4. Dee in NH says:

    Beautiful card! Love that black string you used and the bouquet is fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win too!

  5. Lynda says:

    Stunning card! I agree that JustRite has some wonderful new images. Love the way you embellished your card.

  6. Darlene G says:

    I would love to get such a beautiful card if I was getting married. Just gorgeous.

  7. Carol E Brooker says:

    Beautiful card, love the sentiment, thank you so much for sharing it and the chance to win.

  8. Bobbi Miller says:

    This card is, as always, just gorgeous! I love the “old world” look of it. A dear friend’s daughter is getting married in October. This design would be great with her theme. Silver/Ivory with a touch of blush. Mind if I CASE it? I love the new Justrite products; my order is coming shortly! Thanks for sharing your beautiful talents!

  9. So pretty! Everything goes together so nicely. I think I have a banner somewhere and will have to go hunting for it after seeing your beautiful creation! thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Sue D says:

    Great idea for a theme and I like your use of the string.

  11. lisa808 says:

    Beautiful card & flowers.

  12. Alina says:

    Great card! The embellishments are awesome!

  13. Lynn says:

    Lovely card and pleased to find out the flowers can be purchased!

  14. Shirley Lee says:

    Gorgeous card! Your embellishments are unbelievable. It just amazes me how you come up with these wonderful ideas each week. You go, girl! Love your prize this week, too. Thank you.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  15. PatR says:

    Your site is my new “go-to” each weekend to get inspired. I love the black burlap combined with the silk wrap – beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Mary Davis says:

    Great card–I always like your ribbons and embellishments.

  17. Caryn says:

    I got so excited when I saw your musical touches on this card, I love music themed anything! There’s so much going on with this card I will have to come back again for a second look to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Beautiful as usual Sharon!

  18. jean w. says:

    Beautiful card and I love the black string and bows you made with around the flowers! Great prize too!

  19. Pati L says:

    Very pretty card, love the colors and your black string with the flowers. The black string is very nice here, doesn’t cover up too much of the pretty background, adding just the right touch!

  20. Linda Carson says:

    Quite stunning! No one does embellishments of flowers and ribbon like you! You have the perfect eye for details!

  21. Charlotte says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the papers you used, and your bouquet is fabulous. Love the way you incorporated the black string. I’m all thumbs when it comes to adding string. I never seem to know how to get it in place correctly.
    And, the gift certificate you made is equally gorgeous! Thank you for so generously offering weekly blog candy.

  22. Laraine R says:

    Your card is gorgeous as always! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  23. Kelly Sas says:

    Been gone for 20 days overseas with very limited Internet. Sure missed your.og and creativity! Thanks for the tip about the Scor-tape for string staying put.

  24. yvonne says:

    Love it ,very pretty!

  25. Fernanda says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the paper and flowers!

  26. So pretty! Great details! Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Diana Newman says:

    Fantastic card! Love the sentiment inside and the banner on the front!

  28. Bernice says:

    Hi Sharon.. I love this card and the sentiment inside is awesome…the flowers in the corner are just the right touch.. thanks

  29. Kathy S says:

    wow- this is a beautiful card (as usual) love all the layers and the new stamp set and die set of banners.

  30. Carol R says:

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the paper and the flower embellishment that accompanies it. Just beautiful.

  31. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely card! Such beautiful details!
    Thanks for a chance at the gift certificate! Sounds like fun to choose a prize!

  32. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Love the colors and I especially appreciate the way you finish the inside of the card! Thanks for a chance at the blog candy!

  33. rush says:

    beautiful card and a fun little gift certificate! thank you for sharing.

  34. Beautiful card! Love the paper and the floral/string/ribbon embellishment is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration Sharon.

  35. Ellen B says:

    I always expect to see beautiful cards and wonderful ideas on your blog? You never let me down. Love all the cards, and thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Joanne O'Brien says:

    Great card! As always! I love your blog hops!

  37. Marilyn says:

    Just love this card it’s so gorgeous with all th e little flowers . Really like how you used the twine .

  38. Stacie says:

    Very beautiful card!

  39. Your work just keeps getting prettier and prettier all the time! These cards are stunning!!!!!! LOVE that Prima collection, and the ribbon bow on the 2nd card is so amazing! I really have to get one of those Bow Easy thingy-ma-bobs! Anyways, thanks for always providing such great inspiration!

  40. Rebecca W says:

    I love the flowers on your lovely card.

  41. Babe O'Mara says:

    Beautiful card, love the sentiment. The flowers are so lovely too. TFS.

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  42. Helen F says:

    A truly beautiful card. So pretty. I love all the flowers.

  43. Lorraine M. says:

    Lovely! Love that banner!

  44. Joni52 says:

    Your card is stunning. Love all your ribbons.

  45. Toni Storie says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love all the matchy-matchy products too! The burlap string is fabulous to work with and one of my favorites!

  46. Drlbpgtjdomq says:

    So pretty! Everything goes together so nicely. I think I have a banner somewhere and will have to go hunting for it after seeing your beautiful creation! thanks for the inspiration!

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