May 12 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Red, White & Blue

Welcome!  It’s Saturday, so that means another Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style Hop.  Today it was a color challenge — red, white and blue — with thoughts of the coming Memorial Day in mind; however, ANY type of project was permissible in this color scheme.  I did begin a card for Memoral Day, but my plans were derailed yesterday, as life goes, and it never got completed, so I’ll show you that sometime in the coming week.  I did get a card made with some gingham checks and a bit of a country/vintage theme.  Here it is:

This card makes use of a cut out image from the Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Note Pads.  I have relied on these pads for years.  I love to use these sweet vintage images for projects.  Not only are they lovely, but they are a true life-saver when time is short.

The image used today is from the Little Dolls Image and Journal Notes Pad.

Designer paper used is all from the Double Dutch 6×6 pad by Lily Bee Design.

All pads by Lily Bee Design can be seen here.

Cardstock used is SU Night of  Navy, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

The sentiment used is from a NEW JustRite May release set – Summer Words.  Love these JustRite seasonal word sets.  This same set was used on yesterday’s wedding card.

Other seasonal word sets are Autumn Words, Winter Words and Spring Words.

My sentiment was cut using Spellbinders Square Nestabilities and elevated with a 3D Foam Square.

Fun prints!  I love combining prints!  The ribbon used is 7/8″ Gingham Checks in Red.

The bow was made on the Original Bow Easy.

The button is from a Basic Grey Button Pack (on sale) and it’s tied with Burlap String in Natural.

The inside uses the paper from the same pad.

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


Store News

The JustRite May Releases are in stock and shipping. Please Note: The Vintage Label and Banner Dies have not been received.  I await their receipt, just as JustRite awaits their receipt from Spellbinders.  You are certainly welcome to order this item, realizing its shipment will be delayed from the rest of your order.  My apologies.

You can get a quick glance (large view) of all these new May releases on this post.

You can order all the new May releases here.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks in 37 colors

Seam Binding in 48 colors

My Prima Place Volume 1 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.


Crafty Secrets Images and Journal Notes

As I said above, I have long loved and used the Journal Notes for quick projects.  I do have them listed in the store, but they are very difficult to see with the photos shown in the store — my apologies.  I will no longer be stocking these items as they are no longer being produced by Crafty Secrets, so once sold out, they are gone for good.  Additionally, I have placed them on sale.

They can all be seen in the store for purchase here.

To help you get a better idea of how beautiful these images are, I thought I’d pull up some old photos of projects I’ve done with them over the years.  This will get a bit lengthy — again, my apologies, but it’s the quickest and easiest way for me to show you some of the beautiful images.  Here we go:

I LOVED making this card — from the Summertime pack with 1.5″ Grosgrain Stripe.

This is a favorite sketch I haven’t done in a while!  From the Summertime pack with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.

Also from the Summertime pack with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.

This is from the Little Dolls pack, the same one I used today, with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon and 1.5″ Crochet Lace.

From the Halloween pack with some Chenille Dot Ribbon.

A hanging tag from the Halloween pack with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.

From the Christmas pack with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.

An accordian fold tag card made from the Christmas pack.

Another from the Christmas pack with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.  I embossed the sentiment on top of the image.

Two cards from Birds and Botanicals with 1.25″ Silk Ribbon.  And yes, I had to open two packs.  There is only one of each image per pack.

Another from Birds and Botanicals with 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon and 7/8″ Gingham and a scrap of true vintage lace.

Hope these projects give you an idea of how FUN these little image booklets are!


Blog Candy

Keeping in line with our color theme today, the Blog Candy offered is the Red, White and Blue Ribbon Sampler.

This Stamp Simply Sampler of patriotic colored red, white and blue ribbon contains a total of 21 yards of quality ribbon by May Arts — 1 yard of each of the ribbons shown in the photo.  They are:

1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon – Red, White, Blue

1.5″ Wrinkled Ribbon – Red, White, Blue

3/8″ Gingham – Red, Blue

1.5″ Gingham – Red, Blue

3/8″ Striped Grosgrain – Red, Blue

1.5″ Striped Grosgrain – Red, Blue

7/8″ Gingham – Red, Blue

2″ Wide Stripes – Red, Blue

3/4″ Striped Twill – Red

5/8″ Twill – Red, White

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 15 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 these beautiful creations by Linda and Barb:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Linda Duke

Barb Schram


As always, I  thank you for stopping in to join us today.  Your visits are very much appreciated!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I’ll be back real soon with that 1/2 finished Memorial Day card — LOL!

52 responses so far

52 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Red, White & Blue”

  1. Great cards Sharon! Love the Crafty Secrets Images and all of the beautiful ribbons.

  2. Carla Suto says:

    You make the most gorgeous cards, Sharon! Love every single one!

  3. Evette K. Ciampo says:

    Fantastic cards….wow!!!!!! Just love these ribbons. ekciampo

  4. Kristine Vencel says:

    What a beautiful card even if you made it in a hurry. I can certainly see why you love those vintage designs and continue to use them. They make gorgeous cards just as they are!

  5. Chelsea says:

    I love that vintage patriotic look! It is just fabulous! What a great way to showcase some old-time images.

  6. Diana Newman says:

    Cute card! Love the simplicity of it! Wonderful way to coordinate the inside with the outside.

  7. Mary Davis says:

    Love the red, white and blue. All the cards are beautiful.

  8. Susan G says:

    No one does vintage like you, Sharon. I enjoyed revisiting the earlier cards and my favorite is the one with the Summertime pack. Love the red, white, and blue card.

  9. Rosie Waldt says:

    Your cards are so beautiful as usual – as you know, I LOVE your silk ribbon and am running out so will be ordering soon.

  10. Lou says:

    Ribbon is one of the most beautiful finishing touches to any card. When I see a vintage card it makes me feel warm. I absolutely love them! The blog candy is so pretty and bright. Card ideas are endless with these colors

  11. Laraine R says:

    Great cards!

  12. Ellen B says:

    Your cards are so inspirational! I always look forward to your post.

  13. gorgeous cards… how the ribbon bows are perfect.

  14. jean w. says:

    Love the red, white and blue checked combo!

  15. Lynda says:

    Each and every one of the cards are gorgeous. Love the vintage look of the Crafty Secrets images.

  16. Sue D says:

    Very sweet vintage image–love the gingham too.

  17. Sharon, this is beautiful! I just love it!

  18. Oh my goodness this and all the older cards are so gorgeous!! I love Crafty Secrets, didn’t even know they had these beautiful journaling note pieces.. Wish it was payday 😉 Thanks for the chance 2 win the stunning sampler!

  19. Carol E Brooker says:

    Wow! I just love your cards and all the old pics, thank you so much for sharing them and the chance to win.

  20. Ros Gale says:

    Love your bows, do you use the bow easy or just tie them?

  21. bluemoon says:

    Oh my gosh, I love all your cards and wish I could order every single thing! They’re just beautiful. You’re sooo creative. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Linda Grady says:

    What a great selection for the give-away. Love Red, White and Blue as I make lots of cards for OperationWriteHome cards for the military. Your cards are awesome, too; love the vintage looks and the great bows.

  23. Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful cards- those images do look lovely for cards thanks for sharing about them.

  24. Pam P says:

    Love the vintage designs, your cards are beautiful!

  25. wow how beautiful is this. love everything, Love the layering and the ribbons are Awesome. love the vintage look. thanks for sharing

  26. Kathy S says:

    these cards are all so sweet love these images

  27. yvonne says:

    Love the colors!

  28. Dottie Davis says:

    All your cards are spectacular. I so enjoy looking at them. The vintage days really do add a lot to the red, white and blue motiff. I’m hooked on Vintage!!!

  29. Tina says:

    Love all the cards. So pretty.

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  30. LynneZ says:

    Another lovely card. Love anything vintage, so this is right down my ally.

  31. Jan D. says:

    Oh, WOW…so much inspiration in one place….beautiful work!!!

  32. Caryn says:

    This was a great hop! I have been waiting to see some red white and blue card combinations and these were just terrific!

  33. Rosemary D says:

    your cards are just beautiful!!! thanks for the ideas on how to use the Crafty Secrets images!

  34. Maureen R says:

    Wonderfully clever card! I still to this day hang clothes out to dry, so I found it to be so charming. Thanks for sharing your art with us!

  35. rush says:

    love your cards, and the bows are perfect! thank you for sharing.

  36. Marilyn says:

    Love all your cards they are so beautiful and the bows are perfect
    Thanks for sharing

  37. Linda Carson says:

    I just love your creative style….pure class!!

  38. Bobbi Miller says:

    I love Red, White and Blue, but I never know just quite what to make with them. Other than the standard July 4th traditional. But, this card is really beautiful. I love the “old world” feel to it. And the other cards are so pretty; in fact, your cards always inspire me to head over to your store for those “must haves”. I’ll be there shortly again! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Mother’s Day

  39. carol says:

    I teach a Citizenship class, and I know what I would do with this ribbon if I won! Whenever a student passes their citizenship interview, they get a very special handmade card from me.

  40. Stacey says:

    I LOVE anything patriotic or red, white and blue! The card is wonderful and love the image!!!

  41. Alma Holloway says:

    Beautiful Cards!!! I love the “old” images. Hope I win! I love ribbon.

  42. Faye says:

    Love the Patriotic looks!! I need lots of cards in July!!

  43. Kelly Sas says:

    I LOVE red, white and blue as a color combo, but your wide assortment on the hues of these three colors are very inspirational! I especially like the seed packet card.

  44. Helen F says:

    I always love to look at your cards. They are all so lovely and so inspirational. Thanks

  45. Lynn Noe says:

    Those images are wonderful. Not only would they save a little time in stamping but for someone like me who can’t color well at all with markers, they are perfect!

  46. Corrine Ann says:

    I love these cards….they are all just wonderful and beautiful too! Too bad they will no longer be having these images.

  47. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Love the vintage look and love what you did with it. Of course your cards are always gorgeous which is what keeps me coming back to your site.

  48. Charlotte says:

    OMGosh! What can I say – other than AMAZING! Absolutely LOVE the images on your cards! So sorry to hear that they will no longer be produced.

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  50. acornsales says:

    Beautiful cards collection and stamps thanks for sharing with us Red Completed Xstamper Stock Stamp

  51. […] The Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Note pads have been selling like hotcakes.  My supply now is very limited and once they are gone, they’re gone. All prices reduced. I realise the photos in the store are very difficult to see — you can get a better idea by viewing this post. […]

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