Jun 02 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Melissa Frances

Good Saturday morning everyone!  Today our Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style hop focuses on product by Melissa Frances — LOVE her papers and embellishments — SO pretty, SO vintage, SO calling my name all the time!

What I made for today is not a card per se, but a 5 x 7″ piece of art, if you will.  One could write on and sign the back, using it as a card.  It can also be hung from the clip on a nail or small hook or pinned to a note board.  Or it could be displayed on a table in a photo holder as I have it displayed in my photo below.

I used Attic Treasures paper (6×6) for this project — LOVE that pad!   It is filled with soft, subtle vintage  prints and patterns all in shades of cream, blush and brown tones.

The card stock used is SU Very Vanilla and Blush Blossom.

The ink used to edge the paper is Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.

The Let’s Celebrate little banner is a sticker in the Attic Treasures Collection.  Couldn’t be easier.  I added the silver rhinestones by Kaisercraft.

See my focal image flower with the strips of alphabet, numbers and zig zag stitching?  It’s just a portion of a sheet from the pad.  Couldn’t be easier!

I also used the Melissa Frances Victorian Ephemera Kit for some of the embellishments on this card.  The pearls came from that kit, but can also be purchased individually on pearl and rhinestone cards by Melissa Frances.

This beautiful satin flower was also included in the Victorian Ephemera Kit.

The May Arts 1.5″ Satin Pleats (ivory) were adhered with Scor Tape.

The May Arts 5/8″ Crochet Lace (ivory) was threaded through the center with a double strand of Burlap String (ivory) amd then adhered with Scor Tape as well.

The bow is made of 1/2″ Seam Binding in Cameo Beige.  That is such a gorgeous color — with just a hint of blush to it, it goes so well with so many papers I have!  Just love this color.  It’s just a tad bit pinker than a cream or ivory.

The bow was made with the Original Bow Easy.

Again, the satin flower is from the Victorian Ephemera Kit and the other little bow is of the Burlap String.

The soft green leaf is from one of the Laraine Rose packages by Prima.

The floral cluster is held together with Aleene’s glue that I get from superstores.  It is very inexpensive and holds super tight.  I’m very generous with my glue and hold and press with my fingers for a bit until it takes hold.  Then allow plenty of time for it to dry well.  But once dried, it is rock solid.

Going back up to the first and second photos, the bow treatment there was made the same and topped off with a Melissa Frances Pearl.  That clip is just something I had on hand from an office supply section — I think maybe Office Max years ago. It’s a really pretty damask printed brown clip, but it doesn’t show at all once covered with the ribbon.

And I think that does it for this project.  It was fun!  I hope you enjoyed it and maybe feel inspired to try one of your own!

All items in stock by Melissa Frances can be seen here.

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


Let me take the liberty of showing you some older projects done with the beautiful Melissa Frances items.

I just made this wedding card a few weeks ago.  It uses the same Attic Treasures paper I used today.  You can see more details on this post.

I made this card using the 5th Avenue CollectionYou can view this post for more details and all product links.

I made this card using the Victorian Ephemera Kit by Melissa Frances.  You can read more on this post.

Deb made this gorgeous wall hanging using the 5th Avenue Collection and the Melissa Frances Crepe PaperYou can get more details and product lists on this post.

Deb made this gorgeous vintage tag using Melissa Frances product.  She used an older Attic Treasures pad on this project, but the curent pad would be very similar.  She made the flower using the Melissa Frances Crepe PaperView this post for more details.

Deb made this recipe keeper out of standard office file folders using the Kitschy Kitchen CollectionRead more details here.

This exemplies creativity at its best!  Deb made this lovely presentation for a loaf of homemade bread of out nothing less than a Kleenex box — YES!!!!  She used the Kitschy Kitchen Collection and 1.5″ Gingham ribbon.  You can read more details here.

Although Deb was not with us on the hop today as she flies the friendly skies, she surely is with us in spirit.  Thank you so much Deb for allowing us to share your beautiful creations once again.


Store News

The much awaited Vintage Label and Banner Dies are in stock and available for immediate shipment.  A FABULOUS die set.

Vintage Label and Banner Dies coordinates with these JustRite sets:

Anchors Away, Botanical Medallions and Banners, Going Places Vintage Labels, Violette Vintage Labels, Vintage Rose Medallions

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.

Here are quick links to various other JustRite stamps – Spring Release, Cling Sets, Clear Sets, JustRite Dies.

Tim Holtz Distress Inks in 37 colors

Seam Binding in 48 colors

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

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, can be seen here.

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

The Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Note pads have been selling like hotcakes.  My supply now is very, very limited and once they are gone, they’re gone. All prices reduced. You can see sample projects by viewing this post.


Blog Candy

This week’s blog candy is this fun Stamp Simply Kitschy Kitchen Kit, available for sale here.

The Kit contents are:

1 6×6 Kitschy Kitchen Pad by Melissa Frances

1 Kitschy Kitchen Tag Collection by Melissa Frances (16 tags)

All ribbon is by May Arts.  Kit includes a total of 12 yards of ribbon:

3 yards 7/8″ Gingham – Natural

3 yards 3/8″ Grosgrain Stripe – Red/Ivory

1 yard each 5/8″ Organic Cotton Stripes – Pink, Celery

1 yard each 5/8″ Crochet Lace – Pink, Ivory

1 yard 3/8″ Coffee Bean Twill

1 yard 3/4″ Elasticized Gingham Ruffle By the yard or  Sampler

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, June 5 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 check out the wonderful creations by these fabulous Stamp Simply Designers.

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Linda Duke

Barb Schram


Thank you so much for stopping in to visit with us today.  We always love to have you and hear what you have to say.

I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Thank you and see you real soon!


66 responses so far

66 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Melissa Frances”

  1. Carla Suto says:

    All of your projects are so gorgeous, Sahron! I love the papers and beautiful embellishments! Thanks for sahring your creative and inspirational designs!

  2. Jan D. says:

    Let me be the first to say how beautiful these projects/cards are….such soft colors….soothing….love the blog candy, too…count me in the drawing.

  3. Pssequimages says:

    Thank you for these beautiful examples and inspiration.

  4. BethH says:

    You do such wonderful art. Thanks!

  5. These are gorgeous!!!! and inspirational…. I know I will be casing these for sure…..thank you for sharing…..

  6. Lynn says:

    I love, love, love your cards. Such a beautiful combination of design, papers, ribbons, and embellishments.

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, your cards are beautiful. Love the vintage colors.

  8. Marianne says:

    Beautiful cards using lovely ribbons, lace, and embellishments for the perfect touch! Love your style!

  9. Sue D says:

    All your projects with Melissa Frances are gorgeous!!

  10. These are gorgeous!!!
    I love Melissa Frances and your projects inspire me!!!

  11. Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful cards- I love that satin rose on your featured card.

  12. Debbie Dunham says:

    All the cards are beautiful but that first “work of art” is stunning!

  13. Marilyn says:

    I’m in love with your card, love the colors, the bows, embellishments. Anyone who gets this card will surly feel the love!!!
    Definitely a work of art to be displayed!!!

  14. Sientje says:

    Love al the cards they are so beautiful! But I love the lovely presentation for a loaf of homemade bread the most. It’s just the perfect way to give a homemade bread or cake for a present or thank you gift.

  15. Wow, your cards are so breathtaking, love them all. Thanks for the chance to win such awesome blog candy!

  16. Beautiful cards as usual Sharon. Love the Melissa Frances products! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Lynn Noe says:

    So much beauty to look at! So many wonderful projects. Thank you so much for sharing them all.

  18. michelle b says:

    oh my my my! I absolutely love visiting your site. Y0u always have the most beautiful projects to share.

  19. Luanne Ford says:

    Sharon, all your projects are works of art and should be hung in a gallery! These are all so pretty. Full of special touches!

  20. Laraine R says:

    All of these projects are just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Darlene G says:

    I love Melissa Frances products and your projects are beautiful. Everything is so soft and feminine.

  22. Marisa says:

    Gorgeous set of cards!

  23. Frances R says:

    This is so beautiful. Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the design and the soft colors. Thanks for a chance to win the fabulous blog candy. hugs, Frances.

  24. Mary Jo Stewart says:

    Just love the colors from Melissa Frances, happy, feminine. Your cards are lovely and I absolutely love the pleated ribbon.

  25. Lou says:

    There are so many colors of ribbon and embellishments out there. It’s not until you produce one of your masterpieces, that I, for one, realize the gorgeous cards that can be made with them. You are such an inspiration Sharon. Thanks as always.

  26. Diana Newman says:

    I just love looking at all your pretty cards!

  27. Linda Carson says:

    Your cards are always picture perfect! Each one of these are so delightful!

  28. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    Gorgeous as usual Sharon! Love those papers!

  29. Lynda says:

    Your use the patterned paper is amazing. You always inspire me to try to use more of it.
    Beautiful soft card.

  30. rush says:

    all of these projects are gorgeous! thank you for sharing.

  31. Mary Davis says:

    Beautiful cards –lots of inspiration.

  32. Rebecca Ednie says:

    Love the paper! And that ribbon is gorgeous!

  33. Charlotte says:

    Your project is definitely a work of art . . . BEAUTIFUL! And, appreciate you showing all the other pieces you made using Melissa Frances. LOVE all of them! Thank you for such GREAT inspiration!

  34. I Love pink and I love your beautiful cards! Thank you for offering your sweet Blog Candy!
    I have to try to case your design! My family would just go crazy to receive one of these creations!

  35. Tina says:

    Very beautiful projects.

    [email protected]

  36. Kathy S says:

    love your wall art/card it’s so soft a feminine and love all the other work you shared will have to suss out these papers etc.

  37. Rosemary D says:

    wow… stunning projects!!

  38. Barbara says:

    Oh My, this work is just beautiful. I arrived from Linda’s Blog and these cards are just stunning. Love your work, thank you for sharing.

  39. Jamie Schnirch says:

    This is such a wonderful blog candy kit. I would love to win it to make a mini album recipe book – just perfect to record old family favorite recipes. Thanks for this chance.

  40. Lorrie says:

    Loved all the samples today with the vintage inspired papers, etc. Thanks for having the blog candy drawing too!

  41. Carol E Brooker says:

    Your cards are just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing them and the chance to win.

  42. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Sharon, I found you via Linda’s blog. I’ve been following her for ages. Your work is stunning! I’m gong to have to add your blog to my reader. And I’m so happy to have found a place for Melissa Frances products! I’ve been looking!

  43. Maureen R says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love the soft warm colors and all your details. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Deb Saaranen says:

    Thanks so much for adding my projects to your post Sharon! I love Melissa Frances…!

  45. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love the look of the example. That card is beautiful!!!

  46. conniemelancon says:

    Gorgeous projects!

  47. Diane Hover says:

    Beautiful card…so soft and pretty and I agree with you, the Melissa Frances line just has my name all over it…only thing is, I tend to hoard it…I LOVE it!! Some great past projects, too…so fun to see and very inspiring!

  48. Ellen B says:

    Such lovely cards, and you are so generous to do this week after week. Thanks!

  49. Rebekka says:

    what stunning cards, the ribbon is just gorgeous.

  50. Dee in NH says:

    Incredible projects!!! That paper is just beautiful and love the way you use the ribbon and flowers! Always a pleasure to stop by and see what you are up to!

  51. Dee in NH says:

    Incredible projects!!! That paper is just beautiful and love the way you use the ribbon and flowers! Always a pleasure to stop by and see what you are up to!

  52. Becky Spinks says:

    Jaw dropping gorgeous is what each and every project is….makes me salivate to get my hands on the paper and accessories, lol! Such an inspiration for all of us!!!

  53. Peggy Allen says:

    All of the cards and projects are great. Thank your for the chance to win.
    God bless,

  54. Denise Bryant says:

    I love all these! Great assortment of cards!
    Thanks for the chance to win the fun blog candy!

  55. Kathie says:

    Yes definitely a work of art! Gorgeous. Love that little satin flower.

  56. Kelly Sas says:

    My goodness you have been busy! I love EVERYTHING here today. I also agree with you that the Melissa Frances line is wonderful! Thanks for all the great inspiration here and I can’t wait to see what Linda and Barb have done…..

  57. I love this card. Thanks for sharing important and beautiful blog with us.

  58. Lorraine M. says:

    Love the MF – so dainty and frilly! Your cards are all lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  59. Toni Storie says:

    Thanks for posting such beautiful and inspiring projects. Melissa Frances products are always gorgeous.

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  61. Luanne says:

    very beautiful cards, love the textures.

  62. Joni52 says:

    Absolutely stunning, this kit looks fabulous!

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