Jun 30 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – My Mind’s Eye

Welcome to Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style.  This week the design team is creating with the lovely paper designs by My Mind’s Eye.   The patterns and colors in these paper pads are just striking and make creating so easy!  Combining various patterned papers is a personal favorite of mine and you’ll see some wonderful examples of that in this week’s design team creations.  Here’s what I made:

This is a his/hers duo made with Breeze by My Mind’s Eye.  This pad is filled with beautiful shades of greens and blues.

All items in stock by My Mind’s Eye can be seen here.

No stamps were used!  I took full advantage of the paper in the pad to create my focal images –  a super easy way to produce cards quickly, and who doesn’t need a super quick card every now and then (or even MOST of the time – LOL)!!!

Here is the feminine version of today’s duo.

The cardstock used is SU Very Vanilla and a green — sorry, can’t recall the name.  It is not Old Olive, but just a bit lighter and brighter.  I believe it was an In Color a few years back.

Both of today’s cards are a standard A2 size – 5.5 x 4.25″.

I dressed up the printed images a bit with Kaisercraft Pearls in Chocolate and Rhinestones in Split Pea.

For the ribbon treatment I used Seam Binding in Dusty Olive and Burlap String in Natural.

Bow was made on the Original Bow Easy.

My flower is from a package of Laraine Roses by Prima.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye was used to edge both cards.

This is the masculine version of today’s card duo, again using Breeze paper.

The cardstock on this card is SU Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy.

As with the first card, the image is cut from a sheet in the Breeze pad.

My simple ribbon treatment here is 5/8″ Twill in Champagne.

3D Foam Squares were used to elevate the focal image.

And that will do it for today’s quick and easy duo!

All items in stock by My Mind’s Eye can be seen here.

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


Store News

Check out the NEW Girl Land beauties by Webster’s Pages with coordinating UNITY Itty Bitty Stamps.

All Girl Land items can been in large view on this post.

The June Release JustRite Stamps are here!

All June Release JustRite sets can be seen in large view on this post.

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 the 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.

Many Webster’s Pages items are ON SALE. See all Webster’s Pages here.

Many Spellbinders items are ON SALE – See all Spellbinders here.

Score Boards and accessories are ON SALE – See all Score Tools here.

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.

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

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

Find sale items here and here.

Thank you for shopping at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Bog Candy

The blog candy offered today is a $20 Gift Certificate to The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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, July 3 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 this week’s creations by the Stamp Simply Design Team!

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Barb Schram

Michelle Woerner


Special Notice

The Stamp Simply Designers are changing up their schedule for the summer months.  Rather than having several designers all post on Saturdays, the posts will be spread throughout the week, just to allow a bit more freedom for everyone in light of their busy summer schedules.  For those of you who have become accustomed to checking in every Saturday morning, no worries — we WILL have a Saturday morning post each week — and what we have to offer will be different each Saturday — perhaps we’ll run a special sale, or have a mini tutorial, or maybe even a give-away.  But flexibility is the name of the game for the next 2 months.  And there’s no need to worry that you’ll miss any of the designers creations as they will all be linked right here on my blog.  So just stay tuned and you’ll be kept informed.  Subscribe if you haven’t yet — it’s a good way to get all updates immediately!

We all love creating and showing you what we’ve done, with hopes of inspiring you in some small way.  We hope you stay tuned throughout the summer and let us know what you think!

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support of  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and all the designers who work so hard behind the scenes to showcase product that is available.

Have a wonderful summer, everyone, and we’ll plan to see you real soon!


55 responses so far

55 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – My Mind’s Eye”

  1. Jan D. says:

    I love the cards you made, especially the blue one. I have the most difficulty making masculine cards, especially for my dear sweet hubby and my wonderful son-in-law. I hope you won’t mind if I use your design. TFS.

  2. michelle b says:

    Such elegant cards! The masculine card is perfect! I may have to add that to my growing Pin board. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wonderful cards… like the simple lines.

  4. Carol E Brooker says:

    Beautiful cards, love the ribbon, thank you for sharing them.

  5. Carole says:

    I must try your idea of letting the paper be the focal point. Thanks for the inspiration. Lovely cards!

  6. joy says:

    I love these cards and these papers, too! Navy is not used enough, in my opinion!

  7. Peggy Allen says:

    I love My Mind’s Eye papers. I just can’t get enough of it. Great cards.
    God bless,

  8. Lynn Noe says:

    Beautiful creations, both cards! Love the papers.

  9. Lynda says:

    Love both of the cards! But the masculine one is perfect…as cards for men are always difficult!!

  10. These are so beautiful, thanks for the chance to win some fabulous blog candy

  11. Faye says:

    I love the Breeze paper and the male/female cards you made with them…just gorgeous!

  12. Your cards are gorgeous Sharon! I love your personal style!

  13. Chris Piette says:

    Lovely cards – like the way you used the pattern papers. It gives me some great ideas that I would not have tried before.

  14. Marianne says:

    Your cards are beautiful! Using patterned papers is always a challenge. Thanks for the ideas and simplicity using them.

  15. Mitzi Luttrull says:

    Your cards are lovely. What a great way to highlight your available product.

  16. Sue D says:

    Wonderful cards using these papers.

  17. lisa808 says:

    Fabulous cards! I love MME, especially the glittery designs.

  18. Rosie Waldt says:

    Love, love, love both of your cards and especially the male card which is always so hard to create for me.

  19. Marisa says:

    Great cards as always, Sharon. Love the blue one and the ribbon treatment is fabulous with the fold in it. Can’t go wrong with MME papers 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  20. Jeanne says:

    Your masculine card is great – you make it look easy to make a card for guys! Thanks.

  21. jean w. says:

    Great cards! And love the simplicity in using the dp. I too loveMME papers! Thanks for the possibility of the gift to shop at your store!

  22. Sientje says:

    Great cards. Love the bleu one the most.

  23. Pati L says:

    Nice cards! I’m challenged when I look at all the patterned papers. Thanks for the inspiration, makes me want to try putting some together with what I have!

  24. Luanne Ford says:

    I thought for sure that hot air balloon was a stamp! Great cards!

  25. Charmaine Stack says:

    The Breeze pad looks like a great one. I especially like the ticking stripe paper!

  26. Carla Suto says:

    Beautiful cards, Sharon! You’ve given me some great ideas for these collections!

  27. Linda Carlson says:

    Very pretty!

  28. Linda Carson says:

    Sometimes no stamping is a needed break! These cards are quite handsome!

  29. PatR says:

    Very nice – another example of your talent at putting together patterned papers. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Kathy S says:

    these cards are beautiful and I could have sworn you had used stamps- love the sentiments and their placement- thanks for sharing your inspiration

  31. Your cards are beautiful, and the paper is gorgeous.

  32. Ellen B says:

    Such lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

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  34. Ellen B says:

    Such a lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

  35. Linda Grady says:

    I agree; the papers in these pads are gorgeous and making a card quickly; even w/o a stamp is amazing. Really like your masculine cards and the papers used.

  36. Love your paper combo. Get way to showcase the DP. Beautiful ribbon and love the big flower.

  37. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful cards, love the colors, layouts and the embellishments.

  38. Tina says:

    Both are beautiful!

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  39. Giovana says:

    Beautiful cards Sharon! The designs are fantastic!!

  40. kathy?NorthCarolina says:

    These are so lovely! Fun to see how you changed things up for masculine/feminine. I love all things MME!

  41. Dee in NH says:

    Beautiful cards! I love those papers. Your layouts are fabulous!

  42. Laraine R says:

    Great cards!

  43. Claudia says:

    Beautiful Cards as always! And so manly, which seem so hard to make, ty for sharing!

  44. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous ribbons! Great example of masculine/feminine cards.

  45. Corrine Ann says:

    Love your cards Sharon! Your use of patterned paper to make a card is just great! I like all the papers that you use and sell. One problem for me, I like so many of them that I can never decide just what one or two I want to order, Tso end up not ordering any of them! Help! LOL! You’re the best!

  46. yvonne says:

    Both great cards!

  47. Deb Saaranen says:

    Fab designs Sharon!

  48. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Love the cards. The papers are wonderful, and love the green bow with flower!

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  50. Betty Neville says:

    Wonderful cards, Sharon! Love the way you combined the different dps!

  51. Jackie T. says:

    Quick cards, but they are very pretty!

  52. Toni Storie says:

    These are fabulous! Everyone does need a quick card every now and again! The best thing about these cards is that you really couldn’t tell they were quick, unless you read your description!

  53. Rebecca Ednie says:

    Your card is lovely. That colour is Kiwi Kiss I believe.

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