Aug 20 2012

Silk Ribbon – Color Charts, Sampler Packs & Blog Candy

May Arts Silk Ribbon has been a long time favorite product here at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I don’t think that’s been any secret!   We know many of you love using silk ribbon as well, and to make it a bit easier in color selection and to take the guess-work out of it, Michelle has prepared a color chart for us to use, comparing May Arts Silk Ribbon colors to both Stampin’ Up cardstock colors and A Muse Studios cardstock colors.  I think you’ll enjoy these color charts and find them very useful. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time and effort in this project!

The design team does have some projects to show you today, as well as some fabulous SILK RIBBON BLOG CANDY, so be sure to read completely to the end of the posts to see the projects and learn about the blog candy offerings.

Additionally, the May Arts Silk Ribbon is now available in Sampler Packs and you can see those just a bit further down.

Let’s begin with the color charts:



Beautifully done, Michelle!  Again, thank you SO much!!!

We will find a permanent place to store these so you can refer back to them easily, but please, feel free to print them out today if you like!

And the beautiful May Arts Silk Ribbon is now available in Sampler Packs for you — get all your favorite colors with just one click!   Each Silk Ribbon Sampler contains a total of 15 yards of silk, 3 yards each of 5 colors.

All Silk Ribbon can be seen in the store here.

These are the Sampler Packs now available:

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Autumn

Moss, Rust, Ivory, Buttery Gold, Olive

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Christmas

Red, Christmas Green, Antique Gold, Burgundy, Olive

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Classic

Black, White, Antique Gold, Ivory, Taupe

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Pastel

Pink, Celery, Light Blue, Yellow, Lavender

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Pinks

Burgundy, Pink, Champagne, Mauve, Rose

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Regal

Christmas Green, Sapphire, Fuchsia, Violet, Red

All May Arts Silk Ribbon can be seen here.


And here’s the card I made to share today:

A really quick and easy card!  Standard 4.25 x 5.5″ to fit inside an A2 Clear Box for protection, storage, gifting and/or mailing.

The paper used is from the Zephyr  Collection by Prima.  I used the 6×6 size pad.  Just one sheet of pretty paper applied to card front.

I used the 1.25″ Silk in Buttery Gold (included in  the Autumn Sampler Pack).

The ribbon is wrapped around the card front, pulled tightly and tied into a bow.  When I make a bow like this, it’s really nice to have someone else around to hold their finger on the knot while I form the bow.  Without that finger holding the knot, I have a harder time getting it tight enough.  I can do it alone, it’s just so much easier with that extra little bit of help — LOL!

My most-often-used bow treatment is to top off the bow center with a few Primas.  These are Fairytale Roses – Buttercup.

All Prima flowers can be seen here.

I use Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from superstores to adhere the roses.

This lovely with Sympathy is from Large Fancy Sentiments, a clear set by JustRite.

That open space in the paper just begged for a sentiment, and this worked perfectly.

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink was used — my preferred ink for crisp, clear sentiments.

And that’s it!  Hope you liked it.

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


Store News

Much is reduced in the Spellbinders category.

Our HUGE paper sale continues many pads up to 50% offsearch the store by manufacturer or by paper size (all on the left sidebar).

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

Find more sale items here and here.

Thank you for shopping at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Blog Candy

This is the Blog Candy offering from my blog:

Silk Ribbon Sampler – Autumn (3 yards each of all 5 colors shown for 15 yards total)

Moss, Rust, Ivory, Buttery Gold, Olive

In celebration of our Silk Ribbon Color Charts and to share our love of Silk Ribbon, BLOG CANDY will be available from EACH blog participating today.  Each designer selected one Silk Ribbon Sampler to give away and all you have to do is comment on the blogs.  Each designer will pick their winner using a random number generator on Wednesday evening at 9 p.m EST.  All the winners will be announced here on my blog sometime later this week, so be sure to check back to see if you have won.  If you are listed as  winner, you will need to contact us with your mailing address, so please be sure to check back for the winners announcement later this week.   Good luck!!!


Link List:

Please check out the projects on all the designer blogs today and enter for YOUR chance to win at each blog:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Michelle Woerner

Darsie Bruno

Barb Schram

Deb Saaranen


Thanks so much for joining us and for participating today!  We love when you do!!!

And if you’ve read down this far — here’s a little secret.  I got a new button on my blog sidebar — way up on top.  A Like Us On Facebook Button.

If you haven’t already LIKED The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store on Facebook, go ahead and do it now.  You’ll be one step ahead of the game for some fun to take place over there tomorrow!!!

Have a wonderful week and we’ll see you real soon!

70 responses so far

70 Responses to “Silk Ribbon – Color Charts, Sampler Packs & Blog Candy”

  1. Michelle did an awesome job with the color charts Sharon! Received my order Friday, thanks so much.

  2. michelle b says:

    Sharon, your card is stunning (as usual) I love that ribbon treatment…gotta copy it if you don’t mind 🙂

  3. Jan D. in Florida says:

    You card is so pretty and I’ve never seen so many beautiful colors in one place….WOW.

  4. lisa808 says:

    Thank you for the color chart and blog candy chance. Beautiful bow and flowers on your pretty card.

  5. ColleenB. says:

    Beautiful card and such gorgeous ribbon. That ribbon really sets off your card nicely.

  6. Janet L. says:

    Whenever I want to see truly elegant beautiful cards, I check out yours, Sharon!! I always find myself smiling when I see them.

  7. Queen Mary says:

    Sharon, these ribbons are gorgeous and I love the autumn sample pack — and the Christmas, and…. well, you get the idea. I think the sample packs are an excellent idea and I hope I win, but if I don’t, I’ll buy them anyway — the color charts Michelle made make it easier for me to feel confident when choosing a color!

  8. Carol E Brooker says:

    Beautiful card, and the color chart is just awesome, thanks for the chance to win some of that beautiful ribbon.

  9. Carole says:

    These sample packs are a wonderful way to try out a variety of colors. What a great idea.

  10. Charlene Dahlberg says:

    thanks so much for the color chart – it is a huge benefit. Love this card and the beautiful gold bow. I will need some of these colors as I just ordered the paper yesterday.Hope to win some ribbon but can not leave comments on 2 of the blogs as they don’t offer anonymous comments.

  11. OMGosh this ribbon is so fabulous, thanks for matching up the colors, that makes it so much easier. Love your adorable card and the yellow ribbon is stunning with it.

  12. Ginger Benedict says:

    The larger pictures of the ribbon help me to visualize the colors better, they are so pretty and the color combinations are beautiful. Thinking I might have to buy myself an early Christmas present!

  13. Lou says:

    May Arts ribbon; what is there to say except “STUNNING”. Combine any color with the “Prima” flowers and you have a gem of a card. Ribbon can enhance a card so quickly and it always puts a smile on the recipients face and I love that. The color chart is awesome and all the samplers are beautiful. This blog put me in a really good mood this morning. So pretty and bright. Thanks.

  14. Kelly Sas says:

    That color chart is a great helpful idea! Admired your beautiful card on FB last night. Thanks for the great hop – you have THE BEST DT out there and thanks for the very generous giveaway on each of their blogs!!!

  15. Kelly Sas says:

    Just had to come back and say WOW! I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again…. YOUR DT members are the best!!! I received so much inspiration and ideas to give a try today from them. They are true artists!

  16. Linda Duensing says:

    The ribbon color charts are wonderful. Ribbon adds alot to a card and your card is fabulous. Yellow is one of my favorite colors and it is beautiful with the blue. Love all of the ribbons. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win some blog candy.

    Linda D.

  17. Darlene G says:

    Beautiful cards and I love this ribbon in all colors.

  18. What fabulous choices for fall!! And the color charts are a big help. I have to admit that I have bought some silk ribbon while not really sure of the color; just knowing that I’d find a way to match it up with SOMETHING no matter what!! None has ever gone to waste!!

  19. Diana N. says:

    Love all the colors of the May Arts silk ribbons! Terrific card!

  20. Charmaine Stack says:

    I love the addition of the flowers to the bow center. That silk ribbon has long tempted me. The sampler option is a great way to go for my first order.

  21. Rosie Waldt says:

    Love your blues and yellows on this card plus the text is wonderful!!!!! Thank you for the color chart Michelle created.

  22. Faye says:

    Oh, such beautiful colors of ribbon!! Thanks so much for the color chart; it will be helpful too!

  23. Christie Anderson says:

    I so enjoy all the beautiful cards on this site and those ribbons are to die for. Such bright vibrant colors. Love them.

    Thanks for sharing

  24. Lynn says:

    Using silk ribbon adds a bit of elegance to our cards. The colors are so rich and it makes such beautiful bows. Love these sampler packs with just the right amount of each ribbon! Your ribbon and bow give your card a wow factor! Beautifully done.

  25. Jan says:

    Gorgeous card as always Sharon! Love the pretty silk ribbon. Now if only I could do bows like you do LOL!

  26. Bette S says:

    Thank you for the color chart – very helpful! I love your ribbon, although I use it very sparingly. Just too nice to waste even a scrap! Love your card, beautiful as usual.

  27. Luanne Ford says:

    Awesome color chart! Thanks so much!

  28. yvonne says:

    beautiful card and so simple to make!

  29. Christine says:


    Beautiful card as always! And thank you for the chance to win some silk ribbon. I’ve been eyeing it for some time now and thanks to Michelle’s chart, I’ll know which colors to pick! Have a super day,

    Christine R

  30. S. Patterson says:

    I always love your cards, and I’m astounded how you can make such simple ones so spectacular with just ribbon and flowers. Those sample packs look amazing.

  31. Melanie says:

    Stunning clours of silk ribbon thanks for the chance to win .Melanie

  32. Beautiful card and love the ribbon. So many beautiful colors of ribbon. I love to have any one of the colors. Thanks

  33. Stella says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful and I love the ribbon!

  34. Wow, great comparison charts!! Yummy ribbon!

  35. Sue D says:

    Great charts, beautiful ribbon and lovely card!!

  36. Kathy Hering says:

    Lovely ribbon!!!

  37. VeronicaA says:

    Wow!!!! Those ribbons are so gorgeous and the buttery gold is delicious. The color charts were a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your card.

  38. Sharon I just love your card. All of these silk ribbons are fabulous! My favorites are the Autumn colors. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! Oh btw, love the color charts too!
    Hugs Lori R.

  39. Dorothy C. says:

    The new ribbon is gorgeous. You sure have a great group of designers. I’ve never seen so many beautiful bows. My favorites are the Autumn and Regal Samplers. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  40. Linda Carson says:

    Hands-down you are the “best” at making bows! Beautiful card!

  41. Kathy S says:

    Silk ribbon always makes the best bows- they always look so elegant and what a great idea for the colour charts and the sampler packs- love them all and your card as always is so pretty

  42. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Oh my gorgeous! Your card is so beautiful with that lush yellow bow and flower cluster. So striking! And your autumn ribbons are drool worthy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Robyn says:

    What a beautiful card! I love all your creations and your ribbons are fabulous!

  44. Super Elegant Card . love the colors and the layering of your Amazing Ribbon and Roses adds that Special Touch. thanks fir sharing and for the chance to win.

  45. Tina says:

    Great color charts, Michelle! Sharon, your card as well as ribbon samplers are gorgeous.

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  46. Alice Roushia says:

    I just love your card. The colors are perfect for this type of card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration….it is alway appreciated. Alice Roushia

  47. Linda Carlson says:

    I love working with May Arts silk ribbon. Lovely card, and WOW for the color match chart!!!

  48. Pati L says:

    ooohhh, aaahhhhh, wonderful colorchart, great job Michelle and thank you soooo much!! It is inspiring me, (& saving me the work of matching it up) to use what I have and to know what I want for a future order!! I love to see the silk ribbon on your cards Sharon! I buy some then I go, oh..hmm.. what will I do with it, not the shade/color I thought tho still pretty. This is very cool!

  49. Toni Storie says:

    What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for the color comparison chart!

  50. Bobbi Miller says:

    WOW! The color charts are awesome! Your card is gorgeous (as always) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon! You’ve chosen my favorite time of year! Fall! What a great chance to win some blog candy! Thanks Sharon! If I don’t win, you will be getting my order for sure! 🙂

  51. Lori A says:

    Gorgeous ribbon… every bit of it!!! LOVE your beautiful card too!!!

  52. Rona says:

    gorgeous silk ribbon packs and a beautiful card!!

  53. Isha says:

    Gorgeous cards and pretty ribbon. This post is full of Eye candy. TFS

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  55. Great job on the charts Michelle!!!!!!! Sharon your card is amazing, I love that it’s just a sheet of pretty paper and some gorgeous ribbon!

  56. Donna says:

    Superb chart and cards, always something Grand going on here, THANKS Sharon, for all, and the chance to win some fantastic product!!!
    Donna P

  57. Rosemary D says:

    the color chart is fantastic!! and your card is just gorgeous!!

  58. christi says:

    love your choice of ribbons.. gorgeous card and the large sentiment went so well there. it’s amazing how the ribbon just pops the paper. tfs and i’m heading to like you on fb. tfs.

  59. Shirley says:

    All those ribbons are gorgeous especially the fall sample colors. I love using silk sib on because it adds such elegance to a card. Your card is a wonderful example of that fact. Thanks for the chance to win the ribbon.
    Shirley L.

  60. Rebecca Ednie says:

    You should consider getting a tiny pair of forceps aka hemostats. They are a first aid or surgical tool and have a very tight grip but the tips are small and they lock tight until you unlock them. I used them as heavy duty tweezers for a while (another excellent reason to have them on your craft desk) but realized they make an excellent extra finger for tying bows! I tie the first part of the bow them clamp these on right at the edge of where the ribbons cross. Then I tie the rest and unclamp them. Perfect every time! You can get them at any place that sells first aid supplies or nurses uniforms. Make sure you get a small pair tho. The average ones are about 5″, you want ones that are about 3.5-4″ because the jaws are smaller. The larger ones are great for other things tho. Like getting the tops off bottles of glue!

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  62. Betty Neville says:

    Your card is beautiful; and your bows are always gorgeous – I must practice more! Thanks so much for all the chances to win!

  63. debbie walker says:

    The addition of a silk ribbon is such an easy way of sophisticating to an otherwise simple card. Beautifully done! Thank you for the color chart as well as the chance to win those lovely ribbons.

  64. TrinaM says:

    Thanks for the color charts – really useful to see the comparisons. Love the colors in your sampler packs – really rich tones.

    Thanks for sharing your card – really pretty and such a fabulous bow finished off with the flowers.

  65. Linda Carlson says:

    I do enjoy working with May Arts ribbon! (and of course would love some free stuff–hehe)

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  67. Pam (nedlnut) says:

    Love it! Will definitely try the ribbon packs.

  68. Deborah says:

    Beautiful beautiful ribbons!

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