Sep 06 2012

Autumn Blessings with Gourds, Blog Candy and Barb Schram

Hi everyone!  Barb prepared a wonderful autumn themed  project to share today AND she is sharing Blog Candy as well — FABULOUS Blog Candy — so you’ll have to go on over to Barb’s Blog to check it all out and sign up.

But I just have to give you one glimpse here of one piece of Barb’s project and then share a little product talk:

Oh, what wonderful autumn decor!  Beautifully done, Barb!

And SO easy to replicate once given the inspiration!!!

Check out Barb’s Blog to see the rest of her project and to try out for her wonderful Blog Candy offering!

Barb used:

Small Plastic Gourds purchased from Michaels

Tim Holtz Memo Pins

My Minds Eye Lost & Found Sunshine Designer Paper (on sale, as is much in the MME category)

Suede Leaves by May Arts

Prima Candy Gems – Caramel Apple

JustRite Antique Autumn Tags One clear stamp set

JustRite Antique Tags One Dies made by Spellbinders

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Old Paper

Seam Binding

All supplies available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Products Barb Used Today

These are the Tim Holtz Memo Pins that Barb used to stick into the gourd to hold up her tags.

These are the Caramel Apple Candy Gems by Prima that Barb used — they come in a variety of  colors.   She pulled these apart and only used a few gems per gourd.

These are the Faux Suede Leaves by May Arts that Barb used.  They can be used like they come, as ribbon, or cut apart and used individually as Barb did today.  Barb uses these leaves often on a variety of projects.  They are availabe by the yard, by the spool or in a NEW SAMPLER PACK.

The NEW Sampler Pack gives you 6 leaves each of all 11 colors shown in photo, for a total of 66 suede leaves.  This allows for plenty of crafting or sewing options in a vareity of color schemes.

And once we are talking about suede, check out the entire Suede catetory in the store — LOTS of great suede for this time of year!


Antique Autumn Tags One – a clear stamp set — this is what Barb used today for her tags.

Just to show you the vast options available with this set, I used it the other day to make a card that is FAR from autum themed.  It’s the blush colored card on this post.

And I also did an autumn card with this set nearly a month ago already.


Antique Tags One Dies made by Spellbinders for JustRite coordinates with the stamp set above (and below) that Barb used today.


Antique Christmas Tags One, a clear stamp set, also coodinates with the above die set.

Such pretty tags, medallions and project accents can be made with these fun new stamps and dies — love them all!

In fact, I am busting at the seams with an idea based on Barb’s insipration today, only using a wintery/Christmas item and the Christmas tags. It’s a project in my VERY near future, for sure!!  Stay tuned!!!

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


More Store News

All items in stock by Melissa Frances can be seen here – beautifully vintage!

New Bo Bunny pads in stock can be seen in large view on this blog post.

If you missed our beautiful new laces, check out this post.

New My Mind’s Eye in stock can be seen in large view on this post.

New Prima in stock can be seen in large view on this post.

New JustRite in stock can be seen in large view on this post.

Our ‘garden’ is filled with beautiful Prima Flowers.

Much is reduced in the Spellbinders category.

Visit our Christmas Category here.

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.


Thank you for coming to visit with us again today — MUCH appreciated!

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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Autumn Blessings with Gourds, Blog Candy and Barb Schram”

  1. Wow, who could think a gourd could look so good??!! Great idea.

  2. ColleenB. says:

    What a great looking and clever gourd idea and great inspiration. Oh, the possibilities

  3. Toni Storie says:

    Such a cute project! I’m off to see more detail on her blog!

  4. lisa808 says:

    I just came from Barb’s blog–they are all fabulous!

  5. Kathy S says:

    I love the faux suede leaves and all the new justrite stamps and coordinating dies. great project from Barb too.

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