Jul 06 2020

Be Joyful in Hope – by Holly McMillen

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Good Monday morning! Holly is here today sharing a fabulous side step fold card featuring our Summer Roses and scripture from our HOPE set. Sending a message of true HOPE during difficult times can often be the best gift you can give. This card is so very beautiful! Take a look:

The sentiments from our HOPE set worked so beautifully on this card fold and the Summer Roses from our Floral Cluster series were the perfect fit as well.

The beautifully scripted verse from Romans 12:12 is so lovely as the focal image sentiment on this card.

This fold is called a side step fold. Here is a short video tutorial you can take a look at.

Here’s a shot from another angle. There is just so much to take in.

The background paper used is from the Capri pad by Prima.

I can not imagine the joy felt when the recipient opens up this card – not only for its uniqueness and beauty, but for the message conveyed as well.

(Not to mention how fun this was to make!)

You can find Holly’s post on her blog here.

Holly used:

Stamps: HOPE by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

 Floral Cluster Summer Roses by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Dies: Floral Cluster & Sprigs by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Fishtail Sentiment Banners by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts Dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles

Spellbinders Standard Circles - Large, Small

Paper: Capri by Prima – 6×6

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock White

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Blue Danube

(image colored with Copics)

Embellishments: Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Dark Blue

Adhesives: Scor Tape, 3D Foam Squares

HOPE by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This is 1 of 4 sets in our newest release.

HOPE, the set used today, is 1 of 4 in our NEW release -  Faith, Hope & Love.

Combining various sentiments from all these sets gives you so many options!

Available individually or bundled.

 Floral Cluster Summer Roses by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This is one of the sets in our Floral Cluster Series.

There are 4 stamp sets and 1 die set in our Floral Cluster Series.

Available individually or bundled.

Floral Cluster & Sprigs by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This set not only cuts out the floral clusters from all four stamp sets in our Floral Cluster Series, but it also offers some fun smaller sprigs to add some additional greenery to your projects.

Fishtail Sentiment Banners steel dies by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

This is a set of 10 nested fishtail sentiment banners designed to fit a large variety of sentiments.

These dies are perfect for sentiments but also make great add-on embellishments for all your projects, too.

Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts die set by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps 

I love the delicate pierced edging detail and the somewhat plump shape of these hearts.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies here.

Capri by Prima – 6×6

What a lovely paper pad in blues and blush with beautiful vintage designs.

Find more beautiful paper pads by Prima here.

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



We are still cleaning, thinning out and reorganizing so we have MUCH on sale right now.

Coupled with just $2.50 US shipping it’s a great time to shop!

Based out of our rural Upper Michigan home we are open and SHIPPING DAILY.


Our current release – FAITH, HOPE & LOVE.

These are beautifully scripted sets to send words of encouragement as well as wedding, anniversary and love themed cards.


Our Lower Michigan Mini Release completes our Michigan Series.

If you are a Michigander or just have a love of Michigan – these sets were made with you in mind!


This is our PATRIOTIC Mini Release – Old Glory.

Our full Patriotic Series is back in stock!!!  YAY!!!

This is surely a favorite of customers and our Design Team alike!


Shop our SALE BINS here for some unbelievable deals.

Find ALL Graphic 45 paper in stock here – 40% OFF! (excluding NEW)

MOST Kaisercraft papers  – 25% – 50%+ OFF!

Find ALL CHRISTMAS PAPER in stock here – 30%+ OFF!

Find ALL Tim Holtz DISTRESS Products in stock here – 25% – 50% OFF!

Find ALL Closeout Stamps here 50% OFF – including Altenew.

Find Spellbinders Die D-Lites here – 50% OFF – many as low as $5.00.

  All Spellbinders Products always reduced — find all Spellbinders dies here.


We are pleased to offer our line of Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Steel Dies,

many containing scripture and encouraging, uplifting Christian themes.

Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps/Dies here.

Find Christian/Scripture themed products here.

View items in our Love/Wedding category here.

View items in our Masculine category here.

View items in our Graduation category here.

View items in our Patriotic category here.


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We’d LOVE to have you scroll down to see all the beautiful work by our very talented Design Team.

Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead!



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  1. Kristal says:

    Fantastic tutorial, beautiful stamp sets… Keep up the great work sharing the Gospel of Christ through stationery!

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