Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Week at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Hello. The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is devoting this week to Breast Cancer Awareness. We've been inspired to create these cards in coordination with the Hope You Can Cling To event over at Splitcoaststampers. It's an annual event that SCS sponsors to raise awareness and to provide a variety of cards to the hospital of their choice, MD Anderson Cancer Center, to be used by the patients and their families. The SCS event involves challenges galore posted during the month of October with lots of prizes being offered. Be sure to check it out!

Here is my design for today:

My design uses product from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I began with JustRite's Small Cling "Sweet Posies" set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. A Spellbinders Circle die is used to cut the sketch out and is popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape strips.

The background paper is MME "Chalk Studio." A border of Valentina Venise Lace and Rose Petal Seam Binding create a border. 

A Seam Binding bow, created with a Bow Easy, along with a "Stick Pin by Darsie in Shabby Chic Pink" and Prima's "Say it in Crystals Mini Swirl in Hello Pastel" adds the final touch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cocoa Snow

I had fun playing with JustRite's small cling "Snowflakes" set...both the snowflake image and sentiment are from the set and stamped onto basic cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

The image panel is die cut with Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Squares, and the sentiment with Spellbinders Shapeabilities 

The designer paper is Simple Stories Cozy Christmas. Fabulous colors and patterns!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Twelve Days of a CAS Christmas...Simple, maybe not clean

Back with another design for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Twelve Days of a Clean and Simply Christmas.

Strange title for this blog post, yes? Well, as it says, we have simple here but maybe not so clean! This is a fun stamp to use if you love to color...

My simple design uses just one beautiful stamp-- JustRite's Christmas Postcard Background; one short piece of lovely lace-- May Art's 5/8" Crochet Lace; and one Christmas-y colored blossom-- Maya Road's Red and Cream Ruffle Blossom; plus glitter, both fine and chunky (my glitter is old, the links are to similar glitters that can be used)--Stampendous Ultra Fine Clear Translucent Crystal Glitter and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter in Clear Rock Candy.

Simple, with an old fashioned, vintage feel. All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check The Stamp Simply blog for the remaining 2 days of a CAS Christmas--posts going live at both 8 AM and 8 PM. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stamp Simply Twelve Days of a CAS Christmas--Two Gift Presentation Ideas

Hello there! Back for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Twelve Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas!

I have two easy CAS Christmas gift presentation ideas for you today...a decorated gift bag and a gift card presentation card...

Both projects feature My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring product, found HERE and HERE!

If you need an easy --but special-- gift bag, just layer some decorator paper to an inexpensive bag, or even better, recycle a bag in your stash!

I layered four pieces of MME Sleigh Bells Ring for a "quilted" background, then layered the decorator "JOY" sheet (from the same pad) on top.

The border is MME Sleigh Bells Ring Decorative Tape with the all important message "Do not open til Christmas!" 

A MME Sleigh Bells Ring Decorative "Noel" Tag and bow made of May Art's 1.5" Grosgrain Stripe Ribbon finish the gift bag.

Second project: a quick gift card presentation card with plenty of room inside for a special message.

MME Sleigh Bells Ring decorator paper was used once again...the color looks a bit brighter in this light box picture. The red in the pad is slightly more burgundy than red if you are choosing ribbon to match.

This card flips open to hold a gift card and has accents of the MME Sleigh Bells Ring Decorator Tape and a MME Sleigh Bells Ring paper bow. Fun! A Velcro Sticky 5/8" Clear Coin holds the top flap secure to enclose the gift card placed in the pocket inside.

I hope that these two gift presentation ideas help you with your Christmas planning!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

And...don't forget to continue to check out The Twelve Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas...we're just over halfway through...we have TONS of inspiration left to share!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Twelve Days of a Clean & Simple Christmas...Elegant Christmas Tree

It is time once again for the Twelve Days of a CAS Christmas...Stamp Simply Style!

My design today is very easy to duplicate in huge numbers, yet has an elegant feel...

I began with a rustic cream cardstock from my stash, but a pure white cardstock would be just as lovely...all of the accent items also come in white.

I used Darice's Embossing Essential embossing folder in "Christmas Tree." This is soooo versatile...I dressed up the tree with Kaisercraft Pearls in "Pearl" but you could really design a much different look with colorful Kaisercraft Rhinestones and colorful ribbon! You also could do a letterpress technique, inking the embossing folder before you roll it through the CuttleBug...something I am definitely going to try myself.

A May Art's ivory 1.5" Tulle bow, accented with another pearl, along with a border of May Art's 1/4" Ivory Silk finishes this quick and easy design.

Since my design has the tulle bow, I would present it in a Crystal Clear Box.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check out the twice daily CAS Christmas designs at The Stamp Simply Blog for inspiration...and...I will be back on Monday at 8 PM.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Neutral Texture

I made up a quick design today featuring a Darice Embossing Essentials Folder, "Poppy Field." What a quick card! I can also see taking more time and using some sort of color to highlight the scene, but quick was the plan for today!

I ran the embossing poppy field folder through my Cuttle Bug, then layered it over a matching piece of cardstock. The extra layer adds a bit of dimension plus a finished look.

A border of May Art's 1.5" Striped Chevron Twill in Champagne, vintage button, and May Art's 1/4" Ivory Silk Ribbon finishes the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prima Stencil Fun

Have you played with stencils and paste yet? What a fun way to add texture and dimension to your design! It really gives a distressed overall feel as well.

I began my design with a piece of chocolate brown printed paper from Kaisercraft's "Limelight" dp pad. The small print added some interest, but wasn't an overwhelming to apply the paste over. 

I simply laid Prima's Designer Stencil 6x6 Lattice over the top and used a small artist spatula to frost over it with white Studio 490 Embossing Paste. I didn't cover the entire sheet, as you can see. After the paste dried (quicker than I thought!) I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye to sponge additional color onto the texture.

I layered the entire panel onto a piece of paper from my stash, then proceeded to stamp and color the peony.

I stamped the LaBlanche Silicone Stamp "Framed Peony" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch Markers. It is adhered with Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares.

A Gabriella Venise Lace border, along with a Seam Binding Ribbon bow (made with an Original Bow Easy!) finishes this design. 

I must say that it looks much more charming IRL...I found it difficult to capture the dimension and old fashioned feel with my camera.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!