Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style-Silk

Welcome to today's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style Silk! As indicated by the title, we're celebrating SILK Ribbon! One of my favorites--lush, soft, pliable silk!

We're also all playing along with the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, a month long effort to increase breast cancer awareness and add cards to their card drive. There is a LOT going on -- daily challenges, prizes galore and a card drive. You can read about it here.


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2011 Hope You Can Cling To event. Please check it out, play along, donate some cards and in the process have an opportunity to win some of the fabulous prizes being offered.

I've made two different looking cards for today, both using Prima's "Melody" decorator paper pad and JustRite's Clear Stamp Set, "Be Strong." I am also posting both cards over at today's Splitcoaststampers Hope You Can Cling To challenge Think P-I-N-K.


I've used the sentiment, "Hope" from the JustRite set, along with some punched out butterflies studded with KaiserCraft rhinestones for my first design.

One of the prettiest additions to this design is the May Art's Silk Ribbon bow, fashioned with a Bow Easy. A narrow strip of 1/8" ribbon stands in as a border between prints.





My second design features the same JustRite clear "Be Strong" set and Prima "Melody" DP as mentioned earlier (you can see the entire Melody collection here). I've paper pieced the pink ribbon on the image panel, then die cut and layered it with Spellbinder Petite Oval dies (check with Sharon for availability). Sorry, no silk on this one!

Just a touch of bling, and this card is finished.

All supplies used today are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Once again, this is a Mystery Blog Candy(pictured above), 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, October 18 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Tuesday night or Wednesday, so please check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

Designers participating today:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Michelle Woerner
Deb Saaranen (you're here--thanks for stopping by!)

NOTICE:  The Stamp Simply 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas is beginning on Sharon's Blog on Monday, 10/17.



Lots of info and links today...have fun checking them out! We really appreciate your stopping by and hope that we've inspired you!















54 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These cards are both just beautiful, Deb -- love the papers chosen -- thanks so much!

szbacn1 said...

Cute cards!!! Really liking that paper and love the butterfly!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--I really like the bow and butterflies on the first one.

Michelle said...

both cards are stunning!! I love the paper and the butterflies are gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I love all those pinks! Such beautiful projects on the hop today. Bless your hearts!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous butterflies! Did you pleat paper or is that the dp? Makes for a beautiful card. And who doesn't love silk ribbon bows!

Marie B. said...

Gorgeous cards Deborah, and what yummalicious candy! :)

Tanya said...

Gorgeous cards! Loving the papers and your butterfly.

Carla S. said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, Deb! I love the papers and embellishments you used!

Bridget said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful, I love both designs! Your silk ribbon is gorgeous!

Luanne said...

How pretty! Love the sweet pink and the fabulous ribbon. Like the new look of your blog too! :-)

Bev J. said...

Wonderful cards for a great cause. I especially like the simplicity of the last card. Gorgeous ribbons used.

Carol E said...

Your cards are amazing just love them, thank you so much for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Love the patterned paper.. and the colors choices are just perfect..

Bernice P

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful cards Deborah! Love, love the silk ribbon.

Yvonne said...

Love the cards! Papers are very different colors.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards!! Both very striking. Love them
Beth Greco

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful cards. I love the ribbon and the butterflies on the first card. The secord card is just simple elegant.

Playing with Paper said...

These cards are beautiful Deb...just love that paper and the butterflies just lovely.

Marisa said...

That silk ribbon is to die for! Such a lovely bow it makes. Great card - love butterflies :)

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

Oh, How beautiful that big pink bow is! What width is it? I love the dp you have chosen for both cards...it is so pretty and so pink. I love all of those butterflies and bling on the first card! Butterflies always stand for freedom to me. Actual freedom, freedom from addictions, or freedom from disease in this case. And, "hope" is an amazing word full of possibilities! Such a beautiful card, Deb!

And, I love how dramatic the second card is with the bold black with the lovely pink dp. The ovals really set the pink ribbon off nicely! It really is stunning and very eye-catching.

I think I would dance around the neighborhood if I were to win this week's give-away! How luxurious...and it would be just in time for my birthday! (The biggest number I have had so far!) lol

Praying all is well with you!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Kelly Sas said...

Oh your cards are so inspirational! Love the colors you chose. I lost my grandma and have 3 friends right now being treated for breast cancer. Your cards give me hope.

Linda M said...

Very pretty papers - the butterfly looks like it just drifted by!

Peggy said...

Great cards. Love the ribbon, paper, butterflies.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Mary Friederichsen said...

These are gorgeous Deb! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing.
Have a great weekend!
Mary

Darla said...

Beautiful cards, gotta love Pink!!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Love the bright papers and the ribbon. Nice work.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Lynne said...

Deb - lovely cards. That paper is just awesome and the silk ribbon so pretty.

Lynne

cjgusloff57 said...

Wow, such pretty cards. I like pinks, butterflies and ribbons!
Corrine Ann

debbie said...

Deb, Your cards are darling. I particularly love the pink silk bow. TFS.

Diane J said...

Very nice cards. Love the colors. Very different ideas from everyone. Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the papers you used.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Very pretty cards, Deb. The pink silk bow certainly sets the tone on the first card and the simplicity of the second card allows it to speak for itself.

Anita said...

Stunning cards! I love the simplicity.

Rosemary said...

absolutely YUMMY cards!!

tina said...

Very nice cards.

Tina

Pati said...

Pretty! I like the color combos, so cherry & pink!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, love the butterflies and the pink theme is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved both cards. Couldn't pick a favorite if I had to!! Love them both!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such pretty cards -- love this ribbon

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful designs and paper choices! Love that gorgeous silk bow!

Denise said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors and that yummy silk ribbon!
DeniseB

Ravengirl said...

Wow, such beautiful card!

Crafty-liz said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I just love the butterflies. Thank you for a chance to win awesome ribbon candy!

Marianne said...

Pink never looked so beautiful. Stunning cards.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Gorgeous! I love the ribbon border btwn patterned papers.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Lovely cards!

Danka Doo said...

Both cards are beautiful and cheery. I love the bright greens incorporated with the pinks.

Janet L. said...

Very pretty cards, Deb! Great happy papers and ribbons!

Serena said...

Beautiful cards! Love the papers you used and bling is always a good thing!

jean w. said...

Love both of your cards!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful cards; I especially like the pink ribbon card. I love working with silk ribbon; thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Great cards! I love the bright colors, sure to pick someone up from the doldrums. Lovely designs.

JenMarie said...

These are so very beautiful!