Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Notecards

It's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style time once again...this time we're coming up with notecard designs for you!

My set doesn't require envelopes for delivery...the top decorative flap opens to unfold a notecard that reveals the message or letter written within the card. If you are mailing them, you may want to use a different mechanism of closure, or mail them in an envelope for privacy.

All the decorator paper used here is Kaisercraft's "Nan's Favourites Collection." Kaisercraft papers are so fun to play with...and now they're coming in a larger 6 1/2 inch size! They often have foiled or flocked details, as well as prepunched borders, tags, and accents. You can see all of the Kaisercraft paper pads HERE.


All notecards also have the top flap made with the largest Spellbinders "Labels Twenty" and are fastened closed with a Velcro Sticky Back Coin. I added an extra layer here with a smaller Labels Twenty die cut panel.








They are all also trimmed with Webster's Pages "Sparklers." You can see a bow of May Art's Silk tied with a Bow Easy on this design.








The above two designs measure 4" X 5.5" closed (all measurements minus flaps), 5.5" X 8" when fully opened.
This red design is smaller and measures 3.25" X 5.5" closed and 5.5" X 6.5" when opened fully.



The purpose of the smaller size is that it is meant to fit a full sheet of Kaisercraft 6.5" paper for the background, without having to piece an extra strip on the back as for the larger design.

All of today's supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

This is a Mystery Blog Candy, 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, December 20 and will be posted here on Sharon's blog on Wednesday.You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!

Inspiration awaits:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Holly McMillen
Barb Schram

Hope you enjoyed our hop for today. We will be taking a little break for the Christmas season, and will be back for Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style hops January 7th.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



49 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this design is TOTALLY adorable -- LOVE the envelope flap done with the dies -- JUST GORGEOUS! As usual, I wish I could drop everything today and make some of these!

Michelle said...

ooooo pretty pretty pretty. I love what you've done with the envelope flaps. Gorgeous job.
Have a great Christmas!!

Mara A said...

LOVE this idea. And the cards are beautiful!

Carol E said...

Very pretty cards, thank you so much for sharing them.

Cheryl G said...

Lovely envelopes! Reminds me to put that Bow Easy on my Christmas Wish List, too!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

You always have such fabulous ideas and creations Deb! I love these.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

These note cards are beautiful...love the coordinated designer papers!

Sue D said...

Very pretty note cards--love the shape of the envelope flap.

Kelly Sas said...

I love this idea! I love making little note card collections for gifts so always appreciate new ideas. Thank you!

Natali said...

O yes!! These envelops doesn't require for delivery.. Only for museum )) Beautiful!!!
Hugs
Natali

Carole said...

How lovely and what a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Darlene G said...

Your note cards are so beautiful. I can't wait to try these. Thanks for all the insperation.

DonnaSue said...

Love the flaps with those button type embellishments!

Leah said...

What a neat blast from the past. I used to love these envelope/card all in ones. You sure have dressed them up though. They are beautiful

MaryBeth said...

WOW, these envelopes are amazing! They are gorgeous with lots of eye appeal! TFS these awesome notecards and envelopes.

Lynne said...

Deb - What a great idea making the card and envelope in one. Thanks for sharing.

debbie said...

Absolutely darling notecards! How clever!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous notecards, Deb! I love the papers and the unique design!

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty I don't know how you will be able to part with them. The additional flap add so much to the design. "TFS and Happy Holidays!"

Juanita in Ohio

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wonderful card collection Deb. Those ribbons and papers are beautiful. I love those flaps. You should do a tutorial on them

jean w. said...

Wonderful note cards! Thanks for sharing with us! Merry Christmas!

Shona said...

So cute!! But now I'm convinced that I need Labels 20.

Rosie said...

I love your envie card and what you did with the flap. Merry Christmas

Peggy said...

Lovely notecard. Love the decorative edge.
Christmas blessings,
Peggy

doo6300 said...

Such a pretty set of note cards!

Barbara said...

Love the note card idea. The flap is lovely.

Kim Rosati said...

These are very pretty and elegant! Like the fact that you don't need an envelope too!

Donna said...

I love these note cards, the design is fantastic, and so going to use this idea, and I love these papers, and of course your Ribbons are gorgeous, in fact I think I will go get me some of that gorgeous ribbon.
Happy Holidays.
Hugs
Donna

Lyn said...

Deb, these are really cool...love the way they're the card and envelope all rolled into one...a great idea. Love what you've done to all of them! Thanks...and Merry Christmas!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous notecards!! Thanks for sharing!!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute cards!! Thanks for sharing.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Super gorgeous!!

kathy s said...

Deb these are great love the papers and that pretty bow

Cheryl B said...

Love ho wyou used the labels 20, so pretty with those papers!

Linda Carson said...

Oh how beautiful, clever, creative and inspirational!! Great job!

Becki B said...

Wow, love these!

Ravengirl said...

Love those notecards with their pretty decorative flaps!

Karen McAlpine said...

Super cute note card design. I could make these all day. LOL Gorgeous papers.

Janet L. said...

Oh, Deb, these are simply gorgeous and would be terribly hard to give away!!

Judy I said...

These are just beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous set of note cards!!

Caryn S said...

I love these! Had a set as a kid, and never thought about making them.

Renee said...

Gosh these are stunning!!! I hope I can get a die cutting machine someday so I can make these! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love the cards - and the papers are awesome!

Denise said...

Great assortment of note cards! I love the flap and the card and envelope all-in-one style!
DeniseB

Nan G said...

They are gorgeous! Love the decorated flaps.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your talent with those of us in cyberland. I always look forward to your beautiful work! ...Now if I can just find my velcro coins......

Have a blessed Christmas!

Becky said...

These are totally awesome Deb. Pretty design paper.