Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style Thank You, Thank You!

Welcome to Ribbon Inspiration Saturday...Stamp Simply Style! This week we were to design a "dressed up" Thank You card, then take it down a notch or two to make it a CAS (Clean and Simple) design! Fun!


Here are my designs. I started out with My Mind's Eye "Everyday Flair" decorator paper. Some of my all time favorite prints include both polka dots and gingham, so this pad really suits my taste!



I also had a bit of fun with Spellbinder's "Fanciful Flight" butterfly die. I die cut the butterfly from the decorator paper, then traced the actual metal die onto vellum. I then cut on the trace lines, glued it to the die cut decorator paper butterfly, and trimmed the excess vellum from the edges.




I also took some of the vellum, ran it through the Cuttlebug with a folder, then used that as a textured background for my design.

The dressed up card features additions of May Art's 5/8" white lace, Melissa Frances White Pearls, and the JustRite "Fancy Frames" sentiment (marked down!) stamped onto a JustRite Spellbinder "Nested Frames" die.

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



Also, 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, January 17 and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday.

You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Here's the hop order for today:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (You're here! Thanks for stopping by!)
Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner
Barb Schram


Be sure to check back for Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style next Saturday!

ETA: there was a question in the comments if there is yellow polka dots/gingham in the paper pad? Yes, there are two sizes of a golden yellow polka dot, a solid golden yellow, and a graph type print in yellow. Sorry...no gingham in yellow. But, there is red in gingham.

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! It looks like spring! Mary R.

Dee N said...

Beautiful. What a brilliant idea you had using the vellum behind the butterfly. Both cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I love love love the vellum behind this butterfly die cut. And of course polka dots and gingham ar the best! Fabulous Deb!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous butterfly! I have so much vellum and never think to use it. So thanks to your inspiration, today may be the day.
Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Dunham said...

Absolutely stunning! I have to try the vellum now lol

Evelyn vasquez said...

Love the use of vellum as the butterflies background

SuZeQ said...

I love your use of vellum. Must give that a try! Isn't that grouping of brown and ivory ribbon just eye candy?
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Bev J. said...

Beautiful-love the butterfly and the embossed vellum. Great paper too.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how you made the butterfly.

Caryn S said...

I love that paper and the butterfly dies! The pearl accents are perfect!

Nancy said...

Great card and brilliant idea to use vellum! Just lovely!

Colleen said...

Who doesn't love butterflies? Your card is beautiful. Love the idea of vellum behind your butterfly.
ColleenB.

Carla S. said...

These are gorgeous, Deb! I love the color and the big butterflies!

Anonymous said...

love this idea. I'll have to try it. Both cards are wonderful.Barb Shelton

Lynda said...

What a crisp color combo! Great cards.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love your idea using the velum behind the butterfly! Really is a nice look. Nice paper selection too. Great cards!!

Lisa Brown said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! Beautiful card!

Sherry Phipps said...

Beautiful card. Very springy! Love the butterfly too! Thanks for sharing.

Carol E said...

Beautiful cards, I just love the the butterfly, thank you so much for sharing them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh fabulous with the gorgeous color, and use of vellum. Awesome cards. Killer candy too!! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE your vellum BG on the butterfly...going to have to CASE this idea! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

EllenB said...

Love that little bit of lace ribbon peeking out from the gingham!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! I love that big butterfly and the polka dots are so fun!

jean w. said...

Love butterflies to begin with and these cards are just awesome! Love the whole idea with the vellum! Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win these ribbons!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful card. Oh, those ribbons are stunning.....

teepee said...

Terrific cards...love the "simple" colors. The vellum behind the butterfly is a really pretty addition.

Rosemary said...

both cards are just gorgeous!!

Rosie said...

Love the spring look of your card. I,too, love dots and gingham. Thx for sharing.

cgigler said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Maryleva said...

Love this butterfly. Wonderful cards.

lindagrady said...

Just love your C&S style and the fancier one. Great idea on the butterfly and I love those papers, too.

The brown ribbon set give-away is so awesome. I love using browns with pinks, pale green and teal blue among others.

Betty said...

Love the way you did the butteflies, just gorgeous! These colors make me feel happy!

Carole said...

Love the idea of vellum behind the die cut butterfly. Beautiful cards.

Jeanne said...

Almost too hard to choose which one I like best. Gonna go with the simple one. That buttfly w/vellum is beautiful!

Shona said...

These cards are sweet!! I love the textured b'ground, the colours and of course, the butterfly.

Nan G said...

Oh they're beautiful! Love the gingham dp and that you cut the butterfly from it!

iReneM said...

A beautiful card!
Embossed vellum? what a good idea :-)
x

Angela T said...

Love the card. Love the embossed background, and of course, the butterfly.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved your use of vellum. What a clever idea! I'll have to "steal" that one! Loved your butterflies.

Marisa said...

LOVE those butterflies and how you used the vellum!!

Crafty Caring Friends said...

I already shared this;) It is so pretty...and I love butterflies. Reminds me of the butterflies that migrate to Mexico and they have this big sanctuary there.

Laraine R said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is very pretty & fresh looking.It makesme feel like spring is not so far away. Tema

Marthamh2 said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the polka dots. Thanks so much for sharng.

Janet L. said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Don't you just love gingham and polka dots? Great idea about the vellum usage. Love them both!!

Ravengirl said...

These are really pretty! I can certainly see how one would be easier to mail than the others.

Serena said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the texture and that gingham paper!

Lynne said...

Deb - Love both of your cards - thanks for sharing. Also love the gingham with the polka dots!

Lyn said...

These are both so pretty. Love what you have done with the vellum...really cool. I never think to use my stockpile of it and am going to try this. Thanks Deb!

Jean McKenzie said...

Such a pretty butterfly! Love the blue - it looks so crisp and clean! What a great way of using vellum!

dee marie said...

Wow! Those blue butterflies are stunning and the vellum peeking through looks beautiful! Love the polka dots!

Donna said...

Deb, wonderfully beautiful card!! Love how you did the butterfly, and I have to get some of that paper, gorgeous stuff!!
Thanks for sharing, lovely design!!
Hugs
Donna

pat said...

Really like vellum on butterflies, these are very pretty.

Linda said...

Love the butterfly, Deb!! Thanks sos much for sharing your amazing talent!!

Michele from MS said...

Oh so beautiful! I love the textured paper and the use of vellum on the butterflies. Great job! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Renee said...

Such beautiful texture and colors! Great idea to cut the vellum behind the butterflies!!! TFS

sandi said...

Love the both cards, spring time is coming soon (I hope)Thank you for sharing

Tina DeLong said...

What a beautiful little card. Love that butterfly.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful! I love how you created that butterfly with the vellum layer. Very pretty!
DeniseB

calamity jane said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love seeing how do both!

Marianne said...

Beautiful cards-vellum adds to the delicate/elegant butterflies.

Shelly P said...

Love the colors and love the butterfly. What a neat ideal.

Mathilda M said...

Stunning card ... love the butterfly and the use of vellum ... tfs.

Carole said...

Love this Deb, absolutely stunning!

Betty Neville said...

These are both so gorgeous! Love your butterflies!

tina said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and design.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a sweet we card.
Sherri

Deborah R said...

Beautiful butterflies! Like your color.Wow-that's pretty ribbon!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Clever idea for cutting the vellum butterfly! I love the narrow lace in your embellished card.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Deborah! Such a bright and cheery card you have created! Love that butterfly with the soft vellum behind it. Clever! The paper pack is awesome too. Thanks for sharing with us

Rebecca W said...

Beauitful cards- so elegant!
rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

So pretty. Sally B.

simpa said...

You've done really great job with vellum, Deborah!) And the result is so tender! I wonder - do this papaer collection has polka dots and gingham in yellowish colours?

Kelly Sas said...

So CAS and beautiful. Love the vellum idea.

Barbara said...

I love butterflies and i love your cards! Gorgeous!

Charlette Finley said...

Just love the vellum butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing with us all. I will be using this idea for my Valentine cards.

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~
Sorry I've been rather blog absent. I have been recuperating (sp?) since we got back from Josh's Graduation from the AF Basic Military Training in Texas. I had a difficult time adjusting back to the humidity in FL. All went well in Texas! God is so good! He revealed Himself to me in so many ways while we were out there. Thank you, Jesus!

I love these cards! The way you worked the butterfly is just amazing. I love the way you put the vellum to use...and the card is so clean, so fresh. It is wonderful. I like all of the white showing! Empty space can be beautiful. I didn't understand where the Cuttlebug came into the process...but it surely worked well.

I hope things are going great for you! How is the weather? Does it change--like seasons at all? Have you taken any more photos you can share. Take care my Sister-in-Christ, you and yours are prayed for daily!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Charlotte said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the vellum behind the butterfly. Great inspiration.