Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style: Father's Day

Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style! We're getting ready for Father's Day...

you can find all of the "Masculine" category items available at

>HERE<.

Take a look at the simple brown paper gift bag that
I've put together for my Dad's Father's Day gift...





The tag has been specifically made to be used as a bookmark for my Father's Bible.


I began with Bo Bunny's "Timepiece" decorator papers. Our Daily Bread Design's "Dad" stamp set was used for the Bible verse sentiment, stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink.






Spellbinder's Sprightly Sprockets dies layered beneath a Prima "Wood Clock," adds the extra special touch to my project.

My tag/bookmark is tied off with May Art's Half Inch Woven Burlap (Ivory) and brown Burlap String.

All supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.






As always, this is a Mystery Blog Candy hop (shown 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, May 1st and will be posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

Today's link list:

Deb Saaranen (you're here!)

Thanks once again for joining us this week!





52 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love the gift bag and ESPECIALLY that the tag is a bookmark - a double gift -- HOW perfect!!! I know your Dad will love this. And I'm really loving the clocks and sprockets!!! Great gift project!

Dee in N.H. said...

What a gorgeous tag/bookmark! I love the whole feel of it! I also love when you can make something that the recipient can use beyond just the initial gift giving. Awesome!!

Pam said...

Great idea to make the gift tag a bookmark! Love your project!

Carol E said...

Great gift bag and love the bookmarak, thank you so much for sharing them.

rlovew said...

Love the tag! Awesome look to it- I really like the gear cutouts.

Anonymous said...

What a great tag! It really dresses up your gift.
Beth Greco

Alina said...

Great tag! I love it! Love the way you used the stamps!

Debbie said...

Awesome tag! I'm sure he will love it!

Peggy said...

Love the way you took an ordinary bag and made it into something special by the wonderful tag/Bible bookmark. Well done.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Nan G said...

Great tag! Love the elements.

irishgalkelly said...

This is amazing Deb! Love this verse and clock with gears. So neat that you can use this as a gift tag and a bookmark. Genius! I just know your dad will love this in his bible.

Anonymous said...

Anticipate seeing what you have created each day. What an inspiration! Today's Proverbs bookmark used as a gift tag - just perfect! Thank you.
Deborah B.

Ravengirl said...

Love the dual purpose tag/bookmark! I think that the woven burlap and string are perfect examples of masculine embellishments!

Colleen said...

Wow what a find. You have definitely inspired me to start thinking about my Father's Day cards.
Always love your work.

Colleen

Karen McAlpine said...

Such a thoughtful tag/bookmark! Love the stamping and the sentiment. And, what a great idea to just use a plain bag and make it special with the fabulous tag!!

Holly aka Toy said...

Wow. I will say it again.. I LOVE that bookmark. What a great "tag" that turns into a useful gift! Great job!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love that your tag is a bookmark. What a great dual purpose gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

Queen Mary said...

I love that the tag is a book mark too -- and I've never seen woven burlap before -- I definitely like it!

Sandy said...

The tag is absolutely wonderful. My father-in-law is religious so that would certainly fit the bill for him:)

Sandy said...

The tag is absolutely wonderful. My father-in-law is religious so that would certainly fit the bill for him:)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Fantastic tag/bookmark! Like the double use of this gift! :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful masculine gift bag--love the tag/bookmark.

Pat said...

Deb,

I simply love you gift bag and the tag--- Cards for men are hard to do sometimes -- but you make it look so very easy -- thanks for sharing your talent.

KVencel said...

Absolutely love the sentiment! What a wonderful tag that adds punch to the packaging and is designed to be useful also. Thank you for sharing your design.

Pat said...

I love it -- Love the clock and machine looking parts. You make it look so very easy. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Marisa said...

Love that verse and how you've used it on the tag. Wonderful mix of neutrals!

Lynne said...

Deb - Love your gift bag and tag. So masculine! Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

I always find masculine ideals for cards the most difficult. I love this idea, simply stated.

Ellen said...

I always find masculine ideals for cards the most difficult. I love this idea, simply stated.

rush said...

nice book mark! thank you for sharing.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this tag you made, it's so beautiful and manly, lol.

Anonymous said...

Love the tag and love even more that it has a specific purpose! Well done....I just picked up the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets the other day to add to my meager "man card supllies".
Lu C

Lee-Anne said...

Deb, I love your use of the Sprightly Sprockets with the clocks...they work so well together to make a very masculine look. A beautiful gift for your father!

Caryn S said...

Love that wooden clock on the tag, beautiful !

iReneM said...

This is a great bookmark for your Dad.
Love the string - such perfect colours for masculine cards
x

BethH said...

Great looking tag - love the gears.

Ros said...

Its hard to find the right supplies for Male cards, and these look just right. What a great idea to use a tag as a bookmark later Love it

Traci S. said...

Oh Deb! He is going to LOVE it! That book mark is wonderful. The Verse is so perfect...as always. I love how you used the different clock "pieces." This is a keeper for sure. It'd be nice to include a nice message on the back of it.

And, I think the give-away is amazing this week! I could use every single item--happily!

Praying you are doing well. I think of you often.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

You May Receive 1-5 Cards!
http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

kathy s said...

what a great gift idea for a male- love the bookmark and the sentiment.

Charlotte Ann said...

Your tag/bookmark is AWESOME! Absolutely LOVE all the dimension you've added with the gears and clocks. And, it really takes center stage against your brown gift bag.

tina said...

Wonderful bag and tag.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful bookmark for your father. This collection of papers and embellishments is really very nice to use and make masculine cards and projects with.

Rosemary said...

what a stunning bookmark, deb!!

Carla S. said...

Wonderful gift bag and tag/bookmark, Deb! I love this project!

Marge said...

What a perfect masculine gift bag and AWESOME tag -- I bought Sprightly Sprockets specifically for creating masculine cards/tags -- LOVE it! Sharon's give-away is a treasure trove of masculine necessities!!!

Betty said...

Love this idea, what a wonderful idea for the bookmark. Great project.

Lorelei said...

This is a great idea for dressing up a kraft gift bag! Love it!

Lorelei said...

This is a great idea for dressing up a kraft gift bag! Love it!

Diana N. said...

Great tag!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Great idea! Love the bookmark idea!

Linda Carson said...

Handsome bookmark! Great idea and fabulous creativity!

elainec said...

Your tag is just perfect I love the words from the stamp . I'm certain your dad will love it too. x