Jul 11 2008

Stamp Simply #43 – Give Thanks!

Published by at 1 07 am under Challenges,General Purpose Cards

Keyword ssnotime43 -There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!)can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is to make athank you card.I am always out of thank you cards and it’s just nice to have a few on hand. No other rules — just a thank you card. And if you make a really simple one, make 2 or 3 once you’re at it — you’ll thank yourself later when you need them!! Cant wait to see what you doand, as always, try to keep it simple.Most importantly have fun!!!

Here are some samples (please be patient as we are uploading and linking tonight):

Check out Julie Koerberssample here.

Check out Dee Jacksons sample here.

Check out Tammy Hershbergers samplehere.

Check out Jennifer Bucks sample here.

Check out Janine Orchards sample here.

Check out Becky Oehlers sample here.

What a fabulous Stamp Simply Team!!! Thank you girls!!! Much appreciated!!!

And heres my sample:


This is one of the larger butterflies from Butterfly Moments, one of the new releases this week by Flourishes, and the gorgeousscriptedsentiment is from another new release, Thank You. I just love the gorgeous wings and shape of this beautiful butterfly. I can see her being used over and over again!!! I used the 2nd, and last, of my favorite sheets of paper from the Sultry pad by Basic Grey.Doesn’t she look like a butterfly in a garden? I thought so!!! Here’s what I did to make this butterfly:

  • Stamp butterfly onto white cardstock with Palette Noir Black ink
  • Color in the white portions of her wings (I used Copics, but any way to color works)
  • Cut and emboss image with Rectangle Nestabilities, frame with scalloped rectangle
  • Use black self-adhesive Pearls on her head, antennea and for the dots on the wings. I used various sized Pearls as the dots were of various sizes.
  • Using a Quickie Glue Pen, and working in small sections at a time, color over the black portion and then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds or other fine glitter . Tap off excess.

Here’s a close-up view of the butterfly:


And here’s a quick look at the full Butterfly Moments set so you can see all it contains. It was designed so there are butterflies that can be used as stand alone images, as well as smaller butterflies for accents on any of your creations.


And the scripted Thank You on today’s card came from the latest Stamp Simply release called Thank You. Such a gorgeous and versatile set!


And please check out more samples made with our newest releases by the Flourishes Design Team: Leslie Miller, Linda Duke, Faith Hofrichter, Susan Roberts, as well as Nancy Kirk.

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linksowe can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.

Thank you all so much for stopping in. I do so much appreciate it!!! Hope you all have a safe and wonderul weekend!!! And hope you find some time to make a thank you card,or two!!!Have fun!!!

43 responses so far

43 Responses to “Stamp Simply #43 – Give Thanks!”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, those black pearls are gorgeous!!!! I thought they were wee tiny brads at first. I LOVE THEM! A beautiful card!

  2. BEAUTIFUL card, Sharon! The colors of your butterfly and the style of it just match that Sultry paper so well! Thanks for another fun Stamp Simply week!

  3. MeandLilG says:

    I am always on your site and just wanted to say how much my little girl and I love your work – and how much inspiration we get!. This card is lovely. We’ve just made a thank-you card for Lil G’s teachers, but it’s not a patch on yours!! Hugs, Debbie & Georgia xx

  4. Janine says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon… Have a great weekend.

  5. Wow! This is STUNNING! I LOVE the butterfly! Beautiful! LOVE those glittery wings. Beautiful! Thanks for another fun one, Sharon! 🙂

  6. Helen says:

    Here is my card for the Simple Thanks challenge. It is extremely simple so it could be put together quickly for a thank you or other occasion.


  7. michelle gall says:

    wow i wasent sure i liked the butterfly to girly for me but now that i saw how pretty it is i love it it hard to tell what a stamp will look like till it used thanks sharon

  8. Sharon — this is just gorgeous! I love all the elements! So, striking!!

  9. Pat Adam says:

    Love the new Flourishes stamps and will have to pay a visit and shop. I did a very simple thank you card and I like stamping in a simple way. Love your butterfly. Pat My card can be viewed at

  10. Carol says:

    Your butterfly is dramatically stunning! Such wonderful colors and those black pearls are such a beautiful touch! The flourishes stamps just keep getting more and more irresistable! Beautifully done as always.

    Here’s my simple thank-you card for today’s challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to play along!


  11. LeAnne says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous card; in fact, everyone’s cards today are extra special! Here is my SIMPLE thanks:
    Your new stamp set is beautiful…..I have it on my wish list!
    Thanks for “thanks”!!!

  12. […] images with my markers and stamped.  Quick and easy.. which I believe also qualifies this card for Sharon’s Stamp Simply Challenge.  Her challenge is to make a thank you card.  Since I again used that wonderful script background […]

  13. […] and it is also made for two challenges.  First Sharon’s Stamp Simply at No Time To Stamp, http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/07/11/stamp-simply-43-give-thanks/ .  The sketch is from Papertake’s Weekly challenge at […]

  14. Susan Daly says:

    Hi Sharon,
    This is my first time play your challenge.
    Here is my entry.

  15. rainy says:

    Sharon your butterfly is completely breath-taking!! I love the dd on the wings. What a gorgeous card!
    My card today is a simple thank you using the newly released Poppy Patch and Thank You sets. It’s here on my blog. 🙂

  16. Giovana says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. I will make sometime today to play along.

    Have a blessed day

  17. Anja says:

    Love your card!!
    I have played too, you can find my card
    on my blog http://www.stampinganja.blogspot.com
    Thanks for everything you share with us, Anja

  18. Danielle says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the tiny brads inside the wings…gorgeous!

  19. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    LOVE this card Sharon, and I MUST check out/order these beautiful new floral stamp sets … right up my alley!!! My card for this week is, I think, the “simplist” card I have ever made … and, it looks good! Thanks for bringing me back to a “simplier style”. Hope you like it: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/978303?cat=500&ppuser=95678

  20. Libby says:

    Oh my – I am so behind on sending out thank you cards for all of the wonderful things we received when my baby was born – this may just be the kick in the pants I need to get on it!!!

  21. Libby says:

    Oops forgot to say – LOVE how you did that butterfly!!!

  22. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    That is one gorgeous butterfly! Love the sparkle. Great challenge this week. One can never have too many thank you cards on hand. Here’s a quick one I put together: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/978538

  23. Kelly L says:

    Very pretty. Love all the sparkle in the butterfly.

    I also wanted to stop in and let you know — Hope you have a chance to stop by my blog this weekend for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate for JLO stamps. The drawing will be on Monday morning. 🙂 Kel

  24. teresa kline aka va.sunshine says:

    thanks Sharon, you have a great weekend! here is mine:


  25. Pat (mspfd) says:

    Stunning butterfly! The close up of your card really shows off your great coloring and gorgeous detailing.

  26. Dawn Easton says:

    Gorgeous card Sharon! Yesterday my Mom was cruising through your site and she was in awe of your work! Just had to let you know that 🙂

    That butterfly is beautiful coloured and glittered…wow!

    I’m always in need of thank you cards, so I’m going to do my best to play along this weekend!

  27. Nikki says:

    I’ve made a double duty card…..2 challenges in one! Thanks for letting me play along! {SMILES}

  28. Sandy K says:

    That is beautiful. The best one yet I’ve seen with that set. I may just have to get it. I purchased the other two, but held off on this one.

  29. leslierich says:

    I knew you were going to do something totally gorgeous with this butterfly and I couldn’t wait to see it! For some reason I couldn’t get on your site last night… I love the way you colored the butterfly and added the glitter and different sized pearls. The garden background is perfect! I love the butterflies in this set and look forward to using them again ASAP. Honestly, I just don’t know which of this month’s sets to reach for first. I love them all!!

  30. SmilynStef says:

    Always great to have another thank you card in the stash … I used vintage buttons on my design:


  31. Maren says:

    GORGEOUS!!! Here is my Thank You card: http://zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/2008/07/meet-jack.html It is the first of the set. I also posted it on SCS: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/978931?nocache=1
    Thanks for the great challenge & all of your inspiring work!!

  32. Rose Ann says:

    Your butterfly card is so beautiful, and I love your coloring and sparkle!! Beautiful papers too!

  33. Mary R. says:

    Hi Sharon! I’m lovin’ those butterflies! All the new releases are gorgeous! I finally got to make my card this evening. Here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/979865?cat=10588. Thanks for helping me stay inspired!

  34. Denise says:

    This card is just beautifully coordinated – from the background paper to the dazzling diamonds – it just comes together perfectly!


  35. Carolen says:

    The colours in the butterfly coordinate
    nicely with the paper. A beautiful card
    and LOVE the use of the black pearls.

    You are such an enabler! You featured
    the pearls in a photo recently and I just
    had to go in and buy oodles!

  36. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    Thanks, Sharon, for another great challenge! I always need Thank You cards – thanks for the push to make one! Your sample is stunning! I love the new images! All the other samples are gorgeous, too!
    Here is my try:
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  37. Dawn Easton says:

    Fantastic Sharon, I’m so happy I had a chance to play this week!

    Here is my card:

    thanks for looking!

  38. Deb Neerman says:

    Love your card, Sharon!! The butterfly stamp is just beautiful!

    You can find my ‘thank you’ card on my blog:


    Thanks for another fun challenge, Sharon!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  39. Giovana says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I am stamping again and I created a Thank you card.

    I hope you like it.

    God bless

  40. Jenny says:

    Right on time… as usual !!!!
    Here’s my challenge card…

  41. Toni says:

    I am always in need of thank you cards! So this was really easy and necessary for me! It will go out in the mail tomorrow. I only hope that the person it is destined for sees it in her mailbox before SCS or my blog!

    Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/983553?cat=500&ppuser=156271

    Thanks again!

  42. Your challenge was just the push I needed to get some thank you cards done. You can see my cards here


    Thanks for the motivation!

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