Feb 11 2012

Ribbon Inspiraton/Stamp Simply Style – Cool Blue

Welcome to another Ribbon Inspiration Saturday/Stamp Simply Style.  Today the design team was challenged to create using the color blue — I think blue is a color we all love and gravitate towards often.  I went through a streak a few years back where I think everything I made was blue with black accents — LOL!  I STILL love blue!

Here’s my clean and simple, quick and easy card for today.

It was my Mom and Dad’s 60th Wedding Anniversay earlier this week and this is the card I made for them.  I’ll take it to dinner on Sunday to present to them in an A6 Clear Box.  The card is made 6.5″ x 4.75″ so it fits perfectly into the A6 Clear Box — a perfect way to both protect and present the card.

Paper:  Bonjour by Kaisercraft

Ribbon: 1.25″ Silk in Blue by May Arts, Lace from the White Lace Card by Kaisercraft

Bow made on the Original Bow Easy

Flower:  Angelica Rose in Bonnie by Prima

The inside sentiment is one of several sentiments included in Rose Border by Wordsworth (a very pretty set).

Ink used is VersaFine Onyx Black, my favorite for crisp, clear sentiments.

And here’s the card in it’s A6 Clear Box, all set to go to dinner on Sunday!

And, YES, that beautiful sheet of paper beneath the card is one of the sheets in the Bonjour pad.  That sheet of French text along with the floral sheet in my card are both so elegant with the silver foiling.  Gorgeous pieces!

All items used are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



The Blues of Summer Ribbon Sampler

Today’s blog candy is The Blues of Summer Ribbon Sampler. This Stamp Simply Sampler of crisp blue and white ribbon contains a total of 25 yards of quality ribbon by May Arts — 1 yard of each of the ribbons shown in the photo.  Ribbon types include:

5/8″ Solid Plaid

1.5″ and 1/2″ Wrinkled Ribbon

1.5″ and 3/8″ Gingham

2″ Wide Stripes

1.5″ Sheer Woven Rosettes

1/2″ Ric Rac

1″ Double Faced Satin

1.5″ and 3/8″ Grosgrain Stripes

1.5″ Crochet Lace

5/8″ Twill

1″ Stitched Satin

7/8″ Crochet Lace

3/8″ Sheer Dots

3/4″ Striped Twill

1″ Grosgrain Ric Rac

1″ Grosgrain with Satin Edge

1.5″ and 5/8″ Satin Pleats

As always, 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, February 14 and will be posted here on my blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

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

Good luck!



Several new pads by Kaisercraft have arrived — you can never go wrong with these beautiful pads.  Each pad contains a total of 40 sheets, some of which are specialty papers with some glitz, glam and shine and there are always a few sheets of die cut punchouts in the back.  I LOVE these pads for quick and easy creations.

The most recently added pads are:

Bonjour (that I used today) – beautifully vintage with forals, butterflies and French influence

Sweet Nothings (that Deb used today – BACK in stock as the original supply sold out quickly) and there are die cut Collectables to match this pad – a beautifully angelic pad with vintage florals and prints

These Days – vintage family history

Lil’ Primroselittle girl tea party

Hunt and Gather (with a *fishy* stamp to match) – a GREAT guy pad

ALL Kaisercraft pads can be seen herethere are some at reduced pricing

The new Sunday Picnic by Webster’s Pages has been restocked — just beautiful!

As always, browse the Categories on the left sidebar of the store  to find JUST what you are looking for!


The design team has some fabulous, clean and simple creations for you today.  Enjoy the HOP!

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (you are here)

Deb Saaranen

Michelle Woerner

Barb Schram


Thank you so much for joining us here today.  I hope you enjoyed your stay and left with just a wee bit of inspiration.

May you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

See you soon!



80 responses so far

80 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiraton/Stamp Simply Style – Cool Blue”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    So elegant and pretty!

  2. Mara Adkins says:

    Gorgeous card! Kaisercraft is one of my favorite companies – their papers are always beautiful!

  3. Beth Greco says:

    Oh how beautiful! Love your cas anniversary card. I love the Kaisercraft DP too.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful card- just the inspiration I needed for working on my cards today. I think I will use your card as a sketch for one of the Valentines I am creating.

  5. Gorgeous and stunning card, that is so awesome for your parents, congrats on 60 years!

  6. Nan G says:

    Beautiful and elegant! Congrats to your parents!

  7. Marie Bingaman says:

    Wow, 60 years together! That’s awesome! Congrats to your parents! And what a beautiful card you made for them! :)

  8. Debbie Dunham says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy….absolutely gorgeous ribbon!

  9. Carole E Brooker says:

    Stunning card, love the black and blue, thank you for sharing it and the chance to win.

  10. Jennie says:

    Sharon, what a beautiful and elegant card, your parents will be delighted.


  11. Luanne Ford says:

    This is an awesome color combination. I love your card, and so will your parents!

  12. Carla Suto says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! The papers are so elegant and so are the wonderful details you added! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Oooooh I do love blues and your anniversary card for your parents is breathtaking! Loving the pretty blue ribbons too!!!

  14. Marilyn says:

    Oh just gorgeous love that line of paper .I’m sure your parents will love this card

  15. Lynda says:

    What an elegant, gorgeous card! Love the pale shade of blue you used.

  16. Toni Storie says:

    That is a lovely anniversary card! Those papers are quite elegant and work wonderfully for such an occasion!

  17. Donna says:

    Stunner on the card Sharon, and of course the BOW is so gorgeous, and I love the ribbon, hopping over right now to order some of the clear boxes, so need those, and thinking on that ribbon it is Gorgeous.
    Well of to check the lovely girls blogs, your hops are always so enjoyable and inspirational, thanks much.
    And thanks for the chance at that lovely blue ribbon, those blues are all so stunning, and as blue is my all time Favorite color, I just love it and appreciate the chance to win it!!
    You all have a great weekend.

  18. Molly K says:

    I like how the ribbon is anchored behind the cardstock top piece; it adds a very classy look!

  19. I love the blue on this card and the DSP!! Beautiful!! I also love the way you finished the inside of the card. It’s the perfect finish for a perfect card!

  20. Charlette says:

    Beautiful anniversary card for Mom & Dad. Love the Kaisercraft paper, blue and black such a great combo. But I must say wonderful candy. I love blues because you can use them for everyone and every occasion. TFS

  21. Queen Mary says:

    Sharon, thanks for shipping yesterday’s order and definitely put me in the hopper for these blue ribbons — I almost ordered them yesterday but decided to wait and now I could win them! Your card is just stunning and I love your store!

  22. Lynn says:

    Beautiful card! Proof that clean and simple can be quite elegant.

  23. Laraine R says:

    Just gorgeous!!

  24. Lou says:

    Blue is amazing for cards. I love to do Christmas cards in navy’s and light blues and Sring brings out a whole new array of baby blues and various designs. it’s the perfect color for all occasions.
    Beautiful work.

  25. Sandy Hays says:

    Now that is a beautiful card! I love pale, cool blues with black and gray. So simple yet so sophisticated!

  26. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Sharon! You have created such a lovely, elegant card. SO PRETTY!! I can’t believe this was so simple and quick to make as it looks like it should have taken you lots of time with all it’s beauty. lol. Congratulations to your parents, such a milestone! Your blog candy makes my heart go a flutter Sharon.

  27. Rosemary D says:

    it goes without saying, but your card is just gorgeous!!!

  28. Shirley Lee says:

    Just love the colors you chose for this card-so elegant! I need to use blues more than I normally do because I love the total look of your card. Of course the ribbon and lace gives it that added touch of elegance. The finished product doesn’t look like it was simple to make. Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous array of ribbons!! Enjoy your week-end.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  29. Diana Newman says:

    Lovely card! I love blue, any shade.

  30. Rosie Waldt says:

    As usual you card is beautiful and the colors, paper and ribbon including the lace is beautiful together. Makes me realize I don’t always have to spend a ton of time to complete a card with a lot of bling on it. :)

  31. Love your Anniversary card Sharon and I know your parents will too! Happy Anniversary wishes to Mom & Dad!! The blue is the blog candy is absolutely stunning! My mothers favorite color is blue and I have a sweet little grandson. Both would love cards with these beautiful colors! Thank you for all you do and your generosity! Hugs Lori R.

  32. Kathy Martinsen says:

    The anniversary card for your parents is so beautiful! I really like the soft blue designer paper…….and, of course, your pretty bow really is a gorgeous accent.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great assortment of ribbons & trim!

  33. yvonne says:

    Very elegant!

  34. michelle b says:

    so beautiful. I love that bow. congrats to your parents.

  35. Sue D says:

    Very elegant Anniversary card!

  36. Becky Johnson says:

    Clean and Simple elegance. Just beautiful.
    Peace, Becky J.

  37. Judy Duncan says:

    I have always loved your cards. This is a real beauty, so feminine. I am buying all the products to make it. Judy

  38. Linda Grady says:

    Awesome anniversary card; your parents will treasure it. Blue is a favorite of mine; great blog candy prize. Thanks for being so generous.

  39. Mary Davis says:

    Beautiful blue – my favorite color. Love the card.

  40. Charlotte says:

    What a beautiful card — for such a special occasion! It will be treasured by them, I’m sure! And, I love blue, too! Thank you for so generously offering such wonderful blog candy each and every week. It’s a bonus — on top of viewing such beautiful things created each week.

  41. Rhonda Z says:

    I love your card. It is so clean, simple and elegant.

  42. Andrene says:

    Your card is beautiful!! Very elegant and the colors are gorgeous. Know your p’s will love it on sight!! The ribbon in the giveaway is awesome. Love it!!!

  43. conniemelancon says:

    I know your parents will love this gorgeous card!

  44. Kathy W says:

    Beautiful card, and blue is my favorite color! I love to use it all year round. This project is so soft and lovely; thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

  45. Carole says:

    Absolutely stunning Sharon!!! Love the colours you chose and of course that awesome ribbon for some lucky person. Good luck everyone.

  46. Hi Sharon~

    I just love how elegant this all blue card can look. I thought I saw a sheen to the paper…now I know it was some foil. Amazing how a solid sheet of paper, and black ink can be so beautiful with a couple of extra-ordinary embellishments!

    I did visit Deb and Michelle…but Barb’s post wasn’t up yet…and I am done with the computer today.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful and lovely stash of ribbon! It would be such a blessing to receive!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  47. Martha H says:

    Beautiful card. I’m sure your parents will love it.

  48. Beautiful, gorgeous card. Your parents will surely love it and I hope you all have a lovely dinner to celebrate.

  49. VersaFine is one of my favs too. Love the cool blue and that gorgeous lace! Give your Mom and Dad my congrats on 60 years!!

  50. Tina says:

    Happy anniversary to your parents. Very pretty card. Great ribbons.


  51. Judy I, St. Louis MO says:

    What a gorgeous card! I’m sure you parents will love it. What a wonderful milestone.

  52. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Congratulations to your parents! Your card is GORGEOUS and so fitting for a sixtyith anniversary, I LOVE it’s softness. The blue and white ribbon is a beautiful prize. TFS.

  53. Serena says:

    Gorgeous card! I’m sure your parents will love it. Congratulations to them! Sixty years, that’s awesome! Thanks for the chance at some yummy blog candy!

  54. Janet L. says:

    Beautiful card, I love blue! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

  55. Caryn says:

    What a beautiful card! Happy anniversary to your folks.

  56. Angela T says:

    As always, very lovely!

  57. Barbara Swavely says:

    Beautiful card! My parents’ 60th is coming up maybe I’ll need to borrow your creativity…thanks for the chance to win such pretty ribbon. A card never seems complete without ribbon and a bow!

  58. Jeanne says:

    Roses, silk and lace! What a beautiful card. Blue is my favorite color – any shade. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your ribbons.

  59. Mary Esther says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Since blue is my favorite color I especially appreciate the chance to win some of your ribbons!

  60. Gorgeous card! I love the big bow!

  61. Teri says:

    Oooooh! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! LOVE the colors and the softness!

  62. Denise Bryant says:

    Elegant card! That bow is a knock-out! Yummy ribbon!

  63. Carole says:

    You do such a wonderful combination of papers and elements!

  64. Becki Bertuccelli says:

    LOVE blue, love the card, soooooo elegant! Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

  65. Maria Villasenor says:

    Lovely card, I love blue too. I also had a time when all I made was different tones of blue and white… my kids called it my “blue period”

  66. Joni52 says:

    Your card is sooooo elegant and gorgeous! Just stunning!

  67. Stacey says:

    What a beautiful card and the inside, too!! What a nice surprise for the one receiving it!!! Thanks for sharing.

  68. Susan B says:

    Your card is simply stunning. I would love to win the ribbon bundle. Thanks for the chance.

  69. LynneZ says:

    Love your card – blue is my favorite color. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  70. Violet U says:

    What delicious blog candy! I can’t make a card without ribbon. Thanks for sharing your candy!

  71. jean w. says:

    Beautiful, elegant card Sharon! Best wishes and congratulations to your parents! Beautiful ribbon prize too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Nicola says:

    Stunning and stylish. Simple but beautiful! I love the paler colours the give the card a romantic feel!

  73. Kathy Hering says:


  74. Betty Goodson says:

    Elegantly beautiful. the soft colors, the gorgeous bow……..wonder if I’ll ever master that??? These ribbons are soooooo yummy!

  75. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful card as always! Pretty color blue and the ribbon, ah so lovely!

  76. Stacie says:

    Such pretty blues!

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