Ribbon Share: 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

It’s time for my first Ribbon Share with ribbon from the new catalog!   I know that many of you enjoy getting “samplers” of all the new ribbons, but can’t afford to get a full bolt of all the colors.  So, here is your solution!  You will get 2 yards each of the 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon for $18.  ($20 if you need me to ship it to you)

1/4″ Cotton Ribbon

2 yards of each color (24 yards)

cotton ribbon

 I’m sorry that the photos I took didn’t turn out as “realistic” as I had hoped.  I tried indoors and outdoors, and no luck.  This is an amazing ribbon with a soft, pliable feel.  It is not rough or heavy, as I first thought it might be.  You will definitely like it!

Colors include:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Daff0dil Delight

I have already heard from some of you that wanted this Ribbon Share.  If you have NOT talked to me, please place your order right away.  I will order more ribbon when 5 of you have ordered.   You can email me or comment below.  I can also arrange for a PayPal statement to be sent to you if you need to pay with Credit Card.


Halloween Happiness

Have you tried any of our single stamp images?  Perfect for a tight budget, a little something for the holidays, or an affordable gift for a friend.  I purchased this one and only Halloween image when the Holiday catalog was first released.  I was excited to see several ideas on Pinterest and adapted this card from one of those.  I have some of my club members who I felt would not want the Halloween words, so I made two options for this card.  And the Envelope Liners were also a big hit at my club class.

First, the Halloween version using traditional colors of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black along with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso markers, and the awesome Chevron Ribbon.

halloween happiness card 1

For a little more dimension, i stamped the jack-o-lantern a second time, cut it out, and popped it up using Dimensionals.  Notice the Old Olive envelope liner shown below.  You’ll really like all 3 sizes!  This is the largest one, and it fits a standard size card envelope.

halloween happiness both cards

For the more “fall” themed pumpkins, I dug out some Retired Buttons in Tangarine Tango and hid the jack-o-lantern’s face.  And omitting the words at the bottom created a “fall” card sure to please everyone.  The DSP is from “Polka Dot Parade”.   The card base is also Tangarine Tango to match the button, along with using the Tangarine Tango marker (instead of Pumpkin Pie).  I guess you could say I’m a stickler for things matching up just right 🙂

pumpkins halloween

Notice the many layers on the card, as shown above.  The top layer was a rectangle that I but, the second layer is one of the tag Framelits from the Chalk Talk Collection.  Quick and easy way to layer.

halloween happiness card 2


EDITED NOTE:  You can purchase the kit for the framed project only (not the cards) if you would like to do so.  I will sell them for $12.  You will need to get your own 8 1/2 x 11″ frame.  Contact me via email to set order and set up payment.

THANKS frame

Chevron Ribbon Share #2

chevron ribbon sampler 2


Chevron Ribbon has arrived — and been packaged as shown above!  If you reserved a spot in the Ribbon Share, please let me know if you would like come pick it up, or if you’d like for me to mail it to you (for $2 fee).  This second sampler includes 2 yards each of  6 colors:  Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.    If you missed the first group, with the other 6 colors, I have just received an additional shipment of ribbon and I can now fulfill additional orders.  Please let me know.   I am always willing to order more, so please let me know if the “craziness” of summer has kept you from ordering, and I’ll get your ribbon for you.

And here is a sneak peek at my next post………if you enjoy combining Stampin’ Up! with sewing projects, you will love this amazing gift from my dear friend Katherine.  Come back tomorrow for lots of photos and details.   You will really enjoy hearing how Katherine used a variety of Stampin’ Up! products to create this amazing gift!   PS  I promise that I’m going to get back in the swing of blogging regularly VERY SOON!

gift bag sneak peek

Chevron Ribbon Sampler

Many of you have asked about the new Chevron Ribbon……it’s gorgeous, trendy, and such a great quality!  You may want it all……like me!  But perhaps you can’t afford (or don’t need) an entire spool of each color.  Then you may want to participate in my Chevron Ribbon Share.  I will order 6 of the colors now, and then order the other 6 colors next month.  If you’d like to participate in this Chevron Ribbon Share, please let me know right away.  I’ll place my order when I have 4 or more who are interested.

July Chevron Ribbon Sampler $12

2 yards each of the following colors:  Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizazz.

(Special note:  I am happy to ship this to you for an additional $2.  Contact me to arrange payment.)

ribbon sampler

Christmas Card #3

Christmas Card #3 was inspired by a card found on THIS blog.  I haven’t been to this blog before, but she has some nice projects that I enjoyed looking at.   I love finding things I like online and casing them.  I’ve decided I’m pretty decent at executing projects……I find what I like and make it work for me!  This card uses some ribbon scraps to make a fun little Christmas tree.

What a nice way to use up some ribbon scraps!  I cut out the tree and star using the Holiday Framelits.  You can use this ideas with LOTS of different punches.  Give it a try!

The background paper is a new-to-me product.  The paper is embossed (hard to tell in this photo) and comes with many different patterns in the package, but all are Crumb Cake in color.  These papers can be inked up with a brayer, sponged, etc. for a totally different look.  It is called Natural Composition Specialty Paper (Item 126917, $12.95)

 Sometimes you might need a small little rectangle for a tag.  Sometimes it gets tricky trying to cut a tiny little tag with your paper cutter if you don’t have a punch that works.  Well, I want to share a little tip with you.  Here’s what I did on this card.  I stamped the “merry Christmas” greeting close to the edge (try to line it up straight) and then used my square punch.

Here’s a photo showing you how I slid in the paper just a little ways.  Line it up straight and punch!  This works wonders with small little words.  Another little trick……give this one a try!

Have scraps of ribbon?

Who doesn’t have lots of ribbon?  Who doesn’t have lots of ribbon scraps?  All stampers seem to love hoarding ribbon…..even teeny tiny pieces of ribbon!  I am sure that you will like this idea that I first saw at Convention and decided to share at my group meeting last week.  I think it is such a great card for using up your scraps.

Simpy adhere the ribbons to the Whisper White cardstock behind the opening of the punched flower.  You can do a monochromatic scheme (as shown above) or a bright cheerful variety of colors (shown below).  The White Gel Pen really adds alot to the card, too, and looks a little like you sewed the card.  You know I like that idea…

Now go get out your jar of scrap ribbon……..and get busy!