Friday, August 20, 2010

Have a Merry Christmas - Stamp Simply #153

Are you ready to Stamp Simply? Sharon's got a really trendy challenge for us this week. Here's what she says:

August 20 - ssnotime153 - Pleated Ribbon - Pleated ribbon seems to be all the rage of late, so today we are going to make creations with pleated ribbon. You may use purchased pleated ribbon, you may pleat your own by hand or on a sewing machine or with tape. Whatever you can dream up -- let's just see some fun pleats on our projects today. Oh, and for the purpose of this challenge, we will equate gathers to pleats -- either/or is fine!

I decided it was not a bad idea to try to get a few Christmas cards done as I can, so I took this opportunity to make a very simply stamped and designed card. I'm using Just Rite's new Christmas set called Hearts Come Home and can be found in Sharon's store here. I'm using a very simple layout with my new Mitten Weather 6 x 6 paper by Cosmo Cricket. I love untraditional Christmas colors (OK, I love ALL Christmas colors!) and this one is chocked full of 'em. Card stock is PTI, as is the ribbon that I pleated and sewed down. Finally, I sponged the edges and added some buttons to the ribbon. Simple and easily mass produced :)

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime153 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Charlene Driggs - August Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Hearts Come Home (JustRite)
Paper: Kraft, Plum Pudding, Rustic White (PTI); Mitten Weather 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Plum Pudding, Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Square and Scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinder); ribbon, buttons, twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. Just gorgeous, Barbara! LOVE that DP and your fabulous ribbon!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. You had me a little freaked out thinking that was PTI Tin Type that you stamped! LMAO!!!! knowing YOU.... I NEVER put anything past you!!!!! :)

    GREAT card and TONS of DP I'm seeing I MUST purchase!!!!!!

  3. Fabulous card, I love pleated ribbon!

  4. Love the aqua and purple - especially cool for a Christmas card!

  5. Darling card! I LOVE non-traditional cards for Christmas!!! This is great and LOVE those fun pleats! Perfect card for the challenge!

  6. Just the use of non-traditional Christmas color and your pleated ribbon and buttons are just right.

  7. Love your card those colors are beautiful and love the ribbon!

  8. Fabulous with the non-traditional colors! Love how you did the ribbon!


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