Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style- Thank You!

For today's Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration, designers are making two cards! One Thank You card decked out with ribbon, flowers, & embellishments and for card number two, creating the same card, only leaving off all the bulk.

Thanks Cards
Here are my two Thanks Cards!  I hope you can tell the one that is more embellished than the other!  The crowns were purchased at Michaels in a package with one side being sticky.  I traced the crown shape onto Kasiercraft Chanteuse designer paper, cut out and stuck to crown base.  

  
Thanks Card - Embellished Version
What better way to step up embellishing than to use my favorite, wonderful, 1/4" ringlet trim!  Add scortape to ringlet trim backside and carefully attach to crown edge, pressing firming as you go. Prima Avon Roses, silk ribbon add to the card's embellishments.

Thanks Card - Unembellished Version
And here is my unembellished version!  No trim, ribbons, or flowers!  Kaisercraft adhesive pearls, a couple ovals, stamped thanks sentiment. Thanks is stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and is found in Everyday Greetings by Rubber Soul Wordsworth.   
May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Vintage Brown - 25 yards
This Sampler is Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs. Leaving a comment on each blog will increase your chances of winning.  The winner will be selected at 6pm EST on Tuesday, January 17 and will be posted on SHARON'S BLOG on Wednesday. You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!


I really like both cards shown today, it teaches me that it is OK to go light on the embellishing!  Thank You for stopping by!  I really appreciate you visiting Explore.Dream.Discover.  Take good care!


Check out the following Stamp Simply Designer's Blogs for more Ribbon Inspiration Goodness!
Barb

60 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fun crown shaped design! It is difficult to step back from the bling table...you've done a great job on it here Barb!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these! Great job! I like the "stepped up" version the best. -Mary R.

Dee N said...

I would never have thought to use a crown for a thank you card. I think both cards are beautiful.

Michelle said...

Oh My! Both of the cards are fabulous. I am leaning towards the one with more. I always want more! and I have trouble deciding when I am actually done. Thanks for showing that it is a possibility!

Karen said...

Oh now, aren't these just too cute? NO! How can you be too cute. I love the way you outlined the crown with the trim. Adorable.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Cards without the bulk gives me great ideas, thank you

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful--I really like the ringlet trim.

Nancy said...

What a fun card! Love Love the colors you chose! Love the bling on the first card!!!

Caryn S said...

I love that trim! So elegant...The closeup is even better, love the bling!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and great use of using the crown.
Crown could also be used as a little girl's birthday princess party.

Carla S. said...

Wow! How beautiful and unique, Barb! I love the papers and embellishments!

Anonymous said...

Love the Ringlet ribbon. Both cards are pretty. Barb Shelton

Lynda said...

GORGEOUS! I love the Kaiser paper and your embellies on the 'gussied up' card are wonderful!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that ringlet trim! And, great embellies on the dressed up card..the rhinestone flourish is bling-tastic. Gotta love the brown ribbon!

Sherry PHipps said...

Great cards, Barb! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Brown said...

Love the crowns! And, you're so right! You can step
it up a notch or go light on embellishing. Beautiful either way!

Carol E said...

Beautiful cards thank you so much for sharing them.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful way to dress up the crown~ great candy too~

EllenB said...

Oh, those browns make me feel warm & snuggly - perfect antidote to a cold, gray morning

Tanya said...

beautiful and so fun! I love that gorgeous trim!

Rosemary said...

what absolutely fabulous cards!!! love'em!!

Nan G said...

What fun thank you cards! Love the the ringlet trim!

Angela T said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

iReneM said...

Both are beautiful but, oh my! that ringlet trim is gorgeous
x

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Both cards are great, but I really loved the trim!

Marisa said...

LOVE the lace trim! Fabulous cads :)

Crafty Caring Friends said...

Oh I do like bling! I think these thank yous are great. thanks.

Laraine R said...

Both cards are great!! But i really like the trim!!

Anonymous said...

Those crownsare the cutest.Great imagination to do that! Tema

Lynne said...

Barb - Love the crowns! Thanks for sharing.

Jean McKenzie said...

That paper and trim is so gorgeous!!

Lyn said...

These are both neat. Love the paper. Thanks, Barb!

dee marie said...

Wowzers! These crowns are fabulous - love the bright pink with the designer paper! Oohh and that ringlet trim - yum!

Liz said...

Wow! The crowns are beautiful. My favorite is the one with the trims and bling. Girl, the paper is popping! I love, love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

I love that you showed 2 options for this card. The simple one is beautiful and I love the ribbon addition. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

sandi said...

What a different and fun way to create a card. Thank you for sharing

connie said...

Love the crowns and seeing both ways!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the paper and trim choices! Both versions are very pretty!I'm partial to the one with "more"!
DeniseB

calamity jane said...

I'm in love with the ringlet ribbon!! Both cards are lovely..but I must say I really like the one with the ringlet ribbon..oh my!!!

Barb Schram said...

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Rebecca Ednie said...

A very unique card, I love that trim! The sampler looks amazing!

Barb Schram said...

checking the comments again...visitors are saying they cannot comment...I am trying to figure it out! So sorry...

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Gorgeous crowns! Fabulous work Barb!!

Carole said...

Love the crown Barb, wonderful cards, great inspiration. Thank you.

Shona said...

Ooohh!That trim is yummy and it really adds the perfect touch. The papers you picked are gorgeous too.

Betty Neville said...

What fun cards! Love the trim on your "more" card!

tina said...

Very, very pretty. Nice shape.

Tina
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Deborah R said...

Sometimes you have a lot of time, sometimes you don't! Nice to have options.

Anonymous said...

What a cool card. I just love it!
Sherri

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

These are just darling, Barb! LOVE all the embellies used on the fancier version -- ADORABLE crowns!

Tina DeLong said...

Finally.....I've tried several times to post to your blog and it wouldn't let me !! ha

Great "royalty" look to your card.

Rebecca W said...

I think your cards are fun- I like the shape. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

simpa said...

The first word (and thought) when I saw these crownies was WOW! They are so cute and so girly! And the way You decorated one with sutage - suppose it's quite time-consuming, but the result is worth working! Love them both, Barb!

Kelly Sas said...

Love that crown shape! In your CAS challenge I really, really like the "more" card. It is so different and a crown always calls for lots of glitz!

Barbara said...

Both cards are great, but I love the one with the trim the best. It just seems to match that crown!!!

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the pretty papers and that ringlet trim!

Jeanne said...

Me, I like the bling. What a great find - the crown is so cute.

Charlette Finley said...

Both your cards are just wonderful. With bling and without! TFS

Traci S. said...

Hi Barb~

What a great card shape! How fun and unique! I love it! And, yes, I can tell the difference between the CAS card and the more decorative card! LOL I love that you used the ringlet trim...it should be named for you! It seems like it should be named after you! I love the addition of the flowers, also.

Thanks for showing how wonderful some trim and flowers and beautiful paper can really make a difference between cards! Wow!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Luv 2 Create said...

Love the crowns that you used, but I have to admit I really like the embellished card over the plain one. Love the colors you used on it, and the trim really makes the crown more regal.
Marcie