Saturday, June 19, 2010

A fun Saturday hop!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first Stamp Simply Saturday FUN hop!  Starting this week, every Saturday the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store team will be doing a "just for fun" blog hop. The girls will be playing along as time (and summer activities) allows, so every week it will be a different hop.  This week a couple of us are showing off the amazing JustRite stamps!!

My card uses the fun A Little Caffeine set!  It's no secret that I am a coffee lover.  I drink coffee aaaaaaall day long and I LOVE LOVE this set.  The pattern paper is from October Afternoon, Thrift Shop.  Double sigh, these papers ROCK!!  The fun bright ribbon is the 3/8" yellow gingham.  Isn't this ribbon, happy-happy-joy-joy?!?

I have been asked from time to time how I do the ruffled ribbon treatment, so I thought I would take a few pictures while I was making this card.

I use Score Tape to adhere the ribbon and it works amazingly!  It is pretty inexpensive and the roll is HUGE!  Sharon sells all the sizes on her Tools page (scroll down towards the bottom).  Score tape is clear, so I left the white backing on so you could see it in the picture.  I run the tape end to end just to make sure the ribbon is secure on the ends.

I start by tacking one end down, and then using my paper piercer I pull up the ribbon to make the loops.
Pull up, tack down, pull up, tack down.  Random spacing and I angle it slightly as I go along.
A little trick I use to allow bows or flowers lie flat on the card is to leave a flat space between ruffles.


So Sharon thought you might enjoy a little SALE?  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is offering a SALE of 15% OFF on all of the 2 3/8" JustRite Products in stock!!  Now through Monday, 6/21 at 8 am EST, these 2 3/8" products available at a discount:

Something Sweet - $14.95 - NOW $12.71
Preserves - $14.95 - NOW $12.71
Homemade Treats - $14.95 - NOW $12.71
Birthday Wishes - $14.95 - NOW $12.71
Stitched with Love - $14.95 - NOW $12.71
Kaleidoscope - $16.95 - NOW $14.41
2 3/8" Wood Stamper with Bonus 25 pt Font and Center - $16.95 - NOW $14.41
2 3/8" Wood Stamper - $10.95 - NOW $9.31

AND the current sale on all Spellbinders products in stock (15% OFF) and all ribbon purchased by the spool (15% OFF) is also going until Monday, 6/21 at 8 a.m EST.

Here's the list of the girls playing along this week.  Check them out and see what FUN JustRite project they have for you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Michelle, this is SUPER GREAT! Love the yellow gingham with that paper and your ruffled ribbon tutorial photos are totally awesome! LOVE your card -- GREAT post! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  2. Very cute, love your tutorial!

  3. ACK!! LOVE that tutorial!! I love my ruffled ribbon, and this is another way to do it~~

    Great card, girly!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Great card love the tutorial on the ribbon .

  5. Love your yellow gingham ribbon ruffled up. . . .reminds me of ribbon candy!! Thanks for sharing how to do that. Love your work!!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. LOVE the ribbon...Super fun set!

  7. I can't wait to try this ribbon technique! Thank you!

  8. Congrats on being picked by Gina K.. :)

  9. Beautiful Michelle!
    Thanks for making this ribbon treatment look easy! :)

  10. Super darling card! Love the sentiment-so perfect for my morning! (although a grande wouldn't do it today, a bucket would! LOL) So glad you did the little tutorial on your ribbon ruffle. I'll have to give it a try now that it looks soooo easy! :)

  11. Your ribbon technique is excellent! TFS, I love the look, esp with that sweet little flower in the middle of the bow! Perfection!

  12. This is gorgeous Michelle!! I love that sentiment - it's sooo true!! haha Thanks for the ribbon tutorial as well - i'm definitely going to try that now :)

  13. How cool is that ribbon treatment...thanks for the great tutorial, Roomie!!!! Love the wonderful JR stamps, too!!!!

  14. This card is just perfect for the coffee lover and I just LOVE that paper {happy sigh}!!!!!! I also really, really love how you did that ribbon.....I'm so going to have to try that!!!! {hugs}

  15. Gorgeous! Love the ribbon treatment and the fun score tape tip! I love this set too, love the coffee :)

  16. Fresh and cute. Great ribbon treatment and tutorial.

  17. Hey Michelle, thanks for taking the time to write that tutorial. I never thought to use my piercing tool to ruffle ribbon. Awesome idea! I'm gonna have to try it!

    Great card, so fresh and cute!

  18. Michelle, thanks SO MUCH for the tutorial on ruffled ribbons. I struggled upon struggle to do one in the past and it was SO difficult and I'm not sure it will even hold together. Now, I know a better way to do it. THANKS for sharing your knowledge and talent. Your card, of course, is to die for. You do phenomenal work!!


  19. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial, Michelle! I will have to give this a try!

  20. I've wondered how this was done, thank you so much for the tutorial!

    Gorgeous card, love everything about it! Hugs, Karen