Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Stamp Simply August Blog hop - Autumn Splendor


Hi everyone!  Welcome to August's Stamp Simply Ribbon store blog hop -this month's theme is Autumn Splendor.  Any way that this may take you with colors, images, theme or holidays.

I have to confess that since we FINALLY got summer here in Portland, I am just NOT ready to celebrate Autumn, so my card uses autumn colors and I kinda left it at that -LOL!

Before I get to my card, check out these lovely beauties... this is all the new striped grosgrain ribbons all wrapped up and looking pretty.  I just HAD to take a picture of it before I tore into it.  Heehee!
(Edited: there has been some confusion, these ribbons are not the blog candy, that is the kit pictured above)
OK, so stop drooling and on to my card.  Uh, I have to say this card looked better in my head than it does on paper.  Not too sure about this one.  It does have it's charm, but I am thinking it's missing something?  Oh well, here it is!  I used some papers from KaiserCraft Peachy Keen (LOVE this pack) and the cutie elephant image is from JustRite Stampers, Let's Celebrate.  I used a bit of the brown twill ribbon and after I sewed it on, I frayed the ends a bit (maybe this is where I went wrong?).  The elephants were colored with copic markers and I added a tiny bit of bling on the present bow.  Too cute!
Notice how the Happy Birthday sentiment stretches longer than the square border stamp?  Well, I did this by cutting one end of the square off and stamping it around my elephants.  By cutting the square, it gives me the freedom to use the border anyway I want.

Here are pictures to illustrate.  Here is the square border cut up:
And here is the sentiment border placed back together -good as new!!  See at the top?  You can barely see where the cut line is and it does not show when you stamp!

As with all of our monthly hops, there is hidden blog candy along the way!!  Be sure to check out my fellow DT's Autumn creations and leave a little love along the way.  One random commenter will win a fabulous prize -the Stamp Simply Kaisercraft Lush Kit (also shown at the top of my blog).

Michelle Woerner (this is me!)

Kitchen remodel update:  Not much new happening, just waiting on the crown and shoe molding to arrive.  BUT it is allowing me to get everything put in it's place.  Tomorrow I will share some of the fun little kitchen goodies that just make me SMILE!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Let's Celebrate (JR Stampers)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Baja Breeze, Vintage Cream, Peachy Keen PP
Accessories - border punch, buttons, Jute string, copic markers, zva creative round crystal wheel, sewing machine

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114 comments:

  1. Yummy stuff, love the elephant card!

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  2. What a cute idea for your Elephant Card.... LOVE IT!!
    And a chanch to win blog candy too...
    Life is good!

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  3. very cute - great idea!
    Sandra

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  4. Just love that striped grosgrain ribbon. Pick me!

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  5. Love, Love, Love the grosgrain ribbon. Beautiful card.

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  6. Cute card! You are sooo brave to cut up your stamp but it worked perfectly! Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  7. Love the elephant card and that ribbon is gorgeous . Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy .
    Marilyn

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  8. What a cute elephant stamp. I admire your courage in reference to "cutting" your stamp for the design. The ribbon is FANTASTIC!
    Barb E.

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  9. Cute card and thanks for the visual explanation!

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  10. What a cutie! Thanks for the tip on the border. It is somewhat scary to cut the stamps, but I love the versatility. The elephant is too cute!

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  11. I'm finally getting braver about cutting up my stamps to suit my needs. Great card! -Mary R

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  12. This is a very sweet card. I like the way you altered the stamp to make the border. God bless!
    Peggy Allen

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  13. Unique use of ribbon & button

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  14. He is just adorable!Sometimes cute and simple is just enough to help inspire us to hold back sometimes. Love your hint on the cutting the stamp idea.

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  15. Love this striped ribbon!!!! Very cute card!

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  16. Soooooooo cute. I love it.

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  17. I have no courage. You are brave to cut that square up! But I can see how it lets you do more. Maybe someday... I love your card, that elephant is adorable. I like how you frayed the ends of your ribbon too. CUTE!

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  18. Boy Michelle, your card is really cute and thanks for showing how to cut up my stamps without ruining them! What a clever idea! We are in the throes of 100 degrees today and I have tickets to the baseball game, so I'm lusting after the crisp mornings of fall!

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  19. Aren't you the clever one! What a great idea - thanks! Your card is so adorable, love that elephant!

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  20. Adorable card...and a great explanation. Very clever.

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  21. Love that grossgrain and cute card!

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  22. I think this card is adorable, Michelle! Love the way you did the sentiment! Thanks for sharing the tip (although I cringe at the thought of cutting my stamps!)

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  23. What a cute card! LOVE those grossgrain ribbons!

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  24. The elephants are adorable and so is the card! Great idea for getting more mileage out of your stamp. TFS!

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  25. your elephant card is so adorable, love how you used the just right around the image, thanks for the tips

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  26. Your card is too cute! Love the chance to enter a blog candy contest! Elle K.

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  27. Adorable card!!! Thanks for sharing you helpful hints, thats a great idea. . . can't wait to see kitchen gadgets!!! Another fun blog hop, with blog candy, thank you for the chance to win!

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  28. He,he,he tooooooo stinkin' cute Michelle!!! What a sweet baby card!!! Hugs ~S~

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  29. Card is very cute! Great way to use just rite stamp.

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  30. Great card! I love how you cut the border stamp to make it work for you!

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  31. What a unique idea to use the stamp in many ways and I love your elephant card. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win some *candy*.

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  32. You are so very clever Michelle, to stretch the border that way. I love your card. The stitching and buttons are great additions. tfs

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  33. I really enjoy the striped orange paper with the "eyelet" strip, the matching buttons and the adorable elephant stamp...very cute!

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  34. Adorable card. The elephants are so cute.

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  35. What a fun little card! I'm not brave enough to cut up my stamps. Maybe I'll work up the courage one day.

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  36. great idea regarding cutting up the stamp!!! I never think of that!

    Theresa G.
    TJGRDINA3@aol.com

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  37. Ohhhh...This card is soooo cute!

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  38. Wonderful card. The color combo is really nice. Love those buttons!

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  39. What a cute, happy, card. I love stripes and especially like the colors of the one you used.

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  40. CUTE card. Love the colors and how you 'stretched' the square border stamp into a rectangle border stamp. (Thanks for that tip)

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  41. I always loved brown and blue in any shades. They look great on this card. Thanks for always sharing. The new twill ribbons are awesome. I too am drooling.

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  42. Just adorable Michelle! Great tip on the JR as well!

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  43. What an adorable card, Michelle! Thanks for sharing how you stamped the border! And I agree, those new ribbons are scrumptious! Take good care!

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  44. Aren't you smart cutting your stamp. Totally darling image and card. Love that ribbon too!

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  45. Elephants are adorable. Love the idea of cutting the stamp. I would have been afraid to try it. Glad you weren't.

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  46. Your elephants are adorable Michelle, but I love your fall colors the best, LOL. Here in SC, summer has been unrelenting since mid May. Can't wait for a cool down. Thank you for your darling card...

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  47. Great card and a wonderful tip!! I would never of thought to cut my stamp...LOL! But it works beautifully on your card!

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  48. i know what you mean about an idea not transferring to the card! you have done so well, though. i never would have thought!

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  49. Love the elephant card. Also, how you cut the stamp to extend it. Super idea. Thanks.

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  50. What an adorable card; love the elephants - too cute!

    What a great autumn bundle!!

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  51. Cute card. I love the elephant!

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  52. I think your card is very cute. Thanks for showing us how you made the border longer - pretty clever.

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  53. Thanks so much for the tip and for the cute card...mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

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  54. Those elephants are adorable. Like your card.

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  55. LOVE what you did with the cut border stamp: so clever!!TFS:-)

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  56. great use of the sentiment stamp

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  57. I enjoy the stitching on the brown ribbon!

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  58. Very cute card...adorable elephants!

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  59. Love the elephant card and your stamp.

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  60. Adorable card! That's a neat way to use the square stamp!

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  61. The elephants are darling, and I love all the colors together!

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  62. nice coordination of colors. Hide the scissors - I just can't cut up my rubber! great tip for creating a JustRite rectangle border.

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  63. I think this card is cute. Great tip to cut the border. I wonder if you would be happier with it if the elephants were matted? It would give them more weight. Which elephants like :-) .

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  64. LOVE your idea of cutting the stamp to be able to create great borders..great card!!

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  65. Brilliant GF! Don't change a thang!

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  66. Lovely card. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. Cute, so cute! Dontcha just hate it when the real thing and the mind image don't match? Happens so often in my world:( Maybe an orange button on the right hand side will keep the eye flowing there???
    Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Ack! That card is so incredibly adorable!! I also {heart} that picture of the ribbon. I would be tempted to waller in it!

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  69. Cute little elephants and thanks for the cutting tip for the Happy birthday sentiment.

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  70. Hey Michelle! This is such a cute card! Those little elephants are soo adorable! :)

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  71. Love the card. Clever use of the stamp.

    Edna R.

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  72. Very cute! Sometime you just gotta cut up a stamp to make it work.

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  73. Love the card. The elephants are so cute, and your idea about cutting the stamp to suit your needs was great (not to mention brave).

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  74. Cute cute little elephants!! And I love the tip about cutting the stamp.

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  75. I love your sweet elephant card! I recently started cutting apart my stamps for greater versatility and I agree - it doesn't harm them a bit!

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  76. what a cute card- the idea of cutting justrite stamps gives me shivers but it looks great- hope i have the nerve to do this one day. love the candy and your grosgrain ribbon as well- lucky you

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  77. Cute card. Interesting the way you cut the JustRite stamp border ~ never would have thought of doing that!

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  78. Very, very cute. elephants are my favorite. Love how you used the stamp.

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  79. Oh I love those elephants! Love the card too!

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  80. Sweet card. Great way to utilize your stamp by cutting it.
    Awesome prize.

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  81. Beautiful stuff. Love the elephant card!

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  82. Love the elephants. Cute card!

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  83. I love the elephant images, they are so cute & can be used for male or female of any age.

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  84. Such an adorable Card, great idea on a cut!!!

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  85. Cute card! Love how you altered the stamp.

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  86. Cute cute card! Love the picture of the ribbon too...LOL.

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  87. Very cute card!! I also love your kitchen update entries:)

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  88. Firstly, love the new ribbons and papers and secondly, LOVE what you did with the JR stamps!!! The long rectangle looks fantabulous!!!!

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  89. The striped grosgrain is just too yummy for words. They are the perfect colors for upcoming fall cards. Love the dancing elephants card!

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  90. Simply stunning fall colors...I love how they are muted!
    Thank you for a chance to win!

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  91. Love your card. You are a brave crafter to cut a stamp like that-but the result is great!

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  92. Very cute card. Love the ribbon.

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  93. Aw, Michelle, I think your card is sweet. Love that Lush package...Sharon is so good putting color and texture together! Congrats on your kitchen remodel.

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  94. Adorable card and clever use of the "Autumn' paper!

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  95. OMGosh! You CUT your stamp! You brave, brave girl...........Sure makes the border on your precious elephant card special, though. Would I dare????

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  96. Your Little Elephant is really cute. I agree I'd be so afraid to cut my stamps, but you give me courage to give it a try.
    Jan B

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  97. That is such a cute card--your image is adorable! I love your color combo and your buttons too!

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  98. You are one brave woman there....cutting up your stamps like that!! Even with the picture that shows us all is well, I could not bear to do it. Love your elephant card. Linda S. in NE

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  99. Cute birthday card. I'm with Linda S. You have a much steadier hand than me!

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  100. I can't believe there is so much choice with ribbons these days... wonderful.

    Love the elephant card.

    Thank you.

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  101. Such a cute card! Love how you stamped the border. :o) Yummy ribbons! I'm sure you are going to have FUN with those. :o)

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  102. Cute card, and great tip on cutting the border apart for more flexibility!

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  103. What a lovely elephant card! And thank you for the opportunity to enter the candy :)

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