Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stamp Simply September blog hop - Autumn Gifts


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon store September blog hop!  

This month's theme was to create a gift of some kind.  Being the 3-D shy kinda girl, I went with a set of cards.  I made this trio using the same Pink Paislee 365 Degrees pattern paper, the same Prima Fairytale Rose in white, and the same basic layout with circles. I like my card sets to be similar enough to coordinate, but not exact.

Here is the first card.  This one uses a sentiment from Everyday Greetings by Rubber Soul, one red rhinestone, some red twill ribbon and burlap string:
Here is the second card.  This one also uses a sentiment from Everyday Greetings by Rubber Soul, orange rhinestones, 5/8" ivory crocheted lace and 1/8" blue silk ribbon:
 Here is the last card.  This one uses a sentiment from Rose Border by Rubber Soul, white wrinkled ribbon and pearls in Lush:
So here they are all packaged up.  I discovered rather quickly that all 3 would NOT fit in my box!  Yep, these Prima flowers are very pretty, but BULKY!  So, I only packaged up the birthday cards.  I kept the packaging SIMPLE.  I used some of the silver elastic cord -I love to use this because it is easy to tie and remove AND it keeps it's shape.  I added some 1/8" red silk ribbon (again double bow) with another white prima in the center.  Not very fancy schmancy, but I like it simple!

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 gift creations and leave a little love along the way.  One random commenter will win a fabulous prize -the Stamp Simply Kaisercraft Utopia Kit (which is shown at the top of my blog).

Deb Saaranen
Linda Duke
Michelle -this is me!!

The Stamp Simply Kaisercraft Utopia KIT can be seen here, along with all other KITS available.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Card Deets:
Stamps - Everyday Greetings, Love Border (Rubber Soul)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - White cardstock, 365 Degrees pp (Pink Paislee)
Accessories - all ribbons, prima flowers, circle nestabilities, rhinestones and pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

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110 comments:

  1. Amazing - these cards are wonderful!
    Sandra

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  2. GREAT cards! I like the 1st and 3rd the best! Dont' really know why... TFS!

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  3. You can never have too many stamps or cards!

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  4. Wonderful cards!!!! Very pretty!

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  5. Michelle, I really like your "simple" cards. The packaging is just right too!

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  6. I live the idea of giving cards as a gift. Your project is lovely.

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  7. Great little assortment all tied up in a neat little package! You chose beautiful, trendy colors. Gorgeous!

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  8. Great job, Michelle! I love that you've used a clear box to showcase your gift as the colors are so bright and cheerful. I'm going to have to invest in that Happy Birthday stamp - it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us!

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  9. awesome- thanks for the inspiration- as a new cardmaker I am always poking about the internet looking for inspiration and "lessons" by viewing other peoples work.Thanks!!

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  10. Can't go wrong with a set of cards and yours are beautiful. tfs

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  11. I love you set of cards, Michelle! So inspirational! Elle

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  12. These are fabulous cards Michelle. Love the circle elements, the colors... and of course the yummy accessories! :o)

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  13. Great set of cards. Those lille flowers do get bulky!

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  14. What a beautiful set, Michelle!! I love the way you used the same sketch and yet each card is so unique. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous package, too.

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  15. Beautiful set of cards love how you placed the circles and the color combos.
    Marilyn

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  16. How clever to use the same design and change the sentiments! Great inspiration :)

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  17. MIchelle, what fabulous cards! So glad I stopped by as I need to make a few b-day cards and needed some inspiration. Thanks and thanks for the chance to win:)

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  18. These cards are gorgeous! Gave me some ideas...

    Edna R (Garland)

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  19. Your cards are beautiful.

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  20. Amazing card set!! Love how you show the different versions!

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  21. Beautiful cards & a fabulous box design! Luv your colors!

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  22. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Great cards! I love the simplicity!

    kathyk
    kekcastle@hotmail.com

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  24. Great cards! I love the simplicity!

    kathyk
    kekcastle@hotmail.com

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  25. Michelle, this gift set is beyond words!!! So elegant....love it!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  26. A gift of handmade cards is so thoughtful. Packaging them in a clear container makes the gift very special.
    Sharon L

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  27. Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  28. Lovely trio of cards, Michelle. Great layouts and I love that HB script.

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  29. Love your cards Michelle!! All three are beautiful and I couldn't choose a favorite as I love all of them!

    Blessings,
    Cathy
    Catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  30. These are beautiful cards. I love the bold colors and the use of the circles. I'm going to have to remember this layout.

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  31. Great set of cards utilizing a fresh layout.

    Debbie S

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  32. That makes a lovely gift. Those are nice looking cards.

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  33. Very elegant cards. Great job.

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  34. Great card trio! They really make a great gift. Because nothing is nicer then made from the heart gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great set of cards. They make a wonderful gift!!

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  36. I love your birthday cards, they are so rich and inviting, thank you for sharing.

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  37. Love how you kept to the same sketch, just changing colors and sentiments. Lovely!`

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  38. Very nice cards. I like the way you packaged them.

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  39. This is a nice set of cards--I really like the layout.

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  40. Michelle, these are so pretty. Their simplicity makes them so classy and elegant. Thanks...

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  41. Gorgeous card set, Michelle! I love the simple elegance of the design! The colors and details on each one are beautiful! And wonderful packaging, too!

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  42. these are so beautiful, love the designs and the colors you used on them.

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  43. Thank you for a nice design and for showing how different color combos can change the feel!

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  44. What a lovely gift to receive a h handmade card set! I really like the I'm sorry one - too bad you could not fit it! Thank you for sharing your creations!

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  45. What a wonderful gift idea! Your cards are beautiful, creative & inspirational!

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  46. Beautiful card set, each one so pretty! What a wonderful gift to give. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  47. Whew! What a wonderful set of cards! You rock, Michelle!

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  48. Michelle, this is a gorgeous set of cards! What a beautiful gift.

    Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing!

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  49. This is a great gift idea so simple but so elegant too!! Wonderful colors!

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  50. What a lovely set of cards! I think they are the perfect gift for any occasion. And don't we all love to make 'em?? TFS!

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  51. Lovely set of cards! The roses are pretty!

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  52. These are great cards, Michelle! I love the colors and the layouts and the clear boxes are a perfect way to package them. Great job!

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  53. Beautiful cards and a wonderful gift.

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  54. What great cards! I love how simply cutting the DSP horizontally gave such a unique effect. I wonder how that great Blog candy Utopia paper would look done this way? Hope I get to find out!

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  55. Love your set of cards. Beautiful.

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  56. Sometimes I turn one or two cards so the embellishments nest rather than compete for space in the box. Beautiful cards and great layout.

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  57. I don't agree, they all look pretty fancy, smancy to me, not to mention really pretty cards. You've all used the theme really well, and created some really nifty gifts. thanks for sharing.

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  58. Here here! I agree with Betty just above me. I think this set is totally great!! I'd be thrilled to receive that gift set. I love the colours and your layout is awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
    Beth Greco

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  59. Great card ensemble.
    God bless!

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  60. Great card ensemble! Will make a lovely gift!

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  61. What a pretty group of cards. Someone will be very happy when they receive it as a gift!

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  62. Love your cards, they all are simple but very eye catching. Just love your work!!!

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  63. Love the clean and elegant format of your cards! Beautiful!

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  64. Beautiful cards/gift, Michelle! I love your style. Linda Duke

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  65. Hey little roomie...you made such a gorgeous set of cards...who wouldn't love to receive this wonderful gift!!!!

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  66. I love the strips of patterned paper and circles you used on the cards. They are nicely embellished, too. Great gift idea.

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  67. Wow! These cards are gorgeous hun! and the packaging is stunning as well :)

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  68. Gorgeous Michelle! I love these awesome designs with the bright pops of colour and the fabulous flowers and cording. Beautiful set!

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  69. Michelle ,you are a great inspiration!!!

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  70. How different. I absolutly love these cards. The color combo's are so unique. WOW!!!!!!

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  71. These cards are so pretty! I love the clean lines of them and the idea of using strips and circles with the finishing touches of flowers etc! Gorgeous!

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  72. Absolutely beautiful! Little card sets are always such a nice gift and yours are wonderful!

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  73. Lovely set of cards... it's amazing how different they look with just a change of colors, placement and sentiment.

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  74. such a beautiful set of cards, and a nice gift for anyone.. and the sentiments are perfect with the layout.
    big ladybug hugs
    lynn

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  75. Love how you kept the sketch layout pretty much the same, but changed up everything else for the assortment of cards. Great gift idea!

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  76. I have sooo many birthdays in September, I love the idea of one layout and many cards. It is great!

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  77. What a great idea!! Love the different cards.

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  78. Such simple but beautiful cards!

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  79. What a beautiful set you created! Love all the cards in it!

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  80. A lovely gift set and recipient would love.

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  81. Wow..this little hop has about got my October Birthdays about covered, as far as GREAT Ideas..
    Your cards are terrific, love the sentiment fonts..but your layouts and color combo are so very nice.
    So fun thanks for sharing.

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  82. Love the circles. They are so classic!

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  83. Love the layout of these cards using circles!

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  84. I would be thrilled to receive this set of cards! Beautiful - love the circle theme and flowers!

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  85. Awesome ideas! Great gift ideas....

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  86. Wow! very creative gift cards! I am sure anyone who receive this will surely love it. Wish I can also learn how to make something like that. Thanks for sharing.


    -yumi-

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  87. Gorgeous cards. And what a wow kit! Would love to work with it!

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  88. I love these cards. I have these papers and now I have something wonderful to do with them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  89. Cute cards! Love the simple packaging you did too!

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  90. I love circle cards and flowers. Your cards are beautiful!

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  91. Fabulous cards! Love the colors, love the simplicity! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Gorgeous set of cards! Love the circles idea!

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  93. A wonderful gift to receive.

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  94. I just buy this paper love the cards simple but really exciting results.

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  95. Hehe, that's a lovely gift set. Same card, different colors :)

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  96. Lovely cards...and a nice gift set. People seem to really enjoy receiving homemade gifts like this (& rarely realize the investment of time...but that's OK). I would love to receive these! Thank you for sharing.

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  97. Michelle, as usual you have fiqured out how to mix simple and elegant together and make a set of gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your lovely artwork.

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  98. So cute gift ideas lovely card I like it. Wish someone also give me like that. Thanks for sharing keep posting!

    toni

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