Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stamp Simply Christmas in August blog hop


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Christmas in August blog hop!  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store needs more space for incoming product.  So some of the Christmas items are being offered at reduced prices to clear those shelves!  The Design Team has some Christmas projects to inspire you, and with the papers and some of the other items in use being offered at SALE prices, what better time to stock up than now?!  Sale prices are in effect while current inventory lasts -- when it's gone, it's gone!

I have a couple cards to share and both are MAILING FRIENDLY!  Don't get me wrong, I love my cards to have lots of prima flowers, buttons and huge bows, but I definitely need some flatter designs to mail the majority of my Christmas cards.  KWIM?

First up is a card that uses one of the ornament images from JustRite's Merry and Bright set.  The pattern paper is Webster's Pages, Waiting for Santa pad.  Even though I tied the ribbon into a double bow, the silk ribbon is so soft and thin, it still fits nicely in an envelope.
 Next up is a card using JustRite's Christmas Mini Sentiments set paired with paper from the KaiserCraft Be Merry pad.  The layout is for this week's Fall To Layout challenge.  Of course I was drawn to the circles on this sketch!
 We have some fabulous Mystery Blog Candy (which pictured at the top of the post) going to one lucky commenter .  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will increase your chances of winning.  Only one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Monday, August 22 and posted on Sharon's blog on Monday night or Tuesday.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Merry and Bright, Christmas Mini Sentiments (JustRite Stampers)
Paper - White and Cream cardstock, Waiting for Santa 6x6 pad (Webster's Pages), Be Merry 6x6 pad (KaiserCraft)
Accessories -  Standard Circles LG and SM Nestabilities and Classic Scallop and Triple Scalloped Edgeabilities (Spellbinders), Rhinestones (KaiserCraft), 1/4" silk ribbon in Antique Gold
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103 comments:

  1. Great stamps and paper. I love Christmas cards.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  2. Beautiful!!! Yes, we need cards that are easy to mail too!!

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  3. Awesome, Michelle! Simple and beautiful. Mailing friendly is VERY important for Christmas cards. Love these!

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  4. Thank you for the inspiration to get busy on Christmas cards. Your designs are wonderful and I love the papers too!

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  5. Thanks for sharing cards that can be easily mailed, yet are still beautiful! Great job!

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  6. Great cards, Michelle. Don't you just love making holiday cards, especially using all the beautiful ribbons from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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  7. I know what you mean about mail friendly cards! I use lots of Prima flowers, ribbons and buttons on my cards too. Yours are beautiful!

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  8. thanks for helping to put me in the mood to work on my holiday cards, and for sharing your talents!! I love your cards!!

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  9. Fabulous cards! Now I'm in the mood for Christmas! TFS!

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  10. Definitely friendly to mail and very nice in their simplicity.

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  11. Your cards are so pretty, but they look simple to do!

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  12. I love the simplicity of your cards. Thank you for sharing.
    Sandee Quitter
    quitfamily@gmail.com

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  13. Pretty pretty cards. Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway. I promise to make great use of them.

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  14. You girls are all so creative and productive. Your cards are so very pretty, you really put a person in the mood to start working on Christmas cards. TFS!

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  15. great cards. would be easier to make a batch of these to send out. i tend to keep Christmas cards simpler just for that reason

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  16. Simple yet beautiful, gotta love that at Christmas time!

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  17. Michelle, I love these cards. So simple yet crisp and clean. The colors are great too! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your are cards are just wonderful! Time to start those Christmas cards! TFS

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  19. Cute, cute cards! I just recently ordered the Merry and Bright stamp set from Just Rite and the Spellbinders traditional ornament dies to start my Christmas cards with. I can hardly wait to get them!!!

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  20. Beautiful cards love the simplicity of them Thanks for sharing .
    Marilyn

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  21. Beautiful cards and just the incentive I needed to head to my craft room today.

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  22. Love Christmas and your love your cards.

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  23. Love your cards. Thanks for reminder that beautiful cards do not need all the 3D embellishment.

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  24. Linda Carlson, Negaunee, MIAugust 20, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Nicely done!

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  25. Great cards! I love the edging that you added to each.

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  26. Your cards are very pretty, I love the borders you created for them.

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  27. Such beautiful and simple Christmas card-thanks for sharing.

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  28. Thank your for taking us back to where we all begin, simple. Oh how I have strayed all in the name of art vs practical card making. I love them.

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  29. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win this wonderful blog candy.

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  30. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Love these cards. I'm a circle nut too!

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  31. What great ideas for Christmas cards. Easy to do mulitiples!

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  32. Very pretty cards, thanks for sharing.

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  33. Thanks for showing mailable cards--my fave is the first ornament one.

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  34. I agree, Michele, that we need flad cards sometimes, and your are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Two wonderful cards, Michelle! Not sure I'm quite ready for Christmas yet since we JUST got summer here, but these are a great push in that direction :)

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  36. Your cards are gorgeous...and I love all of the added bling! What an inspiration here...especially perfect for mailing! Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. Your card with the ornament has a very nostalgic feel about it, Chrismas long ago... They are both lovely.

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  38. I love the simplicity of your crds. its nice to have an idea for something quick and simple:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

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  39. I like the simplicity of both cards and the mailablity of both!

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  40. Very nice cards!! Love the scallop edging on both of them! Really dress them up! Good job!

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  41. These are quite lovely and I love the simplicity of them..

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  42. Simply beautiful! I have made the mistake of trying to mail overly embellished Christmas cards-great and timely reminder!!!

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  43. Gorgeous Michelle, CAS and at Christmas, love mailing friendly cards!

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  44. Having lots of fun with this hop, getting some great inspiration with the beautiful projects.

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  45. These cards are vey nice. I like the use of scallops/circles and the paper is wonderful.

    sharon L
    sharon dot lemon@ sbcglobal dot net

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  46. Love your cards. Very festive.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  47. Love your choice of DP and embellishments. You used colors I would not think of for Christmas in the 1st card, and it is very pretty. Love your use of circles in the 2nd...Thanks for sharing your projects...

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  48. Love it love it Love it! Makes me want to get busy on my Christmas cards. TFS

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  49. Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!

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  50. Simply awesome! Nice take on the FTL sketch! :)

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  51. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I love the bright and clean style you used!

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  52. Great cards and love you design techniques.

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  53. Thank you for sharing your easy to make and easy to mail Christmas cards. I usually make over 50 to send so I enjoyed seeing your creations!
    Thanks!

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  54. Elegant and simple... simply elegant -- thank you!!

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  55. Just so happens, I have just found you today via Linda’s blog!
    Lovely cards by everyone. Christmas candy for the eyes.
    Luv the new stuff comin’ up for Christmas!
    Happy Scrappin’!
    Julie

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  56. Love the way you did the side borders. Wonderful!

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  57. I like both your cards, the traditional and non-traditional Christmas colors!

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  58. Lovely lovely cards, you did an awesome job, and thanks for sharing.
    Donna

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  59. I would never have thought to use the colrs you chose for the merry and bright card-but I see they work very well together. I guess I have to be more daring and explore putting non traditional colors for my cards too! TFS

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  60. Simply elegant! Love that they are mail friendly. You always amaze me with your choices of colors, you inspire me to step outside my comfort box!

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  61. Awesome cards girlie - I really need to learn to keep my cards flatter for mailing, great inspiration!! :)

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  62. LOVE how you thought to use the 3 languages of Merry Christmas on one card! I'd never have thought of that!!!

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  63. Cute festive cards, thanks for the inspiration! Judi Farr

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  64. Very pretty cards.

    Tina








    aurathentic @gmail.com

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  65. Love the choice of colors used on the "Merry and Bright" card

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  66. These are gorgeous! Love the decorative borders and the tiny bling :)

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  67. These cards are so pretty. You are very talented.

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  68. Very nice,,,I like what you have done..

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  69. Great cards Michelle! And I love that they fit into a regular envelope.

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  70. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing them.

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  71. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)August 21, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    Great ideas for Christmas cards. Love your work.

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  72. These are darling! I do love circles in the FTL sketch!

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  73. The cards are simply gorgeous. You have so much inspiration to share. Alice Roushia

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  74. Love your cards as they are non-traditional and the colors are terrific. Great job. Much to think over and be inspired by. TY.

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  75. what a Lovely and Fun card, respectfully!! great cards :)
    Susan

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  76. So pretty...I really love the layouts and the mailability of both of these!!

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  77. Oooooh, I adore your cards. What is not to like about clean and simple. The papers and layouts are fantastic. TFS.

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  78. Very lovely --- I know what you mean about mailing friendly! Christmas cards can get costly to mail!

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  79. Great cards! Love the details!

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  80. Michelle!!!! I have missed you so much! I am just getting caught up from being ill for so very long! I am so glad to be here today and see these wonderful cards!

    Well, you know I love light blue and brown...you can't go wrong with this card! I love the shapes on the side of the blue "webster's Page" from the "Waiting for Santa Pad!" And, that ornament is so crisp and beautiful! And, I am with you...mailing is something I need to consider...but not do less with the card! You accomplished THAT mission...thank you!

    I LOVE the second card...those circles...and the edge is so much fun! I really like the polka dotted paper on the scalloped edge...with ...and how it is duplicated on the other side of the green next to the white. This is a great layout to use up different papers! The stamp(s) are great, too!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    p.s. I will write this week!

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  81. The card with the circles is cute. I would love to scraplift this design as a mailable card for many other occasions.Hope that's okay.

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  82. Love your cards, Soo... pretty!!! They look like anyone could easily scraplift them:):):). TFS

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  83. I too, go for flat at Christmas time!
    Yours fit the bill perfectly!

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  84. Love the Just Rite ornament! I havent used mine yet. Guess it's time to break them out and get busy.

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  85. Lovely cards! I love the Justrite ornaments! I'm just having a hard time getting into the Christmas mood since it's about 100 degrees for our high lately. Santa would not be too comfortable here just yet. lol

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  86. Great blog candy. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Both cards are great - love the holly card with multiple greetings - super idea! Here's mine!

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