Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style - Thank you, Thank you!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to this week's Ribbon Inspiration Stamp Simply Style. This week we were challenged to make 2 thank you cards.  Both being essentially the same, only 1 being a CAS version of the other.  Fun, right?!?

Well, I took this opportunity to continue making my Christmas thank you cards for the boys.  They have lots of relatives to thank this year.  My cards focus on the Christmas paper, Snowfall by Bo Bunny.  LOVE this paper pad.  It has non traditional colors which are perfect for both Christmas and general winter themed cards.  I used the stamp set, O Christmas Tree by JustRite Stampers.  I love that this set coordinates with the Nested Lacey Pennant dies by Spellbinders -which is one of my favies. 
My CAS version is perfect for mailing.  For this design, I omitted the ribbon, flower and brown cardstock layers.  In lieu of ribbon, I used a piece of brown pattern paper.  I also used a corner rounder at the top to add a bit of interest.
 Each week we will have fabulous Blog Candy (this week's is pictured below) inspired by our theme.  This week Sharon is offering the Vintage Brown Ribbon Sampler!  The winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, one comment per blog, please.  The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 17th and posted on Sharon's blog on Wednesday. 
Here is the list of today's participants:
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I'll leave you with a close up picture.
Card Deets: 
Stamps - O Christmas Tree (JustRite Stampers)
Cardstock - White and brown
Pattern Paper -  Snowfall Collection 6x6 (Bo Bunny)
Accessories - brown wrinkled ribbon, Clear rhinestones colored with copic marker (Kaisercraft), Copic markers, Stickles, Prima Avon Rose in Alla Prima

Spellbinder dies  - Labels Three, Nested Lacey Pennants and Nested Pennants
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75 comments:

  1. I guess I am just a "more the better" person! LOL They are both beautiful and it is really hard to decide which I like the most. I'm going to have to go with the "MORE"! Mary R

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  2. Wonderful designs and great idea for Christmas thank you cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Very nice designs on both cards. I love the colors too. Thanks!

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  4. Great choice in colors...super cute

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  5. Lovely cards--I like how you made the tree.

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  6. I have this paper collection and love what you did with it!

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  7. Beautiful card; the layout, colors and like everything about it

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  8. Beautiful designs, Michelle! I love the papers and details!

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  9. Love both...the "simple" is really pretty. Barb Shelton

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  10. Love the papers you chose and the design is perfect!

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  11. Love that blue paper! Big bows and flowers do pose a mailing issue!! LOL I like the thoughtful way you simplified your design. Both are lovely!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Love the colors you used!

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  13. Lovely cards, thank you for sharing them.

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  14. I love the way you clustered your images - love that look. AND I love the look of that gorgeous ribbon! :)

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  15. I added this paper to my stash, and haven't touched it yet... might have to play today!

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  16. So cute! I love both the dressed up and pared down versions of this card!

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  17. they are both beautiful. That paper is gorgeous, I need to look it up.

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  18. Those are some stunning Thank You cards.

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  19. Such cute cards! Love the color combos on these! Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful ribbons!

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  20. Such cute cards! Love the color combos on these! Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful ribbons!

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  21. So prety-especially like the CAS look-great papers you used.

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  22. Love the colors you chose and like the *more* the best.

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  23. Love both cards. The colors are great.

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  24. Beautiful cards! So glad you're teaching your boys that it's the right thing to do to say thank you especially a written note. It's a lost art among so many young. My grandaughter and I did the same this year.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours.

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  26. Beautiful cards...love your use of ribbon.

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  27. Yes, that paper is delicious. I like the CAS one best - love all the blue color!

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  28. Lovely cards, the CAS one is my fav. It's just perfect!!

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  29. Both are lovely. The CAS version could definitely be from the guys.

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  30. Looking good - with or without the bow and flower - though I must say I favour the flower :-)
    x

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  31. I like them both! Love the blue and brown.

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  32. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)January 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Both cards are great! And I love the color combo. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. One can't go wrong with a brown adn blue combo! Love he tree! Great card :)

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  34. Nice idea as a thank you letter...before I read it I thought you were inspired early for a Christmas card. But I do enjoy these colors and believe it would be good for any occasion especially a masculine card.

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  35. Both card are great!! But I like the more better!!

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  36. such elegant cards! what a beautiful bunch of ribbon!

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  37. That is areally cute card.Ilove all those beautiful ribbons. Tema

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  38. Very nice Thank You cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Both your cards are very, very pretty, Michelle, and I especially like the "more" card. I've always loved blue and brown together and you did a great job of showcasing them!

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  40. Beautiful! Love them both! Fabulous color and paper choices!

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  41. Michelle - Love both of your cards - simply beautiful!

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  42. Love both these cards and the color combination. Sometimes the more simpler is also the most elegant! Thanks, Michelle!

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  43. This is so pretty! I love the starry background paper and the Christmas tree! Both cards look really special!

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  44. Your card design for this thank you is fantastic. Thanks for showing the two versions - it's sometimes hard to alter a design to be snail mail appropriate. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Beautiful cards! Those colors are wonderful together. Love the ribbon with flower. Thanks!

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  46. Wonderful job Michelle, love this Thank you card design, and the color is so warm, Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration with us.
    hugs
    Donna

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  47. This is sooo beautiful! Love the colours and the cute ribbon and flower! :)

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  48. like both cards and the colors are beautiful

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  49. Beautiful card and a great prize package. Brown is one color I don't have and would love to try! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  50. lovely cards and like the color combinations.

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  51. Beautiful cards and ribbons. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Michelle these are so pretty!! I love that paper too, and the Christmas tree is so elegant, love all the dimension with the scalloped die behind it!

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  53. I love seeing the two different/same cards like that - very interesting to see what subtle changes make! Love both, always love your cards as you know :)

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  54. Love this collection too! Both cards are so beautiful! It's hard for me to do CAS cards so this week's challenge is very helpful! THANKS!!!

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  55. Great cards! I love them both! That Bo Bunny paper is gorgeous! Love the ribbon you used to accent the cards too.... great color combo choices.
    DeniseB

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  56. Love your use of the Bo Bunny paper. Cards are perfect for a wintry thank you

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  57. Nice to see that people still send thank yous for gifts! That sampler is delish!

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  58. Love, love , love the Christmas card!!

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  59. What a neat idea fr a Christmas thank you card ... tfs.

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  60. Hi Michelle! These are so pretty! Love this challenge and getting to see both versions. Fun, fun, fun! Your papers are dreamy together. The tree stamp is cool and makes a beautiful thank you card.

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  61. Lovely work Michelle. I love the papers and how well they work together.

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  62. These are gorgeous! Perfect for Christmas "thank-yous"!

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  63. Very pretty cards!

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  64. What a lovely colour combination. I really like your card.
    Sherri

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  65. What a beautiful card! Love the snowflake paper and the tree is darling.

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  66. I love the card and like the idea of using Christmas paper to do Christmas thank yous.

    rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

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  67. Michelle, these card are great for post-newyeareve thankU! I love the combination of colours, and this brown ribbon accomplish the card with some kind of tasty richness...

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  68. Sure would be hard if I had to pick which one I like "more". This has been a fun challenge.

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  69. The cards are lovely and I really like both of them.

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  70. I really like both of your cards. Color combo's are great. TFS

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  71. Hi Michele~

    I LOVE these cards! That paper is gorgeous, and I love the bottom of the card. (The combination of the papers---that is fabulous!)

    I really like both cards...I can't decide which I like best. They are both wonderful...and good for you! Getting your children to write thank you notes.

    It was quite a battle for Josh and I. We settled on him drawing pictures of enjoying the gift on the inside!

    Thanks for sharing these 2 great cards!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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