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A Christmas sale in August?!  Why, you say? 🙂

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store needs more space for incoming product.  Some of the Christmas items currently in stock are being offered at reduced prices to clear those shelves.  Today the Design Team is here to inspire you in the creation of your Christmas projects, 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 — so sorry.

So, if you’ve arrived here from Sharon’s blog (notimetostamp), then you’re in the right spot!  If not, you may wish to back up to her blog to see the full spectrum of our projects.
Here’s my first item….


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Deck the Halls cling set

Colors: Basic Black, Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey Jovial dp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz tea bag distressing ink, copics, Riding Hood Red

Accessories:  3/8″ Red metallic velvet ribbon, Lace and Pearl Borders (Burgandy) , 1/2 pearls (*) , scalloped border punch, snowflake punch, sponges, white embossing powder, Tim Holtz damask embossing folder, Label 13 dies, sticky tape, dimensionals

*I needed dark red 1/2 pearls, so I took some champagne colored 1/2 pearls and colored them with my brick red copic marker.   Let them sit for a bit and voila!

Here’s a little close up view:


Well, I wasn’t done playing so I did more 🙂

A few days ago, I found some cool money envelopes while organizing my studio.  The envelopes measure 6 1/2 x 3 1/2″ with the flap on the 3 1/2″ side.   So, I created these Christmas “cash” cards to use with the envelopes!


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Deck The Halls cling set, JustRite Stampers Merry and Bright cling set

Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, GP White, Vanilla, Basic Grey Jovial dp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sage Shadow, Tim Holtz tea bag and antique photo distressing inks

Accessories: 1 1/4″ silk ribbon (black, Olive and Burgandy), coordinating embroidery floss, hole punch, oval punch, word window punch, tim holtz damask embossing folder, holly ribbon embossing folder, snow dots embossing folder, sticky tape, 1/2 pearls (black, chocolate and seafoam)

Here are some individual views:



** All highlighted supplies are provided by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store **


Here are a list of the blogs in this hop:

Sharon Johnson

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

Linda Duke

Michelle Woerner

Deb Saaranen


Now.. about that Candy!   It’s a mystery candy hop… which means that when the hop candy opportunity closes at 6pm on August 22, a random number will be drawn that will correspond to one of the blogs in the hop.   Then a winner will be randomly chosen from that blog.   So, leave comments on all the blogs to increase your chances, but you are in no obligation to do so!

Now hop on over to Barb’s blog and check out what magical project she has to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!





106 Responses to “~ Stamp Simply Christmas Hop and Sale ~”

  1. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:15lisa808

    Love the plaid paper and ornamnet on the first card.

  2. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:18Kelly Massman

    Wow! The embossing really makes these cards striking!

  3. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:20Peggy

    Love all the card. The images, paper, embossing and distressing are great.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  4. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:41Wanda

    Beautiful cards!!!!

  5. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:43Barbara in South Carolina

    Wow! Love the “cash card” idea!! Great job on all of them. Thanks so much for sharing. I had fun looking at some of your past posts ~ you’ve got a great style.

  6. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:49Luanne Ford

    These are awesome! I love your design and the Jovial papers. Excellent!

  7. on 20 Aug 2011 at 06:57Carol Parks

    Your cards are fabulous. I love the plain you used on the first card, and the elegance of the others. Great blog candy too.

  8. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:00Patti Swartz

    Love all your cards. The embossing just makes them pop!

  9. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:10Nancy

    Love the plaid in your cards! And the embossing, I like the idea of your cash cards too. Whats not to like!!!!

  10. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:16Stacy O'Dell

    your cards are all awesome!! I love the plaid paper, and the tall cards are striking!! thanks for sharing your talents!!

  11. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:19Heidi Kimmerly

    Love the vintagy, country look!

  12. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:22Deb Saaranen

    Wow–beautiful cards Holly! I can hardly pick a favorite…they’re all so very special!

  13. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:22Lynn

    Thank you for the “reminder” of enhancing embossed areas of cards. Love the warmth that the plaid gives to your first card.

  14. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:29Clare Curcio

    Nothing says Christmas more than the red and green plaid! Outstanding job on all three! Beautiful embossing!

  15. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:29Sandee Quitter

    Great idea with the money envelopes. Thanks for sharing.

  16. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:30Margaret

    What a wonderful idea for those dull and boring money cards. Your use of plaid and red and black really set them apart!

  17. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:34Cindy Lou

    OH my word! Your work is so beautiful. Each card is prettier than the next. Your plaid card is my fav though, it really speaks Christmas to me. Thanks for sharing, Great job!

  18. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:35Sonya Everding

    These cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance at the giveaways.

  19. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:44Chriss Blagrave

    Love all of the textures and patterns! Lovely cards!

  20. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:52Darla

    Your cash cards are fabulous, love all the embossing and how you did the ribbon!

  21. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:52bethann d

    these are so lovely, elegant and classy. really perfect for Christmas

  22. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:53Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)

    Very cool. Love your work.

  23. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:56Bobbi Miller

    LOVE your cards! I am a big fan of plaid, especially at Christmas! The embossing and the little tags really make them pop. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

  24. on 20 Aug 2011 at 07:59Charlette

    Love all your cards. Your first cards is just wonderful. The embossing really makes a great card and I just love plaid for the holidays. TFS

  25. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:10Marilyn

    Beautiful cards ,the embossing sure makes the cards pop . Thanks for a chance to win

  26. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:23Darlene Groseclose

    Your cards are beautiful. I love red plaid. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:35Janet L.

    I see by the comments that I’m not the only one who loves plaid! Your cards are fabulous, Holly, and I especially like the tall ones with the distressing on the embossed parts. You did great!!

  28. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:38Victoria Merrick

    What awesome cards!!! The first card is a real eye-popper and I love all the elements you used. The dp is gorgeous and the copic-colored half pearls are a great idea. Your money envelope cards are adorable and brilliant!!! I’ll have to give that a try!

  29. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:41Lynda

    Wonderful cards…the embossing andthe embellies truly make these cards special.

  30. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:44Linda Carlson

    Enjoyed peaking at your projects! Hugs back!

  31. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:47michelle b

    I am loving those cash card shapes. I must make some of those myself. Thank you for the inspiration

  32. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:49cookie

    Wow I just got a great idea from you using paper and embossed cardstock…thanks

  33. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:59Manon

    I love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. on 20 Aug 2011 at 08:59Ginger Benedict

    I’ll admit, I don’t like to do Christmas cards, I think I over think them. Yours are beautiful, simple and I believe I can do these. Thanks for sharing! Love them.

  35. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:04Shirley

    Beautiful cards. I love the first one with the plaid paper, so elegant looking.

  36. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:13Jeannine

    Love these cards–the embossing makes such a beautiful card. Especially love the idea of the money cards. What a great way to enclose the cash I have previously tucked inside of cards.

  37. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:14marcelle

    You knocked the ball out of the park with the wonderful plaids, stunning. I really enjoyed all the cards. very clever and wonderful color combinations.

  38. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:33Linda E

    Gorgeous cards!!! Loved the cash card, great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

  39. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:38Kathy in Idaho

    These cards are such a good elegant way to give cash or a gift card.

  40. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:43Patti C

    Great cards, Holly. Love the “aging” you did. Really makes ’em pop! Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us.

  41. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:47cynthia beynon

    I know its early but seeing the Christmas cards sure gets you in
    to the Christmas spirit when its 112 degrees outside. I love
    both of the cards shown.

    cynthia beynon

  42. on 20 Aug 2011 at 09:48Stacie

    Beautiful cards….great embossing!

  43. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:12Beth Gooden

    Your cards are very pretty. I think they are simple and classic.

  44. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:19Terre

    Oh, these cards are great. I especially like the colors of the plaid in the first card; and then the embossing of the others. Thanks for sharing.

  45. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:23Sue D

    Fabulous cards!

  46. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:47Marisa

    Fabulous projects, Holly. Just love the cash cards! Wonderful embossed tops with a touch of DP at the bottom – perfect!

  47. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:48velta

    Hi Holly ~ Wow on all of your cards…I can tell you have been having a great deal of fun here! Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration!!

  48. on 20 Aug 2011 at 10:56jean w.

    Great cards! Love the details on each! Those money cards are awesome!

  49. on 20 Aug 2011 at 11:01Donna Sherman

    Love the card! Great colors and love all the bling!! Like the embossed frame for the ornament! And the “cash cards” for the money envelopes was an excellent idea!! SMART

  50. on 20 Aug 2011 at 11:01Elizabeth

    Loe the embossing:) Beautiful cards!

  51. on 20 Aug 2011 at 11:05Ruth Ann Smith

    They are all lovely, you have been busy!!!!

  52. on 20 Aug 2011 at 11:38Nancy

    Great WOW factor on all your cards!!! Love the papers and embossing.

  53. on 20 Aug 2011 at 12:23aggiesgirl

    Beautiful cards, gee it almost feels like Christmas.

  54. on 20 Aug 2011 at 12:28Tanya Phillips

    These are beautiful! I really love the plaid! I love plaid for Christmas, but can never find paper that I like, I need to get that!

  55. on 20 Aug 2011 at 12:48Marie Bingaman

    Oh, how yummy! I just love them all! 🙂

  56. on 20 Aug 2011 at 12:49sharon l


    What beautiful cards you have made! I like the cash cards. This REALLY inspiring me to pull the red and green out. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sharon l
    sharon dot [email protected] dot net

  57. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:13Lynda H

    Beautiful cards…every single one of them. I really like the way the copic colored the pearls. I hadn’t even thought about doing that….really cool. Your DP, ribbon, pearls…everything…all pull together wonderfully! Thanks…

  58. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:29judi farr

    Great card, I’m especially partial to Basic Grey’s jovial paper, love it, love it. Your “cash card” were awesome also. Thanks for the inspiration!

  59. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:31Pati Olson

    Just fantastic Christmas cards. Love the red plaid!

  60. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:32Babe O'Mara

    I love the papers you used. and your cash cards are darling. TFS

    [email protected]

  61. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:51Evette K. Ciampo

    WOW!!! Just love your money envelopes. What a great idea and to be able to use up smaller pieces of Christmas paper scrapes. TY. Embossing the tops was sear genius. Thanks so much for the inspiration. ekciampo

  62. on 20 Aug 2011 at 13:59Carla Suto

    Holly, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers and embossing! The money cards are a wonderful idea!

  63. on 20 Aug 2011 at 14:10Mickie

    They are all very Christmasy but the Christmas plaid really caughe my eye. Lovely cards.

  64. on 20 Aug 2011 at 14:31Joanne O'Brien

    Plaid on a Christmas card? I love it! So rich looking, too! I will be making some cash cards for my grandkids. When they are in their twenties, cash is always the right size and the right color! I hope you pick me as a winner because the 22nd is our 52nd wedding anniversary. Guess I’m already a winner! 🙂

  65. on 20 Aug 2011 at 14:41Kathy Robitaille

    Wow– your work is amazing! I love the rich patterns and textures and its no surprise, Basic Grey is one of my fav’s! Thank you for your creative flair and helping to inspire me to get the Christmas product out!

  66. on 20 Aug 2011 at 14:47Lorraine G

    Lovely cards, embossing is so dressy!!

  67. on 20 Aug 2011 at 15:28Julie

    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’!

  68. on 20 Aug 2011 at 15:29Barbara Leonard

    The envelopes are beautiful. I love the card – the ornament and its backing shape are perfect together. Thanks!

  69. on 20 Aug 2011 at 15:48Sherian Dixon

    All of your cards are wonderful samples, but I especially like the embossing and bows on the taller cards.

  70. on 20 Aug 2011 at 15:57Donna

    Wonderful job on all your cards, love the basic grey PP,especilally the plaid one, so warm, and I love the embossing folders you used as well, Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for the chance at your prize.

  71. on 20 Aug 2011 at 16:35RuthJ

    Great cash cards. Perfect porportions!

  72. on 20 Aug 2011 at 17:50Fernanda

    Love those money cards. The embossing and wrapped around ribbon are awesome! Now let me go make one!

  73. on 20 Aug 2011 at 18:23Marilyn

    WOW awesome cards. Love the embossing, ribbons, an ornament. Such talent, thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get started on Holiday cards!!!

  74. on 20 Aug 2011 at 19:13Nikki C

    Oh these are just stunning I love the look of them all

  75. on 20 Aug 2011 at 20:13Kara Herndon

    Great job. Love your cards

  76. on 20 Aug 2011 at 20:27Linda Carson

    Beautifully done! Quite festive!

  77. on 20 Aug 2011 at 20:51JenMarie

    Oh WOW WOW WOW!!! FABulous!!

  78. on 20 Aug 2011 at 21:35Jan Castle

    Loe the idea of the money cards!

  79. on 20 Aug 2011 at 23:24Holly

    absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!

  80. on 21 Aug 2011 at 00:51nancy

    I love the money cards. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  81. on 21 Aug 2011 at 01:11Judy I, St. Louis MO

    WOW! What great ideas. Love all the patterns on your first card. The cash cards are a great idea too. TFS! Would love to win the blog candy.

  82. on 21 Aug 2011 at 01:44Tina

    Beautiful work and thank you for a chance to win.


  83. on 21 Aug 2011 at 03:47Renee VanEpps

    The first card is so very pretty with all it’s reds against the red plaid.. beautiful bling too!!! I don’t know what it is about that card, but it’s just so fun to stare at!!! Your trio of money cards are so elegant, love the embossed background and the design is very eye-catching and chic!!!

  84. on 21 Aug 2011 at 03:49Mi Mi

    I loved the plaid on this card. You do beautiful work

  85. on 21 Aug 2011 at 04:52chayden

    Those money cards where over the top..
    Just loved them…

  86. on 21 Aug 2011 at 04:59Rebekka

    Gorgeous.. Each and every one.

  87. on 21 Aug 2011 at 06:09Jan Douglas

    How beautiful!!! Christmas will be here before we know it…I saw Christmas items already on the shelves at a LSS this past week.

  88. on 21 Aug 2011 at 06:22Connie MacFarlane

    Love all the details on the first card and the cash cards are great. Love the ribbon treatment. Thanks for the inspiration Holly!

  89. on 21 Aug 2011 at 06:26laura huffman

    love your cards. so Christmasy.

  90. on 21 Aug 2011 at 08:00Carol E

    Beautiful cards love the embossing. Thank you for sharing them.

  91. on 21 Aug 2011 at 09:49Alice Roushia

    I am in awe over your card and money holder. The are just gorgeous!!! I am always looking for gift and money holders, and I have found the one I want to make for this year, if you don’t mind. I love the blog hops, as they give so much inspiration!!!! Alice Roushia

  92. on 21 Aug 2011 at 13:00Kate Stockman

    I love your cards. How do you keep the money in them? Do you have a half sheet inside to put the money behind?’TFS

  93. on 21 Aug 2011 at 13:20Gerdie

    Very inspirational cards! Thanks

  94. on 21 Aug 2011 at 14:38Susan G

    Beautiful and country style…my fav!
    and those money holders are wonderful!

  95. on 21 Aug 2011 at 14:55Traci Major

    Hi Holly!! Your projects are gorgeous…I am inspired by your use of paper and design! Great details on those tall cards…love it!!

  96. on 21 Aug 2011 at 15:05Juanita in OH

    All of your cards are stunning! I LOVE the Jovial papers so much I bought two pads. The plaid is my favorite and you really did justice to it. The embossing folders are great, they add sooooooooo much dimension. TFS.

  97. on 21 Aug 2011 at 15:15Val P

    All beautiful cards — thanks for the chance to win!

  98. on 21 Aug 2011 at 15:32Traci S.

    Wow, Holly! These are wonderful examples! I love how the embossing made such a difference in each piece. That ornament with the velvet ribbon, and newly red beads is super! (How long were your fingers red afterwards? LOL )

    I am really impressed with those money envelopes! I have not seen any in this format…and you did so many things to them! Fun, fun, fun! I love the distressed ink over the embossed backgrounds…and the tags at the opening are wonderful…scatter the joy! Perfect for this economy!

    I really liked your creativity with them…and I love that Basic Grey Jovial paper! Thanks for sharing!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  99. on 21 Aug 2011 at 16:02Diana N.

    Your embossing really shows these envelopes off. Love’em! Great layout!

  100. on 21 Aug 2011 at 18:08Shona

    Love the “cash card” design. Looks like it would be fun to make and I love embossing folders. That first card looks like it took a long time to do. Beautiful job !

  101. on 21 Aug 2011 at 20:22dianne davis

    Your cards are pretty, but your 1st card is GORGEOUS!!! TFS

  102. on 22 Aug 2011 at 08:44Gail L.

    The cards are great! Just love the embossing!

  103. on 22 Aug 2011 at 10:17Lorraine M.

    Stunning cards! TFS!

  104. on 22 Aug 2011 at 10:34Dana Herin

    Love the traditional colors used in your projects. I got away from traditional but my son is steering me back that way.

    I also love the “Cash Cards”. Such a wonderful idea and so beautifully made.

  105. on 22 Aug 2011 at 10:40Nancy Jensen

    Love your beautiful cards! Thank you for the chance to win such amazing blog candy!

  106. on 26 Oct 2011 at 10:11Paula Evans

    I just love your cards and have been searching for a new way to do money card holders. Would love to see the inside of this to see the mechanics of how to hold the money in! Thanks.

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