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Hi Friends!

Welcome to today’s Ribbon Inspiration challenge brought to you by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   If you’ve arrived here from Michelle Woerner’s blog, then you’re in the right spot!  If not, I suggest you start back on Sharon Johnson’s blog in order to find out just how you can be eligible for the beautiful candy that you see above.

Today we are focusing on suede.

I chose to go masculine!   I have so many male birthdays coming up in the next couple months.

Since my boys (men, actually) are all very hard to buy for, I tend to give gift cards a lot!  So to go with my masculine card, I created a gift card sized box for presentation.

Here are my deets:


Stamps:  Wordsworth Poetry of the Earth

Colors: GP White, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Marina Mist, Cosmo Cricket Wanted dp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz tea bag distressing ink

Accessories: 5/8″ double faced faux suede ribbon, square brads, buckle, square clip, sponge, sizzed baroque embossing folder, sticky tape, dimensionals


Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Just Because Mini Sentiments

Colors: Really Rust, Marina Mist, Cosmo Cricket Wanted dp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 5/8″ brown double faced faux suede, label 8 nestabilities dies, buckle, sticky tape, scoring blade, dimensionals


Here are a couple individual shots:

Embossing designer paper that is thinner in nature creates a antiqued look as the white core shows through.

I created a prop on the inside of the box to allow the gift card to be easily accessed.


Are you having fun yet?!

Here is a list of the other blogs in this hop:

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen

Michelle Woerner

Holly McMillen

Barb Schram

Tammy Hershberger – Our Guest this Week!


Now it’s time to send you hopping on over to Barb Schram’s blog.   I’m sure she has something delightful to share!

****All products highlighted in the details lists are provided by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store****

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please visit again soon!



43 Responses to “~Ribbon Inspiraton/Stamp Simply Style – Suede~”

  1. on 10 Sep 2011 at 06:14Deb Saaranen

    Such handsome designs Holly! I love the Autumn colors!

  2. on 10 Sep 2011 at 06:26Sharon Johnson

    Oh, what can I say. LOVE the card and that box is spectacular — what a great idea! And I LOVE that you embossed the DP — fun stuff, for sure — TFS!!!

  3. on 10 Sep 2011 at 06:55Katie Skiff

    Great job. Love the belt look.

  4. on 10 Sep 2011 at 07:21Peggy

    Fabulous card and gift box. I love ideas for masculine gifts.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  5. on 10 Sep 2011 at 07:39Darlene Groseclose

    Great card and gift box. I really like the stamp on the card. TFS.

  6. on 10 Sep 2011 at 07:44Sue D

    The suede ribbon is perfect for your masculine card and gift card holder.

  7. on 10 Sep 2011 at 07:47Bernice P

    What a clever idea with the gift box.. and card is great too!

  8. on 10 Sep 2011 at 08:13Corrine Ann

    Very handsome “man card” and gift box! These are always difficult for me to make so enjoy seeing what others create. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Corrine Ann

  9. on 10 Sep 2011 at 08:46jean w.

    This is so cool! I have struggle with cards for the men…this is a great inspiration! Love the tip for embossing the thinner dp! Thanks so much!

  10. on 10 Sep 2011 at 09:14barb schram

    Yes, gift cards are perfect! And with packaging like your set, I’m sure any one of your men will be thrilled! Great set, Holly!

  11. on 10 Sep 2011 at 09:37Kelly Massman

    these are cool–very nice masculine projects–I’ll have to remember this when I need to craft for the men in my family!

  12. on 10 Sep 2011 at 09:50Cathy Tidwell

    What awesome creations!! Wonderful masculine designs with the ribbon, which isn’t easy to do! LOVE it!

  13. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:01Jeanne

    Great box for gift card giving to our guys. Thanks for the idea. I love the deep brown suede ribbon you used.

  14. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:03Marilyn

    Beautiful gift card and box love the masculine colors.

  15. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:16Diana N.

    Beautiful card! Very masculine colors. Great gift box idea!

  16. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:18Kara Herndon

    I love your card! Beautiful.

  17. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:24Terre

    The colors of your card/gift box are so manly. The person who recieves them will be blessed. Thanks for sharing.

  18. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:34yvonne

    Great project!

  19. on 10 Sep 2011 at 10:59Shirley N

    Fabulous creation! Just love your ribbon!

  20. on 10 Sep 2011 at 11:00Tanya Phillips

    Beautiful! I really love the buckle, looks so cool!

  21. on 10 Sep 2011 at 11:40Traci S.

    Hi Holly~

    What a fabulous card! I absolutely love the card with that wonderful quote, and the birds below! I really LOVE it, and know my husband would flip over it!

    The embossing in the background adds so much to this card…and the suede…is well, incredible! I love the crisp look of it…just like the crispness of autumn!

    Thank you for sharing such an amazing card!
    (Please contact me, if you have another card like this to sell.)

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather
    (Traci S. at SCS)

  22. on 10 Sep 2011 at 11:54Kelly Sas

    Masculine cards and gift presentations are not easy for me. Your card and gift card box with ribbon yet too are rustic masculine with class. You have inspired me to run to my craft room and get creating some masculine cards!

  23. on 10 Sep 2011 at 16:49Tina

    Great colors and textures.


  24. on 10 Sep 2011 at 16:54Cheryl Stauffer

    What a terrific man’s card and I love the gift card addition-men can be so difficult to buy for!! I don’t usually add ribbon to a masculine card but I would certainly use a suede ribbon on one!!

  25. on 10 Sep 2011 at 18:51Dana Herin

    What a wonderful set! Really special!!

  26. on 10 Sep 2011 at 22:08Denise Bryant

    Pretty set! I love that suede ribbon! Very rich looking!

  27. on 11 Sep 2011 at 01:00Helen F

    Great card with wonderful colours. Very inspirational.

  28. on 11 Sep 2011 at 04:32Carol E

    What a wonderful project, love the gift box and the matching card. Thank you for creating and sharing them.

  29. on 11 Sep 2011 at 05:37Mara Adkins

    Nice card – so hard to do a nice masculine card!

  30. on 11 Sep 2011 at 08:43Charlette

    Wow great job. Your card and box just wonderful. Great color choices. TFS

  31. on 11 Sep 2011 at 09:42Nancy

    Wow! Beautiful colors and love the sentiment. Masculine cards are a challenge for me but you knocked it right out of the ball park!

  32. on 11 Sep 2011 at 13:26Teri

    So pretty! You did a great job!

  33. on 11 Sep 2011 at 13:50Susan Z

    Awesome man-card and gift box! Thanks for sharing!!!

  34. on 11 Sep 2011 at 14:23Serena

    Beautiful projects! Love the colors you used and that little box is awesome!

  35. on 11 Sep 2011 at 17:44Sally Barker

    This is such a wonderful card. I am definitely ordering some suede ribbon.

  36. on 11 Sep 2011 at 20:19Regina aka Mrs. Ham

    Great masculine card and gift card box. I always have such a difficult time creating masculine cards, you made it look very easy.

  37. on 11 Sep 2011 at 21:12Betty Neville

    Awesome project! I always find the “masculine” theme more difficult – you did a great job!

  38. on 12 Sep 2011 at 06:14dianne davis

    Love, Love this card, the colors, & ribbon are rich, & warm. TFS

  39. on 12 Sep 2011 at 07:07Becki Jo

    You make male cards look so easy… Love it and the box !!

  40. on 12 Sep 2011 at 10:17Lorraine M.

    Love that quote stamp!!! Fabulous! TFS!

  41. on 12 Sep 2011 at 14:04Betty Goodson

    What a great project: card and box. Glad to see uses of ribbon for guy cards, that’s usually so difficult but this one’s perfect.

  42. on 13 Sep 2011 at 06:18Sandi

    What can I say? Such beautiful cards and box. Love the different colors and textures that were used. Thank you for sharing.

  43. on 13 Sep 2011 at 14:54LynneZ

    Holly – Love your card and the brown suede. Thanks for sharing.

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