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Happy Saturday, Friends!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store crew is putting our focus on Holiday Decor.

If you’ve arrived here from Deb Saaranen‘s blog, then you’re in the right spot.  If not, I suggest you start back on Sharon Johnson’s blog so you can find out how to get into the drawing for the scrumptious candy shown at the top of this post.

I went deep into my “I’m going to use this someday” stash and pulled out this dual frame.   Frames are not just for pictures, you know 🙂

This was actually a tough one for me.   I wanted to put so much in this frame, but had to dial down my ideas so that it didn’t look too cluttered.   I am really very pleased with how it turned out.

Here’s a closer look at the left side:

I did quite a bit of white embossing.  I think it’s classy looking and really pops with these colors.

And a look at the right side:

I wanted ornaments on the trees, so I used a large 1/8″ hole punch to create ornaments and covered them with stickles.  There are also stickles on the snowflakes.

Here are my details:

Stamps: JustRite’ Stamps O Christmas Tree, JustRite Stamps Winter Words, JustRite Stamps’ Fleur De Lis Label Twenty set, JustRite Stamps’ Lace Borders, JustRite Stamps’ Merry and Bright (no longer carried, but similar sets can be found HERE.)

Papers: GP White, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Lilly Bee Design Jingle dp

Ink: Versamark, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: 2″ Silky Crushed Wired ribbon (red), 1/2″ wrinkled ribbon (Olive), white embossing powder, circle punches, BowEasy, snowflake punch, Spellbinders Label Twenty diesSugar Blooms Collection – roses (green), stickles, low heat glue gun, bells.

*** Items highlighted above are provided by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store ***

Here are a list of the blogs in today hop:

Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Barb Schram

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your visit!



46 Responses to “~ Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Holiday Decor ~”

  1. on 10 Dec 2011 at 06:51Marlene (cards4u)

    What a wonderful idea to make a framed piece – love those trees and your ribbon treatment!

  2. on 10 Dec 2011 at 07:13Mara Adkins

    Beautiful frame!

  3. on 10 Dec 2011 at 07:35Janet L.

    Your Christmas frames turned out just perfectly! I love the way the white embossed parts look. You’re right, they seem to pop! Great job, Holly!

  4. on 10 Dec 2011 at 07:35Caryn S.

    Cleverly done! I love those LilyBee papers.

  5. on 10 Dec 2011 at 07:43Marilyn

    Beautiful frame love how the white embossed areas pop.Thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy.

  6. on 10 Dec 2011 at 08:05Stacey

    How beautiful!! It is sometimes hard not to use ALL of our ideas on one piece, isn’t it?! You did a beautiful job on this!!

  7. on 10 Dec 2011 at 08:07Darlene G

    What a beautiful decoration. Very Christmasy!

  8. on 10 Dec 2011 at 09:09Bev J.

    At first glance it almost looks like it is stitched-very nice way to use you frame. tfs

  9. on 10 Dec 2011 at 09:24Juanita in OH

    This is a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S idea, I LOVE it! It is so nice to see the old Christmas colors together again. Thank you for sharing a great idea.

  10. on 10 Dec 2011 at 09:31Rosemary D

    your project is just beautiful!!!

  11. on 10 Dec 2011 at 09:39Carol L

    You really put this double frame to great use for the holidays! It’s beautifully detailed and so so pretty! I love the ornaments you created for the trees! Very creative!

  12. on 10 Dec 2011 at 10:06Sabrina R

    Oh, Holly, these are beautiful! Your work and details look perfect! I wish I would have the time to make some Holiday decor this year. I had planned to, but it kept getting pushed and now I definately won’t have the time. The Blog Candy has my creative juices flowing as blues are my Christmas colours. Love the idea of winning all that beautiful ribbon too!

  13. on 10 Dec 2011 at 10:50Marisa

    What a great way to use a frame 🙂 Love the trees and the lovely lace trim you used on the top and bottom. Classic Christmas colours used wonderfully 🙂

  14. on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:19jean w.

    Wow what an awesome project Holly! Thanks for sharing this with us! Merry Christmas & Happy Healthy New Year!

  15. on 10 Dec 2011 at 11:51cathy tidwell

    Oh wow!! Loving what you have done with this frame! And the little gold bells, just a perfect touch!

  16. on 10 Dec 2011 at 12:10Nancy

    You are so right about the white embossing looking classy-it added just the right pop to accent your beautiful creation. Love it!

  17. on 10 Dec 2011 at 12:12Queen Mary

    Holly, as I’ve mentioned on other blogs in this hop, it’s just up my alley because I’m having a home made Christmas! My sister is picky so the elegance of your frame is perfect!

  18. on 10 Dec 2011 at 12:30Carole

    Beautiful Holly, the embossing is outstanding and I love all the details.

  19. on 10 Dec 2011 at 13:54Carla Suto

    Gorgeous use of the dual frame, Holly! I love the designs in each side! Very beautiful and creative project!

  20. on 10 Dec 2011 at 14:03michelle b

    Frames really aren’t just for pictures, is right! This came out gorgeous!

  21. on 10 Dec 2011 at 14:18Sharon

    Beautiful project to add that holiday feeling to your home.

  22. on 10 Dec 2011 at 14:30Kathy S

    what a great idea- love your colours and the red ribbon and bells really set it all off TFS love the white embossed lace too

  23. on 10 Dec 2011 at 14:57Kelly Massman


  24. on 10 Dec 2011 at 15:03Angela T

    Very lovely!

  25. on 10 Dec 2011 at 16:29nana4xwa

    Great idea and very pretty…

  26. on 10 Dec 2011 at 17:01sharon l

    Beautifully done. This could be done for all occasions.
    Sharon L

  27. on 10 Dec 2011 at 17:51Karen McAlpine

    This is a really great Holiday piece. I know I have one or two of those frames somewhere. Thanks for this fun idea!

  28. on 10 Dec 2011 at 18:31Laraine R

    Beautiful frame !!

  29. on 10 Dec 2011 at 19:39Barbara Leonard

    You dialed it down perfectly. Your use of the ribbon is genius.

  30. on 10 Dec 2011 at 19:53Nelda Deakins

    This is a great project for so many applications! Thanks for sharing your expertise…now I’ve gottagetbusy! Nelda

  31. on 10 Dec 2011 at 20:52Donna

    Holly, you did a fantastic job, I think you did the right amount of adding to your project, not too much and not too little, it is so pretty and festive looking, a very nice Holiday decoration!!
    I love projects made with picture frames, another good idea to add to my TO DO list!!
    Hugs and Happy Holidays.
    And thanks for a chance at the wonderful blog candy!!

  32. on 10 Dec 2011 at 21:56Tina

    This is so beautiful, Holly. What a great idea. So well done.

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  33. on 10 Dec 2011 at 22:24Becki Bertuccelli

    What great ideas for home decor! Again I will try to get going early for next year lol.

  34. on 10 Dec 2011 at 22:29Deb Saaranen

    Just gorgeous Holly! What a fun and pretty decoration with a frame!

  35. on 10 Dec 2011 at 22:50Lou

    Great frame!!! I love the ribbon finish and the way it flows down the middle. It’s so festive and exciting when you can tell friends that you made it… Well done.

  36. on 10 Dec 2011 at 22:55Toni Storie

    What a beautiful double frame!

  37. on 11 Dec 2011 at 05:26Kathie

    So elegant looking! And yes the white embossing does add that special touch.

  38. on 11 Dec 2011 at 08:03Judy I, St. Louis MO

    What an absolutely gorgeous Christmas decoration. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  39. on 11 Dec 2011 at 10:50Denise Bryant

    Beautiful job on the frame project! Lots of lovely details!

  40. on 11 Dec 2011 at 11:01Chris Piette

    What a super idea.

  41. on 11 Dec 2011 at 20:06Linda Carson

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!!

  42. on 12 Dec 2011 at 13:39Bonnie Pruett

    What a beautiful Christmas decoration!

  43. on 12 Dec 2011 at 15:18Kelly Sas

    Oh so Christmassy beautiful! I really like the lace and the white embossed – great added beauty.

  44. on 12 Dec 2011 at 16:46Chris R. from Iowa

    This is really pretty! I could see where you would want to keep adding things but this is just perfect the way it is! I love it.

  45. on 12 Dec 2011 at 20:26Barbara

    What a great idea for a frame. I was wondering if you used glass over it. I love the idea of framing cards, but this is over the top!

  46. on 17 Dec 2011 at 08:28Carole

    Wonderful idea, the project is delightful and I’m loving it … Merry Christmas … Carole

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