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Happy Saturday!

If it’s Saturday, then it must be time for another Ribbon Inspiration post!  This week we’re sharing words of comfort.  If you’ve arrived here from Barb Schram’s Blog, then you’re in the right spot!   I suggest you start back on Sharon Johnson’s blog in order to find out how you can be eligible for today’s blog prize.  It is a mystery blog candy, meaning that the winner can be chosen from any of the blogs involved.

We all need words of comfort from time to time.   Earlier this week I created an envelope card for just such an occasion.  Sharon had shared it on her blog and a few people were interested in learning how I created the envelope.

Here is the original:

You can find all the details on this particular envelope card on Sharon’s blog HERE.


On to the tutorial…

You’ll need:

Step 1:

Cut a piece of cardstock (blush used here) to 11″ x 7″.

score on 11 ” side at 3″ and 8″

score on 7 ” side at 2 ” and 5″


Step 2:

On the 11″ sides, find the center point at 5 1/2″ and make a tick mark

On the 7″ sides, find center point at 3 1/2″ and make a tick mark

Make a tick mark 1/2″ from each “intersection” on the score line.  (see pic)

Step 3:

Cut from center points on all sides up to the tick marks on the score lines.  (see pic).

At this point you can cut the four corners off…

Step 4:

To measure the designer paper for the outer flaps, simple place your envelope at the edge of your designer paper and trace the two sides.  If you’d like a reveal, simply take a ruler and size down the sides of the flaps.

Your inner liner is created by cutting a piece 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and tapering the top 1 1/2″ to the top center.


After you apply your lining, use a strong adhesive to close the envelope up.   Make sure you only use adhesive where the flaps cross or you won’t be able to fill your envelope!

For your inside panels, you can make them square as I’ve done, or you could use die cuts.   My panels measure 2 3/4″ x 4″ (left) and 3″ x 4 1/2″ (right).

Mine are attached to the inside so that they will not move, but you could make them larger so that they can slide out.

And my final result….

Here are my details:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Cast All Your Cares, JustRite Stampers’ With Sympathy

Papers: Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom, GP White, My Mind’s Eye Be Happy dp (6 x 6)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bordering Blue, copics

Accessories: 1/8″ May Arts silk (light blue) , 7/8th” Crochet Lace (white), Pearl Flourish (colored light blue with copic marker), Kaisercraft Bliss 1/2 pearls, Angelica Rose collection (Prima – Bonnie) , Nested Medallion Label dies, sticky tape, fast tack glue, dimensionals, sewing machine.

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


Here are a list of all the blogs in today’s Inspiration Challenge:

Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen

Barb Schram

Holly McMillen


Thanks so much for stopping by!




59 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration ~ Stamp Simply Store – Words of Comfort”

  1. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:13Sharon Johnson

    Oh, Holly — I can’t thank you enough for this step by step tutorial. I simply ADORE both of these envelope cards you’ve made and I can’t WAIT to try one myself –I am definitely printing your instructions. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Both cards are so beautifully done!

  2. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:15Dee in NH

    That is so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial too!

  3. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:20Deb Saaranen

    Gorgeous Holly! And a tutorial to boot! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful design with us!

  4. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:32Kris Turner

    Holly, this is such creative artwork! Love the colors and embellisments that frame the wonderful quote. Thanks, too, for taking the time to offer this tutorial. Great job!

  5. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:39Jan D.

    I love your project and thanks for the instructions.

    Sympathy cards are the most difficult for me and I have one to make today….thanks for the inspiration.

    Lovely blog candy, too, I might add….fingers crossed here. LOL

  6. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:47Ellen

    Such a gorgeous project! I’ll just have to make it but then I won’t want to give it away it is so lovely.

  7. on 31 Mar 2012 at 06:57lynn legge

    i really love the style of this card.. so unique.. and the verse is one i think i am going to have to order.. thanks so much for sharing..
    just beautiful 🙂

  8. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:02ColleenB.

    Oh WOW; Absolutely Gorgeous and thank you for the step by step instructions.

  9. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:04Carol E Brooker

    Such a beautiful project, thank you so much for the tutorial and sharing your project.

  10. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:11Mary W

    Thanks so very much for the tutorial on how you made this envelope card!! Beautiful!!!!!

  11. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:17Rebecca W

    Love the card- thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

  12. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:24Luanne Ford

    This is wonderful! Thank you for the detailed instructions for your great project!

  13. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:27Bobbi Miller

    This is just beautiful and I thank you so much for sharing how to make it. I must try this! Sadly, we never have enough sympathy cards; I wish we didn’t have to keep them around, but we do. This is a beauty and anyone who receives it would know your love came from your heart! Thanks for sharing it!

  14. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:45holly aka kopykat

    These are so beautiful, thanks for the tutorial, I’ll have to try one!

  15. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:49lisa808

    How very lovely. Thank you for the tutorial.

  16. on 31 Mar 2012 at 07:56Marilyn

    Your card is beautiful ,thanks for the step by step tutorial I’ll have to try one .

  17. on 31 Mar 2012 at 09:14Toni Storie

    This is simply gorgeous!

  18. on 31 Mar 2012 at 10:34Lynda

    Gorgeous card…soft and soothing to look at!

  19. on 31 Mar 2012 at 10:38Marisa

    This is gorgeous, Holly! Thanks for the instructions on the base.

  20. on 31 Mar 2012 at 10:55Serena

    Gorgeous card! Love it all – the colors, dp, embellisments – all of it! Thanks for the tutorial too!

  21. on 31 Mar 2012 at 11:48Sabrina Jackson

    WOW, Holly how gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing how you’ve created this beauty! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  22. on 31 Mar 2012 at 12:03Dotty A

    This is a Great Idea…and thank you so much for sharing the directions too..
    The papers and colors you used just add to the beauty of the card.. then adding all the extras just pushed it over the top… Love the whole package!!

  23. on 31 Mar 2012 at 12:11JenMarie Taylor

    Absolutely FABULOUS!!! WOW!

  24. on 31 Mar 2012 at 12:33yvonne

    Love it!

  25. on 31 Mar 2012 at 13:56Charlotte

    Oh … absolutely gorgeous! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this – and, so appreciate you taking the time to do a tutorial. Going to have to attempt this. Thank you for the inspiration!

  26. on 31 Mar 2012 at 14:29Queen Mary

    Beautiful card and very gracious of you to provide the tutorial! Thanks so much.

  27. on 31 Mar 2012 at 15:03Kelly Sas

    Can’t thank you enough for sharing duch great detailed instructions for your amazing envelope card. Can’t wait to try it!

  28. on 31 Mar 2012 at 16:33Kathy S

    This is a beautiful project and thank you for sharing the tutorial

  29. on 31 Mar 2012 at 17:55Debbie Dunham

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial.

  30. on 31 Mar 2012 at 18:07Sue D

    Beautiful cards and thanks for showing us how.

  31. on 31 Mar 2012 at 18:21Cheryl G

    Such a unique card! Beautiful!

  32. on 31 Mar 2012 at 18:36Laraine R

    Gorgeous card!

  33. on 31 Mar 2012 at 18:40Lorrie

    How creative and what a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  34. on 31 Mar 2012 at 19:26Darlene Gabriel

    Oh my – how gorgeous – soft and feminine. Such beautiful crocheted/silk lace with the added pearls. Your colouring on the flower is perfect. Wonderful sentiment.

  35. on 31 Mar 2012 at 19:30Corrine Ann

    Lovely card sympathy card. I like the soft,comforting colors.
    I want to give your card idea a try, thanks for the tutorial.

  36. on 31 Mar 2012 at 19:33Diana Newman

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial!

  37. on 31 Mar 2012 at 20:51Regina aka Mrs. Ham

    Your envelope cards are stunning. Thanks for the tutorial. I have to give it a try.

  38. on 31 Mar 2012 at 22:27Tina

    Great project and tutorial.

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  39. on 01 Apr 2012 at 01:13debbie

    Holly as usual your card is beautiful. Thank you for generously sharing the tutorial. TFS 🙂

  40. on 01 Apr 2012 at 01:42luanne

    absolutely beautiful! thanks for showing how you made your card.

  41. on 01 Apr 2012 at 06:42Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)

    Loved your card. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to have to try this. Is stunning!

  42. on 01 Apr 2012 at 07:38Rosemary D

    oh that is just one stunning card!!!

  43. on 01 Apr 2012 at 10:35Judy I, St. Louis MO

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  44. on 01 Apr 2012 at 11:22Monika/buzsy

    Fabulous envelope pocket card Holly. The colors are lovely.

  45. on 01 Apr 2012 at 11:52Caryn S

    Wow is this fabulous! Love the color combo and all of the PEARLS! Thanks for the tutorial.

  46. on 01 Apr 2012 at 12:28Denise Bryant

    Lovely project! Thanks for the tutorial… I’ll have to try this!

  47. on 01 Apr 2012 at 16:31Betty Goodson

    This is a heavenly card, the colors are just yummy. We all appreciate the tutorial.

  48. on 01 Apr 2012 at 16:46Nancy

    thanks for the step by step instructions! I’m going to try making this – yours is absolutely lovely!

  49. on 01 Apr 2012 at 17:46Becki Bertuccelli

    That is sooooo gorgeous! I love the instructions too, will have to make one soon! TFS!

  50. on 02 Apr 2012 at 04:31Joni52

    Fabulous tutorial, thanks for the inspiration.

  51. on 02 Apr 2012 at 09:19Debbie S

    Super cute, the colors and embellishments sure speak very pretty, thank you for sharing the tutorial.

  52. on 02 Apr 2012 at 15:03Kitty

    What a beautiful card! Love cards that have a little extra something like this envelope card! Great tutorial too! Thanks!

  53. on 02 Apr 2012 at 17:36Susan B

    Very beautiful card. Thanks for the mini tutorial. Thanks too for a chance to win blog candy.

  54. on 02 Apr 2012 at 22:00christine m.

    gorgeous creation, holly. thanks for the envelope card deets too.

  55. on 03 Apr 2012 at 07:05Gigi

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the tutorial; will try it myself.

  56. on 03 Apr 2012 at 07:14Michele B

    Beautiful card…elegant even. Love the message on the card as well…how appropriate for many occasions.

  57. on 03 Apr 2012 at 13:30pamela

    Thank you for the envelop tutorial! And it’s such a pretty card.

  58. on 03 Apr 2012 at 14:27Donna

    Oh what a stunner Holly, and thanks so much for the details on how to do, will have to try that this weekend, going to be a quiet weekend for us, so will give me something to do.
    Have a great Holiday.

  59. on 04 Dec 2012 at 17:26hermes bags

    That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something that’s eye opening and important.

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