Mar 03 2012

Ribbon Inspiration: Stamp Simply Style – Easter Blessings!

I’ve been invited to participate in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration Blog Hop! This week, Sharon is thinking Easter! Easter is fast approaching and since I’ve been way behind on my card making, I decided to get an early start on some Easter cards and this inspiration hop fits the bill! I used an Easter sentiment from Our Daily Bread, similar sets can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (links are provided at the bottom of this post).

I used 1/2″ Wrinkle Ribbon for the bow. I wound several loops on the Bow Easy tool for a fuller effect. A few leaves and baby’s breath were tucked in at the bow’s center.

I love incorporating feathers into my designs, this particular feather caught my fancy.  I used it liberally on this card.

You can find more Easter Blessings inspiration on the following designers’ blogs:

Sharon JohnsonThe Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

There is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 6 and will be posted on Sharon’s blog on Wednesday or thereafter.

You must check back with Sharon’s blog to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner!

Good luck!

TUTORIALS for making flowers:

Flower Tutorial Part I

Flower Tutorial Part II

Flower Tutorial Part III

Flower Tutorial Part IV

Tools I use for optimum results in making flowers and embossing leaves:

Embossing Pad A5

Embossing Tool– Extra Small (for leaf veins)

Embossing Tool – Small Ball (for small flowers, leaves and butterflies)

Embossing Tool – Large Ball (for mid-size flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (4.5mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Embossing Tool – Extra Large Ball (6mm) (for large flowers and leaves)

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread – Easter Blessings; Happy Easter – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ribbon1/2″ Wrinkle Ribbon, Bow EasyStamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Old Olive

Paper:  Pearly White, Purple, Brocade Blue, Moss Green

Spellbinders’: Grand Caliber, Grand Big Scalloped Ovals, Grand Circles, Carnation Creations, Rose CreationsFloral Flourishes (Spellbinders’ dies can be purchased at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)

Accessories:  Baby’s Breath, Tacky Glue, Zip Dry Adhesive, Foam Tabs, Prima Small White Flowers, Glitter, Quickly Glue Pen, Fancy Craft Butterfly Punch, Glass Pearls, Swarovsky Crystals, Feathers, Sizzix Leaf Branch Die

Thank you so much for stopping in to visit today. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Paper Hugs,

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107 responses so far

107 Responses to “Ribbon Inspiration: Stamp Simply Style – Easter Blessings!”

  1. michelle frasher says:

    wow. such a beautiful creation. you definitely have the eye of an artist. i love all the sparkly touches and layers of feathers. thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. *Happy sigh* So so glad you’re back, Jerri! I gets so much inspiration from your work. You may be a closet florist! You make the most gorgeous arrangements! :)

  4. Dee N says:

    Can’t possibly imagine how you’d mail this card but it’s gorgeous. Guess it’s one to be hand delivered or mailed in a box to protect those fantastic flowers. Beautiful, beautiful card Jerri.

  5. Ellen B says:

    As usual, you raise the bar in the paper crafting world. Just gorgeous.

  6. Absolutely stunning, Jerri, As always! LOVE this beautiful color combo! Over the top, as is all you do. So glad you could join us today.

  7. Nan G says:

    Oh my goodness! What a stunning bouquet!

  8. ColleenB. says:

    What a Gorgeous card and love how you arranged the feathers in with.
    The whole layout is very stunning.
    You’re quite the artist the way it looks.
    ColleenB.

  9. Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful card- I love the sparkling flourishes.

  10. Sue D says:

    Gorgeous card–I like the flowers and the feather accents.

  11. Oh My….This is STUNNING Jerri. I love that flowers and feathers. Your layering is gorgeous. I just don’t have enough word to express how beautiful this is. I’m so glad you’re back.

  12. Lynda says:

    Stunning! Love the vibrant purple softened with the light blue. Nothing says Spring like those gorgeous flowers.

  13. Carla Suto says:

    Stunning design, Jerri! I love everything! The flowers, feathers and trims are gorgeous!

  14. sandyh50 says:

    Oh wow, just absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it!

  15. Sherry P says:

    Wow! You still have your awesome talent and creativity! Beautiful card!

  16. Eileen McClean says:

    This is a work of art, I would want to display this not send it as it is a treasure, the colors and flowers are beautiful, thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win
    Eileen

  17. Gorgeous flower arrangement!! Love the feathers and purple flowers!

  18. Darlene G says:

    So happy to see you back and all the beautiful flowers you create. Your Easter card is stunning. I love it.

  19. Rosemary D says:

    wow!!! your card is an absolutely masterpiece!!

  20. Chris Gigler says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love the different shades of purple that you used. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Rebekka says:

    Your card is stunning! Those flowers are stunning.

  22. Shirley says:

    Another masterpiece by Jerri. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The depth of detail that you add to your cards is unbelievable and always an inspiration. This card would definitely be considered a gift to the recipient and a keeper. Enjoy your week-end.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  23. Carol E Brooker says:

    I just love this card, the feathers are great, and the flowers are stunning, thank you so much for sharing it.

  24. Laraine R says:

    Beautiful card! Love the feathers-great touch! Just gorgeous!

  25. Toni Storie says:

    This is really gorgeous! I would never have thought to incorporate feathers into a card and it totally works!

  26. charlotte says:

    WOW! This is way over the top gorgeous!!!! I can’t begin to imagine how much time you put into creating such a beautiful work of art!! Love the feathers!

  27. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow, Jerri! Fabulous design, so glad to have you back blogging again! I’ve missed these gorgeous flowers and beautiful vellum work!

  28. Nancy says:

    Wow – stunning creation. Love the look of adding feathers – I have to try that!

  29. lisa808 says:

    Wow–talk about leaving someone speechless! Your card is magificent. Love the flowers and color (my favorite).

  30. Myra says:

    Your card is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Ursula Uphof says:

    Stunning card Jerri, the colours are so perfect. May you receive many blessing for your work that inspires us so much

  32. Serena says:

    Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the color combo and those flowers are amazing! I will definitely have to check out your tutorials.

  33. Mary Davis says:

    Stunning card and great colors.

  34. Joann says:

    I love the way your whole card works together, simply stunning! Off now to watch your tutorials.

  35. Donna P says:

    Jerri, Awesome, just awesome, see you have a great ieye for detail, just love your flower arrangements, and of course love the color purple, especially this time of the year. GReat card and GReat job.
    THanks for sharing,
    hugs
    Donna
    Have a great weekend.

  36. Lynda Hill says:

    Jerri, how absolutely beautiful this is! This is truly a piece of art to be displayed just as you have it…the flowers and the arranging of them are unbelievable…Thanks for sharing what you love, and welcome back…we missed you!

  37. Donna P says:

    Just have to add an extra comment to say your flowers are so pretty, you did such a great job on making them and wonderful job showing us how you did it.
    Thanks so much for sharing and showing us how.
    hugs
    Donna

  38. Kathy S says:

    WOW- the colours and the embellishments really set this card off fantastically- simply stunning -thanks for sharing-love the feathers

  39. jean w. says:

    As always, Jerri you make such gorgeous cards! This one is totally awesome! Love the added feathers. I saw them used in cards in a card magazine recently…I gues they are the new item to buy. LOL!

  40. Gorgeous ribbon. Gorgeous flowers. Gorgeous project!!!

  41. yvonne says:

    Wow, looks like a bouquet! Pretty colors

  42. Diana Newman says:

    Beautiful, elaborate card to celebrate Easter! Wonderful colors!

  43. Juanita in OH says:

    Your card is a blessing. It is like a beautiful garden one would like to hide in all day! TFS.

  44. Linda Carson says:

    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

  45. S. Patterson says:

    I can’t even find the words. My jaw dropped open and I’m sitting here looking like an idiot in total complete flabbergasted amazement. Thank you ever so much for sharing !!!

  46. Tina Michael-Dahlmann says:

    So beautiful. Amazing work.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

  47. Susan says:

    Your cards always amaze me. So beautiful.

    Sue

  48. Chelsea says:

    Oh! The color! The flowers! It’s all just so beautiful! I’m so thankful you’re posting again. I’ve missed your beauty in my world.

  49. Dealbaida says:

    Jerri is BACK!!! Way-hay!!! Beautiful, beautiful card. Wonderful colours and to-die-for flowers and ribbons.

    Marion
    UK

  50. Anne Young says:

    Again, it is so Jerri! Very pretty and great combo of feathers, flowers and leaves!! Your cards are just beyond words!! Love them much!!!

  51. velta says:

    Another stunner Jerri ! Makes me want to get in my craft room and begin making flowers again ! Your flowers are the best “on the market!” I can tell you love what you do because it always turns out so perfect! Thank you for the inspiration my friend!

  52. Nancy says:

    Wow Jerri your card is beautiful! I love your your flowers and the feathers add such a beautiful touch. So happy you are back I love your stunning flowers and what you do with them. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous art.

  53. Sheila - UK says:

    Oh my, oh my, oh my!! What an absolutely stunningly beautiful work of art Jerri!! Your flowers as always are so life-like and the colours are just gorgeous. It truly makes me happy to see your magnificent creations again. If this is a card to be sent out then this will make the recipient will be one very happy bunny when they receive it ( excuse the pun)….as would any of your creations.

    Love Sheila xx

  54. Marimer says:

    ¡Que combinación mas adorable!, me encanta, es un fantástico trabajo y tus tutoriales de las flores soberbio.
    Gracias.
    Besitos.

  55. Oh my this is just stunning, I love the ribbon store and enjoy their creations all the time. Gorgeous card!!!

  56. Heather says:

    Well Jerri .im sitting here with a huge smile on my face .ohh how ive missed you .
    Youre art creations are truly wonderful and inspire me so very much ,i love flowers as i know you must do also ,they always look so real ,i can nearly smell their aroma.
    so very glad youre back here showing us all your beautiful art treasures that you make .
    im already looking for the next lot . thank you hugs Heather

  57. phil d says:

    Wow and wow – so lovely

  58. Kittie says:

    Jerri, this is an amazing Easter card. Gorgeous!!!

  59. Paula Gale says:

    another gorgeous creation Jerri. Whoever receives your cards are receiving much more than that… they get a small masterpiece!

    The collection that Sharon has put together reminds me so much of crocus (is the plural crocii lol).. or fresia.. definately colours of spring.

    Best wishes

    Paula, UK.
    xxx

  60. Jan D. says:

    I love your art….so beautiful. Would love to win the blog candy. Thanks for the chance.

  61. Caryn S. says:

    WOW! The flowers and all the feathers and just the color scheme are all really lovely, but my favorite part are the little tiny butterflies!

  62. Dottie says:

    You cards never cease to amaze me they are so beautiful. They look like corsages! The flowers look so real. The ribbon colors are gorgeous Sharon is offering; so Spring!

  63. Debbie S. says:

    Your cards are a work of art…just amazing! Thank you for the inspiration.

  64. Janie Printz says:

    Simply amazing that all that beauty is made from a few punches & paper & a lot of loving time. A piece of art to be treasured for a lifetime.
    Janie

  65. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous as always Jerri! I love the colors. I always think ‘those must be flowers she bought’ but I know they’re not. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Jess

  66. Carol R says:

    Beautiful card! I’ve never thought to use feathers like you have in adding to the design on a card. Love the effect. Your flowers are gorgeous. Looks almost like an Easter bonnet.

  67. Deanna says:

    Jerri, This card is absolute stunning.

  68. Kathy P says:

    BEAUTIFUL! As usual. I’m going to make a stash of flowers so i will have them when needed.

  69. Stacie says:

    Stunning! The flowers and ribbon are superb!

  70. Charlette says:

    Wow! Now who would not want to get that beautiful card in the mail! Just love the flowers and what color say more Easter than purple! Oh and those little feathers how wonderful! Really absolutely beautiful. TFS

  71. Jean Pipp says:

    Hi Jerri,
    Absolutely love this card. the colors are wonderful and of course the flower work is beautiful. I love the idea of feathers, makes a real statement. thanks for sharing. Jean

  72. Sonia says:

    WOW! Such an awesome card! I love every aspect of it.

  73. You are so talented Jerri! I love the way you did your flowers, leaves and other plant pieces! Amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

  74. Marilyn says:

    WOW what a gorgeous card!!! You take card making to a whole new level. I love your purple for Easter, my favorite color and holiday!!! The feathers are cool, I think I might just try that one of these times.
    Once again I’m so glad you’re back to the blog world, love starting my day out seeing your beautiful creations!
    Enjoy your day!

  75. Sandi says:

    Lovely, Just simple lovely

  76. Beautiful!!! You are so inspirational to me!!!

  77. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Just gorgeous Jerri! I am so glad that you are back and sharing your stunning creations and incredible talent!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Mary

  78. Mary Lee K says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the color & the flowers are to die for!

  79. Pat Erickson says:

    Jerri, Your Easter Blessing, there are not enough words in the english language too express how beautiful your work is.

    Your talent is incredible. Thanks, you are an inspiration for all off us.

    Hugs Pat Erickson

  80. Victoria Merrick says:

    Stunningly gorgeous card!!! I love everything about it! You are such an awesomely talented person and I appreciate you sharing your beautiful creations with us.

    Hugs,
    Vickie

  81. Diane says:

    Totally breathtaking in it’s beauty Jerri!

  82. Pinky says:

    Jerri, I am amazed at each and every one of your creations…just when I think the last one was the most perfect one, your next one is even better! How do you do it, my friend?

  83. Clare Curcio says:

    Hi, Jeri! I missed you! Welcome back!

    Your card is beautiful! I love those colors!

  84. Clare Curcio says:

    Correction on website

  85. Debbie Dunham says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! A work of art!

  86. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful card! This should be displayed as a lovely piece of art. Some of my favorite colors too. Would love to have this card arrive in my mail box!

  87. Stunning work of art, this color purple is so elegant, and your arrangement is perfect!

  88. Carol Southern says:

    A stunningly beautiful creation in a colour that stands out. I do love your use of babys breath in between the flowers. Once again your work is exquisite.

  89. Lizzie says:

    Just delightful and my favourite colours. Love your style.
    Thanks for sharing.

  90. Bobbi Miller says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I just subscribed to your blog and I can see it’s going to be another favorite as is Sharon’s. Thanks for the beauty! Love the colors too!

  91. Rufus says:

    I love the colors! As always it’s simply gorgeous and the feathers!!!! LOVE the feathers!
    R/

  92. Frann says:

    Another beautiful card! I love how you added drama with the feathers.

  93. Mary gutierrez says:

    How beautiful!!! I love the wrinkled ribbon look, and the colors are gorgeous

  94. Cindy Lou says:

    Love the feathers too 😉 Your card just breathes spring, it’s hard to imagine that Resurrection Day is almost here already! I haven’t even begun to make cards, good thing you are such a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  95. Your card is gorgeous! I’m so sick of winter and these colours just cheer me up!

  96. Wonderful card! Love the card.

  97. Margie says:

    Wow!!! another gorgeous card by Jerri. Your cards are so lovely, and your flowers are awesome. I am so glad that you are back. You were missed. You are such an inspiration.

    Margie

  98. Joni52 says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous creation!

  99. Janet L. says:

    Oh, my, word! I knew you’d have something pretty, but this is just simply amazing! I love it all, the colors, the ribbons, the flowers and the feathers! Beautiful, Jerri, just beautiful!

  100. conniemelancon says:

    Gorgeous! (as always) beautiful work!

  101. Debbie S says:

    This is such a gorgeous card, the colors are so rich and vibrant, beautiful job incorporating all of that beauty.

  102. Susan B says:

    Such a stunning card. Love the use of paper and embellishments. Beautiful work as always!!!

  103. Eunice Brown says:

    Hello Jerri,
    Another beautiful card, and I am so glad you are back. I Love the purples and adore the little butterflies. I hope you have great week.

  104. Pat Jandacek says:

    So glad to have you back, Jerr. Have enjoyed your parchment works of art and nothing is lost when you work with cardstock either. A beautiful Easter card – your floral arrangements are always gorgeous.

  105. marcelle says:

    So glad you are back in the picture, missed sseing your wonderful creations and this one is no exception to your gifted talent. Just breathtaking.

  106. Denise Bryant says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Those colors are a knockout!
    I am happy to find your blog through No Time To Stamp blog. I’m going to enjoy having a look around! You do lovely work!
    DeniseB

  107. Joan Ervin says:

    Jaw droppin gorgeous, Jerri!!!!! Who knew purple could be sooo beautiful….I looove your gorgoeus flowers and how you added all the diecuts, feathers, ribbon, and pearls…total perfection!!!!

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