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Welcome to today’s Ribbon Inspiration challenge brought to you by Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.   You should have arrived here from Deb Saaranen’s Blog.  If not, you may want to 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.

This week our product/ribbon focus is on Pleats and Ruffles.

I can honestly say this is my first experience with the pleated ribbon and OH MY!!  It is lovely!  It has a bit of elasticity to it as well, which allows you to make your pleats close together or farther apart.

Here is my simple Christmas card:

While I love non-traditional Christmas colors, I am just so soothed by the traditional colors, too!  Ok, let’s face it, I just love Christmas :).

Here are my details:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers’ Christmas Nested Sentiments

Colors: GP White, Maroon, Bo Bunny Father Christmas dp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: 5/8″ Satin Pleat ribbon (burgandy), Fancy Labels Two, Label 1 nesties, 1/2 pearls (colored with copic), corner rounder, Holiday Celebration Poinsettia

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


And a little close up:


I am last on the hop today!  In case you missed someone, here is a list of the blogs that are participating:

Sharon Johnson – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Deb Saaranen

Holly McMillen

Michelle Woerner


Now it’s time to hop on over to Michelle’s blog!  I bet she has something amazing to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


65 Responses to “~Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style – Pleats/Ruffles~”

  1. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:07Deb Saaranen

    So very elegant Holly! I love the rich colors too. Beautiful!

  2. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:13Sharon Johnson

    Oh, Holly — SO pretty — it took my breath! LOVE the overall simplicity of the card, but how captivating it is with the GREAT paper, intricate die cut and beautiful ribbon/flower — SO GORGEOUS!!!

  3. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:22Linda E

    Hard to believe it is time to be thinking about making Christmas cards already!!! Gorgeous card, thanks so much for the inspiration.

  4. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:30Carol L

    What an explosion of fabulous color on this beautiful Christmas card! The way you showcased this touching sentiment is amazing! I love that intricate red die cut underneath with pearl accents, and the flower and ribbon just perfectly compliment everything else! Gorgeous card!

  5. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:41Mary H

    Oh wow…….I love those rich vibrant colors. Fantastic card!!!

  6. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:47michelle b

    Such a lovely sentiment! oh and a gorgeous card to go with it!!

  7. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:49Karen Wallace

    Wow this is gorgeous, it does really pop, great use of the flowers and ribbon also.

  8. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:54Kelly Massman

    really pretty!

  9. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:55Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)

    Beautiful card. Love the rich colors. And the sentiment is perfect!

  10. on 08 Oct 2011 at 06:56Pat Barger

    How gorgeous for Christmas! Must have that ribbon!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  11. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:02Carol E Brooker

    I love your card it’s stunning, thank you so much for sharing it.

  12. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:03Rosemary D

    absolutely gorgeous christmas card!!

  13. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:04Nan G

    SimPly gorgeous! Very elegant ! I forget about using fancy tags as a flourish!

  14. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:06holly aka kopykat

    This is so beautiful, love the ribbon

  15. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:15Eleanor Jenkins

    Your card is so beautiful and I love what you did with the ribbon!

  16. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:29Sharon Lynn

    What a beautiful card! The colors, the ribbon, the bling all combine to make a simplly elegant card.

  17. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:35Lynda K

    I too am drawn to the traditional and this is a wonderful combination of bright and “Christmasy” colors. Great card!

  18. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:46Darlene

    Beautiful card. Just love the poinsettia flower.

  19. on 08 Oct 2011 at 07:54LindaS

    Wonderful colors and card. Love the pleated ribbon with the beautiful flower on.

  20. on 08 Oct 2011 at 08:26Regina aka Mrs. Ham

    Such a beautiful Christmas card. I just love the red ribbon.

  21. on 08 Oct 2011 at 08:29Luanne

    Beautiful card. love everything you used for your card.

  22. on 08 Oct 2011 at 08:32Carla Suto

    This is gorgeous, Holly! I love the patterned paper and the beautiful details! Wonderful design!

  23. on 08 Oct 2011 at 08:43Charlette

    Just a wonderful Christmas card. Love the color combo. The glittered poinsetta wonderful touch. TFS

  24. on 08 Oct 2011 at 09:47Laraine R

    Gorgeous Christmas card!!

  25. on 08 Oct 2011 at 09:52Peggy

    Beautiful Christmas Card. I love Christmas also.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  26. on 08 Oct 2011 at 10:11Kathy W

    What a beautiful card; I love the elegance with the die cut, and I like the traditional colors for the holidays, too. Thanks for sharing.

  27. on 08 Oct 2011 at 10:47Bernice P

    I am with you.. love Christmas and everything about it! Beautiful card and love the colors..

  28. on 08 Oct 2011 at 10:49Marisa

    That bold, striped paper would be one I pass by but you made it sing on this card. Gorgeous poinsettia and use of the ribbon. Give kitty a snuggle for me!

  29. on 08 Oct 2011 at 11:01Tanya Phillips

    This is beautiful, so elegant! Loving the rich colors 😀

  30. on 08 Oct 2011 at 11:34Rosie Waldt

    Really do like the text for the holidays, it says it all plus the rich burgundy ribbon and flower

  31. on 08 Oct 2011 at 11:38Michelle Woerner

    Elegant, rich and beautiful!

  32. on 08 Oct 2011 at 11:55Sue D

    Very elegant and colorful card.

  33. on 08 Oct 2011 at 11:58Sabrina Jackson

    Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Holly!! That yummy Poinsetia in the corner is fabulous! TFS! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  34. on 08 Oct 2011 at 12:45Anita A

    Stunning card! I love the colors.

  35. on 08 Oct 2011 at 13:06Clare Curcio

    Beautiful card, and the ruffled ribbon is gorgeous! Very pretty flower, and your colors are out-of-this-world!

  36. on 08 Oct 2011 at 13:51Alvernita

    Wow! I love this card, red is my favorite color, simply stunning.

  37. on 08 Oct 2011 at 14:10JenMarie

    OH how very LOVELY!

  38. on 08 Oct 2011 at 14:33June Webster

    Wow! Gorgeous cards! Love the ribbon!

  39. on 08 Oct 2011 at 15:56Debbie S

    Such a pretty card. Love the way you used the Nestabilities.

  40. on 08 Oct 2011 at 16:05Shirley Lee

    WOW! Love your the brilliant color choices on your card. Just stunning! The red pleated ribbon is such a wonderful addition to your card. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. Enjoy your week-end.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  41. on 08 Oct 2011 at 16:06Marilyn

    This is so pretty love the rich colors and your flower is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  42. on 08 Oct 2011 at 16:12Traci S.

    Oh Holly, this card is truly magnificent! It is so elegant. I love the poinsettia…and the ruffle does add some pizazz to it! I really love the sentiment!

    I am so excited about this week’s give-away! I do not have any pleated or ruffled trim, and I would LOVE to add some to my stash. I am so grateful for the opportunities of these give-aways!

    Thank you for sharing your card!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  43. on 08 Oct 2011 at 16:51Serena

    So beautiful and elegant! I love the rich colors and the way you used the die behind the sentiment!

  44. on 08 Oct 2011 at 18:40Barbara Leonard

    Beautiful, rich colors. Love the ribbon.

  45. on 08 Oct 2011 at 18:43lynn legge

    i too love the vintage look of these colors… and the glitter acccent at the bottom is beautiful
    great job 🙂
    big ladybug hugs

  46. on 08 Oct 2011 at 21:04Tema

    That’s a special Holiday card. The embellishments are so elegant. I’d be thrilled to receive this at Xmas!!

  47. on 09 Oct 2011 at 00:35Linda Carson

    Quite delightful & festive! Fabulous shape and textures! Love the added pearls to the flourishes!

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  49. on 09 Oct 2011 at 09:09Tricia

    This is my fave holiday card!!! Such a unique design and so stunningly elegant yet with the traditional colors!!!!! BRAVO!!!!

  50. on 09 Oct 2011 at 09:46Denise Bryant

    Elegant! Love the richness of this card. Fabulous colors.

  51. on 09 Oct 2011 at 10:23LynneZ

    Love your card – the colors are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  52. on 09 Oct 2011 at 10:27Stacie

    Great holiday card!

  53. on 09 Oct 2011 at 13:40Kelly Sas

    Those deep rich colors you picked make your card gorgeous!

  54. on 09 Oct 2011 at 14:42Elaine Sauer

    Love it!

  55. on 09 Oct 2011 at 16:02Connie MacFarlane

    Beautiful card Holly. Love the colours and how you presented the sentiment.

  56. on 09 Oct 2011 at 17:15Tina

    What a beautiful, touching card.


  57. on 09 Oct 2011 at 20:20Veronica Z

    Oh my goodness your card is so beautiful!

  58. on 09 Oct 2011 at 20:50Betty Neville

    Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the rich, Christmassy colors!

  59. on 09 Oct 2011 at 21:47Rebecca Ednie

    The pleated ribbon gives such an elegant look.

  60. on 10 Oct 2011 at 08:17Faye

    Love the traditional colors & use of ribbon & poinsettia!

  61. on 10 Oct 2011 at 09:27jean w.

    Awesome Christmas card! Love all the details!

  62. on 10 Oct 2011 at 10:40Betty Goodson

    Bright and beautiful. Love, love the colors and that ribbon is to die for, a must have for sure. Thank you all for sharing your amazing creativity with us.

  63. on 10 Oct 2011 at 19:33Kim C.

    Wow the colors of your card are so rich and they are perfect for Christmas. I absolutely love the sentiment.

  64. on 12 Oct 2011 at 06:03Becki Jo

    Oh, so pretty and vibrant !!! Love this card ! It brings the spirit a little early for me.

  65. on 22 Oct 2011 at 16:37Joanie G

    Your card is so elegant! CAS but so very beautiful! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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