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Cards – No place like home & Missing you



Hi all. Vera here. Have you been enjoying the fun and awesome inspirations from the DT for May Arts & Hero Arts week? I hope so, because I just love this great combo! 🙂

Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies. They have some seriously good people working for them and I love the quality of their stamp. I still have their stamps that I got way back when I first started stamping in 1997!

Today, I have a couple cards to share with you. First up is a card I made suing Hero Arts Right At Home set.  This is a set they make to support Operation Write Home, which supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.




Here as you can see I use the ribbon to enhance the lace border die. I simply pick a border style that allow me to thread the ribbon in. Once the ribbon threaded all the way to the end, simply adhere the border to the card. Add a layer of sheer ribbon for extra texture.  For the house, I did a paper piecing technique and adhere it to the card with pop-dots. Stamp the cloud and tuck it in behind the house.

Pretty easy card to make, but it packed good amount of textures. 🙂


Next, I made a card using the Pom Pom Flower.



For this card, I want to get a shimmer look without using shimmering spray. So, I thought what about stamping directly on shimmery ribbon? Luckily, it works. 🙂

I first cut a panel slightly smaller than the card base. Then, I wrap it with sheer ribbon. The ribbon is 1” wide, so I need 3 strips  to cover the middle part of the panel. Start by adhering the ribbon in the middle and then add the left and right side. Make sure the ribbon is wrapped tight!

Then I simply stamped the image directly on the ribbon. I use regular dye ink and yes, dark color ink works better than the light one. If some part that looks a bit lighter, you can always make it darker by tracing it with matching color marker.

Stamp sentiment on a piece of patterned paper and adhere to card. Super easy and you get beautiful card with great shimmers. This looks way better in real life, because the ribbon has really nice subtle shimmer to it.

I hope you enjoy today’s project and thank you so much for stopping by here. Now, I need to get ready for my CHA trip. Are you going? If yes, you definitely should check May Arts booth and check out our beautiful ribbons collection!! Have a blessed day everyone!

Blog post by: Vera Yates


Be sure to hop on over to Hero Arts for more inspiration!

  1. LinhC

    Great way to use ribbon!  I've got to break out my ribbon stash and try this technique. 🙂

  2. Angie Hall

    Vera, I love both your cards. You showed us 2 new ways to use the wonderful May arts ribbons.I never would hve thought of stamping on the sheer ribbon. It is beautiful. Thanks 

  3. Janet L.

    Great cards! I really like the ribbon laced thru the border punch!

  4. Katarina

    Like both cards alot, what a great idea to stamp on the actual ribbon.

  5. Latrice

    Love this. I almost stamped on ribbon too with this same image. You're awesome girlfriend. kiss kiss

  6. Dawn

    both are very beautiful … love the use of the ribbons on both cards.

  7. Pai

    Great cards vera!  I would never have thought to stamp on a whole background of ribbon like that!

  8. SuZeQ

    GREAT cards … thanks so much for the inspiration!  Always.

  9. Helen Lebrett

    Really cute cards:  I never thought of stamping ON ribbon before!!

  10. Tammy V

    What lovely cards!

  11. Bethany Becker

    Fantastic cards.  Great inspiration!

  12. Ruth G

    Wonderful cards!  TFS!

  13. Linda W.

    Great cards, Vera!  I especially love the flower stamped on shimmery ribbon – gorgeous effect!

  14. Memoriesbymanda

    I love the idea of stamping on the sheer ribbon – thanks for sharing

  15. Donna

    Both wonderful cards, simple but so attractive!! Great choices!
    Thanks for sharing your talents

  16. Lauralee

    Lovely cards! I like that they support Operation Write Home!

  17. Debbi McKelvy

    I just love the creative use of the ribbons on these cards!

  18. Mary-Anne V.

    Beautiful cards…thanks for sharing.

  19. Sharon L-S

    Beautiful cards.  Would never have thought to stamp on the shear ribbon.  Love the look.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy CHA!

  20. Stacy Caddy

    Nice cards… Great job!!!

  21. Carol Ann

    I especially enjoyed Peggy's birthday card.  Thanks for sharing!!

  22. Kathy P

    Wonderful cards, thanks for the inspiration, Vera!

  23. Barbara Moore

    I love both of the cards.  The ribbon wound in and out of the border is so cute.

  24. Donna S.

    Very nice cards…great job ladies!

  25. Debstamps

    Great ideas Vera–love that sheer ribbon panel you created!

  26. sue wisniewski

    adding ribbon to cards is great!
    stamping sue

  27. Debbie C.

    Great cards.  I love the idea of stamping on the ribbon, definitely need to try this.  The ribbon weaving gives a very nice effect.

  28. rush

    nice projects today.  thank you for sharing.

  29. Shawn Wenrich

    Great work and the flower stamped on the ribbon, love it!

  30. Pam

    Love these cards! Hero Arts & May Arts = bliss!

  31. Geraldine

    Two lovely cards! Ger x.

  32. Anita A

    Stunning cards!

  33. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    Love both cards… Great job.

  34. Sue D

    Great cards–I like how you wove the ribbon on the first one.

  35. Chriss Blagrave

    Wonderful cards!  Love how you wove the ribbon through the punched border!

  36. Cynthia B.

    How great that Hero Arts supports OWH – that no place like home card is perfect for this effort. Love the lace border die. Clever to stamp on the shimmery ribbon too!

  37. Mary Bourque

    Your ideas are awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.  I am in love with your product–will have a hard time choosing only 3, but am grateful for the opportunity .  I have supported Hero Arts since the early 80's, when I purchased my first stamps. Together, you make beautiful creations!!!!

  38. Cheryl (Shestamps)

    Wonderful cards!  I love how you used ribbon on both of them.

  39. Natasha Kara

    Absolutely adorable card Vera :). Love the trhreaded ribbon 🙂

  40. cher

    oh u are so clever! luv luv these ideas…and …the ribbon!!!!!!!!

  41. Holly Tolman

    Stamping on that ribbon just looks elegant!

  42. debb

    Beautiful cards!

  43. Barb Housner

    Love the house card – I have the set and want to make some cards for
    OWH with it – I like the idea of stamping on your ribbon – great idea.
    Barb Housner

  44. Amrita

    Lovely cards, especially the stamped sheer ribbon!  Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Ruby C

    What a great way to use ribbon. Both cards are wonderful. I love Hero Arts Stamps and May Arts ribbon. What a great combination.

  46. barb murphy

    sooo cute! perfect card 🙂

  47. Karen

    Really cute cards!  Thanks for the ideas and inspiration, especially stamping on the ribbon.

  48. Lin B

    May Arts does make the loveliest ribbons – and I enjoyed seeing your creations here, Vera!  Have fun at CHA, you lucky girl!!

  49. Maude Beakley

    What charming cards!  Hero Arts stamps are the greatest, and May Arts ribbons are fantastic — great combination has to result.

  50. Jennyfer L.

    Love your CAS cards! Simple is the way to go!

  51. Jill

    love your house card Vera–too cute! A girl can never have too much ribbon or rubber stamps! 🙂

  52. Pam Bray

    Beautiful cards, TFS

  53. Marie / Legojenta

    Wonderful cards! Great idea to use green ribbon to resemble grass =) TFS!

  54. barbara lassiter

    Both of these are just great. You can't go wrong with these products!

  55. anne

    love the cards!!  thanks so much for sharing!

  56. kelly Booth

    Soooo PRETTY Vera…I just Adore May Arts!

  57. Amanda Coleman

    Both cards are fantastic!  I love the little house!

  58. Christine Dring

    Vera, these cards are so pretty! Love them!

  59. teresa

    Lovely cards!!! Love the sheer ribbon.

  60. isabel

    love the idea of stamping on ribbon!

  61. Bunnyfreak

    Love the ribbon used as grass in the first card.

  62. Miriam Prantner

    I really like that second card with the sheer ribbon.  What a neat effect!

  63. Anita Y.

    Very cute cards!! I love the ribbon threaded thru the die cut border 🙂

  64. Trudi Wilbur

    Great cards, love that flower and how clever to stamp on the ribbon like that!

  65. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    Cute cards and thanks for sharing.

  66. Robin Mayfield

    What fun cards, I really like the one with the house!!

  67. Sue McRae

    Very creative use of ribbon!

  68. luanne pang

    Simple yet wonderful cards

  69. Felicia McBride

    really cute cards. I like the first one the most, that border pumch would have been cute if it was turned over as well, would have looked like a fancy picket fence 🙂

  70. Agata

    Great ideas with ribbon! Stamping on some is just genius!

  71. Charlene

    Super cute, Vera!  I especially like the house card.

  72. AnitaRex

    Hi Vera!  Love your cards!  Love that you stamped right on the ribbon, such a great idea!  :>

  73. Judy Webb

    What page in not improved with a little ribbon!! Thank you for sharing.

  74. Vicki Wilson

    Love how you added the ribbon to the border. Both cards are great.

  75. Victoria Reeve

    Both cards are lovely! Great job.

  76. Denise Poshard

    sometimes I forget what I can do with ribbon, like weaving it here…thanks for the reminder!

  77. SherylH

    Two great ideas for using ribbon — I will have to go looking through my diecuts to see which ones can be used for weaving.  I have tried stamping sentiments on ribbons but never used them as a background for the main image — thanks for the inspiration!

  78. Ange

    Those are both really beautiful!

  79. Jingle

    These are both fantastic!

  80. Barb Ireland

    Love the pom pom flower! Thanks for sharing!

  81. Buffe

    Like both cards.  I always forget about weaving ribbon through border punch holes… thanks for the reminder!  I'm also partial to sheer ribbon over stamped images.  Nicely done.


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