Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Simply Adorned... last some time to stamp!  I participated in a Simply Adorned swap with some ladies all over the country.  Oh wait, first let me tell you about Simply Adorned...

Stampin' Up! is excited to present Simply Adorned™, an all-new exclusive line of charms and chains. Adorn our nickel-plated charms with your personal style. Charm features include tempered, beveled glass on front, flat glass on back, and a lobster clasp. The locket-style charm with hinge allows you to easily insert custom artwork. Charms are available in three sizes; the largest charm makes a beautiful Christmas ornament that can become a cherished keepsake.

The Simply Adorned stainless-steel chain—available in two lengths—features a toggle clasp and exclusive Stampin’ Up! charm identifier. The finish coordinates perfectly with the Simply Adorned charms.

Coordinating Stamp set

Charming #116519

So purrty, huh?  There are a lot of other stamp sets that can be used to create some beautiful inserts.  Along with embellishments--It's ok to use brads--just remove the prongs, ribbon in flat knots, dimensionals...  It's a  whole other world creating inserts and like everything else, the sky's the limit!  :)

I think I can really get into this...creating an insert for every outfit--yikes!  Let's start with one for every occasion and go from there.  I'll share my Valentine's Day/Chinese New Year insert later...  For now, here is the insert I made for the swap I mentioned earlier.  I had to send it to Pennsylvania and with the snowy weather they're having, let's hope the mail man can get them back to us soon...  Something to look forward to!  I'll share them when they arrive!

This is what I used to create this:
Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Rectangle Charm (116798)
Simply Adorned Chain 24" (116800)
Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper (113794)
You & Moi (120207)* choose as your free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set
Charming (116519)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (115657)
Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad (103008)
Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068)
Eggcellent Eggs Kit (117179)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

I love the little rhinestones in the Eggcellent Eggs Kit!  MAYBE, some might actually make it on an egg--Hmmm, we'll see...

If you would like to create your own Simply Adorned artwork, please let me know! I also made a little gift box with charm inside for our upcoming Stamp Camp Silent Auction.  I'll have to post photos of that soon.
Thank you for visiting!
Stampin' Smiles!


  1. I love that charm. Still haven't gotten my hands on those charms yet... but you're doing a great job of convincing me to do so!

  2. Thank you Brenda! So nice of you to stop by and leave such a nice comment! :)