Welcome to my stop on the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog Hop - a blog tour showcasing the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! The Summer Mini Catalog goes live on May 1st and you are going to love some of the fun, new and exciting products in this mini catalog! This Blog Hop will give you lots of ideas featuring the Summer Mini products and I hope you are inspired in your own stamping and creating. You may have arrived from Stamping with Melissa. If not, you can continue the blog hop in a circle from the link at the bottom of my post and you'll find yourself right back here, having traveled the full circle of the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop.
My blog stop is featuring the Simply Adorned line of Charms and Chains from Stampin' Up! These beautiful charms are not a brand new item for Stampin' Up! They have been featuring them in the last two Mini Catalogs, but I am excited to show you some of the ways I created inserts for the Charms and also some of the different ways to wear these beautiful accessories. Next week I will take a closer look at some of these projects as well as offer my tips for the easiest way to create your Charm Inserts.
Here is a necklace I made using three of the Charms, 1 x 1.25 Rectangle, 5/8" Square, 5/8" Circle, along with a Satin Flower I made. I added several loops of Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon to the Satin Flower, which is a poly satin fabric cut with the Circles #2 die for the Big Shot, heated with the Heat Gun to curl the edges, finished with a Clear Rhinestone Brad in the center.
Two of the inserts for these charms are pieces of the Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper covered with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and stamped images. For the 5/8" Square insert, I stamped the fluer from Elements of Style stamp (new in the Summer Mini) in StazOn Jet Black ink, covered it with Iridecent Ice Embossing Powder and added the rhinestone center from a small Clear Rhinestone Brad.
Here is another necklace made from the Satin Flowers and the Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon. Here I grouped three of the flowers together on a Ribbon necklace and dangled a 5/8" Circle Charm from the center of one. This charm insert is simply En Francais stamped onto Lavender Lace cardstock with a purple rhinestone center from a small Ice Rhinestone Brad. These Satin Flowers can be grouped together on a Necklace chain or ribbon, or on a Bracelet chain or ribbon, or even used alone on a broach pin.
Here is a more colorful Satin Flower with a dangling 5/8" Circle Charm. This particular flower has a pin backing so it can be added to a shirt, jacket, scarf or purse for a great pop of color. This charm insert is a portion of the Elements of Style flower stamp, colored and then covered in Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
Finally, here is another trio of Charms, 1 x 1.25" Rectangle, 5/8" Square, 5/8" Circle, all created on Window Sheets for a gorgeous transparent look. For the Rectangle Charm Insert, I stamped the Elements of Style stamp in Silver Encore Ink and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I dyed a flower from my Pretties Kit by pressing it into my Only Orange stamp pad and letting it dry. This is adhered to the embossed Window Sheet with a touch of Tombow Mono Multi adhesive and I added a rhinestone center from a small Fire Rhinestone Brad. The two 5/8" Charm Inserts are the Elements of Style flower stamped with StazOn Jet Black Ink onto a window Sheet and accessorized with a rhinestone center of a small Fire Rhinestone Brad for one and the tiniest butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit for the other. I love the transparency of these charms!
Thank you for swinging through here on your Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop. I hope you were inspired to check out the Simply Adorned line of Charms and Chains from Stampin' Up! I have had the best time stamping and creating with the tiny canvas of these Charms and have loved wearing my custom art!
Click here to go to the next Blog Stop, Lily's Ink Pad, where she is featuring the new stamp set Favorite Thoughts. Be sure to check back here on my blog next week to see some close ups of these Charms and Inserts as well as some Tips and Tricks for working with such a small canvas. Be sure to check out Stampin' Addicts for positive Stampin' Up! inspiration and give me a shout out when you're there - my screen name is MaryR.