I participated in another Simply Adorned Charm insert swap. These are so much fun! We each made one with a stamp set from the current mini catalog and then made another one using a Sale-a-Bration item.
Here is my first charm. I used the Eat Chocolate stamp set (pg. 30 Occasions Mini Catalog). Yes, I did cut out each one of those cupcakes (they are each about 3/8" tall in real life) and then the different colored "liners". I was only making about five charms, so it didn't take too long. Though it would have been easier if the "cupcakes" were as big as they look in this picture.
This is the back of the charm. I was so tickled with myself that I thought to make it sort of look like a chocolate candy bar by embossing it with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink on silver cardstock. (Just tooting my own horn a little...)
This was my other charm using the Sale-a-bration set "Bliss". That is such an elegant stamp set! I kept the back side of this one fairly simple. I like to decorate the back also because you know the necklace is going to flip around to the back occasionally.
These are the swaps I got in return from Diane Kipp and Judy Haney.
If you don't have any of our Simply Adorned charms yet - either a necklace or bracelet - you should really get some! You can find them on page 189 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. The quality of the chains and charms is top-notch (as with everything Stampin' Up! has) and they are so versatile. You can switch out the insert to coordinate with whatever outfit you're wearing -- the possibilities are endless! If you need some help coming up with ideas for inserts, contact me and we can either get together to make some or I can send you pictures and tips for how to make your own.
And if you're in need of a guard for your Big Shot, Webster can be available! This is from our Chalk-a-holics meeting. I had brought the Big Shot out and put it on this small table so we could use it. Webster decided to hop up on the table and "supervise". Good thing all the ladies are tolerant with my critters around here!
Until next time...
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