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Simply Adorned January 29, 2010

I’m not a jewelry kinda person.  I had to think of another way for  me to utilize Stampin’ Up!’s new  line of chains with charms called Simply Adorned.  I have the 1″ x 1-1/4″ Locket-style charm (116798) that I will be using on my keychain.  Not much working room for someone like me who likes to focus in on those little details.

This is the front view of the locket.  The glass is beveled so some areas in the above image look a bit distorted.  So, below is a pic of my little piece of art outside of the locket.

Thought this would be a cute little image for a keychain.  I used Sale-A-Bration stamp set Good Neighbors to create the scene.  How about the coordinating Designer Series Papers for this stamp set?  I had to use the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad on this project. 

Again, with the work area being rather small, I wanted the front to showcase stamping.  For the back, I wanted to showcase my love for papers!  I created a small woven sampler for the back (the glass is flat on the back–not beveled).

You must have patience if you are going to attempt the above!  It took about 30 minutes to create this small woven sampler area.  I used several small strips of the patterned paper measuring 1/8″ x 6″.

Here is a picture of the woven sampler outside of the locket

I used my Small Heart Punch, Pretty in Pink cardstock, and a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker to create the heart.


STAMPS:  Sale-A-Bration Good Neighbors stamp set

PAPERS:  Sale-A-Bration Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad; Shimmery White cardstock; Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

INKS:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pads; Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.

ACCESSORIES:  Simply Adorned Charm 1″ x 1-1/4″; Small Heart Punch (occasions mini catalog).


6 Responses to “Simply Adorned”

  1. Deb Mueller Says:

    so very cute and it’s a lot of work….I might have to copy your idea…..of course will give credit where it belongs!

  2. Shelley Says:

    It’s great to see you back. What a great idea for a key chain. Thanks for the dose of inspiration. Shelley

  3. Allison B Says:

    Love that for a keychain!

  4. Dorothy T Says:

    That is sooo cute. I love the woven pattern. I haven’t tried working with the Simply Adorned Charms yet. Thanks for giving me some ideas and sharing with us all. Thanks.

  5. Cindy Major Says:

    Using it on a keychain, what a great idea! I don’t want to wear those as jewelry either, and the only use I could think of was to make Christmas ornaments for my tree… I like your idea, though!


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