Wednesday, June 20, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Anything but a Card! ♥

Oh, this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is gonna be a great one!! We want to see Anything but a Card! So get that creative spark going! Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one!!

♥ And just to let you know, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is moving to a new time! It will now go live at 9am Ohio time (Eastern, New York), 2pm UK time, 3pm CET :-) Entrants have until 1 hour before the next challenge starts to join in. ♥

This week the Simon Says DT is featuring products by 7 Gyspies and/or Maya Road. I chose to use some products by Maya Road. I made a Sewing Kit/Pin Cushion out of a Maya Road Tin. I used the one that the chipboard hearts come in, like THIS. Before I embellished it, I painted it with White Acrylic Paint.

 I also used a Vintage Wood Sewing Spool, a Wooden Mini Spool, a Crystal Star Trinket Pin and some adorable little chipboard pieces from the Sew Cute Mini Chipboard Set. All by Maya Road, of course! ;)

The Pin Cushion was made in minutes. Just stuff a little organza favor bag with some fiberfill, remove the bags strings and then hand sew or machine sew the bag closed. Then just hot glue it to the top of the tin! Now you have a little tin that you can keep your sewing needles, thread, little scissors, etc inside and it has it's own pin cushion right on top! If you make your own decorative stick pins, this would be perfect.

 I also used some Prima Song Bird Notecards similar to these on the top and inside of the tin. There is also some Prima and Webster's Pages trims, mini rose, glitter, large crystal, Floss and some stick pins made by the super talented Elise!

And, don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !! :-)

And before I go, I want to say a BIG Congratulations to the new members of our DT! Stop by their blogs to welcome them too!!


Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Family girls!!

I will be back tomorrow with a new Giveaway!! Sorry for the delay!! :)

 Have a super fabulous day!!


Kelly said...

beautiful project! SO pretty and romantic!

PetraB said...

This is gorgeous and so inspiring to use.

Jingle said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love this!

Colleen said...

That is just so gorgeous and would make a great gift.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Melissa !! I just LOVE this and I am definitely going to make me one too !! soo pretty !! :-)

Lols x x x

Lisa Carroll said...

Just GORGEOUS, Melissa! So many lovely, feminine details... really really pretty. :)

I'm excited to be on this DT with you! Don't know if you remember me or not, but I was on the staff at SNR for a while, too. I think you had just come on as I was leaving. Anyway, thanks for the welcome... it's certainly nice to see you again! :)

Heather said...

Hi Melissa, a gorgeous creation and such beautiful colours - I loved all your stunning details!!

hugs Heather xx

Elise said...

Oh-my-GOSH! Melissa!!!! My jaw hit the floor when I saw this incredible creation!!! Wowwww, this is AMAAAAZING! Your creativity is just ... incredible! I absolutely LOVE this!!! Whew! Awww, and thank you so much for mentioning me .. *blushing profusely*! lol! You're so sweet!!! Well, I absolutely am blown away by this gorgeous creation!

Hope you're all enjoying the Summer!

Big Hugs,

Sarah J Moerman said...

What a brilliant idea! It turned out gorgeous!

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Gorgeous pin cushion/sewing box...very clever to incorporate the 2 and the design is just lovely! I really love the embellies :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

This is a darling sewing kit!!! I want one!!

Crafty Loops said...

I absolutely, love, love, love this Melissa. You blow me away with your incredible creativity. What a unique and stunning project. Lace, stickpins, buttons and gorgeousness ...... what else does a girl need? lol. Lee x

Emily H said...

This is super cute! Very clever!

Emily H said...

This is super cute! Very clever!

lucretia said...

Good grief that's gorgeous.

lisa808 said...


Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, this is so stunning and I adore all your very pretty details.


Jo x

Tammy said...

I LOVE this pin cushion n tin!!! Super beautiful!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

pooky said...

Scrumptious Melissa! I have to make one of these! thanks for the inspiration:)
Welcome to the new DT members!

Tracey said...

Wow Melissa, this is gorgeous! How creative of you. You always have such awesome ideas. Love the colours you chose.

cheiron said...

This project is just gorgeous Melissa!

Lin said...

What a darling sewing box! Love all that went into making it! Thanks for the warm welcome, too!

Mandy said...

Melissa this is absolutely gorgeous hun, so very pretty
hugs Mandy xx

Karen C said...

This is stunning! I was looking for ideas for an anything BUT challenge and wow! This is my inspiration for sure!
Karen C