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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

ILWS – Simply Adorned Insert Swap

Oh wow, I’m really loving the new Simply Adorned product range in the Spring Mini Catalogue.  have you seen what’s on offer????

Chains, bracelets, jewels and charms……………….  all so fabulously gorgeous, and they can be simply altered to suit any outfit!

The charms come in four sizes, all locket style with a hinge that easily allows you to insert customised artwork or photos.

I joined in a swap on In Love With Stamping so I could get lots of lovely inspiration and samples.  I  made 10 of each inserts to fir the larger size charms, 2.5cm x 2.5cm and 3.2cm x 2.5cm.

This first one uses the Charming stamp set, specifically designed with images to fit the inserts.  This insert is for the largest charm.

Simply Adorned Insert Swap Jan 2012 (4)

The first side has the script background inked in Pool Party, then stamped off before stamping onto the Confetti Cream base card.  Over the top I have inked the circle image in Wisteria Wonder and added tiny pearls.  The butterfly image is inked in Perfect Plum and daubed with Champagne Simmer Paint before stamping onto the card.

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Flip the card over and on the other side we have the floral image.  I used markers to ink this image so I could get the flowers a different colour from the foliage.  Marker used were Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.  The wording is from You’re a Gem stamp set and is inked in Chocolate Chip.

Simply Adorned Insert Swap Jan 2012

The second insert for the swap is for the square Charm.  I’ve used an old favourite, Clearly For You, and one of the lovely new sets in the Spring Mini, Perfect Postage, an absolute steal at only £8.95 in Clear Mount or £10.95 in Wood Mount – there are four images in the set and there is also a matching Postage Punch.  Once again the base is Confetti Cream card.

Simply Adorned Insert Swap Jan 2012 (1)

The first side I have stamped the Heart image from Perfect Postage in Real read ink.  I them used a sponge dauber to take the colour right to the edges.  The love sentiment is from Tiny Tags and I’ve used Chocolate Chip ink.  My trusty stamp-a-ma-jig allowed me to line this up perfectly, and then I added a Basic Rhinestone.

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On the other side I have stamped the background image from Clearly For You in Daffodil Delight.  Like with the other insert I stamped off first to give a lighter shade.  The bird were added over the top in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The top section is a piece of Cherry Cobbler card punched with the wonderful Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

 Simply Adorned Insert Swap Jan 2012 (3) 

I cannot wait to get my package of swaps from the others involved.  I will show you what I get over the coming weeks.

These charms really are great value as you can simply change the inserts with every change of outfit and they become completely unique!


Julie xxx


  1. Beautiful creations! I really should get involved with some of these swaps!!

  2. So pretty! I haven't made any new inserts for mine recently and you've made me realize I really need to update!