Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Simon Says........Anything But a Card

Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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Our theme this week is "Anything But a Card", and we're highlighting My Favorite Things products.  I tried something new and made a fall home decor project.

One of my very favorite stamp sets from MFT is their Harvest Mouse set.  It took me forever to finally bring it home, and I love playing with it every year!  This year I used it to make an embelishment to add to a candle surrounded by cinnamon sticks.


supplies: orange candle, 3" cinnamon sticks, Glossy Accents as glue, cream and Burnt Orange card stock, My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse, Zig markers to color, text background from Newton's Nook Fall-ing for You, Simon's Stitched Circle die, twine


I started by gluing the cinnamon sticks around the orange candle.  I secured them with 3 wide rubber bands for a few hours afterwards to make sure that they were good and stable and stuck.  Meanwhile, I stamped my mouse and some extra pumpkins and leaves, colored them with Zig markers and cut them out.  Then they were affixed to my stitched circle on which I had stamped a text background and after punching some holes to pass my twine through, I backed the circle with a larger framed one, then tied the whole thing to the covered candle.  Here's a little closer shot:


Now it's your turn!  We have a $50.00 gift certificate 

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to the amazing Simon Says Stamp store for 1 lucky random winner of this week's challenge!  I can't wait to see what you all make this week!

9 comments:

Marge said...

Picture Perfect! Love how the fall mood matches with cinamon sticks around candle and fall leaves. So clever of you to make candle embellishment, Lin. Maybe I will have to make some similar ones in our future challenges :)

Marge

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness Lin! this is absoleutely GORGEOUS!!! I am so going to have to CASE this idea for a Christmas candle for our table,, ooh actually, I maight even make a few for little gifts!! Absolutely love this Lin!! Very creative and AWESOME!! :-) 🧡

hope you have a great week!
luv
Lols x x x

Mandy said...

I absolutely love this Lin, it's gorgeous and such a wonderful idea!
I love how you've used cinnamon sticks to create your decoration and the little Harvest Mouse is so adorable.
You are one clever lady xx

Cat Craig said...

I bet that is going to smell so good when its lit. super fun project.

Lisa Elton said...

I just love those little mice and this one looks darling on your candle!

Dawn Turley said...

what an adorable project Lin.

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous project Lin - love the image and how you have created this gorgeous candle 'scene'
Blessings
Maxine

CinnamonSally said...

WOW this is gorgeous Lin.

Rhonda said...

I bet it smells good!