Friday, March 1, 2013

Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop




Hi everyone! Are you ready for Spring? I know I am! I can't wait to hear the birds sing and watch the flowers begin to grow. This month’s card kit, Friendship Flowers, will definitely make you think of Spring! I was so excited when I saw this month's kit with all the happy colours and am thrilled to be part of this blog hop. You should be arriving from the super sweet and talented Kelly Rasmussen's blog

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I decided to focus on the paper straws that came in the kit for my blog hop projects, making a fun pinwheel and sweet necklace for my daughter.


 
 
 
Everything but the brad to hold the pinwheel together, the string for the necklace, and the adhesive are from the March 2013 Card Kit. To make the necklace I cut the yellow and green straws into various sized pieces and made holes in them with a pin so I could put string through them. I also took some of the patterned paper form the kit and made rolled beads which I covered with Glossy Accents to strengthen them and make them shiny. Once they were dry I put it all together. I think the pinwheel is self-explanatory but feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Here are the links to the supplies I used:


And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a $50 E-Card to shop at Simon Says Stamp. Yay! We will draw a random winner at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, 3/9/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then.

The next stop in the Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop is the fabulous Vicky Papaioannou. If while hopping, you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning for links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

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Dee in N.H. said...

How fun is that?! Love it and your cutie-patootie girl too!

theCook said...

Love the pinwheel!

Marlies said...

Very different and fun, I love it!

cheiron said...

Great projects!!! And what a cute model :)

Dana said...

How cute!! Great project!! Love the pinwheel!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Such fun! Great colours. Got to love that kit.

Elired said...

Love that necklace

Kelly Booth said...

ADORABLE Both your Little Princess and the Creations So Fun Sarah!!! I need some of those Straws...Love them!! xoxoxo

Pam said...

How cute! What little girl wouldn't love these?!!!!

Meagan Vaughn said...

Such a fun way to use the straws! Thanks for sharing your projects

Maryann said...

WAUW this is sooo cool. Never thought of using the straws to a neclace, but it´s really cool.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What an adorable model you have!! Super fun creation and project, Sarah! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah Ryan said...

Such a cute necklace...love that idea for a child's party. Thanks for sharing.

Chitra Nair said...

Love the pinwheel and necklace.. How adorable is your baby..

aaga said...

I love those colours too! I think I've never been so in love with a SS card kit!

Lea L. said...

Super cute idea!! Great job!

Effie said...

Great projects!

Andrea said...

Great alternative ideas

Kailash said...

These projects are sooo cute, fun colors. I'm sure your daughter loves them:-)

Pam said...

Pinwheel! Why didn't I think of that? I am so doing that. Thanks for the idea.

ericarose said...

How fun!! I love pinwheels!

Jayell said...

This looks like fun. What great ideas.

AnitaR said...

Cute projects with the perfect model!

Tracie Nicole said...

Love exploring other things besides what it's for sometimes nice pin wheel

Harriet said...

Sweet little girl and great idea!!! Thanks.

Lizzy C said...

What a sweet project for your daughter!

Jennifer Jackson said...

That necklace is adorable!

Becky said...

How fun! I love seeing inspiration for other ways to use the kit in addition to making cards. I bet your daughter loves her pinwheel and necklace!

Heather Lusk said...

How cool. Such creative uses for the card kit!

gRiSeL™ said...

Oh my!! What FUN projects you created w/the March kit!!! LOVE that straws necklace and the wicked fun large pinwheel--just awesome!!! :D

Shannon DeWitt said...

Sweet creations and Sweet girl! TFS!

Jane White said...

Cute girl wearing a cute necklace...clever!

Margie said...

Adorable!! Love the pinwheel!

GJ said...

Luv the straw necklace!

Hanneke said...

Wow, that card kit is great, I love the projects you made using it! Your use of the DP is great! Hugs, Hanneke

Michelle Simone said...

The pinwheel is just precious!!

judy said...

Adorable projects!

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!! Lee-Ann :)

Melissa said...

what a sweet spring time projects. Makes me wish I had little kids around me again that would appreciate them.

Bunnyfreak said...

Fun kid crafts.

Laura Jane said...

This is such a GIRLY kit isn't it?! LOVE the colors and stamp set this month.
Who can resist a PNWHEEL? so fun.
here is what I created with the kit
http://flic.kr/p/dYGCDP

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Onepinkdaisy.

cissi said...

Think I need to buy some of thoose straws.

Nisha said...

Great projects! It's good to know you can get more use out of the kit than just making cards!

Carrie Siegmund said...

Adorable

Marianne said...

So cute! And that includes your daughter!

Barb said...

An old fashioned pinwheel! Takes me back to my childhood. Your daughter really loves the necklace, too. Great ideas with the kit. Thanks!

Kristie Goulet said...

How awesome is that pinwheel?!!!

Diane said...

Such great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Schroeder said...

What a fun way to use the straws! Your daughter is so cute!

Jana said...

Those are so cute! I bet your darling daughter loved them. I do!

KathyK said...

So Fun! Cute kid! Nice pinwheel.

Laurie Newbigging said...

Such a cute idea!

Cedar of Lebanon said...

Awww, such a good idea! What a fun project for the kids! Love it.

Barb said...

so sweet! the project too :)

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic projects! Love the necklace. Brilliant!

luluvision said...

What fun! Love the necklace of straw! My 5 yr old will love that! Thanks for sharing!

Clay and Amy said...

Your daughter looks very happy! I love the fun way you used the papers in the kit.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What fun projects!

liberal sprinkles said...

So fun. And what a cute model!
grace

Miriam Prantner said...

What great ideas! I would never have through to use the straw like that and your model is adorable!

Sue McRae said...

How fun to see your daughter showing off your projects Sarah!

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous fun pinwheel!! great idea :) TFS :)

makingcardsisfun said...

Adorable! Love the projects! Your daughter is so cute!

Ea Christiansen said...

Adorable pinwheel - every kids dream.
Hugz
Ea

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love the pinwheel; very creative.

stick said...

What fun little projects - love the pinwheel!

Hilette Wright said...

sooooo sweet

StephG. said...

Sarah, your projects are adorable! How cute (and ingenious) is that necklace! Thank you for great inspiration.

Donna Lange said...

Enjoyed seeing your use of the straws! Genius!

cutiephinphin said...

Cute pinwheel! You've got a sweet and lovely model for the necklace. Thanks for the inspiration.

nancy y said...

what a clever idea! Your daughter must love the necklace.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So sweet and I love that you incorported your daughter. She must have been super thrilled and loved those projects too! :)

Anonymous said...

You have come up with such cute ideas. They'd be perfect for a little girl's party.

Maeghan Magante said...

What a cute project! TFS!

Pamela said...

Cute pinwheels!

lenny said...

How cute is this?
Loooove the pinwheel! ;)
TFS!

Pat said...

This is adorable!!! Your daughter must've loved it!

Pavana said...

Loved the pinwheel!!!

Therese Arsenault said...

Sarah, nice change to make fun stuff instead of cards.

Divinity said...

cute!!!!

Juut said...

So much fun!

danolando said...

Need to do this thanks

danolando said...

Need to do this thanks

Chris said...

I have been a member of the SSS card kit since the first release. Love to get the kit in the mail each month. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine A said...

aww, these are hands down the cutest photo's of the hop :-) Your little model has done a wonderful job of showcasing the products :-)

I love the pinwheel and the necklace is FAB ! I haven't made paper beads for ages ! :-)

Gorgeous cards

luv
Lols x x x

maria valderez said...

Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
Hugs from Brazil

Terri said...

Cute pinwheel! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

What fun! looks like one happy girl!
Sandra ltb

Carole said...

You have done so many wonderful things with this kit. I'll bet your daughter loves being able to share in the wealth of your great ideas.

Pat Kinkaid said...

Very cute, and fun!

Margreet said...

What a fun creation...your lovely daughter must be glad with having you as mother!
xxx Margreet

Jan said...

You're so fun! These items you created remind me of summer and being a kid! How creative you are! Thanks. :)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Oh what fun projects Sarah! The pinwheel is so cute and I love the necklace idea. And... your little model is cute to the highest! Thanks for the inspiration!

Aida said...

Too Too cute!! so are the projects!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous weekend!! =)

Ann K said...

Cute projects - and thanks for the chance to win the March kit.

Glennis said...

I love your fun ideas with the straws - my granddaughter would love them too!

jenway9 said...

Takes me back to my child hood!

Kristen said...

Love how you thought outside the box!

linf54 said...

Cute idea for the straws!

Pamela Vollmer said...

What great ideas!!! Always something new and different!
GREAT give-a-way! Thanks

Deb said...

colored straws- the best!

Jo Murray said...

There is no end to some people's creativity. Great ideas.

luvmysilhouette said...

How Fun Sarah, Love your pinwheel and your adorable little model too...xo

Robin Walston said...

Love your fun ideas.
thanks for sharing.
indyqltr@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

How cute and fun this is! Imagination and creativity = great ideas and the kit is not just for cards and scrapbooking alone!!!!!

Angel Estes said...

Darling projects! And your daughter is precious. :)

Melitini said...

What a creative imagination you all talented ladies have! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

haejin said...

What a fun way to use this kit! Super cute!

Nancy L. said...

Such a fun and cool project!

Sandra Rieder said...

fun projects!

VicR said...

What a Cutie, and FUN straw necklace, and pinwheel too!

CathyL said...

Adorable projects!

Valentina said...

pinwheel (girandola as we call in italy) is so cute!!!!!!!!

m.tabori said...

great projects for the kids. thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

awww what a cute little model you had to show off your sweet creations.

Kelly said...

such a cute idea. love that pinwheel!

Debbie Buckland said...

What a great way to use the paper straws. A kids necklace. Great projects

RachelB said...

Adorable!

Colleen said...

Excellent model. I hope you paid her well.

Chark said...

cute! projects and your little one!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun necklace and pinwheel! Thanks to your cute model for showing them off!
DeniseB

maria f. said...

Bet your little helper was happy to be such a part of this project! Cute idea.

Marilize said...

Now all future card kits will have to go towards making toys ;)

Love what you did for this one - these are such great stash busting projects.

Darlene Satkewich said...

Sooo cute,,,love the colors and patterns of the paper in this kit! The straws aretoo cute.

Tere Azua said...

So pretty and fun!!!!!! I love it!!!!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, that is a super cute set of projects and your daughter is adorable!! Love how you used those straws...so clever!

Joyce Lodge said...

Sweet girl and fun craft.

{VICKI} said...

great creations
and what a cute little model you have

Katie said...

Such cute ideas. Love the necklace. Very cute model, too.

ErinJean said...

That pinwheel is so fun!

Susan Ontiveros said...

Ohhh cant wait to try this with my daughter. This is toooo adorable!!

mommakatx6 said...

Love the pinwheel and necklace. By her smile, your daughter looks like she loves them as well.

Andrea Garland said...

How fun to make this with kids on a party.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Super cute!!!! Love this idea!

Tricia said...

Such sweet projects - that pinwheel is adorable!

Linda said...

I loved the pinwheel and the necklace. You sure have a beautiful lil girl to show them for you :)
Thank you
Linda T

Emily Keaton said...

These are such sweet projects!!

Laurie said...

What fun projects, Sarah! I'm sure any little girl would be thrilled with these fun items made from the kit.

Tina Louie said...

great idea!

Barbara said...

Such fun projects for the little ones in our lives. Very creative

Tracey said...

Loving the pinwheel! Fun projects!

Linda said...

What cute projects! Very special--

Debbie said...

Great pinwheel, how fun is that!

Jen McD said...

I love that you shared your goods and love of crafting with your sweet little girl! What fun springtime projects!

Leni said...

Love the projects! Beautiful daughter!

Wyvern said...

Paper STRAWS!!! What fun!!! Love your projects!

Glittered Paws said...


cute project and what a cute model you have - I know she loved her necklace.

Alinsmajl said...

Makes me wish summer will be here soon.

Melinda Ferraz said...

What great projects to make with your kids! thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

What fun projects to make for your daughter!!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Van Nguyen said...

A necklace with straws!! Brilliant!

Unknown said...

so cute!
thanks
Holly

Judy Tuck said...

Love the pinwheel! Great idea.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created such fun goodies for your daughter...and she is darling! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!

cardsbymo said...

Oh, how cute! Who doesn't love a pinwheel!

hollygsater said...

Thanks for posting! Love the pinwheel!

CandyW said...

Cute, cute, cute, Sarah!!!!

Emily H said...

What a cutie! Great projects Sarah!

Cheryl B. said...

What a darling set for your daughter! Love the use of the paper straws as beads.

Jessica Strider said...

Very cute! Love the pinwheel. :)

JanLee said...

Super, Super Cute! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy S said...

What cute projects for a little girl! I love this kit!

Kelley Petri said...

Love the striped straws because they remind me of the pixie sticks I once enjoyed as a child. The toothless grin says it all, Sarah! :)

Jennifer said...

What a cutie! Great ideas for paper crafting, perfect for spring!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Sarah, she looks so cute with the bright colored necklace and the pinwheel.

Tona said...

What fun projects!

joy said...

What fun projects for your sweet little girl, Sarah! Those straws are such a quirky addition to the kit this month.

Debbie F. said...

What a cute necklace - it inspires so many ideas!

Cat Craig said...

Love those rolled beads, had to take a closer look before i read the post. Super fun.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Oh how adorable...and your model is such a pretty princess too. Love these projects.

sotama14 said...

Such a cute project. :)

cassie said...

very cute - I love how you have the rolled beads between the hanging straws.

Becky S. said...

My little granddaughter would love the necklace.. Cute idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Robin said...

Such cute ideas!!!

Beth L. said...

Cute idea for the necklace and pinwheel.

Susan T said...

How fun...a great twist. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Robyn said...

So cute! Such fun projects! Thanks for sharing.

Stefani said...

So very, very CUTE!!!! x

Kristen said...

That pinwheel is darling!! :)

amanda phifer said...

On goodness!! How fun is that pinwheel?! Now I want to make one with my girls.

Sandy S said...

Great ideas, love this whole kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

stampsilly71 said...

both are super cute! I admit I have had pinwheel fever...they just ooooze "springtime" to me!

Jill B said...

What a great idea for the necklace. It is so pretty.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous projects that look great on yourprecious daughter. TFS

Sam F said...

How clever--making paper beads! I love the pinwheel though, so fun!!

VikkiCH said...

Hee hee love the straw necklace!

VikkiCH said...

aw, that's sweet!

Charlotte C said...

Love the different uses for this gorgeous kit.

Cindy said...

Super cute ideas!

truetome1970 said...

Great ideas!

Kristina B. said...

Super Cute!

Suzanne said...

Hi Sarah!
What a FUN and ADORABLE project! Thank you for sharing...have a great day! :)

Angela Restad said...

I think that is so cute that you have your daughter in there helping you.

Karen said...

Cute projects, but even cuter model!!!

Barbara said...

different ideas. Your daughter is so cute.

Laura Turcotte said...

haha!! love it!!

Kathy said...

Clever ideas!

Pam said...

So fun! Love the pinwheel.

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