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.
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:
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!
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How fun is that?! Love it and your cutie-patootie girl too!
Love the pinwheel!
Very different and fun, I love it!
Great projects!!! And what a cute model :)
How cute!! Great project!! Love the pinwheel!!
Such fun! Great colours. Got to love that kit.
Love that necklace
ADORABLE Both your Little Princess and the Creations So Fun Sarah!!! I need some of those Straws...Love them!! xoxoxo
How cute! What little girl wouldn't love these?!!!!
Such a fun way to use the straws! Thanks for sharing your projects
WAUW this is sooo cool. Never thought of using the straws to a neclace, but it´s really cool.
What an adorable model you have!! Super fun creation and project, Sarah! :)
Simon Says Stamp!
Such a cute necklace...love that idea for a child's party. Thanks for sharing.
Love the pinwheel and necklace.. How adorable is your baby..
I love those colours too! I think I've never been so in love with a SS card kit!
Super cute idea!! Great job!
Great alternative ideas
These projects are sooo cute, fun colors. I'm sure your daughter loves them:-)
Pinwheel! Why didn't I think of that? I am so doing that. Thanks for the idea.
How fun!! I love pinwheels!
This looks like fun. What great ideas.
Cute projects with the perfect model!
Love exploring other things besides what it's for sometimes nice pin wheel
Sweet little girl and great idea!!! Thanks.
What a sweet project for your daughter!
That necklace is adorable!
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!
How cool. Such creative uses for the card kit!
Oh my!! What FUN projects you created w/the March kit!!! LOVE that straws necklace and the wicked fun large pinwheel--just awesome!!! :D
Sweet creations and Sweet girl! TFS!
Cute girl wearing a cute necklace...clever!
Adorable!! Love the pinwheel!
Luv the straw necklace!
Wow, that card kit is great, I love the projects you made using it! Your use of the DP is great! Hugs, Hanneke
The pinwheel is just precious!!
Super cute!! Lee-Ann :)
what a sweet spring time projects. Makes me wish I had little kids around me again that would appreciate them.
Fun kid crafts.
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
What a great idea! Onepinkdaisy.
Think I need to buy some of thoose straws.
Great projects! It's good to know you can get more use out of the kit than just making cards!
So cute! And that includes your daughter!
An old fashioned pinwheel! Takes me back to my childhood. Your daughter really loves the necklace, too. Great ideas with the kit. Thanks!
How awesome is that pinwheel?!!!
Such great projects. Thanks for sharing.
What a fun way to use the straws! Your daughter is so cute!
Those are so cute! I bet your darling daughter loved them. I do!
So Fun! Cute kid! Nice pinwheel.
Awww, such a good idea! What a fun project for the kids! Love it.
so sweet! the project too :)
Fantastic projects! Love the necklace. Brilliant!
What fun! Love the necklace of straw! My 5 yr old will love that! Thanks for sharing!
Your daughter looks very happy! I love the fun way you used the papers in the kit.
What fun projects!
So fun. And what a cute model!
What great ideas! I would never have through to use the straw like that and your model is adorable!
How fun to see your daughter showing off your projects Sarah!
fabulous fun pinwheel!! great idea :) TFS :)
Adorable! Love the projects! Your daughter is so cute!
Adorable pinwheel - every kids dream.
Love the pinwheel; very creative.
What fun little projects - love the pinwheel!
Sarah, your projects are adorable! How cute (and ingenious) is that necklace! Thank you for great inspiration.
Enjoyed seeing your use of the straws! Genius!
Cute pinwheel! You've got a sweet and lovely model for the necklace. Thanks for the inspiration.
what a clever idea! Your daughter must love the necklace.
So sweet and I love that you incorported your daughter. She must have been super thrilled and loved those projects too! :)
You have come up with such cute ideas. They'd be perfect for a little girl's party.
What a cute project! TFS!
How cute is this?
Loooove the pinwheel! ;)
This is adorable!!! Your daughter must've loved it!
Loved the pinwheel!!!
Sarah, nice change to make fun stuff instead of cards.
So much fun!
Need to do this thanks
Need to do this thanks
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.
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 ! :-)
Lols x x x
Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
Hugs from Brazil
Cute pinwheel! Thanks for sharing.
What fun! looks like one happy girl!
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.
Very cute, and fun!
What a fun creation...your lovely daughter must be glad with having you as mother!
You're so fun! These items you created remind me of summer and being a kid! How creative you are! Thanks. :)
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!
Too Too cute!! so are the projects!!
Cute projects - and thanks for the chance to win the March kit.
I love your fun ideas with the straws - my granddaughter would love them too!
Takes me back to my child hood!
Love how you thought outside the box!
Cute idea for the straws!
What great ideas!!! Always something new and different!
GREAT give-a-way! Thanks
colored straws- the best!
There is no end to some people's creativity. Great ideas.
How Fun Sarah, Love your pinwheel and your adorable little model too...xo
Love your fun ideas.
thanks for sharing.
How cute and fun this is! Imagination and creativity = great ideas and the kit is not just for cards and scrapbooking alone!!!!!
Darling projects! And your daughter is precious. :)
What a creative imagination you all talented ladies have! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!
What a fun way to use this kit! Super cute!
Such a fun and cool project!
What a Cutie, and FUN straw necklace, and pinwheel too!
pinwheel (girandola as we call in italy) is so cute!!!!!!!!
great projects for the kids. thanks for sharing.
awww what a cute little model you had to show off your sweet creations.
such a cute idea. love that pinwheel!
What a great way to use the paper straws. A kids necklace. Great projects
Excellent model. I hope you paid her well.
cute! projects and your little one!
Fun necklace and pinwheel! Thanks to your cute model for showing them off!
Bet your little helper was happy to be such a part of this project! Cute idea.
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.
Sooo cute,,,love the colors and patterns of the paper in this kit! The straws aretoo cute.
So pretty and fun!!!!!! I love it!!!!
Oh my goodness, that is a super cute set of projects and your daughter is adorable!! Love how you used those straws...so clever!
Sweet girl and fun craft.
and what a cute little model you have
Such cute ideas. Love the necklace. Very cute model, too.
That pinwheel is so fun!
Ohhh cant wait to try this with my daughter. This is toooo adorable!!
Love the pinwheel and necklace. By her smile, your daughter looks like she loves them as well.
How fun to make this with kids on a party.
Super cute!!!! Love this idea!
Such sweet projects - that pinwheel is adorable!
I loved the pinwheel and the necklace. You sure have a beautiful lil girl to show them for you :)
These are such sweet projects!!
What fun projects, Sarah! I'm sure any little girl would be thrilled with these fun items made from the kit.
Such fun projects for the little ones in our lives. Very creative
Loving the pinwheel! Fun projects!
What cute projects! Very special--
Great pinwheel, how fun is that!
I love that you shared your goods and love of crafting with your sweet little girl! What fun springtime projects!
Love the projects! Beautiful daughter!
Paper STRAWS!!! What fun!!! Love your projects!
cute project and what a cute model you have - I know she loved her necklace.
Makes me wish summer will be here soon.
What great projects to make with your kids! thanks for sharing.
What fun projects to make for your daughter!!
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A necklace with straws!! Brilliant!
Love the pinwheel! Great idea.
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!
Oh, how cute! Who doesn't love a pinwheel!
Thanks for posting! Love the pinwheel!
Cute, cute, cute, Sarah!!!!
What a cutie! Great projects Sarah!
What a darling set for your daughter! Love the use of the paper straws as beads.
Very cute! Love the pinwheel. :)
Super, Super Cute! Thanks for sharing.
What cute projects for a little girl! I love this kit!
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! :)
What a cutie! Great ideas for paper crafting, perfect for spring!
Sarah, she looks so cute with the bright colored necklace and the pinwheel.
What fun projects for your sweet little girl, Sarah! Those straws are such a quirky addition to the kit this month.
What a cute necklace - it inspires so many ideas!
Love those rolled beads, had to take a closer look before i read the post. Super fun.
Oh how adorable...and your model is such a pretty princess too. Love these projects.
Such a cute project. :)
very cute - I love how you have the rolled beads between the hanging straws.
My little granddaughter would love the necklace.. Cute idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Such cute ideas!!!
Cute idea for the necklace and pinwheel.
How fun...a great twist. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
So cute! Such fun projects! Thanks for sharing.
So very, very CUTE!!!! x
That pinwheel is darling!! :)
On goodness!! How fun is that pinwheel?! Now I want to make one with my girls.
Great ideas, love this whole kit! Thanks for the chance to win.
both are super cute! I admit I have had pinwheel fever...they just ooooze "springtime" to me!
What a great idea for the necklace. It is so pretty.
Fabulous projects that look great on yourprecious daughter. TFS
How clever--making paper beads! I love the pinwheel though, so fun!!
Hee hee love the straw necklace!
aw, that's sweet!
Love the different uses for this gorgeous kit.
Super cute ideas!
What a FUN and ADORABLE project! Thank you for sharing...have a great day! :)
I think that is so cute that you have your daughter in there helping you.
Cute projects, but even cuter model!!!
different ideas. Your daughter is so cute.
haha!! love it!!
So fun! Love the pinwheel.
What fun necklace and pinwheel for your adorable daughter! Thanks for sharing.
Cute projects, and your daughter looks like she's really enjoying them both!
Love your very original ideas, and I bet your daughter loved them, too! Really fun.
How fun! Love that you did something different! :) Your daughter is adorable, too. :)
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