Apr 20, 2012

Sweet Friday!

(sad face) It's our last day 
with Core'dinations... it's been so 
much fun playing with their cardstock 
and seeing all the amazing projects 
their team came up with! 

We loved all the comments you 
have been leaving all week! 
You have through the weekend 
to comment on all the posts this week
for a chance to win
*3* stamp sets from SSS. You can 
also head over to Core for some sweet cardstock!


I'm closing out the week here 
with something really fun I wanted to 
share with you. 

Last night I went to a 'favorite thing' party... 
Have you ever heard of that? 

Well, basically a whole bunch of women 
get together and bring 5 of their favorite 
thing that costs under $5. So, like lip gloss 
or nail polish... or kitchen stuff... or... really 
anything! When you enter the party you 
write your name down on 5 sheets of paper... 
and eventually, when the exchange happens
you present your favorite thing and pull 5 names 
out of the box. So, you leave with 5 favorite things from 
other people! 

Anyway, this party has my name written all 
over it! I mean, clearly... my favorite thing
is crafting ... so, I knew I was going to make 
something..... you know how much I can do 
with $5!?!?!?

So, here is what I made...

I made a card with this little bird nest necklace. 
(btw, the necklace was SUPER easy to make!) 

I used Core cardstock for the necklace b/c I wanted 
paper that was *really* sturdy... and it worked so 
nice! LOVE that lemon yellow! So pretty! 

I sanded the edges and it just looked so simple and 

To give them away I put them in the clear boxes 
with a envelope so that they could keep the card... 
OR they could gift it away! 

You can find those boxes on the website... 

I used 'Sentimental Birds' 

You can find that HERE in the shop.

Also, as a little sneak... we're partnering 
with another amazing company next week 
and I'm sure that you're going to LOVE the 
inspiration from it! 

SO, be sure to check back in with us 
on Monday for lots more fun inspiration! 


Did you know we have a 
monthly challenge here at SSS... 

Here are some of the details...


Ready to play along for this month's challenge? Make sure you read the rules below!

Here's how to play along:
  • Create a NEW project with our newly released SWEET stamps (see below) 
  • Add the logo (above) to your blog post including your project (please link back to this post so your friends can see where to join in on the fun!)
  • Link up your project by Sunday April 29 at 11:59pm PST

The ONLY stipulation to this challenge... you MUST use stamps from a newly released set (from this release or the previous release). You can mix and match them however you want, we just want to see what you can create with our newest sweet stamps!

You CAN enter more than once, we LOVE to see lots of new inspiring projects, but you can only win one prize in a month. Entering more than once does not increase your chances of winning. 

Don't know which sets you can use? 
Here's a refresher:

March Release Stamps:

Sweet SpringPerfect MatchOh La LaIt's A Man's World

April Release Stamps:

 Don't have any of these sets? Don't worry! There's plenty of time to head over to the Sweet Shop to place an order! You have the rest of this month to get your challenge entries in! We ship fast! 

Also be sure to take a moment to visit our 

Don't forget!! 

We have a bit of a give-a-way 
going on with our partnership with 
Core --- SO, be sure to comment below 
AND go over and visit Core for more 

Have a happy friday... a great weekend... 
and happy stamping!!
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  1. That is such an nice gift and very pretty presentation too.

  2. LOVe the way you chose to give that necklace. I've seen it on pinterest and sure does look easy to make. Glad its been tested & I can check it out again!

  3. Great card and necklace! I have the sentimental birds stamps and I love getting new ideas on how to use them!

  4. So adorable! This is such a great gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Lyn

  5. How fun! Show us what you got at the party! I'm betting these were a huge hit!

  6. That is so brilliant! LOVE it!

  7. I am sure the recipients of your favorite things were so happy. I do love that stamp too.

  8. What a great gift idea, love it. Thank you for a great week of inspiration.

    Kim L.

  9. I really love this idea to add a gift to a card! And those clear boxes are wonderful to add more than one card and make it a card set for a gift

  10. What a fabulous idea, love the Stamp set you used, some great sentiments with it too!! Thanks for the fabulous week with Core I am now a new follower and look forward to more great projects!!

  11. what a lovely necklace, i'm sure the recipients were excited!

  12. wow that sounds like a fun party. What a great gift to give. I love your card. Thanks for all the inspiration all week long. Had a lot of fun.

  13. What a great gift idea. Sounds like a fun thing to do at a girls get together.

  14. This is cute, I love the necklace!

  15. Fun gift idea! I love the nest! Great combo of Core'dinations and Sweet Stamp Shop's designs this week!

  16. very nice gift and love the color of your card

  17. What a fun idea! Love your gift!

  18. That s such a cute idea! I love that necklace!

  19. Great presentation of this wonderful necklace!!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  20. Such a great way to end the week.
    A fantastic idea for a gift! & under $5. So smart. Loved the card and the way you presented it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I have never heard of a favorites party. Sounds like so much fun! Your cards and little nest necklaces are fabulous! Oh, another partnership next week? I am looking forward to it!

  22. How nice to include a cute necklace with a card. So thoughtful and pretty.

  23. The birds stamp looks so great with the nest necklace. You are so clever.

  24. Sounds like a fun party and an adorable card and necklace to bring to share.

  25. GET OUT! That necklace holder is the MOST AMAZING thing I've ever seen! WOW! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!! Great job!

  26. What a darling necklace and using that Core'dinations cs is the perfect backdrop for it.

  27. Super cute! Thanks for a chance to win!

  28. Super cute! Thanks for a chance to win!