Monday, April 12, 2010

Simply Adorned Charm Swaps

Good evening!

I recently participated in a swap with fellow demonstrators on Stampin' Addicts, making inserts that fit inside the Stampin' Up!'s Simply Adorned Charms.  I created two inserts - one for the 1 x 1-1/4" rectangle charm, and one for the 5/8" square charm.  The 1 x 1-1/4" charm is designed to go with the Simply Adorned Chains, of which we have to sizes (24" and 36").  It would also be gorgeous as a Christmas tree ornament or dangling off your key chain.. just a couple of the possibilities!  The charm is locket-style, allowing you to quickly and easily change out the insert to fit your mood or outfit.  One side is beveled glass, and the other is flat glass (you can wear it however you'd like).  I must say that the Simply Adorned items are of very nice quality!  Each Simply Adorned item comes in a cute little Chocolate Chip gift box.

Well anyway, let me show you the swaps.  Here is the one I made, shown in the charm and attached to the chain necklace:

"Life" 1 x 1-1/4" Charm Insert:
Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Dreams du Jour
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, and Tempting Turquoise Classic
Paper:  Whisper White cardstock

And here's the back of my insert:

"Love" 1 x 1-1/4" Charm Insert:
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Dreams du Jour
Ink:  Regal Rose and Bravo Burgundy Classic
Paper:  Whisper White cardstock

What do you think?  I love how it turned out!

Here are the inserts made by the other swappers.  I included mine at the top so that you can see what it looks like outside of the charm...

Front view:

Back view:

I will post pictures of the 5/8" square charm inserts later this week.  Hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I do!  Thanks SA ladies for your beautiful work!  I love them all.


  1. Melissa, those are pure adorable. So small!! But the detail is so perfect. I love them and think others will as well.

    Not to be partial, but I love yours the best!! LOL

  2. Melissa - they're amazing and so small. I can't even think of how they were made!

  3. Hi Melissa! I love your charm inserts; this may be a silly question, but how did you get the images so small? Did you use Shrinky Dink?


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