Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments #73: So Charming

Happy Tuesday to you! 
This week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we have a very "charming" challenge. 
For my project I made a gift set. I decorated a Pomegranate Lemonade 4oz. filled candle from Bath & Body Works and made a coordinating 3x3 gift card. I decided to use my Trinket Crown charms and from there my project morphed into a very "royal" theme. 

As I dressed up my candle with the new Flirtatious DSP, I couldn't help but want to give the candle lid the "royal treatment", too. I used the Eyelet Border punch to dress the lid up in sparkly style. The lid can actually be used to set the candle on while it burns, too. (*Note: I used Sticky Strip to adhere everything to the candle to give it some extra hold with the heat of the candle,)
For the coordinating gift card, I just repeated a lot of the same elements that I used on the candle. I used the "Enjoy" sentiment because this can be a fun gift for a friend's birthday, a congratulations gift, or simply a gift to tell your friend how truly wonderful they really are. Throw it all together in a pretty pink gift bag and you have a treat fit for a queen...or at least a "Queen for a Day"! 
We sure hope you will join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments with YOUR charming creations! Don't have any Stampin' Up! charms? Not to worry. We welcome you to use any brand of charms you have...we just want you to have some FUN! Thanks for stopping by and visiting! 

Have a HAPPY day today! :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: You're a Gem
Paper :  Flirtatious DSP, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Melon Mambo Classic ink
Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 5/8" x 7/8" Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Melon Mambo Pom Pom trim (ret.), Silver Elastic Cord (ret.), Trinket Crown charms, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: Bath & Body Works 4 oz Pomegranate Lemonade filled candle


  1. GREAT use of the You're A Gem set...this is a beauty of a gift for someone! Hmmm, my birthday is coming up!

  2. Cute stuff as always girl!!!! I so love the bling, bling and how you did that candle, may have to check out the DSP and CASE this for XMAS gifts, yes I am half way done with my shopping, can you say OCD :)

  3. Hmmm, is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, coming to see you while she is visiting the US? This is definitely a wonderful gift! Beautiful and elegant!

  4. Anne Marie,
    Your project is fabulous! Love that DSP and your embellishments are perfect. What else can I say but SUPER CUTE!

  5. LOVE all that pink!!! And that those charms are PERFECT for this wonderful project. So pretty.

  6. wow Anne Marie, these are awesome.. Gorgeous images and colors. I love the crowns.

  7. Oh my gosh! This is just too cute! I LOVE the bling and the charm! Two snaps in a circle for you, Anne Marie!

  8. Gorgeous set Anne Marie! Love the ing and how you threaded the silver cord through the eyelet border punch. Great job.

  9. Anne!! Absolutely adorable!! And, it is my favorite color...... PINK!!! I just love the card and candle :) Have a wonderful day!

  10. *picking up my jaw from the floor*

    wow.... these are absolutely. fabulous. Too many goodness here that I don't even know where to start!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeek.... I love them all! The way you dressed that candle... those charms, the pom poms, the bling, the silver string, the pretty color combo... what girl wouldn't want that?!! ;o)

  11. Wow, Anne, this is absolute incredible!

  12. Awesome gift set. Love the royal treatment you gave it.

  13. Beautiful gift set, Anne Marie. I like the pink colors and the charm and pompom ribbon. Wonderful !!

  14. Gorgeous projects Anne Marie. I love your decorated candle.

  15. Ann Marie this is too cute! I LOVE how you used the lid as a holder. How cute is that! The pom pom trim looks adorable and those crowns are too too charming. Love it all. Hugs.

  16. What a beautiful set, Anne Marie! Love the pink and bling!

  17. AM, what a gorgeous set! I love that you used bling as well as the charms. So, wonderfully detailed and feminine. Fabulous

  18. Oh.....my......gosh! Your gift set is simply amazing. I don't even know what to say. I am still at the "Wow" stage.


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Anne Marie