Let’s Start From Scratch!

Hello and happy Monday! We hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and got the chance to relax a bit and do the things you love to do! One of the things we love to do is craft, and the Monday Challenge group has a fun challenge this week that will definitely stretch those creative muscles! ;)

The challenge this week is to create something from scratch that you can use on your project. It can be an embellishment, a flower or anything else you can think of that starts as basic materials and turns into something fabulous!

Below are three projects created by the design team. The rest can be found on the Monday Challenge team blog here and if you click on each designers name, you’ll be taken directly to their blog where you’ll get more details about their project!

Don’t forget that when you enter your projects into the challenge, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!


Designed by Mona:


Mona had this to say:

I enjoy making my own die cut flowers especially roses made using the Tattered Pinecone die. I didn’t stop there, I also decorated the tag with a homemade butterfly and heart embellishment.

Designed by Dan:


Dan had this to say:

I had a lot of fun making this card and got to use 2 recent purchases, Random Quotes and Artful Tools. I love the photo of the cute vintage couple in the Custom Fastener too and Hero Arts winter trees is another new stamp that I using for the first time today.

Designed by Andrea:


Andrea had this to say:

One of the most versatile die sets I own is Lifestyle Crafts’ matchbook die set. I love to make cute little notes that flip open. For these matchbooks, I used the following fabulous paper collections: Wallflower, Madame Payraud, and Maritime.

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  1. Love this challenge the possibilities are endless! The creation are so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity! BTW Congratulations for all the winner girls!

  2. Fun challenge, as always with Simon. The DT example are fantastic and really get my creative mojo rolling – Thanks guys.

  3. the tag is beautiful. Love the stand of trees. That has always been a favorite stamp.
    The sentiment is great. thanks for sharing wonderful designs..

  4. Such wonderful ideas. I just love the trees card. Beautiful. Love the stamp and the inspiration stamp set.

  5. Love these projects! Hmmm… Maybe I’ll get out my dymo… I’ll have to think about this one a bit!

  6. Wow! All of these are enough to get the creative ideas flowing. Making hand made embellishments is so fun and more meaningful to me than purchased ones, though there is room for both.

  7. I love the vintage matchbook note cards. I have a matchbook die and need to use it more often.

  8. What a great challenge–with our stashes, we should be able to create all kinds of good stuff! These are beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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