May Arts+Simple Stories+Xyron

Welcome to Day #1 of the fabulous team-up between
I am honored to currently represent all three of these amazing companies!

Up for grabs will be a three prize packs including:
"Good Day Sunshine" Collection Kit from Simple Stories
1 Spool of Choice from May Arts
2.5" Sticker Maker from Xyron
Visit each of the manufacturers' blogs to leave a comment for the prize drawing!

 For my project today I have altered a wooden house shaped plaque with 
Simple Stories' "Story of Us" Collection and various ribbon/trim by May Arts

Putting it all together was made quick and easy with the 
9" Creative Station and other adhesives by Xyron.

 I trimmed the edges of the pieces with either a 1/4" ribbon or pom pom trim by May Arts.  
For the outer edge, I applied the 1/4" Doubled Sided High Tack Tape by Xyron and then
 pressed the ribbon in place.  

 The pre-cut wood set also came with a folk art style heart that I covered in paper and then 
embellished with chipboard stickers, enamel dots and cardstock stickers.

 To the top I made a large bow with May Arts faux burlap ribbon.
  I looped the ribbon back and forth and then cinched together at the center with twine. 
 To cover the twine, I used a large decorative brad. 
 The finished plaque makes a cute centerpiece for a wedding shower and then can be passed
 along to the bride-to-be! 

Products Used:
Simple Stories- Story of Us Collection: 5900- Collection Kit;  5901-Simple Basics Kit; 
5902 Fundamental 12X12 Stickers; 5927- Decorative Brads; 5928- Chipboard Stickers;
 5931- Enamel Dots; Smarty Pants Collection: 3403 Expression 12X12 Stickers
Xyron- 9" Creative Station w/ Permanent Adhesive; 1/4" Double-Sided High Tack Tape;
 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots
May Arts- 1.5" Faux Burlap Wired Ribbon; Ivory Mini Pom Pom Ribbon;
 3/8" Grosgrain Striped Black Ribbon

 Here is a list of the May Arts Blog Hop list for the week:






  1. DELIGHTFUL plaque Shellye!!!
    LOVE EVERYTHING about it, from the pretty papers and pom poms to your GORGEOUS burlap bow - WOW - I would LOVE to have this BEAUTY hanging on the wall at our house => will definitely be trying to re-create it => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  2. Beautiful and awesome, great project, papers, colors and elements.


  3. Love your gorgeous plaque with the touch of Burlap!

  4. This is beautiful! I love the papers and embellishments. The pom pom trim is adorable!

  5. What a great idea -- love all the details -- so inspirational -- that burlap adds a touch of country which I really like. Thanks for sharing

  6. I just have to say that this is hands- down the coolest thing you do - adding paper and embellishments to plain old objects and making them into MASTERPIECES!!! This is just another excellent example of that talent!! Hugs to you!!

  7. Your covered house
    is so cute and pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  8. What a pretty plaque! I love the colors and layering.

  9. Gorgeous plaque! Beautiful colors and texture - earthy and lovely!

  10. Great project as always Shelly!

  11. What a fabulous plaques! Love, love, love the burlap bow!

  12. Great idea to make a decoration and then it becomes a gift and memory for the someone.

  13. This is darling. Love that creative station and the papers. Well done.

  14. My bows never turn out like that. Great tag!!

  15. This is so beautiful, great job!

  16. Very nice Shelly. I love that collection of papers and the fun little pom-pom ribbon you added along the edge. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Beautiful details and such a creative project!

  18. Love the neutrals and that delicious bow. Great texture!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Awesome! I love how you combine all the different elements!

  20. very nice job with your plaque :)

  21. It's nice how your project is so pretty and textured but there isn't so much going in that it's distacting. Super cute!

  22. this is amazing~ soooo amazing! Did I say it was amazing? love the bow and how did I miss that ribbon at MA??? Time to shop


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