Monday, November 30, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Gentlemen

Happy Monday! I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that the turkey's gone, it's time to get crafty with another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

This week we are have a "Gentlemen's Challenge.
We have a lot of testosterone in our home during the Holidays. I love my guys, but it can be really challenging to dress up their packages. That's not going to stop me.....
I love the fonts in the Scribbly Tree stamp set. Truthfully, that's why I bought it. With a bit of masking, the sentiments fit these stamped gentlemen wonderfully. 
I began the project with the intent on making paper feathers. I didn't use a die for these. I cut them freehand. But when the paint dried and I began cutting the vanes, I realized that they looked a lot like trees. So I cut the bottom off and voila! Feather trees. :)
I am not afraid to use color. The Holidays aren't always red and green.


We would love for you to play along. Create something with or for "Gentlemen" and link your masculine project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. We draw a new winner each week!

Your project could also be chosen for our designer spotlight. It's nice to get some recognition. 
You deserve it!


  1. So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Awesome packaging Michelle 😊 The colors and whole design of these is fabulous!
    Lols x x x

  3. What a neat idea for a fabulous and custom trim! I love it!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Love the feather trees, and my packages this year are wrapped in cerulean with pink bows, lol

  5. What a fabulous Christmas card, Michelle! Love the feathers as trees and the funky colors. Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Absolutely incredible idea! love your work Michelle! The feathers are so beautiful, I love both versions! Barbarayaya

  7. Who would not want to get a gift that looks like this?! What a great idea to add these to your gifts and add the gold dots. They look fabulous, Michelle!

  8. Love your beautiful design! The colors are wonderful :)

  9. It is gorgeous Michelle! I love the bright colours, gold dots and of course the three gentlemen.

  10. Very cool feather trees and so fun on the package! Awesome ideas again this week!

  11. Fantastic take on the challenge and I love the bright colours, which work so well with that stamp ~ amazing card!

  12. These are so incredibly clever! Oh that mind of yours, Michelle! I give it five stars and two hearty thumbs up. Love the unexpected whimsical feathers and how they pair with those dapper gents. And the bright pops of color are genius. Your work is always surprising in its inventiveness, but predictable in its awesomeness!