Saturday, July 26, 2008

A contest: Win yourself a fun project!

What's better than a contest? How about a contest and a how-to? Oh yea, now we're talking.

See those flowers over the bed in my friend Chris's room? They are actually vinyl art that you can apply to walls or any other hard, smooth surface. The folks at Stampin' Up came up with the idea as part of their D├ęcor Elements line, which offers several pretty art options.

The company sent me two sets of the flowers to try and another two sets for one of my readers. If you'd like to throw your name in for the flower art and the little tool you need to apply them, leave a comment and I'll draw a winner's name on Friday.

The flowers come in a set of three sizes. Chris and I decided to jazz up her bedroom using three brown flowers and three tan flowers (which the winner will also receive).

The vinyl designs are sandwiched between two pieces of paper, a backing and a sticky side that you attach to the wall.

Now the how-to:

Before you remove the backing, decide where to put the designs and tape them to the wall with painter’s tape.

Mark the locations with a pencil.

Remove the backing, after rubbing it to be sure the design is well attached to the sticky paper. You need to do this step slowly and re-rub the paper if it isn’t quite sticking.

Apply the sticky paper to the wall. Rub the design well.

Pull off the sticky paper and poof: you’re done.

It took us about an hour and a half to do this. Getting the design to stay on the sticky side was the toughest part. But we worked on the technique and it went faster the more we did it.

The two sets of flowers and the tool cost about $50 if you were to buy them.

The company offers other designs, alphabet sets, and letters for monogramming. You can use them on walls, mirrors, lampshades, and even furniture.

So comment and win yourself some fun!

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55 comments:

Melis said...

That is such a great idea! My MIL is a Stampin Up! Demonstrator. I can't believe she didn't mention these. They remind me of Uppercase Living.

ursula said...

Wow! I need me some flowers!!! thanks!

Danielle said...

I love SU! and am so excited to see their new catalog! With a new house purchase on the horizon, I'm sure I'd find a great place for these!

Chas said...

What a great idea. What a fun way to be creative.

Totallyscrappy said...

This is a lovely idea! We've just moved and I would love those flowers over my bed...

Jenny said...

What a lovely idea for a give away. They are beautiful.

Nik said...

I *LOVE* it! What an awesome idea!

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Those are so neat!

Heather said...

We are getting ready to redo our bathroom and these would be perfect on one of our walls!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

This whole putting words/designs on the wall stuff is SO addicting. If I had the money my house would look like a dictionary!!!

These would look great around here!!

Jessica said...

That would be awesome to have. Although I'm not sure where I'd put the flowers, I have ALL Boys in this house. hhmm... thinking...hhmmm...that's really a neat idea, thanks for the how-to.

Tam said...

That is cool and I had not yet seen these from Stampin UP! Wow!

Sarah said...

I love it! Vinyl art is so great because it's removable! Awesome for apartment dwellers like me!

Sarah said...

P.S. Love the blog...I added you to my sidebar! Welcome! :)

Laura... and the boys said...

These are such a great idea! I've seen things similar to this and always wanted to try them, but never have.

S.P. said...

I actually sell this same type of stuff through Uppercase Living. If anyone is interested in seeing our catalog online they can go to www.uppercaseliving.com and click on "Customer Login." Then register with the Demo ID: 975468 and the Token: stacey. It's lots of fun!

Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly said...

How awesome. I've seen this on some of the designing shows and they are so awesome. What an easy way to make a room more tasteful (instead of the plain white ones I have). :)

Jana said...

I didn't know SU sold these! Very cute!

Abbreviated said...

Been looking for something to go above a large opening.

But mr. random generator usually ignores me.

misty said...

Popped over from SITS. These things look fun especially fro my daughter's room. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

Tenakim said...

Cute! I thought it was Uppercase Living, too.

Tammy said...

My DD just moved far away and into her own apartment, and could use some cool decor. Of course, I'd have to visit her to help apply them...

angie said...

Oh how I love vinyl and am crossing my fingers I win! How's that for an entry?

Christi said...

So cute! I would love to win. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love your blog as well. Such cute ideas.

Nicol said...

Those look great! I would love a set for my bedroom that I am redecorating!

Bunny B said...

Looks lovely! I'd love to win this! Thanks :)
bunnybx at gmail . com

Mrs. S said...

This is awesome! It would make our bedroom look more like a grown-up bedroom instead of a dorm room.

Ginny said...

Those are so cool! I love Stampin Up, they are always staying with the trends!

Parker said...

Love it. They look so pretty.
HUGS,
kat

Big Toe Mom said...

this is a very nice thing you are doing and a really awesome idea!
thanks.

Patty said...

Very cool!

Stephanie said...

What a great giveaway! I have been wanting to try these! They look great above the bed, too.

Thanks also for visiting our blog and leaving a comment! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and getting some great ideas for our house. I'm going to be working on some posts on what I've learned from some great decorating blogs - including yours!

Thanks again!

Good N Crazy said...

I love those! And Stampin up has a lot of other really great vinyl ideas!

Katy Lin :) said...

oooh! these are beautiful! :) they'd look great in my family room! hint hint! :)

Brenda said...

What a cool product! Looks so easy to put up, too!

Adrienne said...

Those are beautiful flowers! I love roses! And everything! :D Awesome!

Still Learning said...

Very very pretty. I have a hallway these would look great in.

Veronica said...

Wow...these look awesome. I'm re-doing my daughter's room-she would love these.

Kathie said...

these look like fun! would love to try them in my DD room
I really enjoy reading your blog and all your pictures, I am learning a lot
we plan on selling our home in 2 years. I appreciate all your before and after pictures.
Iknow I will be taking some of your suggestions when we get the house ready to sell
thanks
Kathie

Jaimie Lea said...

entered ;0)

Amber said...

I've been wanting to try vinyl art on my guest room wall. How fun!

meg said...

Great designs.....I was just waiting for some inspiration!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very nice! I have one piece of vinyl lettering on my wall and love it. The flowers are pretty!

~ Sarah

Courtney said...

What a great way to decorate! Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway.

Michelle said...

I've been reading your blog for some time, but for some reason am shy about leaving comments. I love your room redesigns and have used your ideas in my own home!

A contest is a great way to get people to comment! :)

Bella said...

That's pretty!

Thanks for the nice contest :)

I just found your blog, nice to meet you, Bella

candiceschenk said...

I love vinyl! How fun!!

Courtney said...

better late than never, right? I'll throw my hat into the ring too! :-) these are lovely!

Maria Wilson said...

looks like a project I can handle:)

One- said...

These look really cool. I am in the middle of redecorating my whole downstairs. I have it all in my head, now I just need the money to do it. The only thing is, I had to paint the new paint colors now, because my husband is available now. He is a teacher, and therefore off in the summer. So my walls are all painted, but I have the old decor. Patience, I know!

Adam said...

Beautiful!! Your home decoration matches your furniture perfectly.

Josie said...

I love those flowers. I checked out the Uppercase Living website (www.uppercaseliving.com) and they seem to have a huge selection. They have so many great quotes and designs that I saw. I've put in a request to get one of their catalogs. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!
It's kind of like scrapbooking your walls.
Josie

Mary Campbell said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers. I would love to win these. I have just the place to use them.

Mary's Stamping said...

I have a few in my house. I have FAMILY on my photo wall. Great ones. I just bought the WElcome for my front door.

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone my name is Hellen Marsh i am from wisconsin.i am aSTAMPIN UP DEMONSTRATOR in white lake wi. I am offering two home creative project to anyone who has a 600.00 book show in the next month. ladies get together and place the order you also get 3 free stamp sets and and 65.00 from anything in the on line catalog just go to stampin up.com and visit my site anniemarsh55@yahoo.com check out the cataloge. Thanks Hellen at stampin up