December 22, 2009

The Tulipe Umbrella

Thought I'd pop in and share something I created a week ago.  I've so busy chugging away at my latest adventure.  It's intense and exciting!!!!  I'll be sharing it all with you the day after Christmas, so mark your calendars.
I've altered yet another Dollar Store product.  I have to be in that store at least 4 times a week (I am NOT kidding).  Take a look at this Dollar Store umbrella I've gussied up.

I've added a Vinyl applique to the front.  It was cut from the vanilla vinyl sheets Stampin Up! offers using the Tulipe Bigz.  Kind of neat huh?  It was really easy.  Just plop a book under the umbrella and start attaching your vinly Decor Element.

I know what you're going to ask next.  Is it going to hold up to the rain?  Well, I ran it under the sink and it faired well, what's a few raindrops? Besides, the umbrella was only a dollar.  This Tulipe applique makes more elegant. 

The Tulipe is only on one panel, but I have plans on adding it to every other panel (four all-together).

So, does that get your creative gears going?  As soon as I attached the applique, I picked up my pink flowers (that were precut from SU!, not by me) and have plans to add them to the grey umbrella I purchased.  I also purchased a Teal umbrella.   Wouldn't flowers look great running along the edge of the umbrella, or cascading from top to bottom?  What about those cute little animal appliques that are precut?  Super cute!  Check out the other colors of Vinyl currently on sale.

OK...I must get back to my project.  It's been quite a few long days and nights.  The family has been surviving on pizza rolls.

Have a great night



Ann Schach said...

What a cute idea, Melanie! Very creative!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 28. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

A Stamper's Journey said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!


Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!