Tuesday, December 31, 2013

All About Love Stickpins

Good Morning.  Now I know that Christmas is just barely over and the New Year is nearly upon us.  Where has the time flown?  You may remember that I have enjoyed participating in swaps at Art and Sassy.  I have been invited to be one of the hosts on the sight.  This is a fun place to swap projects and ideas and I feel quite privileged to be able to participate.  So despite the fact that my Christmas tree is still up, I wanted to post this Valentine's project now to introduce you to a swap in January that I am hosting.  If you would like to participate in the swap, click here and request to be added to the site.


This swap is all about stickpins and a place to hold them.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and the Cricut craft room to create this first stick pin holder.  The beads were a combination of Cousins and Blue Moon Beads brands as well as some from my stash.  The ribbon is the red ribbon candy from 3 Girl JAM.  Paper is from K and Company and The Paper Studio "Holiday" pack.  The charms were picked up at a scrapbook convention and did not state the brand on the package.  Floral stickpins from Joann's were the base for these pretty little pins.


The same papers were used for this matchbook type holder.  Holly Berry crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM was perfect to finish it off.  The matchbook is held closed with a tiny clothespin that I found in my stash and added a little bling was glued to the top.  The red piece was punched with a Fiskars punch to add a special touch.


The final holder was made by altering a tiny spool by Lara's Crafts that I picked up at Michael's.  I started by painting it with light ivory from Ceramcoat followed by 2 coats of Folkart's Pearl paint in Pink Chiffon.  A tiny bit of bling was glued around the top of the spool followed by a tiny bow using red ribbon candy from 3 Girl JAM.  The bow was finished off with a bit of bling from Jolee's Boutique.  The spool was wrapped in lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon and felt was stuffed into the hole in the center for the pins to sick into.




Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.


4 comments:

Georgiana said...

Your pins are beautiful! I sure enjoy making them too.

Happy New Year,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •

Lisa said...

Your stickpins are absolutely gorgeous, Cheri!! I love the tiny spool, too!! Truly beautiful my friend!! Have a safe and happy New Year :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen (karey2005) said...

Those are beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are so pretty and elegant Cheri. Love the pretty pink shades.