Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stuck on Stick Pins

I have been loving the videos and photos of the beautiful stick pins people have been making.  As I was working on making some stick pins this past weeken, it dawned on me that I could add a punched element (butterflies, of course!) to the stick pin.  Here is the result:

I love how they turned out!  The butterflies were created by punching cardstock with the Martha Stewart classic butterly and monarch punches.  I added beads and a flower from iamroses.com to the front.  They turned out super sweet. 

You can visit my You Tube channel to check out the video where I show the pins and the card.  It is my first video, so ignore the bumbling silliness of it all :)

Here is the card I made with one of the stick pins:

Have a fantastic day!
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Coffin Mini

My favorite Friday night activity is watching Laura Denison make amazing paper crafts.  This past Friday she made a Coffin Mini album.  Oh...how fun!!  You can catch her UStream classes on Friday nights, 7pm (Pacific Time), there is a link to her UStream channel on her blog.

Here is my coffin:
I went for a more pretty look, than scary.  The hand is from a little party favor pack I bought at my local grocery store.  The lace was gathered to give the impression of a sleeve/cuff.  Roses from I Am Roses adorn the corner along with a Maya Road stick pin from my friend Michelle.  The center panel is a piece of chipboard I painted with black acrylic paint and then applied a heft coat of Crackle Accents.  Around the perimeter of the box, I added 1/2" ScorTape and applied ultrafine black glitter for some sparkle (ok...it is actually to cover up a mistake, but you can't tell!).

Here is a close up of the decorative elements:

Have a fantastic rest of the week!