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.