Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Seeing Red

Seeing Red - I am participating in a swap at CDAC that is to make stick pins with a Love theme. This is my swap. We had to make 6 sets of 3 stick pins and then package them, so as to be a little gift for the 6 in our group. These are so fun to do. I love how romantic these pins can be. You can be looking in the months to come, all the lovely pins that I will soon be receiving.

The challenge at Creative Card Crew is Seeing Red, so I thought these stick pins would be perfect for my DT project. We are sponsored by Pizzazz Aplenty who has the most amazing prices for stick pins. I bought most of my stick pin supplies from Pizzazz Aplenty and was amazed by all that I received.
Here is the front of my pin holder. I cut the little booklet from the Damask Decor Cricut cartridge. I then went around the image with a gold pen. This was very time consuming, but I think well worth the effort. I then added the gemstones.
Here is a shot of my pins. On the left pin, I used a crytsal stick pin, that was colored with a gold Copic. Do you notice the rhinstone spacer? Those came from Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty. I bought only 2 packages and I used every one of them between this swap and my Christmas gifts to my scrapbooking buddies. I will soon be ordering more of these. LOL
The middle stick used a silver pin and heart. They were also from Judy, as was the crakled bead.
The right stick pin used another of Judy's pin, the red crystal ones. The red bead was also from Judy's shop.
You can see that I am a very loyal customer of Judy's and I am sure that you will be too, once you see her prices.
To make the beads all you do is put them on the pins, then use Glossy Accents as your glue to hold them in place. Warning: these are very addictive!!!!! LOL

I wrapped my ribbon around my card, then tied bows in my ribbon using my Bow Easy.
I hope that you will also be seeing red and join in our challenge at Creative Card Crew.

The Play Date Cafe
#114 Burgundy and Gold
CES Challenges #68 Vintage
Our Daily Bread Designs #Beginning with 3 letters from WINTER W=white, I=gold Ink, R= Red and ribbon
Paper Sundaes #103 Any past challenge #96 Beautiful Bows
Reasonable Ribbon #40 Valentine's Day


  1. Hi ya
    wow these are beautiful, what a gorgeous gift, thank you for joining us at CES this week, sue,x

  2. Amazing stick pin creations! I would say the gold pen around all the edges was, indeed, worth the effort. Beautiful!

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. Oooh lovely! Really clever. Thanks for playing at CES this week xx Jenny xx

  4. Really beautiful and so creative. A gorgeous gift!!Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  5. Oh wow, so bold and beautiful! Fantastic way to think outside the box for those colors. Thank you so much for playing along at The play Date Cafe.

  6. beautiful pins and beautiful packaging!! thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge!!

  7. Oh how beautiful and elegant-love, love that ribbon and those pins.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  8. I don't know which is more elegant...the lovely pins or the great card! What a super gift idea! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!

  9. Really cool stickpins...and presented beautifully!

  10. WOW These are BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. What a great way of sharing embellishments in a swap or as party favors, and the holders are FABULOUS! Deep, rich colors which make your project so elegant. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and for sharing your artwork!

  12. So gorgeous, beautiful colour and fabulous gift, thanks so much for joining our vintage challange at CES this week, Karenx

  13. WOW these are stunning, just love what you used on the end of the pins, what a shame I'm not in your group lol

  14. A beautiful Valentine! Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  15. OMgosh these are beautiful, and I love the holders and the pins inside!!! you did a beautiful job on these!!! someone is going to be lucky to receive these :)
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge this time around, and we hope to see you back for our challenge on the 1st!!!