Saturday, November 10, 2012


 Butterflies - Our challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is every one's favorite - Anything Goes! We are sponsored by the The Craft Den.

These little packages are for my stickpin swap, over at CDAC. This is the 3rd one that I have participated in and they are so much fun.B

Everyone makes 3 stickpins for 6 different people. Then you package them like little gifts. The theme for this one is Butterflies. There is also an English Tea Pot stickpin swap going on. I am doing this one as well and I will post my stickpins and packaging for that one at a later date.

The above photo shows the packaging for 2 of them. Below you can see the pile of them with some of them open.

My packaging is cut with a SU die. I used the largest in the set for the blue part, then the next size down for the designer paper.

My DP is GCD Studios, Ella Blue Collection. I love this paper!!!

Here is a close up of the pins. I used a variety of beads. Some I picked up at the local craft stores, but I love to get stickpin supplies from my friend at Pizzazz Aplenty. Judy has the best prices of anywhere that I have looked, as well as a large selection. She even ships overseas.

Here you can see the eyelets that I used to thread the ribbon through to tie them close.

The front of package is decorated with a CL die and a MS punch. I tied an eyelash ribbon/yarn around the spine.

Shopping Our Stash #9 Best deal ever - Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty has the best prices that I have ever seen on beads.
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #190 My favorite things - Stickpins, Ribbon, SB dies and Swaps!
Charisma Cardz #44 Blue
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #158 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #26 Use Your Stash - Stickpins, SB Die, MS punch, CL die, ribbon, Score board, Eyelash Yarn


  1. Nice to do a swap with such a beautiful packages. thank you for sharing with the Dutch Dare Challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge. Love Marijke.

  2. what a beautiful idea,,,your pins are so very pretty...found your work so lovely thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ hug sassyx

  3. What a creativity ! Very original idea. Fine and delicate work. Bravo ! I like your fabulous project !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. well these are easily as GORGEOUS as they are clever, what lucky ladies who are in your swap!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  5. Mari: Your stickpins are BEAUTIFUL--and you used up lots and lots of your stash too! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too DesignTeam

  6. Absolutely gorgeous creations - I love the pretty lampwork beads! So glad you shared your BEST DEAL EVER! with us at Shopping our Stash!

  7. What a wonderful creativity. So beautiful idea. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Cute and captivating..your approach inspires me a lot...