Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thinking Outside of the Box-Faux Hat Pin Tutorial
I Love coming up with ways to use things differently as my "faux bone-folder" idea that was/is a big hit. (See post under The Bone Folder or click here) I received a card for my birthday in April that used a SU's Hat Pin from one of their collections. Unfortunately, I can't locate the card to show you my inspiration but here is what I came up with.The items I used for this are: TAC's In Bloom Stamp Set
Palette Inks (The Rubber Stamper Magazine rated these most versatile yearly)
Jewelry Connectors (To create pin)
Instructions: This is another Simply Stamped Basic layout. (Yes, simplystamped is so me) To create a Hat Pin I used jewelry connectors from the beading section at the local craft store. These come 86 pieces for around $2.99. My mini beads were also in the beading section and very affordable. You can create these pins for mere pennies compared to the $30 they retail for with some craft kits.
If you have any further questions as to what exactly these connectors are post or email me.
I would love to see how you implement these in your crafting! Please link to me if you recreate this or modify it on your own ! I love to share these wonderful money saving ideas and see how others use them. I find it flattering when I see these ideas re-created in projects and tutorials and I hope you enjoy them.
Personnal Note and Update on my blogging: I am in the midst of major life changes with hubby (Bob) retiring from the Navy in June. We will be relocating to Pennsylvania from Virginia and I have been trying to get things in order for that. This is why my posting has been limited and seldom. I hope to post at least bi-weekly or monthly until we are all settled. Thank you for your concern and encouragement!