Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Club Scrap Trees Blog Hop

Welcome Welcome!  I love participating in these monthly blogs...but unfortunately I am logistically challenged.  If you hopped over here earlier and this post was nowhere to be found, I apologize! 

I totally loved the Trees kit this month.  I love all the kits, but I like LOVED the Trees Kit.  I had so many ideas but my travel schedule limited me so I used my kit to kill two birds with one stone, a blog hop project and a presentation for some altered stickpins Phoenix and I made for a swap.  

Speaking of altered stickpins, why am I just learning about these?  Love these!  And I've now used up all the remaining club scrap beads I had, I now want the bead cups to come back.  These little altered pins are great to use as embellishments on a Card or layout page. 

But back to what I made for the presentation for the pins.  Lots of my pins were colors that would go well with the trees printed paper.  I found instructions for a double slider matchbox that I loved and the first two presentations I made were just that, but I then remembered these are going in an envelope and probably wouldn't hold up well, but I loved the way they turned out!!



I found the instructions for these here :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9T0RoDCNp8


Next I decided to make a tag holder of sorts, and  to just add a "trough" where I could stick the pins .  The trough has some adhesive back weatherstripping inside that I could just poke the pins in.  I am hoping these survive the envelope better. 

I had so much fun making the pins and the presentations!  And can't wait to work more with this beautiful kit.  Here's a sneak peak of our living room while P-nut and I were making the pins! 


She especially loved this because she is more of a jewelry maker than a paper crafter.  Right up her alley! 

Now hop on over to Debby's blog  and check out her creation.  And if you stumbled upon my blog you can start from the beginning at Club Scraps Blog

17 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Shona, how much fun is this. Love the photo of your daughter working on the stick pins. Great use of CS Bead Cups!! I think I may need to try that out too.

Tricia Morris said...

Wow, love your creative team!! Great project!

Wendy Bellino said...

What a great idea! I have barely touched my bead cups, I am going to have fun with this!

Annette said...

Love the use of the beads - I am constantly looking for ideas to use up my huge stash so this is a keeper.

Marya said...

These are beautiful Shona! It feels pretty good using materials from your stash, doesn't it! This is such a wonderful project and thank you for sharing it with us!

Lisa Kay--Paper Artist said...

So glad you got your post active--was beginning to think you forgot about us this month! Great project. Love the use of beads and that you have a creative helper. Thanks for sharing!

crzymom said...

The stick pins are gorgeous and the folders are lovely.

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a clever idea! I'm sure the lucky recipients will be thrilled.

TFS!

Debby H said...

The pins are so cute and compliment the Trees kit so well! The little house are so cute. TFS

Karen Wyngaard said...

Crafting is always more fun with a "partner in crime". Love the pins and the presentation!

Jill P said...

What a great idea & you have a crafter coming along!

rettaescape said...

Cute! I am sure it is great having your daughter involved.

Anonymous said...

How cute these are! Love them!

Bossann

Cheryl Gibson said...

Shona these are very pretty ♥

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful stick pins and great way to present them! Your daughter is so cute working on her stick pins! Have a great day!

MyAuntKat said...

Very clever. Will have to try

Kay Williamson said...

I did miss these last month, so clever, I haven't been turned onto Altered Stick Pins until now also, thanks for that!