Here are the stick pins that I made for the stick pin swap that was hosted by Crafter's Digital Art Center. The first one is for the " Love" swap, where we had to make stick pins with the love theme.
I had a lot of fun trying to find heart shaped beads for this one, and I fell in love with the heart shaped bead with the wings. I'll have to pick up some more of these sometime, if I can remember where I got them. It seemed I was all over the place looking...lol!
This next one was for the Spring stick pin swap.
This one was also fun, looking for spring themed beads. I thought the butterflies made a nice touch for these, along with the flowers.
Decorating the cards that I put my pins on proved a bit challenging, trying to figure out how to mount them, but after a bit of research, and some creative thinking, I figured out something that worked pretty good for me. What I ended up using to pin the pins to was a long skinny rectangular box, that I taped down to the base of the card, then adhered ribbon along the front of it. I then slid the pins into the box, behind the ribbon. I cut the card base, and background paper with my Cricut, using my Sure Cuts Alot program, and I decorated it after the pins were attaches with various stickers that I had that went along with the particular theme.
I sent my stick pins off to the hostess a few days ago, now I just have to wait to get the pins from the other participants back. I think that is one of the hardest parts of a swap, waiting to see what everyone else has created...lol!
The next swap I was in was the Valentine's stick pin and charm swap, hosted by A Lil Scrap Of Heaven. Here is a picture of the charm that I created, and the pins were the same as the ones I made for the Love swap above.
This was also different for me, because I had never made a charm before, but with lots of research, again, I was able to figure out how to put together different styles of charms, and came up with one that I was pretty happy with. My partner, Glenda, really loved it, and she even made a video about it.
I thought that was so cool that she had done that! Thank you so much Glenda...:-) I received the stick pins and charms that she created for me, which were quite lovely, but I haven't taken pictures of them yet, but hopefully this weekend I will get to it, then post the pictures of the beautiful creations she made for me.
If you have the chance, please leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. I would really appreciate it....:-)
See you next time,