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Mother’s Day Scarf Pin Tutorial

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’m just dropping in to share a fun and easy tutorial to whip up some great little flower, lace, and burlap scarf pins. These make great little gifts for Mother’s Day too! Make up a bunch of these cuties to have on hand and you’ll be ready with a thoughtful handmade gift whenever you need one. Did I mention they’re easy????

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Isn’t that shabbylicious??? I think it would be pretty cute on a hat too!!!

Okay lets get started…..

IMG_3317I have 9 artificial fabric flowers….nothing to write home about….but I like the size and shape. I used my blending tool and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to give them some color. Next I added some Liquid Pearls in Bisque to the outer edges. While it was still wet…I sprinkled on Martha Stewart fine clear glitter.  You can also add a little Walnut or Gathered Twig Ink to antique it like I did in the finished pin.  You will also need some flower stamens….these I found in the cake decorating section. I layered three flowers and added three stamens to the center of each.

IMG_3319Cut a circle from chipboard or other stiff backing material. I used an antique file folder since they are very thick and sturdy.  Pierce a hole in the center.  Trim Burlap from the wired edge and cut a scalloped shape on one side. Pinch pleat and hot glue the burlap around making sure to cover the outside edge of the circle. Add a layer of Crocheted Lace trim next pinch pleating the same as you did with the burlap. This took 2 layers of each for the size of circle and flowers I chose….you may like more or less layers.

IMG_3320Begin pulling the stamens from the flowers through the center hole of the chipboard circle. You’ll want to add all three flowers before you secure the stamens on the back.

IMG_3321I just squished the stamens into slightly cooled hot glue….still hurt : (  You could also use a wet adhesive like E 6000 if you’re squeamish about burning yourself. Add the pin back now. I found them at the big box craft store…very inexpensive for a fairly large package. These came with an adhesive strip….but I don’t trust that adhesive….so I added hot glue before securing it to the pin.

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Once you have everything secured….give the burlap a little haircut to remove any stray stringy bits and be sure to check for glue strings before gifting it to someone special : )

 Okay I hope I’ve inspired you to create lot’s of these to give to brighten someones day! I’m wishing you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Yeah…I know I Was Going To Post a Card….

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Well I was all set to post a card…but then I created this sweet little pocket with calendar cards and I just couldn’t wait. LOL.

I am really diggin this green polka dot paper from My Mind’s Eye. Especially the typography in the dots. This is a paper bag which make a great pocket when you stitch it. Or maybe just an excuse to get out the old sewing machine??? : )

I added the pretty flourish frame and layered on the Paris image from Graphic’s Fairy. The ticket and button card are too. I cut out and inked the banner and tucked it under the doily. A pretty little flower with fibers and a glass headed brad top off  the ribbon and bow.

The calendar cards are inked and reinforced with a chocolate colored card stock circle. So I guess the card will wait for tomorrow. I’ll give ya one little hint though….it has green polka dot paper lol.

I really wanted to find the cord to the sewing machine.

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I started my day poking around in the stock boxes from the shop in hopes of finding the cord to my sewing machine. Apparently this is to be a lost cause. I did however find a box of old artificial flowers. I decided to try some techniques for altering them. I didn’t care for them too much anymore….so if they got ruined in the pursuit of art all I was loosing was a little time.  I am THRILLED with how it turned out : )

Thank you Stella for displaying my flower with shabby chic style : ) I can’t even begin to tell you how many steps it took to get to this point lol.

I love it so much that I sewed on a pin back so I can wear it to dress up a sweater or tank top…or even a purse????

↓↓Before and After↓↓

No I am not playing a trick on you…this was the same flower!!! Not to say that yellow roses aren’t nice and all. LOL I like the after a whole lot better : ) And are you noticing that there are two flowers??? You guessed it…I will be giving this one a makeover too!

So I also finished a couple of cards to share with you.

Awwww. I love this vintage image from Graphics Fairy. She is too sweet.

Makes me wish I had a little girl. Or a bunny. Yeah I”ll take the bunny instead.

New favorite flower for a card. I found this ribbon while looking for that darn cord. Very easy and stitched up super quick.

I think I was channeling my inner Tim Holtz with all the ink on this card.

This was a purchased flower that I pulled apart and stamped, then added gold netting and a beautiful brad center. There’s a bit of twine looped in the back also for extra detail.

There’s like 5 different Distress Ink colors there haha. Once I got started it was hard to stop. I tucked this tag made with papers from My Minds Eye behind a glittery frame and layered it on a strip of typography from Jenni Bowlin Mercantile.

But….I did not find the cord to my sewing machine. Dang. Guess I’ll look again tomorrow. I might even find some more treasures to create with for my next post.