Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Black Tie Event" Stick Pin Swap

These are the stick pins that I made for the January Stick Pin Swap at The Scrap Cafe. The theme this month is "Black Tie Event" and the color choices are black, white, and/or silver. 

The beads are probably from Hobby Lobby. I used from my stash, so I'm not sure, but that is where I usually get my beads. I used the Tim Holtz "Postal" Texture Fade and embossed vellum for my card base. I attached it to a piece of black cardstock that I sprayed with homemade silver shimmer spray and then attached that layer to a piece of blue cardstock. I made a rosette with the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die with a piece of Colorbok silver-grey paper. I attached the rosette with 2 layers of foam tape and used that to hold 
my stick pins in place. The finished size of my tag is approximately 4.25"x5.5."

A close-up of the stick pins:

Have you tried your hand at making stick pins? They are so much fun to make! They add a nice touch to a card or scrapbook page. I encourage you to join us over at The Scrap Cafe on Facebook. It is a drama-free group and we love to share our projects. There are 2 swaps per month. You are sure to find something to interest you and expand your creativity.


  1. Love it! You did a great job on these DeAnna!

  2. I love the embossed vellum on your display card! As always, you've done a fantastic job with all of it, especially the pins. I hope I get a set!

  3. Gorgeous!
    I am certain the recipients will be thrilled when they see these. I know I would be.