1. Stink Pin Swap
I love stick pins, really. And this particular go around, I was excited that it had the theme of Love/Valentines Day. I haven't always been so excited about Love/Valentines Day month, but to be honest, it is a holiday that tastefully surrenders eloquently to crafting girly style. With that in mind, I went with the colors of love, well mainly Red, Brown and Cream, with some black thrown in. Here is the finished product:
And the close up of the stick pins:
Supplies: Tag (Cardboard from trash); Cardstock (Bazzill Raven, Bazzill Pomegrante, Recollections Kraft); Stamps (My Sentiments Exactly, Studio G); Inks (Stmapin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip and basic Black; Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam; Pearlesent Pearl Paint); Stick Pins (Corsage Pins from Michaels)
2. Flower Swap
Ever since I got the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, I have been on a "create my own flowers" kick. And let me tell you, it is soooo much fun! I know that I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if you do not get any other die you NEED this one. I made all of these flowers from the same die:
And some close ups of each flower:
These are a paper flowers. I made these modifying a tutorial a bit to fit my needs. The flower tutorial can be found here. Before assembling my flowers, I inked all their edges, after they were assembled I took a toothbrush dipped in acrylic paint and added some color. I think they turned out fabulous.
I kept the tag pretty simple so that it can be reused in another project. The front has been covered in pattern paper, and the back is just plan for journaling and a cute little key stamp. I sprayed it with some neutral colored Glimmer Mist and inked the edges. The tag itself was cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge.
Supplies: Ink (Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Stampin' Up! Basic Black); Paint(Americana True Red); Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Walnut Gold, Red Nose Reindeer; Paper (Michaels Recollections Kraft); Patterned Paper (Recollections Stitch in Time); Cricut Tags Bags Boxes and More Cartridge; Stamps (Studio G)
3. "CREATE" Banner
I seriously have a deep love for banners. I never know what I am going to do with them, but I figure I might as well have a stash of them! However, I am in the process of creating decorated spaces in my home where all the banners I am accumulating will go. With that in mind, this month's banner swap was specifically for our craft space, and had the color scheme of Pink, Black, and White/Cream. Here is what I came up with:
Supplies: Bazzill Glazed, Bazzill White, DCWV Glitter Pack, GCD Patterned Paper, Recollections Pink Card Stock (Paper and Cardstock); Stampin' Up! Classic Ink (Ink); Gypsy Wanderings (Font); Cricut, Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up! (Punches and Tools); Prima (flower); Michaels Dollar Spot (Bling); Stick Pins were handmade.