Thursday, 18 August 2016

Pretty in Pink with co-ordinating Decorative Hat Pin !


Whilst I am a big fan of Stampin' Up! thanks largely to Sam Hammond aka "Pootles", I have long been a huge fan of Christina Griffiths too.

And it was her fabulous video tutorial about how she creates her beautiful hat pins to decorate some of her projects that fired up my enthusiasm to try my hand at them too.

Getting hold of the hat pins and protectors was not the easiest of operations - but I eventually managed to find what I wanted and then had to wait very patiently for them to arrive in the post.   In the meantime, I hot-footed my way to Hobbycraft and selected an assortment of pretty beads in readiness.

So - to cut a long story short, whilst waiting for the hat pins I made this pretty and delicate birthday card using the gorgeous Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies.  I knew that the addition of the hat pin would mean I could not use an envelope to gift my card, so I created a co-ordinating fold flat box too.




I really do think that colour co-ordinated hat pins and cards is a lovely idea.  The recipient can keep the hatpin too, so they have a pretty little something extra as a token reminder of their special day.

I do hope you like today's little project which is something a little different for me.  Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to have a go at creating decorative hat pins to help embellish your own crafty creations?

I have decided that it might be nice to offer this co-ordinated set as a little prize.  So all you have to do is leave me a comment in the box below.  In a week's time I will put all participants names into a lucky dip and pull out a winner !!

As always, I would like to thank you for stopping by today, and I share here Christina's brilliant tutorial on how to create decorative hat pins.



I will be back soon,

Linda

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34 comments:

  1. Hi Linda your card, box and hat pin are beautiful. I have Aldo had,a look at the tutorial and cannot wait to try. Thank you so much for sharing. Anne x

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    1. Thank you very much Anne. Love making the pins and Christina's tutorial is fab x

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  2. Hi Linda,

    I am also a big fan of Christina's, she was my teacher when I first started to make cards, but then I joined Stampin' Up, and my team leader frowns on Christina's type of cards. It took me a long time to adjust to the more conservative type of card that Stampin' Up makes, but here I am. Anyways, your card, box and hat pin are absolutely gorgeous, I love them...Ann in Canada

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    1. Christina's creations and beautiful and in a class of their own. Its different strokes for different folks I guess. Thank you very much for your kind comment Ann xxx

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  3. Beautiful project as usual Linda

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  4. Amazingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Hi Linda the card and box are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  6. Another beautifully designed project and executed perfectly by the Queen of finishing touches 😀 x

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    1. Thank you Lynn - You're making me blush again !! xx

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  7. The card, box and hatpin are absolutely stunning, Linda. You're such a clever lady. Maybe a tutorial? Thanks for sharing x x

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    1. So pleased you like it - Thanks Janice. Those dies are so lovely for both cards and boxes xxxxx

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  8. Lovely craft Linda, I am a fan of Christina as well.
    Thanks
    Rene from OZ x

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    1. Thank you Rene- she is a very talented lady x

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  9. Another lovely project Linda and such a variety of ideas you give us! Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks Shelly - they say variety is the spice of life !! xxx

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  10. Stunning as always! I love your projects! If I lived closer I'd be parked on your doorstep wanting to make all of these gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing you wonderful creativity with us! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Cherie - I wish you did too. How is Ray doing xxx

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  11. Beautiful project as usual ,thanks for sharing

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  12. Absolutely lovely, I love the idea that it is something to keep. Can you tell me where you buy your hat pins from?
    Maggie x

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    1. Thank you Maggie - I bought mine from here http://www.spellboundbead.co.uk/c/46/Miscellaneous x

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  13. Love the card and box Linda I have been following your videos and love watching how you makeyour beautiful creations. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  14. Beautiful project! This would make a really lovely gift! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations! Maggie

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  15. Lovely, its so pretty!

    I've used beaded pins on cards too - one was the body of a butterfly, but could be removed and worn as a lapel pin

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  16. Love this card ... so elegant ... thank you for sharing x

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  17. Since I'm in The States, not sure that I'm eligible, which is ok, totally.

    Just thankful for you, Linda, for your sharing heart, and your exceptional talents! :)))

    His,

    joy

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  18. Your card, hatpin and box set are absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. This is simply beautiful. I hope you can do a you tube on this card, box that would be wonderful !

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  20. Beautiful card and presentation box.

    Sylv xx

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  21. Beautiful card, presented beautifully in the box and the hat pin is fabulous - finishes off the card beautifully!!
    xx

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