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,