Last Saturday, our daughter turned 40. Gasp! She didn't want a big party, but agreed to a family dinner at a restaurant. When I found out what color clothing she would be wearing at the dinner, I designed a 40th birthday pin for her using the Number of Years Stamp Set, the Large Number Framelits and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.
The color scheme was Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Basic Black. The white cardboard backing in packages of Designer Series Paper gave the pin stability versus just using cardstock for the pin.
NOTE: Scraps of cardstock were used to make this pin.
- Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and attach to the cardboard backing with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Cut out the sentiment with Paper Snips.
- Use Crushed Curry Cardstock and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut out the heart through the Big Shot. Put the heart inside the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and put it through the Big Shot.
- Use the cardboard backing and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut out the heart through the Big Shot. Attach the embossed Crushed Curry heart to the cardboard heart using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Use Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the Large Number Framelits to cut two "4's" and two "O's" through the Big Shot. Put the Cherry Cobbler numbers inside the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and put it through the Big Shot.
- Attach the Cherry Cobbler numbers to the Basic Black numbers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Make sure to leave a little of the Basic Black numbers showing so there is a shadow effect. Use Mini Dimensionals to attach the numbers to the heart.
- Attach the sentiment to the top of the heart with Mini Dimensionals on both ends.
- Randomly attach Pearl Jewels and Regal Enamel Shapes (Cherry Cobbler hearts) to the front of the pin.
Three Dimensionals on the back of the pin will securely hold the pin clasp.
When you are a papercrafter, it is special to be able to create a meaningful and unique milestone birthday pin. I hope today's blog post has inspired you to create birthday pins for special people in your life.
Pin Clasp from a craft store
Thin Cardboard from a package of Designer Series Paper
Last week, I was the Papercraft Superstar at Cut Out + Keep, from London, England. They share craft tutorials (and other tutorials) from around the world. I was honored to be chosen to share seven of my projects on their website. I’m taking off my tiara now and back to being an ordinary papercrafter. [insert smile] The link to my seven projects is here. Have a terrific Tuesday!!!