Monday, September 10, 2012

JustRite's New Release-Grand Sentiments!

Good morning! It's that time again for JustRite's new releases!  You will not be disappointed by all the fabulous new sets!  Today's set is called, Grand Sentiments and I just adore the butterfly in this set.  So for today, I am going to focus my energy on that one particular element.  I have a tutorial to share with you on how you can make your own customized stick pins.  I love having embellishments on hand to use for later projects....and these butterfly stick pins fit that bill! ; )

To create your own, you will need your butterfly stamp, Staz On ink, and a sheet of clear Shrinky Dink material.  
I prefer to stamp in reverse.  Meaning, I placed the Shrink Dink material on TOP of the stamp.  I have less sliding or smearing doing it this way. 
Then just peel off the Shrinky Dink material
Cut out your image....
Punch a hole in the center using a standard sized hole punch. 
Gather alcohol inks in colors you like....
And give a few squirts of complimentary colors.....
Dab off excess.  If you leave it too dark or thick, you won't see the pretty lines of the butterfly. 
Use your heat gun to shrink.  (Or you can do it the old fashioned way and stick it in the oven!) 
While it's still warm, bend wings up
Slide over stick pins, add beads if you wish, flip over, and add a drop of glue to prevent butterfly from sliding all over the place.
Once they are dry, I wrapped a spool with a bit of felt, so I had somewhere to store my new stick pins. : )
Here is the entire set. I have several more cards to show you later this week.  

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT did with this pretty set!







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I've been blessed to have a week's worth of birthday celebrations with my family. I am truly spoiled rotten.....

Have a great day my friends!!!


17 comments:

Debby said...

Happy Birthday. Love the butterflies.

Jingle said...

These are just gorgeous! Happy Birthday!!!

TLady said...

Your Stick Pins are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! (HAVE TO find me some of that clear Shrink Plastic! ) :) AND "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Beautiful Butterflies! I think you've inspired me to give this a try. Happy Birthday too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are beautiful Michelle. Thank you for the tutorial.
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day (week)! :o)

Noreen said...

Those are beautiful! Thanks for the how-to. And Happy, Happy Birthday!

StampnInkLady said...

I just found your blog on the JustRite blog post and so glad I did! I have signed up to follow & receive your e-mail updates. Thank you so much for this Stick-Pin tutorial. I am really into them lately and your tutorial gave me all kinds of ideas to use the ton of Shrink plastic that I have. I really enjoyed perusing through your blog and seeing you basement redo! It looks fabulous!

I have a giveaway on my blog if you care to check out. http://stampninklady.blogspot.com/

Happy Birthday & I hope your dinner with hubby was truly amazing!

Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com

Rea' said...

It's your birthday and we get the present ! Great tutorial...butterfly pins are on my list now .
Happy Birthday !!

Sis Patterson said...

Wonderful stick pin and great technique to stamp on shrinky dinks!


Happy and Wonderful Birthday, Michele!

cdm317 said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for the great idea! Happy Birthday week to you!

vdoyle8 said...
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vdoyle8 said...

Happy birthday!! Your stick pins are gorgeous and thank you for the tutorial! I think you should extend your birthday celebrations for the rest of the month!!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! Fabulous idea! I love it!

Sherri said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Your talent is amazing.
Happy Belated Birthday!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous stick pins!! Thanks for the tutorial!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 26, 2012. Thanks again.

QueenPam said...

So lovely!