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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Holiday Jewelry! And Directions Too!!!

I had a wonderful FUN time at our monthly DIVA Day! Sue, you are the best!!! I LOVED all the cards we got to make. The fun card and scrapbook page swaps. There was an altered gift exchange, the meeting and just chatting. Oh and that clip challenge. I'm not even going to tell you what the next challenge is. I'll post it when I'm done!!! The WHOLE afternoon was fun!!! Thanks Sue!!! You are SO good to us!

I thought it was time for a holiday pin. I am just LOVING this "Jolliest Time" set and of course the snowman is my favorite. Do you find that hard to believe??? LOL

Here is another pin we made last year at a Stamp Camp. This one is done much like the one I'm posting tonight.

Materials needed:

Watercolor paper, white card stock will work too
Black Staz On ink pad
Blender Pen
Bottle cap
Clear Embossing Powder
Crystal Effects
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Pin Back
Sticky Strip

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Staz On Black ink. I colored it in with markers and a blender pen. I then lined it up in the 1" circle punch and punched it out. It fits perfectly inside the bottle cap. I did use just a tiny touch of double stick tape to hold the paper in place on the bottle cap. Add the crystal Effects and place it in a toaster oven on a foil lined metal sheet. Heat at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until it melts, which is about 30 seconds on a hot oven. A bit longer if the oven is cold. You'll be able to see it melt. Once it's melted carefully remove it from the oven and set it aside to cool. Once it is cool you will be adding the pin back to it. Take the sticky strip and add a little strip of it to the back of the pin. Remove the red protective tape and affix it to the back of the bottle cap. Take the cap and add a thin layer of Crystal Effect around the edge and immediately dip it the glitter. Set it aside to dry. It takes about 20 minutes for this to set up. Once it's dry you can find a piece of card stock you like for a background, punch two holes in it where the pin back tops and bottoms are. I like the circle at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. This will allow the closed pin back to be pushed through enough to make the bottle cap lay flush against the card stock.

For those of you who do not have a toaster oven you can use your embossing tool. You will heat up the bottle cap and little by little add the embossing powder until it's about 1/8" thick. Thicker is ok too, just don't overflow it. You now have an adorable (easy to make) pin to give as gifts, keep for yourself or to sell. Be sure to add the Stampin' Up! copyright to the items you sell!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Dorothy said...

tooo cute! I bought a package of 6 of these and never used them. You have inspired me to pull them out and get started!! Thanks again!

JIB said...


In the main part of the instructions you say to use Crystal Effects (toaster oven) and in the lower section you say to use embossing powder (embossing tool). Was this correct? Is it a different substance because of the item used to melt?

Love it--will make it for sure!

Risa said...

This holiday jewelry is so pretty, I love love love the "bling"!