Swallowtail Pinboard: Easy with Artisan Embellishments

Swallowtail Pinboard Idea: easy to make with the Artisan Embellishments Kit

Looking for a fun project idea that’s not a card? Something to create for a gift (or for your own space)? Try a fun embellished pin board! This board came from a big box store on clearance – they’re easy to find. Once you have your board, it’s all about embellishments.

Worried about what matches? What goes together? There’s a super-easy solution: the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It includes all the pieces, picked out to match and give your finished project an artisan quality. (see the Artisan Embellishment Kit Contents)

Swallowtail: not just for cards.  Pinboard butterfly idea

For this project, I stamped a few butterflies (love the Swallowtail stamp, don’t you? see it online – 129216) and heat embossed the middle one using my Pool Party ink pad and the Iridescent Ice Embossing powder.

Butterfly Pin Board Project idea: Add paper to bottlecaps for thumb tacks

I connected the butterflies in a banner-like layout (banners being oh so popular). Then I added some Designer Series Paper from the More Amore Designer Series Paper (see the paper online – 129309) to the background, the Soda Pop Tops, everything.

Make a Ruffled Ribbon embellishment

Those Soda Pop Tops make great thumbtacks.  (see them online – 129388)  Just use a strong glue like the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to attach a tack to the back and fill the bottlecap with a punched circle of designer paper!

Or you can check out my Soda Pop Top Jewelry Tutorial for details on adding Crystal Effects to your bottlecaps to finish them off with a nice shine.

Have fun making your own Pin Board Project! This one went home with my friend Jane after our demonstrator group holiday party.  Gotta love a gift exchange with stampers!  This would make a great project for a bridal shower gift (can’t you see the bride-to-be pinning ideas to her board?) or a new baby gift (so many baby things to collect in a collage…hospital bracelets, a teeny sock, snapshots…).

This week I seem to be loving the Swallowtail stamp — so I’m happy to share a project here that uses it for something other than a card.

Happy Stamping!

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