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Friday, September 11, 2015

Vintage Stick Pin Holder

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing my take on Sandy's fun theme of Putting on the Ritz. :o)  Since I did the fashionable route with my previous card, I decided to ritz up a Christmas gift this week.

Vintage pins (sometimes referred to as stick pins) are one of the loveliest embellishments for crafting and they make a beautiful gift. I thought it would be fun to present them in their own ritzy packaging that also serves as the pin holder.
Flowers blossom and trims abound on the exterior, where an abundance of pretty felt ideal. This will be handled and used often by the recipient, so I wanted it overflowing in texture. I chose Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics 1910 for my background, while the butterflies are from Coffee in the Arbour.
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are sprinkled with Glamour Dust, bordering a double dose of love. A Pearl Heart rests atop my favorite Lace Heart Appliqué, which is surrounded by tiny pearls.
Vintage Crown Pearl pins are nestled inside, engulfed in more of Sandy's gorgeous trims. (There will be three on each side before gifting... I need to do some LLC shopping!) Rhinestone Trim softly lines the top, while the pins are covered with Shabby Rose Organza and Marguerite lace.
I managed to stay away from my favorite trim for a few weeks, but couldn't hold out any longer. ;) Shabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim flutters down the center, lined with a Flatback Pearl String. Sunflower Pearl Trim accents it on the front of my holder. This was a fun project and I look forward to making more with different papers, themes, and pins. :o)

Sneaking in Sandy's collage of my project because it's happy. :o)
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: CYOC)
 *Crafty Cardmakers and More~ Floral Embellishments
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Bingo! (Flowers-Ribbon-2+ Layers)
 *Creative Corner~ Anything but a Card
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Shabby Chic
 *Frilly and Funkie~ Stamps Be Gone!
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes


  1. Your stick pin holder is absolutely stunning, I would never want to take the pins out of there. I love everything about it my sweet friend. you make the most elegant projects. I hope your day is as sweet as you are and you get some much needed rest.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. Karen, this has got to be the most beautiful pin holder I have ever seen. The papers are gorgeous, I love the delicate colours and all your trimmings look stunning.
    I wish you a beautiful weekend too my kind and talented friend and would like to thank you once again for all the lovely supportive comments you leave for me.
    Sending hugs, Sue xx

  3. What a wonderful project this is one of the loveliest things I have seen its so so beautiful and so useful its a fabulous idea and the perfect pin holder amazing love and hugs Carole x

  4. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! It's the most gorgeous pin holder I've ever seen!! You have the most fabulous assortment of laces and trims!! I love the ones you've added to this!! They all blend together perfectly!! The flowers are so beautiful!! And the pins are stunning!! Everything about this is so gorgeous!! I so adore the pretty papers!! You have done an amazing job with this!! I absolutely love it!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, relaxing weekend my dear friend!! It's starting to feel like fall here with a nip in the air and the leaves falling at an alarming rate!! I do love fall, I'm just not ready for it yet!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a pretty elegant pin holder Karen! It's just gorgeous, love all the laces and pretty trims on it.... You are so amazing with your detailed projects.....

  6. Wow, this is such a gorgeous and elegant pin holder! Everything is just beautiful! I love the pretty textures and papers! The lace and trimmings give it that elegance! Just outstanding and beautifully displayed!
    Have a great weekend! It is cooling off these days and feeling like fall just a bit, leaves changing to! Not sure I am ready yet but oh well!
    Sherrie K

  7. OMGoodness! This is absolutely stunning Karen. So opulent and luxurious in it's embellishment and designed beautifully to hold these precious stick pins. Just gorgeous.
    Enjoy your weekend

  8. WOW, Karen! This is truly Stunning!! I actually thought it was a book..
    I had to go back and read the post again...I just love the gorgeous and sparkly flowers.
    The vintage background is outrageously beautiful!!
    Such a beautiful and elegant pin holder. I have seen them before but as beautiful as this one..
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  9. Absolutely beautiful! Such a elegant creation, love the addition of the pearly stick pins! All of the lace and flowers are stunning and placed perfectly. The way you make a project come together is amazing, never missing a details, sheer perfection! Have a great weekend!

  10. I AM IN AWE of your project thank you for joining DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day Gail DT

  11. Oh, my goodness! The most exquisite pin holder I've ever seen, Karen! It is so gorgeous and just filled with vintage beauty! Love all the pretty flowers, trims, lace, and hearts! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Take good care, hugs!:-)

  12. love your project! It's so beautiful! I never thought I needed a pin holder, but now.... :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  13. WOW!! Just stunning, someone will have a beautiful lifetime keepsake! Hugs, Lori m

  14. Okay... NOW I want a Stick pin holder! And it must look as AMAZING as yours!!! OMGOSH Karen... this is simply stunning!! I always love seeing the beautiful array of flowers you add and the wonderful hint of butterflies.... the Pearls, Ribbon, & Lace are exquisite throughout the entire project!!! My heart skips a beat every time I get to come see your amazingly beautiful projects!!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend my friend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  15. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FNF xx Jan DT

  16. Pearls, Pearls and MORE PEARLS! Karen, what a marvelous way of gifting someone with the pretty hat pins AND to be able to store them at the same time! A special love will be felt every time the look at the storage card, and especially when they open it to remove one of the pins! GORGEOUS! Hope your week is a great one, dear Karen. hugs, de

  17. Wonderful, Stunning, Brilliant....what else can say!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous skills with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  18. Wow. This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  19. Wow this is stunning, I have never seen a pin holder like this before stunning embellishments and design. Thank you for sharing with us at CCM and more. Marlene DT

  20. Oooh this is so pretty. I love how you use lace and pearls!
    Dr Sonia

  21. This is such a wonderful gift and keepsake; just breatH taking, Karen! I'm so happy to see that it was awarded a Top 3 place at Fab and Funkie! Well done, and well deserved! Big hugs and blessings for a wonderful day!

  22. super project. Thanks for joining at our challenge CCCB
    Dobroslawa DT

  23. Outstanding creation Karen! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. Oh so the ruffle trim is your favourite...I thought the Lace Madeleine was...:-)...though I've noticed you use the sunflower pearltrim a lot as well....difficult to have favourites with such many pretty things, isn't it?! :-) A great idea for a gift and as always crafted with much love and attention to detail.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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