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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Project Thursday: Picture Frame Pin Cushions



I recently put together a few of these cute little Pin Cushions.  

They are made from decorative acrylic picture frames that I found in the dollar bin at Michaels.


I loved the happy colors and ornate design, but wanted to do something more interesting than just framing pictures.


I twisted off the stand up easel portion from the back of one of the frames (you will see later why).


To make the foundation of the pin cushion - I used the paper insert shape from each of the frames and traced onto a piece of chip board, and cut them slightly smaller to allow room for the fabric wrap around.


Now comes the FUN part.

Picking through my fabric scraps to find the perfect match.


Should I use tonal colors that match the frame color?

 

Or go Bold with something Bright?


 Maybe a little of each?


I used layers of cotton batting to "stuff" the pin cushion.  Each layer is cut slightly smaller than the chip board base shape.  


Once the fabric is wrapped around the batting, I then used the very sophisticated  method of taping the fabric on the back of the chipboard base.  

After the fabric is taped on all sides, its easy to slip it into the picture frame.


I added some Hot Glue to the back seal of the picture frame opening to keep it all secure.  


For This frame I kept the back Stand Up Easel in place. 


On the other frame - I added 4 chunky acrylic beads to the bottom (remember I pulled off the stand up easel from the back).  

The beads were Hot glued to each of the corners like little Feet.


 Now I have a few sweet colorful Cushions to keep my sewing pins in place.



Thanks for reading along...



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE267

Congrats to...
 
 
 
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And of course, we have a couple unforgettables!
 

Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE268

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
Welcome to another challenge!
We have a Technique Challenge
for you this week:
 
"Embossing"

You just need to use some type of Embossing on your card or project.
(Embossing Paste, Heat Embossing, Embossing Folders,
 Dry Embossing, Faux Embossing, Etc.)

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Creations by


   (Nance's card in the Dark)


Sheri Gilson 
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  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winner Post - TPE266

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE266
 
Congrats to...
 
 
 
 
 
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And of course, we have a few unforgettables!

Thank You all for playing along and sharing your amazing talent with all of us here at TPE!

 Ella and the TPE DT

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE267

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
Welcome to another challenge!

We have an Inspiration Challenge
for you this week:

 
Create a card or project using the photo above to INSPIRE you!    


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Creations by







  
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  Thanks so much for joining us!
  Challenges begin on Mondays at 10 AM EST and
  close on Sundays at 12 EST
  If you upload your card to SCS, PCP or any other gallery please use keyword TPE, but also add a link to it in Inlinkz (please show a photo of your card) so we are sure to see it. 
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