MFP-Hat pin

Friday, May 6, 2011

I really need to do a better job of knowing when the deadlines for these challenges are!!  I'm squeaking in at the end of the Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #53.

The criteria was to use a hat pin.  I didn't have one, so I made one!!  The card itself started several weeks ago when I got this stamp set from MFP.  At the time someone had a collage challenge going on so I stamped a collage image with the Gerbera Daisies using Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip on Ivory Naturals CS die cut with a Nestabilities Label 14.  I used Pale Plum for the card base and mat, but because I didn't have any Chocolate Chip CS, I punched the corner and flower and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to make my embellies.  The ribbon bow was made using Dana's tutorial, with one alteration;  I made a double bow and wired the center before placing it inside the 'knot'.

That was as far as I got, (actually I hadn't done the five petal flower yet, at that point!), and then I was stumped!!  I just couldn't come up with any way to finish this off.  I tried the hand crocheted lace (yes,made by me), which was great, but it still needed more.  Then...........the MFP challenge for a hat pin!! Eureka!!

But I didn't have one  ={!  I decided to make one using a flower head sewing pin, which I colored with Timber Brown StazOn, and then decorated with a button and a pearl.  That's when I decided to use the flower punch and add a pearl to the center of that, also!  Voila!!  Card done!

Mark's Finest Papers - hat pin

Thanks for stopping!

SU! - card stock, ink, ribbon, punches
Mark's Finest Papers - stamp
Stash - pearls, lace, button


  1. Hi, your card is awesome!!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Speedy's Friends.

  2. We're glad you squeaked by! I love purple and chocolate together, and that satin bow is just scrumptious. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends...hope to see you next week, too!

  3. Stunning!! Such a wonderful color palette! Purple is my dd16's favorite color and I've learned to love it, lol! We let her remodel her room complete with purple walls and lavender carpet! Ohhhhhh. LOL!! I love your layout and the design of your card - that crochet flower is darling! Is that one of the ones you make? If you have an etsy store, let me know! They are sweet!!! x0x0

  4. Fabulous creation!! I love the colors and the crocheted doily, hat pin and bow make beautiful embellies.


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