I totally loved the Trees kit this month. I love all the kits, but I like LOVED the Trees Kit. I had so many ideas but my travel schedule limited me so I used my kit to kill two birds with one stone, a blog hop project and a presentation for some altered stickpins Phoenix and I made for a swap.
Speaking of altered stickpins, why am I just learning about these? Love these! And I've now used up all the remaining club scrap beads I had, I now want the bead cups to come back. These little altered pins are great to use as embellishments on a Card or layout page.
But back to what I made for the presentation for the pins. Lots of my pins were colors that would go well with the trees printed paper. I found instructions for a double slider matchbox that I loved and the first two presentations I made were just that, but I then remembered these are going in an envelope and probably wouldn't hold up well, but I loved the way they turned out!!
I found the instructions for these here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9T0RoDCNp8
Next I decided to make a tag holder of sorts, and to just add a "trough" where I could stick the pins . The trough has some adhesive back weatherstripping inside that I could just poke the pins in. I am hoping these survive the envelope better.
I had so much fun making the pins and the presentations! And can't wait to work more with this beautiful kit. Here's a sneak peak of our living room while P-nut and I were making the pins!
She especially loved this because she is more of a jewelry maker than a paper crafter. Right up her alley!