Friday, September 11, 2015

Vintage Pin Holder

Hello, everyone! It's Karen with you 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)

Thank you for visiting LLC and I wish you a beautiful weekend. :o)

Hugs and blessings,


  1. Absolutely fabulous this is such a pretty project its wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

  2. This is the most beautiful pin holder I've ever seen!! The papers, trims and flowers are all so gorgeous!! What a stunning and inspirational project this is!! I love, love it!!

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