Hello everyone! It’s hybrid chic, Tanya, here to show you a really fun St. Patrick’s Day project. Every year it never fails, I forget to wear green and all day long customers ask me “Where’s your green?” and of course every year I have to say something like “It’s my socks” (I work behind a counter) or the truth, I forgot. Then of course they try to pinch me. NOT this year, no sir ree, no pinching for me. I’m going to be wearing this cute shaker pin.
To make this shaker pin, I used Meagan’s Creations: Bloom Solids and Dotted Papers.
Here are the additional supplies that I used to create the shaker pin.
Supplies: The layers of the pin – which have been designed in Silhouette Studio v.2 (to see a step by step tutorial on how to do a print and cut go here and here) using the digital scrapbook papers and the heart stitches from the templates and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, Bling (glitter, beads, sequins), 2 way glue, buttons, tacky glue, applicator, sanding block, acetate sheet (also referred to as projector sheets) foam tape (which I forgot to photograph) and pins for the back.
Here you can see the size of the shaker pin. It is about 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.
Before you start assembling you will need to cut two layers of the pin out, the printed part and the chipboard part.
Step 1: The very bottom layer is chipboard. I used Silhouette brand because that is what I had on hand. You can use cereal boxes if you do not have chipboard. I have tried this and it does work just like the chipboard. The Silhouette brand isn’t very thick so I used several layers. For the bottom, I used one layer and the middle I used three layers. There are several mediums that you can use to apply the layers….for this project I decided to use Aleene’s Clear tacky glue. It worked very well.
Tip: Make sure to cover the entire bottom of the chipboard with the glue.
Step 2: Apply the printed layer that does not have the circle cut out of the middle. It’s the part you will be able to see when all other layers are applied.
Silhouette Tips……You can see here that some of the pieces have just the outer edge (1) of the shape cut out (this is the bottom piece that goes on top of the chipboard layer (shown above). You can also see that some of the will have the center (2) cut out (red circle in center). Now you can also see here that I’m really glad that I check my cut settings because if I would have sent this through the printer, my shamrock and another piece ran together (3) and would have made a bad cut. I rearranged and sent through my Cameo.
Double check your blade…. You will probably hear me say this often because it also helps me to remember.
Step 3: Now you will apply more glue to the outer ring. You will do this a total of 4 times. After the 4th one is applied, let it dry for 5 min. or so.
Step 4: Next you will clip off the stem of the clover, turn it over andapply pop dots (foam tape) to all four leaves. Apply it right on top of the clover that is printed in the inside. This give it some dimension.
Step 5: Now on to the bling. I chose green glitter, tiny tiny beads and small sequins. You can choose whatever colors you like. I think the white shinny glitter or the gold sequins would be nice too. You simply pour small amounts of glitter, beads and sequins into the well. Be careful not to overload.
Step 6: For the final steps, apply glue on the layer of chipboard that is still visible. Now take the acetate circle that was cut out earlier (I forgot to mention to cut this layer out) You can use a pair scissors to do this. Cut is slightly larger than your opening. Lay that down on the glue.
Step 7: Now apply glue to the bottom of the very top layer. It is the layer that has the middle circle cut out. Put that on top of the acetate layer.
Step 8: Now peel off the paper from the back of the self adhesive pin and apply it to the back of the shaker pin.
TIP: To give your pin a polished look, take your sanding block and sand around all the edges.
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my tutorial. If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them for me. I love reading comments. Oh and don’t forget to stop by The Digichick. There is something for everyone.
HUGS and definitely NO PINCHING, Tanya
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