Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big Shot Hair Pins- PPA35

Today at Pals Paper Arts we are hosting an Anything BUT a Card challenge! I decided that I wanted to do something using my Big Shot that doesn't even involve stamps or paper (gasp!). I have a bunch of random scraps of fabric (from the bargain bin at my local craft store), so I decided to make something with a couple of my favorite pieces: a pretty pink cotton, and a chocolate suede-like fabric.

Here are the steps used to create this project:
  • I simply ran the fabric through my Big Shot using the Flower Layers Bigz Die. TIP: I only put through two layers of fabric and I also added a piece of card stock to help it to cut through cleanly.
  • I layered several layers of the fabric to create each flower.
  • A crop-a-dile was used to punch a hole in the center of the flower.
  • A Pretty-in-Pink epoxy brad was used to hold all the layers of the flower.
  • A hair clip was attached to the back of each flower using some hot glue.
  • To distress the flowers and give them more dimension, I folded them up and tied a rubber band around them for several hours.
I WISH I had a little girl to give this to, but all the ones I know are either way too young or too old for this kind of look. But how about this- leave a comment about your favorite way to use the Big Shot and I will randomly choose a winner to send these to!

I hope you will play along at PPA! We have so much fun looking at all the projects that are received. This is probably a good time to mention that this is my last project as a designer for Pals Paper Arts. As many of you know, I recently started a new job and that combined with my family and Stampin' Up! workshops, has left me with little time to devout to this. I absolutely love designing inspiration samples for PPA and am sad to let it go, but I am hopeful that I will be able to create regularly as a participant!

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Stamps: None!
Ink: None!
Paper: None!
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Layers Bigz Die, Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads, Crop-a-dile, Fabric, Hot Glue, Hair Clip


Melissa said...

I don't have little girls - but I did want to tell you that I think these are just adorable!

Amanda Morris said...

These are so cute--love the color combination! I need to make some for my 3-year old...she's such a girly-girl and loves hair accessories.

It's hard to pick my favorite thing to do with the big shot, but I would say that my latest obsession is using fabric on projects...broaches, card accessories, etc.

Ann Schach said...

These are so cute, Carrie! Love the colors!

Carla Bazhenow said...

So cute Carrie. Any little girl would be so happy to have them. Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

My daughter would have loved these when she was little! Great colors1

Patti MacLeith said...

Perfect for a cute little girl! I need to try fabric in my Big Shot.

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely charming in adorable colors . . . maybe you should have modeled them? Hugs, M

Margaret Moody said...

I love these, Carrie! Love the colors and your use of the brads as the flower centers! Any little girl would love wearing these! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

Rleen said...

Carrie, these are pretty. I love it. TFS!
Hugs, Arlene

K T said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Kris Kilcoyne said...

These are adorable.