Paper Pin Step-by-Step Instructions

Bells & Boughs Paper Pin Technique For the first time I have done a photo step-by-step on how to make these pins.

In the past I have done a video (seen here) which is about 20 minutes long, but it you need a ‘quicker fix’ feel free to download the step by step (click on the graphic below).

The bells and ‘holly & berry’ images are from the ‘Bells & Boughs‘ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Mini Catalog which is only available for a limited time!

The materials I used for this project include:

Four 2 ½ x 2 inch Vanilla cardstock  (for stamping the bells)
Four 2 x 3 inch Vanilla cardstock (for stamping holly leaves)
Black StazOn (#101406)
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Real Red, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
3 ¼ x 2 ½ inch Artichoke cardstock
2 ¾ x 2 inch Designer paper ‘Deck the Halls’ #120810
Basic Rhinestone “Jewels” (#119246), Basic Pearls ‘Jewels’ (#119247)
12 x 2 inch Very Vanilla cardstock (for die cutting the snowflakes)
Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Snowflake Decorative Strip (#120901)
Decorative Strip Spacer Platform #113477
Decorative Strip cutting pads (#113479)
Sticky Strip (#104294)
Mod Podge, 1 ¼ inch pin backs, Rectangle punch, Sponge brushes

Holiday Lineup Paper Pin — treasure from trash

You can make this from scraps of cardstock!  View my video on making paper pins HERE.

Holiday Lineup Paper Pin

So, don’t throw out your scraps (you’ll never look at them the same again)!

The basic ‘pin’ is 4 layers of white paper glued together with ModPodge, a ‘lone’ snowman (the center one) is also 4 layers and added with a Dimensional.  You can see my full tutorial here.

All hats and scarves are a single layer of cardstock added on top before lacquering (with Crystal Effects).

Paper Pin in the making

And good news… if you missed the previous classes, I have planned a “Holiday Extravaganza” day on Saturday, December 6th where you can take this class again, or take a 25 quick Christmas Card class.

Click here for more details… hope to see you there!