Video – Paper Pin Technique

Butterfly Paper Pin Rose Paper Pin

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Last month I received a gift of a lovely butterfly paper pin and scalloped circle book from Kelli Purkey and I just *HAD* to make that butterfly myself.

THANK YOU Kelli!  You all must go to her site and subscribe immediately (so I get brownie points and therefore more handstamped gifts…).

I completely devoured every detail of her finished pin… the butterfly from God’s Beauty (Level 1 Hostess Set) complete with rhinestone and wire embellishments on a pale plum cardstock (see below).

I decided to make my butterfly look like a ‘monarch’ butterfly and my daughter came down and picked up Kelli’s (purple butterfly, see below) and said “MOM! This is awesome, did you make it?!” to which I replied, “no, I made ALL the other ones… oh, go clean your room!”

Kelli Purkey Paper Pin So, you can see how beautiful Kelli’s pin is right down to the twisted wire antennae with rhinestones set (yeah, thanks Kelli… I’ll never get the Crystal Effects off my fingers!).

Enjoy the video that I made in ‘real time’… you are seeing the actual process as I was coming up with my May ‘Technique Freak’ club project for tonight (nothing like the last minute).  The video was shot with my new Sony Handycam and edited with Sony Vegas Studio Pro (which I taught myself yesterday)!

Comments

  1. gail follmer says:

    Your video is awesome you put some much time into it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Gail

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  2. This looks so interesting and I definitely want to try this! I clicked on the links but was not able to get the tutorial; it just kept reloading this page, any suggestions?
    Millie

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    Amy Reply:

    I have heard a number of people saying that they couldn’t see the video on the page… try my Video Page at: http://www.onetruemedia.com/my_shared?z=3505d0102f88b9c1d7cee9&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

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    Marge Waskiewicz Reply:

    Finally Amy, I got to see your TV Video. You are so amazing to get the link to see it. I could not get it on your blog, and don’t know why. I remember seeing Kelly Perkey at the Stampin’ Up! Convention, so many amazing pins, so happy your teaching how it’s done. Since your not in CT anymore, I can appreciate your video now. I’m so thankful to have you in my downline, just wish we were closer. One of these days I’ll get to visit you. LOL

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  3. Great video, Amy.. have been meaning to try this, and now you’ve made it so easy I have no excuses!! ;)Sharon

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  4. LOVE IT! You are one talented paper crafter and I so appreciate you sharing this technique with your admirers!

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  5. Love everything you post on your blog. A definite source of inspiration!!!

    I’ve awarded you with a blogger friendship award. You can see more about it on my blog, dbaker817.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  6. Eileen McClean says:

    Wow!!!Fantastic, What a gorgeous project,.. Thanks for taking the time to share.It is wonderful finding out what you sound like. Now I just need some time to try one, Thank you again for ahring all of your wonderful ideas.
    have a great weekend
    Eileen

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  7. I loved it and can’t wait to make some!! You have totally inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing the awesome video.

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  8. Rebekka says:

    This is awesome, and a great video, I must try this. Beautiful work.

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  9. Your pins are beautiful. The video is wonderful. Must try.

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  10. Thank you for the video on making this. Hey, I love the TV screen! Way cool effect and clever, too. This blows me away! I especially want to thank you for directing me to Kellie’s site – love her 3D projects. They are exactly right up my alley – cool stuff! best……..Patti

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    Amy Reply:

    I just checked out your latest site and LOVE your manly matchbox… too cool!

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  11. MariLynn says:

    I love butterflies so I was excited to see your butterfly pin on SCS. I had to come here and check out your video. Great tutorial!

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  12. I write for Newsday’s Cheap Thrills blog (a NY newspaper) and I’d love to post this video tutorial on my blog. Please let me know if I can do so. Great job! Love the flower and the butterfly. I plan to make a few myself.

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    Amy Reply:

    Awesome, I’d love that… I’m originally from NY (grew up on LI).

    Can you link back to me?

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing this Amy! By practically showing it “real time” I was able to take in all of the little hints that you showed along the way. I especially liked the hint about picking up the rhinestones with the dedicated hat pin! Very clever! Both projects are beautiful and I think I have a great idea for Mom for Mother’s Day next week! TFS!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! The beauty of the rose is only surpassed by your generosity. To be so talented and share that talent with countless others is a true gift.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  15. Great Job! I’ll be trying this one! Thanks

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  16. JUST STUNNING! Thanks for a great video.

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  17. Hi. I had your video, pin emaied to me from my up-upline Watercolor Wonders.I have tried every way to see your video. I even clicked on the link provided by another commenter, but it won’t play. Help!?

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  18. Kathy Miller says:

    I have to say the pins are beautiful…
    Thanks for the awesome instructions. I can not wait to make one.

    You are very inspiring……

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  19. Jane B says:

    I enjoyed the video greatly. You could tell the work you put into it. GREAT JOB!!!!!

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  20. Hi Amy 🙂

    Awesome videos, I really enjoyed them!
    I have a tip for you, I noticed you fumbling with the two Stazon lids. Take a large glue dot and stick it in the middle inside the black lid, while the clear lid is covering the pad, cover the pad with the lid. Next time you open your Stazon both will come off at the same time!

    Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

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  21. I love your video, thanks so much for sharing with us, its a refreshing change from the same old, same old. Thanks Again

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  22. Leslie says:

    Hi, i really enjoy your newsletters, and I enjoyed the tv and it makes it easy for me to follow.

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  23. Amy,
    What an awesome tutorial. Thanks so much for doing it. I am off to buy modpodge, pin backs and rhinestones. I’ll be giving this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. Stephanie Wagner says:

    Amy, I finally had time to watch the videos. I am inspired to make more pins and go back and do more polished stone! The videos are great and I love the TVs. I can’t wait to see how you top this!!!

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    Amy Reply:

    Oh great! No pressure, LOL!

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  25. Lorraine says:

    Hi Amy. How clever are you? These are absolutely stunning and sooooo inspiring. One question. When you say “paper”, do you actually stamp on paper or card. I know you do 3 layers and I am thinking that 3 layers of card may be too thick, but I just wanted to make sure that it is paper that you stamping on and making 3 layers out of, before I TRY this….. Thanks so much.
    Lorraine

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    Amy Reply:

    Yes, if you watch the video, I am glueing three layers of cardstock together with ModPodge. It dries thinner than you’d think! Good luck.

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  26. Lorraine says:

    Hi Amy. I have tried everything to get this video to play and it only plays to just before half way through. You are just curling the roses, and it goes off. I have tried the link to your video page, too, and it goes off exactly in the same spot. Just wondered if someone out there can help. My butterflies are dry and they are shouting at me to finish them…..but I have no idea what the next step is. Thank you.

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  27. Lorraine says:

    Hi Amy. I think you might have a break in the link to this video or something. I have tried 2 computers and I have just rang my friend to try it, and we are both getting the same thing. It stops at the same place everytime. Will keep checking back. HOW am I going to sleep tonight? Ha ha. Thanks again. Lorraine

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  28. Amy I love your site.
    GjF

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  29. Your pins are gorgeous! Such a wonderful work of art. Thank you for taking the time to produce such a detailed instruction video for us! You are awesome! Barbara Smith

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  30. Thanks so much for the great video. I tried my hand at this and it came out better than I thought it would, especially on the first try. I posted my creation on my blog to publish on 10/16 and linked and credited back to you. Thanks again, I absolutely love your work.

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  31. Hi Amy! I was at the LNS event at convention
    and wondered if you would do a video for Sherrill
    and I on our Twosdays Techniques site. I would
    love to have you do the one you did for LNS, the
    winter one, and because this one is so detailed
    we would give you 6 months for free and you will
    have free access to over 200 technique videos!
    Let me know what you think!
    Lisa Tedder

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