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Thank You Notes and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor

Thank You Notes and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor

These stamped note cards and floral themed push pins created by Tiffany Windsor are perfect to make by the dozen and have on-hand for last minute hostess or girlfriend gifts.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Thank You Notes and Floral Push Pins YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Glassine envelopes
Notecard paper cut to fit inside glassine envelope
Buttons
Push pins
Packing foam
Paper flowers
Small beads
Wooden skewer (or toothpick)
Pencil with eraser
Acrylic paint
Rubber stamps – alphabet letters and flower
Cosmetic sponge – cut into pieces for applying paint
Ribbon
Hole punch

Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 1 My thank you notes and floral push pins are the projects that I created for the Cool2Craft TV craft challenge. We were to use tissue, stamps, paint and beads. So for the stamp portion of this craft challenge, when I found this packing foam, I knew that I wanted to create my own stamp.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 2 Using the eraser end of a pencil, I pressed circle designs into the packing foam.  Because of the structure of the foam, you get a very interesting organic design. Next, I used a foam sponge to dab my paint over the surface of the stamp…
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 3  …and then stamped it onto my glassine envelope (the “tissue” portion of this craft challenge). As you can see, this background design takes on the look of lace. (The reason the foam looks aqua is that I first used that color to test the stamp. For this final stamping I used ivory.) On this example, I also overstamped pink flowers. Now I have a pretty hand-stamped envelope for my notecards.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 4 Now on to the next step of stamping. I love to stamp an ombre look so I used my sponge to dab two colors of paint onto my acrylic stamps. I like to apply one coat of paint, let it dry for a few minutes and then apply my second coat of paint. This way, you will get a cleaner stamped image.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 5  As soon as you apply the second coat of paint, you want to stamp it on your glassine envelope.
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 6 I didn’t have a piece of acrylic handy to stamp the word in one stamp so I had to add the “e” in another stamping.
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 7 Now I’m feeling the love! Set your envelope aside and let the paint dry completely (which doesn’t take very long!)
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 8 Next, for my notecards, I found some divider cards in my craft stash that came in some photo boxes that I purchased.
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 9 I cut the divider cards down to size to fit into the envelopes and stamped them with a matching flower stamp.
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 10 Just slip your note card inside your envelope and it’s ready when you want to write your love or thank you note. I also punch the tops of my envelopes so that I can slip in a piece of ribbon to keep the envelope closed.
 Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 11 To complete my craft challenge, I wanted to create floral push pins. The first step is to lightly sand both sides of the button and the top of the push pin. Then, put a puddle of Aleene’s Tacky Glue on the back of a flower.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 12 Press the button into glue.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 13 Place another puddle of glue on top of the button.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 14 Press the top of the push pin into the glue. Set aside to dry.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 15 To apply the beads (another craft challenge item) to the small flowers, I dip my wooden skewer into the Aleene’s Tacky Glue and apply a small amount to the center of the small flower.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 16 Press the bead into the glue and use the flat end of the skewer to adjust the placement of the bead, if needed.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 17 Remember that packing foam that I used to stamp? Well I also used it as a holder for my push pins. Just paint the foam with coordinating colors of acrylic paint. Let dry.
Stamped Note Cards and Floral Push Pins by Tiffany Windsor 18 Press push pins into the foam and wrap them up as a perfect thank you or hostess gift. I like to make these by the dozen and have them ready when I need a quick gift!

 


About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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