Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Quick Gift

We had our church small group party Thursday night and one of my friends was wearing a cute little resin pin of a cat in a stocking.  I had JUST ordered this cute little Lockhart stamp, and thought I would make a pin, too, for one of the other ladies in our group who always hosts and has several cats.  So here is a little tutorial!


For this particular pin, I stamped the image in Stazon on watercolor paper, then watercolored it and cut it out.  I then stamped it three times on black cardstock with white craft ink, and cut them out.  I like to cut out the black ones just a tiny bit inside the lines.


Glue one black piece to the back of the original stamped image with Crystal Effects; when it is dry, glue each successive piece.  A clothespin is good to hold the layers together.


Now take a black marker and color the white edges of the watercolor paper.


Your image should now be four layers thick; tap it firmly on a Versamark pad, sprinkle clear embossing powder over it and heat emboss it.  Do this twice.


Isn't she sweet?  Another view:



Now add a pin back--this is an easy, peel & stick one!


Make a little card to pin it on........


and package it up in a little cello bag!  These don't really take that long to make!!  Hope they inspire you to make your art into jewelry!


  1. Oh my - this is such a cute idea and what a wonderfully thoughtful gift for a cat lover! Simply delightful! I may have to scout my stamps for some cute images and give this a try - thanks so much for your inspiration - now and all the time! ~chris

  2. Oh my gosh LeAnne! This is such a great tutorial! Thank you very much for sharing this with us all! Your kitty pin is so cute :)

  3. Awesome, girl! Totally adorable mitten and cat, and I just LOVE the idea to make it into a pin. Great coloring, too!

  4. this is really cute!! I'm sure she'll love this! BTW, I LOVE the snow gently falling on your blog! I've seen this on other blogs too and I love it!!

  5. What a cute little kittie LeAnne! and thanks for sharing your method of making it into a pin - great idea to layer the card stock! I bet your friend loved this pretty gift!

  6. This is just too sweet and a darling idea. Thank you so much for sharing the directions how you made it. I would love to give this a try.

    Merry Christmas LeAnne!

  7. Totally adorable, LeAnne!!! Thanks for explaining how you did it--it's on my list ;-)

  8. Very Cute, what an awesome idea!! That stamp is super cute too!!!

  9. Is there anything you can't do LeAnne? You are so talented.
    Great Job.

  10. Adorable LeAnne!!! Love that sweet little image.

    Merry Christmas!
    Lesley :)

  11. Thank you for sharing this. It is so cute and easy and could be done with so many images.
    I am glad you found some inspiration and some time to share with us.

  12. Oh my word, this is CUTE! You are such a clever girl!

  13. Ohhhh how cool!!! I'm lovin this for a quick gift idea, LeAnne! Thanks for showing us how to make these. Cute stamp too!

  14. oh my goodness this is awesome and what a great idea for all kinds of occassions....a valentine heart would be just too cute too! Thanks for sharing such a fab idea LeAnne~Donna

  15. I love it!! What a great idea!! And a perfect last min gift. Very very pretty. I just came across your site and wanted to let you know about my site. We specialize in helping crafters such as yourself sell you wonderful creations online for only $5.00 a month. I was hoping you would take a look and let me know if you are interested. is the site and my e-mail address is

  16. How creative Leanne!! I will definitely case this one!!

  17. This is so adorable, LeAnne! Thank you for providing such an easy tutorial! I might have to try this one day ;]

  18. So cute, and EASY! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  19. Oh how cute! What a super sweet idea and gift! Love it LeAnne!

  20. Oh... this is awesome LeAnne... what a great idea and an wonderful gift!


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