One Little Push Pin

So...yeah. I'm cheap. I can't afford a fancy little paper piercing kit, so I like to wing it instead:

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View the card and see the supplies I used here, at my gallery: Push Pin Blossoms.

Now, I agree it's not the neatest or straightest job, but it was done at no cost to me! Here's how I did it:

First, I collected a push pin, a ruler and my Coluzzle mat. I had already adhered my pink cardstock to my cocoa cardstock before I began, so I laid my card down on my Coluzzle mat, making sure that it was opened (or else I'd have pin pricks on both the front and the back of my card). Then I used my ruler to help me gauge where to place my little holes. I started along the bottom and you can certainly tell because as I moved on, I worked faster and so my lines became more sloppy. Oh, well. I'm sure you can come up with more impressive results than I did. Ha! I thought the tip was still worth sharing.

I sent this card off to a good friend today. I think since I started scanning and saving my cards, I've been more inclined to actually use them for what they were made for. Aren't we stampers so silly sometimes? Hee hee...


Laura said...

Great tip. I love it when there are simple solutions and ways to craft. The card is very pretty, by the way.

Erika Martin said...

I LOVE the card! And I LOVE it even more in person! Thank you SO much for the card!!! And the sweet note inside! You really made my day!I had a HUGE smile on my face when I opened the envelope and realized THEN that you were talking about me in your post!