Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Paper Haus Winter Frolic

 Welcome to the Winter Frolic 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop
We are celebrating the release of the Winter Issue of PaperHaus Magazine and also 
inspiring each day with wonderful holiday projects, giveaways and inspiration! 
**Our blog hop will run from December 1st to December 12th**
 Be sure to stop and leave a comment each day to win some fabulous prizes by our lovely sponsors!

**You should be arriving here from  Eila Sandberg's Blog**
Here is the blog list for today's hop:
My project for today was inspired by a new set of snowflake molds
by WOW! Embossing.  After watching a couple of tutorials, I decided that adding
push-pins to the backs of the resin would make a cute gift to put in my daughter's stocking!
She has quite a collection of cute push-pins for her corkboard and she will love these :)

 As you can see, I also made up pins using layered buttons and die-cut corrugated snowflakes.

I assembled my supplies from WOW!: Melt-It Powder; Pastel Blue Embossing Powder; Mold

This is such a cool concept...and if you've never experienced WOW! products, be sure
to check out their website and see if it's for you!  
Before getting ready to melt your powder, you will also need:
Pie tin, spoon, heat gun and a clothes pin or oven mitt

The ratio that I used for my Blue Snowflakes was 4:1 (melting powder to embossing powder)
1- Mix the two together in your tin
(create a 'spout' at one side so that you can pour the melted resin into the molds)
 2- Place heat gun under the tin and heat for approximately 2 minutes or until the powder has
been melted;  be sure to hold the tin with a clothes pin or pot holder...it gets pretty warm!
 3- Pour melted resin into each mold.
 4- Press push-pins into the mold and allow to set. 
5- Gently peel the mold away from the resin and you're done!
Again, there are some great tutorials on their YouTube Channel

I created a little banner to go along with my pins:
Banner die by Sizzix and sticker letters by Doodlebug Design.
As you can see, I've used the Blue Snowflake pins to hold up the banner :)

For the black button/snowflake pins, I simply used an epoxy glue when adding the push pin
to the back.  I found the corkboard (all ready in the pretty frame!) at Kirkland's.
I also added some faux burlap bows (by May Arts Ribbon) to the top sides of the frame...
I love how it ties in with the natural look of the corkboard!

That's all that I have to share today...thanks so much for stopping by and participating
in the PaperHaus Blog Hop... your next stop is the AUTHENTIQUE PAPER BLOG

40 comments:

  1. WOUW what an awesome idea here, that is definitely one, I´ll have to keep for a later use.. Thanks so much for that.

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  2. I love this! I had no idea they had a melting powder/molds...all this goodness! I played around with a different resin this weekend and it was so fun. Must try the WOW brand. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Very creative! I just love learning new way to use embossing powders. You inspire me to give it a try.

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  4. Such a clever idea, and wow they look amazing!! The little blue snowflakes are just gorgeous.
    Alison x

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  5. What a great idea! I am going to try my hand at this! I love the blue frame and your banner is adorable! TFS!

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  6. What a fun and beautiful creation! I LOVE this! So very creative!

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  7. How fun and pretty!
    Thanks for the instructions
    on this. I'll try it.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. What a totally original idea! Awesome I love it! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you and yours all the very best this holiday season! :) http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

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  9. What a darling project! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Paula

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  10. Świetny pomysł :) Dziękuję bardzo przydatny kurs.

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  11. Love this. Wouldn't be hard to make, wouldn't cost much, and could be used for other times of the year with a few changes. thanks for the idea.

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  12. What a great idea. Love the cork board and that frame is just fabulous. :)

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  13. Its sooo lovely you have make.
    Gorgeous,
    Hugs Astrid

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  14. A couple of the links aren't working, but I'm glad to have made it to your site. Very interesting project...nice for winter. thanks for sharing your work with us!

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  15. Love your pushpins!!! I am going to have to try this! Your beautiful bulletin board is sweet too!

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  16. such a cool project--need to check out these products!

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  17. Love it ! Very cute idea. I would like to try this!

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  18. So beautiful and original! Just learned something new I need to buy, LOL...

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  19. Great board and its not exclusive to Christmas or winter, will look great all year, plus I am so into snowflakes right now so love that also.

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  20. What a creative idea, it's so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Fabulous idea! I love it. I love learning new crafting techniques thank you so much for sharing :)

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  22. That's a great corkboardf! I HAVE to try some WOW! products now! Is it too late to add to my Christmas list?

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  23. Ooooh these pins are absolutely adorable! the corkboard is such a neat idea, I know another young lady who'd loooove getting one! xoxo

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  24. WHat a fantastic tutorial,its new to me and I loved to learn about new products too,Thanks for sharing and the Hop Both :D !

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  25. Great idea, the corkboard is wonderful!

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  26. gorgeous frame! Thanks for sharing about the WOW Melt It Powder, it is my first time learning about this awesome product!

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  27. Wonderful fresh idea!!! Thanks for sharing!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  28. Awesome tutorial! I haven't heard much about the Wow Melt it Powder. It looks fun!

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  29. WOW! These turned out amazing! Very cool idea! I've pinned ya! :)

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  30. Cute, cute, cute! I figured you'd need a melting pot. It's nice to know there's a different way to do it!

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  31. Love the board!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Lovely idea!!!!!!Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how you have made your own embellishments

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