Thursday, March 12, 2009

Girl Scouts/Brownie camp - out swap

Hello Everyone,This is a Pin I made for my 8 yr old niece to swap at her Brownie/Girl Scout Camp-out that she attended last weekend. The girls were to make pins to swap with each other. So of course, I had to help! This is the size of an ATC roughly 3" 1/2 X 2" 1/4. I used the retired "Merry & Bright" set as it had all the elements I needed ( pine trees, deer) in a tiny size. I just love this set, I use it alot for gift tags and giftables at Christmas time. The darling little snowman fits perfectly on a peppermint patty when placed on the scallop circle. so cute for a little something beside a dinner plate or in a little gift bag of goodies!

Well, back to the card/Pin , I used Close to cocoa for the base, pinked around the edges. Then I adhered a 2"X 3" piece of Baja Breeze to it. I stamped the blue piece with the pine bough stamp found in "Definately Decorative Pines " set ( also retired) I stamped the Pine Bough in a bronze using a Color Box stamp pad that I had on hand, next, I placed a 1" 1/4 X 2" piece of "Always Artichoke" ( with my stamped images on it) to the blue piece. I paper pieced the deer with some light brown paper I had that had a sort of leather look to it. I think it was from the "Once Upon A Time" stack by DCVW. I paper pieced the pine trees with some green paper I had from another stack I got from Michael's a long time ago. I added stickles to the trees, and lightly to the deer to give it just a little bling. (Little girls love bling! and so do Big Girls!) I darkened the antlers and legs and tree trunks with Close to cocoa markers so they would show up a little more. I Placed the sticks around the edges with "Zip DRY,"( it seeemed to hold the best.) I actually went around my backyard and picked up sticks! The things we do for love! The "friend" plaque I stamped using" close to cocoa" ( CTC) on that same mottled brown paper that I did the deers in. I added stitch marks around the edges with my CTC marker and added just a hint of stickles in a bronzey color,( like the deers.) the sentiment is from the retired "Noteworthy" set. I know, all retired sets, but I had to go with what would work for this tiny project. I glued the Friend plaque to the corner using "Zip Dry". And on the back, (not shown) I glued on a pin back (you get them in a bag at Michael's or JoAnn's) and Voila! an official Brownie camp-out Pin to swap!
I am happy to report that they were a big hit. The girls loved them, and quite a few of the leaders too, according to my sister. I should have put my Stamping Up! info on the back, but I didn't. It was just for my niece. Oh well..... ! Now I must get to my stamp room and finish my swaps for our downline meeting tonight!

Hugs, Have a great Day! and thanks for stopping by.



Kerri said...

Awww, the pins are just adorable, and your niece is too!

Heidi Kilgore said...

Thanks Kerri,

I appreciate your feedback. Thank you for following my blog! I hope to start participating in some challenges,as soon as I can figure out how to get on SCS. I enjoy your blog and your creative talents,

Hugs, HK

Carolyn Bounds said...

The pin is ADORABLE!!!! I can see why it was such a big hit at the campout...because it is absolutely PERFECT!!! I am also amazed at all the wonderful details you were able to incorporate onto such a tiny canvas. WoW!!! I love it:o)