Christmas Stick Pins and Decorative Gift Box by Monica Roca

Good morning, peoples!  Can you believe that November is have over?!?!  Oh my goodness!!!  Christmas is approaching waaaaay too fast!  Well, this is a very busy week, so you will be seeing alot of activity on this blog (unlike last week :/ )  …and it all starts today with a design team project created by Monica Roca 🙂

Today, Monica created a couple of small projects just perfect for creating at this time of the year when you have almost no time to spend in your craft room.  She created a couple of stick pin embellishments and an amazingly cute little gift box that is perfect for wrapping a small gift.  Let’s start with the gift box…

red and black christmas gift box

…tell me this is not the most adorable thing ever!  Monica create the gift box using the Accucut Gable Box die.  She then used red carstock to mat all sides of the black box.  Monica did a beautiful job of decorating the front of the box using a variety of ButterBeeScraps items…she started by adding two of her favorite Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishments (#540-B) in the center.  She then created a 3-dimensional bow using gold glitter paper and black cardstock cut using two Creative Expressions Sue Wilson dies – Classic 3D Bow and Filigree 3D Bow.

Once the bow was in place, Monica added a Bronze Filigree Bead Cap (#CAP020-B) with a 6x8mm Teal Green Faceted Glass Abacus Bead in the center to create the knot.  To finish everything off, Monica added a small Bronze Corner Metal Filigree Embellishment (#730-B) to each corner and topped each off with a single SS12 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestone.

Monica also created these two adorable stick pins using the Short Gold Plated Hat Pins from the shop.  For the stick pin on the left, Monica started with a 6mm Clear Rhinestone and Bronze Rondelle Spacer Bead (#BD006-B/CL) at the top followed by a 6x8mm Teal Green Faceted Glass Abacus Bead, Bronze Filigree Bead Cap (#CAP052-B), Tibetan Style Bronze Wing Bead (#BD360-B), gorgeous Bronze Filigree Bead Cap (#CAP629-B), and finally two more 6x8mm Teal Green Faceted Glass Abacus Beads.

teal and bronze stick pin embellishments

Monica used many of the same components for the stick pin on the right – 6x8mm Teal Green Faceted Glass Abacus BeadsBronze Filigree Bead Caps (#CAP052-B) and 6mm Clear Rhinestone and Bronze Rondelle Spacer Beads (#BD006-B/CL).  It’s amazing how different you can make things look when using the same items!

If you like Monica’s project and would like a better, 3d view of everything, please hop on over to her YouTube channel and watch the video she uploaded for our viewing pleasure 🙂  Thank you for stopping by again today!  I will be back very soon with another beautiful project to oogle at 🙂

ButterBeeScraps supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Accucut Gable Box die
  • Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die – Classic 3D Bow
  • Creative Expressions Sue Wilson die – Filigree 3D Bow