Decorative Pin Daisy Bag ~ Part 2

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This workshop continues to complete the project that shows you how to make this intricate cut bag to house some decorative pins or even a gift voucher / money.

There is complete worksheet for the whole project should you which to print it out or work from the computer.


Here is the inside of the bag with the decorative stick pins.

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Here is a close up of the Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes that adorn the intricate cut out detail of the die panel.


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Decorative Pin Daisy Bag Complete Project


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

JustRite Cling Stamp ~ Hello Daisy : JRCL02004

Couture Creations Vintage Rose 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CO723971

Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die  : CED2201

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

Tim Holtz Distress Markers Mustard Seed  : DMMUST  , Victorian Velvet  : DMVICT,

Crushed Olive : DMOLIVE  & Peeled Paint : DMPEEL  , Forest Moss :  DMFOREST,

Shabby Shutters :DMSHAB ,  Aged Mahogany : DMAGED ,

Victorian Velvet  : DMVICT, Black Soot : DMBLACK & Spun Sugar : DMSPUN

 Creative Expressions Smoothies : CESMOOTH  

Cut`n`Dry Felt :FELTCUT & Cut`n`Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Foundations A4 Coconut Card :40980 

 Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

& Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes~ Marshmallow : CSMFMARSH

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac Distress Ink Pad : DPLILAC

 Cosmic Shimmer Olive Green Ribbon : KN16

Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Single White :SAPSSW

Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW

Stick Pins Products :

Creative Expressions Pearl Topped Stick Pins ~ White : CEPINWHT

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Pale Blue : CEPBEADPLBLUE

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Rose Mist :CEPBEADROSE

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Midnight : CEPBEADMID

White Pearls : CEPPEARLWHT & Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 34. To Continue on from the decoupage daisy step from part 1 of the workshop.


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Step 35. Place the oval from the centre of the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die set onto a 2 layers of the Couture Creations vintage rose 12″ x 12“ paper used to make the main bag shape. Cut & emboss piece through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 36. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the whole reverse side of one of the ovals.


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Step 37. Stick the oval on the inside bottom of the bag flap so that 2/3 rds of the oval over hangs the flap. As a guide the oval should fall over the oval embossed area in the background frame below.

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Step 38. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the other oval, again on the reverse side before sticking the oval over the just laid down oval. This gives a nice finish inside and out of the flap & gives the bag a base to stick the stamped daisy flower onto.

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Step 39. Attach the daisy to the oval using foam pads or 3d glue for a raised feel or alternatively use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue for a flat strong adhesion to the paper.


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Step 40. To make the decorative stick pins for the inside of the bag the following products are needed. The Creative Expressions white pearl topped stick pins, along with the Creative Expressions faceted teardrop beads in pale blue, rose mist, midnight. A pack of white pearls & bead spacers are also needed. Glossy accents is used as the best glue for this job as previous tests have been done and shown the glue doesn`t rust inside the teardrop beads.

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Step 41. Select a white pearl topped stick pin and add a small amount of glossy accents on the pearl before adding a bead spacer over the top.

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Step 42. Apply another small amount of the glossy accents on the bead spacer before dropping your chosen colour faceted bead onto the bead. Add another drop of glossy accents onto the end of the bead.

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Step 43. Add another spacer bead, more glossy accents before adding a smaller faceted bead, more glossy accents and finish with a small pearl bead.

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Step 44. Repeat this using different bead combinations as you go. It`s often nice to have pairs of the stick pins so here I have worked in 2`s . Then stick them into an off cut of the cut`n`dry felt or a pin cushion that can be turned upside down when the pins are drying.

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Step 45. Then attach the felt to something that will allow it to hang upside down so that the stick pins dry overnight correctly in position. Here I used the frame of a small embellishment pot unit, or why not tape them to the underneath of a shelf ???

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Step 46. Arrange the pins in the piece of cut`n`dry felt. It`s best to add the end ones and work your way inwards as you`ll get an even spacing throughout. This bag holds 10 pins comfortably.

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Step 47. The decorative pins will lay nicely in the centre of the bag and be able to flip back and forth as it`s opened. Alternatively stick the back of the felt to the back of the bag side so it doesn`t move once the ribbon has been added.

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Step 48. Add 2 of the decorative pearl corners on the flap of the bag for a nice finish.

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Step 49. Take a strip of the single row adhesive pearls so they measure 9½”. Trim the acetate so it`s level with the pearls as this will make part of the handle, it is optional if you want to add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue behind the pearls for added hold, but I haven`t done this and they have sat nicely for 2 weeks without.


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Step 50. Snip away the acetate backing from behind 2 of the pearls and keep the pearls still on the long strip of the acetate. Repeat this on the other end of the pearl strip.

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Step 51. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the back of the 2 pearls.


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Step 52. Stick the pearls onto the slim depth on the inside of the bag flap.


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Step 53. Add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the other 2 pearls and wrap the pearls over the top of the bag in a loop, making sure pearls remain untwisted, secure the pearls on the opposite side of the bag flap.

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Step 54. Now you have a nice delicate pearl handle to co-ordinate with the pearls on the corners of the bag and on the decorative stick pins inside.

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Step 55. As you can see inside the bag hasn`t been lined but that`s because the intricate die pattern can be seen through the self adhesive sheet backing but you can add a lining if you wish.

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Step 56. To finish the inside of the pin felt add double sided tape around the felt base before adding some two tone ribbon around the felt. Work from the back to the centre of the front of the felt when adding the ribbon.


Step 57. Finish the centre of the ribbon off by adding a small bow to cover the join.



Step 58. This bag is perfect to sent to another crafter to use on their projects or for someone just starting out in crafting. Maybe it`s just somewhere to house the pins on your craft desk for later projects !!!

This design would also work nicely to give a gift voucher or money in it so just add a piece of card to tuck the voucher behind it.



Step 59. The pearl strip works nicely with the acetate backing but you may wish to use a ribbon instead.

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Step 60. The weight of the decoupaged daisy acts as a nice weight for the flap of the bag to help keep it closed.

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Step 61. A close up of the decoupaged daisy.

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Step 62. The Finished decorative pin bag.


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Step 63. A selection of the decorative pins inspired by Sue Wilson. Sue has worked so hard to source the beads which make the pins look so wonderful.


Something a bit different using the lovely background die by Sue Wilson.

Happy Crafting

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