Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paper & Pixels Project!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I have a project to share with you that appears in the latest issue of Paper and Pixels magazine. Last year, I contributed a tutorial for these Halloween wands, featuring rubber stamps from Artistic Outpost. I was so flattered to be asked this year to create something for their anniversary issue!

This teacup pincushion was inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Kris Dickinson, who creates the most beautiful pincushions out of real teacups. After receiving Eileen Hull's Teacup die, I couldn't wait to try making one from paper!

I am absolutely in love with how this turned out and have to give a huge thanks to Kris for the inspiration - she is truly amazing. If you'd like to see the full, step-by-step tutorial, you can purchase Paper and Pixels here for the insanely low price of $1.50. It features over 100 pages of projects from cards to scrapbook pages with lots of great tutorials for both paper and digital artists. It's a steal at that price!

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%! The adorable 'hello' rubber stamp is from The Stamps of Life by the wonderful Stephanie Barnard. It is from a set called tinytitles2stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!


  1. Hi Shelly, what a beautiful project, I love that teacup die and it produces a wonderful result which looks so realistic. Love the soft colours of the papers you have used. I am going to check out Kris's site as I would love to make pincushions with some lovely teacups that my Mum left me. Thanks for the inspiration. A x

  2. Hi Shelly, gorgeous, love the subtle colours and the birds are gorgeous. Love it. I have just had this die delivered, it's perfect for a challenge I have, I love that it's so dimensional. Tracy x

  3. Beautiful project Shelly
    Love it
    Greetings Janny

  4. very beautiful project shelly

  5. Congrats ! Very pretty, I love that teacup die too !

  6. A really pretty make and such great idea, love the soft colours you have used too! Trace x

  7. How pretty is that! So feminine.


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