Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Acorn Paper Clips

Paper Clips are a very hot item at my craft shows and I also LOVE to give them to my girls Teachers as well.

I am mainly using Stampin UP product but also a few other companys that I have in my stash as well.

 I am using the Acorn Builder punch.

I punched out 20 of the main shape in Crumb Cake card stock.

You need two punches per paper clip, one for the front and one for the back.
 Unfortunatly this awsome and versatile punch retired in May of 2017 but I still use and blog about things that are not on the market because you may have them or something like it in your stash.
 I am using a Sea Side embossing folder from Stampin Up.

You can fit quite a few in the folder.
 I also punched out 20 of the acorn tops in the color More Mustard.

Which also retired a few years back, I am down to just a few scraps of this amazing fall color.
 I am using a dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug.
 Here are a few ways I may make the paper clips.

I ultimnatly went with the second choice.
 Here I inked the cordinating card stock with its matching ink.
 The left acorn has no inking at all.

The right has inking on both the top and bottom of the acorn.
 I am using some small circle foam circles from Micheal's to attach the top of the acorn to the bottom part.
 Here I am using Stampin UP foam dimensionals on the back to make the acorn more stable when I hot glue the paper clip to the back.

I am using a good old fashion orange paper clip from the $1 store.
 A dab of hot glue to attach the paper clip and place the second acorn on top.
All done.
Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is
- I purchase 75% of my paper clips at the $1 store
Target Store site

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- Crumb Cake ink and card stock
- More Mustard ink and card stock  -  retired
- Stampin Dimensionals
- Acorn Builder Punch  -  retired