Monday, June 20, 2016

My Other Creations: Metal Tart Tin Medals

When I saw that this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme was Patterned Paper, I decided to make some medals with colorful paper "ribbons":
 The metal portion of my medals started out as mini tart tins that I found at a thrift store.  I smashed them flat (which did pain me a smidge, I will admit) and used that as my starting point.

The paper centers of my medals were punched with a 2" circle punch.  The bird is from patterned paper (the Painted Passport collection), while the typewriter is from a vintage kid's book and the travel girl is from Bo Bunny's Calendar Girl collection.

I made the ribbons on my medals from all sorts of different patterned paper, which I cut and outlined with a black Sharpie pen.  I used my Crop-A-Dile tool to cut holes in my paper, then set eyelets within the holes.  I threaded wire through the eyelets.

I stuck the wires to the backs of my medals with strong glue, then I connected more wire to the top and looped it around safety pins to mimic the pin element of traditional medals.

Lastly, I added the medal titles (Bird Babe, Writer and Adventurer), which I printed in Word.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy, as my cute little niece would say!

These medals were a lot of fun to make and were a great way to use up some of my patterned paper scraps.  Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I know we all have tons o' patterned paper, so I can't wait to see how you use it this week for our challenge!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!