Friday, November 17, 2017

Celebrate with Stars by Buttons Glaore & More ~

Hi, Connie here with the Buttons Galore & More design team sharing a couple of Birthday cards using the themed buttons "Stars" by Buttons Galore & More.  The buttons come in four different colors: green, yellow, blue and red plus two sizes.  Perfect primary colors, great for creating crafty projects with.

Supplies needed to create these cards : Star themed buttons by Buttons Galore & More, Bingo cards, pattern paper, birthday stamp set and ink, stickers (optional), twine, cardstock and strong glue.

1. Trim pattern paper to 4" x 12" and score at 6". Fold to create card base.
2. Shade around the bingo cards with ink.
3. Layer cardstock and 2 bingo cards and adhere to card base.
4. Stamp sentiment on the bingo card.
5. Speckle with ink spray and let dry.
6. Add twine and Star button to top of card.
7. Randomly scatter the Star buttons, around the bingo card cluster, on the front of the card.

The cards can be created quickly and created assembly style.  Great to add to a gift bag or will look beautiful on a package.  They are bright and colorful and EASY!!!  I love easy~ sometimes easy is good and these cute Star buttons add dimension and texture to the card, making it so fun!

Special cards for special people don't have to be complicated to create when you have beautiful themed button embellishments to create with.  Buttons Galore & More has a large selection of themed buttons for every holiday and event.  They have created some really cute themed buttons!!!  Check them out~

Thanks for stopping by today!
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

More of the October Club Q by Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page and a fun technique.  I will be using supplies left over from the October Club Q Kit by Quick Quotes.  The kit is full and will easily make more projects than it is designed to do.

I was having a hard time fitting all the photos, that I wanted to use, and the focal picture plus saving the giraffe looking so cute, in the corner, so this is what I decided on ~ cutting the focal picture to make room for the photo strip.

The picture was perfect for this technique, nothing was lost from the focal photo.

The photos were printed out on my Canon iP8720, by re-sizing them to 2" x 3" making it possible to print two on a 4" x 6" sheet of photo paper.  They were then trimmed and pieced together making the photo strip.  Perfect for going right down the side of the focal photo.

Supplies used:
Quick Quotes: Club Q October Kit
Quick Quotes: Sonata Collection (exclusive to Club Q October Kit)
Quick Quotes: 49 Shades of Grey/SH104  and Die cut sticker sheet
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confession, Sky Blue and Sunset.
Canon iP8720 Printer
Canon photo paper

Buttons Galore & More
rubber stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives dimensional foam squares

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Monday, November 13, 2017

Shakers with a twist~ Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a twist on the popular Shakers by Clear Scraps!!!  When I'm creating I try to use items in different ways.  With that being said these are a couple of diffrent ways to use the Shakers.  I think these would be super cute gifts for teachers.  So easy the children can create too!

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The Texas Shaker is created using pattern paper and acylic paint.  After the back piece is covered with paper, the top frame is painted, the palstic film is removed from the acrylic Texas shape and the sequin mix is added to the shaker, glue top frame down to the body of the shaker.  Now for the twist~

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Add a spool to the back allowing for a pencil to be placed in the spool hole.  Paper or felt can be added around the spool and then using a strong adhesive attach to the back of the shaker.

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A note pad could be given with this too, for extra cuteness!!  The Star Shaker is created the same way except instead of using the spool hole for a pencil, I glued a small cloths pin to the back of the shaker.

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This could hold a quote, photo or card, you decide!!!  One tip, when attaching the spool to the shaker, make sure it is flush with the shaker, so it will adhere good (that is why I used felt around the niddle of the spool, it is thicker) 

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Supplies used:
Clear Scraps: Texas Shaker
Clear Scraps: Star Shaker
Clear Scraps: Glamour Sequins
sequins, buttons, pattern paperm acrylic paint, vintage wooden spools, twine, pencil and cloths pin

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Tree button pins with Buttons Galore & More~

Hi, Connie here with Buttons Galore & More design team sharing some really cute, wintery Christmas Tree pins.  The pins were created using a beautiful mix of buttons called Winter Wonderland.  They are beautiful and perfect for this project.

These were created using a triangle shaped piece of wood but chipboard would work also.

Supplies needed:
Gorgeous Winter Wonderland buttons by Buttons Galore & More, wood or chipboard shaped triangles, pin backs, felt, strong glue and acrylic paint.

  1. Paint the back and sides of the triangle shape.  Sit aside to dry.
  2. Trace triangle shapes on felt and trim out.
  3. When paint is completly dry, glue felt on front (not painted) of triangle shape.
  4. Using strong glue place buttons on the front of the traingle and glue them in place, creating a tree.
  5. Repeat this step for all triangle shapes.
  6. Let dry about 10 minutes .
  7. Glue pin backs on the backside of the tree pin.
  8. Add the sticker word oon top of the buttons.
  9. Attach to a gift card.

I used die cut cards, that come with sets of paper, to attach the Christmas Tree pins to.  I love the beauty of the button mix. These colors really scream Winter to me.  Another idea to give the Christmas Tree pins a different look is to add ribbon or twine,  or highlight the buttons with ink or paint.  So many ways to personalize these pins. How about one in each color!!!

These are so easy to make and will make sweet little gifts to share with teachers and family friends!  Great family night project for the kids to join in on.  The beautiful thing about buttons, they are gorgeous and easy to work with.  Always leaving you with a beatiful and unique project!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop, Day 2 ~ decor Ideas!!

Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining me for the second day of Handmade Holiday 7th Annual Blog Hop . Today is Holiday Decor Ideas, can't wait to hop!!! 

 We've gathered some of our favorite companies and blogger friends to share with you their best handmade decor ideas online. These decor ideas are great for the holidays but can be used all year long (just by adding or subtracting embellishments). Visit all the links in the hop, leave a comment, pin your favorites, and decorate handmade.

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For my decor project I chose to create button balls and for a added twist, gift tags (if you decide to gift them).

The button balls are easy to create, just takes time:)  This is how they were put together~

Three ingredients:
3 Styrofoam balls 2.8"
buttons ( Buttons Galore & More)
glue (white)
1. Apply the buttons, a section at a time. (If you try to do to much, at one time, the buttons fall off).
2. Let dry a good 20 minutes. Then do another section.
3. When one half is complete, I put the button ball on a stand and sectioned it off  and continued.
4. The buttons are overlapped when needed to be. 

The button balls with an added gift tag using the products by Scrapbook Adhesive.

Instructions for tags:
1. Cut tag shape from pattern paper.
2. Adhere to manila tag with Scrapbook Adhesive tape runner.
3. Add embellishemnts with Scarpbook Adhesive foam squares.
4. Attach to button ball with twine.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop~ gift idea!

Hi, everyone!! Welcome to the Handmade Holidays 7th Annual Blog Hop.  This is my 3rd year to participate and I'm always excited to see all of the handmade gift and decor items that were created.  Always makes me want to decorate!!!

 We've gathered some of our favorite companies and blogger friends to share with you their best handmade gift ideas online. These gift ideas are great for the holidays but can be used all year long. Visit all the links in the hop, leave a comment, pin your favorites, and give the gift of handmade. 

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For my gift project I chose to create decorative clipboards using the acrylic 6.5" x 9"clipboards by Clear Scraps.  They can be personalized for the person you are gifting it to. I created three different styles, of how each clipboard can be unique!

1. Remove plastic film from front and back of the acrylic clipboard.
2. Select paper and cut to the size of the clipboard. (I traced the back of the clipboard onto the pattern paper).
3. Shade with ink and adhere to the Back of the clipboard.
4. Layer pattern papers, shade with ink and clip under the clipboard clip on the front of the clipboard.

5. Adhere layered papers together using the tape runner by Scrapbook Adhesive.
6. Embellish with tags, pattern paper shapes and adhere with foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesive.
7. Add photo.

8. Splat with ink spray to complete.
9. Add ribbon. (I dyed and distressed the ribbon I used)
10. Add charm and adhere wooden ruler embellishment with strong glue to the metal clipboard clip.
All three clipboards were created the same way, using these steps, only difference is the pattern papers that were used.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, November 3, 2017

KitxChange Travel Envelope Organizer~ Brilliant!!!!

Hi guys!!!
I have a really brilliant organizing product to share with you.  
It is called KitxChange and 
it is so clever and stylish too!!  

By organizing with this Travel Envelope by KitxChange a lot of bulk 
was reduced from my crafting shelves.  Let me show you~

Sequins and miscellaneous embellishments.  Plenty of room to add more pretties!
The clear plastic envelopes come in several different sizes, so it is a product that you can
 customize to your own needs.

This twine was on spools, in a box, that rarely got used (because it was hidden) but
 now it is in plain site and ready to grab and go!! 

The Travel Envelope has two zipper pouches that hold all kinds of things.  That is where I put the twine, all 16 spools.  

I had these pretty flat backs everywhere.  I wanted them all in one place so they would be easily seen and more likely to be created with.  The Travel Envelope was the perfect solution for this.

I love all the room the Travel Envelope has and how easy it is to fill and organize.  The clear plastic envelopes have Velcro on the backside of the decorative strip so they are easy to press into place on the felt backing.

Most of the embellishments that were added , the packages had ripped and the embellishments were in the bottom of the shelf.  I'm really happy with this organizing tool.  Hope you will take a look at the KitxChange!

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Thanks for stopping by~

Disclaimer: Crafty Goodies received a complimentary sample for the purpose of writing a review.  I was not compensated for this blog post.  All opinions expressed are my own.