Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Your Own Buttons with Spellbinders

Here is a card I made using my new buttons.  I was wanting some buttons, so I started playing with my Spellbinders Wizard and Die Templates.  In a few easy steps you can make your own buttons in many shapes and sizes.

First cut your fabric (or ribbon/paper) with Classic Heart S4-136, die#2, make 3.  Then cut cereal box cardboard with Classic Heart S4-136, die#1, make 3.  Then cut cardstock (or soda can, plastic, ect.) from Classic Scalloped Heart S4-137, die#1, make 3.  This is for the backing of the button.

Run fabric and cardboard cutouts through Xyron.  Add mounting foam to cardboard.  Trim in shape of die.  Peel off paper.
Place cardboard heart in center of fabric heart.  Sticky sides together.  Peel mounting foam backing off.  Stretch fabric around heart.  Press into sticky back.  If you have extra fabric sticking up, trim off so backing will lay smooth.
Flip over hearts and adhere to Scalloped Heart Cutouts.  Your buttons are complete.
You can see how the finished button looks.  I made many shapes of buttons.  Square, Circle, Octagon, ect.  Try all the shapes.  A few tips.  If using cardstock, you need to cut tiny triangles at any folding spot, so the paper folds over smoothly.  Fabric and ribbon give without this step.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just Rite Christmas Blog Hop

This is my card using Just Rite Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Set. I love Gingerbread Men. I hope you enjoy todays Blog Hop. Go check out all the other designers.


Just Rite Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Set (JB-08690)
Spellbinders Die Templates - Petite Scalloped Circles SM, die # 3, Standard Circles LG, die # 3
The Paper Company - Deep Red Paper
Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
Tsukineko - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers - 0, E35, G17, R37
8" strips of 3/4" Red Sheer Ribbon, and 1/4" strip Deep Green Ribbon

Cut red paper @ 4 1/4" x 11". Fold. Cut white paper @ 4" x 5 1/4".
Stamp "Wishing You a Merry Christmas with Gingerbread Man inside" onto white paper.
Stamp one extra on scrap paper. Cut/Emboss with Standard Circle LG, die # 3. Color all with Copic markers. Blend.
Cut/Emboss Petite Scalloped Circle SM, die # 3 with red paper. Adhere to Gingerbread Man cutout.
Adhere sheer red ribbon across center of card. Adhere green on top of red. Tie bow from red & green. Adhere.
Place circle cutout to center of ribbon and adhere with mounting foam.
Blend colors.

Just Rite Stampers
Becca Feekan
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Johnson
Kazan Clark
Sharon Harnist
Laura Davis
Debbie Olson
Michelle Woerner
Taylor Van Bruggen
Jen Balcer
Lori Craig
Lauren Meader
Beate Johns
Barb Schram
Kimberly Crawford
Michelle Kovack
Jami Bova
Kelli Fortin
Jennifer Buck
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse
Lisa Somerville
Gerrie Johnnic
Kathy Jones
Debbie Seyer
Kim Sonksen
Melissa Bove
Terre Fry
Sheryl Dickinson
Mary Pfaff
Holly Simoni
Angela Robledo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Birthday Cake Gift Card Box

This is the perfect little "Gift" for someone you care about. I created this Birthday Gift Card Box as one of my entries for the 2009 Spellbinders Design Team Contest. Sorry it has taken so long to get posted. I am new to this blogging thing, so I have a lot to learn. I hope you like it.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jump Girl Card

Here is a card I made for Crafty on Goings.  It is for a real yummy Blog Candy.  Go have a look.  I downloaded the image from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Great Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi!  Go check out the great blog candy giveaway @ Fluttabyz Crafty Haven.  Leanne is giving away Sugar Nellie Stamp Set.  Go share the love and spread the news.  

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Snowflake Card

Hi!  Here is a card I made for a contest over at 2 Sketches 4 You.  Great blog.  You could win $100 in Just-Rite Stamps.  Go take a look.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.