Monthly Archives: October 2012

First Birthday Card

A First Birthday Card with an image by Mo Manning, coloured with Promarkers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

DP2 Challenge – Cute n’ Cuddly

Sassy Cheryl’s – Trick or TREAT

 

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Button Initial in a Frame

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I saw this on Pinterest and have made a few. They’re quite simple to make but look very effective and make a nice gift. This is a quick how-to for a button initial in a frame.

I use the ‘Ribba’ frame from Ikea, which is a white, deep, 9x9inch square frame. You need a frame with depth so that the buttons don’t get squashed up against the glass. An alternative would be to use a normal frame and leave the glass out.

Measure and cut a piece of white card using the paper from the frame as a guide.

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Cut out your chosen letter using a die cutting machine if you have one. Otherwise, print out your letter onto card using Word on your computer and cut it out by hand. Make it around 6 inches tall.
Stick the letter to the white card with double sided tape or glue.
Tip: Cut out two or three letters out and layer them on top of your card. This will stop your card from warping if you use too much glue.

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Start putting your buttons down on top of the letter. When you’re happy with the arrangement, glue the buttons down using a wet glue like Uhu or Bostick or Anita’s Tacky Glue (PVA), preferably with a small nozzle. Overlap some of the buttons to add depth to your letter.

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Repeat until you have filled the letter. Put some small gems and pearls into the spaces left by the buttons.

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When dry, place it in the frame. And there you have it, a lovely gift for a new baby, Christening, birthday etc.

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Instead of just using buttons, you can fill your letter with gens and pearls. It’s more time consuming because of the small pieces but looks well.

I got various gems in Inspiring Ideas in Blanchardstown. I got half pearls from the eBay seller go4beauty.

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Red Wedding Cards

Two cards for a wedding we have this weekend.  The colour scheme is red so I incorporated that and put a bit of gold with it.

This first has an image from Mo Manning, which is coloured with Promarkers.  I am entering this in Mo’s ‘Bis for’ Challenge (Bride)and Sketch Saturday Week 228.

The second card is one that I have made a few times!  But this is the first time I have done it with red. The hearts are cut with my Cricut.

Autumn Crafts

I take part in an online craft swap every few months. I can’t wait to see what handmade treat comes in the post for me!

I made this card for my swappee. The image is from Sassy Cheryl (a bargain at 50c!) and its coloured with Promarkers.

I am entering it in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl – Photo Inspiration
Passion for Promarkers – Autumn
Sketch Saturday Week 227

 

This is the jewelry I made for the swap.

 

And this is the lovely gift I recieved.  It’s a selection of soy candles.