Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year ~ 2010

Well, only 2 hours left of 2009 and I, for one, am hoping 2010 will be a MUCH better year for us all, not only in Michgian, but all over the US and at home in England.

I spent some glorious time today making buttons for my thank you cards! It was so relaxing and I love how they turned out. My cards are made using the Designer Paper, Bella Bleu and so I made coordinating buttons! So easy to do ... just use a circle punch (any size, mine are 3/4") and punch 4 or 5 circles from scraps of cardstock. Glue them together using your Tombow Mono Multi and then top off with a circle punched from your choice of DSP. Lightly sand the edges, then punch 2 holes ~ you can use a Crop-a-Dile, or a small hand-held hole punch. Once your holes are made, take Crystal Effects and smear it all over the surface of the faux button. Leave to dry for 3-4 hrs and then use as you desire. They are so easy to make and they look wonderful! Here are some waiting to dry.


And here's my Thank You card design. I used the new bird punch which will be available in the new occasions mini catalogue going live next week. Isn't it cute? I sponged the edges to add a little definition. I think the button just adds enough to tie it all together.


And here's a close-up of the button. Love it!

Recipe
Stamps : Thank You Kindly
Cardstock : Very Vanilla, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink : Not Quite Navy
Accessories : Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch, Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

12 comments:

Cookie said...

These are adorable!! LOVE your card and buttons!!!

Ms. Janine said...

Your blog is wonderful! You are very creative. Happy New Year.

Sarah said...

Absolutely love these, Em. Sx

Debra said...

Love the buttons and the card Em. Love that punch that I don't have yet...

Debbie Henderson said...

Awesome idea for the button and very cute card!

CJ said...

Emma -

I am so glad I found your blog. The buttons are absolutely fab and I must get some Crystal Effects right away--now that I know what I can do with it. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year!!

Dawn Marie said...

Just lovely!!! Awesome job as always!I will have to try this!TFS

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I am the worst for being a "button hoarder" and rarely give my precious stash away. lol Thanks to you, I can make these GORGEOUS ones, and not be afraid to share! You are genius!
Shelly
London, Ontario

Kim said...

Emma those are gor-jus!!!!

You do excellent work.

jimlynn said...

These are WONDERFUL! So clever. I'll never be without the "right" button again! Thanks.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Awesomeness! I'm sooo going to do this! Thank you for sharing!!

nancy littrell said...

Em, way, way cool buttons. It is definately on my list to try and then use at a SU party. Heh, are you a SU Connections member? I must check. TFS