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DIY Sweet Treat Notecards

Sweet treats and tea time come to mind today with this mini notecard set that highlights some adorable themed buttons from Buttons Galore and More!  Perfect for quick birthday notecards, party invitations or a great giftable set for the sweet tooth in your friendship circle!  A few simple ingredients and you have the makings for a sweet greeting!

Buttons Galore and More Product:

With a few simple products from Buttons Galore and More and some other card making items, I was on my way to a stack of cute notecards.

I first paired up my buttons in the Sweet Delights Collection with some stamps that had frame options as well as sentiments if I should choose to add a simple sentiment to the inside of the card.

I stamped out eight frames with chocolate ink on white cardstock and then paired up the buttons with the frames that fit each one the best.

These are “shank” buttons, meaning there is a small loop at the back of the button for sewing/tying onto your project.  In this case, I was going to need a flat back to my buttons so a simple clip of the shank with a pair of pliers was all that was needed.

First a clip just to remove a portion of the shank….

After that first clip, the button layers come apart and you can trim the shank even shorter so it will be flush with the back once reassembled.

Before re-assembling the button layers, apply a bit of craft glue to make the layers stick.

Re-assemble and pinch together so the liquid glue adheres well.

Once all of the buttons are prepared and the stamped frames are trimmed from the cardstock, adhere the buttons to the frames and start matching them with various colorful scrapbooking papers…scraps will work fine.  My papers range in size but are around 3″x4″ each, give or take a slice of the paper trimmer.

I decided these needed some ribbon and pearl pretties.  Tie small satin bows, one for each card and apply a Classic Circle.

Each classic circle has a touch of liquid adhesive on the back and is placed upon the knot of the bow.

Small paper doilies from the bakery section of the craft store have been cut in half to help set a backdrop for the treat-adorned frames.

Anyone hungry for dessert now!???  Thanks so much for checking out my sweet treat notecard idea!


Beautiful Handmade Bridal Shower Invitations

Black and white button bridal shower invitations

Black and white button bridal shower invitations

Hello, Pinky here with hand made Bridal Shower Invitations.

Step 1. Trim Black embossed cardstock to 4X6″ Trim white embossed cardstock to 3.75X5.75″. Layer onto each other.

Step 2. Blank Craft Shape Frames & Glitter It Glue, adhere ultra fine silver glitter to frame. Set aside to dry.

Step 3. Print up BRIDAL SHOWER to fit inside frames on plain white cardstock. Trim and adhere to frames.

Step 4. Adhere 2 LOVE buttons to frame (I used hot glue gun).

Step 5. Using Beacon Zip Dry, adhere white 2.5″ lace

Step 6. Adhere White Pleated Rosettes to corner of cards.

Step 7. Print invitation information (at 3X5″) and adhere to back.

These are going to add that perfect handmade touch to any wedding/bridal shower. It really expresses how much you care and will be a wonderful hit!


How to Make a Button Closure for Card Makers

Button Closure

Button Closure


Create a cool closure for your handmade cards by sewing on two buttons.  The card above is a a birthday card.  You can use this technique for any occasion.  Very few tools are involved and  little skill is needed.  It is quick and easy yet it makes the card feel extra special.


Button closure untied

Button closure untied


Needle with large opening

Embroidery floss in color of your choice

Paper cutter

Mouse pad


Contemporary Christmas Button Jar


12 x12 Cardstock of your choice

Pattern Paper of your choice

Rubber stamped sentiment of your choice



1.  Cut paper to 6×12.  Make a score line 3 inches from each end.  Fold flaps in so that they meet in the middle.

2.  Trim pattern paper to 5.5 x 11.5 and adhere to card.

3. Stamp sentiment and add to center of card.

4. Measure in one inch on each flap.  Place card open on mouse pad and use needle to make holes for floss.

5. Using floss sew on one button.  Tie knot to secure and trim off excess.

6.  For the second button cut a generous piece of floss.  Sew on button and tie a knot.  Do not trim off excess.  Use it to fasten the card closed


Inside of card

Inside of card



Start Ups: Some HALLOWEEN Crafting!

Let’s face it, the light is changing, shadows are deeper and FALL is a comin’!

TIME to get your HALLOWEEN on!  And what a send off: HAVE YOU SEEN the START UPS?  NOT even exaggerating – they are AWESOME!

How could I resist these ADORABLE lil’ pumpkins?

Some materials just have PERSONALITY!

It’s up to US crafty folks – to RELEASE it!

Start Ups are stampable, alterable and ADORABLE!    With permanent marker for face accents, some dimensional glaze to preserve the “glow” factor, and some alcohol ink for all over color – THIS darling pumpkin character is ready to greet the world!  Mwah ha ha!

Solvent based inks STAMP like a dream on these babies!

Alcohol ink provides a plethora of crafty magic on Start Up material!  Aren’t these tags darling?  The material for Start Ups is like DOMINO ingredients – BECKONING to become a keepsake!  I could get LOST in these babies!

So, I got busy, creating a LITTLE SCENE!  {I LOVES me a little scene!}

Easy to stamp, but for my detailed ambition, I pressed this tag shape DIRECTLY to a well inked stamp for ultimate control…

If you’re not happy with your results, clean Start Up with alcohol blending solution and PLAY again!  BOTH sides are ready for love, so you REALLY cannot make a mistake!

Bust OUT the candy corn, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and START UPS!

Let the CRAFTY season begin!  THANKS for letting me share the wonders of the season and BUTTONS GALORE AND MORE!

Supplies –

C/S – Stampin’ Up!; D/P – Echo Park & Basic Grey; Stamps – Stampin’ Up!; Ric Rac – Brytex; Die Cut leaves – Sizzix; Ribbon – Stampin’ Up!; Button – Buttons Galore & More; Start Up Shapes – Buttons Galore & More;


Vintage Shaped Card from Spellbinders

Vintage Shaped Card from Spellbinders

Here is a very pretty card from the designers at Spellbinders. See how to make one here.


Start Ups – Maple Leaves and Alcohol Ink

Start Ups - Maple Leaves and Alcohol Ink

It may be a little early to start thinking of fall leaves… but maybe not.

Last week I introduced you to Start Ups here and I made an easy “metal” piece to put on all sorts of Mixed Media or Scrapbooking projects.

Start Ups - Maple Leaves and Alcohol Ink

This week I used the Start Up Leaves and my trusty collection of Ranger Alcohol Inks to create multi-colored fall leaves.

Start Ups - Maple Leaves and Alcohol Ink

The colors I used were Oregano, Butterscotch and Red Pepper.

Oh, the possibilities!

What would YOU use Start Up Leaves on?


Start Ups: Metal Look ID Tag

Start Ups

“Amazing Plastic Crafty Goodness” is what they really ought to be called! :)

What are Start Ups? They are small, white plastic shapes. Perfect blanks for lots of scrapbook, mixed media and even jewelry projects.

Button name plate

Button name plate

My very first Start Ups project. :)

I spray painted the blank silver and let it dry, then I rubbed my thumb over it to take out some of the shine. I stamped VICKI with a small set of alphabet stamps and Staz On ink in black. Finally, I gave it a quick spray with a Matte Sealer and it’s all ready to go on… well, WHATEVER I want to make!  I love that it looks like an old piece of metal. Cool!

Keep checking back as I continue to explore all of the crafty fun to be had with these little gems!

And click HERE to see the available shapes of Start Ups that Buttons Galore and More Carries!


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