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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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Envelope Booklet Hostess Gift

Make an Envelope Booklet to hold coupons, photos, or stationery.

I love little gifts that I can make with items that I’ve got on hand and give as hostess gifts, thank you tokens, and teacher’s presents. Usually it’s on short notice- and I can whip up one of these Envelope Booklets in an hour. WIN!

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Felt Button Thank You Card

I love a simple grid arrangement when creating a quick card. In this case, the grid combined with a neutral kraft cardstock really lets the texture and color of the Fiesta Felt buttons take center stage. Tie embroidery thread through button holes, or leave them open as I did to make the card even more quickly.

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Hand Painted Floral Buttons

Floral Buttons - Laura Bray

Aren’t these hand painted buttons from design team member Laura Bray adorable? Visit her blog Katydiddys and see how you can make some for yourself!

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Wish Big Birthday Card

Here is another card from the super talented Elise of Mamacow Creations.

I don’t think she posted step by step instructions but I had to share anyway. For inspiration purposes you know. ;)

Here is the post on her blog Mamacow Creations so that you can see more photos!

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Make a Party Favor and Thank You Card

Thank You Card and Party Favor

Thank You Card and Party Favor

 Read more about making this adorable Thank You Card and Party Favor project on 365 Days of Crafts.

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Shine On! (A Card of Encouragement)

Recently, my son participated in an Invention Convention- and when he didn’t win a prize, I could tell he took it kinda hard. So I whipped up this little card to encourage him to “Shine On” and not get discouraged.

To make it, I cut 2 circles from Core’Dinations cardstock Gemstones Collection and mounted them at the top of the card. Then I applied a Wacky Tacky Tape star shape and sprinkled silver microbeads on top. I finished it off with a white button threaded with a little embroidery floss, held in place with a mini Glue Dot.

To create the texture at the bottom, I “stacked” three rows of patterned and solid ribbon from the Retro Blue Button & Ribbons collection and adhered it with Zip Dry. I made a text block and brackets with more cardstock and used my trusty Dymo Label Maker to create the words.  A few more coordinating buttons finished off my design.

You could also use the sentiment, "Reach High."

I really love this color scheme, and it would be lovely for either a boy or a girl…and could easily stand in for a graduation card, too! Now wouldn’t it be a lovely card to send to someone who needs a little “pick-me-up?”

To see another card using another color scheme and a flower/ladybug motif, visit my blog, CraftTestDummies.com.

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