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Thanksgiving Cards To Gobble Gobble About

Here are two really simple to make Thanksgiving card ideas using buttons from my collection with Buttons Galore.  They are so much fun that you might want to gobble gobble about them after you create your own!  I used pre-cut note cards and envelopes from my local craft store.  They come in all kinds of colors.  I also used trims that I had on hand and glue dots along with a downloadable doodle design sheet.

PieCard

To make them you can draw your own pie and turkey background or you can download the template for free on my website in another Thanksgiving post that shares ideas of ways to use buttons to create some Thanksgiving fun.  You can click here to get to my blog post to get the downloadable printable or on the picture below.

ThanksgivingDoodles

Either way, when you have you backgrounds drawn or printed, color them in and cut them out.  The next step is to use Glue Dots to add a border of some sort using whatever trim or ribbon you have on hand.  You could also use washi tape.  Then Add your cutouts either directly or mounted on colored card stock and add buttons to create the 3-D effect.  The colors I used are Outrageous Orange, Radically Red, Black Beauty, and Bold Brown.

 

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If you want to add words to your cards you can, or you can leave them with your crafty design to speak for itself.  If you are hand delivering, add a heart and a button to the back of the envelope.  I am in love with the turkey doodle card.  Gobble Gobble.

GobbleGobbleCard

Happy Preparing For Thanksgiving,

Laura

 

 

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Fall Mum Jar

Create a cute Fall Mum Jar for your table. Fill with your favorite treats or use to store things.

Fall Mum Jar, fall paper crafts, mason jar crafts, jelly jar,

Supplies for Fall Mum Jar:

autumn buttons

Autumn Value Pack

  • Buttons – Autumn Collection
  • Adhesive –  Mini Glue Dots
  • Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com
  • Waxed Linen – available in most bead shops
  • Mum –  Silhouette – Jamie Cripps
  • Embossing – Spellbinders Paper Arts

 

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Acorn Place Cards

Wishing you a day stuffed with reasons to be Thankful … with this set of Thankful Cards.

Acorn Place Markers, Fall Paper Crafts

Supplies for Acorn Place Cards:

autumn buttons

Autumn Value Pack

  • Buttons – Autumn Collection
  • Adhesive –  Mini Glue Dots
  • Ink – Peanut Brittle – Tsukineko
  • Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Stamps – A Jillian Vance Design
  • Tag Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Acorn – Silhouette – Allie Gower “Acorn Set”

 

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Mini Autumn Gift Bags

I am getting ready for a DIY Autumn Craft Night at my studio and I have these super cute little Halloween trinket tokens, lucky pumpkins!  I wanted to wrap them up in a festive way for favors and this is what I came up with…mini autumn gift bags.  I really like them because the buttons can be part of the favor as they can be reused on projects that my guests make when they get back to their studios and homes.

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To create them, I used the Autumn Potpourri collection, a hole puncher and little bit of wire.  I punched a hole in the mini treat bag (from Canvas Corp) then pushed the button through the hole.  On the other side, I slid a short piece of wire through the button and twisted it.  This is so easy and created such a fun little collection of favor bags.

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This same method could be used to attach the autumn (or any) buttons through fabric and ribbon too.  I have some really fun Christmas ones that I am going to try next with some gift wrap ribbon.  Yes, I will share when I do it.

Happy Autumn,

Laura

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Halloween Napkin Rings

Halloween Nakin RingsLooking to create some fun for this Halloween for your spooky table decor? These Halloween Napkin Rings using Novelty and various flat backed buttons from Buttons Galore and More are as much fun to make as they are to enjoy. With details such as paint, burlap and stamped sentiments, you will love the detail of these Halloween Napkin Rings.

Materials and Supplies

Buttons Galore and More Halloween Novelty Buttons

Laura Kelly Hand Dyed Buttons in colors of your choice

Various unfinished wood shapes of your choice

DecoArt Americana Acrylics in Lamp Black, Pumpkin, Olive Green, Grape Juice and Snow White

Scraps of burlap

Tiny alphabet stamps and ink

Beacon Adhesives Premium Tacky Glue

Buttons Galore and More Shank Remover

Paint brushes, sewing machine and thread, scissors

 

Layout designs on napkin ringsTo create your own Halloween Napkin Rings, use the Button Shank Remover to remove the shank from the novelty buttons so that the novelty button lays flat on the wood. Lay out the design, layering the wood shapes and arranging the buttons on the shapes to decide on your design.

Laura Kelly Hand Dyed ButtonsFor my Halloween Napkin Rings, I used Laura Kelly hand dyed buttons in Smoke and Outrageous Orange.

Label shapesSince you will be working with so many shapes and colors, it is helpful to label your shapes with the first initial so you will know what color to paint it.

melony 041 (1024x701) - CopyPaint your shapes front and back, using two coats.

Stamped shape (768x1024)Layer your shapes and glue them together. Dry brush white paint on the bottom of the top shape. Use the alphabet stamps and ink to stamp the shapes. Glue the novelty button to the center of the shape.

buttons on shapeI also added some 9mm acrylic rhinestones to some of the buttons.

Burlap strips for Halloween Napkin RingsCut some burlap into strips and use the sewing machine, thread and a zig zag stitch to sew the edges of the strips to prevent fraying.

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Glue the shapes to the center of each burlap strip and let dry.

sew buttons on burlap (1024x768)Sew buttons onto the burlap strips. I used orange, purple, green and black from the Laura Kelly Hand Dyed Buttons collection.

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Once you sew on the buttons, use the center button to sew closed the burlap strip, creating a napkin ring.

Sew on buttons 2 (769x1024) - CopyCreate a set of these Halloween Napkin Rings to adorn a scary table setting using buttons!

Halloween Napkin RingsLive Life Creatively,

 

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Fall Thank You Card

I have had a lot of fun playing with my Silhouette, and I came up with this fun design for a Fall Thank You Card.

Fall Thank You Card #buttonsgalore #silhouette

 

 

Fall is a wonderful time of the year to remember to say thank you.  I’m surprised at the number of people I know that enjoy making cards, but don’t send them to anyone. I challenge you to send a thank you card to someone this week. It feels good to be appreciated. Thank a mail man, a coach, the girl that bags your groceries, someone at church, anyone!

Don’t let me forget to thank you, for stopping by, and for being a part of my journey.

thank you words

“Hem your blessings with thankfulness, so they don’t unravel.”

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Supplies to create Fall Thank You Card

rustic coconut shell buttons, buttons galore and more

Rustic Coconut Shell Buttons

One large Rustic Coconut Shell Button
Baby Bling – Want2Scrap
Patterned Paper – Doodlebug Design; Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com
Twine – My Mind’s Eye
Adhesive – Tacky Glue, Ultra Thin Glue Dot

Other – Silhouette Cameo, Design Studio Software, Font – PtSans

If you would like the file to cut your own card, please contact me through the contact form on my blog at My Card Party. Sorry, but this file is ONLY for the Silhouette.

Thanks again for joining me today,

Allie

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Pumpkin Pillow Wrap

finished pillow wrap 1Its October! Time to think about refreshing your indoor decor with all things fall, spicy and harvest. One of the easiest ways to have found to give my decor a facelift is with pillows. Still easier pillow wraps! This easy to make pumpkin pillow wrap will have whet your appetite for making pillow wraps for every season. With an all seasons color like green, you can make pillow wraps for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Here is my Autumnal version. Creating the pillow cover from scratch requires basic sewing experience but you can use a purchased pillow already covered and add your Pumpkin Pillow Wrap to it.

Materials and Supplies

Square Pillow form in a size of your choice

Two green fabric squares that match your pillow form size plus 1/2″ seam allowance on all sides

Enough white felt to wrap around the pillow form snugly

Laura Kelly Hand dyed buttons from Buttons Galore and More in Outrageous Orange and Bold Brown

DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread in Light Green

Self adhesive Velcro Strips in White

Hand sewing needle and thread in white and light green

Brown embroidery thread (6-ply), embroidery needle

Scalloped edged scissors, rotary cutter and self-healing mat, scissors, sewing machine and thread, fabric marking pen

Cutting out the felt for the pillow wrapillow wrap (1024x768) - CopyFirst, cut out the felt using the rotary cutter and mat. Trim the edges with the scalloped edged scissors. This will give your felt nice clean ornate edges that don’t have to be sewn.

Draw a circle on the pillow wrap Use the fabric marker to trace a circle in the size of your choice. Remember that you will be sewing the hand dyed buttons to fill the entire circle so plan accordingly. Thread your needle and start the sewing the buttons on to create the pumpkin by pulling the thread from the back to the front. Just like you would sew on a button.

Continue sewing pillow wrapContinue to fill in the traced circle, using the traced lines at a guide to make your pumpkin. Use the smaller buttons in the package to fill in the smaller gaps.

completed circle of buttons (1024x768) - CopyFinally, a complete circle of hand dyed buttons on your pillow wrap that we will now add details to resemble a pumpkin!

Add a button stem (768x1024) - CopyUse some brown buttons (2 or 3) depending on the size of your pumpkin to create a stem.

DMC color infusionsTo create vines, I used Color Infusions Memory Thread by DMC in a light green. This can either can glued down or couched down with coordinating thread and a hand sewing needle. I find the couching down method to yield a neater and less messy result.

Embroidery stitches

Thread your embroidery needle with three strands of the 6-ply brown embroidery thread. Use the fabric marker to write a sentiment onto the Pumpkin Pillow Wrap just under the pumpkin and back-stitch the sentiment.

iron fabric for pillow coverIron your squares of fabric for the pillow cover front and back. Place the right sides together and machine stitch the left, top and right sides together using a 1″ seam allowance. Leave the bottom of the pillow open for turning and stuffing with the pillow form. Steam the seams open with the iron set on a steam setting and turn right sides out. Iron again and insert the pillow form into the bottom.

insert pillow formSew the bottom of the pillow closed using a whip stitch, the hand sewing needle and thread.

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whip stitch 2Add a strip of Velcro to the back of your Pumpkin Pillow Wrap as a quick and easy enclosure. I opted for the self adhesive version the sew on version will work as well.

Velcro Now you have a Pumpkin Pillow Wrap that will not only be adorable for the Fall season, but it can be switched out seasonally very easily. Thanks for letting me share. Happy sewing!

Live Life Creatively,

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