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Wood Button Monogram

Add texture and detail to a simple framed monogram using a variety of wood buttons from the Haberdashery collection. These buttons are a gorgeous mix of natural wood colors, and I couldn’t resist showcasing them in a project that let their beauty take center stage.

In order to play up the texture of the wood, I covered chipboard with neutral fabric to create a background that didn’t compete with the wood buttons. The buttons were then arranged to make the monogram, and glued into place using fabric adhesive (Beacon Fabri-Tac). A simple inexpensive Ikea wood frame painted navy gives just enough color to draw the eye to the project.

On a wall or on a table, this monogram is a great way to easily personalize a room.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carla Schauer

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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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Flights of Fancy Spring Pillows

I’m madly in love with these pillows!! I’m a big fan of COLOR and I just LOVE that strip of BUTTONS down the right side of each pillow.

Even if you aren’t the kind of person who likes bright colors there might be something here for you. I can see these made in more neutral shades looking just as wonderful. Actually, I can imagine them for several different seasons as well. Can’t you?

Perfect for clearing out your stash of fabrics too!

If you’d like to learn how to make these for yourself please head on over to Carla Schauer Designs.

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Reach for the buttons!

And you’ll land amongst the stars!

This time of year, many fine folks are spreading their wings and moving up in the world. This project goes out to all of the graduates out there, large and SMALL!

Here’s a hybrid home dec/scrapbook memorabilia collection to get your buttons sparkling for attention – check out my quickie forgotten fine art canvas makeover!

Old canvas was stripped from this frame.  The frame was then painted with acrylic paint.

Once dry, crackle medium was applied and spread, generously.  Let dry, at least until tacky.

Spread 2nd color over crackle medium.   (The 2nd coat doesn’t have to be perfect.) Let dry for several hours.

Once dry, attach chicken wire to the backside with strong staple gun.

Drape fabric onto the back of chicken wire and attach.

Cut stars from card stock and embellish with baker’s twine embellished buttons from Buttons Galore & More.

Lay out pictures and embellishments, memorabilia, etc.

Secure with glue, tape or clips, as desired.

Give the grad in your world a big hug and blessings to REACH FOR THE STARS!

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Graduation Card Idea

Graduation Card Idea

Here is another AMAZING card from our design team member Elise!

If you’d like to read about how it was made please visit her blog at Mamacow Creations.

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Send Cards to the Troops-Patriotic Card

Patriotic Card Idea

Patriotic Card with Burlap

Patriotic Card with Burlap

The traditional patriotic colors on this card get a warm vintage feel with softer colors and the use of burlap. Using wood buttons instead of white buttons also adds to the warm feel.  The micro-beads give it a touch of shimmer.  The card is a 6×6 with a craft card stock base.

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