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Celebrate a Star with this Handmade Birthday Card!

handmade birthday card

Hi, it’s Connie here today with the Buttons Galore & More design team sharing a handmade birthday card design using the themed buttons “Stars” by Buttons Galore & More. These star buttons come in four different colors – green, yellow, blue and red – plus two sizes. They are perfect primary colors, great for creating crafty projects with kids or for special occasions! Continue Reading →


Embellish a Fiesta Birthday Card!

We’ve got birthdays on the brain around here in May. 28 Lilac Lane designer May Flaum was inspired to make her celebration a fiesta, with a card that features a watercolor pinata and a shower of 28 Lilac Lane embellishments!

Fiesta Birthday Card

Wondering what supplies May used? Here’s a look at her list:

This fiesta birthday card by May is so fun and easy to make – for the complete how to, check out her video tutorial below!

Did you notice that something was missing from the video? Here’s May’s explanation for that step that you don’t see in the video…

I did add the pink splatter you see here after filming. Intentional? Not quite… I was cleaning up spilled a bit then said oh to heck with it and went wild! Just a reminder you can always make it work.

Yes, even the fabulous May Flaum has crafting accidents! But as she proves with this cute fiesta birthday card, you can go from “whoops” to wonderful if you just are flexible and think creatively.

Fiesta birthday card close-up

This fiesta birthday card uses the pink and orange tones of the “Fruity Fun” embellishment bottle. But with a change of background cardstock and by using different colors of watercolors, you could make this design work with almost any of the 28 Lilac Lane embellishment bottles. How about the pink and green of Savannah Stroll, or the red, turquoise blue and green of the appropriately named Fiesta? Pick your favorite colors and make May’s fiesta birthday card your own!


Use Trendy Circles for Making an Easy Birthday Card!

Circles are trendy right now – and they are a perfect match for buttons! This five minute card project pairs circles, buttons and a retro style patterned paper to create a look for an easy birthday card that is quirky and fun!

Button Circle Easy Birthday Card

Supplies Needed:

To make this easy birthday card, select a blank card base and use black ink to stamp a sentiment in the lower right hand corner. I chose a birthday sentiment for my card, but this card design is really suitable for a variety of occasions: hello, cheer, thank you, and many others. Simply choose a sentiment suitable for your desired occasion!

Cut a piece of paper to 5 1/2″ by 3 3/8″. Get out your circle punches and punch about a half dozen random holes in it. Adhere it across the card front, just above the sentiment.

Select buttons that fit in each of the circles and glue them down with a clear drying white glue such as PPA Matte. Try to pay attention to color balance when selecting your buttons – don’t choose too many large buttons the same color or use too many buttons close together in one area of the card that are the same color.

Button Circle Easy Birthday Card

When the glue dries, your card is ready to be put in an envelope and delivered! This easy birthday card project would also be great for doing with kids to make teacher thank you cards for the end of the school year, And the color scheme possibilities are as endless as our Button Bonanzas…check them out and get inspired!


Make an Adorable Layout with Guest Laura Vegas!

Today Buttons Galore is excited to welcome guest blogger Laura Vegas, who is sharing with us an adorable layout and also a card. These fun projects are made with our Button Basics in Sky Blue, Candy Apple Green, Cotton Candy, and Lemon Yellow.
Hey everyone, it’s Laura Vegas here. I’m so excited to be here guesting on the Buttons Galore blog, and have created two projects to share with you all today. Buttons are one of my absolute favorite embellishments! I have a massive button collection, and yet I can never pass up adding more colorful buttons to my stash. They just speak to me!
One of my favorite ways to incorporate buttons onto my projects is to add them to the centers of shapes. I tend to use a lot of flowers, circles, and stars on my layouts, and buttons are the perfect addition to any of those shapes. For this layout, I started by die cutting a floral background piece from white cardstock, using my Silhouette Cameo die cut machine. I love that it had lots and lots of flowers to embellish with my buttons!
I wanted to add some subtle interest to some of the flowers on the background piece, and vellum came to mind. I was able to find an individual flower cut file that matched one of the flowers on the background piece. I sized the flower numerous times to match up with the flowers on the background piece, and then cut them all from a sheet of vellum. To add some texture, I ran each vellum flower thru a dotted embossing folder before layering them over the background flowers.
Personally, I always thread my buttons when using them on layouts and cards. I don’t like to have any “naked” buttons on my projects ;) My go-to way to adhere my buttons, is to thread my string through the button holes, and then laying the string ends flat against the button, I add a glue dot (or sometimes two if it’s a larger button) right over the string. This holds the ends in place, and I can them simply adhere my button to where it needs to go.
The exception to this rule, is when I’m working with clear buttons. I don’t want those strings and glue dot to show through the clear button. So for those buttons, I will take the extra time to use a needle and stitch my button directly onto the page.
I tend to be a more simpler scrapper, in that I keep my embellishments more on the simpler side. So I am always turning to buttons, as well as basics like brads and enamels. Oftentimes, they are all I need to finish off a project mostly made up of photos, cardstock, and patterned paper.
I wanted to whip up a quick card to share with you as well, using the same idea of adding buttons to the center of flowers. This time I fussy cut some flowers from a sheet of patterned paper to create this easy birthday card.
A fun, and super simple, way to add texture to paper flowers (whether die cuts or fussy cut from patterned paper), is to crumble them up really good. You can even lightly mist the paper with water to make it easier to work with. Then you simply un-crumble your flower, flattening it out as much or as little as you like. Add a threaded button to the center of each flower, and you’ve got the most adorable little flowers to add to your projects!
I’ve had so much fun creating these projects, and I hope you enjoyed them too! Thanks Buttons Galore for the opportunity to guest design for you and create with your colorful buttons!
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Learn more about today’s guest blogger, Laura Vegas: Hi there! I’m Laura Vegas, from Northern California, where I live with my husband Joe, and my two daughters, Alyssa (20) and Sarah (17). I have been scrapbooking for well over 22 years now. I scrapbook mostly about my girls and our family, but like to mix it up now and then by scrapping photos and stories about my daycare kids and family friends as well. I have been fortunate enough to design for some amazing manufacturers in the industry over the last 11 years, and have also had my work published in a variety of publications for the last 10 years. I was honored to be a member of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Creating Keepsakes Dream Team and the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Scrapbook & Cards Today design team. I just recently left my position as Creative Team Coordinator for Bella Blvd after 5 years, and am currently designing for Kerri Bradford Studio.

BeBunni Blue Birthday Card

Hello. Allie here with a BeBunni Blue Birthday card. Some of Button Galore’s shaped buttons are just perfect for card making, and the colored ones make perfect accents too.

Bebunni Blue Birthday buttons and flowers
Bebunni Blue Birthday

Bebunni Blue Birthday front

Buttons Galore Supplies Used for Blue Birthday Card

The cute package shaped button comes from our Wedding Collection. The shiny silver buttons are from this Black and Silver set.

Additional Supplies

Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Stamps (BeBunni – Crafter’s Companion), Spectrum Noir Markers, Glitter, Adhesive

Thanks for dropping by today. See more of my cards and projects here at Buttons Galore.

ScrapFest Samples – Creating a fun Birthday Card

Allie Gower has created a fun and happy Birthday Card using the Birthday Button Assortment, an Archiver’s Exclusive.

ScrapFest – Birthday Card Sample

Archivers Logo

Buttons Galore is heading to Archivers Mall of America for ScrapFest 2013.

Join us for fun make and takes each day of ScrapFest.

Create a Birthday Card using the Birthday Button Assortment.

 Supplies for ScrapFest – Birthday Card

  • Birthday Assortment – an Archiver’s Exclusive
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug
  • Embroidery Thread – We R Memory Keepers
  • Sketch SentimentsHippo – Silhouette Online Store
  • Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink
  • Inkessentials Blending Foam Tool
  • Adhesive – iCraft Adhesive Tape, Scotch Dimensional Foam Adhesive, Scotch Craft Glue, Glue Dots

Directions for Creating Card

  1. Create a card base, 4.25×5.5.
  2. Cut a mat 4×5.25″ from light blue cardstock. Emboss using Cuttlebug Folder. Ink lightly using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink and an Inkessentials Blending Foam Tool. Adhere to card.
  3. Create Happy Birthday using Lori Whitlock 3D Sketch Sentiments. Simple replace your blade with a Blue Silhouette Pen. Adhere to card. Cut pennant and nested pennant. Ink nested pennant with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Adhere nested pennant to card with iCraft Adhesive Tape. Attach sentiment pennant with Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape.
  4. Cut Hippo. Assemble using Scotch Craft Glue and adhere to card.
  5. Create a slip knot using embroidery thread and attach to each of the balloons. Gather together with additional thread and tie a bow. To adhere to card, place a Glue Dot behind each balloon and the bow.

(Project Note – if you are using Glitter Pens, allow time for Sentiment to dry, as some smearing may occur if the ink is not dry.)

Please note that many of these supplies used to make the ScrapFest projects are readily available in your local Archivers, and many of them are available in the Archiver’s Annex Online.

Projects will be on display in the Archiver’s at the Mall of America.

See more of Allie’s work at her blog, My Card Party.


Birthday Card Ideas -DIY a Make a Wish Birthday Card

Today, I’m sharing Birthday Card Ideas.  I’ve made an easy Make a Wish Birthday Card. It is great for almost anyone.

You just need some stickers, buttons and cardstock. Cards like this can easily be remade in a variety of colors, to bundle up and present as a gift.

I embossed some cardstock and cut it into strips. I matted the strip and added some Cupcake Buttons and some sentiment stickers. I like to make sets of birthday cards to give as gifts, so being able to create a bunch easily is a bonus.

Birthday Card Ideas Make a Wish Card


Supplies Used to Create Make a Wish Birthday Card

  • Buttons – Cupcake Buttons
  • Sticker Borders – SRM Stickers
  • Cardstock – Gina K Designs
  • Other – Cuttlebug Folder (Provo Craft)

More Birthday Card Ideas

Card bundles are a great gift, especially for the elderly. Create several cards using different combinations of card stock and buttons and include stamped envelopes. These bundles are always a great hit.


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