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Movember Mustache Craft for guys

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Movember is here again,  and it is a great  time to make crafts for guys.  Former Designer for Buttons Galore and More designer friend Jen Goode of  http://www.100directions.com designed a mustache stamp wheel from Clearsnap so you can get your mustache creativity going all over the place. AND, she has  asked a group of designers to create whatever they’d like to make, showcasing this fun craft tool and her stamp.  One of my favorite things to do with the rollagraph is to make my own pattern paper.  I used a piece of kraft card stock to make the cover or this journal.  My son is in 5th grade and they have to keep a reading journal.  I thought this would be perfect for him.  Man was I right.  He took it to school last week and I have a request for 4 more.

Materials to make Movember mustache craft:

 

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I used the Sharpie markers to make my own name plate, The thin Glue dots to adhere the buttons, and the name plate.  The rollagraph to create the pattern paper for the cover and scissors to trim the edges.  You can use a craft knife too.

Mustache craft with name plate

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Dog Treat Jar

Your dog is an important part of your family so why not make a Dog Treat Jar?  If you’re a dog lover,  you’re gonna love the Buttons Galore  Dog Gone It buttons.

Dog Treat Jar

Ya know anything looks great in displayed in a Mason Jar.  Even plain ole’ Milk Bones.

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To embellish the jar lid, I adhered a piece of patterned paper on the lid then used Ultra Thin Glue Dots to adhere  various Buttons Galore Dog Gone It buttons.

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Buttons Galore makel  Blank Craft Shapes that are perfect to use if you want to customize a tag.

1. Choose a Blank Shape

2. Ink with color

3. Set the ink with a heat gun. 

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Taa Daa-There you have it, a cute Dog Treat Jar tag!

 

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My dog has no interest in eating plain Milk Bones.  She’s only interested in the  gravy covered Milk Bones like the  in the jar.  When I was done taking the photos of this project, I came back in the room a few hours later and noticed my dog bone props were missing off the table.    Hmmm…I wonder who might of snatched them??

Supplies Used for Dog Treat Jar:

 

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Make a Card for Dad

Let’s make a Card for Dad, shall we?

Just for Father’s Day, let’s step away from the flowers, the ribbons, the lace. Let’s go all MANLY! Blues, browns, etc. – safe color choices. I’m going for a mannish, woodsy feel here. My kids will give this to their dad with a gift card inside.

Make A Card for Dad

Instructions for a Card for Dad

  1. Score lines on cardstock.
  2. Ink mat with Donna Salazar inks from Clearsnap.
  3. Add small holes with hole punches and sand a bit to distress it.
  4. Add paper wire.
  5. Adhere mat.
  6. Place sticker on button, sand or cut off excess and attach to paper wire.
  7. Attach button, add finishing sentiments.
  8. Complete card.

Supplies to Make a Card for Dad

Thanks for joining me today. I hope the men in your life have a day they deserve.

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Quick and Simple Money Holder Envelope

Money Holder Envelopes can only mean one thing … It’s Graduation time again and maybe you want to show those special Grads some love.   Cash love that is!

Here’s how to make a quick and simple money holder envelope that can be stuffed full of congrats cash and gift cards for that starving ex-student.

Money Holder Envelope for Buttons Galore and More

Money Holder for the Graduate

 

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Supplies Needed to Make a Money Holder:

 

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8 x 7 inch piece of cardstock scored at 2″ and 6″

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1. Trim out sentiment and adhere. 2. Peel off backing and sprinkle glitter 3. Remove excess glitter. 4. Done!

 Use Clearsnap Design Adhesives

To quickly add a Congratulations sentiment on to the money holder,  I used these convenient  Design Adhesives from Clear Snap.  Really neat product and sooo easy to use!

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You could use any choice of adhesive to make your money holder but I choose to stitch mine together using a sewing machine, added a clear Velcro coin to keep the envelope closed (don’t wanna lose any of that congrats cash now) and added a ribbon bow and  Haberdashery button for some sophistication.

I love how the black and white stitching contrast together,  adds a ‘lil sophistication on the envelope.  Now that they’re a graduate,  they should be a little more sophisticated, right?

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Altering Buttons

Altering Buttons

There are lots of ways of altering buttons. Today, we cut off shanks and paint.

Altering Buttons to match a Poppy Card


Altering buttons to match a butterfly card.

I’m back with more buttons from the Butterfly Kisses collection. I needed to do something to make these butterflies match the cards I was wanting to make.

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Here’s how to get started.

Altering Buttons - Start by removing the shank

Gesso is like paint, but different – it’s almost like a crafty primer coat.
Altering Buttons - Apply Gesso to your Button

Once your button is primed, you can try lots of products.
Here, I use Smooch in a couple of colors.

Smooch comes in a nail polish style bottle with it’s own brush. So convenient. It’s made by ClearSnap.

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To finish off this card, I added some ribbons from May Arts. As a kid, I grew up watching my mom sew. When she passed away, I received her sewing basket, and inside were her orange handled Fiskars scissors. Her scissors were carefully hand labeled – for sewing, for ribbons, and for paper. I still have them all.

You can also ink your primed buttons.

Altering Buttons

No button should ever go to waste!

Alter buttons to match your next project.

Supplies Used:

  • Butterfly Kisses buttons
  • Gesso – Claudine Hellmuth
  • Ink, Spritz and Smooch – Clearsnap
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Images – Gina K Designs
  • Paper – Cosmo Cricket
  • Other – Copic Markers

Tools Used:

  • Fiskars scissors
  • Toe nail clippers

 

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Wedding Decorations – DIY Candle Wraps Two Ways

Looking for DIY wedding decorations for your wedding?  These candle wraps with buttons are perfect for your ceremony.  Plus there are two different looks to choose from.  These wedding decorations can be modified to work with any style.

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Materials needed for candle wrap wedding decorations:

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 Directions for making candle wrap wedding decorations:

For the blue candle wrap, cut a sheet of paper so that it fits your candle.  Punch out a pattern of windows in your scrapbook paper with the Fiskars Everywhere Punch.

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Cut a sheet of tissue paper slightly smaller than your paper and tape to the back.

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Use various stamps to decorate each window of your candle wrap.

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Wrap the candle and secure with tape in the back.  The candles I am using are wax sleeves that accept battery power tea lights.  There is no threat of fire when using these types of candles.  Add random buttons from the Something New button pack around your candle wrap.  Use hot glue to secure your buttons.

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Add this one to the center of your wedding table for a beautiful centerpiece.  A collection of these would look great at your wedding reception.

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Now for the second version just to show that these can be customized to any wedding theme.  For this version, again I cut the paper to size.  This time I used my Fiskars Everywhere Punch to make an elongated hole.

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I cut some sheet music to size and taped it to the back of the paper over the window.

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Stamp the blank shape with the monogram of your choice.  Then thread through some ribbon.  Glue the shape and the buttons to the ribbon ONLY.  Do not adhere to your wrap in this step.

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Wrap the paper only around your candle first and secure with tape.  Then add your ribbon and secure with hot glue.

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You can change up the paper and buttons on your candle wraps to match your wedding theme.  These are a quick and easy addition to any wedding decor.  Not getting married anytime soon?  These could also be customized for any season or home decor.  Grab your buttons and get started on your wedding decorations today.

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Sunday Cardmaking: Make a St. Patrick’s Day Card

Let’s make a FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

As an Irish lass, I just HAVE to share another St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Sometimes I like to make easy cards. Other times, I like to pull out lots of toys and tools, and for this card, I got out sandpaper, my scor-board and all kinds of goodies.

Let’s get started!

Happy St Patricks Day

How to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

  1. The base is a standard A2 size (4.25 x 5.5″) and opens at the bottom. The dark green mat is 4 x 5.25″ and the white mat it 3.75 x 5″. The light green strip is 1.75 x 5″.
  2. Score light green strip at every quarter inch. Turn over and sand score lines.
  3. Stamp sentiment. Assemble card.
  4. Die cut three clovers and sand around the edges. Tie twine through assorted Orange Buttons and adhere to clovers with Beacon’s.
  5. Add ribbon. I like to fold over the top edge and use Red Liner Tape to hold it down. Add bling to ribbon and dot i in St. Patrick’s.

We had a lot of fun using tools, but it wasn’t hard… Was it? Grammar Note – the plural of clover really is clovers, I researched it. It sounds wrong, doesn’t it?

Buttons Galore Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Cross Promotional Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Additional Supplies Used to make this FUN St. Patrick’s Day Card.

  • Sentiment, Twine, and Cardstock – Close To My Heart (I like to use this cardstock because it has a fun white core.)
  • Clover die cuts – Sizzix
  • Sandpaper – Bazzill Sanding tool
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Bling – Want2Scrap
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is filled with luck to last you through the year.

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