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Make a Pretty Button Flower Card for Mother’s Day!

The spring flowers are in bloom, and Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! So why not combine the two to make a pretty button flower card for mom for Mother’s Day?

Button Flower Card for Mother's Day

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This 5″ by 7″ button flower card is super simple to make but so cute! And it’s so easy to make that it would make a great kids’ project for the holiday.

To start this card project, cut a 10″ by 7″ piece of white cardstock and fold in half along the 10″ edge to create your card base.

Cut a 2.5″ by 7″ piece of cardstock from the scraps of the white sheet. Select buttons from the Glam Girl Button Bonanza to make your button flowers with. Then, using the PPA Matte Adhesive, adhere the buttons in place using dots of glue. Set the flower strip aside to dry.

While the glue dries, cut a 1.5″ by 7″ strip of paper for the top of the card, and a 2″ by 7″ strip of paper for the bottom. Adhere them in place along the top and bottom of the card front.

Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” on a yellow cardstock scrap in dark blue ink. Trim the cardstock to slightly larger in size than the sentiment.

After the glue on the flowers is dry, adhere the flower strip in place across the card front. Glue the sentiment block down on the right side of the card front, over the seam between the flower strip and the bottom patterned paper.

Button Flower Card for Mothers Day

This card design is so versatile! Just by changing the sentiment, the design could also be used for a thank you card, or for a birthday, or for a variety of other occasions. It’s a classic that you can use over and over! To create a smaller card, just use smaller sizes of buttons. With theGlam Girl Button Bonanza bag, you can make this beautiful button flower card over and over!

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Easy DIY Flower Placemat for Easter & Mother’s Day

Spring means lots of special occasions! This flower placemat design is great for Easter, Mother’s Day, or for making a birthday girl feel extra special – and it’s super quick and easy to make!

Easy DIY Flower Placemat

This flower placemat uses supplies from the popular 28 Lilac Lane “Tropical Twist” kit. You can tell that it’s definitely one of my favorites since many of the supplies are used from it! Although the name of this kit, and its themed charms, are definitely summer themed, this project is a great reminder to look at your kits not just as themes but as color palettes as well.

Easy Floral Placemat color palette

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To start making this flower placemat, get out a large needle. Thread it with the baker’s twine from the Tropical Twist kit, and stitch around the outside edge of the placemat. (I recommend doing this is several short lengths to avoid abusing your twine and for efficiency.) To make more than one placemat, use embroidery floss for this step as the kit only contains enough twine for one.

Next, use a flower die to cut flowers out of felt (or hand cut your own). Use scissors to hand cut the leaves.

Easy Floral Placemat close-up

Position your flowers, and select buttons from the Tropical Twist kit to create their centers. Stitch through both the buttons and the flowers with a needle and embroidery floss to attach the flowers to the placemat. Use a needle and thread that matches the felt to stitch the leaves in place under the edges of the flowers as well.

Easy Floral Placemat close-up

Whether the occasion is Easter, Mother’s Day, or something else…this flower placemat will definitely brighten your spring table!

Flower Placemat graphic

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Easy Gold Button Charm Bracelet

This gold button charm bracelet project is easy to make with only a few supplies, and makes a perfect gift for the special stylish woman in your life!

Gold Button Charm Bracelet Supplies

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I also recommend having on hand a pair of jewelry pliers (long nose or bent nose) to open and close the jump rings to complete this project more easily.

Once the supplies are assembled, select a random assortment of stem buttons from the button bag. You’ll need enough to put one button on each link of the bracelet chain.

gold button charm bracelet

Use the jump rings to attach the stem buttons to the bracelet chain. Attach one button per link in the chain, keeping all of the buttons on the same side of the links.

Vary the size and design of the buttons that you use as you go to get a good random appearance. If you look closely above, you can see that I put larger buttons in the center of the bracelet, and smaller ones at the ends, to create a taper effect and make the bracelet more comfortable to wear.

gold button charm bracelet

That’s all there is to it! This fun gold button charm bracelet gift is so easy to make, but the results are stylish!

For a different look, try making this button charm bracelet project with our Fancy Silver Haberdashery buttons, and a silver bracelet and silver jump rings.

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Make A Watercolor Floral Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to tell Mom how much you appreciate her all year through than with a handmade card?

Handmade Floral Mothers Day CardThis fun and easy watercolor floral Mother’s Day card will show mom just how much you care!

Start by stamping the flowers on watercolor paper with permanent ink. Paint with watercolors. Remove the lid from the ink spray and use it to drop ink splatters onto the watercolor paper. Finish the flowers by adding button centers to them.

Cut and fold the cardstock to make a card base. Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front. Attach the flower elements on it.

Cut a patterned paper strip. Stamp “with mom” at one end of it, and adhere it across the card front. Use the die cutting machine to cut out the word “mom”, and attach it over the strip. Finish it with a button covering the “o”.

Supplies:

  • Ranger Watercolor Paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz for Stamper’s Anonymous “Flower Garden” stamps
  • Tim Holtz for Stamper’s Anonymous “Simple Sayings” stamps
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray in Melted Chocolate
  • Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box Watercolors
  • Tim Holtz “Wallflower” Paper Stash
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Ground Espresso
  • Cricut Explore machine and cut file
  • Cardstock sheets in brown and white
  • Buttons Galore Button Bonanza in Black
  • Buttons Galore “Pet Store” Button Basics
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Mother’s Day Card

This adorable card was made by Laura Neiman from Housewife Hellraiser using simple and fun paper crafting techniques.  It is the perfect card that can be made quickly which makes this a great project for Fifteen MINUTE Friday!

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She used papers and a card/envelope combination from Darice and buttons from the Laura Kelly BRIGHTS collection along with adhesives from iLovetoCreate.

You can find out the details on her blog HERE.

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There are so many great ways to create handmade cards with buttons.  Browse the blog and you will be totally inspired!

Cheers,

Laura

 

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You are the Bee’s Knees!

It it that busy springtime season of gift giving again…Teacher Appreciation, Mothers Day, Graduation!!!  Here is a cute bee that you can make out of buttons to decorate any gift and and let someone know that you think they are the bee’s knees!

Button Bee

To make the bee, you will need to use hot glue to hold all of the pieces together.  I added ribbon for wings and wire for antennas.  Super cute, really easy and lots of fun!

Button Bee 2

I chose my Sunshine Yellow and Black Beauty buttons from the Laura Kelly mix offered as a Bright Mix of Colors.  You can buy them individually bagged by colors too.

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Happy Gift Giving,

Laura

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Felt Flower Clips

These cute little felt flower clips are great to create and make for Teacher Appreciation and Mothers Day gifts.  They are easy and fun!

Felt Flower Clips BGM

You only need  BUTTONS (I used my Laura Kelly Brights Mix) giant paper clips (could use little ones too of course), felt (I used Kunin Group) and Aleene’s Max Tacky Glue.  Cut out your felt flower layers then glue them together.  Add a few buttons and wa-lah, you have super cute clips that can be used to hold paper together.

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They make great bookmarks too and would be fun packaged with a journal or a cookbook or a gift card to a book store.  I love this one packaged with a writing journal to give to a teacher.

Journal

What other ways can you think of to use these giant clips.   I wonder how they would work to hold bags of chips closed.

Happy Creating,

Laura

 

 

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