Monday, August 5, 2013

Hostess Monday with Denise

Welcome to Hostess Monday!  For this card I made handmade buttons!  So easy to make and a great inexpensive accent for your cards and crafty projects.  For my card I used one of Wendy's adorable digitals called Felicia Fairy.  (*note*  Felicia Fairy has just been retired, but she will be added to the next DVD collection -coming out very soon) She was printed out on my HP printer and then colored and shaded with copic markers.  My cardstocks are by Graphic 45.

How To Make Paper Buttons Out Of Cardstock


Glue Pen
Crystal Lacquer (any brand)
Crop a Dile
Punches of choice
(I have used heart punch and 2 round punches)
(Any smaller punch can be used)
sandpaper or sanding block (optional)

For Heart Button:
 Step 1
punch out 5 heart pieces

Step 2
Using glue pen stack all hearts together, making them as straight as possible.  (If you get a little crooked, you can sand with a sanding block)

Step 3
With a pencil mark where the holes should be punched.

Step 4
Using the Crop a Dile punch 2 holes
Step 5
Place heart on wax paper or plastic wrap
Using crystal lacquer (any kind will do- I am using Close To My Heart Brand) cover sides and top of button and let dry.
Step 6
To make circle buttons punch out 5 of the largest circle
Step 7
Punch out 5 of the smallest circle on the cardstock
Step 8
Using larger punch cut out rings
Step 9
Assemble pieces (Trim or sand pieces if necessary)

Step 10
Add crystal lacquer of your choice on wax paper or plastic wrap

Let dry and add string or ribbon

1 comments on "Hostess Monday with Denise "

Berni Cuttino on August 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM said...

Wow, that is awesome, I will try this. Thanks for sharing.