Saturday, October 27, 2007
FREE Greeting Card Download - Just Add Buttons!
I love buttons and I'm inspired every time I see them scattered all over. Just love to shuffle them around and like candy, they're just irresistible. So with so so many of em, I'm constantly using them for adorning handmade stuff and these sweet cards just make a nice project. Brighten someone's day by giving them a card adorned with your favourite buttons! All three designs come with a separate miniature tag with the same graphics. Just download to your desktop, set to print on your favourite A4 stock card. Matt photo paper works well with these designs. Sew on some buttons and voila... handmade greeting cards. Do remember to put in your own messages too. Enjoy! Click the link 'ALL THREE CARDS' to download.
Go to the link I've provided and download the pdf files. The cards should fit in an A4 size cardstock of your choice. Check if your printer can take heavier gms paper. Don't want to ruin your printer.
Set to print according to your paper texture. The colours are a bright pastel.
Bring out your buttons to play. Mix and match as you like.
Use your imagination. Add as many as you like. Arrange on your card to get the right size buttons to adorn.
Start with punching two or four holes (according to the holes on the buttons) on the front with your needle. This is an important step to make. It will ease the needle through on the underside. Knot your embroidery floss and you're ready to sew.
Hold button with finger when stringing through. Avoid sharp tugs and careful with the fingernails. Holding on to the button when you pull the thread through will stop accidental creasing. Cards crease very easily and they're irreparable. So Careful here.
Go twice on the button and knot with a simple loop. Snip off.
Cut the card, and make the necessary creasing lines by scoring lightly with the back of your blade to make the middle folds. The thicker the card, the more you have to score the middle. Folding without scoring will cause rippling on the fold.
Voila! The finished cards.
Buttons! Buttons! Blissfull Buttons!
Brighten someone's day by sending them an unexpected card. Nothing beats a handmade card for a friend on an Unexpected Occasion.
Nigel had to post this. It's his morning parade while I made the cards.