Friday, January 29, 2016

January Inspiration by Dawn

Hi everyone, it’s Dawn here (again!) on this fabulous Friday and I have a fun and easy little project to share using Cute As A Button digital image Love Banner.



  When I color all those pretty Cute As A Button stamps I like to keep a record of the Copic colors I used – that way it is easier to keep track of my color choices for future use.


Copics used:
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E25, E23, E21
Clothes  - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R85, R83, R81
Directions on how to make the card
First you need to color your image. Here's the completed colored image:

Next, Using a die, cut out your image:





Next you want to cut out your mat for behind the image. Using a slightly larger die, cut out your mat:





Next attach the colored cut out image to the cut out mat:




Next I used a border die and cut it out of some Designer paper. This will be placed at the top of my card.





Next cut out some hearts and a banner to use to decorate your card.


Attach the border to the top of the card.


Lay out your pieces so you can see what the finished card is going to look like.


After looking at the layed out pieces, I decided to add some lace to my card. Here's the finished card:







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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I've Been Published! Praise God!

I'm so excited!  It was so hard to keep this quiet for so long but I can finally let the cat out of the bag! I have been published and made the front cover! I wanted to congratulate Lucy Patrick, for her feature in the latest issue (issue 48, January 2016) of Australian Papercraft Essentials magazine!!  She has created 7 beautiful cards with the Girly digis from Cute As A Button Stamps for her featured article. Last year the magazine approached Lucy Patrick to create 7 cards using Cute As A Button Designs. Praise God For His goodness!  The issue will be out on the 14th.  Lucy Patrick created seven beautiful cards for this issue using my images.  I will post more details when I receive them. Order yours while supplies last!


Friday, January 22, 2016

January inspiration - Christine

For my January Inspiration post I chose the raggedy Elephant it's such a cute stamp here's the finished card. 
What I did to start with was printed off the digital image which I then coloured in using my spectrum noir alcohol markers, I then used my spectrum noir pencils to add some extra depth especially around the edges and add some extra shading. 
I then cut the elephant out and I went through my paper stash selecting some pink papers to use as backing papers 
I laid out my card and decided to add some pink pearl hearts and a doily in the centre. I then used my big shot to die cut the purple tag and added on a sentiment that reads to my dearest niece.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my latest card and it's given you a bit of inspiration. 


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January Inspiration by Nicky



Here is my inspiration for you today. Its a fun project. I hope you all like it :)





I made this card using the 'Raining Shamrocks' image from Cute As A Button. Find it at the shop link below.


Here are some step by step instructions of how i made the card.

First I chose some paper and card that matched the image, then coloured the image to match the colours on the card/paper.


I used the following Promarkers:

Shamrocks - Pine.
Grass - Grass.
Clothes - Leaf Green, Canary and Buttercup.
Skin - Dusky Pink, Blush and Sunkissed Pink.
Sun - Yellow and Canary.
Cloud - Warm Grey 2 and Warm Grey 1.
Shadow - Warm Grey 1.
Raindrops - Powder Blue.
Boots - Pine and Leaf Green. 
Umbrella - Canary, Buttercup, Mustard and Vanilla.
Hair - Sandstone and Cinnamon.


Next I Chose a 7" x 7" white card blank, cut the large plain green card to 16.6cm and the shamrock paper to 16cm. I measured the image and added 0.6mm to the measurements and cut a piece of the same plain green card to fit a mat to the image. I chose some embelishments to go with the colours and the image and cut out a sentiment to match.

 


Then I put all the pieces together to check the layout of how I wanted the card to look. When I was happy with the layout I stuck it all down. 

I stuck the shamrock paper to the green card, wrapped the ribbon around the whole lot, then mouned it to the card blank. I added the image and sentiment, then some gems to the image and to the top and bottom of the sentiment.

I used flat double sided sticky tape for the base green card, shamrock paper and the image. I used foam tape for the green card behind the image and the sentiment.




Here are some links for you:





Thanks for reading and 
x HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE x

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January Inspiration by Judy

Hi all!
It's Judy here today with my January Inspiration post.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner
I went with a fun digital stamp that is
appropriate for that occasion!


Once I decided on the image I chose a card sketch
which I found on the Paper Craft Support Group Facebook page.
I am rotating the sketch to accommodate the long image.

I chose a color scheme which came from
the papers I wanted to work with -
doodlebug design's take note 6x6 paper pad.
 The image was colored with Crayola Twistables color pencils and Fiskars gel pens.

Next, I fussy cut the image.

Now I'm ready to start putting the card together.

My base is a 5 x 6 1/2" blank card.
I cut panels of white and printed card stock which were all matted.
The white panel that is the background for my image 
was embossed with a Paper Studio embossing folder
for a little texture.


Next the 3 banners were cut with a Sizzix die.

The panels and banners were adhered to the card base.


The card is ready for the image which I popped with foam squares.

Now i just need finishing touches -
The clipboard was cut from the paper pad I used.
A sentiment was stamped with this set from Oriental Trading Co.
The enamel dots are Teresa Collins.

And we're done!

Hope you like it!
I loved putting it together!

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for more inspiration from the DT and join in
on the challenge! We'd also love to see your
projects using Cute As A Button images at the


Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, January 15, 2016

January Inspiration by Lau

Hello !

It's Lau ! I want to share a card with you today. I made it with the digital stamp "Rocking Horse" you can find in the store HERE. Papers are in the store too, it's HERE.
Hope you like it ! xx



So, here the image with products I used : papersimage, Die Sizzix and Promarkers.


Now, I find the design of my card and i colored the image. I used flowers die (JoyCrafts) and corner Die (Nellie's), a little bit of Distress Ink around the image, Half pearls, and :
VoilĂ  !



I hope I have inspired you. Feel free to join us on Facebook to share your projects, it's here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/CuteAsAButtonDigiStamps/

The shop is here : http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/

and the blog is here : http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Have a great day dear Crafters ! xx

Monday, January 11, 2016

Inspiration by Margaret

Hello it is Margaret here with my inspiration post for Cute as a Button Showcase blog.

I have made a simple New Year's card which will be easy for beginners to make.


I have printed paper from Claire Tale Purple Bokeh and Glitter digital paper onto white card.  Printed Cute as a Button IMG00008 Precoloured New Year's Francesca digital stamp, cut out and layered on top.
Typed Happy New Year onto paper from the same set and layered on top.
Added rhinestones.

You can buy all the lovely Cute as a Button digi stamps at

I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and join in the challenge
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

We also invite you to join the Cute as a Button facebook group


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Exciting News! Cute As A Button Designs First Stamp Release! Woot! Woot!

Exciting News! Cute As A Button Designs First Stamp Release!  Woot! Woot!

This week has been a week of Blessings for me and so exciting!

Firstly, seven (7) of my images have been published and made the front cover of Papercraft Essentials! Woot Woot!

Secondly, my first set of Rubber Stamps were delivered today and are now available in the Shop.

http://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com/










These past two years have been very trying for me within the crafting community; but God has been so faithful and has carried me through all the obstacles.  He is so good and I give Him all the glory!

I pray that this year will be filled with a release of financial blessings over your life and a year to draw closer to the Lord.

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

♥Inspiration project by Valentina♥

Hello and Happy Crafty New Year!!
I am here again to show you my new inspiration project.
The image that I have used is:
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 I have used Faber Castell colored pencil.
Grey colour and pattern paper and a cream base for the card.
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Then I have distress them all with black ink.
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Added blue ribbon.
And some blue stars and pink hearts.
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And here is my finished product.
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Come and stop by Cute As A Button store and pick some great images for youre cards,
after you make a card, come and visit us at our Blog challenge
and our Facebook group and show us youre great creations!!!
With lots of hugs have a great and crafty day