Thursday, 1 May 2014


I hope you are all following the PaperArtsy blog his week (and always!) for some great stamping and mixed media inspiration ... as promised here is my second project using some of the Chatsworth Collection paper scraps left over from my mini album which featured two nights ago ... this is a project I came up with a while ago for a swap and it makes a lovely gift for a 'crafty' friend ...

You could substitute the button card for a small envelope to hold a gift card – actually there is room in the pocket for both. I have added an optional charm on the side using a Tim Holtz hinge clip.

The back is a piece of sturdy cardstock 6” x 4” covered on both sides with papers from the Chatsworth Collection. The button card is 3” x 5” and is also covered with paper on both sides. Corners are rounded and the edges distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The pocket is made using paper that measures 5” x 3” – I have scored 3 sides at ½” and then used a plate to cut the unscored edge slightly curved. The ½” tabs are turned in, bottom corners rounded and then lace is glued to top edge before distressing edges and gluing pocket to card.

I made the flowers dimensional. After die cutting using the Paperartsy Grunge Flowers die in the smaller 2 sizes the petals are snipped towards the centre …

Then the back of each petal is gently ‘rounded and shaped’ using a ball tool. The red inner flower is a punch. I’ve added pearl centres, die cut leaves and a bit of glitter.

The buttons are made from a Marianne die. I have cut 4 layers of card and 1 from the paper for each button and glued them together – the top paper layer has been stamped with the script stamp from LPC014, the edges distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink and then a thick layer of Glossy Accents added on top. The card they are tied to has been decorated with stamps from Ink and the Dog Buttons Plates 2 and 4. 

Below are more photographs from the mini album and a link at the bottom to my Youtube video showing the project ... thank you for reading, watching and commenting - it is really appreciated.

Page 1

Page 1 inserts

Pages 2 and 3

Pages 4 and 5

Pages 6 and 7

Pages 8 and 9

Pages 10 and 11

Page 12

And you can watch the video here   ...


  1. Just love your style and the paper is wonderful too. Those buttons are amazing. Are the hard to make? Such detail

  2. watched the video yesterday, and it's lovely to see the photos of each set of pages again here. I really loved this project.

  3. Ooh both these are awesome! You are so talented! xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous projects, especially the buttons card


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