Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Birthday with Buttons Galore and More

This month Buttons Galore & More sponsored the Designer Craft Connection challenge.  I, along with many other of the designers in the group, received a fun assortment of buttons to design with.  I've got a few more projects waiting to be completed.  My project is a black, white & silver themed "elegant" birthday card.  Be sure to follow the DCC link to see all of the other Buttons Galore & More projects to inspire your creativity!  - Cindi

Materials:

Buttons Galore and More Haberdashery Black & White Mix, Black Pleated Ribbon
Score, Fold, Create! by Diana Crick, Penny Wessenauer and Friends
Scor-Pal® scoring tool
The Robin's Nest papers - "Classified," black cardstock, "Damask Black & White"
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry™Paper Glue
Clearsnap® ColorBox® silver pigment brush pad
Elmer's Designer Masking Tape - Primary Designs
ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch
JudiKins Happy Birthday Copperplate stamp 
Black inkpad
Westcott® Titanium Trim Air Trimmer, Titanium Non-Stick Scissors
Paper Wishes Silver metallic foil tape by Amaco
Impress Art brass stamping hammer, steel stamping block, Flourish I and Flourish G stamps
Earth Safe Finishes Generation Green black acrylic paint

Instructions: 

Create focal button flower embellishment by arranging layers of buttons from the Buttons Galore and More Haberdashery Black & White Mix.  Begin on a black cardstock square base and build upward, using Beacon Zip Dry paper glue.








Cut black cardstock, Damask paper and Classified paper following measurements in instructions for Flexy Fold Card in Score, Fold, Create! book.  Score front pieces as indicated in instructions using Scor-Pal.








Ink edges of all white papers with silver ColorBox® inkpad.  Pat with Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry ink immediately.


Assemble card following instructions, add Elmer's damask masking tape as an accent along top edge of right front flap, and along bottom inside edge of all pieces of card as shown.










Stamp JudiKins Happy Birthday verse onto white paper with black inkpad.  Trim, ink edges with silver ink and pat dry with Perfect Crafting Pouch.









Use Impress Art stamps to stamp alternating pattern on silver foil tape.  Apply black paint to stamped areas, wipe to remove excess.  This will enhance your stamped areas.


Assemble card following instructions from book.  For front right folding panel, mount strip of Black Pleated ribbon beneath damask tape.  Mount button flower to left edge of right flap.
Mount stamped metal foil strip over center of ribbon.

Mount verse and accent papers on inside of card as shown, adding strip of stamped foil tape vertically on left edge of verse. 









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