How to Make Earrings with Buttons

with Buttons Galore and More

button earrings

Buttons Galore and More sent me Smiley Buttons to make jewelry. The first piece I made was a bracelet. I had set aside these green buttons for a pair of earrings requested by my daughter. I added striped beads that matched the buttons to add to the length of the earrings. Silver spacer beads I used in the bracelet were also used as spacers for the earrings.

See the video below to learn how I punched out small circular faux leather for the back of the earrings.

Video Tutorial:

bracelet and earrings

The bracelet and earrings work well as a set or as individual pieces. Let me know which you like better in the comments below.

Freebie Friday – Valentine Inchies

heart inchies

Ready for Valentine’s Day crafting? Grab this free printable PDF sheet of Valentine-themed inchies. Use a 1″ paper punch to cut them out and begin your crafting. They are great for card making, scrapbooking, junk journals, journaling, glue books, and more.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Valentine inchies]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 71+gWCPnMHL._AC_SL1500_.jpg

And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Hidden Paper Clips – Wild Animals

paper clips

Yes, these cute images are hidden paper clips. I belong to a paper clip group on Facebook where we are challenged with a theme each month. For December the theme is wild animals. I thought the penguin was so cute I had to use it, and my daughter loves panda bears so that was chosen also. By the way, she loves the clip and will use it as a bookmark.

If you are interested the penguin image comes from Vecteezy.

Video Tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, O – Other
Brother Scan n Cut
Brother Scan n Cut
Shop at:
AZ
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Shop at:
AZ | O
HP Envy Inspire
HP Envy Inspire
Shop at:
AZ
HP Paper
HP Paper
Shop at:
AZ
Paper Clips
Paper Clips
Shop at:
AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
Shop at:
AZ
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
Shop at:
O

And here are the paper clips in use – so cute and functional!

Ultra Mini Ribbon Tag – Tag it Tuesday

mini tag finished

This cute little tag was made with a tag from the Dollar Tree and Gwen Studios Ribbons. After finishing it, I think it might be a nice altered paperclip so I will probably share that tutorial in the future. But back to this week’s tag.

Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree
Shop at:
O
Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
Shop at:
AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
Shop at:
AZ
ribbons
ribbons
Shop at:
O
Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
Shop at:
SB
Tape Runner
Tape Runner
Shop at:
AZ | SSS | SB
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
Shop at:
O

Video Tutorial:

Ephemera Paperclips

paper clips

I think I am addicted to making ephemera paper clips. It is so much fun using up scraps and pieces and combining them into a pleasant image. They are miniature works of art.

materials

There are no rules to making ephemera paper clips and if you do a Google search you will find a variety of examples. The only things you must use are a paper clip and some kind of adhesive. After that, you can collect whatever is around you. I tend to collect pieces that relate to each other by color.

Video Tutorial:

The first two I made were based on a journal I made in a past tutorial. I used leftover pieces of painted paper that were used for the cover of the book and coordinated additional pieces.

As I said, these were so fun to make. It has inspired me to do a series of miniature art pieces.

Tag it Tuesday – Inked and Embossed

tags

This week’s tag is working with a background we made last week for Tag it Tuesday. I wasn’t happy with the blotchy inked surface so this week we are altering it into a beautifully useful tag.

materials

The materials I am using are the inked paper from last week. (See how blotchy it looks.) A black ink pad from Simon Says Stamp and a floral embossing folder. This is a great technique to use those papers and creations you don’t think you can create with.

Video Tutorial:

If you are interested in how the inked surface was made last week, here is the link to that tutorial post. [Mini Tags]

close up

In this close-up image, you can see how the black in is added around the edges and possibly you can see the embossing on the paper surface. I really like how this technique transformed the inked surface into something I like much better.

Femina Paper Craft

femina pocket and cards

The papercraft pocket and cards with a female theme are a delightful and creative way to express femininity and celebrate women. The pocket has a rather dark theme. It provides a convenient and stylish storage solution for the accompanying cards. The cards themselves feature beautiful illustrations and intricate details that capture the essence of otherworldly femininity, showcasing themes such as empowerment, beauty, and strength. Whether it’s for card making, glue books, scrapbooking, junk journals, or simply to show appreciation, this paper-crafted pocket and cards set is a perfect choice to convey heartfelt messages and make a lasting impression.

printable sample

The zipped download file contains the page above with the pocket and cards as well as a ledger page to add to the back of the cards for journaling.

Purchase the file here: [femina set]

Video Tutorial:

The image above shows the back of the pocket and cards that are covered with the ledger paper for journaling.

Materials used:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, C – Cricut, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
Shop at:
AZ | C
DMC Mini Scoreboard
DMC Mini Scoreboard
Shop at:
O
Finger Daubers
Finger Daubers
Shop at:
O
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Shop at:
AZ | O
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
Shop at:
AZ
Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
Shop at:
SB
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
Shop at:
O
VersaFine Clair
VersaFine Clair
Shop at:
AZ | SSS | SB

Mini Pumpkins

mini pumpkins

Similar to the toilet paper roll pumpkins but so much cuter because they are miniature in size. I don’t know about you but I love almost anything in miniature. These cute little pumpkins are great for fall decor. Make a few for a grouping arrangement or add one to an existing arrangement.

The links provided are for your use and may contain affiliate links.
They cost nothing for you to use.
Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

materials

Materials:

  • cotton balls
  • finger protectors
  • hot glue
  • fabric
  • toilet paper core
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • stick

Video Tutorial:

I really like how the ribbon bows finish off the pumpkins and coordinate with the colors of the fabric. Watch the video above for tips on how to tie them.

Tag it Tuesday

Transform a paper tag into a work of art with washi tape. #DIYCrafts #WashiTapeCrafts #GiftTags #CreativeGifting

with washi tape

final tag

Adding a personalized touch to gifts or craft projects can truly make them stand out. One way to achieve this is by creating your own paper tags using washi tape. Just a few rolls of washi tape that color coordinates and you can quickly decorate a paper tag.

Video Tutorial:

closeup

When you’re in the mood for some creative crafting, grab your washi tape and cardstock, and let your imagination run wild!

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
Shop at:
AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
Shop at:
AZ
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
Shop at:
O
WRMK - All-In-One Tool - The Works
WRMK – All-In-One Tool – The Works
Shop at:
AZ | SSS | SB

Unleash Your Creativity with Ribbon Butterflies!

Add a unique flair to gifts, decor, and more with these DIY ribbon butterflies. @GwenStudios

butterflies

Transform colorful ribbons into stunning butterflies with this step-by-step tutorial! Discover the art of crafting these whimsical wonders and add a touch of magic to your DIY projects.

ribbons

The ribbons I am using are wide satin ribbons from Gwen Studios. These are the perfect ribbons for this project and come in a variety of different sizes.

The links provided are for your use and may contain affiliate links.
They cost nothing for you to use.
Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.

logos

This project was created for Gwen Studios. You can find all the design team projects listed on the Designer Crafts Connection website. Gwen Studios products can be found at Walmart and Michaels.

Materials:

materials
templates

Here are the templates I used, although they are not necessary. You can just cut two squares of different sizes and round the corners.

Video Tutorial: