playing with paper

Friday, September 2, 2011

Card A Day #3

Fun but bulky paper-covered buttons pop off this monochromatic card I made sometime last year. To make the buttons, I used a kit meant for making fabric-covered buttons and dampened the paper to make it more flexible. I snipped off the button shank and added self-adhesive foam mounts. I like to make my own embellishments whenever I can. I am often disappointed in the quality of the ones available for purchase. I love tabs, buttons, and layers of paper on my cards, as I am sure you will see be the end of the month! This design is from "The Cardmaker's Workbook" by Jenn Mason. I hope it's masculine enough to use as a boy's birthday card because it is going in the mail soon.


  1. Your paper covered buttons look great!
    I tried them myself, but the paper keeps tearing when I push it into the socket, wet or dry... :(
    What do you think I should do?

  2. The paper is K & Company brand from a pad of double-sided prints. I think the weight of the paper may have a lot to do with the success of the project. I used a spray bottle to mist the paper. Go as slowly and gently as possible when pushing it into the socket. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  3. It worked! Thank you só much!
    I went slowly -as you said- and everything popped gently into place. I'm so happy right now! It's kind of a thrill: that popping sound and the excitement of pushing the finished button out of the socket-"did it work?"...