Saturday, October 27, 2007

FREE Greeting Card Download - Just Add Buttons!


I love buttons and I'm inspired every time I see them scattered all over. Just love to shuffle them around and like candy, they're just irresistible. So with so so many of em, I'm constantly using them for adorning handmade stuff and these sweet cards just make a nice project. Brighten someone's day by giving them a card adorned with your favourite buttons! All three designs come with a separate miniature tag with the same graphics. Just download to your desktop, set to print on your favourite A4 stock card. Matt photo paper works well with these designs. Sew on some buttons and voila... handmade greeting cards. Do remember to put in your own messages too. Enjoy! Click the link 'ALL THREE CARDS' to download.


Go to the link I've provided and download the pdf files. The cards should fit in an A4 size cardstock of your choice. Check if your printer can take heavier gms paper. Don't want to ruin your printer.

Set to print according to your paper texture. The colours are a bright pastel.

Bring out your buttons to play. Mix and match as you like.

Use your imagination. Add as many as you like. Arrange on your card to get the right size buttons to adorn.

Start with punching two or four holes (according to the holes on the buttons) on the front with your needle. This is an important step to make. It will ease the needle through on the underside. Knot your embroidery floss and you're ready to sew.


Hold button with finger when stringing through. Avoid sharp tugs and careful with the fingernails. Holding on to the button when you pull the thread through will stop accidental creasing. Cards crease very easily and they're irreparable. So Careful here.
Go twice on the button and knot with a simple loop. Snip off.

Cut the card, and make the necessary creasing lines by scoring lightly with the back of your blade to make the middle folds. The thicker the card, the more you have to score the middle. Folding without scoring will cause rippling on the fold.


Voila! The finished cards.
Buttons! Buttons! Blissfull Buttons!
Brighten someone's day by sending them an unexpected card. Nothing beats a handmade card for a friend on an Unexpected Occasion.

Nigel had to post this. It's his morning parade while I made the cards.


23 comments:

Ciyou said...

wao~~ its so colorful~~ where u got those buttons on Malaysia??I love your buttons

Goiuri said...

Your crafts are really fantastic!!

Estercity said...

Beautiful blog.!!!

Ying Pang, said...

What a GREAT tutorial!!!! You are a really profesional crafter. Thank you for your comments on my blog, I was so touched:-))

Sam said...

i'm always so inspired by your blog!lovely cards!

Regina said...

You have such a beautiful and cheerful blog. Your cards are so wonderful!

So happy to be visiting.

AmyP said...

Really excellent freebie, thank you!

joyce-l-moore said...

I love these cards, but I wonder if you could create a version for 8 1/2 X 11 paper? I'm in the US and can't find A4 card stock. Maybe without the little card?

Anonymous said...

Simply Superb.I love all those designs.

Caffeaulait or Caffelatte said...

thank you for the freebies. It is so wonderful. You're so kind!

Virkku said...

How inspiring your blog is! You've got so many nice ideas :).

Gaël said...

Wonderful..... well, too used to send online personalised special occasion invitations to friends through Invitation Consultants.

Lovespersonalisedphotoalbums said...

Thanks. You have included such inspiring ideas. Take a look at thesepersonalised
photo albums
they are fab.

Jhon said...

It’s Christmas again!! A time to cherish the beautiful white snow, smiling snowman, brightness of the Christmas décor and the yummy candies and cakes! From November onwards it becomes impossible to forget that Christmas is coming. Well to be honest I personally wait for it so that I can return home to meet my parents and girlfriend of course!
With the passage of time lots of things about the celebration of Christmas has changed. I still remember when I was a kid, mom use to wait near the phone so that she becomes the first one to pick my brother call. We all use to have a fight as who is gonna be first to talk to him. Then I use to visit my relatives and friends with my parents who stayed near by.But now the net world has changed everything, especially the ecard trend. It’s so easy now to connect with our loved ones especially when you have so many ecard sites! One of free Christmas ecard site Being a new website meme4u.com really has fresh and cool greetings. The best part is if I write too meme4u.com regarding some card or idea they do take it seriously. Although the site has several errors but meme4u.com cards are really cool! So guys why don’t you check it out, you will also get the right ecard you are looking for! And if any one of you knows any other fresh ecard website do let me know!

Jeanie said...

Hi, I love your blog and a link was provided by someone on our board for us to come and look at your site, you have some little button cards from 2007, I clicked on the link but it only took me to a save.com website. I was wondering if you are still offering this file? If so I would so love to have it. Your art work is much appreciated it,so colourful and simple, not all fussy! YaY!

Michelle said...

They're too cute. How I wish it can be fit in an a4 card

Karrens said...

Thanks for the free download! They will make great little cards.

Aliaso said...

First of all let me congratulate you for such a neat, great and beautiful crafts...well done!!!
I have tried to download your buttons card template but with no luck, it just take me to an empty savefile link... ;(. Would you please be so kind and share it with me by sending it to my email: asv8597@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance and Regards from Venezuela!!!

Zafran ali said...

I am always so inspired by your blog!lovely cards!Thank,s for so nice sharing.
Plastic Card.

anita said...

can I get another link to download these beautiful cards, please? The previous link refers to somewhere else :(

lemondedis said...

quel dommage : le lien est rompu et ne mène à rien !!!... je trouve ces cartes très jolies et j'aurais adoré les réaliser : y a-t-il une autre possibilité d'obtenir ces fichiers ?... si c'est possible, vous pouvez les envoyer à pièce jointe vers ma boîte mail ( lmipro@orange.fr )(il en est de même pour les tags cadeau offerts via Skip my Lou et j'aurais aimé avoir les deux, d'ailleurs !)
merci d'avance si vous le pouvez...
j'aime beaucoup vos créationset je vais sans doute devenir une visiteuse assidue de ce blog que je viens de découvrir !
amicalement, Is&Reg

Zmalik said...

Stunning designs..can i use it for plastic cards as it inspires me a lot...

ali naqvi said...

Its amazing card work....keep it up..!!!Plastic cards