Tatty Button`s Button Sewing Card


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Tatty Button Sewing Card Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Lattice Motifs: WIZS5-107

Spellbinder Label Four SM : WIZS4-309

Clear Stamp Set Frames :  CSFRAME

Umount Vintage Sewing A5 Stamp Plate :  UMVINTSEWING

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Bakers Twine Primary Set : BT001

Tatty Button Papercraft CD-Rom :  TBCD

  Assorted Cardstock : Various Codes Available

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE  & Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

Creative Expressions Wooden Buttons : BUTTWOOD

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad –  Vintage Photo :DPVINTAGEPHO

Vintage Seam Tape – Toffee : VRTOFF

Archival Sepia Ink Pad : ARCHSEPIA


Step by Step Instructions

Here the ruler stamp from the vintage stamp set has been mounted onto Umount before being added to the design ruler. The stamped image will be added to the vintage seam ribbon using the sepia archival ink. This ink will blur slightly once added but it adds to the softness of the piece. If a stronger look is required then use a satin ribbon.


Use the design ruler for an additional use and line the edge of the stamp up with the lines on the ruler for a perfect straight line. Great for those long stamps needing an acrylic surface.


Stamp the ruler image onto the ribbon & continue until you have the required length needed. Roll the tape up leaving the `0 -4` measurements free to make a small tape measure. Cut a folded piece of mirri card to make an end for the tape measure. Stamp another length of ribbon for the shabby bow later.


Select the page creator on the tatty button cd & place 2 button images onto the sheet. Rotate one image so it creates a border, change 1 set to a sepia colour & the other to pink. Print the design off.


Cut the page around the edge of the buttons & distress the piece using the cut`n`dry foam along with the vintage photo ink pad.


Wipe the distress ink over the wooden buttons to age them. Now make a small bow out of the printed seam ribbon that was prepared earlier.


Stamp the frame out using the sepia ink pad & cut the image out using the labels 4 die. Repeat this process so there is a 2nd shape.


8 Stamping a sentiment is often difficult to get the wording straight and in this case the depths of the 2 stamps are different.


So cut the oval out of one of the cut shapes & stick it to an acrylic block.


10 Place the sentiment in the centre of the frame & ink the stamp using the sepia ink pad.


11 Lay the other frame shape on the work surface before matching up the oval on the acrylic block and frame below. Press firmly & release the stamp in the usual way. This technique will just help with precise stamping.


12 Distress the edges of the frame using the cut`n`dry foam & vintage photo ink pad.


13 Cut & emboss a lattice frame out of light green card. Swipe the sepia ink pad over the frame before adding foam tape to the inner edges of the oval. This will add depth to the piece but will be hidden too.


14 Place the frame onto the button piece & then add the sentiment frame also using foam tape to add dimension.


15  Tie 3 small bows out of the bakers twine and add to the centres of the wooden buttons. Add them to the bottom left hand edge of the card. Add the shabby bow & attach a black button over the bow knot. Stamp at random over the card using the scissors stamp and the sepia ink.


16  Add the tape measure to the top of the frame using the Cosmic Shimmer glue. Stamp & colour the dress form using distress ink or pens. Wrap the bakers twine around one of the cotton reels & colour the other reel in.


17  Attach the dress form to the top corner of the lattice frame & add the reels to the side of the frame. Add a Spellbinder shape to the reverse of the piece to allow a name to be added or mount the piece onto a folded card base.


18  Here is a close up of the frame / sentiment & sewing embellishments.



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3 Responses to Tatty Button`s Button Sewing Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Anything haberdashery is right up my street – this is very clever – especially the tape measure with the mirror card. Will have to wait for this one – just undergone a trapeziumectomy and hand now in plaster for a while. Thanks Suzanne for these lovely projects – I look forward to crafting again soon.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Lovely to see your comment – I hope this heal soon and the plaster comes off soon – hopefully you can catch up with all the Spellinder Pick of the week shows

    You take care and hope you are crafting soon
    Suzanne x

  3. Ita O'Burne O'Keeffe says:

    This card is a work of Art Suzanne, and your explain the method so well thank you for all your inspiration

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