Monday, August 18, 2014

White Mice and Buttons


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Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!  You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge and win a prize from the blog sponsor... Altered Pages!

I admit it! I have tons of buttons stored in jars, boxes and even little baggies from the many swaps I have participated in the past and for me it is sometimes hard to turn loose of them and use them in my projects. But I would like to share a quick gift card holder/wall decoration that is easy to create using buttons and an empty toilet paper roll.  Are you ready to get started? :-)



First off I painted the toilet paper roll inside and out. Once dry dry I flattened the roll which I ran it through my Sizzix die cutting machine to flatten it but if you don't have one you can use a bone folder to get crisp edges. I used the Tim Holtz Scallops die on the bottom of the TP roll and the top I embossed with Geometric Ring embossing folder. Then I applied mod lodge on the outside, let dry and the inside the scalloped bottom added a thin line of mod lodge and clipped together with clothes pin and let dry.


Next I adhered a ban of cardstock from the Happy Travels Paper Pad right below the embossing on the TP roll, added lace, ribbon and seam binding bow to the outer edge of the roll. I cut a 10" piece of seam binding for the handle and adhered each end to the inside of the roll. Then I finished it off with flowers that I punched out from  one of the Text Pages, shaped just a little, layered and adhered together and topped off with hemp cord and a button.



I cut one of the Victorian Labels out and glued to a piece of cardstock, added gathered lace, hemp cord and  buttons in various spots along with a couple of paper flowers to finish off this re-purposed and now useful project.


I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you have any questions please let me know.


Supplies Used:

Altered Pages: Glitz-Happy Travels Paper Pad, Text Pages, Victorian Labels AP-1303, Dyeable Seam Binding, Dew Drops
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Scallops die, Cuttlebug: Geometric Embossing Folder, Hemp Cord, Lace,  Ribbon, Buttons, Acrylic Paint, Flower Punch, Chalk Ink






Tonya Trantham (you are here)






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I hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!




32 comments:

  1. Love your gift card holder! Great upcycle... I understand your love of your buttons!

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  2. A beautiful vintage project Tonya and what a fabulous surprise these would be hanging from a door knob on a special occasion such as a birthday!

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  3. This is a beautiful way to give a gift card! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your project is adorable and inspiring... thanks for sharing.

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  5. adorable gift card holder! thank you so much for sharing your lil mice! ")

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  6. very nice gift card holder
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. A lovely vintage project with wonderful eye appeal! It's definitely a keepsake.

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  8. Very cute - even to his little button feet!

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  9. Wonderful project. Enjoyed seeing the buttons used up. Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Such a fabulous and clever way to give a gift! And great use of that button hoard!

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  11. What a super great gift card holder! That would be amazing to receive! Thanks so much for hopping with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous team this week!

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  12. absolutely charming! I think it would be lovely in my mail box with an Altered Pages gift certificate inside. LOL

    nice work!

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  13. Another funny way using tp roll. I love buttons. Some are so thick I put them on frames. LOL. Would love to have these cute mice.

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  14. Very cool! Thanks for joining our team at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this blog!!

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  15. This is just too cute! Love the little mouse image and your use of the buttons! Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  16. A really fun idea - I love to recycle things into art. Love the little extra touches in addition to the buttons. Lots of fun! TFS!

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  17. sure doesnt look like toilet paper roll any more now I know why Im saving somebesides making a book from them yours is very special Thanks for the new idea with the recycling very pretty

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  18. Fabulous use of a toilet paper roll, it turned out amazing.

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  19. a toilet paper roll? oh gosh that's brilliant! and what a beautiful card holder. love love love it. xo

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  20. What a lovely gift card holder!! I know I would be super excited to receive a gift with this attached on top!

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  21. I'm not sure what impressed me more, the lovely finished project with all the beautiful buttons, or the tip on using a die cutter to flatten your TP roll. Loved it.

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  22. So creative! Love the card holder, so clever!
    Have a great day!~kim

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  23. Adorable project out of a Toilet Paper roll.

    Loved it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Who knew a toilet paper roll tube could be so beautiful♥

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  25. This is so adorable! I love the white mice image...makes me think of Beatrix Potter's "no more twist!" To elevate a tp roll to art is no small thing. I love it! Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  26. You've inspired me to start saving/hoarding TP rolls, now! What a great use of this abundant item (at least at my home)!! this is a fabulous project.

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  27. Very beautiful and creative great use of your buttons.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  28. Beautiful project. Thanks for being a part of the hop

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  29. Very ecologic, and cute! thanks for share!

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  30. As soon as is about some recycled cardboard , I'm in ;). I will try your beautiful idea very soon.

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  31. Clever repurposing! Darling project full of interesting details!! Love it and your talent!! It was nice hopping with you (I'm just a little behind on the hop) Jan Marie, CHACB DT

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