We all know buttons aren’t just for sewing. Shaped buttons make great embellishments for crafts, including scrapbooking and card making. We created this cute Elephant Button Handmade Card using our Favorite Findings buttons and card stock. We even decorated it with sweet little tassels. This is a birthday card but you can easily change it to match a baby shower theme.
To make this Elephant Button Handmade Card you will need the following materials:
Floral Stampede Buttons 550001570A
Coordinating Card Stock in Navy, White, Aqua and Coral
Embroidery Thread and Needle
Shaped Paper Punches: 2 inch Scalloped Circle and 1-1/2 inch Circle
Coral Colored Pencil
Pen or Stamp for Greeting
To begin, cut the navy card stock to 8 inch by 12 inch. Fold the 12 inch side in half to create a 6 inch by 8 inch card. Cut the aqua card stock to 5-1/2 inch by 7-1/2 inch. Center and glue to the front of the navy card. Cut the white card stock to 5 inch by 7 inch. Center and glue on top of the aqua piece.
Using the paper punches, make two scalloped circles from the coral card stock and one from the navy card stock. Use the 1-1/2 inch circle punch to make three circles from the white card stock. Glue the white centers to the scalloped circles.
Next, cut a 7-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch piece of the aqua card stock. To make the banner, cut a 7 inch by 1 inch piece of the navy card stock and 6-3/4 inch by 3/4 inch piece of the white card stock.
Cut a notch out of both ends of the navy and white strips. (We traced a collar stay). Glue the white banner on top of the navy banner. Score at 2 inches and 1-1/2 inches from the ends and fold. Write the message on the banner. Make two small tassels using the embroidery thread. Sew the buttons onto the white circles using the needle and embroidery thread.
To assemble to card, glue the aqua strip to the front of the card, towards the bottom. Glue the banner on top of the aqua strip. Use the coral colored pencil to draw the banner string in a long “U” shape. Glue the elephant button circles and tassels on top of the pencil line to create the banner.
And your Elephant Button Handmade Card is complete! Handmade cards are a perfect way to give the gift of your creativity!