Mini Valentine Button Plaques

Cards you can always buy, but today your creating a keepsake that they can treasure all year round “Mini Valentine  Button Heart Plaques” .  You can create one or all three for the special someone’s in your life – even if it’s for yourself!

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Materials:

Love Plaque: Crafting with buttons 470002803 & 470002806

Gem Heart:  La Petite 382

Layered Hearts: Crafting with buttons 470002505
Favorite Findings 550001395

Assorted scrapbook paper; ribbon; glue adhesive; embroidery floss & needle; scissors; pencil; (3) mini 3 x 3 canvas; ink pad – red, brown, gold and brush; paintbrush

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Prep your work area since you’re working with glue and ink pads.  Select paper and then with your pencil trace outline of canvas onto back.  Cut with scissors.

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Apply glue to your canvas.

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with your paintbrush evenly distribute glue or in this case “SCHMEAR” your glue! Place your pre-cut paper on top and smooth our any imperfections.

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If you have paper overhang – see below photo  (if your paper is larger than your canvas) I recommend using an emory board or sandpaper to remove excess paper.

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If you prefer to use scissors then do so. But I find this gives you that “straight” edge. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect you’ll be covering it with ink and ribbon.

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Locate your pink pad and brush. Tap into the pad and with a circular motions along the edges begin applying.  You can go back to darken areas if you prefer.

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AI used red and brown together to achieve the color I wanted.  I later went back and applied gold.

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Once you’ve completed this process, your ready for your ribbon. Apply a beam of glue along edge and add ribbon. Cut excess.

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Determining your design: there are so many options – and I’m only showing you three. Layout your design before you glue – this will allow you to go back and change it several more times until you’re happy! TRUST ME!

As you can see I started with not knowing which plaque to begin with! But this is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t glue so quickly! Layout and then determine – take photos to refer back to the other layouts!

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And the winner is red and black for the “LOVE” layout!

To begin – you will need to remove the shank off the back of the “heart” button (shank – it’s that loop that is attached to the back of the button). Use your Button Shank Remover and carefully snip off the back. Refer to my blog from yesterday – I mention how to remove the shank carefully.

So this “heart” button as you can see replaces my “O” from LOVE.  Remember to finish the L V and E with red embroidery floss.

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Okay you’re ready to place down your button…Since I wanted to add dimension to my letters I ended up placing adhesive foam for the height as shown. You many need to trim the foam. Peel back and place down of canvas.

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Don’t forget the bow. Add that to the corner of your canvas.

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Ready…Here’s your finished Mini Valentine Button Plaques!

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 don’t forget to add some of those candies too!

Here are the last two Button Heart Plaques…

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Hopefully you’ll have some candy left!

Make sure to visit our website for additional Heart Buttons!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

HAPPY CRAFTING!

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