As soon as I saw the current challenge at
I knew what I was going to make.
It may not quite fit what the design team expected,
but it is something I've been wanting to make
to have on hand for the next wee one that comes
into my large extended family.
(NOTE: the photo is an advertisement for a doll)
I started by stamping a button borders image
(I'm guessing it is from around 1997, by Stampin' Up!)
onto four pieces of card stock that were cut to 1" x 5".
I lined them up to create a frame,
adding double stick tape to the corners.
I cut them on a diagonal to create miters.
Tip: take your time in placing the tape,
considering what portions will become scrap
once cut. You don't want the tape to be on the good
portion of the frame you want to use.
After cutting the miters, I applied double stick tape
and adhered it to a chipboard piece I cut to fit.
I then cut strips of thin advertising magnets
(great use for those junk mail magnets)
and glued them on the back so it would stick to metal.
My button is one I made from "paper clay"
and a mold that Stampin' Up! sold several years ago.
There is no date on the packaging,
but I'm guessing it is at least 5 years old, maybe more.
Not that I don't have oodles of buttons in my stash as it is,
but I needed to get some more use out of this barely used kit.
Once the clay was dry, I painted it with glossy black
craft paint then carefully filled in the dashes around
the edge with white paint using a toothpick.
The button was finished with scraps of ribbon tied into a knot.
The flags were cut by hand.
"Cute" is a portion of the "how cute is that" stamp that I inked
from the old set Phase Starters by Stampin' Up!, dated 2003.
"as a button" was made by assembling Small Casual Snap Stamps
into the phrase. They are dated 2005.
Supplies: Ivory Naturals (bought in 2000) card stock and black ink.
I am also entering my frame into the Anything Goes challenges at
and PDE Linky Party(optional wall banners) .
Thanks for looking =)
EDITED TO ADD 5/7/2017:
My project was a top pick at Retro Rubber Challenge !