Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Showers Brings Flutterbug Plaque

April is a very special month for me.  It was the month in which I first became a mother.  I have two beautiful daughters both born in April and they are certainly April Showers, full of lots of love and joy.  They are each distinctly different, but loving in many ways.  
I created this Flutterbug Plaque for my Karla "K" who turned 17 this April and I wanted her to know that she can always do whatever she sets her heart to do as long as she "BELIEVES"!!!!!
So, as you can see there are so many April Shower surprises for me.  I made my plaque using various supplies and the wood plaques are from ADORNit!
My Springtime Flutterbug Medley Wall plaque is cute for any young lady and very easy to make!

Material used:

Buttons Galore & More Products used:


Once  you have gathered all your supplies, you can begin to transform the scalloped frames into something totally cute and ready for Spring.
April instructional material
Start by tracing the large scalloped wood frame into you paper of choice.    Be sure to trace on  the back side of the paper.
instructional material3
Once you have both frames the large and the small scalloped frames traced like you see above you can begin to cut.
Cut the frames that you just traced and you can use an Xacto knife for the harder to cut places or your Friskar Scissors.
Instructional Material 4
Apply Beacon 3 – in -1 adhesive or Zip Dry they both work just as good to your decorative paper and adhere to the scalloped frames.  A good tip is to use a sanding block to sand off the edges of the paper that may hang from the edges.  This also gives it a more distressed look!  Once you have distressed with the sand block use a Distressing Ink like Tim Holt’s to distress the edges of the frames/paper.
Distress the Edges once they are all adhered to the wood frame.
My favorite part is decorating.  These are 3D frames from Want2Scrap and I painted and applied glitter and glue.  I also used Buttons Galore and More Flutterbug Medley Buttons to accent the plaque and threaded a piece of seam binding to the buttons.
Instructional material 5
I used my Fiskar scissors to cut out another piece similar to the one above to give it the dimensional look.
Finally, to top finish this project I added a few of my favorite things, which are buttons, bling, and seam binding.  I gathered a few buttons that I had laying around added that along with Want2Scrap Musical Chef charm.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse

As a Design Team member of Buttons Galore & More, we were given a Buttons & Birdhouses Designer Challenge.  Now, it wasn't your ordinary birdhouse like the kind that looks like a typical house, instead it was a bit of a challenge.  The idea is that we would all design this house with Buttons Galore & More buttons with a twist of what we would like to see in a birdhouse.

This Buttons & Birdhouses Designer Challenge runs from April 26 - 28th and I will be linking in with Buttons Galore & More website.  If you are a follower of Buttons Galore & More I strongly encourage you to vote for your favorite birdhouse.  One random commenter on the Buttons Galore & More's blog will be win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card and a pair of Fiskars Scissors!!!  Make sure you are following Buttons Galore & More on Facebook and Twitter.

So, let me get back to that birdhouse.  I enjoy a challenge and this project was just that, because I didn't start off with a typical style birdhouse, let's just say that I started out with a birdhouse that was rounded almost like a cylinder.  My first impression was oh this will be fun, but as I started to work with the birdhouse, I ran into the problem that it was not straight it was rounded or cylinder shape.  Anyway, I took on the challenge with a shabby approach and let's just say that I made a Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse, using the Rose Garden buttons from Buttons Galore & More!

Here is what I started out with and yes, I was quite clueless at first, because I wasn't sure if I was going to paint or what I wanted to create!
NOW do you see what I mean this shape was not easy to work with and it is about 5 1/5" tall and maybe 2 3/4"  round.  Not easy to work with, but I'm very happy with the end result! I was able to bling it out with Want2Scrap Swirl Rhinestones and add flowers too!

Now, keep an open mind, because I like to look at things quite differently and in my little world I enjoy lots of buttons, flowers, ribbon, bling, and lace, and I think if the world was made with those things, it would be such a lovely place.

My Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse is more for decoration purposes and it looks lovely in my craft room!!! I couldn't imagine a bird hanging out in my shabby birdhouse, but you know what I'm sure any bird with a sense of taste would love to hangout here!


Other Products Used:
  • Want2Scrap - Pearl Swirl Rhinestones
  • Hot Pink Grosgain Ribbon
  • AdTech Hot Glue Gun
  • Shabby Chic Rose Trim - Walmart ($3.97/yd)
  • Offray Ribbon Trim 
  • Needle/Thread
  • Flower
  • Carte Bella - Paris Girl Collection
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Gesso
  • Measuring Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Xacto Knife
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink
I started out by applying Gesso to the birdhouse, because it was not a smooth finish, and my thought was to paint the birdhouse.  Well, I'm glad I didn't continue with that idea!  

I then measured the birdhouse to see how much paper I needed to cut my paper.  I determined where I needed to cut the circle for both the entrance of the birdhouse and the bird stand.  Now that was not easy what's so ever, but you will need a 1" circle punch.  I actually hand cut the circles with a xacto knife, because I didn't have a circle punch big enough to punch the circles out.

Once, I had all this figured out I then distressed my paper with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink.  I then applied the Mod Podge to both the birdhouse and my paper that I cut and adhered the paper.

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to apply buttons directly to the roof of the birdhouse because of the odd shape, but I tried and it was just not working for me.  With a needle and thread I sewed the Rose Garden buttons to the tip of my trim and glued the trim to the edge of my birdhouse.  I was still in the limbo with the roof of the birdhouse so, I decided to take a trip to my local Walmart and picked up this Ivory white shabby rose trim and with the AdTech Glue Gun I started to apply that to the roof.

I glued the Rose Garden buttons to the shabby rose trim and a ribbon to the top.  The rope that was attached to the birdhouse was not attractive so I disguised it with grosgain ribbon!

The rest of my birdhouse I decorated using Want2Scrap bling, flowers that I picked up at a local shop.  When you live in a small town as this one, you don't have a lot of craft stores to select from; in fact all we have is a Walmart, Kmart, and Quilting Store, which is where I go the most to pickup things that may help with my projects.  The nearest craft store is about 3 hrs away, so I have to work with what I have.

I hope you enjoyed my Totally Shabby Rose Garden Birdhouse, be sure to checkout Buttons Galore & More website and choose your favorite Birdhouse for a chance to win a $10 Starbuck Gift Card!

ALSO here are the blogs of the other Designers who are participating in this Buttons & Birdhouse Challenge, be sure to stop by there and leave a comment as well.

  1. You are here:  www.creandocondetalles.blogspot.com  NEXT GO TO:
  2. Buttons Galore & More:   http://wp.me/p2hPby-1No  (DON"T FORGET TO SELECT YOUR FAVORITE BIRDHOUSE!)
  3. Allie Gower:  http://www.MyCardParty.com
  4. Holly Gagnon: http://www.ribbonsandglue.com/
  5. Angie Holden:  http://www.ribbonsandglue.com/
  6. Melony Bradley:  http://www.ribbonsandglue.com/
  7. Laura Kelly: http://www.laurakellydesigns.com/laurakellydesignsblog/
  8. Jen Goode:  http://www.jgoodedesigns.com/
  9. Tracey McLennon:  http://scrappychick101.blogspot.ca/\
  10. Laura Bray:  
  11. Carla Schauer:  http://carlaschauer.com/

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Recently Terri Sproul should us some awesome explosion cards that were just stunning, and I wanted to try to see if I could make some.  Now she purchased her cards from www.thepapercut.com, and they are just awesome, but since more of my viewers are from Latin America and they can't all purchase these, so they asked if I could teach this to them.

So, here is what I created using Terri Sproul's technique.

Now, I thought you could use either side for the front of the card, so for my next card, I decorated it using the diamond shape for the front. Here is my other explosion card.

They are actually very easy to make and it doesn't take a whole lot to make these cute cards.  I started out with a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock that I cut down to 4 x 12".  Now you will need a score board for these cards because in order to get the lines scored properly it's best to use a score board like Martha Stewarts.

Once you have your paper cut go ahead and score your paper at 2", 4", 6", 8" & 10".  Score again from the 6" score mark to the 2" mark and once you scored it will almost look like an "X".  You will do that on both sides.  Make sure you do not score you two side pieces that measure 2" each, which if you look to my first card it's the opening part of my card.

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Now, the fun part was decorating these, and I love this part, because I get to play with my favorite things Bling, Buttons, & Flowers.

Well, be sure to checkout my ustream and YouTube videos on these and other tutorials, just look for Creando_con_Detalles (Facebook) or Creando con Detalles (Youtube).

Also, from April 26 - 28th, I will be participating in a Buttons & Birdhouse Designer Challenge, so stop by Buttons Galore & More website for more details.

See you soon!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Shadow Box & Memories

My husband's grandfather recently past away and he was given a lot of his WWII pictures, which I created a Shadow Box.  My husband was so proud of his grandfather and the fact that he served during WWII.  His grandfather served as a Captain in the Army and was stationed in Japan.

We got so many awesome pictures of Japan and the soldiers, but I wanted to create something that we could cherish forever.  As many of you already know, I love bling and I totally love Want2Scrap's bling.  Not only are they affordable, but they are the best in the market.

I used several things to create this shadow box, but I wanted to keep as simple as possible, because my husband's grandfather was not one that liked to brag about his time in the service. 

I purchased the shadow boxes already painted from Scrapbook USA Expo this past March, and they are about 8 x 8", but perfect for this project.


Painted the Antique Hardware with black acrylic paint and embellished it with Want2Scrap's 72 count LeCreme Pearls.

I used burlap and Tim & Season's paper collection to give the picture that vintage look.

I was a bit nervous, because after all they are original pictures and I don't normally like to show pictures of my family especially after a lot of harassment by individuals that do not have anything better to do with their time, but I think that my husband was very proud of his grandfather and it was just perfect after all the heartaches he and his family has had to encounter these past several months.

When using originals just be sure that you preserve them well and that you make at least several copies just in case there is an accident to the original.  You never know with inks how the pictures will do, so I recommend making copies.

I hope you enjoy these Shadow Boxes and be sure to stop by Want2Scrap for your next bling purchase. www.want2scrap.com

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Love U Card using Buttons Galore and More

Hi, Ladies, so sorry that I have not been able to post, but I have been very sick for the past three weeks.  I guess I should be trying to take things easy and relaxing alot more than I do, but it's hard to do.

I want to share with you all a lovely card I created using Buttons Galore & More lovely Rose Garden Buttons.

The card itself is 5 1/2 ” x 6″, and I wanted to use colors that would blend well with the lovely buttons that I received from Buttons Galore & More.  I think that when selecting colors for any project it should be something that blends and mix well and that just gives the project a gorgeous look once you are done.  Now, I am not a master of mixing and matching colors, and in fact I often like to through things in that don't mix or match, but for the most part I do try to blend things.
As part of my DT package from Buttons Galore & More I received gorgeous Rose Garden .
As, I created my card,  I wanted something that was going to say I love you whether it was Easter, Valentine’s or whatever holiday it was!  I think that it doesn't have to be Valentine's for you to say a simple I love you, so that is why I made this card.  I wanted something that was springy yet said, I love you no matter what occasion it may be.  The paper collection I chose for this card is from Authenique Anthologie  collection and it blended extremely well with my Rose Garden buttons.
Regardless of what holiday it maybe, a simple card could warm up anyone’s day.

I love to throw some of my all time favorite things to my cards.  I love using flowers, lace, ribbons, buttons, and lets not forget Want2Scrap bling.  I think that no project is not complete unless you use those items.

Materials used to make this Rose Garden Buttons Card:

Cross Promotional Supplies Used to make Rose Garden Buttons Card:

Additional Materials used to make this Rose Garden Buttons Card:

  • Want2Scrap - Pearl Swirl bling
  • Want2Scrap Charms
  • Authenique Antologie Paper Collection
  • Lace any lace will do
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Canvas Corp Mixed Media Pack
  • Wild Orchard Paper Roses
  • Hemp
  • Hot Glue
  • Glue Dots
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this Rose Garden Buttons Love U Card that is perfect for any occasion.
Now be sure to stop by Buttons Galore & More and check out their buttons line and other quality products.