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Craft Corner: Card Saving

This blog was started probably about a year ago, but got lost in the craziness of babies growing up, however, with the house move and a proper little craft area just for me, I’m able to do crafty things myself on a table without worrying about when Elvis is going to wake up. I don’t have to mind where I leave the craft knife, toxic glue or tiny pieces of card that would make perfect choking hazards! So, the original idea was fromĀ From 2 to 3 Kids about saving New Baby Cards. Which I read and did, as said, over a year ago. I never got around to taking pictures or documenting what I did, however now I have his first birthday cards to put through the same treatment! I think it’s a really nice thing to do for those cards that you do receive – although for Elvis’ first birthday I had requested no birthday cards as I made a guest pinboard instead. He still received cards.
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Craft Corner: First Birthday Card

I don’t really like birthday cards. I feel like they’re a waste of money and normally just get thrown in the bin, so for Elvis’ first birthday I decided to make, I guess a signing book instead. We did still receive some birthday cards (people who couldn’t make his party), but I tried to even send on the “guest” pages to family to send back! All I needed for this was:

  • a pinboard
  • sparkly/holographic card
  • scissors
  • wool
  • pins
  • blue paint and blue glitter paint
  • a star shape
  • pens

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Craft Corner: Buttons!

For Elvis’ first birthday, I saw two amazing pins that I decided to adapt. One was a collection of 3 images, in each one the birthday child is holding a stencil of the letters O, N and E. The other pin was a button letter, probably from an Etsy listing. Well, I decided that I wanted to combine the 2 pins at a minimal cost.

Then, after finding that a success, I decided I would make a set in advance for Elvis’ second birthday. Oh, and I decided to try and make a button Christmas tree and maybe some button Christmas cards (again, from a pin). I’m not sure if I got the button Christmas tree idea from pinterest.

All I needed for all of these tasks were:

  • Buttons – blue, yellow, green and red
  • Canvases – at least 3 the same size for O, N and E and a more oblong shape for the tree
  • Some blank cards
  • Plain, white or colourless thread with a needle (or superglue)
  • Coloured thread for the cards

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