Thursday 15 December 2011

Three Minute Thursday Button Buddies for the class

Children at primary school often like to send cards to everyone in their class. My youngest son certainly does - so we needed a batch of quick cards! Here's what we came up with:

I suggested Confetti White card stock for this design as the bits add a windy look to the wintery scene. We stamped the cute snowman from Button Buddies and I made a mask out of a post-it note so that a background could be sponged over the top using a torn scrap of paper to make snow banks. The card was finished with my favourite Christmas sentiment and some details added with markers to the snowman.

We made a fair few of these together and then my son sat at the kitchen table writing them while I cooked dinner. Despite some alarming questions ("Mum? How do you spell explosion?") he'd completed them before dinner was served and the whole operation probably took less time than a trip to the shops to buy some cards!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Contempo Christmas
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red
Card stock: Confetti White
Other: Markers, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday I spent the day lugging furniture around the house. The upstairs rooms are now all empty in preparation for the carpet layers to work their magic... but I have lost the will to live! Who knew we had so much stuff?!

Thank you for visiting today and I shall be back tomorrow (when hopefully I'll have cheered up a bit!)



  1. Vicky - these are just adorable. You and our son did a great job! LOVE your sponged background.
    Cheers, Karen

  2. Just so cute...lovely cards Vicky simple but classic...


  3. These are adorable Vicky. Quick, simple but so sweet!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Aw, perfect for children - and for anyone. Lovely idea x

  5. Super job by both of you. Love that snowman and the snowy banks. They'll be the best cards in the whole class! Mmm what was he writing in them??? Best not to know! x

  6. Fabulous kids cards Vicky. Keep smiling - just think how lovely it will be when it's all done (and you're probably too worn out to appreciate it!!)
    M x

  7. Wonderful quick cards Vicky I love the snow effect:0) Poor you I understand completely about lugging furniture and having the house upside down. Hopefully it will all be worth it, new carpets, how exciting, Gay xxx

  8. Fabulous cards Vicky, I bet they are well received. Good luck with the furniture upheaval. It will all be worth it.


  9. Wonderful cards - so pretty. I'd love to know what your son wrote in the cards :))

    As for lugging furniture around - I know how you feel! It will be worth it in the end. The charity van collected over 300 books from our house today - so I'm getting there with the decluttering!!!!

  10. These are super cute Vicky! Wonderful sponged backgrounds and a delightful set of cards!

  11. Lovely cards but even lovelier the fact that you did them together:)
    Val x

  12. Such a sweet set and a gorgeous batch of cards.


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