Friday, August 2, 2013

CFC111: Buttons



 Time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge after the two week challenge using numbers. This week we are sponsored by Ellen Hutson and are challenged to use buttons on our project. Boy, did I have a hard time thinking of something to make. I had in my head an idea of something hanging, and finally settled on a baby's mobile.


I bent some wire to make the base of the mobile, and then it was a bunch of trial and error to see where to hang the buttons so they balanced each other. For the sides that were too heavy, I rolled the loop holding the button inward until it balanced.


I used an exacto knife to cut a square through both layers of the card, except for the bottom edge which I scored so it could fold down. 


I scored the flap again so it would anchor the card in the back.


For mailing, the flap folds up and the mobile lays flat. When it stands up it's fun to see the mobile twist into place, kinda like a real one!

Thanks for looking! Sure hope to see you in the gallery!
-Kelly

32 comments:

  1. Love your button mobile! So charming!

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  2. Wow! Talk about innovative...love your mobile!

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  3. Oh, my goodness! How cute is this?! I love it!

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  4. Ack! This button mobile is totally cute and so sweet, LOVE!

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  5. Wow! (You must think I have a one-word vocabulary!) What an amazing card and such a clever way to use the buttons!

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  6. Okay, Kelly, you've officially blown me away with your creative genius! This is so fabulous!!

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  7. Creative and inventive as always, Kelly! I am totally inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with your wonderful well-wishes! LOVE LOVE visiting you here (in Chicago-in my dream!!)! xoxo

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  8. Wow. This is the coolest thing! Inspirational!:) By the way, thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comments:)
    Amazing card

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  9. WOW. This is the coolest thing! Inspirational!:) by the way, thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments:)
    Amazing card

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  10. Your button mobile & card is so incredibly awesome!

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  11. Where on earth do you come up with these ideas!! Super cute Kelly!

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  12. So brilliant!!! This is just the most creative thing in the history of ever! Love it!

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  13. FAB< FAB, FAB, FAB, FAB, FAB!!!!! What more is there to say!!!!

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  14. Such a sweet card Kelly and so clever too! thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, you are the best!

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  15. Your card is just A M A Z I N G ! It's so smart and original ! I'm pretty sure the young parents who's going to receive it will be impressed !

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  16. Incredible!
    Only you would imagine such a unique, clever and poetic creation!
    Thank You dear Kelly, as always you are a true ground breaker!!

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  17. This is just fabulous Kelly, thank you for sharing it with us, and how to moke it. Guess what I'm doing this evening after dinner??

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  18. wohooo this is interesting :), the very you card :)

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  19. Oh my goodness, this is fabulous, I will definitely have to try this soon!

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  20. This is such a fabulous design!! LOVE!

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  21. So clever and supercute! I like that little delicate frame around the opening, too!

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  22. Are you an engineer--really? This is just fantastic.

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  23. Incredible! Your creativity astounds me.

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  24. This mobile is pure genius. And to think it folds flat for mailing! So darn creative!

    Thanks so much for the kind words you left on Scrapping with Purpose. I really appreciate them!

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  25. Such a clever and fun way to use your buttons...Love this cute card, Kelly!

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  26. This is gorgeous!

    Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly