Friday, April 30, 2010

Pink Paislee's "Inspiration Station Blog Tour"...

Welcome to the blog tour...we hope you will find our Mother's Day projects and ideas inspirational!

I decided to make a bracelet for mom with Pink Paislee's Queen Bee cork buttons and brads! But any of Pink Paislee's cork buttons would work for this project...you could also use the 365 cork buttons or the Bayberry Cottage cork buttons.

Here's  how I made this...

Step 1: Gather your supplies. You'll need 3 cork buttons and 3 brads by Pink Paislee, a bracelet, wire cutters, a hot glue gun and a hole puncher or Crop-a-dile. My mom gave me a big pack of these silver bracelets one time, so I thought I'd use one for this project.
Step 2: Snip an opening in the bracelet with wire cutters.
 Step 3: Choose 3 cork buttons you want to use on your bracelet. The larger ones work the best. Punch 2 small holes in each cork to create buttons. Make SURE you get the holes as far apart as you can (or the width of the brad is fine). If the holes are too close together, the cork will rip when you bend it to get the bracelet through.
Step 4: Slide the cork buttons onto the bracelet. You will have to bend them a bit to get them to go on. I used the larger one in the center and 2 similar ones on the sides.
Step 5: Cut the prongs off the back of the brads with the wire cutters. Add a dab of hot glue in the center of each cork button and adhere the brads.


The cork buttons stay put nicely on the bracelet. For extra durability, you might want to add a dab of hot glue on the back of the cork buttons where the holes were punched as well. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

I have one more thing to share before I go, a Mother's Day card:

To create this card:

1. Cut white cardstock 8 x 4 3/4". Fold in half for card base. Round the top right corner with a corner rounder.
2. Cut Bee Hive die cut paper 5" high x 2" wide. Adhere to right side of card.
3. Cut a piece of the Queen Bee Press Ons 4 3/4" x 2 1/2". Apply to the left side of card.
3. Adhere pleated ribbon to the back of the round die cut. Attach to card.
4. Adhere large cork button from Queen Bee cork buttons.
5. Print out saying, "To my mom, my best friend." Cut into a tag shape. Attach.
6. Adhere a smaller cork button.
7. Stamp 2 bees from the Queen Bee stamp set. Cut out and adhere. Pop up wings for dimension.
8. Cut 2 leaves from the Worker Bee paper. Distress the edges with your fingernail and attach to card.

Finished size: 5" x 4 1/2" (with everything hanging off included).

Please leave a comment here and then visit each of the following blogs for 11 more chances to win a $25 prize pack by Pink Paislee! Thanks for stopping in!
Danielle




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Danielle said...

The bracelet is stunning. You have the most unique ideas. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I always like to see what you come up with :)

Darlene D said...

Great project. It's so cute!! Really good idea, TFS!!

Emma said...

loving the bracelet will have to have ago at making one thanks for sharing hope your mum likes it

Cristina said...

I love the cork buttons! Your bracelet is gorgeous!

Kate Anne said...

that is a gorgeous bracelet!! a great way to use embellies off the page! thanks for sharing!

Kate Anne said...

that is a gorgeous bracelet!! a great way to use embellies off the page! thanks for sharing!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

wow - two tutes! Love that bracelet. So inspiring to see how you can use your normal scrapbooking supplies to make something so unique and functional. It would make a great Mother's Day gift I'm sure.

skyline said...

Awesome work!! Way to go..simple but yet so nice!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea for a bracelet.
The matching card makes it a real gift!

Hester

stephanie said...

What an amazing idea. Great job.

Mye said...

WOW....this is a great idea, and a very do-able project! Thanks for sharing.

JessiW said...

That bracelet is awesome! I am gonna have to give that one a try:) Thanks for sharing that. I love your card too!
Jess

kmassman said...

Your bracelet is so pretty! I also love the card!

Bonnie said...

Oh My Gosh, you are so clever !!! Love the bracelet idea, and your card is so very pretty too, Thanks for sharing with us.

Yasmin said...

What a cute bracelet!! Absolutly a great idea! Thanks for det tutorial! :) Love your mothersday card! :)

pierides said...

Love the bracelet! It is such a fabulous idea. Your card is lovely as well.

Krys said...

Wow that bracelet is real cool and that card...wow amazing Thanks for the tips!

Jocelyn said...

LOVE THE BRACELET!!!! Your other goodies are awesome!!

Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

ArlaMo said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

KellyG said...

Great project, thanks for sharing!

Brainybairn said...

What a fantastic idea!!

Renoa said...

My goodness that is one good idea!! stunning!

Dani Donner said...

That's so cool! Loved the cork...

Nadine said...

what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

marianne-g said...

So original and so pretty. What a stunning card too. Love all your creations.

Gina said...

What a cool idea!! LOVE that card too.

Beth said...

Love both these projects. I'm bookmarking this blog!

jpitta said...

These are beautiful! Great idea...

Chriss Blagrave said...

These are so gorgeous! I LOVE the Queen Bee paper pack that I bought last week and created with, but I had no idea of these other accoutrements that are available! WOW.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutly stunning, might have to make one for my mom and for myself! Thank you for the beautiful ideas.

Charlotte Cornett said...

LOVE your bracelet!!! That is the cutest gift idea! TFS!!

Charlotte

Linh C. said...

Beautiful!

Nadia Melem Pimentel said...

That is adorable and super easy. Why didn't I think of that before. That's why you are the expert!
Thanks for the great idea

michelle said...

That is just so cool . .

Sharon said...

I needed a use for the bigger cork buttons since they were too big for my ribbon flowers-just perfect! Thank you.

michelle said...

That is just so cool . .

Jenny said...

Cool idea! I love both projects!

Monica said...

amazing Danielle. I love those brads & the card is just beautiful.

Jen Harkema said...

That is absolutly stunning, might have to make one for my mom and for myself! Thank you for the beautiful ideas.

Judy said...

I love everything you do and I really like this Queen Bee collection. My card will go to my daughter.

Amy Teets said...

Love love that bracelet Dani!

Jenn said...

WOW! I love the bracelet!! I think I'll give it a try :)

Lee said...

drool, your bracelet design is amazing, tfs, xo

Dawn said...

What a cute idea! Those cork buttons are really neat!

rae said...

oh my WORD girl, this is absolutely stunning!!! you are just tooo stinkin' creative! love the card too... fabulous work Dani!!

Dannee said...

Thats pretty neat!! Such a creative use of products to make such a cute bracelet!

Vidette said...

I didn't know that cork buttons existed. You did a beautiful job using it in an unusual. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lavimom said...

What a great bracelet idea!! Fantastic.

Debbi said...

OMGosh, what a cute project. I've got some of those bracelets needing something done to them and think this will be it. Love it. TFS

Lacey said...

OMG what a cute idea! Love the cork elements and what a great way to use them. And your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Patricia Folchert said...

Wow both projects are beautiful and so creative. tfs

Janet Goulet said...

This is just the sweetest idea. the bracelet and card would be a perfect gift for a special mom.

robindefender said...

Love the bracelet idea; so cute! And that card is just awesome. Love it!

Shannon Marie said...

very cool projects

ScrapyTiff said...

I am sooo in love with that bracelet! Gonna try that tonight!

Miss Jeanne said...

The bracelet is such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

Tami D. said...

What a cute project!

Ann said...

The bracelet is very pretty. I have never used my scrapbook supplies to make jewelry...hmmm ideas! The card is gorgeous and I will certainly give it a try.

Marion G said...

Love your Mothers Day card! Beautiful. Many things to enjoy on your blog :)

Heather said...

OMG - absolutely love that bracelet ... what a cool idea!! TFS!!!

Kandis Smith said...

that bracelet is so cool girl!! Love that card too!

Loydene said...

Love the cork! Hadn't seen that -- so off to find it!

Shay said...

Clever and pretty bracelet and love the card too!

twobugs said...

awesome bracelet a really awesome idea

amsloc said...

Great project!!
Anna S

Laura Fiore said...

Dani-your work ALWAYS amazes me! I LOVE that bracelet!

Renee said...

So pretty--who knew cork was so pretty?!!!!

Jenn Di Paolo said...

Oooohhh...what a great idea. I didn't know cork could look that good!

Teresa said...

can't get enough of pp and your beautiful ideas!!

Amber said...

Love the bracelet and the card! So stunning!!!

Belinda said...

OMG that's awesome! :) LOVE the bracelet! Would love to make some for the women in my life!

Anonymous said...

Stunning!
Definitely will try to make the card.
Dutchiegirl

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought of that for the bracelet

rkokes said...

That bracelet is so creative! LOVE the card too!

sandyE said...

What a great way to use all that gorgeous product it truly is a work of art! Love it!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a fun bracelet and love your card

Diana said...

fabulous! I love the "off the page" thinking. I love seeing other things to do with scrappy supplies! Thanks!

Erin Schmidt said...

What a super cute project for all ages! I am always looking for ideas and crafts to do with the youngsters. This is perfect. thanks!

Janna M said...

what a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Lindzie said...

Very cute idea. I keep meaning to find a use for corkboard. Thanks for the inspiration!

Larajc said...

love the bracelet, very ingenious! What a gorgeous card too!

The Scrapbook Shelf said...

Loving it. Don't know which to try first. Love the cork buttons.

Just Me said...

Very cute bracelet! and love that card! thanks for the inspiration!

jblair@xmission.com said...

love the bracelet--great idea

Adela said...

Very creative, one of a kind!

KristynG said...

Beautiful!

Renee said...

Cute idea! What a fun way to use these! It might also be cute with the chipboard ones, maybe paint the backs for some extra sstrength...

Crissie said...

Such a great bracelet! And I really love the Mother's Day card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Paper Bling said...

LOVE the card and bracelet combo! You are uber talented, Girl...and always spoil us with such eye candy! XO

Anonymous said...

LOVE This. I can't wait to do it. And my daughters will be crazy for it as well. Pink Paislee is one of my very favorite brands.

Cheryl said...

Super Cute Idea, thanks for the unique inspiration!!

Serendipity said...

Stunny, clever and ultimately beautiful.

S said...

How adorable is this bracelet? And very creative.

craftymom205 said...

Love the bracelet and the card.

Celeste B. said...

What a clever idea for the bracelet. I'm sure your mom will love it.

Terry said...

how cute! What a great idea!

Michelle said...

These ideas are so great!! I love the card,and the bracelet is so creative:-)

mamadonald said...

My first Stop!! Wow, the sights are beautiful!! Love the bracelet and the card is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

It's great idea! Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely gorgeous Danielle! Love the bracelet idea and beautiful card to match!

Rhonda R. said...

Thanks for the great ideas!

Pat said...

The bracelet is so stunning! I would have never thought to use them on a bracelet.

erin terrell clarkson said...

Beautiful card and I love the bracelet. Everything you touch turns pretty. ;o) ~erin

Maple said...

The card and bracelet is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

SO STINKIN' CUTE !!!

carolehepburn@yahoo.com

mommy2alex said...

NO WAY! That bracelet is too gorgeous to be that easy!! Love the idea, just incredible!!

Shannon Hager said...

That bracelet is such a cute idea. I would have never thought about making a bracelet with scrapbook goodies. Amazing!

Lynette C said...

Love your bracelet project. Thanks for sharing. My daughter would love it. Now to hit craft store for the bracelet wire.

Valerie said...

Oh my, your bracelet and card are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Cute bracelet! Love the Mother's Day Card, beautiful! What fun for Friday. Thanks Pink Paislee!

Cassaundra said...

Beautiful card!! Cool idea for the bracelet.

J. Ruck said...

Love these innovative ideas!

cookeldy said...

Oh this is a great project....perfect to give as a little thank you or maybe a graduation gift.

Mary
Battle Creek

Henriette said...

What a beautiful bracelet! Your mom is lucky to have it and a stunning card also.

Thanks for sharing.
-Henriette

Luann said...

What a great idea. The bracelet is beautiful and unique.

littlelu76@comcast.net

Cristy said...

The bracelet is such a cute idea. I think I may use the bayberry and do one for my mom. Thanks for sharing

Tonya said...

That bracelet is a fabulous idea!!! Beautiful card too!

Cristy said...

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Susan said...

Love this idea!

Heather said...

Ok, this is the 3rd (so far) blog to inspire with YELLOW! It is a sign! Thank you!

Leah said...

I just love your blog Dani...you come up with the most amazing projects! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration this Friday morning. Hope you are having a wonderful trip as well and we all can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

Michelle said...

Beautiful projects!!

Created for this... said...

Great bracelet idea!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a beautiful bracelet!

Erin'D said...

This is soooo cute, thanks. I am making one for my mom.

Elisa K said...

Wow that bracelet is stunning and so is your card... Your mom is gonna love it. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Elisa K

Christi said...

terrific ideas!

scrapbooking for others said...

Very nice bracelet. TFS!!

sharon d said...

How cute, what a great idea!! Love the cork buttons.

Christy said...

OMG that bracelet is so cute. I would have never thought to do that. Love it

keepingawake said...

That is a pretty and fun bracelet! Thanks for sharing. :-)
Karin

Janet said...

I love the colors and the the cork buttons. Thanks for the inspitarion

katrina said...

great ideas, dani!

Rita said...

That braclet is super cute! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Jillisgram said...

Such a cute idea --- just in time for Mother's Day. I'm going to help my 2 granddaughters make bracelets for their moms. Thank you for the inspiration!

Scrapology said...

What a great Mothers Day card - I'm going to do this for my mom.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Tara said...

What a neat idea! I have a friend with a BDay coming up, she may just be getting one of these :)

ShoppingTamii said...

Oh my gosh....you are so creative! That bracelet is awesome, and the card is just splendid!

Lisa Spiegel said...

You are so creative! I absolutely LOVE the card!!

Pink Heather said...

Love the bracelet. What a cute idea.

sarah said...

that mother's day card is BEAUTIFUL!

Kathy said...

Wow! Your bracelet idea is so cute---I might try to make one for my granddaughter! And I am definitely "lifting" your card idea for my Mom's Day card. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful ideas!

just lisa said...

awwww...I love that bracelet idea - wonderful! Very pretty card too!!

byondbzr said...

OMG, looooovvvee the bracelet!!!

Marie-Josee said...

TFS, I love the card. It's beautiful!

piradee talvanna said...

the braclet is gorgeous and love that card!!

Roxann Marshall said...

I love this! Great idea!

Rachel said...

Love the bracelet! The colors are wonderful.

Erika M. said...

Your creations are lovely! I intend to try making one of those bracelets myself!

Crystal Schaar said...

The bracelet and the card are stunning. WOW! Thank you for sharing...

Chris said...

What a cool idea!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

What a fun new product and project to go with it.

CINDI said...

That Bracelet is way to cute!!
I think my DD Girls Scout tropp would LOVE making them for Mother's DAy!!
Thanks for the great idea!

Laura Stewart said...

love your bracelet!!

Neecha said...

I have dedicated this entire weekend to all things creative and I will be trying out this bracelet idea. Everything is gorgeous thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

What a great idea...love the bracelet!

Gisèle said...

that cork bracelet is to die for:-))

mlmdesign said...

What a fabulous idea for a bracelet! LOVE IT!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous bracelet!

Suzanne said...

The bracelet is such a cute project, thanks for the instructions. Love that you created a matching card too.

Jill said...

How clever is that bracelet? I LOVE the card!

chksngr said...

that bracelet is awesome! I want to try that!

drisco said...

going to my local scrap store today to get the items I need to make the braclet. Love IT!!!!

Marlene said...

That is such a great idea! I really like it for a fast small gift to a family member or friend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katy Young said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Love it!

Susannah said...

GORGEOUS~! and what a great idea!

It's What You Imagine said...

How fun your idea is. Defintely creative. I wish my Mom were still here as she would love this bracelet and probably would make a few herself. But I do have friends who'd love it. And, what and adorable card...kind of like getting the purse and shoes to match your outfit...lol.

Janet said...

Awesome bracelet and card!

Guiseppa said...

Cute idea! I would have never thought of that! Thanks!

jp10 said...

love the cork button bracelet and the card is awesome!! will be a great weekend!!

Jennifer said...

I always appreciate the inspiration I get from looking at your work.

chenguna said...

Gorgeous as always.You are so stinkin creative. How do you come up with this stuff!

laineebugcrafts said...

What a great idea , this will be so fun to make and think of the variations! Thanks for the inspiration. Elaine

Penny said...

That is the cutest bracelet ever! How clever of you! Darling!!

Becky said...

Thanks, Danielle, for the great bracelet idea and Mother's day card inspiration!

Krista said...

I love this idea. I can already see other possiblities. Thanks for the inspiration!

Curlywiggles said...

OMGosh! That bracelet is fab, you are so clever Danielle! The card is gorgeous too!

KIM A said...

Awesome work thank-you for sharing!

MrsETaylor said...

I absolutely think this is GENIUS!!!!! Thanks for the great idea.

2Ksmommy said...

what a cool bracelet! and I love the card!

Michelle said...

Clever idea, very cool bracelet!!

Lady_Jane said...

What a great project!! I'm loving the cork buttons. They are too cool :)

scrappingfrog said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! thanks 4 sharing

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

I LOVE the bracelet and the card is stunning! TFS!

Anna said...

WOW You're clever! What great ideas! I'm totally in love with the ribbon pleats right now :)

Paris said...

The bracelet and card are beautiful!

KimberlyM said...

That bracelet is surprisingly easy. And your card is just gorgeous!

LENA said...

Fantastic bracelet and card! Love it!

mmahoney42000 said...

This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Michelle
m.urteaga@tx.rr.com

scarthur said...

The bracelet is gorgeous and so very clever! Love the card as well!!

JENNY said...

Beautiful colours and you make it look so easy.

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valechula said...

this Idea is so great not only for the design but the recycling of an old bracelet! I'm in need of ideas like this!!! thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sophia said...

I love your bracelet and card, very pretty, TFS!

Ann Cicilie said...

Oh my, that is beautiful :)

Love the bracelet, and the card was gorgeous!

BDJ said...

What a great idea! Soooo love it!

Delia said...

Wow,

I love it, so simple and so beautiful, thanks for the great idea!!

Piali said...

BEE-autiful!!! love the use of cork sheet..the bracelet is simply stunning.
Thefocal element of the card is amazing..love this Queen bee collection.
TFS!!

Melissa said...

Holy crow that's awesome. You're moms gonna looove it!

Samantha T. said...

I really love these cork buttons! What fun ways to use them.

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