I am mailing out the Corduroy Button Share today.  I had them packaged a couple of days ago but I wanted to make them cute – so I took some time yesterday and came up with a great idea!

cord-buttonsI always save all of my little plastic containers that the buttons, brads and other accessories come in.  I’m sure they are useful for something.  I used up all the Corduroy button containers for sorting the share and then decided to decorate them.  I peeled off the labels – some came off easily while others didn’t – so I heat them for a few seconds with the heat tool and then they come off.  But if some of the sticky stays that’s ok because I’m covering it back up anyway.

I used the Circle Scissor Plus to cut a 2″ circle from the Pacific Point card stock.  Then used my 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch circles from the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper.  I attached those to the lid of the container.  Closed it up and tied a piece of Pacific Point striped ribbon around it.

Then I stamped “for you” from the Great Friend stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White.  Stamp the leaf image in Kiwi Kiss.  Then punch out with the Large Oval Punch.  I used the new Scallop Oval Punch to punch out Pacific Point card stock and layer behind my large oval.  Punch a small hole in one end with the 1/16″ handheld punch and tie a piece of Linen Thread throught to attach it to the ribbon.

You could use these little containers to hold various little treats and gifts and decorate to suit your occasion.  If you were part of the share or won my blog candy during the tour yours will be on the way to you shortly.

And a quick bird update – yesterday the Towhee left his nest.  I can still hear them calling so they are probably still around.  My book says they have 2 broods per year, but I’m not sure if they use the same nest or build a new one.  I’ll go back and remove the eggs that didn’t incubate soon.

The robins left this morning.  I let Magnolia out earlier and happened to see the 2nd baby perched on the baby-robin-readydownspout ready to fly.  The other one had already left the nest earlier this morning.  I ran inside to get my camera and take one last picture of this little guy.  We were almost late for school – oops!  When I got back home he was gone.  Robins have 2-3 broods per year.  Again I don’t know if they reuse the same nest.  I’ll have to figure that out.  I want to get a ladder and see if any eggs were left behind.

The bluebirds and chickadees are still feeding.  I think they still have a few more days probably over the weekend or the first of next week before they are ready to go.

I have lots to do today – so I’m headed to the craft room now. I’m hoping to get the tutorial for the cracked glass posted tomorrow.  So visit me again.

Have a great day!