First, I have to preface my post with a warning: this is a little long, and my printer, which is a photo printer, prints the WORST photos in the world. If it weren’t for the fact that I just bought ink cartridges for ALL the colors, I would throw this thing out the window. The first few photos I printed (several years ago) were wonderful; then boom….nothing worked; different brands of paper, different settings, nothing. So this project could have been much better IF I had a better photo printer; suffice it to say, once the ink is gone, so is this printer. I will gladly take suggestions, if you love your printer; I’d love to hear what you like!
OKAY, that being said, if you were fortunate enough to get a freebie bundle from SU, you might have gotten those big, honkin’ buttons in the Spice Cake colors. PHEW….what in the world was I going to do with them? They’re big enough to frame a picture—AHA! Here we go, and I even used some more fabric:
This little project really is honkin’ cute, and speedy to make, but unfortunately, it was also difficult to photograph (whine, whine). I hope you can just imagine it….I tried to print Cassidy’s photos in sepia, after the b&w attempt came out sort of turquoise….not the effect I was looking for. I tried a couple other things, finally gave up, went with what I had, punched them out with a 1 1/4” punch and went to work.
I used a narrow strip of Spice Cake fabric, folded the long edges over and ironed them together with some fusible webbing. I had some matching felt and pinked it into a strip about 10” long and hot-glued the fabric on top. I found a D-ring (honestly, it’s probably 30 years old) and glued the strip through the ring; glued the photos to the buttons, the buttons to the strip and glued the bow to the top. Done!
Enjoy your day! Remember, if you LOVE your printer, let me know!