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10 Minute Crafts – Quick Card… Scrapbooking Style

Seven years ago, I was in Covent Garden having a drink with my cousin when I got the text from my friend Loraine announcing the birth of her gorgeous baby girl. Seven years and it feels like yesterday… A few weeks later, I gave birth to Crevette.

These two have been friends forever and it is beautiful to see their relationship blossom, to witness how similar they are, listen to their conversations, watch them ‘play teenagers’ and even diffuse arguments.

Today was her birthday and it was only natural for Crevette to make a card for his best friend. We received our monthly box of crafting goodies from Bostik earlier this week so timing could not have been better.

10 Minute Crafts – Great supplies

Crevette chose to go for a card including a photo and buttons. I simply suggested adding text using foam sticky letters. It took Crevette less than ten minutes to make the card from start to finish.

10 Minute Crafts – Crevette Making a Card for his Best Friend

What you need:
A4 Card
A photo
Bostik glu dots
Bostik foam pads
A pen

What to do:
Fold the A4 piece of card.

Stick the photo using a couple of glu dots.

Place the buttons and foam letters where you would like them to be. Once you are happy with the layout, stick the letters. Add the buttons one by one using glu dots so that they look like balloons.

10 Minute Crafts – Using Glu Dots to Stick Buttons Quickly

To add some texture to your card, stick two or three buttons with foam pads.

10 Minute Crafts – Using Buttons on a Card
Draw strings for your ‘balloons’ starting from the photo.
Write the card.

10 Minute Crafts – A Thoughtful but Quick Card Using a Photo and Buttons - so pretty!

Have you ever made a card for a friend? What was it for?


10 Minute Crafts – A Thoughtful but Quick Homemade Card Using a Photo and Buttons - so pretty!

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to try with your children, why not try our washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts, painting seashells or even make your own play dough?

Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.



  1. 11/05/2015 / 6:58 pm

    Oh they are just gorgeous hon, and so simple! I’ll definitely store that one up for the memory bank, P loves making cards xx

    • Mel
      13/05/2015 / 9:43 pm

      I love quick and easy crafts. That way, the little ones don’t have time to get bored and you don’t have to finish for them, he he!

  2. ebabeelikes
    11/05/2015 / 9:55 pm

    Making cards is such a lovely gesture. I always plan to but often run out time and end up buying. I love the use of buttons as balloons – will be showing this to A as I know she’d love to make something similar.

    • Mel
      11/05/2015 / 10:42 pm

      Tell me about it! Although we love making cards round here, we end up running to the shops at the last minute 8 times out of ten.

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