Tuesday 29 October 2013

Glitter Pumpkins Tutorial

Here at Belly Button we love anything glittery and with Halloween right around the corner, we thought what could be better than making a glittery pumpkin (or two)glitter pupmkins tutorial

Free foliage photoshop brushes from Creature Comforts blogthings you will need

Things you will need - Pumpkins, glitter, pva glue and also a pencil and a paintbrushdraw on the circlesapply the gluesprinkle on the glitter

Once the glue and glitter have dried brush away any excess glitter to reveal your fabulous sparkly polka dots underneath!edit6

If you want to add even more sparkle to your pumpkin you can cover the stalk in glitter too.

We also decorated a smaller pumpkin by covering the bottom half in glitter and then adding a gold bow, you can go all out or keep it very simple, it's completely up to you.IMG_0564IMG_0542

We would love to know if you make your own glittery pumpkin, so make sure to tweet us a photo if you do!
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Monday 28 October 2013

We've been spotted in Paperchase!

Screen shot 2013-10-28 at 12.15.26Just a quick little blog post today to tell you all that we have been spotted on Print and Pattern!

Our best selling Platinum range was shown in the Paperchase Christmas collection on Marie's lovely blog last week.

Take a read here


Wednesday 23 October 2013

Platinum Party Time

Here at Belly Button we love nothing more than a fabulous party, and what could be more fabulous than having one to celebrate our Henries Platinum win!  This year our best-selling metallic foil embossed Platinum range received a prestigious Henries award for ‘Best Relations and Occasions’ and we couldn't have been happier! We had a lovely party this morning to celebrate, and of course a party isn't a party without tea and cake (which we had plenty of).IMG_0087

Our gorgeous display of Platinum cards, notebooks, gift wrap, gift bags and mugs.



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One of the gorgeous Platinum gift bags 'For You With Love'IMG_0120

Belly Button designs founder and creative director Rachel holding the awardIMG_0136

The perfect Platinum Anniversary Card!IMG_0138

Beautiful notebooks in tree and heart designs.


IMG_0103The Belly Button team enjoying the party and little Mitzi making an appearance!

The party was a lovely follow up from a fabulous evening at the Henries.

We would love to know what your favourite Platinum product or card is!

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Monday 21 October 2013

Jessica's DIY Feather Headdress

Here at Belly Button we love anything glitzy and sparkly, so when we found out that the theme of the Henries this year was Calypso carnival we couldn't wait to create some fabulous feather headdresses to wear on the night!


The lovely Jessica Button (above) made all of our crowns for us and we loved them so much that we thought we would let you know how to make one of your own.


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Step 1 - Trim your feathers to the correct length and colour them using Dylon dye to the colour of your choice.

Step 2 - Fix the feathers (about 4) onto your tiara with some strong glue.

Step 3 - Make a feather trim to cover the bottom of the longer feathers. You can do this by using lots of smaller feathers and sticking them over the base of the tiara.

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Step 4 - Decorate your headdress with as many jewels as you want to.


Once you have made your feather headdress you are all set for a fabulous evening!

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As well as hand painting all of our beautiful Belly Button cards, Jessica also has her own shop selling beautiful handmade textiles and Bespoke greetings cards.


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We would love to know if you have made your own feather crown, make sure to tweet us a photo if you do!

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Celebrate with cake!


Here at Belly Button we have loved watching The Great British Bake Off and we have collected together lots of our fabulous cake inspired designs and yummy cake pictures from Pinterest. The perfect collection for Great British Bake Off fans!

We can't wait for the final next week!


Friday 11 October 2013

Party, party!

After being nominated for 3 Henries Awards we set off for the awards night at the Royal Lancaster, London last night. What a fabulous time we had!

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It was lovely to see Jakki and Warren from Progressive Greetings

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and also Janet and Glynn from G F Smith.

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It was great to catch-up with Debbie Wigglesworth too.

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We had fabulous pre-dinner drinks in The Nipa Restuarant at the Royal Lancaster.


A few guests were carnival dancing before dinner too!


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Top comedian Tom Stade (below) took charge of presenting the awards,

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with a surprise award for Jakki and Warren for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award.

The wonderful announcement of our own win for Best Relations and Occasions with our best-selling Platinum range was the icing on the cake!

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Rachel proudly receiving the Henrie Award.IMG_3522

Belly Button's fabulous Creative Director and Senior Designer holding on tight to the prestigious award!

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After the awards it was time to hit the dance floor in true Belly Button style, we danced the night away to the sound of MadHen, one of the most inspirational bands we have ever seen!


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With carriages at 2am we were sad to leave after what had been such a magical memorable night. It was time to go to bed ready to catch the train back to Manchester. To end the adventure back in Manchester some of the Belly Buttons (still a little bleary eyed!) were slow to get off the train resulting in the train driving out of the station while they were still on it, leaving Katie speechless on the platform!


Don't worry though, the lost Belly Buttons have been found and brought back to the studio safely!
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