Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Faux Buttons

  Just a quick post this morning since I have to go up to the elementary school in a little bit to volunteer at the kindergarten lunch.  They need all the help they can get...kindergarteners are sent to school with all sorts of stuff in their lunches that they can't open by themselves!  CapriSun juice pouches (I can't even get the straw in those sometimes!), tupperware, prepackaged crackers, cookies, cakes, candy, yogurt tubes (I know, gross right?) etc. that they can't tear open the packaging.  The last time I volunteered there was one little girl who couldn't eat a single thing in her lunchbox until a volunteered opened it for her.  Poor girl!  Whatever happened to plastic baggies??  You know when you walk in the cafeteria and they hand you a pair of scissors you'll be working!

  Today's card is another one I made for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I hope you all aren't tired of hearing about this but it's a month long challenge for a great cause.  This card is for a challenge that used an inspiration photo of cupcakes decorated like women's torsos.  So think like neck to hips kind of thing.  Click HERE to see the challenge photo.  Since the HYCCT Challenges are all centered around breast cancer awareness this is a fitting challenge.  I don't have any boob stamps (don't think Stampin' Up! will be selling those anytime soon either) so I went with the next best thing...a dress form.

   I think I got the layout from a sketch challenge somewhere but I didn't write it down so if it looks familiar to you let me know where it's from and I'll edit to add that information.  I used the Sew Suite stamp set that retired over the summer as well as the Sweet Stitches DSP.  I was sad that this set didn't make the big catalog....but it's still cute so I will continue to use it when I can.  The dress form is paper pieced, colored and then I used a Vintage Trinket mini button brad in the corner.  I stamped the spool and then cut it out and colored it with Crumb Cake and wrapped some baker's twine around it.  One of the adorable mini safety pins from the vintage trinkets embellishments adds a bit of fun don't you think.  I made 4 faux buttons using the Sweet Buttons embosslit and covering them with a healthy layer of Cystal Effects.  You get the fun of a button but without the bulkiness.  A little 1/8" taffeta ribbon and a sentiment punched with the Decorative Label punch finishes this one off.

  A reminder to any of my local ladies...if you are making any cards for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges I will take care the postage to mail your cards to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.  Just let me know and I will include your cards in with mine.

   Also, only 13 days left to take advantage of the FREE Big Shot promotion going on right now.  If you're on the fence go for've got nothing to lose and a whole lot of cool products to gain by signing up.  If you want to chat about just give me a shout!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sew Suite (retired), So Many Sayings (retired)

Ink: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake marker, Regal Rose (marker)

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Sweet Stitches DSP, Whisper White

Accessories: 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Decorative Label punch, Sweet Buttons embosslit, Crystal Effects, Vintage Trinkets


  1. Great card, Amanda! I've seen those beautiful buttons in real life, and they are so amazing! Thanks for sharing, and have fun at school today!

  2. Your funny! I like you spin on things for this challenge. Nice work!

  3. LOVE this card and love that you thought of putting Crystal Affects on the Buttons embosslit die cuts! They look like REAL buttons!


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