Thursday, March 10, 2011

Button Card & 2 Challenges

  Happy Thursday everyone!  I made this card the other night and combined 2 challenges from over on Splitcoaststampers.  Sometimes I just need some where to start; after being home with 2 little boys all day I find that if I try to stamp after they go to bed it's usually a mess unless I have some sort of focus.  The creative mojo gets lost among all the mommy duties I guess!  I used Sketch Challenge 322 and Color Challenge 312 and went to work (and we all know playing with stamps & ink isn't really work!).

  I decided to change up my standard A2 size card and go for a square look with a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card.  This is a great size because it still fits into a regular A2 envelope so you don't have to pay extra postage on a square envelope.

  The base of the card is Marina Mist, then a layer of Very Vanilla and the top is a piece of the Sweet Stitches DSP.  I love how the little flower details on this piece look like hand stitched embroidery and thought it would work well on this card. 

  The next layer is a scrap strip of Very Vanilla that I stamped the measuring tape on in Certainly Celery ink.  The little metal grommet piece is one of the small Vintage Trinket brads that looks like a mini button.  I think these embellishments are my new favorite lately since I used them for my last card too.  I rounded the edges of all the top panels with my corner rounder as well.

  The next layer is the dress form which I stamped on Very Vanilla in Marina Mist ink and then stamped again on another piece of the Sweet Stitches DSP and cut out and paper pieced onto the first image.  I should have had it peek out a bit more as it's kind of hidden in the middle there...oh well.  It's still cute though isn't it?

  The top layer is the little button card with cardstock buttons attached to it.  I used the Sweet Buttons embosslit and the Big Shot to make a few buttons in Certainly Celery and Rose Red to attach to the card.  The embosslits are great ways to use up some scraps since it takes just a very small piece of cardstock and the price is right at $11.95.  I also like the Sweet Buttons embosslit because you can add a button to any card and not add any bulk for mailing.  Sometimes having buttons on a card might make it tricky for mailing and the embosslit solves that!  But that of course didn't stop me from adding that final touch with a real button on this card!  I just couldn't help myself! I used one of my leftover embosslit buttons in Rose Red and the layered it with a Very Vanilla button adhered with a glue dot.  On top of the real button I used another glue dot to adhere the Marina Mist taffeta ribbon knot with a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets pinned through the center.

  I think my grandma who is a great sewer would like this one...though I think I'll have to pad a larger envelope with some of the boys "artwork" to make sure the real button doesn't come to any damage going from Virginia to Illinois!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sew Suite

Ink: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery

Paper: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Sweet Stitches DSP

Accessories: Vintage Trinkets, corner rounder, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Big Shot, Very Vanilla button, Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, glue dots


  1. No stamping here today :( Maybe tomorrow! Love your card, Mandy, and I think that you should definitely mail it to gram! She will be so tickled! I'm a button addict, so I'm really diggin' this one! Hugs!!!

  2. Adorable! Once again I love your color combo and layout!

  3. Very cute card! I love the way you layered the images!


  4. Such a gorgeous layout! Love it!


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