Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back to cardmaking

Oh, I am so glad to have the world wide web for inspiration! Throughout December I was struggling to feel was a good thing that I had a stash of Christmas cards that I had made earlier to use for the card exchange that I was in...or I would have been in trouble!

So I spent most of the month surfing around the web, soaking up all of the lovely projects that are out there that I could see...without feeling the desire to head into my craft cave at all...

But, when the challenge came to use buttons on a card, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! And I ran into my craft cave and did it! (After making a quick run to the craft store for some adhesive, since the ones I had wouldn't hold the buttons on...)

And here we go!

valentine button heart

The cardstock and buttons are from my it a bad thing that using this many buttons on one card didn't even put a dent in my button jar? The stamp is from Katie & Co.

Here is a closer look at the way the buttons are piled on...

button closeup

Isn't that just clean, simple and fabulous?

It was too easy to do...I made the card, this one is a top fold A2 size, I added the pink mat and white front layer, cutting them 1/4" smaller than the layer before, then I traced a wooden heart shape onto the front of the card lightly with a pencil. Originally, I had intended to just fill the heart with buttons, but I did not have the sizes necessary to do that without distorting the heart shape or leaving too many gaps for the look I intended. So...I piled them on top of one another and voila! Fabulousness!!!

I'm linking this little card up to the first challenge over at the new Do You Stack Up? challenge blog...go have a look, they are off to a roaring start!




  1. Great Job, love the design !! Thanks for joining us at the Do You Stack Up Challenge, I hope to see you there again next week. Have a great day, Kim

  2. such a cute idea, lovely valentines card. Thankk you for joining DYSU this week :)

  3. Creative and fun card. Love the way you have used the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  4. Wow - what a great use of buttons. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

  5. Brilliant idea - love the way they all pile up

    kitten DYSU team

  6. WOW! I really love this idea.. and your use of buttons is WONDERFUL :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


  7. awesome, great use of buttons, s butoon shaped heart, great idea
    thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog


  8. I wish I had your pink buttons....I don't have even "one". No web site for PSE. I've looked and looked. I have to pull my hair and about cry just teaching myself. However, Jessica Sprague has wonderful tutorials for $1 on Fridays and an entire class for about $75. I'm tempted to buy the big one. It is self pace.

  9. Wow this really rocks the challenge to use buttons!!! Fantastic! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU! See you next time!

  10. I've been browsing back through your old posts and am loving your blog! You have so many fun, colorful cards :)


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