Thursday, February 10, 2011

Buttons....Buttons....


So are the rest of you following all the PTI anniversary challenges?  Wow!  There are a lot and I've chosen to play along with using buttons in a creative, unique way!  Well since PTI is coming out with their own line of stamps to make button cards, I thought, "hey!  I have some of those".  I scored big this past summer when I found a LOAD of these vintage buttons still on their cards!  This particular button card had 1957 stamped on the back!  So instead of hoarding my supplies (something my friend Jen and I talked about today), I decided to get out some things that I have had since last summer!

The button card:



My card:



Not only did I use my vintage button card find, I made my own paper buttons!  I die cut the smallest Spellbinders circles, punched holes, and threaded the buttons.  I did stamp my buttons with an image from Background Basics: Botanicals.



I don't have the Love Lives Here stamp set YET but I do have the dies and have been itching to use this tiny house.  I masked off the house portion to stamp Haystack Pallette ink for the rooftop.  Then using Background Basics: Text Style to add some text to the house portion.  My house is layered on a Sweet Blush die cut circle from the Love Lives Here dies and then layered further on a Martha Stewart decorative tag.  Everything you see has been shabbied up with Haystack Pallette ink with a sponge.



The colors were inspired by this week's Play Date Cafe challenge for vintage and pink/kraft and also by ColourQ for virtually the same colors......so I am sending this over!  I also stamped on some pattern paper and Dana, from Kismet, Art, and Life, challenged us to do this on over at Do More With Less blog.




40 comments:

Christina said...

Amy!! This is drop-dead gorgeous! Seriously beautiful, girl! I am just loving every little detail.

I'm Renee said...

No need to hoard anymore...now we can make our own vintage button cards!:)
And this is drop-dead-can't-believe-my-eyes GORGEOUS!
You rocked this challenge!

Keva said...

Oh, this is super cute!! I love how you made your own little buttons and the house is adorable. Really awesome card, Amy!

Jen Carter said...

Wow girl!! You did good! :) I see a Martha Steward doily too...we both were able to use one today! See, we're not hoarders after all (ok, wait, maybe using ONE doesn't count?) All kidding aside, this is fabulous! Love the vintage look and the button card on there is super cute and I love that it is already pink! Very pretty!

Julie Ranae said...

Really beautiful offering for this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. So great to have you play along with us!

Lynn said...

You rocked all of the challenges Amy...and look at you ahead of the button trend :)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card.Love the soft colors and the handmade buttons. Fantastic take on the challenge, Amy :)

yyam said...

What a stunning card Amy! I love your subtle background stamping! And all the pretty details and layers just work so well together!:)

Thanks for joining in my guest Dana's challenge!:)

Kelly S. said...

Oh that little button tag is so pretty! And your homemade buttons look even better than the originals...so lovely in pink with the little botanical pattern!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Amy this is just wonderful! Love the nostalgia you've got going here and wonderful way to use the colors :) Happy to see you at The Play Date Cafe!

Mary said...

How flippin talented you are!!! I was stumped on the "buttons in a unique way" so I didn't go for this challenge. But this is gorgeous! Now I want PTI's button goodies even more so I can make something like this -

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love the vintage feel of this card...it reminds me very much of Melissa Phillips! After seeing this, I've suddenly got all sorts of ideas of how to use the new set that is coming out...bet you didn't think this was an enabling post, but it is!

Camilla said...

very beautiful card!

Jen said...

Holy Cow Amy! So glad you joined PTI DT. ;-) This outstanding card would fit in with the group post and I doubt anyone would notice. Serously. This card is amazing!!

Rose A said...

Beautiful Amy!! You sot and shabby just as well as you do clean and graphic!!!

Love the button card!

Stephanie said...

Look at you go, Amy!!! This is just amazing! I agree with Jen......Love that you are part of the PTI DT! LOL Great job on this absolutely gorgeous card. The button card, the seam binding bow, the little house all are just amazing!

Fiona said...

Beautiful card Amy :) Love your handmade embellishments! thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

~Tammy~ said...

First of all, I am jealous at the score of vintage button finds! I love love this sort of thing, but I bet you get lucky where you live with antiques and vintage finds :-0 Next, let's talk about this fabulous card. My jaw hit the keyboard AGAIN with your fabulous creation here! Your talent just keeps blossoming!

Gretchen Clark said...

so pretty!! I cannot wait to get my hands on that new stamp set ;) Have a great weekend!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh WOW Amy, this is amazingly LOVELY!!!

Laurie said...

Oh so pretty! I love the soft colors! So vintagey! And I just love those MS doilies! They add so much! can't wait for the PTI release! I am in trouble!

Emily Keaton said...

Amy, this is beyond beautiful!! I love what you've done here. I was *way* inspired by yesterday's PTI release of the button card products and I immediately ran to the button box I inherited from my Gramma to look for button cards, too!! I was playing around with an idea for those to use for these same challenges, but ultimately went with a vintage seed packet instead. But that button card idea? I'll be back!!! You are so lucky to have found a pretty pink button card to use, though. All mine are cream with black or navy text. Anyhoo--your card ROCKS!!!

Terri said...

I love everything about it! Great job!

Colleen Dietrich said...

No surprise that I liked this card even from the thumbnail photo, Amy! You always turn out a gorgeous card. I love that you found some vintage buttons on their cards last year; that is a great find. And the way you incorporated it here is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Cafe!

Emma said...

Hi Amy, I'm a new follower :) I just love your card, the colors are so soft and pretty. I have been looking at that cute little house die for ages and I will definitely be buying it now!

Janet said...

I'm a hoarder too, but not just with buttons.....it's all things crafty with me! Your card is beautiful though so that makes it not hurt so bad when you actually have to use supplies! I have Love Lives Here, but haven't played with it yet...now I think I may have to get it out!

christy compton hall said...

Your vintage buttons are such a find! Love how you worked it into the card, and knocked out your own buttons! The house embellishment is the perfect touch.

Tracey said...

LOVE buttons and LOVE this card to bits!!! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Jill said...

Oh, Amy, this is just lovely! I totally agree with Jen--this would fit right in with the group post! I am so jealous of your *real* vintage button card . . . I LOVE the house and bow detail! Now I have to have that stamp set & die too! Are you sure you're not getting a kick back from PTI? :-D

Michelle said...

Amy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I keep looking at your card and finding some new detail. There are so many lovely layers and great ideas! Love how you made your own buttons. Love how you stamped the house even without the stamp set. Love the little heart on the roof. Love the little pearls, especially the pink one! I can keep going, but I'm running out of space!

Sue Ann said...

LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY EYES ~~

kasia c. said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I love that vintage button card and the buttons you created. I am in awe! Thanks for playing along with us this week at ColourQ. :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Amy, Your card is so lovely! and cute as well! Love all the details and the layout! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge.

LeAnne said...

FABULOUS! So many sweet little embellishments! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC this week!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous! Love all those beautiful shabby chic accents! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Dana said...

STOP IT AMY!!!! You are really rocking the mojo lately! This card is incredible. I love that you used a real button card and created the little house with the dies. And thank you so much for playing along with my challenge to stamp on your PP! FABULOUS work girl.

Libby Hickson said...

This is sooooo much fun and so very creative!! Love how you used that button card! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

That button card is PERFECT! And this card couldn't, possibly, be any less than 100 times more of the same! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Absolutely amazing card Amy! Love, love, love your use of the vintage button card. So cute. Thanks for sharing it over at The Play Date Cafe.

jen said...

ACK! This is soooo sweet! Love all that vintage goodness! Congrats on the cream in the coffee!!!

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