Thursday, September 17, 2009

Buttons anyone??

I know buttons have become a HUGE thing to use in the papercrafting world lately. Well, Papertrey Ink came out with a stamp set that you can incorporate buttons into the image!! What a fantastic idea!! I made 2 cards using 2 different images from that set. Shall we start with #1? This first one uses the bicycle stamp from Everyday Button Bits and the buttons were simply stitched onto the carstock with DMC floss. But first the base had to be stamped with Polka Dot Basics 2!! Then I layered a strip of Bitty Dots pattern paper punched with the Upper Crest border punch by Fiskars. See that thin strip of Bitty Dots paper underneath the bicycle? You can't throw scraps of it away!! This actually came from when I punched my was the leftover piece. The sentiment is also from this set and I love how my "oops" turned out. I originally had it all stamped but when stamping I moved so I just stamped "the ride" on a small piece of SpringMoss cardstock and adhered over my "oops." I also utilized my scor pal for some embossed lines under the Bitty Dots paper. Here's another view:

Ok, now onto #2!!! I just had so much fun making these cards.....I don't know which one turned out to be my favorite! This one uses the cherry leaf image and uses buttons for the cherries!

I started this time with my favorite cardstock of all time......kraft. Then layered some Bitty Dots paper onto Pure Poppy cardstock. Oh that color of red!!

Now, take a look at that ruffle of ribbon!! I just followed these easy steps that I found here on this blog. Using some saddle stitched ribbon and adhere using scor-tape. Love that detail!! Again the sentiment is from this set too stamped in Fresh Snow ink. This border punch, Fiskars Apron Lace, is fast becoming my favorite to date. Oh yeah, used my scor pal again to make some embossed lines. Here's a close up of the ruffled ribbon embellishment.

Well, let me know what you think!! Have a wonderful day!

Bicycle card

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI), Polka Dot Basics 2 (PTI)

Ink: Noir Palette, Versamark, Plum Pudding (PTI)

Cardstock: Plum Pudding (PTI), Spring Moss (PTI)

Pattern Paper: Bitty Dots (PTI)

Misc: Plum Pudding buttons (PTI), Scor-Pal, popdots, Grey SU marker, DMC floss

Cherry card

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)

Ink: Noir Palette, Fresh Snow (PTI), Ripe Avocado (PTI)

Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado (all PTI)

Misc: saddle stitch ribbon (?Michaels), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Misc red buttons, Scor Tape, Rustic Jute Button twine (PTI)


Amber said...

These are so adorable, great work!!

Patti J said...

I have this set too, Amy, and I adore it! It is so SO easy to just have a card in a short time! I love your vivid colors on your bike, and the green dots on the cherry card is a wonderful warm color! Great cards! This set is just too much fun!

Cindy said...

I love this set too. Darling cards.

Jennifer Carter said...

These are both adorable!! I think my favorite is the cherries card. I love the ruffle too!!

Laurie said...

WOW! I love them both! I love th PD's and the ruffle! I tried one of those too and love it! Thanks for know this is contagious right? :)

Sarah said...

Cute, cute cards!!!

Chris said...

ve how you've used this great set - it's so good to find a great blog to search through. I have to try and get those punches over here - I just love them!

Julie said...

love your use of the buttons. How TOTALLY clever!!!!!!!

Heidi said...

Isn't this set awesome?! I love your cards! They're both darling.

Diane said...

Not sure which is my fave. LOVE them both!

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