February 10, 2011

CR84FN14, WMSC #33, and PTI Button Challenge


Welcome back, friends!  I have a fun card to share with you tonight.  Have you been following along with the festivities over at Papertrey Ink?  Well, today's challenge is to use buttons in a unique way.  I immediately thought of this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge and the color combo at CR84FN.  Here's the inspiration:


Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed dumping out my buttons and picking through them to find the right ones?  They're just so much fun to look at.  This card actually came together fairly quickly.  First I cut a rectangular window in a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask.  I placed it onto Rustic Cream cardstock with removable adhesive, then stamped the Tin Types background onto the cardstock with Dark Chocolate ink.  

Next I took buttons from my stash and arranged them around the outside of the stamped area to make a frame.  You could adhere them with glue dots, but I prefer the look of stitched buttons, so I took a paper piercer and carefully pierced through each of the button holes.  Then I moved the buttons off of the cardstock, keeping them arranged in the same order so I would know where each one should be stitched.

Once the piercing was done, it was super easy to stitch on the buttons with coordinating floss.  I just used a long strand and did all of the bright pink at once, then the light pink, then the chocolate.

To finish off the card, I mounted the panel with foam adhesive onto a Sweet Blush card base and added a die cut teapot and label.  This little card makes me kind of giddy with all those darling buttons, and I feel good about clearing some out of my hoard collection.

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush
Stamps:  Tea for Two, Background Basics:  Tin Types
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Chai tea dye
Tools:  Teapot die, Label die, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Accessories:  Dark Chocolate buttons, pink buttons (my stash), DMC floss, foam adhesive

So glad you dropped by tonight!  I hope you have a happy Friday!

24 comments:

Karen B. said...

I'd feel giddy too, this card is lovely!

Jean Martin said...

This is so cute! You made full use of the buttons! I LOVE that! Thanks for playing at WMSC this week Christina! Saying that is still a little weird for me...haha! But I'm super glad you played with us! :)

Cristina said...

You are cranking them out, lady!!! And every card is cuter than the last! Love this.

Debgem said...

Wonderful!! Love the button border, such fun. And the pretty teapot is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

You said that this card came together quickly . . . no way!!! Sewing on all of those buttons! One a good day, with lots of free time, I might consider putting ONE button on a card. Your card is a work of art! I hope you have a very special recipient in mind.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Christina! Love the button frame and lil' teapot! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN and the WMSC :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Your button frame is FABULOUS Christina!!! Beautiful work!

Gerdine said...

What a lovely card! Nice colors and the buttons make a beautiful fram!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet card, Christina! Love the button frame! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Sue Lelli said...

Christina, LOVE how you made the frame for that subtle FAB BG paper with buttons! LOVE the teapot, too! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Lindsay said...

OH how cute Christina! I LOVE all the button-y goodness! So so cute.

Alice Wertz said...

so sweet! love all the buttons! lovely card! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Andrea M said...

Christina! This is so super cute!!! WOW! Love the button border!!! Great card girl! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! Such a beautiful take on the challenge colors!

Suzanne said...

Hi Christina! Thanks so much for visiting my blog & for the sweet comment! I LOVE this card, I think it's just absolutely adorable! I never would have thought to make a border with buttons.

I see from your Etsy site that you're from Methuen - I am in Chelmsford! If you're ever up for a stamping get-together, please let me know. There are a few of us who stamp together every once in a while and we'd love to have you join us.

Have a fun weekend!

Meredith said...

LOVE all those buttons!!! This is beautiful! Thanks fir playing with CR84FN!

Ginny said...

This is just too cute. I. Love all the buttons-wow what a lot of work.

Nance said...

Oh my goodness, this is the cutest things I've ever seen!! Love how you've used the challenge colors and this is one of my very fave PTI sets (shhh!) I can't believe you threaded all those buttons! Detail girl, you rock!

Frances said...

Stunning card, love all those buttons, the teapot, the sentiment, matter of fact I'm gonna put the kettle on right now and make myself a cup of tea!! You have inspired me LOL!

LuluMarie said...

ok, officially following. Your cards are too cute and well-orchestrated to resist

Stella said...

I already put that Tea for two stamp set on my wishlist. :) Your card is beautiful; I love that teapot and how creative of you to make a border with all these buttons. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!

Amy said...

My first thought was.....why would she give up so many gorgeous buttons! But girl, this is one fab card. I don't know if you masked the background stamping or what but it's perfect and I love that it's inside of the button frame!

Tessan said...

This card is wonderful, love the buttons and the teapot. So cute!!

Jen Carter said...

Love, love, love your button border!! That is so fun!!

Laurie said...

OH my goodness~! The buttons are fabulous and I love that you added the thread to all of them! That is such a great detail! This card is beautiful!

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