Friday, February 10, 2012

JB12-04: all buttoned up!

hard to believe we're almost halfway through february, isn't it?! on the other hand, i am NEVER sorry to see the end of winter!

something else i'm never sorry to see is a new ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ prompt! and i think this one's pretty awesome: create a holiday card which incorporates buttons, brads, or eyelets! i have loads of all of the above, partially because--it must be said, a bit sheepishly--i am somewhat creatively impaired as to using them in interesting ways! thus i am excited to see what everyone else does this time... and then i will have a whole bunch of new ideas to try out in future! :) :) :)

in the meantime, here's what i did this week:

(transparency: hambly; patterned paper: best creation & paper co with scraps of... bo bunny, pink paislee, doodlebug, prima, glitz and maybe a few more i've forgotten; letters: american crafts; ink: colorbox; poinsettia die: boss cut; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape)

yep, it's the old "buttons as the centers of flowers" trick... one of my favorites! ok, ok, it's pretty much the way i use buttons 99% of the time! in this case the lovely purple ones were on a vintage-ish card that came from... ummmmmmm... somewhere... (my mom, possibly?!) and the poinsettias were leftover from another project last december so this was quite a quick and easy thing to whip up!

but now i am longing for all my lovely belles to show me how it SHOULD BE done, so please link up your button, brad and eyelet-festooned cards at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ between now and wednesday, february 22nd as an educative service on my behalf, ok??! thanks, darlings!!!


  1. Lauren, what beautiful flowers, the colours are stunning and I love the whole card.

    K x

  2. I love the card you created for the next challenge at JB. Isn't it great when you can use something that you cut for another project? The purple is so soothing on this card. Love it!

  3. What a great challenge ... I love your card with those big blooms ... brads? ... I have tons of them hiding away somewhere ... and SOMEONE sent me a whole box of the most fabulous buttons ...

  4. gorgeous! You know, your card is the 2nd one that I've seen this morning with those gorgeous shades of purple...really striking...not a color I tend to craft with but I may go in search of some of that fab happy color.

  5. OMG, this card is sweet! Is this my card for Christmas this year?? :) LOL Seriously, I love it!

  6. There's absolutely nothing wrong with buttons on flowers, is there? Especially if they are such gorgeous blue ones on those poinsettias in all those lovely purple shades!

  7. This is so pretty!! Buttons on flowers are great!!

  8. Buttons in the centre of flowers is my go to way to use them and they look stunning here!


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