Tuesday, May 9, 2017

all buttoned up

as you may well have surmised from the title, this week's challenge at shopping our stash is to use (...wait forrrrr ittttttttttttttt...) BUTTONS! which is awesome, because if you're anything like me, you've got LOADS of them, but kind of tend to forget they're there. here's my card:

buttons and ribbon from my stash; patterned paper: echo park, doodlebug, october afternoon; paper flowers: eyelet outlet; glossy white cardstock: the paper cut; embroidery floss: dmc; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, glue dots, sewing machine

ok, yes, i realize it's the most boring way in the world (possibly in the entire universe?!) to use buttons: as the centers of flowers. what can i say? it was a busy week, and i don't think i sat down at my worktable before about 8:30 on any given night, so there was not a lot of innovation going on, if you know what i mean. in my defense, the flowers in question are some amazingly lovely older eyelet outlet printed paper ones. and i've used LOTS of them, lol! :)

i was inspired by the beautiful pastel color palette from the house of cards may challenge (tho i did not use the secondary option of sequins, since i had the buttons):

i've also got a "hint of pink" which is this week's simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog theme!
as always, the SOS design team has gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to inspiring you... so be sure to hop over and check out their amazing creations! ♥


  1. I am just loving your mix of papers here... you are the queen!

  2. UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I think using buttons as the centre of a flower is perfect and adorable - clearly it works on this gorgeous card!

  3. Love those sweet flower button centers, so cute.

  4. I love, love the pattern papers you used and your paper flowers look lovely with their button centers.
    As always, the stitching is a beautiful detail.

  5. Beautiful card, everything in that colour pallet is there. love your use of flowers.

  6. Beautiful, I love the colour combinations you have chosen! Xx

  7. Beautiful design and color palette! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the House of Cards "Add Sequins and/or Colors" challenge!
    Leslie, House of Cards DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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