Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Buttons Galore!

Hey there stampers!!
I am currently on my way to SU!'s Leadership Conference in Nashville, but before I get there tomorrow, I was able to come to my bff Tiffany Bauer's house today! I flew into Louisville, KY (after a few hours of tense delay in Chicago for weather!) and she picked me up so we could spend time together before driving down tomorrow to the conference. I'm really excited because when we come back to her house on Saturday, I get to be the featured speaker at her downline meeting!
We've been stamping for the last few hours but I wanted to take time to post a project for you all today. I can finally show this card I made for my bff Tara Bazata's swap - I think everyone has theirs by now. It uses the new stamp set from the Occasions Mini called Button, Button.

I used that stamp set last week on the very CAS black and white card and was surprise to hear from many of my blog followers that they were stumped on how to use it. This card here was actually the first one I'd made with it and my first thought was to use the stamps for a cool background. I stamped using Real Red Craft ink and clear embossed them for a fun effect. Combined with the Puns From the Past stamp of the sewing machine and the Newsprint DSP, it created a fun, nostalgic feel! I loved it!

Here's a close up of the focal image:

The embellishment was my second favorite part - I combined a Crumb Cake Big Designer Button with some Crochet Trim, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon and some Linen Thread. The wrap around ribbon is the 5/8" Taffeta in Real Red.

So tell me, what do YOU think? I'd love to know your thoughts!

Here's a peek at how I used the stamps to make my background:

I mounted every stamp from the set on Clear Block F. They were simply laid out in a random fashion. Then, I just inked the entire thing with my ink pad and stamped! Super easy! I love how the clear blocks make it easy to combine images to get even more use from our stamps!

Here's another view from the opposite side of the block:

So, there you go - a really easy card and a fun, new technique!

I'm so glad you stopped by today! Is it snowing where you are? It's snowing here - and in a lot of places where other demonstrators are trying to get flights in to Nashville for the conference. Please say a few prayers for safe travels for us all!

I hope to post again tomorrow, so check back if you have time! I have projects ready to show you, but didn't have time to get all the posts written before I left home. I'll probably have time in the hotel tomorrow - cross your fingers!

Stamped blessings,



  1. Darling card! I love the way you used all those buttons. I didn't think I needed this set, but I may have to change my mind. Thanks for your constant insipration!!

    How fun to have a little stamping visit before a stamping conference. Enjoy Leadership!

  2. Robin, I am also stumped on how to use this stamp keep all the good ideas coming!

    Have fun at Leadership!

  3. This is such a pretty card!! Great idea mounting all of the stamps on to Block F.


  4. This card is REALLY terrific! I love all the elements together and the colors! It's making me want the sewing stuff even though I don't really sew! It's just fab! Have fun in Nashville!


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