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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Button, Button, Who’s got the Button?

I do! In fact, I have tons of them. I think I have mentioned previously that I have a problem with pink buttons in particular. They seem to multiply every time I leave my craft room. Since the new Meljen’s Designs images (see the preview below) are craft related, I thought I would see if I could find a way to use up some of my pink buttons.

How’s that? I was happily able to use up some of my stash of buttons, ribbon, and trims. I keep telling myself that I need to use up more of my stash before buying new goodies.

Check out Melissa’s new images which are available today on Whimsy Stamps. I hope these might inspire you to use up some of your stash. Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog and get the adorable freebie from Monday that coordinates beautifully with the new images or could be used on its own.

The Meljen’s Designs challenge for this week is “Frame It!” We are challenging you to make something and put it in a frame or make a card with the image framed with nesties or something similar. You can find the challenge rules and inspiration from the design team on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Sewing Machine by Meljen’s Designs on Whimsy Stamps, Vintage Button Cards by Paper Fashions, Etc.
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Paper Studios black CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found – Madison Avenue DP pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestablities, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments: Misc. buttons, ribbon, & trim, DMC floss

Challenges:

49 comments:

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely card!!!

What fab inspiration for a way to use up those buttons we all have in our crafting stash. :) X X

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so wonderful! Love the image with those fab pink buttons. I agree, I have so many buttons and I never seem to get through them. It's like pens, they seem to multiply in my desk drawer.

Hussena said...

what a lovely card love the way u have used those buttons so so cute.

Starla B. said...

This is so adorable! I love the buttons, and that sewing machine is soooo cute!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I really like the design.
Kevin xx

Kirsty said...

Very pretty! I love the off-set image, the cute little sewing machine, and the gorgeous black velvet ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Jennifer Scull said...

what an absolutely wonderful card! of course I am lovin' all the pink and the buttons.... who could resist those?! ;) the other touches are sweet as well.

Corinna said...

Oh my gosh, I totally LOVE this card! Those stamps are perfect!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Cheryl,I love how you have used the buttons.xxx

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful card. Great use of all those buttons.

Audrey Pettit said...

How very, very cute, Cheryl! And yes, such a brilliant way to use some of your pink buttons. I love, love, love the look of old button cards, and this is such an amazing modern take on them. Love the fancy cut sewing machine. Love that fun sentiment. Love it all!

Tammy said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and your buttons!! Fantastic design!

Annette said...

This card is amazing... I love those stamps..
That card would look perfect in my mailbox...lol
Thanks for sharing..

Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

This is a great card...everything works on this card...from the colors to the image and buttons

Michele said...

This is such a wonderful card Cheryl. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Karin said...

How cute! You sure can rock the buttons, and now that you have the real sewing machine, you are rocking that as well! Love the pink color too :)

Martha said...

oh my this is so cute!!!
So glad you got the package, cant wait to see what you make ;)

Lisa M said...

Oh Cheryl,
This is amazing! You are truly talented and I love the pink buttons!! Great use of the "overflow."
Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Make it Girlie" challenge.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Donna said...

I love buttons too Cheryl...your card is beautiful and so cute with the lil sewing machine...I think I definitely NEED that image lol! :) Donna x

xiumaiyuki said...

This is beyond fantastic!! I LOVE that sewing machine and those buttons.... oh, my, fabulous!!

Thank you for checking in on me. Sorry being such a bad blogging friend. Hope all is well with you. ((hugs))

Elisabeth said...

Such an adorable card. love all the details!

Sussie said...

Once again you made a wonderful card!
Have a great summerday!
Hugs
SusanLotus

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

very pretty! Love the buttons, the stitching and the touch of black on the card with the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

Kath - GD
"Let's Get Scrappy!"
http://kmcbhernandez.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Love the card fabby images, thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

Wendy DT TS

Marlene said...

Pssst...pink buttons breed when you're not looking. Didn't anyone tell you that?

LOVE the card....it is totally adorable!

Bizzi Hands said...

What a gorgeous card! i just love these new designs. I have just found your blog and have started following (stalking).. lol
Sally

ahlers5 said...

This is an amazing card. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers
Diane

ahlers5 said...

It's me again. "Ditto" Thanks for joining us at DDSC.
Diane

Jennipher Lowery said...

Very creative and fun card. You know I just recently learned of the MelJen's Freebie Monday's and I've started checking for them on a regular basis now. I'm surprised at how cute some of those freebies are. You've done a great job combining the sewing machine with the buttons on this.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a perfect way to use your buttons! I love that sewing machine image. I've got my paper crafts magazine 'sewing stamps' page dog eared in order to see which manufacturer I want to buy from!

I'd be stamping more sewing, than actually sewing!!!!

Maria

Sara I. said...

I don't know how I missed this Cherly - but its absolutely adorable!! Love all the pink buttons and especially the little heart one on the sewing machine - which is just fabulous all by itself. Beautiful card as always!
xx

Anita said...

This is so pretty Cheryl. I love the pink/black combo and the buttons are such a perfect embellishment.

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Gorgeous card, great way to use up some lovely buttons - they really do multiply in your button box, don't they!!

Nicki, xx

CardArTart said...

Ha ha buttons will do that, they fill up every nook and cranny! Great way to use them :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your button card looks really wonderful.

Lionelsa said...

Adorable card.
Love the color combination and how you've used the buttons.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Jackie said...

Wow! This is an absolutely gorgeous creation Cheryl! I love the colors, your layout...everything is just FAB Hun! Awesome, awesome work & TFS!!!

sara said...

fab card love your buttons thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card! Love the great layout! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

papillon said...

such a cute card, gotta love pink buttons! thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is an awesome Cheryl. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this is the best button card yet! Love everything about this gorgeous card.

Iulia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl! What a fantastic idea and those buttons look fabulous! Great color choice too!
Thanks for sharing it this beauty with us at Emerald Faerie Garden and hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love how you've used the buttons....Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

LaJanette said...

Love love LOVE those buttons! Super cute card:)

Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Anne Marie said...

So pretty in pink, Cheryl! Love the button card and that perfectly cut out image. Such a fun card! :)

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Jenni said...

Great card, love the sewing theme and the pretty buttons. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days this week, hope you will join us again soon.
Jenni x

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it!! That sewing machine image is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel!

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