Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cute as a button...

The button package on this card (a Papertrey Ink stamp set) almost looks real until you realize that buttons don't cost 25 cents any more.  I stamped it in several colors to give it more of an antique and distressed look. Then I added the buttons with dark orange embroidery floss to make it look authentic. Does anyone remember when they used to attach buttons to the packages with thread? Now they use those awful wire staples that you can never get off.  I continued the sewing theme with a miniature wooden spool (too cute!) and I added green
embroidery floss to make it look like thread.



Creative Details
Stamped images: Papertrey Ink (Button Boutique)
Colors: Dye ink, Marvy Matchables
Embellishments: Embroidery floss, grosgrain ribbon, ruler ribbon, vintage shell buttons, wooden spool
Paper: Cosmos Cricket (Material Girl)

Challenges:
Paper Trey Ink (Blog Hop - Embroidery floss)
Paper Play (Distress)

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous play on words. Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  2. I can't believe those are not real buttons! The shading which adds the background shadows give them such dimension. And that tiny spool. This card is absolutely spectacular!

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  3. That is just the cutest thing! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cute~cute~Cute...darling addition of the floss!!

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  5. The bright colors you used are just amazing!! Love it!!! Very lovely card!

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  6. Great job! Love everything about it especially the little spool of floss. Great idea!

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  7. I love that adorable little spool of thread, and it's beautiful with the button card!

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  8. So adorable!
    Love all the bright colors...
    and the mini spool is precious!

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  9. This is so cute, love the little spool.
    TFS
    Ang

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  10. Your colours and pattern papers are very eyecatching. All the little details really are 'cute as a button".

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  11. LOVE the bright colors and the perfect embellies...of course I love the spool, but how cute is that little measuring tape peeking out? Awesome card!

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  12. So pretty, love the glowing color! So rich and deep!

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  13. Cute card. The little spool is adorable.

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  14. So stinking cute!!! I absolutely love the tiny little spool! Your card is just lovely!

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  15. What a cute tiny spool of thread you made! yes, I sure do remember when buttons were sewn on cards, and cough cough... I still have them in the drawers of my sewing room!

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  16. Your card is fabulous! I love all the color and patterns on it.

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  17. This is a fun card. Love all of the layers. I remember when buttons were sewn on cards. I even remember wooden spools of thread, but I'm not aging myself or anything.

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