February 10, 2011

Get out your big ol' buttons...

Welcome to another Papertrey countdown and anniversary celebration day. Today my good friend Heather Nicols is debuting her Fillable Frames Addition 1 and Tag-Its #1 stamp sets. The Fillable Frames are some of my most used stamps and I'm sure the Tag-Its will soon be just as popular. Be sure to visit Pine's blog and Nichole's blog for all the countdown low down. :)

Thank you so much for the wonderful response to Button Boutique. I'm sure you will love it as much as I do. Want some more ideas? Well let's dig into some more button fun. Today I filled up my little vintage tins with Papertrey Vintage Buttons along with a few other goodies. Let me show you what I have in store:
(don't you just love this photo?)

I'm pairing up my Button Boutique stamp set + Bitty Background Blocks stamp set + Button Card Die Collection Dies. As you can see in the photo below I'm thinking outside the box today and am going with a horizontal button card. You don't see this much in the vintage type button cards but we can now create whatever we want right? You can see that die cut patterned paper (October Afternoon), stamped the outline...then die cut some Rustic Cream cardstock then stamped with the dots.....then stamped strips of cardstock with the 25cent border stamp.
And here's something that you'll flip over. I dug out the BIGGEST Vintage Buttons I could find from my Papertrey stash. I know some of you aren't fond of the big buttons. But whyyyy...they deserve crafty love too. :)
Using 20 or 30 glue dots...okay maybe 4 per button.....I adhered the buttons to my button cards. Notice how each button card is color coordinated with Ripe Avocado accents and ink...Hawaiian Shores....and Summer Sun. Love that. But I'm not done yet.
Using some fantasticly awesome vintage glass *thingies* from my stash, I adhered one to each giant button.
Eeeek. I now have beautiful buttons that look like they would adorn granny's wool coat. Soooo pretty. If you don't have fantastically awesome vintage glass *thingies* in your stash, why not try some big rhinestones...or a cluster of smaller ones...or another vintage type button stuck on top. I challenge you to dig through your stash and find something suitable. I finished up the button cards with a pretty silk bow.
I tucked each button card into a small glassine bag. Then I stitched a brown paper sack into a pouch to hold the button cards.
Then I tucked all the little button card sacks inside, safe and sound.
I created an accent for my pouch by die cutting a piece of patterned paper with the Button Boutique die. Then I stamped a button card topper and craft worthy sentiment onto a die cut and stamped Fillable Frame Additions 1 piece of cardstock. Isn't that kinda cute? Makes an adorable label, I think. I finished off the pouch with Hawaiian Shores ribbon and a clip on earring from my vintage stash. My grandmother wore earrings like these every day. I never saw her without them. And a hanky. She called the earrings her *baubles*. I have a few pairs of hers that I keep in my cedar chest.
So there ya have it....lots of button goodness today. I little creative play. A LOT of fun! Thanks for stopping by!
(don't you just love this photo too?)

43 comments:

Gabby said...

Very neat project! This is a wonderful way to use those BIG buttons! And ... I can see these happily attached to a larger card base ... oh, yah! The gift tag is awesome and those earings are familiar! Love how you used them to accent the card! :)

Karey said...

Yes I love it! So much that I wish I lived closer to you so I could come over and (play) learn from you. I have used quite a few buttons on my Valentine cards. Thanks for all you share!

Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja said...

I don't think I've ever "ooh"ed and "aah"ed so much during a blog posting in my life! I love your buttons (yes, even and especially the big ones) but even more so I love how they're displayed. What vintage tin exactly do you have them in - I mean, what was that tin intended for originally??? I must find me some...
And for those of us that don't want to "make do" with some other sparkly thingies and want YOUR sparkly thingies that you added to the middle of each button, where did you find those jewels??? Please share!
Thanks for your post today, as always! It was so inspiring!!!

Hugs,
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja

Laura.K said...

Wow. I love your photos. I just love to see all those colourful buttons, ribbons, and other goodies together.

Eveline said...

Lovely project.
Eveline.

Ann said...

I love these little deliciousnesses! Wouldn't they make happy fridge magnets with a bit of magneticness stuck to the back.

Deirdre said...

Didn't have time yesterday to leave a comment but Michelle your newest creation is calling to me. I just love buttons and as a child can remember going to my granny's and after giving her a hug and a big hello, the whole family knew that I would want to be allowed take out her button box, oh what a magical world. Funny thing is, I took out a box the other day and lo and behold there was a card of buttons peeking out at me and then seeing your blog, well what can I think but that my friends the buttons were calling to me again!!

Thanks for creating more fun for us

Ruth S said...

Another gorgeous project Mish! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

cashemere said...

Hi!!!
Yes, I love that photos!!!!
And the buttons too!
Kisses
D├ębora

Katy Apicello said...

I just looooove this post, Mish! And like you, I am a fan of the ginormous buttons! :)

Kathy W said...

I will look at costume jewelery at estate sales and antique stores in a new light after this great post. Thanks for sharing these great ideas for big buttons. Tons of inspiration here.

Renee said...

You are SUCH an enabler...
you know that right?
You bring out the tins that I so envy...
and now you show me the old earrings?
Come on Spring and yard sales!
I see that old costume jewelry all the time and now I'm seeing it in a whole new way!
And personally...
I love the big buttons...
There's just not a lot in each bag so I keep them for extra special things! :)

Chelsea said...

Those buttons are yummy!

Kathy said...

I'm absolutely stunned by the homemade goodness of these vintagey card cuties!!!! Is there going to be some kind of pdf we can have of all these projects? My brain has been in sensory overload ever since this release debut began....and I would love some of those "vintage glass thingies":)

Margimae said...

Ok, I'll just say it...I'm in love! With Valentines day around the corner, it is a perfect time to launch this stamp set!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I LOVE your button goodies! This release is so cool. Love how the little swatches look like realy fabric!

Anne said...

Another fun and inspiring post. Makes me want to share some of my lovely buttons. I love being able to click on larger image of your photos. Just wish I could put my hand into that lovely bowl of sparkly jewels. LOL. We are all " button " crazy. LOL. Happy Days !

jan said...

My local antique store thanks you for sending me on hunts for vintage finds! Your enthusiasm is awesome, and yes I now too have those great tins and some vintage glass from France to gather my goodies for each big project, the perfect visual for creating!! Love your project today!

Luc and Sonia said...

Just scrumptious, Michelle! Love the color combos...so cheery! Great projects...I love it when you guys step out of the box, it helps reminds us mere crafty mortals we can too!

Dianne said...

OMG - I didn't think you could top yesterday's post with the introduction of your Button cards (MUST HAVE!!), but today's post is just LOVELY! Thanks for sharing and for being such an inspiration to us!

Diana F. said...

Another amazing project. I love how you stage your projects and take your pictures. I am so excited to get this stamp set, and I cannot wait see future ideas that you have for this set. You are always just so darn creative.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

AWESOME! UI love the colors and the BIG buttons! I wish I had some vintage "thinges"! But... I have rhinestones.
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Teri said...

Yes, yes I DO love ALL of the photos!!! And I am so excited because I just dug through all my little charms and baubles and organized them in one of those organizer thingies, lol!, and almost threw out a lot of little glass and crystal doodads!! Then the more practical side of me said, NOOOOO!!!! and I'm so happy I didn't cause now I know what to do with them AND my big buttons!! Your project is just too adorable!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Kim G said...

I always love your projects!! Just wish I could come up with something even close to what you do!! Yes, I love all your photos of the vintage tins and those jewelry pieces!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

SO PRETTY! Love your use of the bigger buttons. Excellent tip to add the 'thingies' to them. And now I must add those 'earrings' to my list of things to spy at the thrift store! Beautiful tags!

diane mcvey said...

Yes, I DO LOVE your photos! I have my Grandmother's molds, that are just like yours! Love them!
Your project is FABULOUS! I love what you did. And I love the big buttons...they are great! I can't wait until the 15th!!! :D

My Lil' Scrap Corner said...

Michelle- Another winner in my book! I love this stamp set, and know I am going to hit the release to make my purchase. What an adorable project you made with it, (as always-loving it)!

Janet said...

Yes, my Mother had a coat with buttons with "vintage glass *thingies*" on it. Thanks for the memory, haven't thought of that in years. This is a really nice set, thanks for thinking of it.

denise said...

YES! I LOVE all the photos... you make it look so easy..... I can see I am going to have to go shopping at PTI on the 15th! Thanks and have a great weekend.

jayne said...

Wonderful project -- very creative. I love the photos!

Noreen said...

I see you're going to have lots of button goodness for us, and I'm really enjoying it!

Kim's Treasures said...

Love the colors you are using! I'm a huge fan of buttons!

resmith said...

Mish, you do the most lovely, creative, vintage projects! I love all the detail you put into your work. Beautiful pictures!

Cele Schaffer said...

Again ,you never cease to AMAZE us!! I am always attracted to button jars and tins especially when they have sparly baubles in them... Did you make those earrings or where they sought out at markets and sales? LOVE THEM!!You are the best-please never quit giving us great pictures of you lovely creativeness.

Cele Schaffer said...

I forgot to tell you in my post that one of my favorite things to do is get a cup of coffee and settle in with the computer and go through your archives.I especially savor the Christmas Holiday projects-just like reading a beloved book. Hours of enjoyment!

Meredith said...

This post has me drooling. I am a button addict, and your beautiful trays of buttons are speaking to my inner OCD. And I LOVE the giant ones, I snatch those up whenever I see one in a colour I love! I have yet to order PTI buttons, because MIL has hoarded buttons for 30 years, leaving me lots to play with - but those yellow ones are calling my name....

I just LOVE this project. What a unique way to give a card - makes the card a gift in itself!!!

Shay said...

I am feeling the button love--this is a brilliant concept you dreamed up with Nichole Heady! I love the way you incorporate vintage finds with stamps and new items for a very happy finished project! I am excited to see your posts.

Nichol Magouirk said...

I am literally dying for the new release....DYING. Stunning project again! LOVE everything you do! xo

Becky said...

I love your beautiful, big button cards, Mish! Love those colors, too. Always love your blog!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

All this new Button Heaven is so much fun. Can't wait to get these in my craft world. thank you for the great ideas...love love love them. KSH

Christine Middlecamp said...

Michelle- I've readily fallen' in love with these already as I was pointed towards them last evening after getting to chat with Dawn McVey on the phone about them...can I just tell you that I normally shy away from stamps, but Papertrey makes it really easy to fall in love with them via their designs and die-cut sets. I'm now contemplating the purchase of the button set-up..we'll see...too much fun! :)

PEA said...

Love this project and the way you switched it all around. Clever girl!
My gram had earrings like that. I have a few that I attached to a pillow. So I can see them.
Wish I had some of that vintage goodness though. I will be on the hunt now.;)

Paper Blessings said...

Love this picture, absolutely! The aquat color is one of favorite colors....makes me happy! TFS. Bless ya~

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