I absolutely love the idea of being able to create vintage looking button cards without depleting my stash of the ones I've found at thrift shops, auctions and my little junking outings. Those little treasures will serve as inspiration for sure. Here I've created a colorful button card using Summer Sun, Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist inks. For the button card itself, I used four different stamps from the Button Boutique stamp set. You can mix and match the fun graphics and sentiments til the cows comes home. The Bitty Background Blocks stamp set works perfectly with the pinked square die that comes in the button lineup of dies. I used the gingham patterned in Aqua Mist as the underneath layer for my buttons.
For the bottom of my card I used lots of October Afternoon scraps from my little scrap basket I keep at my stamping table and then stitched back and forth to keep them all attached. I also added a snippet of Sweet Symphony patterned paper. Wrinkle Ribbon and a tiny clothespin from my shop finish off the card. One of my favorite new cards for sure...it will be going up on my clipped row of cards for display and inspiration. Hope you enjoy!
Now for the rest of the month...
momsitting: my dad is going to Africa for long jaunt so i've got some fun plans for my mom to keep her entertained.
sewing projects: some beautiful new fabric is calling my name...and so is this cute project. i think i even know someone who can make me yo yos. ;)
tidying up: love to clean up my work table after a PTI release so i can start even more projects. i've got a fun idea for a inspiration scrap basket that i'll show you soon.
on the shelf: a few new items to inspire me will go up on the shelf soon. photos to come as soon as i get it organized.
dreaming of flowers: found a new Better Homes and Garden magazine that features gardening with flea market finds. can't wait to thumb through that. am missing my flower beds.
project life: coming along nicely and hoping to add some posts about that soon.
meal planning: got a new system of lists that is helping me out lots.
today: shipping out etsy orders, cleaning up the studio, working on my project life, getting events on the calendar.
on being a mom: lots of giddy girls coming home after school then we'll head out to some basketball games. i love a house full of laughing, beautiful girls.