March 28, 2011

Button Card Bliss

Hi everyone. Well our Spring Break (we're referring to it as Winter Break though) is over the the reds are back in school. Back to work for me too. :) I have lots of fun stuff coming on the blog this week.

where's Rosie?

From time to time during the seasons, I like to move my red bicycle named Rosie around the yard. I don't think she's really enjoying this snow and being knocked down all the time. Definitely time for Spring. You can read about how I acquired Rosie here.
blissful button cards:

On a brighter now, how about this new Bliss fabric from Moda? Isn't it splendid? It's by Bonnie and Camille. I have really enjoyed visiting Camille's blog, such pretty things. I purchased my fabrics at a local shop but I have since became acquainted with Chrissy at Sew Lux. You can visit this mother/daughter Etsy shop, online shop or blog to find the Bliss fabrics.
So, over the course of the week I basically hung out with the girls. Lots of downtime and cleaning out in preparation for our rooms swaps this summer. My creative time was spent creating button cards. One here, one there and before I knew it I had a heap of button cards. My button cards were created using mostly the Button Boutique stamp set combined with a few Label Basics additions. I just love looking at my little tray of button cards. I think I could create them all day long. I treated each one as a little piece of artwork, trying to create something unique for each one. I also had 3 pages of button card sketches that I drew inspiration from.
The colors I used were directly inspired by the Bliss fabric. Mostly Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, and Simply Chartreuse. Papertrey Vintage Buttons coordinated perfectly. I also used some vintage buttons from my creamy white stash. All of my button cards have two things in common.....I used real buttons and I used Bliss fabric on them all.
Here's just a few up close examples of my button cards. Stay tuned all month long to the blog as I use each button card on a card, gift sack, tag.....or whatever else I dream up.
*sigh*. Total happiness when I look at these fabrics. Later this week I will be giving away an entire collection of fat quarters from the Bliss collection + a few of my button card creations. Chrissy from Sew Lux has generously donated a stack-0-fabric for me to give away here on the blog. Thank you Chrissy! You'll be in heaven, let me tell ya!
Okay, I'm off to do some paperwork + a post office run. Hope your day is a lot more sun-shiney than it is here. Let me know what you think of the Bliss fabric and be sure to include a link to any projects you've made with Button Boutique or Label Basics. Have a crafty day!

47 comments:

Ellie A. said...

One word. Super drool on those fabrics indeed! I agree Spring needs to hurry up its late and very much needed I am missing looking for some green and new blooms..sigh.. :)

Anne said...

I love these fabrics. For years my favortie thing to do was to sew. I have gotten away from it since I started doing paper crafts. I am so happy you posted where you got your fabric, in case I weaken and have to buy some. BTW I have received the Spellbinder dies and have been drooling over them since they arrived.

Verona said...

I used to make my own clothes, then switched to quilting and being a fabric "collector" We have been vacationing in AZ and the Scrapbooks, Ect. shop has a room of fabrics now, so I HAD to buy 5 fat quarters. Two years ago I got into scrapbooking and making cards and I've been so happy to be able to use up some inherited buttons and some of my trimmings. I love the way the two hobbies overlap. I love your button cards.

JeanFB said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous stack of button cards! I love the addition of that beautiful fabric, and the butterflies are such an adorable touch. Each one a thing of beauty! The fabrics are divine - my mom's a quilter, so every now and then I pick up a few fat quarters for her - it's just like hoarding pretty patterned paper, LOL. I'll have to pick up a few fabrics for myself, too, and use them with my Button stamps and dies.

Stephanie said...

Your button cards are gorgeous- what eye candy! I love all the pretty colors together.

Camille said...

Love them! Thanks for the heads up, this made my morning. You are so talented!

CurlyCraze said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! And those button cards look so fun to make too!

Natalie Winterstein said...

This fabric is really cool! I am thinking about delving into more fabric and sewing crafts! I am waiting for my postmark and label sets from PTI - I won which is super exciting but it takes a little longer to show up. I just chalk it up as another way the Lord is teaching me patience! :)

pamela said...

I just got some new fat quarters at Joann's this weekend to make some yo-yo's, but they are not as pretty as your recent snag, they just scream - SPRING! Look forward to the giveaway-your the best! I so love to look at your work and read your blog, plenty of inspiration. You would be a wonderful friend to have.

Cele said...

OMG!!! Your ability to put colors together amazes me! These button cards are what I would use to make the quilt and paper wall hanging you want for your studio. I know it would make me feel happy looking at it every day. Love these fabrics.

daisykl said...

the fabrics and button cards remind me of my mom and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. AND now I need/want the button stamps again!

Sheila said...

The fabrics are just luscious!! WOW! Love the button cards too! You are so creative and I love your down-to-earth personality!

ginalovesdave said...

Oh wow, those fabrics are GORGEOUS. The button cards you made are absolutely darling. I'm sure you had lots of fun making those!

Mimi said...

Oh this is beautiful fabric! Your button cards are adorable as well.

Meredith said...

You have so inspired me to take a look at the fat quarters the next time I visit my fabric store - I always love fabrics, and always say "Why can't this be paper?" but you've made me realize it doesn't need to be! Thanks for that :) I love looking at how you put your button cards together - I am waiting on those little babies to hit my doorstep, then I plan to go nuts creating my own! :)

Chrissy said...

Hi Mish! Thanks so much for sharing about our shop! These button cards are so wonderful with those fat quarters! :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Oh my goodness that fabric is wonderful, I am going to visit Chrissy's Etsy shop right away! Love the button cards you made too...hope spring is coming your way soon!

Margi Mae said...

Now that is what I call a pile of buttony goodness! Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Your button cards are so pretty. I was so surprised to see that fabric because I bought that collection about 2 weeks ago and am making tote bags with it. Love the colors and patterns of these fabrics. Will you show us what you are going to do with it?

Emm said...
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Emm said...

Sorry, messed up the last comment!
I love your button cards and the fabric is beautiful! I am having a hard time not using Button Boutique on every card I make! Here are a few..http://emm-papertrails.blogspot.com/2011/03/papertrey-ink-march-2011-blog-hop.html
and
http://emm-papertrails.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-it-monday-7.html

Anonymous said...

I love the Moda Bliss fabric line to bad they don't sell 6" or 8" squares so we could afford some of each pattern. I used to quilt and have a sizable stash but most are heritage colors not the bright beautiful patterns of the Moda lone. TFS Ann Lind

Heather Jensen said...

These are so cute Mish. Love the pink butterfly one in the bottom picture. :)

Sounds like you girls had a great time. I bet you got a lot of pics and memories documented for oyur scrapbook pages.

Lynn said...

These are so cute! Love the fabrics with those patterns and colors...love.

Diana F. said...

Those button cards are total eye candy and I love it!! I finally got the stamp set last week and so far have made 12 button cards. They were just so cute I have not turned them into greeting cards, I just want to look at them as a group as button cards, love this stamp set. I love how creative your button cards are, love those pretty colors. You are so awesome.
And the fabric is so beautiful, it makes me happy just looking at all those pretty colors.

Noreen said...

Those are some great fabric colors, and I love your fun button art!

Peggy said...

Love the fabric and your button cards. I have been enamored with all things buttons lately. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.
God bless,
PeggyS

Angela said...

LOVE your button card creations! Love the colors, love the fabrics, and especially love how you put it all together. If you ever want to sell them in your etsy shop, you can count me as a customer. Thanks for giving us a little peek into your creative winter break.

Joy said...

Okay I am officially dribbling with envy..love those fabrics and you button boutique collection could not be more gorgeous..LOVE!!!! Cannot wait to get my set and give this a go of some sorts...think I now need to work on my collection of fabrics..off to check out the links..thanks for being so inspiring..Hugs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I love the Button Boutique set. I know you were instrumental in the designs, which I think are totally fabulous. I haven't used it much yet - I wish I had more time to craft - darn work gets in the way of my playtime! The button cards you made recently are a wonderful inspiration. I used the set recently to make this ATC - the die is the perfect size for ATCs.

http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com/2011/03/shabby-little-atc.html

diana said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful fabrics! The colours & designs re yummy. TFS ;-)

Kim G said...

I love that Bliss line by Bonnie and Camille. I seem to be acquiring fabric like I do PTI products and I need to use them. Bliss looks perfect on your cards!! Love your blog!!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Love the colors in the fabric. I can see why it inspired you to create. What a lovely giveaway. Cold here too in IL-hope spring gets here soon! ksh

michelle LL said...

I'm in heaven too when I look at these fabrics... so beautiful! And the button cards are lovely!
Yes, we too are waiting for Spring to arrive!

Katie Skiff said...

I love looking at that fabric too!! Very cute lil button cards.

I thought of you yesterday when I read my latest Flea Market Style magazine...they showed a cute bike like Rosie ON THE FIREPLACE MANTLE IN THE HOUSE!! It was cool...

Helen said...

Fabric had been my first love until I discovered paper crafting, but I have never totally set it aside. These fabric patterns are gorgeous and I love the color palate!

I just got the Button Boutique and label sets from PTI and am anxious to start using them! What a bunch of inspiration your little button cards are...I think that I will have to make a platter full for myself. They look as scrumptious as a plate full of cookies and are much less fattening.

Cindy H. said...

Oooh, these button cards are so cute!! I have not had the time to play with my new button stamps and dies - but soon :)

Sharla said...

Love, love, love the fabric. I always like your posts, is it weird that I love the mason jars with all the buttons?? Too cute!

Whitney & Ryan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I just started quilting and just bought Camille's book and can't wait to get some of this bliss in my stash!! Thanks for the inspiration today:)

Cynde said...

Mish your button cards are truly eye Candy. So very beautiful. I do love the "Bliss" collection of fabrics. They are so bright and cheery. Would love to have some fat quarters of those and would love to have your button cards. Totally in love with the ones you made.

Suzie said...

I'm a quilter as well as a stamper, and I have to say, the Bliss line is my favourite ever!! Love, love, love those colours - aqua, red and pink...so yummy together! LOVE!

Donna said...

I am TOTALLY hooked on the button cards! They're all I want to make now! Here's one of my favorites http://paperwhimsiesbymarmey.blogspot.com/2011/03/week-55-flower-palette.html

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Oh, I'm trying to leave a link to a post, and I don't believe it worked. Grrr! Can anyone tell me how to do it?

Rosie Lilya said...

These are amazing! I can see why they inpired you to make all those GORGEOUS cards!!

Colleen said...

I so love your Button Cards! They are beautiful and "spring-y". The buttons themselves are scrumptious and then your Button Boutique stamps and dies are so perfect - my PTI wishlist is so long. And those Bliss fabrics, as you say: Love.

Mommy said...

Still waiting on spring here too...we had some teaser days of sunshine a couple weeks ago but now back to rain and cold. Love the fabrics - all my fav colors are represented. Love all of your cards and stamp sets too! I made a card with the friendship jar for my husband for Valentine's day...link: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ODwBooGeer4/TVYAlgE3bjI/AAAAAAAAA2A/q2buLDou4E0/s1600/IMG_6846.JPG

I hope to break out the button bits that I just received this weekend! Love your blog! So much inspiration!

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