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5.05.2009

Joy


Hey there! Happy Tuesday to you! I've been dying to make a button frame as a focal point for a card for a while now and decided to try it out last weekend. It took a while to find the right size buttons to fit and also stitch them all to the card front. A quicker project that will have the same impact would be to do it on a smaller focal point, such as a small rectangle with a sentiment stamped in the center or around a circle card front, which is much smaller than an A2 card. Although it was time consuming, it was very soothing to sew these buttons around and in the end I felt like I accomplished this huge achievement! :) I kept the center simple, only stamping a single tree limb and a quote. I hope you like it!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim vintage cream cardstock into a rectangle and adhere to card front.
  3. Stamp tree limb + sentiment.
  4. Sew buttons.
:: My Goodies {Joy}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - out on a limb
Ink: Papertrey Ink - lemon tart + melon berry + spring moss
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - kraft + vintage cream
Accessories: Buttons (craft supply + creative imaginations + stampin' up! + papertrey ink); Bazzill-floss

9 comments:

Deb Rymer said...

Love it, Ashley! The colors are great and the simple design and sentiment in the middle go perfectly with your bold frame.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

I love this card. The button frame is so unique and creative, it really makes your simple stamped image pop!

Deanna said...

So pretty and that button border is awesome!

Heather P. said...

How pretty! That button frame and stamped image are the perfect pair! :)

Ann said...

Absolutely love the buttons!

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous card, Ashley! Love all the buttons!!

Anthonette said...

Love the button frame! Perfect card, Ashley.

ohradiogirl said...

Quite nice. I love the button variety. Where did you get the sentiment? Was that Papertrey Ink too? Nice.

Wendy said...

Wholy crap, look at this card! Button heaven baby!

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