Thursday, February 17, 2011

Button me up baby!


Welcome to the Waltzingmouse February Blog Waltz
The theme this month is buttons
(If you are looking for my 14 days of Valentines winner, scroll down or click here)

My card that I am sharing today actually features homemade buttons in the same shape as the handy dandy labels 4 die from Spellbinders. I used the Rescue Remedies friendship label as my sentiment and inspiration for this card. The colors actually come from a secret special gift (hopefully to be added to this post later today!) for one heck of a person!
I made the buttons using shrink plastic, a black Copic, and my big bite. I'm again thankful for the creativity I have oozing out these days as a result of only buying used items. That swirly pattern of the gems is not from a pre-arranged sticker pack. And while they are hotfix gems and arranged by me, they aren't your typical gems. I made my own wedding veils when we got married almost 4 years ago (!) and I applied real Swarovski hotfix crystals to my train length veil. These jewels are part of the languishing stash of supplies that I happen to still have on hand now, collecting dust, and now finally seeing the light of day lamps! I'm off to continue crocheting so that I can add that surprise to this post!

27 comments:

  1. Clever homemade buttons! Such a fun card, thanks for sharing. :c) I love these waltzes! Hugs, Robyn

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  2. this is fab love the buttons and the bling is scrummy.

    Have a super day.

    Ali x

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  3. Beautiful work! Loving those shrink plastic buttons. How creative! :D

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  4. A lovely card Stephanie - outstanding color choice and a great button border. Well done! Thanks for playing along this month!

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  5. What a crafty person you are! Love those homemade buttons - and great idea to make them the same shape as the labels! Great card!

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  6. Those homemade buttons are sooo perfect! I love the way your gorgeous pink paper pops with the brown accents...beautiful waltz card!

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  7. How clever to make your own shaped buttons! Great colors on this!

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  8. Such a lovely card - I really like the home-made buttons. The colours you've used are so warm and welcoming. It's fab!

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  9. You made the buttons?? How very impressive. Love the beautiful pink.

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  10. Wonderful idea to make your own buttons, so creative! Love it!

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  11. What a clever thing - homemade buttons! Love it and love the colors you used!

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  12. What a pretty card Stephanie! Love the layered label and the fun buttons!

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  13. I adore the button card - very pretty.

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  14. great job on the buttons and card

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  15. Yay for making your own buttons! :) Love how they turned out!

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  16. How creative, you made your own buttons. That is so cool!

    Chris L.

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  17. Oh wow, those handmade labels 4 buttons are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Your homeade buttons are amazing!

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  19. Wow! Now this is one clever card. Made your own buttons? Genius! I love the color and the sweeping motion of your card. Just perfect.

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  20. This is so pretty. I used this same stamp!

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  21. So pretty, and the buttons are SO cool!

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  22. Cute card, the buttons look great!

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  23. When you live in a rural NE community with no sign of a scrap book store in sight you have to use what is in the house. It puts a new meaning on what can be considered a stash and what becomes useable in a project.

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  24. Pretty rose color. Don't you love hot fixx crystals?!!

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  25. I like your homemade buttons and it looks like you got to have a little fun with one of your new sets. :)

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  26. this my dear is gorgeous! love the color combo and the used supplies concept. you know how to refurb, girlfriend! :)

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  27. I adore those self-made buttons; the whole card color combo is so yummy!

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