March 25, 2010

Button Blog Hop with PTI

It's blog hop night with Papertrey Ink! And if you can't tell from the photo above, tonight's theme is BUTTONS!
Sherry, from Pages In Minutes, made these felt stitched buttons for me. She is so sweet, and obviously talented. Aren't they just the yummiest things? A few weeks ago she showed them on her blog and I fell in love. She was sweet enough to actually mail me some for free! I tell ya, isn't that so thoughtfull?

They make me happy all lined up in a row with their bright colors and that fun blanket stitch around the edges of the felt, so I stamped the word "happy" using the new Outlines Alpha and painstakingly cut each letter out. I stamped the HS card base with Polka Dot Basics II using fresh snow pigment ink, and added the "birthday" from Birthday Basics. Some simple machine stitching around the edges and it was done! No ribbon either, did you notice?


Thanks for stopping by this evening!

90 comments:

Diane said...

Oh my goodness, those flowers are gorgeous!!! Your colors and design are beautiful.

Kelly S. said...

HOLY COW, Dana, I am SOOO in love with this idea! Awesome idea to whipstitch the felt and add the buttons....sooo creative, in LURVE!

kolling143 said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love that your letters were cut out by hand.....makes the card even more precious!

Jennifer Carter said...

That is just over the top! LOVE the buttons, they just pop and are so pretty all lined up together! The black stitching just pulls everything together so well! Wonderful job!

Taheerah said...

Totally delish Dana, I love all the different colours with the co-ordinating blanket stitching!

Sue Ann said...

Out of this world Dana !!!! Love your card!!!

Sue Ann said...

Oh and I totally need to google that stitch ........ I am thinking I was not paying attention in high school in my sewing class :) That stitch is FAB!!!!

Laurie said...

What a cute card! I love all the stitching! What a great focal point!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh Myyyyy!!! This is AWESOME! Those yo-yo's (or stitched buttons?) are SO cool! Your card just pops & I'm in love. Oh yeah. :)

Sara Mac said...

Love this Dana! I love the bright cheery buttons all lined up together. What a fun card!

Melissa said...

Wow, gorgeous! I love those stitched buttons and I can't believe you cut out those letters...definitely worth it though!!

peggysue said...

Totally sweet stitching on the black felt, yowza!

megspaulding said...

Oh Dana this is a great card! You really are so talented. Love those felt embellies witht he buttons. Nice job!

Rosanne said...

This is a gorgeousd card!

Kara said...

This is awesome, Dana!!
Kara

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, what a lot of work you did! It's gorgeous!! I really need to cut into that felt now!!

Dana said...

Ooohh! I LOVE this! It made me smile when I saw it. Really great job :)

Janice said...

This card made me swooooooon darlin'....very creative!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm in love with this card! I have to get some felt now for sure!

Travel & Living said...

yes! Love the idea of felts with button! What a cute card!

Cammie said...

Love those vibrant buttons on the black felt. They really pop! Great card design!

Baseret said...

I love your felt button flowers!! What a great idea!!

mamareebs said...

Those flowers are awesome! I love the layout.

Jennifer K said...

Wow, this is awesome Dana. I love how you painstakingly cut out the "happy" letters. I don't know if I would have that much patience but I really like the look. And, of course, the buttons are too cutie!

Diane Jaquay said...

Totally AWESOME card Dana! Those felt buttons are fabulous!!

Marge said...

Dana, this is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I L-O-V-E it!!!

Nancy L. said...

stunning card :)

Shiloh said...

Awesome Card!!! I wish I knew how to sew! Might have to learn now :)

honugurl16 said...

What'll I be doing tonight? Blanket stitching some felt! Beautiful work!

Anika said...

Holy Jaw Dropper! Dana, this is fantastic! I just learned the blanket stitch...I will definitely be giving this a try!

Janis said...

What a great card!!

Lisa V. said...

This card is just amazing. The colors and all of the detail work is what makes this card stop you in your tracks. Fantastic job.

Allison Cope said...

Clever use of buttons! Love the added stitching!

Kay said...

{gasp} You.nailed.it.
I am now stalking, um I mean following, your blog.
Great take on the challenge!

Susan said...

Soooo gorgeous!!! Love that button treatment and the sewing around the card.

katevdp said...

Wow - this card is gorgeous! Absolutely love it. Now to order some felt and more colours of buttons!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! The felt buttons are fabulous!

Pat said...

Your stitching is just perfect. What a cute, cute card.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a happy card! Those button doodads are fabulous!

Bonnie said...

Woo hoo! This is so pretty - love those felt backs on your buttons - you have such a great friend!

Patti said...

I need to get some embroidery floss now! Love it, love it, love it!

Janelle said...

Oh, that's so cute! I think I'd keep that Sherry as a friend -- what a sweetie to send you those felt buttons. And you used the perfectly!

Kerri said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I love it! Your stitching looks fabulous : )

Sherry said...

Oh Dana!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with them!! The stitching really ties it all together. And I love the Kraft ....now I am inspired to use up mine! Thanks!!

resmith said...

So fantastic!! I love the button stitching around the flowers.

Dee Rose said...

What a great use of felt and buttons! Very clever and pretty!

Linda W said...

Fabulous, Dana! It reminds me of penny rugs that I love. Great blanket stitching!

Mariana said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! love everything!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

So cute! I love, love the stitchery and buttons.

mimi said...

Holy Smokes Dana---I love this card!! It is so creative. I really like how you stitched around the little circles of felt.
Just AMAZING
Mim :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is AWESOME, Dana! What a stunning card and GREAT use of buttons!

Mary Dawn said...

those are delicious! lucky girl

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! I love the pop of color with the black felt circles. And the stitched border is awesome.

Emm said...

Wow! I love this card!

Lori said...

WOW!!! Absolutely fabulous!!

Sue Plote said...

What a beautiful card! Just wonderful!

Heather P. said...

Oh WOW! Totally LOOOOOOVE this!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very striking color combination and love that blanket stitching!

Kathryn B said...

Very interesting card! I like the felt stitched with all the bright colored edges and buttons! Nice job!

Liz said...

Oh my word this is an amazing card! I love all the color and that stitching is so fun!

Laural-Lee said...

What a funky fabulous card!!! Love the hand stitching! Such a great touch.

Suzanne said...

I am just in love with this card. Its fabulous, from your colors to the stitching, making sure they match. Will totally have to "case" this one.

jen said...

You are a lucky girl to have a generous & talented friend like that! Of course, she knew you'd put them to FABULOUS use!!! :)

Chris Simon said...

Spectacular! What a great idea with the felt and blanket stitch. Gotta try something like this. I absolutely adore this card!

Maureen said...

gorgeous...she is the sweetest to do that :)

Savitri said...

What a gorgeous card!! I LOVE the pop of colors on the black felt!!

sillyleann said...

Look at all that sewing. Wow. I am NOT that patient for a card. :) Great job!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Jaw dropping awesome! I love the contrast of the black felt and black stitching with all of the color!

christy compton hall said...

Oh, WOW! I love it!

Cindy Holshouser said...

What a great idea. That felt is the perfect platform for the buttons. And the stitching just finished it so nicely. Great card!

SnappyStamper said...

These are gorgeous - I wanna make some!!! Love the layout you used, too - it's perfect!

Sharon said...

So cute! Love the stitching!

leish said...

holy moly! This is an amazing card! I love the look, I love the colors!

Jessica said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Stunning card. Just gorgeous!

Jackie Pedro said...

Dana, when I really LOVE something I say Shut Up....so I hope I don't offend you but....SHUT UP!!!! This card is fabulous! LOVE the colors, the stitching, the Kraft!!

Katie Skiff said...

That is fabulous!!! WOW!!

Gayatri said...

Wow! how striking are those buttons against the black felt? Love the card, Dana! Amazing job!

Nadine said...

Oh Dana what a great way to showcase those yummy felt buttons! You did Sherry proud (and aren't those buttons just stunning!). I love everything about this card!

Marcie S. said...

This is just so gorgeous! I love everything about this card, colourful and bold and cheerful!

Terri said...

Very cool! I bet it was not easy to cut out those letters they look great though.

AnitaRex said...

Truly stunning card! Love all the felt buttons and that must have been a task cutting out all those letters!

Lee said...

Love everything about this card. The black really makes those buttons "pop" and the stitching is yummy!

Gail said...

Really, really cute. Gonna copy on Monday! Well maybe not all, I don't know if I have the patience to button stitch all those circles! Great card though!

Rein said...

Beautiful card, love the design!

IamDerby said...

This is gorgeous! So funky and fun.

Jana said...

what a cool card! Very fresh and unique.

Edna said...

Kraft, pops of colour and circles, some of my most favourite things, well done!

Karen said...

Fabulous card! I was on vacation for the blog hop so am just getting around to looking. So glad to have found your blog.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Fabulous, gorgeous card, I love every detail and the colors are great!

Dawn said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card, seriously LOVE it!!!