Tuesday, July 14, 2020

RRCB139 Buttons of Love

Hi stampers!  It's Tuesday and time for a new Retro Rubber challenge, where we use stamps at least a year old or older!  We have a challenge that's near and dear to my heart:

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I LOVE buttons!  I used to always use buttons on my cards, but the thickness caused problems in the mail, so now I mostly use paper buttons!  My card today has, well, let's just say I may have gotten carried away with the we go:

My friend Martha gave me a little set of button dies that just happened to be laying on my desk, so I put them to work, diecutting a bunch of buttons that would closely match these adorable papers from Echo Park (I'd Rather Be Crafting), which were a gift from my friend Kathy!  (Don't I have wonderful friends?!) I hate to see a naked button, so I tied each one with a wee bit of floss and ran them down the left side of this "LOVE" panel:

The stamp set I am using is called Needle Little Love, from Paper Smooches, and it has been around for a few years, at least three or four years for me!  I stamped the sentiment, heart and thimble and either diecut or fussy-cut each one, then layered them with another button to "tie" them all together:

I had a bunch of buttons left over, so I stamped a Cornish Heritage Farm birthday sentiment (probably at least ten years old) on the inside and added the buttons as well:

I do love buttons "SEW" much, and I hope you'll find some inspiration from our button challenge this week!  Be sure to use stamps that are at least one year old, and tell us how old they are in your post!  Cannot wait to see what you create!  Thanks for popping in today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Needle Little Love (Paper Smooches), Birthday Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Strawberry Slush (ret), I'd Rather Be Crafting DSP (Echo Park)
 Ink Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Mint Macaron
Accessories Embroidery Floss, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Button Die (unknown), Tasteful Labels Dies, Blend


I Card Everyone said...

button, Button, who's got the BUTTON?? LeAnne, turns out it's YOU! LOve your little paper buttons and this adorable paper SEW much!

ebethk said...

Hello LeAnne! Your blog is so inspiring to me!! But I was not able to find a link or web address for the Retro Rubber challenge. Thanks for sharing that.
Beth Kochheiser

lisa808 said...

Oh LeAnne, your card is absolutely darling!!!

Lindalou said...

I adore this stamp set. Goin’ on a search for it! LOVE your card and the button dies!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I love using buttons too and your paper ones are adorable! This is a delightful card LeAnne!

Vickie said...

So very very cute LeAnne...I love buttons.
Does the Mini catalog come out soon?

Vicky Hayes said...

Crafters always find a way round problems and button dies are a case in point! Your dies are gorgeous! What a pretty sewing-themed card :)
Vicky x

Linda Callahan said...

This is such fun! I have a zillion buttons from the button era!

Cathy said...

Such a fun colourful card full of buttons! Love that you "dressed" them with floss! Thankyou for having me as a guest, Cathy x

Jan Clothier said...

Your card is a real homage to the sewer's craft! The little paper buttons are very sweet and the measuring tapes in the background are lovely.

Claire Grantham said...

You do have excellent friends. Love that you can die-cut buttons to match your papers. Love this bright happy card. Claire x