Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Button Cards and Vintage Sweetness

One of my favorite stamp sets (and one I often forget to use) is my Button Boutique Stamp Set from the lovely Papertrey Ink.  It's just so super sweet, and I always love the cards I make using it.  I whipped up two cards using this sweet stamps set, and I'm hoping that you all enjoy them.
This first card uses the Button Boutique Stamp Set, some Crate Paper (floral) and October Afternoon (chalkboard) patterned papers, seam binding, baker's twine, and buttons.  In the background, you will see a sweet decorated Mason Jar.  I bought dozens of antique Mason Jars for my daughter's wedding; so I will be making several crafts with them for gift-giving.
My second card uses the same Button Boutique Stamps Set, a doily,  two October Afternoon patterned papers, buttons, seam binding, baker's twine, vintage music, and machine stitching.  These cards (along with a couple dozen more) are going to my dear friend, Noni.  She helped out SO MUCH with Alicia's wedding, and I wanted to do something special for her.  She's been asking to buy some of my cards; so I decided to just send her a bunch.  These two will be tucked inside this lovely little bag I made for her:
This sweet little kraft bag is from the dollar bins at Target.  I added a doily, stamped some sentiments from the Button Boutique set, added some seam binding and trims, a doily, a wooden Kaiser Crafts dress form, a rusty hook safety pin, a thread card from October Afternoon, and a little of this and that.  Here's a close-up:
There are just so many sweet touches on here.  I love how it turned out.  As I said, I tucked in the button cards and a note thanking her for all her help.  It could never be enough for all she did to help make the day SO special.  Not to mention, she and her five daughters drove all the way to Minnesota from Tennessee JUST for the wedding.  I'm SO blessed to have such amazing friends.

I'm sharing my card in the following challenges:

Paper Issues Challenge - Chip Off The Old Block - I truly am a "chip off the old block".  In particular, I am a little piece of my dear mother.  My Dad always used that term "chip off the old block" for me in reference to my Mom.  She LOVES to sew, and by using these vintage button cards, I am also showing MY love for sewing, and that I truly am a "chip off the old block".  I also used a "BLOCK" die on the second card, in which I placed my buttons.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Sparkle and Shine" - I used glittery letters (SEW) on the bag that sparkle and shine!

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and take a peek at my cards.  I am just settling back in at home.  We pulled in last night, and I'm still unpacking boxes of wedding supplies, purchases, suitcases, etc.  I hope to feel "back to normal" soon.  Alicia and Nathan get here soon from their honeymoon, and we will be helping to move them to their new home in California this weekend.

Don't forget to stop by and play along in our Anything Goes challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday.  We have two fabulous prizes, and we would be so grateful to have you share your talents with us.  I hope to see you there!

Blessings to you,


  1. Oh Karen, your cards are "sew" fabulous! Button Boutique is one of my favorite stamp sets too, that hasn't had any love in quite a while. I must pull it out again to play soon. My mom was a sewer / quilter. She made the most beautiful quilts that she always gave to family and friends as gifts. Because of her, I love all vintage sewing notions. Congratulations to you on gaining a son in love and to your daughter and new hubby! May they have many many happy years together!

  2. Really sweet projects, Karen!! You showed off the awesome things to do with that stamp set! :)

  3. I just can't tell you how adorable your gift bag is! Love everything about it, and am in love with the button card stamp set. I have my grandmother's button jar, and can thing of so many ways to use them with the Papertrey set. I am looking it up now.

  4. This SEW soft and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge!

  5. Oh what fabulous cards Karen - so very pretty and practical