Friday, April 3, 2009

Button, button, who's got the button?

My March "What do I do with THIS???" class featured buttons. Specifically our new corduroy buttons and brads. They come in six different colors in the Spring~Summer IB&C (and two additional colors in the new Occasions Mini catalog). But I didn't want 24 Kiwi Kiss buttons or 24 Chocolate Chip buttons, I wanted a variety of each. So I figured for $18, I could organize a button swap. Well, my customers were a little less than willing, but when I offered to hold a class with them for just $2 more, they jumped on board.
I CASEd the card above from Kathy LeDonne. I just love her style. You can see her original card here. I opted for a Pretties Kit flower instead of using the 5-petal flower punch, and we daubered Cameo Coral ink onto the pretty. I also used textured CS on the bottom panel and photo corner because I don't own the Sanded background stamp, but I love the dimension it added to Kathy's card.
Then I CASEd this card by "skdeleeuw." I LOVE her color combination, but I never got the Hawaii Papaya DSP, plus it's retired now, so I used the Washington Apple instead and the SAB Congrats set. These are paper buttons cut with the Buttons #5 sizzlit die.
For the card above, I combined several ideas. I used SCS sketch challenge 11 for the layout. The idea of the buttons layering onto the 1" circles came from this card by "k.morley," and the idea for gathering the ribbon with a button came from "dlounds" card seen here.

Now those were the three cards we made for the class, but I had 5 people register and prepay, and only two were able to attend, so we each made two of each card, one to keep, and one to give to our friends who couldn't make it. As a thank you to the two ladies who helped me make the extra cards, I quickly threw together a bonus card.

I CASEd this idea from my friend and downline, Beth. You can see her gorgeous creation, which is very different than mine, here. I used her basic layout, but changed the colors, and then used a similar stamp set because I don't have the one she used. With buttons being the theme of the class, I LOVE how she took the flower button and added a half pearl from our Pretties Kit for the center. I had these white buttons from a demonstrator bulk buy that I wanted to use, but I didn't want a white flower with a white center, so we died the pearl Baja Breeze per stampinkub's tutorial (see it here).

Sweet wishes!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hey...I thought I commented on this one. Hmmm....

Very very C.U.T.E. I think I'll have to do a button class sometime. Oh yeah, that would be AFTER I get the sizzlits since you've now convinced me I "need" them, lol.