It’s time for a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The buttons and bows challenge is pretty straightforward. Just make a project and use buttons and bows to embellish.
I have a confession to make. I love buttons. I really do. When I was a little girl, my mother used to give me her button box to play with whenever I was sick in bed. I would sort the buttons into little groups, and then pick my favorite from each group and string them with a needle and thread. When my grandmother died, my mother inherited her button box, filled with beautiful vintage buttons. And when my mother died, I gave that same button box to our eldest daughter, who loved to sew. When I started crafting, my daughter gave that box back to me as a Mother’s Day present one year. Every time I go into a craft store, I look for pretty buttons to add to that jar. I hunt for buttons at yard sales and thrift shops. As a result, my collection has outgrown the button box and I have moved all those lovely buttons into jars.
I still have the button box, but I have other vintage treasures in it now. So, today’s challenge gave me the opportunity to go hunting through my button collection…which always makes me happy.
I have been trying to use up some of the papers that are bulging out of my scrap drawer, so all these papers are from my scrap drawer. I matted each paper with brown cardstock to unify the theme, and then used some stamps to create my home made button card. The base paper was embossed with Tim’s “stitches” folder and then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love the texture this adds to the card. And of course, I did a lot of stitching on the card edges.
It was so much fun to stamp the button card, and I have my blog buddy Birgit Norton to thank for introducing me to these Button Boutique stamps at Papertrey ink. I wrapped some gorgeous wide Silky Crush Pink Ribbon around the center of the card, and then tied a pretty bow with Pink Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon.
The inside of the card uses another stamp from the set, and more scraps from my drawer. It was fun challenging myself to pull together a well-designed card using nothing but scraps. I even had scraps that worked well for a matching envelope!
Now it’s your turn! Whip up a project featuring buttons and bows and then link it to the RRR BLOG before the 19th of February. I’ll be hopping by to take a look at your fabby projects, and I’ll leave you some love, too. Oh, and if you need buttons, you can find some pretty ones HERE.
Now go get your craft on! LOL