Saturday, July 28, 2012

Buttons

The challenge at the Ribbon Reel this time is to use buttons and ribbon or twine.  I have no idea why I am so drawn to buttons - I have jars of them, but still "need" more!  Like so many others of my generation, I can remember my Mom's button tin, filled with buttons cut from clothing before they were recycled.  I even inherited my MIL's buttons.  Here's my card for the challenge:

Ribbon Reel #33

supplies: PTI melon berry card base, dps from BoBunny Little Miss, PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1, crochet lace, peach and green buttons, crochet lace, hemp twine, Hero Arts  330053 Heydey Sentiments

20 comments:

  1. The buttons are the perfect touch on this card. I love the soft colors and your flowers are always so pretty. I love buttons, too, and don't use them enough.

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  2. Gorgeous love the layout and the colours are fab. Caroline xxx

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  3. awesome card...Love that amazing flower and the added buttons are perfect...love it

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  4. Lin, love all the softness of your card and what a perfect match with your buttons :) I too have buttons in a tin from my mother - her motto was always "waste not, want not".

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  5. Buttons are so perfect on this beautifully soft card. I am always searching for ways to use my button collection and I enjoyed your 'memory'. I have button tins as well, played with my sewer Mom's buttons as a kid. Nice way to repurpose something we love in a gift to someone else. TFS

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  6. I have the same memories, Lin - and I love buttons. Love to touch them! I don't use them often enough. This is so stunning - great colors and lovely details. Button, button, you've got the button!

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  7. what adorable colours in your buttons Lin. They fit so perfectly with that gorgeous PP

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  8. This is beautiful, Lin! Love how you added the buttons!

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  9. Just love your layered flower and all the buttons, Lin! I enjoyed hearing about your family's button tins - I too inherited some, such fun!!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card Lin.
    luv
    Debby

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  11. Beautiful card - I love buttons too and hoard them!!!

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  12. I just love this sweet card with all those buttons! Love how you used those yummy colors! Beautiful flower!

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  13. I agree with you Lin - one can never have to many buttons! Your card is divine!

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  14. I love what you did with your buttons. I have several old tins of buttons. When I go to junk shops, I am always looking for buttons. Beautiful card!!!
    Sandy

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  15. Gorgeous card.. Brillant what you have done with the buttons.. love that flower too... Your blog is lovely so I have joined you as a follower to visit again soon... Hugs May x x x

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  16. Isn't it interesting how, we as crafters collect these little things, like buttons. To me, it's theraputic to sift through them, examing them. It's the same thing with sea shore shells. Say that fast 3 times. LOL What a lovely card. I love your take on all of the different challenges. Oh I wish I had time to do more challenges. Until then, I will enjoy your contributions, Lin. I adore your card art.

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  17. so much charm on your beautiful card

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  18. How nice to have so many buttons to choose from! This little parade of buttons is so sweet on the lace.

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  19. This is so pretty Lin, a fab use of buttons and pretty papers.
    Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

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  20. Wow Lin, your card is beautiful, love the paper flower. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

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