Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vintage Handmade Christmas

I love the old, vintage look of all of the latest scrapbook products out there! One of my favorites is the "Button Boutique" set from Papertrey Ink.
I use it for all occasions, and on all sorts of projects.
This week, the Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is to put
glitter, flocking, or Perfect Pearls on your project! 

Here's my entry!
1. I started by covering a white card base with my pattern paper and rounding the two outside corners.  Attached it to the cardbase.
2. I cut my red pattern paper and rounded those corners as well to match the corners of the button card.
3. I then die cut the button card and stamped it in red.  ( Inking all the edges as I went )
4. The fun part was die cutting all of the little buttons along with the sentiment and label in chipboard and then covering them with glitter!  (Notice I slipped one little Jenni Bowlin chipboard button onto the card! And even that I clear embossed for shine!)

5. To finish, I simply layered my card, and added the gold bow and the glittered blue and green buttons and label strip.

At first, I wasn't sure I liked the vintage look combined with the sparkly glitter,
but it's growing on me!

Papers:  Paper Studio, "A Heartwarming Holiday", and Cosmo Cricket,
"Odds and Ends"
Stamps: Papertrey ink, "Button Boutique" and Inkadinakdo "Doodle Frames Holiday"
Glitter: Stampendous
Also entered at the challenge at:
Stampendous Impressions, ( Using chipboard -and used their wonderful glitter, of course)

DYSU Challenge #46

Hey everyone! Welcome back to a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! I'm so glad you could join us! This week we want to see a Splash of Blue on your project!

This week's Sponsors:

Robyn’s Fetish
Winner’s Choice of EITHER 5 Digital Stamps OR 4 Digital Stamps and 1 Paper Pack

Raindrop Echo Designs
Winner’s Choice of 4 Digi Sentiment Sets

Mami Doodles
4 Digital Images

My card for this week:

The image I chose is the adorable
"Jake" from Mami Doodles playing dress up as a Pirate.
I love this paper from Quick Quotes
and the sentiment is an old ready-made by My Mind's Eye.
I just trimmed up the bottom edge with decorative scissors and inked it up!
The really cool sparkly glitters are actually the new Fran*tage Shaved Ice and Mica products from
Is that not the most amazing stuff ever?! A bit of glue/adhesive,
let it set up just enough to keep the flakes from flying away,
simply hit it with your heat gun, and it melts to your card. 
The ultimate in embossing!
I was experimenting and mixed several different colors and grains,
so no one product name to give you.  Besides, I love them all!

Come on over to "Do You Stack Up"
and see what all the other Design Team gals have created!