Saturday, 16 July 2011

Baby buttons!

I don't know about where you are but the rain was coming down in curtains this morning. (Yes, I know I have curtains on the brain - see yesterday's post for details!) It was definitely a case of less would have been more... which brings me clumsily to the Less is More challenge which I, like many other LiMettes around the world, like to crack straight on with on a Saturday morning. This week the challenge is to make a card using the theme of circles.

My mind instantly went blank but luckily my friend reminded me of my scrumptious little Sweet Buttons embosslits die and an idea was born. Come and have a look:


Buttons are great for baby cards - I suppose because of the 'cute as a button' association - and I love that these die-cut ones are flat enough for posting but dimensional enough to look real.


I used Blushing Bride card stock for my card base and you can see the contrast between this colour and Pink Pirouette when you look at the end button. I love them together. The bottom third of the card front was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and topped with a piece of Pretty In Pink grosgrain ribbon.


Various shades of pink cotton has been threaded through my buttons with a needle and I added a curved sentiment above one of the large ones. To give the button more prominence, I popped it up with dimensionals and tied the thread in a bow.


Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Punch Bunch (retired Sale-a-bration set)
Ink: Melon Mambo marker
Card stock: Blushing Bride, scraps of Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Rose red, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pretty In Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Sweet Buttons embosslits die
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

We're going to a friend's 60th birthday bash tonight. He's a talented musician and I've made him a card to reflect that which I'll show you on Monday. It tickled me to bits then that when I was making this baby card, my husband came into the room, looked critically over my shoulder and asked if the card was for our friend. I said at once that as I thought pink was our friend's favourite colour and that he was just as cute as a button the card would pretty well be perfect for him... 

Thank you for coming to visit me today and I shall be round to see what you've been making very soon. 
Hope you're having a great weekend!

66 comments:

  1. ROFL wonder what your hubby said?
    Fabulous card,
    Sheer perfection, Vicky
    Have a lovely evening
    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hmm - probably best we don't hear hubby's response!! FABULOUS card for the LIM challenge

    Kathyk

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  3. Vicky, your card is very cute. Your combination of pinks is lovely and the embossed buttons so lifelike. Now don't get those cards mixed up by mistake or your husband will really doubt your judgement!

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  4. Love this Vicky. I must get this die!!. Can just imagine your hubbys face lol.
    Sharon xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous card Vicky (despite me not liking pink!) Am loving your sarcasm re the birthday card!! have a great evening
    Margaret x

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  6. hi Vicky
    Fabby card ...love it...
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  7. You amaze me! Your cards are always fabulous and you get them done so quickly for the challenge. This card is so sweet.

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  8. These buttons do look so real, lovely baby card. x

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  9. Hola Vicky, thank you for your comment last week and for to read my post.
    Fab card Vicky, sweet and elegant, beautiful job.
    A hug frm Palma

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  10. Gorgeous card, perfect for a baby girl.

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  11. A really pretty card, I all the different pinks.
    Sally x

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  12. gorgeous card, love the button dies x

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  13. Beautifully delicate and as you say perfect for the arrival of a newborn baby. Have a great party! Zx

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  14. your card is way too cute!! love it!

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  15. Just GORGEOUS. I think you should give it to your friend tonight regardless! Just for a laugh - imagine your husband's face!!!!

    ROFL just thinking about it!

    Have a great evening.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

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  16. Super card - pretty in pink

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  17. Beuatiful card Vicky
    Those buttons are great, will be asking for those for xmas :)

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  18. These buttons are just super! It's such a sweet card,

    Have a great time at the party!

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  19. Ooh fab card Vicky! I LOVE that die... I think I NEED that one! Love all the pink too :o) Lisa x

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  20. I started with the idea of buttons for this challenge Vicky and made some but couldn't come up with a card after I'd done so!
    Someday inspiration may dawn.
    This card however is wonderful!
    Maybe I'll try again!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  21. Oh you are a one ! You crack me up ! The card is lovely and perfect for an elderly gentleman if he is of the pink persuasion but failing that it is sublime. Those little button dies are gorgeous and coupled with the pink and the embossing it is delicious.

    Have a fun packed weekend and enjoy the drapes.

    Marie

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  22. Hi Vicky

    Fabulous card. Very eye-catching in the thumbnails. The buttons and colour really make this a cute baby card....or a 60 year old male card!! LOL! Loved your hubby story! They do try to show an interest - you've got to love them for that :-)

    Linda

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  23. So dang sweet! And so simple even I could do it! Great design!
    Bernadet
    bernadetscraftblog.blogspot.com

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  24. Simply fabulous Vicky. I just adore all those shades of pink.
    Lynne xxx

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  25. This is just STUNNING Vicky - I love everything about it. Your cards are always so co-ordinated and gorgeous. :-)

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  26. Absolutely sweet Vicky, love how you've lined them up in a row and the curved sentiment is perfect.
    Loved the rain this morning but got fed up with it by noon :(
    Jenny x

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  27. This is just beautiful Vicky! How much is the Sizzlits buttons die and does it make all the buttons you've used?

    Lizy x

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  28. This is so beautiful Vicky, a perfect card for a new baby girl

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  29. Oh, I love how those "buttons" look! Now look what you've done!! I'll have to have them now....shame on you for enabling!! LOL!!! Love this!! My Card

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  30. What pretty colours Vicky and I love how you curved the sentiment around the top of the button. A superb card.

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  31. A fabulous baby card Vicky, so original. I ove the buttons and the placementof the sentiment.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  32. This is gorgeous Vicky, hope you enjoyed your evening. Carol x

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  33. Lovely card, really cute :-)

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  34. simply sweet!!!! Love the colours and those row of gorgeous buttons!

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  35. Ha Hah I get a similar response from hubby indoors but he actually now says 'I hate it, it's pants' before I get it anywhere near him LOL What was your hubbies response? did he even notice it was for a baby? Well, I love it! The buttons are great and look totally authentic:0) Have a great Sunday, hope the weather's better tomorrow, no hope for today, Gay xxx

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  36. A lovely card for this challenge. Well done.
    Maureen.......x
    You can view mine here

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  37. I love your work Vicky, I've had to become a follower so I don't miss a post!
    Kelly xx

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  38. What a sweet card, I love the simplicity of it. Great for a baby or a 60 year old RFLOL!
    Linbyx

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  39. Hi Vicky,

    I love these cute little button and those vivid colors you've used. Gorgeous card!

    Lins ;-)

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  40. Beautiful card, lovely colours
    http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/07/circles.html

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  41. Very nice card , loving all the buttons
    Nicky

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  42. Wow just love this card Vicky a fab idea and yes the rain is here in Weymouth too throwing it down as i type thank god for the internet connection har har Luv Sue x

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  43. Your cards always look so professional, fab combination of pinks.

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  44. Love the buttons and the way your sentiment curves over the top of one of them, Fab card,
    Sandy

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  45. Fabulous card, lovely shades of pink and a great idea with a lovely presentation.

    Men should be seen and not heard.

    Kath x

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  46. Very lovely indeed - the buttons do all the talking!

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  47. Great baby card Vicky, I love it!..hmmm why didn't I think to make baby cards;O) Viv xx

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  48. This is so soft and pretty, Vicky. I love buttons for a baby card and I do love pink, too!

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  49. Oh so cute. My favourite - buttons.

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  50. Hi Vicky

    What a simple yet totally stunning card love it!

    Tina
    X

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  51. That's a great idea to use the embosslits buttons. I don't use that nearly enough! And your curved sentiment is adorable!

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  52. Super sweet! Those buttons look amazing!

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  53. It's a beautiful card-I have that button die.It's great!

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  54. Hi Vicky, love the buttons. I thought they were real when I first saw your card, brilliant for postage costs I would imagine. Such a sweet card overall. Sarah

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  55. What a sweet baby card, Vicky!! I love the buttons, and pink...too cute!! I looked at the musician's cards on another post...amazing cards...wow...really cool:)!!

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  56. Ahh the card that got me started with Stampin Up! I saw these buttons and needed them and look where I am now, all because of a little die! :)
    Lizy xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x