Saturday, 23 July 2011

Itty Bitty Buttons wedding

When I clicked on my favourite challenge site Less is More this morning I had to do a double take. Chrissie and Mandi have asked for ribbon and buttons on this week's cards and this card that I made for last week's circles theme would have fit the bill quite well! I had a bit of trouble getting past that idea but eventually came up with a card I was reasonably pleased with - although I couldn't get a decent photo of it to save my life!


I chose Very Vanilla textured card stock for my base and I love the subtle contrast between that and the smooth card stock I used to make the tag-like focal panel. I scored that to make areas for the buttons to sit in, then matted it onto one of my favourite papers from the Springtime Vintage designer paper range.

My starting point for the card was my tub of Itty Bitty Buttons. They are just gorgeous and I've been meaning to use these tiny transparent heart-shaped ones for a wedding or engagement card for a while. I cut hearts out of another Springtime Vintage paper and stuck the buttons to them and I'm really pleased with the effect.



Ribbon at the moment means seam binding to me - I am totally in love with it and this Baja Breeze colourway is one of my favourites! Seam binding ties into bows so beautifully and sits quite flat too which is good for posting.


Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Perfect Punches for the sentiment
Ink: Not Quite Navy marker
Card stock: Very Vanilla smooth and textured
Other: Springtime Vintage designer paper, Baja Breeze seam binding, corner rounder, Itty Bitty Buttons
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.


Well it's the first day of the holidays and my poor youngest son is a little under the weather. He's a bit listless and tired so I've arranged him neatly on the sofa with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books and from the giggles coming from his direction, I'm assuming he's enjoying them. My older son is out playing tennis and will no doubt return when his tummy tells him to, and my daughter is busy planning a whole new wardrobe! We could wish for a bit more sunshine but hey ho!

Hope you're having a great weekend. I shall be popping over to see what magic you've worked with buttons and ribbons shortly! See you soon,

51 comments:

  1. Super classy card Vicky. Really love the colours and such a great idea to back the transparent buttons with the same DP.
    Thanks for your comment to Em last week, it made her giggle.

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  2. Fabulous, I bet IRL it looks even better, eyes pick out the detail:0) Lucky kids Mum's on their wavelength, like it! Have a fun weekend, it's supposed to be a little sunnier tomorrow, Gay xxx

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  3. Very lovely card. Love the buttons.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky - so pretty. Have a good weekend and hope no.2 son is soon feeling better
    M x

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  5. This is FAB as ever Vicky
    Love those little clear buttons, I can't bring myself to use mine hehe
    Aww wishing your youngest better soon, tell him we are missing his quips!
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  6. Vicky those buttons look so sweet with the dp behind them. The whole effect is quite Laura Ashley. My son had a few days of his holidays laying on the couch feeling a bit under the weather too but seems to be back to rights now. I like your daughter's plan, sounds a bit like mine; summer is my time to sew and shop!

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  7. Seam binding - the new ribbon!!! FAB card and lovely colour and use of buttons!

    Kathyk

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  8. Great card Vicky, the buttons are really cute.
    Hope your youngest feels better soon!
    Bev.x

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  9. Those buttons are just FABULOUS, they look so good with the embossing and the paper, love this card, so clever Vicky.

    Hope your "baby" is feeling a bit better this p.m.

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  10. Backing the buttons is such a clever idea, and the smooth finish to the tag certinly brings out the texture of the main card. Fab as usual

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  11. this is lovely, love the buttons and ribbon x

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  12. Love this card Vicky, backing the buttons with the Sprintime Vintage is a clever idea. Haven't bought those buttons yet as I couldn't think of any way to use them but I might treat myself now I've seen this. Seam Binding is my favorite too!!
    Sharon x

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  13. Those buttons look amazing Vicky... I've been thinking about getting them and now you may have just helped me to decide!
    This is as fabulous as ever!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. This card is absolutely lovely! I agree with Chrissie! Those buttons are definitely on the wish list now.

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  15. Beautiful card Vicky, I love these little buttons with the DSP. A xx

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  16. Just gorgeous as always Vicky. I love how you used those buttons.
    Linbyx

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  17. Lovey card! The little buttons are so great.

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  18. Love your tag detail on your card with the ribbon. The little heart buttons are fab, I like them teamed with the patterned paper. x

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  19. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card love the buttons ...another fab idea....
    Hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  20. This is stunning! Love it! I have two boys and they have both enjoyed Diary of a Whimpy Kid - not exactly literature, but it definitely catches their attention! lol
    Cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  21. No words left...so will have to repeat what everyone else has said.....
    stunning ,gorgeous, beautiful,fabulous.....

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  22. Such an elegant card, I love what you did with the little transparent buttons!

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  23. Hi Vicky,

    what a great idea to make matching buttons. Your card is beautiful as ever! Thanx for the inspiration.

    Lins :)

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  24. That's my kind of card. I really like the colours that you have used.

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  25. A gorgeous card - love the buttons

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  26. Fab card - those buttons are delightful x

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  27. Hola Vicky, thank you for vsiting may blog,i'm so gald to see you every week.thank you very much for to read my pots, i appreciate your effort.
    Your card it's clean, simple and elegant, the colours are perfects, i love too Baja breeze color, very elegant, great idea with the buttons, brilliant! you are an artist!!
    Have a nice holidays with your family!!!
    A big hug from Palma

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  28. I do not expect any less than excellence from you Miss Vicky you have placed the bar so high, once again you have leaped over it and cleared it by a mile another stunner another piece of elegance from you.

    Marie

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  29. Super sweet card - I do like the heart buttons!

    Hope the little lad feels better soon - but he's got a good book and someone to look after him - so he'll be fine!

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  30. I just love this design Vicky, it's perfect for a wedding card. The buttons look great backed with patterned paper and a lovely neat bow too :)
    We are MIL free now :)
    Jenny x

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  31. A beautiful card, love your idea with the DP (but how could you bare to part with 9 buttons!) xx

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  32. Stunning Vicky. I adore what you have done with your buttons, very creative.
    Lynne xxx

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  33. Hi Vicky

    I simply love those little heart buttons and how you have used them.

    They make for one gorgeous creation.

    Love Jules xx

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  34. Oh this is a terrific card for the LiM challenge Vicky.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  35. Abeautiful and stunning and so elegant card.
    Just perfect.

    irene
    xxxx

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  36. Fabulous card, Vicky! Those bitty buttons are so pretty, and I love how you embossed in-between them! x

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  37. It's a beautiful card-love the buttons!

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  38. Pretty card, the buttons are gorgeous. Simply lovely.

    Michelle x

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  39. This is just gorgeous Vicky. Love your little buttons with the pretty paper behind, fab layout too :o) Lisa x

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  40. Fabulous card Vicky - love these SU buttons (I'm a huge fan of SU products) and the design is gorgeous.
    Sylvia x

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  41. Such a beautiful card-great colors. The tiny hearts make me smile!

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  42. I don't think I'm going to have a chance to participate in this challenge, so am going ahead and leaving my comments without posting. I love your card. In fact, I love your whole blog - and have just subscribed via email. You really do beautiful work - thanks so much for sharing!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  43. Diary of a Wimpy Kid... I've always wanted to read those for myself! ;) Your card is stunning!! I'm sure this design would be published in a heartbeat.

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  44. This is so pretty, Vicky. I love your layout and those clear buttons look gorgeous. Ann

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  45. I have a lot of clear buttons that I do that same thing to for my scrapbooking! LOVE how it turned out on this card!! My Card is here

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  46. This card is just so perfect in every single way. I just love the heart buttons.

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  47. Beautiful card - gorgeous buttons!

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  48. Great card Vicky - I love those itty bitty buttons and the way you've used them. Your bow looks great too. Think I might have to case this one! Gill x

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  49. Vicky this is just fabulous. Love how you decorated the buttons.

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