Hurray for buttons

Good morning everyone,

I have been cracking my head around this month’s Papertrey blog hop inspiration photo. It’s so colorful and linear at the same time – so my style but the thing I was cracking my head around was – what image to use?

Here is the inspiration photo:

So I do my usual thing when I’m stuck in a rut – I browse the internet for inspirations. First, I found a sketch on the Stampendous blog yesterday with all these linear circles … hmm, interesting …

and then I saw the Tuesday Trigger on Moxie Fab World with all the sewing items on the inspiration photo (the banner was kinda handy)

and it struck me – buttons!!! What a great way to make a clean, bright and linear card for Papertrey Ink blog hop with buttons – my image issue is solved and so is my ever growing button stash. That’s how my mind works …

and here is my button card:

and I had to make this a congratulations card – heh heh … that’s how my mind works.

Everything is from my stash and the double-ended banner is from Papertrey Ink. What an unexpected match!! I love how this turned out – YEAH, my mojo is back!!

Other challenges entered:

Inspiration emporium – used metal brads

Mark’s Finest

Less is More

Cute Card Thursdays

Simon Says Stamp

Whimsy Stamps Challenge

The Pink Elephant



  1. Debbie Moran says:

    Too cute, very inventive never thought of making a card out of just buttons. Great work. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat’s Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. janeen says:

    GREAT thinking outside the box. i love the colorful look of this w/o making me dizzy like the top photo, can you imagine having to work in that environment. I love bright and cheerful and linear but that seems a bit over the top for all day long. :D Thanks for entering your beauty in the challenge to use one layer over at Friends of Speedy the Cat. We appreciate you.

  3. Larissa says:

    Very cute! Love the bright colours.


  4. sandee says:

    Love both interpretations, wtg combinig challeges too! Great card!

  5. mandi says:

    Fantastic card, love the array of colours
    Normally we only allow a combination of 5 challenges,
    but, this is a special week
    Thank you for helping us with our target of 1000 entries

  6. Wonderful Job!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Michele S

  7. Patty Penn says:

    Beautiful, very colorful card! I think you did a great job with this! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat’s Friends challenge.

  8. Chrissie says:

    Superb card!
    Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week.
    “Less is More”

  9. Sarah says:

    I love the simplicity of the button card – it’s gorgeous!! Good button choices!! : D

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  10. Taylor says:

    How darling is this?!?!? Love it! Thanks for joining us for this month’s Stampendous sketch challenge!

  11. Margreet says:

    This is a great way to make your own polka dots! Thank you for joining Whimsy Stamps Challenges!
    xxx Margreet

  12. Sarah says:

    Love your take on our polka dot theme, very clever! Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Inspirations, good luck with the challenge x

  13. Ohhh, too FUN!!! LOVE it!!!

  14. Sara Mac says:

    Cute, cute, cute! Love it.

  15. Super cute! I love how button is diferent from the other!

  16. AWESOME! love it!

  17. Aga says:

    This is such a cute and fun card!

  18. Dana Warren says:

    Great card!! Love how each button is different!!

  19. Gorgeous, I love the buttons. Great process in preparing for the hop.

  20. Fun use of buttons!!

  21. Carol S says:

    What a fun, stylish card – and a great way you use up stash!
    Carol x

  22. Melinda says:

    I love your take on the Stampendous Sketch Challenge. The clean lines are terrific! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous.

  23. Jingle says:

    This is really cute!

  24. Karen H. says:

    What an adorable card – those buttons are so eye-catching!

  25. Oh, how I love all of those lovely buttons! Your card turned out simply adorable!

  26. Lori says:

    What a fun use of buttons!

  27. Super sweet! I love those colorful buttons. Such a clever take on the inspiration photo!

  28. Linda E says:

    Great card! Love the buttons!

  29. Gaylyn says:

    Super cute button card! This one really catches the eye!

  30. Wow, we just love where you’ve taken this sketch! Those colorful buttons are bright and cheerful and so easy to find a similar assortment in anyone’s button box. This card would work well in so many color schemes and be so easy you could make tons! Thanks for joining our sketch challenge! Good Luck

  31. Marcea says:

    What a really wonderful card!! Thankyou for joining our challenge last week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog – make sure you join our new challenge this week …. the theme is Anything Goes


  32. Tenia Nelson says:

    So cute!!!

  33. Cath says:

    Hey Steph! Thanks for linking this up to this week’s Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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