Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: A Button Note

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Judy and here’s what I did with it! 

5.12.21 FMS

Besides the sketch, my idea for this card came from cleaning out a large container of supplies that I kept because I might need them someday.  But they definitely haven't been used since my move to the new house around three years ago - and probably years before that.  One of the small containers was a box that I thought had a couple of punches - but it appears it was a button box.  It had punches and dies and some of the old Sizzlit Embosslits - all buttons. 

When the church card ministry was at its peak - real buttons were in style on cards and we used them a lot.  But people were complaining about the difficulty of mailing them. So I made an effort to get rid of some of the bulk with diecut buttons. Interestingly, it wasn't long after that before buttons became less of a thing - probably for the same reason - just too darn hard to mail! My stash disappeared into a box only to be found again in the last few weeks!

5.12.21 FMS side

Obviously buttons - or even circles - weren't on the sketch, but I had a ric rac die which I could use to create a banner shape and it tied into the button theme beautifully. The sentiment was chosen mainly because it was the "shape" I was looking for, although I think the sentiment is charming.  (I'm more picky about my sentiments than about anything else on my card - the saying, font, style, shape, etc. - all have to be just right.)

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: The Stamp Market Just a Note

Dies: My Favorite Things Vintage Buttons and Stitched Ric Rac

Paper: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody

6 comments:

  1. I love the ric rac and the sweet colors you used! There was a time that I couldn't make a card without adding a button....or two!

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  2. Love the way you interpreted the banner from the sketch! Cute card!

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  3. Very cute card, lovely take on the sketch, love the sentiment. Many thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Love how you created a banner with the ric rac and buttons!

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  5. Okay, this is just too cute Kim! I love the ric rac and button dies you've used! That sentiment is just perfect! So sweet!

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  6. This is gorgeous and so very clever! The stitched ric rac and button dies are made to go together!

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