Thursday, October 8, 2009

Button Wreath

Today's sample really shows off the new Gina K Holiday Companion buttons in all their splendor! I created a wreath using a scalloped circle Nestabilites die cut(Pure Luxury All Spruced Up) as a base with one of the circle framed greetings from the Stamp TV Kit Holiday Cheer in the middle(the tiny snowflake in the middle is covered with, another button, perfect size!). Then I used glue dots to anchor all my buttons around the circle, these are all from the holiday pack, you can see how many beautiful sizes, colors and shapes they come in and I still have a ton left in the pack! Stitched ribbon is also from the kit.
To make an easy and attractive mat for the wreath, I stamped my Hip to Be Square grid onto Pure Luxury White, then colored the border in green, and stamped a square from the set into the middle of each "panel" (eyeballing it), coloring just the corners that would show in red. Card base is Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus.

If you wanted to, you could make this beautiful button wreath a detachable ornament with a greeting underneath framed on a circle mat. (Just a thought, because these buttons are too beautiful not to display every year!)
Thank you for visiting!
PS I did not use any thread on these, what you see on the buttons was drawn on with a white Inkssentials pen, a must-have crafting item! :)

13 comments:

Deebi27 said...

wow...I am 1st! Melanie what a great idea for the holiday season. Your card is full of life and color and this idea could be used summer, winter, spring or fall. The Hip to be Square is next on my list. Keep the inspiration coming...and thanks!

Jennie said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the button wreath and shows the gorgeous buttons in all of their splendor! I agree, it would make a perfect detachable ornament! :o) Great way you did the corners too! You are so creative *~*

Shawna said...

What a CUTE card! I love this Melanie.........and what a clever way to save on ink and an extra layer by just coloring the corners.

Just Us Girls said...

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY mojolicious Mel! LOVE this TFS!!! :-)

Brenda said...

Wonderful!!! I love your style and what a great Xmas card, I love the idea of making it as an ornament too!

Bluemoon said...

This is too cute! What a fun idea that looks fabulous. Luv it.

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE your button wreath, Melanie!! FABULOUS!!

Donna said...

Great card, Melanie! I just got my Gina K stuff yesterday and have them all cut but didn't ran out of time to get inky last night. Hoping to find time this weekend! Yippee!

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra

Susan said...

That's adorable and I do like the idea of making the wreath detachable. It's like a gift card that way.

Marie B. said...

Holy cow, Mel! When I saw this I said, "Man, this is freakin cute!" Out loud even! I don't have these gorgeous buttons, but I think I will definitely try CASEing this idea....thanks for the inspiration Mel!

Joanne B. said...

Mel, I SO love all your buttons on this! I wish my mind worked like that, you're so clever! ((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Hi...luv this card! and all your cards..your work is truly inspiring...One day I will own the Hip to be Square too! ty Cher