1/30/11

Valentines and Buttons

The challenge this week at Corrosive Challenges is to include buttons in your artwork. Not a problem - I love buttons! And to make it even easier, I had a complete kit waiting to be used that included a button. I purchased a Valentine Exchange kit from Michelle Wooderson (Mish Mash) and here is where the exchange came in - each person that bought a kit was to make any project we liked with the supplies and then send a photo of one project to Mish to post on her blog. I just sent my photo to her today so she should have it up soon!

This is what the contents of the kit looked like before I got to creating:


And this is the first of 2 cards I created with the kit:


I stamped the flourish with white ink onto the red cardstock and added a white round doily from my stash before finishing off the card with lots of kit goodies - the red doily heart threaded with baker's twine, the glittered pink heart, the white embossed heart, the ledger tag (which I stamped with "love you") and of course, a single red button. This card reminds me of making Valentine cards with my Mom when I was young and we would play with doilies and glitter and ribbon....such good memories!

Since I still had goodies left, I decided to create a second card:


This one includes the DP, ruffled crepe paper, yo-yo (modified to look more heart-shaped) and the remaining baker's twine that were all in the kit. I added the band of green cardstock, stamped with Text Style (PTI), the mat stamped with the decorative mat image from Round & Round (PTI) and another button, all on a Raspberry Fizz card. How cute is that ruffle? And now I have 2 more cards ready to go on Feb. 14th! This one is going to my Mom - she loves the yo-yos!

So how will you add a button or two to your card this week? Check out what the rest of the team created at Corrosive Challenges and then play along! And a big "mwahh" to Mish for such a fun Valentine exchange!

Have a great week everyone!
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5 comments:

Amy said...

What lovely cards you created with Mish's little kit! These are adorable1

nancy jane said...

I had to pop in after seeing your card on Michelle's blog. You created a wonderfully elegant Valentine's card. The flourish is the perfect addition to the doilies.

Danielle said...

i love both of your cards. you did a nice job with mish's kit.

rockpapercricut said...

WOW you did such a great job on your cards. I love both of them. :)

Thanks for sharing,

~Ally

JeanFB said...

Both of these are so beautiful and elegant! I love how you used the yo-yo.