September 2, 2010

Catalog Inspired Card

     Hello!  Today's card was inspired by a card on page 201 of the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog.  I don't own the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (pg 201) so I decided to use the Big Shot and my Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die (pg 210).   My original plan for this card was to make each button several layers thick so they popped off the card a bit.  To do this I would run card stock through the BS 3 times for each button then glue them together.  After several minutes of cutting buttons with the Big Shot, I realized that would take an awfully long time.  If I planned on having 18 buttons on my card that would mean that I would have to run card stock through my Big Shot 57 times.  Ummmm, no.  So each button was left as one layer.  It did take me a while to get the buttons lined up just so (that would be my OCD kicking in!) on the card front and although this is a simple card it is a time intensive one to make.  Maybe that's why I haven't given it away yet!
To make this card more of my own I changed the colors and used a different sentiment from the same stamp set.  I also added a Pretty In Pink button to the top row.

Stamps:  Thank You Kindly
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow (retired), Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, Subtles Designer Series buttons, hemp twine


  1. Love your blog!

  2. These are great -- such creativity -- hmmm, where did you get that from? Mom