Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the hop! Since the focus of this hop is buttons and PTI has just released Beautiful Blooms 2 and three sets of coordinating dies, I thought I'd remind you that you can make your own buttons using those dies.  I don't have any of the new dies, so I used the Cuttlebug dies that go with Beautiful Blooms 1. I used the smallest of the four dies for my buttons. It it about 3/4 inch in diameter which is a little smaller than the smallest Beautiful Blooms 2 dies. The smallest of the new dies measure 1 inch or 1 1/4 inches which are great sizes for buttons.
I used Craft-A-Board which I bought here.  It cuts very easily with dies and a Cuttlebug. But I have also  made buttons in the past with cereal boxes. After cutting with the dies, I punched a couple of holes for my button holes.
Because Craft-A-Board is white, if you  ink it the color stays true. I inked one button in Hibiscus Burst, one in Berry Sorbet, one in Sweet Blush, and one I kept natural.I used Stickles in Fruit Punch on each.  I like this Stickles because it works well with different shades of pink and peach.

 Now once you've done this, you can complete everything else for your card, take a nap, go shopping, clean house, pull weeds. Because it takes Stickles forever to dry! Several light layers might speed the process, but I put on a layer with good coverage with a few small touch ups and patiently (LOL) waited for the next step. After the Stickles dried, I coated the buttons with Glosssy Accents. Again a long drying period is required. Since I did this step early in the evening, I let the Glossy Accents dry overnight.
The next morning, I was ready to put my card together.

I cut the card base using Sweet Blush cs. Then I cut piece of Spring Moss and adhered it. The cream piece was first stamped with the background stamp in London Fog ink, and then I stamped the flourish in Spring Moss. I inked the edges with Antique Linen and distressed them. I adhered this to card. Next, I used the largest die to cut the bloom in Sweet Blush and then stamped with Versasmark and heat set with embossing powder. Using scoretape,I attached a button to the center of each bloom. The final step was to adhere the flowers to the card.

Are you ready to make your own Beautiful Blooms Buttons?


Supplies:
Stamps:Beautiful Blooms 1(PTI), Documentary Background (Prima Marketing)
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet(PTI); Versamark; London Fog(Memento)
Paper: Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Other: Craft-A-Board, Fruit Punch Stickles, Glossy Accents, Flower Dies(Cuttlebug)

62 comments:

  1. Great idea! I love your sparkly buttons. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  2. Very pretty! I love the sparkly buttons you made...and you are right about the Stickles!

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  3. homemade buttons! great idea :)

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  4. Very pretty card Cammie. I love that background pattern paper. Very nice!

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  5. Very sweet! I like the touch of sparkle and the colors, the stamp sets, just a nice project all around.

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  6. Cammie, this is so pretty and elegant! I love it!

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  7. Always just beautiful and perfect!!!

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  8. This is really stunning Cammie! I love the stickled buttons, and the flourish stamped on that fabby paper, just wonderful!

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  9. Love the button blooms - great idea!

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  10. Very pretty -- well worth all that drying time it took!!!

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  11. Pretty! I love sparkly things!

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  12. Perfect idea, and the buttons you created are simply divine! Love the sparkle!

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  13. Oh, such a great idea! I'm not sure I have the patience to do the last glaze, lol, but I bet just the Stickles would be pretty, and sturdy enough~ thanks for the ideas!!

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  14. Cammie, this is just gorgeous! Thanks for the instructions to make my own buttons. I love how sparkly it is and the background stmps are perfect.

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  15. Your card is sooooo beautiful. I love the extra details. FAntastic

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  16. Your card is beautiful. I love how you used the Flourish as stems and leave. Those flowers are so pretty too.

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  17. That's what I'm talking about! Pure creative genius!
    Making your own buttons from stamps!
    Yumm-o, where are my Cuttlebug dies and Beautiful Blooms stamps?
    Thanks for this!

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  18. I love the background of your card,and I love the bottons too!!

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  19. Super cute Cammie! Love the glitter!

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  20. Wow I love how you made your own buttons--and the extra bling is just perfect. I think I may have to give this great idea a try :)
    Mimi~

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  21. Very pretty Cammie! Love the colors and combination of stamps. Lovely!!

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  22. Thank you for the great ideas! This is beautiful!

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  23. I love this card. It looks so soft and pretty.

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  24. Thanks for sharing this great idea for making buttons! Your card is gorgeous! Love the subtle flourish in there.

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  25. How creative that you made your own buttons...they look great!

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  26. LOL, you are too right, Stickles take forever! It was well worth it, though, this is gorgeous!

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  27. Oh wow, how amazing! So cute, and I love the finished product!!!

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  28. Such a beautiful card! I love the way you made your buttons and the glitter is a perfect touch.

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  29. I love that you made your own buttons! Those are so sparkly!

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  30. Super job Cammie!! I have these dies, waiting on my BBII!! :)

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  31. Such a cute card -- and thanks for the button-making refresher!

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  32. Such soft and pretty colors! I love your DP it's perfect!

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  33. love your card and the colors. Very elegant.

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  34. How cute! The flowers are adorable!

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  35. Beautiful card! I absolutely love the home made button with stickles. You are a patient woman.

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  36. Homemade buttons are my favorite. I don't usually take the time. But your time on these was worth it. Great job!

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  37. Great idea! Love the way they look with the Stickles. Sorry they took so long to dry though. Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes you left me too!

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  38. What a beautiful card! I love the added sparkle of the stickles...great idea!

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  39. Gorgeous card~ I'll have to remember your stickle buttons!

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  40. I haven't tried this yet but I want to. They turned out so pretty. And your card is beautiful.

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  41. How creative! I love those sparkled flower buttons.

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  42. Very well done!!! And you cracked me up- because stickley & glossy accents DO take FOR-EV-ER to dry!! :)

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  43. I love the flourish stem and colours :)

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  44. Awesome job on those buttons! Thank you for including instructions on how to make my very own. Great job on the card, love the layout and colors you used. :o)

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  45. wow! super instructions--you've put a lot of effort into this, and it totally shows :D

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  46. Beautiful!!! I have those dies and BB1 might have to case this idea. Thanks for sharing

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  47. Oooh, very different take on the theme - I like it!

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  48. Thanks for the button tip! I also enjoyed looking at your previous post using Vintage Picnic. :)

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  49. Thank you for the comment on my button bunny :) it was one of those ideas that sounds great until you start doing it and it ends up being more difficult than you expect ha ha! I love this card! So cute and thanks for the inspiration! Please feel free to enter my challenge!

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  50. You made your own buttons! How clever and unique is that?! I like the sparkle and thanks for the link too Cammie.

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  51. Qu'ils sont beaux tes boutons faits main, mangnifiques bravo

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