Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Buttons and Brads

Hi Everyone!  It is Wednesday, and time for another challenge at Cooking With Cricut.  This week the challenge is to use Buttons and, or Brads.  So when I made my card, I decided to use both!

I used paper from the 6x6 Bo Bunny stack,  Ambrosia.  I cut these fun shoes from the PAISLEY cartridge.  I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the shoes.  After embossing, I did a little inking with a purple, Colorbox ink pad.  The flowers are made with Prima petals and a cut from the PAISLEY cartridge.  They are attached to the shoes with little maroon brads.   The flowers also have been glittered with teal and yellow glitter.


I added four little buttons to the card and tied them with DMC embroidery thread.

 I have such a huge collection of embroidery thread that I love and find so many uses for.  When I was in elementary school, my daddy's mother, Nanny, taught me to embroidery.  I started with linen that had stamped images printed on them and would cross stitch the image.  I still have one of those hanging in a bedroom.  After the cross stitch, I started doing all kinds of embroidery,  counted cross stitch, hardanger, crewel, needlepoint, smocking and the list goes on.   I just happened to be one those people who always has to be doing something with their hands.  So needless to say, I have a stash of all kinds of thread, and yarn.  

I felt like the card needed a little something other than the shoes so I added a border cut with an EK punch and then added a bright yellow ribbon and bow.  


I just think that the sentiment is more than perfect for this card.  It os from K Andrew Designs stamp set "Fashionable Friends".  I cut the sentiment label out with a Spellbinder label #20 and then inked it with yellow and orange Colorbox ink.  

Here is the inside of the card.



This was such a fun card to make.  I always enjoy using the Paisley cartridge,and these bright colors.  And using these bright colors was just so much fun!  
Please join us this week with our Button and or Brad challenge over at Cooking With Cricut.  And while you are there, check out the fun projects of our great design team.

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18 comments:

  1. WOW! This is one bright, cheery, fun card, Charlotte! Love the punny sentiment, too!

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  2. OH!MY!love the bright colors on this card!Fabulous and Fun!

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  3. Love the bright cheery colors on this card. It is sure to put a smile on one's face. TFS

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  4. fab, fab, design and oh those absolutely gorgeous colors, thanks for joining us at BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

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  5. So cute. Love, love the colors on this bright sunny card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  6. Awesome card with the most fun colors I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

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  7. Love these bright bright shoes. So cute! Thanks for joining us for the BBTB2 Fashion challenge.

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  8. Very bright and very cute card
    Carina
    http://paperjunky.blogspot.ca/

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  9. Oh how fun and bright! Would love a pair just like that. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

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  10. Bright, colorful and cheery. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Carole

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  11. Such a bright and cheerful card,love the pun too!
    Jayne x

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  12. amazing project, its like a big dose of sunshine! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at BBTB2!

    -Rebekah

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  13. Oh how fabulous! Love those shoes! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2
    JUliex

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  14. wow now heres a fashion statement for sure! way to go and thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

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  15. Oh I love the bright funky colors on this card! This card reminds me of the late 60's, early 70's. The papers you used are just fabulous goes so well with the die cut shoes. The inside of your card is as fabulous as the outside. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

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  16. Fabulous fashion statement! Love the shoes! Great papers and colors and of course, your details are always perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Glenda

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  17. Looks so mixrd media and lovey:) Thanks for playing along at BBTB2..Krista

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