Friday, October 16, 2015

Blankets and Buttons

We are SO EXCITED to be hopping with Buttons Galore and More for a whole week. We have some fun projects to share that all include an abundance of buttons that were so generously sent to our team.

Buttons Galore and More provides a wide selection including specialty designed embellishments for celebrations, holidays, and various other events and themes. Find a plethora of choices on their website at Buttons Galore and More!

This week has been one of those weeks when I would love to grab a blanket, curl up and hide from the world!  Well, since I can’t do that, I’ve got a super cute little House-Mouse® that can!  Isn’t this a sweet stamp?  I love it!  I tried to mimic the patterned paper with my design of circles and hexagons and I have to admit, I’m pretty pleased with the results.  The sweet buttons from Buttons Galore was the perfect finishing touch!

Here’s what I used to create this card:


Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Memories Growing Garden Patterned Paper by Ki®
Nestabilities® Hexagon Dies by Spellbinders® Paper Arts
Nestabilities® Circle Dies by Spellbinders® Paper Arts
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread®
Copic® Markers (T2, T4, T6, E50, E51, E53, R02, R81, R83, R85, R87, C0, C1)

Here’s what I did to create this card:

Stamp Baby Blanket image with black ink, color with markers and die cut with largest hexagon die.
Stamp sentiment with black ink and die cut with smallest hexagon die.
Die cut largest circle and smallest circle from green cardstock.
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold from green cardstock.
Trim a piece of patterned paper to fit 1/8″ smaller than card base on all sides.
Adhere patterned paper to card base.
Adhere hexagonal die cut sentiment to small die cut circle.
Adhere hexagonal die cut main image to large die cut circle and then adhere to card front.
Layer sentiment onto large button, adhere to card.
Layer smaller buttons with crochet thread and adhere to card as shown.
Thread single button with crochet thread and adhere to card as shown.

Here’s a list of my teammates that have additional inspiration to share:  

Lea Fritts (me)

Yes, we have PRIZES! There are three (3) prize packages that include one of each:
Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
Create Christmas Die Cut Set
Assortment of Buttons

To be eligible, you must be a US resident (see Official Rules), comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by and will be announced sometime on Monday, October 19th.

Wait! For our Aussie friends, be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ve got a 31 Days of Halloween post for you tomorrow so come on back by and get spooked!  Also, in case you missed it yesterday, please go check out my "cute as a button" apple tree canvas from yesterday!



  1. Awww, so sweet and cute..another little mouser I "need"!!

  2. SUPER CUTE card :)
    LOVE your ADORABLE mouse and colouring, LOVE your design too, the layered buttons finish it off perfectly!!!
    Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia

    {{{HUGS}}} hope your weekend is better :)

  3. This is so darling! Love the paper you used and the flower button goes perfect!
    Becca from Florida

  4. Aww... What a cute stamp and great ideas for using it! Texas

  5. Love the thumbsucker.
    The background paper is so cute.
    thanks for sharing a darling card.

  6. OMG!!! This is so sweet I can't stand it! My brain has just sploded from sugar overload! Your coloring and layers couldn't be more perfect.

  7. Awwww what a cutie little mousie he is, I love House Mouse! Cute button embellie!

  8. Very cute. I like your design of circles and hexagons.
    Sue in Ohio

  9. Cute cute cute. I love house mouse stamps. What a colorful card. Mary-CT

  10. Oh wow.. This is so pretty.. I just love these mice! I wish I could color them as well as all of you do. I will get there! I'm not giving up.^_^

  11. Wonderful coloring of this little mouse. Super cute. TFS

    Teresa in California


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