Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thanks a bunch

15 buttons! oh my what a challenge the 365 cards is running for the Monday challenge (day #) Yes, you could use them in a button border or really step outside the box and get creative.

Hmm ... lol witch path did I take? The creative outside the box one of course :)  The only idea I had in my head when I started this was ‘buttons for flower centres’ and from there things just bloomed.

I love the 3d aspect I ended in achieving and the colours are just so scrumptious that I want to eat them! (Thank Paper Play for the colour inspiration with those oh so yummy little cupcakes! ~ They would not last long in my house!)

I have hot glue gunned the button centres onto the flowers (made from a punch) and then hot glue gunned the flowers onto pipe cleaners (4 green - stems, 1 red -bow and 2 silver -butterflies.  It made a gorgeous little bunch and would be perfect to give just as with a little thank you or get well tag hanging from the bow!  The bunch was too big for an embellishment to fit nicely on a card (as originally planned) so I made up a quick little flower pot and popped them on the top.

Being only petal flowers and not much weight in the buttons the card actually stands well on it own.  I added a middle stand support to give it extra strength anyway and there is heaps of room on the back of the pot to write my message.

The glitter paper for the petals works stunningly well with the buttons and I am calling the yellow centres ones ‘gumdrops’ as they actually do look so alike (maybe that explains why I  want to eat my flowers lol).  I have also thrown in a photo of my buttons before I glued them on, mainly as they are not the everyday buttons  but buttons still :)

Considering I had a day with a teething child attached to my hip all day so I was unable to use ‘sharp objects (aka craft knife) I think I still had a rather constructive day!

Challenges for this little pot are:
365 Cards –Day #232 Bounty of buttons
Paper Play – Inspiration Pic
* Edit* Added to Top TipTuesday - #7 Anything goes

Fair winds and following seas.
The Navy Wife

8 Treasured comments:

Deirdre said...

So fun, love it. What a great way to use buttons.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Leanne said...

Absolutely fantastic!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes challenge this week - we have 4 amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Thank you Leanne, I have just edited and added it Top Tip Tuesday. than you again :)

Dawnll said...

Love the glitter on the flowers, haven't seen them done that way. Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

Fuzzy Slippers said...

LOVE the glitter! Thanks for playing with us over at TTT and good luck! :)

Gloria Stengel said...

I am pretty sure I won't see anyting this clever for the rest of the day! Thanks for playing at long at 365 Cards!

Caroljenks said...

What an amazing use of buttons! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Pam said...

You've done a wonderful job with this project!

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