Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Buttons + Texture = Fun, Easy Cards


I am seeing more and more card designs in the magazines lately utilizing buttons. There are buttons everywhere in the latest issue of Paper Crafts. And all the ideas are so darn cute and simple, it really inspired me to try some myself.

All the Close To My Heart cardstock used in my designs (with a few minor exceptions) are from the textured cardstock combos that are currently Buy One Get One FREE this month. The buttons are from CTMH as well, and so are the stamps of course, which I have listed below each photo. I utilized a few of my newest punches to keep things simple and quick. And you might notice that I didn't ink a single edge of anything in these cards. Unbelievable, right? It was hard to resist that ink-distressing since it's my favorite touch to add to everything I create with paper, but I have noticed a trend lately where inking edges is absent and clean smooth lines are popular.

I hope these ideas also inspire you to try using buttons on your cards.

(C1394 Candlelight stamp set)


(D1187 For Every Occasion & B1306 Cottage Floral & D1412 Noted Backgrounds)


(C1299 Butterfly Kiss)


(C1362 You're A Hoot)


(D1408 A Little Everything - March stamp of the month)


(D1415 Springtime)

I wish I had more time to explain each one, but I am running out the door to attend an iMovie/iDVD class at my local Apple dealer (Visual Dynamics). I am excited to learn how to create videos!

As always, you can click on each photo to get a larger view to see more details. Have a great day!

6 comments:

  1. Love the buttons! Great job - and I can't wait to see some videos!

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  2. Fabulous cards! Your use of buttons is great. I am attending a 'creative' weekend, so will probably be 'stamplifting' some of your creations. :)

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  3. Great cards Annette!! LOVE the 'cherries' one the best!

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  4. Love...love... love the Cherry card! You did an amazing job on all of them! Vicki

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  5. Oh I just love these cards especially the one with the candles.

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  6. Beautiful cards!
    Love the buttons.

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