Dec 212011

A friend of mine has her birthday in a couple of days.  It must be kind of a bummer (or a relief depending on your perspective!) to have your birthday right in the middle of the Holiday Season.  So today we went to lunch, and I gave her a birthday card.

Added a little scored line for some interest on this CAS design.

Since I had SU’s Button Buddies out, I made a couple more cards with this fun set.

The vases on both of these cards were made by inking up the stamp and then spritzing it with water before stamping.

I have no idea who in the world I could ever give this next card to, but I think the little piggy in this set is SO cute!  lol

After stamping this ‘little’ guy with Chocolate Chip, I colored the image in with a Pretty in Pink marker.  Like the effect.  And the corduroy nose just cracks me up!

We are going to celebrate Christmas at our house tonight.  It just worked out better for our Seattle son.  That’s the beauty of having adult kids.  You can kinda do what ya gotta do to make it work.  Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!!

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Cards 1 and 2

Stamps: SU Button Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Curly Cute

Papers: PTI Select White; My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Sunshine Designer Paper

Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue and Real Red

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; SU Buttons; Rhinestones; Paper Piercer and Template

Card 3

Stamps: SU Button Buddies and Bring On the Cake

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; SU Pretty in Pink

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink

Accessories: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Burlap Trim; Provo Craft Cuttlebug Seeing Spots Embossing Folder; Floral Ribbon; SU Corduroy Button; Brad; 1″ Circle Punch

16 Responses to “Button Buddies”

  1. Very pretty cards, Susan! Thanks for the idea of spritzing the inked stamp with water. Love the buttons for flowers, too. Hope you have a fun holiday celebration!

  2. So many pretty cards! I especially like the one where you tore the strip around the vase.

  3. Darling set of cards, Susan 🙂 Love the corduroy nose on the pig and that vase image with flowers is great!

  4. Really sweet cards, Susan! I think the piggy is just perfect for a little girl’s birthday! Now all you have to do is come up with a little girl to give it to! =)

  5. Loved how you used the buttons, Susan!

  6. OK, the 2nd card with the strip “interrupted” by the vase is pure design genius! I LOVE that and will definitely keep that in mind for some future cards. Wonderful inspiration here. Your cards are wonderful for this post! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Best, Curt

  7. Fantastic cards, Susan. I especially like the dimension you created for the second card; and the piggy card is fantastic — very cute for one of your granddaughter’s birthday. All three are super terrific creations with great details.

  8. I agree with the other commenters, the strip around the vase on the second card is a great touch!
    I would LOVE to pick which day works best to celebrate Christmas! LOL! Enjoy it, whenever you do!

  9. These are all so cute, Susan! I love the simplicity of the first one, and how you cut away the space for the vase in the second card. I don’t recall this set in the catalog, so I’m glad you explained how you achieved the look on those solid images. The spritz vase looks like a real piece of pottery, and I really love mottled, shaded, interesting pink of the pig. Yes, that button nose is darling! Merry Christmas!

  10. Very pretty vase and flowers, and love the piggy’s nose!

  11. All of the cards are amazing! Love the cute piggy card too! Especially his nose! 🙂

  12. These cards are all cute, but that piggy card just made me giggle with his button nose 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and your family tonight!!

  13. sweet cards! My favorite is the middle one. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration!

  14. I have a birthday at the holidays too so it is really nice to see that you made your friend feel so special. No way she can feel lost in the shuffle. Fun cards today!

  15. What darling cards, Susan…the little button flowers are sooo pretty and I love the pig…he gave me a giggle!!!

  16. These are great Susan. Especially love the buttons for flowers. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year!

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