Monday, June 8, 2009

Butttons and Ribbon

That is our challenge from our hostess Vicki this week's CSAYL. I sat upstairs at my desk totally blank as to what to do and then it hit me to make the buttons be "ornaments" and the ribbon the string from which they hang. I love how it turned out.
The paper isn't even Christmas paper (Marrakech line by Basic Grey), but reminds me of snowflakes softly falling for some reason. (might have to do with the after effects of a severe migraine I had yesterday and I was delerious LOL)

I didn't want the sentiment to take over the ribbon and buttons, so stamped it on the solid green (from the same paper pack) to be muted somewhat.

The ribbon is SU!'s Mellow Moss taffeta that I rec'd in some blog candy and I love the soft sheen to it. It is so wonderful to work with. I sewed the buttons (also Basic Grey) on with SU! Linen Thread.

**tip #1: when sewing on buttons to paper, don't make a knot to the back. tape the end (beginning and ending) down to keep it from coming undone. This keeps a "bump" from the knot showing thru your paper

**tip #2: thread a long piece of linen thread, embroidery floss etc. This way you can use it for several projects before running out. (I keep my threaded needles in a Altoid tin)

We would love to have you play along. Stop by here to see what the other divas created. I didn't use this sketch, but here is one if you need it.


  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I love what you did with the buttons and ribbon Debbie!!! Delicious!!!

  2. This is gorgeous!!! very creative!!! very nice job!

  3. I agree 100% this is a gorgeous card. Ditto on the ribbon and it!

  4. Okay, Debbie . . .OMG. .I just love your card! Those button/ribbon ornaments is just awesome! I totally love your card. . .so creative. I think I just may need to CASE your card! LOL! You did a wonderful job with this week's challenge! Keep up the awesome job! You're doing fabulous!


  5. very creative Debbie! Sorry you're not feeling well....bummer! (HUGS)

  6. Your button ornaments are so pretty and creative, Debbie! Your little bows look perfect as well!!