Monday, March 7, 2016

Buttons for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time.



Nina (Notes By Nina) is our hostess this week.

Here is her choice.


Since my goal this year is not to have to pay extra postage,
I resorted to used paper buttons.

Actually this tree was all buttoned up and in my UFO box.

It's from a now out of business stamp company.

My buttons were made by pricking 2 holes in a snippet piece then 
punching with a Wal-mart paper punch.

Since I used lots of tiny snippets for buttons and layers, I'm off to 
Where there's always some fun brewing!

and

TOUCHY FEELY
Those buttons add texture.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Tree (retired Outlines Rubber Stamp Co.), More Merry Messages (retired SU)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive (SU)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke (SU)
Other:  Distress Stripes EF (Cuttlebug), Paper Punch (Wal-mart), Paper Piercer (SU)



34 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

pretty card Bonnie and what a good idea to use paper buttons - i even have some button dies from ages ago when buttons were the rage (and also millions of real buttons!) your tree is perfect for buttons with that neat pattern in it.

Wendy said...

Just love all those pretty buttons and that tree is adorable! This is the perfect card for showcasing all those colorful buttons! Hope you have a wonderful week, Bonnie! :)

TK said...

So pretty! Love that you handmade those buttons...

Mac Mable said...

Fun idea with the clever buttons and loving the textured background. Yes it's a good idea about trying to keep the postage costs down. Love this contemporary and fun card.

jimlynn said...

Great idea for keeping a card flat yet still using "buttons". Love that big festive tree and your pretty, pretty card.
Lynn

Alison C said...

I like the textured background here and your tree is so bright and cheerful. Very inventive with the buttons. I do have a button stamp which i love and it keeps things flat.

Liz said...

Great Christmas card. I love the Christmas tree and the 'buttons'. Lovely design. xx

Debbie Henderson said...

Great minds think alike! Your teeny tiny buttons are cute!

Notes by Nina said...

What a fabulous card Bonnie, I love the pattern on your tree and the wonderful textured background.

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love your tree (pity it's now unavailable)
and the cute paper buttons are perfect
Blessings
Maxine

Gayatri said...

I love the embossed background on your card. Give awesome texture to the card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Touchy Feely Challenge :)
Gayatri xx

Di said...

Fresh, pretty and very clever to use paper buttons Bonnie! So glad you did, I think I have a button die - if I can find it! Love playing at Merry Monday but all too often not enough hours in a day!

Thanks so much for coming to play in the Snippets Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

This is lovely Bonnie. I really like your idea of using the little buttons as decorations on your tree. Barbxx

Maria A. said...

Adorable little Christmas Tree Bonnie, love this theme for Merry Monday. Those teeny, tiny buttons look so cute and, since they are paper buttons this beautiful card will be easy to mail.
Thank you for sharing.

JosieD said...

What a clever and easy way to do mail-able buttons...and to use up snippets -- even the tiniest ones. I am always impressed by your range of design ideas and your creative touches that make such a difference.

Sandy said...

A wonderful Christmas Card -- Bonnie, what is the size of the cards you make. All of my embossing folders are small and oddly shaped.
Sandy xx

Susan said...

What a clever idea to make paper buttons! Love the tree with their button ornaments and then the extra scattered ornaments!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your homemade paper buttons are really cool. Nice card!

PJ said...

Super cute card, love the pop of colorful buttons.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a great tree, love the buttons on it, a smashing card.

Loll said...

Your Christmas tree adorned with buttons is so sweet Bonnie. Great idea to use paper buttons! I have a button phobia. :) I love seeing them on other people's cards, but they just look ridiculous when I try to add them. :) I really admire how you've done it so perfectly. xx

Bobby said...

Paper buttons are the way to go, Bonnie, says she who also used paper buttons. I love that tree paper.

MaryH said...

Clever way to get your buttons onto a one-layer and reasonable postage. And it's very pretty & so effective at trimming this cute tree. Love all the colors, the design and it looks marvelous against that texture embossing on the background. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

Linda said...

Your card is so awesome with so many lovely elements on it. I loved playing in your mixed media challenge. Have a great week.

Pat said...

This geometric tree is really pretty with the buttons for lights Bonnie and the embossing works perfectly in the background. x

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Christmas card! Like your design!

Colleen said...

Terrific Christmas tree with buttons, Bonnie!! Okay, you girls have enabled Linda and me to buy some Inca Gold...coming on Friday! THEN, I will enter your fun challenge!!

Greta said...

Your faux buttons are just perfect, Bonnie--such a cute card! I'm determined to send flat cards for Christmas this year, too.

JoAnn said...

Lovely card. Such a cute tree with the creative button punches.

Brenda said...

What a way to use those snippets Bonnie! I love your sweet homemade buttons, they look so sweet on your tree. A great, no extra postage due Christmas card! Hugs, Brenda

Kristie Goulet said...

I'm with you on not wanting to pay extra postage! Love your cute buttons. They look so sweet on your tree! Hope you are having a great week. xoxo

Heidi Stamps said...

Your paper buttons are perfect! I have this challenge written down on my list and I hadn't figured out what I was going to do for it yet. This is a great one! TFS!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Love those cute little paper buttons Bonnie! Beautiful card!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such FUN colours! Love the paper buttons!