Saturday, September 7, 2013

Drunken Stampers #140 Thing: Buttons

Good Morning friends! It's Saturday morning and that means another challenge at Drunken Stampers! This week's challenge is all about buttons!

Just use a button or buttons on your card! Easy peasy! It's Team Tropical Hooters turn this week to inspire you. Here's what I came up with:

And the inside:

Ok, it's the first Christmas card I made this year. A record really. I usually start making Christmas cards in November. Queen of procrastination: that's me! I dipped into my button stash. (yes I have a lot of buttons, no I rarely use them. Silly me) Well, to be honest, I store them in a mason jar which I dumped out on my desk and fished out green and brown buttons. Much more fun that way! I tied gold floss on the green buttons. I glued them with the floss on angles to make it look like the "tree" had "garland". The star is a shank button, I just took pliers to the shank and broke it off. I stamped then embossed the sentiments with champagne embossing powder. I thought it still needed a little somethin' somethin' so I traced a gold pen around the main panel. Stamped the inside in gold ink and I was done!

So, what are you waiting for? Go break out that stash of buttons you've been hording and make something pretty! But first, go check out what my Tropical Hooter teammates dreamed up! You have until Friday to link up to the Drunken Stampers challenge blog!  Happy crafting!

Stamps: MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: Versa Mark; Clear Snap - gold
DP: MME - Ooh La La
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Helmar 450 glue
Accessories: Buttons from my stash; DMC floss; Stampendous - champagne EP; Heat gun; Sakura - gold Gelly Roll pen


  1. Awesome job on the challenge. love the idea of the tree and woohoo you have your Christmas cards started early. (I have one done too)

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh love the button Christmas tree and the floss garland!! Great job...and good on ya for getting a head start on your Christmas cards!!

  3. Obviously great minds think alike with button Christmas trees! Love this!

  4. OK- I love your card- I like the floss thru the buttons- nice touch! Your trees is great- I love the different buttons on each level-looks marvelous! Have a great weekend!

  5. WTG getting your Christmas cards started! This is usually when I start thinking about it & getting stomach pains, lol.
    I LOVE this tree. LOVE it. I will be casing it for certain :)

  6. That tinsel turned out nice! I like that touch. I can't believe that you have time for Christmas cards!

  7. I love your card! Using the way you lined up the gold floss to make the garland is a phenomenal idea!

  8. my what beautiful buttons you have! LOVE this with the twine shown...

  9. I really adore buttons and this is SUCH a fun use for them! LOVE that tree! And love how you tied the gold cord...does totally look like garland! Awesome!


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