Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Birthday Girl

Today is a special post because My Favorite Things and Buttons Galore and More have teamed up for a fun blog hop featuring products from both companies. The great thing is, there are four $25 prizes up for grabs, so you have four chances to win, just by leaving comments. You have until July 29th to comment and the winners of all four prizes will be announced on both the MFT Blog and the Buttons Galore and More blog. When you're done reading here, hop over to the MFT Blog for a full list of participating designers.

I made a birthday card to add to my stash, using the sweet Pure Innocence My Balloon. I haven't used this image in soooooo long, she was just calling my name. The layout is Mojo249.


I started out by choosing the patterned paper, Echo Park A Walk in the Park, then I matched up some buttons from Buttons Galore and More. They really have a wide range of buttons, brads and more.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black then coloured her with copic markers. I paper pieced her sweet jumper and accented it with an orange Spica glitter pen. The image was cut out using the Rectangle 2 STAX Die-namics and I cut out the Orange Fizz layer with the Rectangle 1 STAX Die-namics. The Sentiment Strips Die-namics was perfect for the sentiment then I added a big, shiny Waterfall button for the balloon. You can also see that I used the Small Scallop Border Die-namics to cut out the yellow strip then topped it with some Whip Cream grosgrain ribbon.

In keeping with the sketch, I added three more buttons at the bottom of the card, two Sunflower buttons and another Waterfall button.

Here are the Die-namics I used:


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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

47 comments:

Jenny said...

Love the button in place of the balloon! super cute:)

Debbie said...

Love your cards!! The dimension that the buttons add is fun! Love the colors also.

Annie Rose said...

Adorable! This little gal is on my "must-have" list. I love the bright colors and your buttons are the perfect touch!

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Angie said...

sweet!!!! Love the layout! Beautiful colors!! Great buttons! Very fun suing a button for the balloon!

G said...

Such a cute card...love it!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

How adorable... love the button use as the balloon.

frommycraftroom said...

Love the bright colours. Fabulous. Thanks.

Jess said...

so sweet! tfs!

Carla F said...

So cute. I love your color choices. and the big blue button balloon! Your choices of papers, and placement went together well. I love the big white bow on the balloon button. Ilove the coloring you did, especially the way you did her hair. The dress and shoes are so cute. the shading you did on her skin is very nicely done. I like the repeat of white also in the stitching, the ribbon, and the bow. Good job. Thank you for sharing!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful sketch and coloring. Great use of buttons from the "balloon" to the accent in the corner that reflects all the colors.

Amanda R said...

What a great idea to use the button for the balloon! Totally need to remember that!

Sue Ann said...

The button for the balloon ~ YIKES ~ SO SO CUTE!!! I love this image!!!

Megan said...

I loveeee the idea of a button balloon! Can we have one in real life, too??

wendy said...

so cute Karen, great idea using a button for the balloon!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable

StampOwl said...

Fun card, love the button balloon

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers and colors and the button on the balloon was a great idea!

Vesna said...

Button-ballon, such a lovely card. TFS :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Button balloon! Pure genius! And she is so sweet!

Casey said...

Love these colors and the button is perfect!!

Brenda S said...

Love the layout and the button balloon! So cute!

Karen Giron said...

Oh goodness, how cute is her little button balloon!? I love it! Love the mix of papers and the little button trio on the bottom. Super cute!

Inge said...

How clever to put a button in place of the balloon, so CUTE! Love the lay- out and your stitching is perfection, wow!

Laura Bray said...

I LOVE the stitching on this card!

Kim said...

Adorable card, Karen! Love the button balloon!

LittlePrincessCreations said...

Button used as a balloon...wow!!Just loved the perfectly new idea :) And the MFT Pure Innocence girl is a cutie pie..She is at the top of the list for my next purchase..Thanks for sharing..

Rosie Gustafson said...

Another gorgeous card. Very creative. Your colors are wonderful.

zehra said...

sweet and cute card

Nonni said...

I love the great colours and the layout too! Lovely work!

Amber Milone said...

Very adorable card! I love the use of the button for the balloon.

JAVAGIRL said...

J love the colirs beautiful work over n over

Tracey said...

Loving the button balloon!! So adorable!!

Queen Mary said...

Karen this is just adorable! I love the detail you put on the smaller buttons with the crossed threads and straight threads - just impeccable!

Leslie said...

Loving your button balloon!! Such pretty papers too and that blonde hair? Why it could be me! :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your layout and how you used the buttons!

mycreativestateofmind said...

She's so cute!!! Awesome paper choice, too :)

Megan McDonald said...

very cute.

Sue D said...

Very cute birthday card!

Shari said...

Hi Karen!

Wow you card is sooooo cute! I love how you used the big button for the balloon, such pretty colours too!

Hugs;
Shari

MsMad said...

Another nice card with sewing....geesh, guess I have to break out my sewing machine and put it in my scraproom.
Barbara Bird
MdStrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

maryanns said...

Such a sweet card! I love the way you pieced the background papers and used a button for the balloon.

Rachael Francis said...

This makes for such a cute card for a little girl. I love the papers you used for the background, especially the polka dots. Also, using the button to look like a balloon adds a very cute touch to the whole thing.

Pamela Harrington said...

What a fun summer card!! Super stitching!!! Cute balloon button ~

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card ;o)

Emily said...

What a sweet card!

Clare D. said...

So, sweet! I love using the MFT figure stamps and swapping out the items they hold, but I never thought of a button! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Camille Short said...

Love the pretty button! And the stamp...wonderful!