Thursday, November 17, 2011

All Buttoned Up {CCMC176}

Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week with the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Design team! We alternate between sketch and color challenges and this week it's...Sketch Time!

Cool isn't it?  I wanted to do something a little different than a flower for the focal point so I dusted off the yet-to-be-used package of Shaker Frames from the Holiday Mini catalog and came up with this:

This one was personalized for a friend and co-worker who just happens to have the maiden name of....Buttons!  Of course, she loves them so I filled the shaker frame with designer buttons in Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquiose and...

a little bit of Mica Flakes for some added sparkle.  As if the scalloped circle of silver Glimmer Paper wasn't enough, right?!  There's never enough sparkle in my book!  I filled the back of the Shaker Frame with a 1 3/4" circle of Whisper White and cut a 2" circle from a clear window sheet with the Circles #2 die.  To cover the edges, the Glimmer Paper was punched with the 1 3/4" circle punch and the 2 3/8" scalloped circle.  You might also notice that the theme of circles runs through each element of the card in the polka dotted designer paper, the polka dot impression folder, the circle frame and, of course, the buttons themselves!  

The layout of the rectangles took a little bit of measuring so I thought I would share the dimensions I used:
  • Standard A2 card base
  • Whisper White panel: 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Rich Razzleberry rectangle: 1.5" x 3"
  • Certainly Celery rectangle: 2.5" x 2"
  • Tempting Turquoise rectangle: 2.5" x 1"
I'm going to keep this one short, friends.  It's been one heckuva busy week around here!  Be sure to stop on by Create with Connie & Mary to check out even more inspiration from the fantastic design team!  If you decide to play along with us, please link up your creation by Wednesday, November 23rd at Noon (EST).  I can't wait to come visit you!  Thanks for stopping by today!


stamps: happiest birthday wishes
ink: tempting turquoise
paper: tempting turquoise, whisper white CS; silver glimmer paper; brights & subtles pattern designer paper stacks
xtras: shaker frames; white baker's twine; clear window sheets;designer buttons (subtles & brights); polka dot impressions fold; 1 3/4" circle & 2 3/8" scallop circle punches; circles #2 die


Kim S said...

I can't say that I have ever gotten inspiration from someone's name! Your friend is going to love this is utterly charming and cheerful!

Deb said...

This card is just adorable! I love the button shaker frame and all of the added sparkle! Your friend will love it!

Diane - said...

Nance this is such a CUTE 'button' shaker card. How fun to have to have her name the 'inspiration'. I Love the blingy scallop surrounding the bottons! The colors make me smile too... so cute! Your friends will LOVE the BUTTON card for sure! Hugs.

Lisa said...

Love the color combo! It's a good one for Create...maybe we'll see this one in the future! Cute card! Love the button shaker...I'll be your friend will love this!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, Nance! I love the little shaker frame...what a clever idea! Your friend will LOVE it! Great colors on here, too!

Ann Schach said...

Clever and unique! And how perfect for your friend! You always come up with such fabulous designs, NancE!

Lesley said...

Hi Nance,
Love this fabulous design you did! Your co-worker will love it, and I think the mica flakes and the glimmer paper are both needed! Never can have enough bling! Great job as always!!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, this is darling! Love the litlte mca flakes inside the frame for added pizzaz, too. Your friend is going to love this one, for sure! Such a fun card! Hugs! :)

Marisa said...

What a fun shaker card. Love the colour combo and the glittered rim :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

Absolutely adorable Nance! Great colour choices on this one and love the glittery scallop with the buttons.

Debbie Henderson said...

I like how you mixed the buttons and the Micas Flakes, so creative!

Margaret said...

Love all of the bright, happiness on this card! The buttons look wonderful in the shaker frame! Great use of the sketch!