Thursday, May 12, 2011

Buttons and Bows Challenge at The Kraft Journal

Our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is "Buttons and Bows" and you've got until this Sunday May 15 at 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time to join us! We've got some great project ideas featuring Kraft cardstock, as well as products from Kraft Outlet by our talented design team.  You can find them and our challenge at the link located in out top righthand sidebar over at The Kraft Journal blog.


I have to admit that while I adore buttons on papercraft projects, I never really end up using them very often on my cards, so for this challenge I went seeking some inspiration. This card was inspired by a card I saw a few weeks ago in the recent issue of CardMaker magazine (and I'm sorry, but I loaned that issue out to a friend of mine who is trying her hand at making cards so I don't have the Designer's name or page number handy...but you'll know it if you see it for sure as she used the die cuts in this same way!).

I started this card by creating a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch cardbase using Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock, I just adore the texture and visual grain of this rich paper! I die cut the flower shapes from a piece of patterned paper and then tied up red buttons with Kraft Outlet's Brown Kraft Baker's Twine and added it to the center of each card.  For extra pizzaz, I added a Glitter Rock on top of each bow with my Imaginisce I-Rock tool.  I finished the project by embellishing a Buff Ivory A2 envelope  with a matching flower.



We'd love to see how our "Buttons and Bows" challenge inspires you and hope you join us by linking your project up to play along.  You can find the link to our current challenge at the top right hand sidebar of The Kraft Journal blog.

7 Scrappy Comments:

Cher~ said...

Oh Beth, I really love this card. I love everything about it. This one jumped out on my blogger list this morning and I immediately clicked to see the details.

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, how fabulous! What a fun idea this is! I love the negative punching here. I have got to try that! Gorgeous use of buttons, and I adore the little baker's twine bows. SO inspiring, Beth!

Tracy said...

I just love this Beth! Using the punch that way gives such a great visual effect. I like how you used the punch outs too. Fabulous card!

Regan said...

Hi Beth!! Ooohhh, I LOVE this card! Why is it that I never think to use my punched scraps like that! Fabulous work!
Hugs, Regan

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super cute. Love the twine.

Kristina said...

Super cute, love the flowers!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love how you used the punches here!

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