Practicing Creativity

A vintage button card for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #14—Button it up!

Who can resist a pretty button? I know I sure can't and if you're like me the latest challenge #14 at Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarder's Anonymous challenge blog—Button it up!—is perfect for you. As Gloria so rightly reminds us, "Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders. Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard. Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers. Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!"

For this, my second guest design spot for August, I used vintage buttons from my own hoard, plus some button paper. And since who uses buttons most—a seamstress—I used this vintage image (also from my hoard) as the topper. The sentiment is from docrafts Papermania Urban Stamp Mixed Buttons set. In keeping with the sewing theme, I stitched around the edges.

Dig around in that button hoard of yours and come join the fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. There's a great prize up for grabs, too! You've got 'til August 31st to play along.

Supply List
Paper—The Paper Studio Yarn & Thread Emporium, cardstock
Topper— vintage seamstress image from my collection
Stamps—docrafts Papermania Urban Stamp - Mixed Buttons (PMA 907190)
Ink—Versafine black
Dies/punch—Die-namics photo corners, tag punch
Embellishments—vintage buttons, ribbon, twine


  1. This is so vintage and lovely! You know how much I love your work! I am so pleased that you agreed to be one of our August guest DT! You rocked it out!!

  2. I love everything about this piece! Gorgeous colors as well! Thanks for being a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. Beautiful card, I love everything about it, the layers, image, colors, ribbons, buttons are all perfect together.


  4. This is lovely, Shani! Love the color scheme which is quite modern but ties in perfectly with the vintage image at the same time, and your button/bow treatment is fantastic! And I ALWAYS love stitching!

  5. This is so pretty. I must be a latent crafter because I hord buttons as well as broken jewelry and beads.

  6. Lovely vintage image and beautiful bows.

    p.s. Love your new photo and banner.

  7. The paper you chose as your background works so well with the vintage image, which works so well with those vintage buttons! Very cool.


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