Thursday, February 17, 2011

WMS February Waltz - Buttons!



Welcome to my little blog during the Waltzingmouse Stamps February Waltz! Those of us that like the great stamps Claire comes up with always have a little fun the 17th of the month making projects with our stash of stamps. This month the theme was buttons along with WMS stamps.

I don't use buttons a lot, but they are fun. I was at a loss for what kind of a card I could make that incorporates buttons though. But when I needed to wrap up my husband's Valentine's Day present I had an idea that I thought would work for using some pretty cool WMS stamps and letting me get some buttons into the project too.

So here's what I came up with:



I used the heart from Celtic Heritage and one of the text background stamps from Text It. And tada! a custom bag fit for Valentine's Day. I'm picturing it here with the card I made and even posted about earlier (but hadn't specifically said it was for DH at the time...but who am I kidding, it was). It was my inspiration for making the hearts match the card with the white Text It stamp on top of the red.

I just used a mask with some scrap cardstock that I had stamped the image on and cut out. Overlaying that over each of the hearts on the bag made sure the text was only on the red. Imperfections I figured were just part of being homemade and rustic since I used twine in the buttons (no naked buttons!) and the bag handles were with the same type of material too.

Here's a detail shot:



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to see all the waltzers this month by heading over to the Waltzingmousehouse Forum. There's always lots of good dance partners at a WMS waltz! Now off to see what others did with the button challenge!

26 comments:

www.injoystampin.com said...

Cute, cute, cute as a button! Love these WMS blog waltzes. :c) Robyn

sharingthepassion said...

Fabulous creations love the card must invest in thisset. the bag is fab and love the use of the buttons.

Have a super day!

Ali x

Sharon said...

What a vision of loveliness! Beautiful work! :D

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

I love to see gift sets like this, and it is such a lovely way to personalize a little present. This turned out wonderfully and you incorporated your buttons in such a perfect way! Great job!

Julia Aston said...

How fun! The buttons add a great touch to your gift bag!

Kelly S. said...

What an adorable Valentine set! I love those texty hearts and the pink and red just POP with that kraft background!

Debgem said...

I really like this project - the bag is super. And your card is just lovely!!

LaurieJ said...

Ok, I'm officially going to have to steal this idea - buttons on the gift bag! I love it and I'll bet your husband did too.

Antje said...

Pink and kraft is such a wonderful combo - love the hearts and buttons on the bag!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

That masking over the hearts is amazing and I love the hero sentiment in the heart, Laurie! Great set and I'm sure your hubby will adore it!!

Trish said...

Beautiful - love the card and the gift bag too!

rudlis said...

Beautiful creations. Great job!

Cassie_lu said...

sweet little packaging set

Belinda said...

Love the gift set! The buttons totally add a bit of flair to your bag! :) Perfect!

Vera said...

Lovely Valentine creations! Great masking job with all those hearts on the bag!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is adorable--I especially like your card, the sentiment is perfect!

Chris L.

Karen B. said...

This is adorable, thanks for the great idea.

Jen said...

Lovely creations. That bag is too good to ever use. It is so fun. The card, well, what can I say other than so so so pretty. What wonderful personalised gifts. Great job!

Janet said...

what a nice gift set! great use of color!

Clare said...

Neat project! Love all those hearts!

Joanne Gilch said...

love what you did with the Celtic Heritage heart...fabulous!

Anabelle said...

Fabulous little set. Love the buttons on the bag!

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a fun set!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet treat bag and card Laurie! Love all the hearts and buttons :)

Hélène said...

The colors are so beautiful !

Ren-Yi said...

what a superb idea. love your matching gift & card. i bet the hubster loved it!