Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Button, Button Birthday

After a busy long week-end, I was planning on taking things relatively easy. But in the end I had a bit of a crazy day and made today's card to relax a bit. I used this week's Try Stampin' on a Tuesday sketch as my inspiration. After looking at this sketch again, I realized it would also make a really great scrapbook layout. Just imagine a mat for two 4x6 photos in place of the Happy Birthday and three 2-1/2" or 3" circles cut out from DSP instead of the buttons stamps. I actually like this idea so much that I'm going to sit down tomorrow and do this - stay tuned!

On my card, I used a stamp set I haven't used in a long time: Button, Button. I don't use this stamp set enough. It's fun, versatile, and this card could be easily made into a men's card using a different 'button'. I love pulling out a stamp set, accessory or DSP that is totally underused and playing around with it. It always makes me remember why I loved that stamp set in the first place.

Tips & Tricks:

*I loved this sheet of DSP from Summer Smooches. Not surprising since Rich Razzleberry is my favorite color. I didn't use it here, but it coordinates well with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
*I wasn't sure what colors to use for my card so I relied on the colors in the DSP: Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry.
*All the buttons in Button, Button coordinate with one of the many circle punches SU! carries. Once again, coordination made easy :)

*I really love the simplicity of this sketch. The circles could be flowers, butterflies, whatever you want!

Quick post for today, but I'm tired. ;) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Nancy Seed said...

Great job Monica. I agree it would make a great scrapbooking page. Great to have you start us off this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Mynnette said...

LOVE those colors together! A fabulous use of patterns and bold tones--this is fabulous! :)

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Very cute! I love bright colors so I love your card. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.