Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays

This week the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is to use buttons and twine...

and can you believe I couldn't find any buttons! I really do need to finish un-packing! So after days of trying to find where the buttons could be I decided to make my own button. I started off cutting several circles from a light weight chipboard. I glued them together and then topped it off with some patterned paper. Next I simply punched a couple of holes in the "button" using my crop-a-dile. (gotta love that tool).
I also didn't have any twine :-(  so I used my Bazzill floss for the stem. I have been wanting some twine for quite a while so I decided to order some last night, and can you believe today I noticed that The Twinery was giving a 15% discount to all CAS-ual Friday participants!! I can't believe I missed that! Oh well I'm still excited to get my order :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your having a great week.


  1. This card is simply beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Absolutely delightful, Karen! Fabulous hand stitching with floss( it works!!) with the button flower! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. I love how creative you were to make your own button! Very clever and it turned out wonderful!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. I love your handmade button! So fantastic as is the stitching for the stem. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. You are so freakin' clever! So glad you improvised when you found that you didn't have any buttons, and I love the stitching with the twine!! Thinking outside the box - brilliant!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again!

  6. This is so sweet! Great idea to make your own button! I just got my twine a few weeks is addictive, once you use it there will be no going back.

  7. Cute, I like your stitching for the stem! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

  8. This is really a cute card. Love it.


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