Simple Button Buddies Vase Card

I’m still working on getting over my paper and embellishment hoarding tendencies.  I LOVE my pattern papers and all my cute buttons and brads but I always worry about using them up (reality check – its not like there isn’t more out there huh? 🙂 ).  So this is a step on my road to recovery:

When I saw the Button Buddies stamp set when the new catalog came out, I thought it was a pretty cute set; but then I realized it was perfect for helping me use my “collection” of buttons in lots of fun and cute ways!  So, this is one of the first cards I made with it. 

If you haven’t seen the stamp set, this is what the images look like:

image So, in each image, there is a circle or a flower that is *exactly* the right size to be covered by one of the Stampin’ Up! designer buttons.  So, you can have a cute pink pig’s nose or a button belly for your snowman.  I’m personally partial to the flower shaped buttons and thus my card.

If you want to play with this at home, I kept it really simple and just colored the vase with a Soft Suede marker and colored the flower heads and stems with the Old Olive marker – because you want to color the flower heads so you know where to put the buttons but it doesn’t matter what color they are since they will be covered up!  Also, my favorite adhesive to use when adhering buttons like this is glue dots, so one in the center of each button was perfect.  I’m loving this set; what do you think of it?

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Button Buddies Vase card recipe:
Button Buddies
Ink: Soft Suede marker, Old Olive marker
Paper: Flirtatious designer paper, Old Olive cardstock, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Rich Regals designer buttons, Bold Brights designer buttons, Glue Dots

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