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Tiny Treats

Introducing Blooming Button Bits....


Ready for some fun?  I can't believe it's Papertrey countdown time already, but I am so excited to play along with the countdown as part of the Senior Team!  I am also so excited that I get to help introduce this new set!  The latest addition to the Button Bits collection.  You know how we all love our buttons, and this set is another great way to use up all of those pretty buttons. 

I've got lots of stuff for you today, so bear with me!  I've got three projects, plus a couple of tutorials to go along with them. 

I'll start off with a classic and pretty card, done in some of my favorite colors.  I've fallen in love all over again with Spring Rain.  The new ink formula is SO pretty and vibrant.  I love it paired with Pure Poppy and Hibiscus Burst with a touch of Spring Moss. 


Aren't those flowers so pretty topped off with buttons?


And then there's the leaves in this set, which I just love!  I used the largest leaf to create a scalloped border for my card...


It's really simple....

Start by drawing a light pencil line about 1/2" - 3/4" from the edge of your card and lightly mark the center.


Stamp a row of leaves...starting in the center.


Continue stamping leaves until your card is covered from edge to edge.


Trim around the bottom edge (I trimmed through both the front and back layers of my card).


Finally, adhere a strip of patterned paper to cover the tops of the leaves.  You could also mask off the tops of the leaves with a sheet of scrap paper if you don't want to have to cover them with a strip of patterned paper.


Done!  And what a cute scalloped edge it makes!

Stamps:  Blooming Button Bits
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream
Buttons:  Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink, Bitty Box Basics
Other:  Rustic Jute Button Twine 

Ok, next is a group of little notecards.  I am addicted to making sets of little notecards!  They are so fun and there are so many possibilities!  For this set I used two Nestabilities labels stitched together, so the card almost has a "spine", like a book. 


See those pretty little floral buttons?  Umhmm...  you can make them yourself!


All you need are some patterned papers, a 1/2" circle punch, a small hole punch and some epoxy dome the ones sold at Papertrey to go with the Tree Trimming Trio ornaments!  So fun!  

Punch some circles with the 1/2" punch.  I punched out the flowers from some Raspberry Fizz Mix and Autumn Abundace papers, along with a little Spring Rain Bitty Dots.


Then just cover them with the 1/2" dome stickers


 Then punch holes with a small hole punch.  I used my Crop-a-Dile because it punches through the epoxies easily and cleanly.


Tie some twine through the holes and you're done!  Your very own unique button embellishments!


To create the cards, I just stitched two diecuts together along one edge, then punched two small holes and tied a bit of twine to finish it off.



And of course, I couldn't resist finishing off some envelopes to go along with them...

Stamps:  Blooming Button Bits, Borders and Corners Circle, Background Basics: Retro
Ink:  Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow
Cardstock:  Spring Rain, Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, Rustic Cream
Other:  Scallop circle punch, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Epoxy stickers, Nestabilities Labels One

And lastly today, I have one more card using the set.  A sympathy card with a little more masculine feel to it. 


I double stamped the leaf image, once in Ripe Avocado and again in Spring Moss to give a shadowed look to the leaves.

Stamps:  Blooming Button Bits, Background Basics: Diamonds
Ink:  Orange Zest, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening
Cardstock:  Rustic Cream, Summer Sunrise
Patterned paper:  Turning a New Leaf
Other:  Enchanted Evening buttons, Enchanted Evening Twill, Fiskars border punch, Rustic Cream Button Twine 

Want some more peeks of what's to come this month?....

Head on over to Heather's blog to get a peek at her new set.

Stop by Dawn to see what she's got up her sleeve!