Bits of buttons and babies...
January 09, 2010
I think I'm the luckiest girl in the stamping world tonight....I get to help introduce to you the new Papertrey Baby Button Bits set...the newest addition to the Button Bits family! Filled with super-sweet images and sentiments....what could be sweeter? And I also have a peek of one of the new Click Simple templates!
First a peek of my template project using the new Back to Basics Box...this fun template comes with three sizes of this adorable little self-closing box. Stack them up or use them alone! The complete supply list and instructions for this project can be found in the Back to Basics Box download, available for puchase on the 15th of January.
Now...on to some Baby Button Bits.....
First is a little baby announcement ...no, I'm not trying to tell you anything...hee. I used the adorable bear image from the set....and I didn't even give him a button belly...I gave him a blankie instead. This little guy reminded me of a certain little someone who goes nowhere without her blankie...so this little guy got a blankie instead of a button.
For the blankie, I just took a scrap of fabric and folded it a bit, then secured it with a bit of adhesive. The image is matted with a square of fabric as well, trimmed with my pinking shears.
The base of the "card" is one of the medium square 4x4 envelopes....tied closed with some button twine wrapped around a couple of circle punches and brads.
Inside is a photo of the new bundle...you could easily print the birth announcement info on the backside for a fun and easy announcement.
I know, I know...you're squealing right now because that's the cutest baby picture you're ever seen, right? sigh. It's my favorite...too bad she's not that little anymore...and now she uses that basket to carry around her babies.
One last little tid-bit about this project...I created an envelope that my envelope card will fit inside. I took a standard A2 envie and cut it down just a bit with a pinking shears, then stitched the edge, just like I did for my scrap post the other day. The smaller envelope fits inside perfectly and the stamped bear ties everything together.
Stamps: Baby Button Bits
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft
Other: 4" square kraft envelope, brads, circle punch, button twine, Vintage Cream A2 envelope, pinking shears, fabric, glitter
Ok, next is another project using that same bear...this time I combined it with the balloon strings from Everyday Button Bits. I shaded him a bit with colored pencils.
This little guy got a plaid epoxy brad for a belly. To make him look like he's holding the balloons, just mask off his ear so the strings apear to be behind him. So easy! And don't you love that big open font on the sentiment? The "o" is seperate so you could exchange it for a button. The big open letters are perfect for coloring.
Stamps: Baby Button Bits,Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
Other: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist buttons, button twine, epoxy brad, Papertrey patterned papers, colored pencils
Next is a set of 4 small notecards using the cupcake image from the set. The large images are perfect for paper piecing. I love this technique and how it really brings your images to life! The card bases were cut with my Cricut using the new Sentimentals cartridge (very fun!). And there's a peek of a new background set in there....
Here's a peek at all of the layers....and the glitter...yum...
I added a punched star to the blue one, just to boy it up a bit...
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Background Basics: Petal Power
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Spring Rain
Cardstock: Vintage Cream
Other: Spring rain, Plum Pudding, Sweet Blush and Hibiscus Burst buttons, glitter, button twine, Sentimentals Cricut cartridge, Bitty Dot Basic patterned paper, Papertrey patterned papers.
And lastly, this set isn't just for babies! I couldn't resist using the fun flower from the set on a bright-colored birthday card.
I used the flower to create a background and filled in the circles with punced circles...3/4" and 1/2" circle punches work perfectly. And again I couldn't help doing some paper-piecing. These images are just perfect for that! ....and since I can't color...paper piecing is my technique of choice....good thing I love the way it looks... :-)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Pure Poppy
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Sweet Blush
Patterned paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Other: 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, scallop oval punch, Spring Rain buttons, Cricut and Cricut Gypsy (used to create scallop card base)
If anyone has the Gypsy or Design studio and would like a file of that scalloped card base, let me know and I'll send it our way.
That's it for now! It's been fun! We'll see you in a few days with some more count down goodies! In the mean time, check out Nichole for more Baby Button Bits, Dawn who has some peeks of her new set and Kim Hughes who is peeking some new templates!