Thursday, 11 July 2013

CCC #003 - Cool Cards Thursday - Buttons & Bows !!

Hey Stampers,

Welcome to the first ever Cool Cards Thursday !! Ever second thursday, we will be having a fun Card Challenge over on Catherine and Cathy Create !! My theme for this week is Buttons and Bows - so any  card using buttons and ribbon !! Pretty easy right !?! Why don't you play along with us !!

My card today uses some of my fav new products - the new Designer Buttons (love these new patterns this year!!) and the Ruffled Stretch Trim ! This ribbon is SO fabulous - I love it ! I paired it with some punched flowers, embossing folders and the Really Good Greetings stamp set - this came together so quickly !! Take a look !!

Isn't that adorable !?! I am loving it. My first step were those fun flowers !! I love how well the Blossom Punch and the new Pansy Punch layer together - isn't that the cutest flower !?! I used some "Dynamic Duos" for my 2 tone flowers: Coastal Cabana with Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight with So Saffron, Strawberry Slush with Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral with Crisp Cantaloupe. I embossed the Blossom Punches with the Square Lattice folder and the Pansy Punches with the Perfect Polka Dots folder. They were all sponged with their matching ink colors, and layered together with Dimensionals.  I then added a striped Subtles Designer Button to the middle of each one - cute right !?

My card ended up being a 6" square (so I could fit on all my flowers) so I used lots of layers to dress it up. I stamped my sentiment using my Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana markers, and decorated all around it with some Subtles Candy Dots and Rhinestones. I also used 2 pieces of the Ruffle Stretch Trim (also Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana) for the fun layered look. So beautiful !! 

Well thats my card for today !! Wouldn't you love to come and join us on Catherine and Cathy Create !?! All you need is to make a card using Ribbon and Buttons - what could be easier !! So click the link here to post your project !! Thanks so much for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings (wood #130330, clear #130333)

Ink: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad #131178, Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad #131175, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad #126944, Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad #126983, Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad #126956, Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131181, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad #126957, Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad #131176, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana Markers (2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Collection #131260)

Paper: Subtles 12x12 Cardstock Collection #131189, Strawberry Slush #131295, Coastal Cabana #131287, Daffodil Delight #119683, Calypso Coral #122925, Pink Pirouette #111351, Soft Sky #131203, So Saffron #105118, Crisp Cantaloupe #131298, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Blossom Punch #125603, Pansy Punch #130698, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Subtles Designer Buttons #130030, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, 3/8" Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim #130024, 3/8" Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim #130023, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Stamping Sponges #101610


  1. Great card! Love those flowers.

    1. Thank you Dale !! They are super fun. Cheers !

  2. Love these flowers and the color combos are stunning! n

    1. Thanks so much !! And thank you for visiting !! :)

  3. What a delicious looking card!!! I love how it just pops!!

  4. I hadn't thought of layering those two punches, they look great together.