Friday, July 15, 2011

Buttons and Bows Monkey Challenge

Wow a Button and Bows Challenge!! Sounds like so much fun... Right. Then go make a card and join the challenge.
I wanted to use some of my new Paper that I just got "Big Top Birthday".

I was thinking how cute it would be to use buttons for wheels,  like a toy. I just had to make a pinwheel for the elephant. I used a Q-tip for the stick.
What a Cute Little Pig, it made us think of the new Button stamp set.
Challenge goes live 9pm Friday Night. Contest starts Midnight.

I used the Pinwheel paper, cut two of them out and used a brad to put them together.

A Button and a Bow!!

I wanted to share what I do with my DSP when I get it. I get my Catalog out and put the name of the paper and all the colors that are in it on the back with a black permanent ink pen. I also include the date and catalog number. I write it really big, so that at a glance I can see all the info.... and wow it saves a lot of time if you are a Blogger!!!

Stamp sets:
Wild about you 8pc set 2008-2010 Catalog
Touch of Kindness 9pc set 2011 Occasions Mini
Ink and Paper Colors:
White, Real red, Tempting turquoise
Playground buttons, Sm Oval and Scallop Oval, Scallop border,
1/4 inTempting turquoise ribbon, 5mm wiggle eye, Q-tip,
1/8th inch Real red ribbon, Sponge dauber.
Designer Series Paper:
Big Top Birthday 2011-2012 Catalog
Big Shot:
Perfect Pennants (new 2011-2012)

Thanks for looking


Beth said...

I LOVE this card! Of course, I've always loved that stamp set -- and will never, ever part with it. The blocks are all beautifully stained from many projects. The pinwheel and the buttons for wheels really make this project.

Shellie G. said...

Great card! The Big Top DSP is going on my August order. I love the bright colors :-). Thanks for the tip about writing the colors on the dsp backing. It makes total sense even for non-bloggers :-)

Happy Stamping!


Jean Addis said...

You are one clever, creative lady! Your card is so cute. Thank you for sharing your DSP makes so much sense, and will really help.

Lynne said...

Fab card very adorable piggy. Lynne x

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great card! The buttons are perfect for the wheels and thanks for the tip on using the Q-tip stick......wouldn't have thought of that one. Also like your writing down the match colors on the DSP backing paper......great idea!

Dale Morin said...

How cute!!! TFS

LeAnne said...

CUTE!!! LOVE the inspiration photo!! And what a great idea to write all the info on your cello bag!!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Great idea to write on the back of the bag!! I am always reaching for my folder with my print out of DSP colours! I must start doing this!