So the other day at my workshop I told you we did the quilt card, that is what the girls did as their make n take, and I so want to do more of those, so much fun, and they can be any color. In fact…shhh…..I brought back a bunch of catalogs from CHA, (they hand them out – I didn't steal them) but they have like designer papers in them, just photos of them, not the real thing…what is stopping me from punching those out and using them? Of course there wont be any repeats and the colors will have to match or coordinate, but I am going to try it. I mean that would certainly be being "green" right and not just tossing the books out after looking at them. What might stop me is "time" right now, but some day, I am gonna do it.
So I also demoed a couple cards for the girls, one was a card from the Just Buzzin' class, I showed them the trick on how not to have to cut out the tiny little bee legs when you are using that set – you can read that here . The other card was this one, and it was inspired by this card by geobeck. I changed it just a tad and here it is:
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Rockabilly DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Jetblack Stazon
Misc: Corduroy buttons, 3/4 inch circle punch
Pardon? Hmm…? My bottom, well yes it has gotten a little wider of late so nice of you to notice, but….oh…what's that? You said bUttoN… Sorry I couldn't hear you over the fan motor running on my new power supply in the computer…ha!
Is that a button? Yep!
It looks kinda like a fancy button off a pillow, or a chesterfield…remember that word? Did anyone remember a couch being called a chesterfield? Or was that something us Canadians said? Like Freshie instead of Kool-aid, or Serviette instead of Napkin, Hydro instead of Electricity…I could go on and on…in fact feel free to add any to the comment section I may have forgotten…
Back to the button, let me show you how I did it.
You need these two pieces, the button that looks like a button, and the button that is really a brad.
Now you are gonna open up the
legs prongs in the back of the brad (note to my Demonstrator readers: decide what kinda crowd you have so you know what word to use). Nothing takes the excitement out of a Demonstration as the guests watch the Hostess remove the Demonstrator out of her house by her pants button I mean bottom…ha!!! Never happened to me, but my lips flap before my brains catch up sometimes and you never know…
Then insert the prongs into the holes of the button – push it all the way in and make sure it is even in the front and then close the prongs in the back.
Then you have…
TIP: Mix and match the button colors and that is so cute too. It didnt work with the colors I had ordered for this particular card, so I did the same color.
OK my friends, I am getting off here and get back to work, I had my Just Buzzin' class today and it was fun to see everyone, a few faces I had not seen in quite a while too!
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in!
I love how your mind works. Nice chesterfield button. Thanks for the Copic advice.
Here is another one….bathroom / washroom.
Wow! Beautiful cards and great tips! TFS!
bobbyjo (at SCS) says
Did you say foolscap for notebook paper?… our daughter had a teacher from Canado who told the students to get out their foolscap, and none of them knew what she was talking about. We loved hearing her accent.
Linda Watts says
Thanks for the button info.
I don't like to say "spread the legs" either. I call the prongs "wings". Thanks for the giggles.
Your card is beautiful. I LOVE the "button" you made. Very cool idea and it looks so classy.
You made me giggle about the "bottom". lol
How about garburator instead of Garbage disposal. I would make my contractor so confused with that one.
Eh? Who says we say things different???
Love your site…visit everyday….your sense of humour is alot of fun…
mary jo says
But not washroom–warshroom:-) The bottom/button is a clever idea! Thanks for shares and smiles. Mary Jo
Cindy Lawrence says
Gorgeousness, Dahling! Love the buttons…I was gonna do that on a card the other day, and didn't have the right color. You are so clever, girlie! I LOVE all of your wonderful Canadianisms…they just make me smile, just like you do! 🙂
Love that stamp set…you did a great job on the card!!!
LOVE the "button" you made
Karen T says
I love the button and the cute card with the Owls stickers!! 🙂 They match your paper well, and very creative. They add a great dimension to your card. Thanks so much for sharing I do look forward to what you come up with each day.
'Chesterfield' will mean nothing to an American unless he's into retro cigarettes. I found that out as a Canadian attending university in Oregon. I used to be trotted out to say words like "roof" and "drama" to my American friends, who would hoot and chortle at my weird accent. What accent?
Love the card, by the way. Adorable button.
To funny. I love the button I'm going to use that for my next swap.
Here's another one.. Vacation/holiday. 🙂