Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI March Blog Hop



Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying the Hop tonight. The theme for this month's Blog Hop was to use buttons on a card or project. I used quite a few on mine but I really adore how it turned out. I've had this idea in my head ever since I saw Jessica Witty's button tree that she made with the Through The Trees stamp set. I don't have that set but I do have OOAL so I used that.



I free-handed the rolling hills from Bitty Dots paper (Spring Moss + Ripe Avocado). The "tree" is the branch image from Out On A Limb. The circles behind the buttons are the smallest image in Dot Spot. The buttons are likely all from Making Memories - they're the flat ones and lucky me, I found them in all the colors of the rainbow. I didn't start out making a rainbow tree but as I started finding buttons it was turning into that so I just went with it. And I like it. The "sun" is a button on top of a flower. Serendipitous that they worked so perfectly together! The card base is Dark Chocolate with the front layer being, of course, Stampers Select White (PTI.)


The inside sentiment is from Everyday Button Bits. I went 'round and 'round whether to put this on the outside of the card but couldn't find a spot where it "fit". It just always looked in the way. So, I decided to just keep the fun, colorful image on the front and include the sentiment on the inside. This one seemed to express it best.

Enjoy the rest of your Hop! :)

75 comments:

Taheerah said...

Oh, very pretty Jennifer!! I love how you used the branch from OOAL vertically, never seen anyone do that before!

PS: glad you're leaning towards Cupcake Collection - that was my evil plan all along mwahahahaha!!

Laurie said...

Adorable! LOVE the tree and all the colors!!

Sara Mac said...

Jennifer this is absolutely adorable! I love how you combined the branch with the dot spot circles. Love the bright colors.

Melissa said...

Pretty and fun! I love the dot circle with the buttons!

peggysue said...

What a beautiful rainbow of buttons! So cheerful!

megspaulding said...

Love this Jennifer. I had sort of the same thought, and I said how can I use this branch and add buttons... duh... flip it up. Very clever! Nice job!

Rosanne said...

Oh, so cute!

Kara said...

So cool, Jennifer! love that tree!
Kara

Savitri said...

Super super cute!! LOVE the colors!

Babies- Beth said...

Holy Toledo, Batman, this is great!! It's a wowser for me! The fact that all of the buttons are so similar except for color makes it just, well, perfect...and that sun is just so great! I love it!!

Dana said...

This is so creative and lovely!

Janice said...

Love it, inside and out!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is so delightful and whimsical! Love the dotty hills and the bold colorful buttons. Perfect sentiment, too!

Travel & Living said...

so cute! love the tree!

Cammie said...

Jennifer, this is so fun and fantastic! I love how you combined so many stamp sets--very creative. Wonderful vibrant colors.

mamareebs said...

I love love love this card! It is right up my alley.

Baseret said...

This is really cute!! I love your sun!!I also love how you used the dot spot stamp.Great idea.

Diane Jaquay said...

Well isn't this just TOO CUTE!!! Love your colorful button tree, and the sun, very clever! Great card!

Sue Ann said...

Jenn how smart are you with the OOAL branch and buttons ....... LOVE THIS ...... can I lift it since I do not have any button sets??

Marge said...

Unbelievably clever & ever so cute!!!

Dana said...

How genius is this to use dot spot and buttons on OOAL? You are talented AND clever! I'm in love with this card.

Nancy L. said...

great card!

Shiloh said...

Love it! Great idea!

Lisa V. said...

I love when more than one set can come together to create something so beautiful. Fantastic job.

honugurl16 said...

Ooooh, so colorful. I love button trees.

Anika said...

Jennifer!! What a great idea! I love the way you used that branch! And all the different colored buttons - love that too!

Kay said...

So creative- I love this, and I'm SO going to CASE it. Great use of those stamps and buttons!

Allison Cope said...

Great thinking! Love the way you used the Out on a Limb stamp! Awesome card!

katevdp said...

Love it!

Susan said...

That is super cute and GENIOUS!! Love how you used those two sets to make a tree!!

Janelle said...

Really adorable, Jennifer! Great display of creativity!

Bonnie said...

So creative and original! I Just love it!

nina said...

Oh my, just LOVE that tree! Now I wish I had Dot Spots...

Kerri said...

OOH, I love this!!! How totally adorable!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Cute! Love the tree with the Dot Spots stamp and those buttons.

Holly Jordan said...

Very creative use of buttons!!! I adore that sun. Could be CASEing this one, thanks for sharing :)

mimi said...

I LOVE this card!! So very creative. I really like the way you created the sun. Very adorable.
Mimi:)

Linda said...

Great job! Love that sun!!

Dee Rose said...

I love your card! Very pretty and a clever combination of stamp sets.

Mariana said...

I love it, the colors are beautiful!!! Now I really need those stamps!!!

Sherry said...

Such a fabulous card! You did such a great job thinking outside the box to make that tree! It is so colorful and cheery!

Jara said...

Really striking and different- I love how you used the branch from "out on a limb" and dot spot! Sooooo cute!!

Mary Dawn said...

so sweet, i love your happy little button tree

Karen H. said...

Adorable! Clever way to use the Limb set. I love the rainbow buttons.

Ginny said...

What a great idea to have the dots around the buttons, it really is a beautiful card!

Lori said...

Fantastic Jennifer!!! I love the happy button tree!!

kolling143 said...

I love the tree in a rainbow of colors!

Jennifer Carter said...

What a fun way to use Dot Spot!! Very cute!

Heather P. said...

Eeeeeep! I totally LOVE this!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

WOW! Great use of the stamps! Love that button tree!

Kathryn B said...

Great card Jennifer and i love your sun! Great idea!

Liz said...

Eee! I'm in love with this! How ingenious to use the Dot Spot circles on the tree. And I love using the flower as the sun rays. Great job Jennifer!!

Laural-Lee said...

This is so funky and fabulous! I love your sunshine!!!

Maureen said...

stunning!! Love the flower used for the son :)

christy compton hall said...

Oh Jennifer, I am a SUCKER for rainbow!! This is FANtastic!!!

Darsi said...

Adorable--love it!

Chris Simon said...

Oh, I love this so much! The rainbow tree is fabulous, and the inside sentiment is just perfect with it. Definitely have to CASE this one!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMG!! This is SO cute!!!!

Sue in Grapevine said...

This is, hands down, the most clever thing I've seen this evening! Gorgeous card.

SnappyStamper said...

Super cool card! Love the creativity here!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Way to maximize you stamps! I'd never thought of turning the branch into a tree! Lovely!

Terri said...

LOVE IT! Great idea to use that branch for a tree! I especially like the bright colors and how you made the sun using a flower too! Thanks for the birthday wishes as well!

Sharon said...

So clever and cheerful! LOVE it!

Cindy said...

I love your button tree. Very clever and what a cheerful card.

leish said...

love the colors! that sun is so pretty!

Jessica said...

Oh wow, I love it! Such creative use of stamps and buttons.

jen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! What a great way to use sets in an out of the box manner!! FUN!

Nadine said...

Wow Jennifer so clever how you created your card! I never would have thought to use the branch from OOAL to make a tree! I love everything about this card and good idea to put the sentiment inside!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how STINKIN' CUTE! Love this!

Marcie S. said...

So creative merging those stamp sets...fabulous idea!

AnitaRex said...

I love what you did! That branch into a button tree is fab, I know what you mean about the sentiment, I could see it curved like the hills and close to the edge of the paper! :>

Jennifer K said...

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Gail said...

OMG! I just love this card. So bright and cheerful!

Deb C said...

Oh wow! Just......wow. That card is so amazing. I'm speechless and that NEVER happens, LOL~

Michelle said...

Shut up - nothing since the blog hop?! Get on it, girl! This is really bright and fun though, this card...your sun is really cool!