Welcome Little One

There is a new challenge this week at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog.  Use a stamp that has not seen ink or if you have inked them all, use one that has not seen ink in some time!  I have quite a few stamps that have not seen ink, so this was an easy challenge for me! Take some time for yourself and come join in the challenge.  Your project needs to have Close To My Heart products to enter.  You can use a mix of products, your entry is not required to be 100% CTMH.


I inked up the January Stamp of the Month, Little Reminder to make this little Welcome Baby card.  I love the simplicity of the card.  Not to mention it is all boy!  I started with a negative image from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the star at 2 ½”.  I then added a variety of buttons under the image.  No rhyme or reason, just kept moving them until I liked the look.  I really have an issue with naked buttons, so I took the time to add some thread to all of them as well.  All supplies by Close To My Heart except where noted.

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

S1201 Little Reminder Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5903 Light Blue Shades Cardstock

Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Z1371 Blue Assortment Buttons

Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

Z1471 Ruler

Generic White Embroidery Thread

Generic Blue Embroidery Thread

Smooch Spray by Clearsnap

I added the Smooch Glitz spray to the negative image prior to adding the stitching to the card.  I think a little sparkle steps the card up a notch.  The little banner was cut freehand and scored to make the folds.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Catered Crop-Buttons

Craft Your Days Away-New Beginnings

Crafty Boots-New Beginnings

Crafty Ribbons-New Beginnings

Crazy For Challenges-Use Something New

Cupcake Craft-Something New

Ooh La La Creations-New Beginnings

The Poodles Parlour-Buttons

The Squirrel & The Fox-Something New

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back soon for sneak peeks from the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book!

31 thoughts on “Welcome Little One”

  1. Such a great use of buttons and the stitching is a fab touch! I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings challenge. xx Denise

  2. What a great card, I love this concept and the stitchings sets it all off. Fab colour too.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Lovely, Allisa! I love the buttons behind the star like that! I find that I do not like my buttons naked either; but if it is not simple the thread them ( like the thread bunches going through) then I leave them with a slight cringe. :0/

  4. Gorgeous card Allisa i love it, brilliant work. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbon for our challenge and blog hop. Happy New Year. luv gina xx

  5. This is great, Allisa! Those buttons are really the "star" of the show – Sorry! Couldn't resist the pun! 🙂 Thanks for playing along this week!

  6. Fabulous card! I love, love, love how you used the buttons!


    **I am offering blog candy on my blog. Please feel free to stop by and enter if you are interested.**

  7. Oh, now I know what to do with the extra packs of buttons that I ordered by accident!
    TFS and not too sure if I'll floss of mine like you did. Kuods on the details.

  8. I am sure the card would be just as cute without the buttons being threaded. 🙂 I keep a needle on my craft table, just for threading buttons. Thanks for all of your comments!

  9. I proper LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Allisa!!! I am so going to 'case' it…hope you don't mind?! 😀
    Thanks so much for joining our 'New beginnings' challenge at Ooh La La!
    Lizy DT x

  10. What a great card! I bet it's even more gorgeous in real life with the smooch spray. I, too, have an issue with unthreaded buttons…so I totally get it. LOL

  11. Such a sweet and adorable card!! Love the details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!


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