Sunday, March 18, 2012

Button Smooches for The Paper Players

Hello there! It's Sunday and that means it is time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players! This week, Nance is our hostess and she has a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge showcasing buttons
I decided to break out the brand-new Bright Blossoms stamp set and Summer Smooches DSP from Stampin' Up! Both of these products will be featured in the new catalog later this year, and are not available to order yet. This is a little sneaky peek. The exciting news can be one of the first to order it starting April 1st. Shoot me an email for more details!  I love, love, LOVE this paper and the fabulous color combo of Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. It is so bright and cheerful! I dressed up the stamped image with a few Bitty Buttons backed with some more of this pretty paper, punched with the circle and flower shapes from the Bitty Punch Pack.
I just felt like those flowers needed a little bit more pizazz, so I dressed them up with a sparkly rhinestone center...because, let's face it, everything is better with some sparkle! I also added a bow using the new Daffodil Delight Seam Binding. (also coming soon!) The sentiment is from the You're a Gem stamp set and it just seemed fitting for these bejeweled blossoms.  I know there are quite a few layers on this card but it was CAS for me, in the sense that it was a fairly quick card to create. I let the punches do a lot of the work. That's always a good thing, right? All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post.

A quick shot of the inside, ready for a hand-penned thank you note: 
Please, bust out your buttons and join us this week at the Paper Players for Nance's  challenge.The challenge closes Friday, March 23rd at 12:00 (PST). The rest of the gals on the Design Team have created some awesome projects, as always. I hope you will stop by to visit and share some bloggin' smiles: 

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I go, I wanted to share a photo of one of my favorite deer from our backyard. This pretty doe visits regularly. She's not scared of my camera at all. I'm not sure if that is a good thing, or not.  
Thanks for stopping by today! :) 
Enjoy your day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Bright Blossoms and You're a Gem (sentiment)
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade card stock
Ink: Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo Classic ink
Punches: 1" Circle punch, Bitty Punch Pack (flower and circle)
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker, Mini Glue Dots and a whole bunch of Stampin Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: oval and scalloped oval die cut


  1. Oh Anne, I love your card both inside and out. Love how you added the paper behind the buttons to make them pop and that pattern paper is fabulous.

  2. Adorable card, love all the new stuff, DD seam binding, the paper, the stamp set all combined for a great card. Of course I too love the extra bling, just sets off those cute flowers.

    How precious, your backyard visitor...obviously you don't live in the city!

  3. Way to showcase all the new goodies! Such a fun bright card.

  4. This smoochie stuff is so darned cute! Your card is adorable!

  5. OH SO PRETTY! Love all the bright colors and bling on here. Just fabulous!

  6. Ann Marie so cute! Love the bright colors and I'm loving the SMOOCHE set and papers too. Your little button flowers are adorable too... hugs.

  7. This is adorable, Anne Marie! I love the buttons - such a fabby card for spring!

  8. Oh. My. Gosh. This is so stinkin' cute, I never even thought to use a CLEAR button.....cute, cute, cute! Deer is too!

  9. Oh my goodnes, AM, this card is soooo PERKY! Love these colors together especially the Razzleberry paired with Daffodil. Love that you blinged up those adorable buttons and what a fabulous showcase of the new goodies! Sweet picture of your fauna friend too. Big hugs!!

  10. Absolutely adorable, Anne Marie! Such bright and cheery colors! I love the DSP on the inside. What a gorgeous doe!

  11. Love what you've done with the new goodies! Your flowers are fantastic!! Such a wonderful, bright & cheerful card!
    We have a lot of deer in our area, but they are very skittish and never get this close! Fantastic pic!!

  12. This is so pretty with the bright colors and the paper matches perfectly. Love it. That sweet little doe is so cute, looking at you.

  13. Adorable! Love it inside and out! Those bitty buttons look fab with this dsp and paper!

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I wasn't sure about this set, but you slammed it out of the park. WOW!

  15. I have these little clear buttons with the punches, too, and I have NEVER made them look this cute! Bravo! This is just adorable, I love the bright colors! :)

  16. Oh wow this is stunningly creative use of buttons. Love the flower the flower arrangement you have created and that deer is just adorable. You are priveleged to have such wildlife on your doorstep.

  17. LOVE your card!!! That DSP is amazing, and now you've gone and made me love the stamp set too! I wasn't going to get it! LOL!

  18. Love these flowers!!! Anytime you can use buttons as flowers, I'm happy!!

    Love how you did the sentiment down below too.
    Hello little deer!!


  19. Beautiful colors and DP, Anne Marie !!

  20. This is absolutely ADORABLE Anne Marie!!! That's all I needed was to have another MUST have to my wish list!! LOL!!! I love the colors and that cute vase of flowers!!! This is so you!!! Fantastic job my friend!!! Amy L.

  21. Oh, Anne Marie! You know how much I adore your cards?! No, you know? I adore them A LOT!! ;) You always have such bright, beautiful card creations to share and this one doesn't disappoint! I have the Summer Smooches DSP and stamp set just waiting to bust out of their packaging. Maybe I'll pull it out for the next sketch challenge...hmmmmmmmm. These bright colors really scream SUMMER IS COMING and the extra little clear buttons with the various DSP behind them finish off the card perfectly. Of course! ;) Have a great weekend!

  22. Anne Marie, thank you so much for choosing my card as A Cut Above, I REALLY appreciate it :) Looking forward to what's in store next week :)

  23. Love the layout and the use of the DSP!!!! And that deer is so cute! I haven't seen many in our yard this year:(


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Anne Marie