Friday, December 5, 2008

Toggles

I love boiled wool jackets with toggle buttons. They are so classy and they remind me of Paddington Bear. When I found these buttons, I knew I had to make a card that looked like a jacket. Yes, that is houndstooth, but I actually didn't stamp it. Shock, I know. Its patterned paper from Jenni Bowlin. Did you think I could resist? :)

The inside of the card.

To make the buttons, I die cut 3 labels from my Spellbinder's dies. On two of them, I stitched the button. The other one I cut and used it to cover up where I glued the suede leather strips. I tried to make it look at close to a coat as possible.
I also cut another strip of patterned paper and distressed it, so it would look like the flap of a coat.
Around the border, I stamped the sentiment from the inside of the card.

I can't believe I got the chance to post this. My in laws will be arriving for our family Christmas celebration any minute. Have a wonderful weekend!! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Cardstock-Papertrey Ink

Patterned paper-Jenni Bowlin

Stamps-PTI (Made of Snow)

Ink-Palette Noir, Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown

Buttons, Suede Leather-Wal Mart

Tools-Nestabilities, Heart punch

18 comments:

LeAnne said...

Well, this is just too stinkin' cute. I would NOT have been able to part with these buttons, you are so clever to use them on this card!!! LOVE it!
LeAnne

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kim, this is just so rich!!!! I, too, love boiled wool coats with toggle closures....epecially in a red houndstooth!!! It has been awhile since I have had to wear wool, though. I really miss it. Love how you did the buttons. Great card!!!!!

Deanna said...

Um yeah this is gorgeous!

Latisha said...

this is CA-UTE
love that paper and how you did the toggles is genious!

Regan said...

Oh geez!!!

I am loving this card-so cool!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Kim, I'm loving this!! Love the toggles and well, I love it all!
--Becca

Amanda said...

cute as usual!! LOVE the pp & the red. some of my favorites.

Donelda said...

fantastic!! I'm having trouble leaving a comment...not sure if it is my computer or not??? Stange. Anyway, I also wanted you to know that I LOVE your button snowman!! YOu are brilliant!!

Julie Masse said...

What a classy cards Kim! I LOVE it!! :)

Jennifer Priest said...

Super cute!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so cool! Love the toggles, but my fav part is the subtle-ness of the sentiment around the edge!

Cindy Haffner said...

So cool Kim, what a great idea.

clouds shadler said...

Very creative. At first I had to look at the card twice to figure out it was a jacket front with the buttons, very cute though, it's pretty awesome actually. I'll c if I can come up with something cute like that, prolly not, haha.

TFS
-Clouds :o)

maria fiscella said...

So creative, Kim - gorgeous!

Julie said...

HOLY COW,Kim!! This is awesome! I too love those coats and I think it's the buttons!! :)

Julia Aston said...

How very fun with the toggle buttons - love how you made the 'leather' pieces under the buttons - so creative Kim!

Janine said...

This is such a different card... I love it!!

Debbie Olson said...

Such a rich and fabulous look--very creative, Kim!