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.

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


  1. Oh My! This is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

  2. 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

  3. Lovely elegant card. Thanks for sharing at F'n'F this week.

    Pat xx

  4. 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.


  5. A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  6. Your card is lovely and the star looks perfect...you must be a pro at threading buttons!!

  7. 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/

  8. Love this card! I love the way you used buttons -- I'm not a big button person but you make me want to use them now :)


  9. wonderful card, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  10. This is stunning - just gorgeous x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  11. I'm with Romaine...if threading the button isn't easy I leave them naked. This card is truly a work of heart. Beautiful!

  12. The real buttons peeking through the star window are a real pleasant surprise. Terrific job!

  13. 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

  14. 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!

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


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  16. Very neat!! I really love it

  17. Button, button, who's got the button? You do! What a cute card!


  18. 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.

  19. 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!

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

  21. Feel free to CASE it! I plan on making one in pink as well...then I am prepared for future babies!

  22. what a great idea to use your buttons love it thanks for joining us at poodles
    Jacki xx

  23. 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

  24. How gorgeous is this card, great idea, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  25. Wow love this card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week
    Hugs Louise xx

  26. 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!

  27. Great card, lovely idea! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's 'New Beginnings' challenge xx

  28. Love the clean simple design of this card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots x


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