A Button Garden

What better way to enjoy summer than out in your garden – or someone else’s garden.  I would love to go to the Botanical Garden about now but would probably appreciate it more in the dead of winter.  At the August Stamp Camp, we are going to create our own garden – with buttons!

buttons gems 2Isn’t this a cute way to celebrate summer and use up spare buttons?   I’ve used a color scheme of Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe with retired Designer Series Paper.  The scallop border punch adds interest to the bottom of the card as well as the “grass” for the garden.  The flower stems were stamped in Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding from the new Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set.  The buttons were added with a micro Glue Dot and a bit of liquid adhesive.  The gems were added with liquid adhesive.  I love the message “HAPPY BLOOMING BIRTHDAY” which is part of the Flower Patch set.  Button sewed use this

For those of you who want to try something a bit different – why not tie your flower on with a bit of embroidery thread as I did here.  I simply held my button in place with a micro Glue Dot and threaded my needle thru the front and back up.  I’ve even pre-threaded 3 large needles!  Note the use of Pool Party ribbon on this card versus the retired Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon used on the first card.  You will choose your buttons, your choice of ribbon, and how you choose to attach your “flowers” to the garden – adhesive with gem centers, or embroidery thread.  The choice is yours!

Hope to see you on August 7, 8 or 9.  Mark the September Stamp Camp dates on your calendar now – Sept 4, 5, 6.  If  you can, let me know which date you will be coming or if you need to schedule an alternate date/time.  Keep an eye out for your holiday catalogues which should be arriving shortly.  I will have extras if you need to pick one up or want me to send it to you.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com