Saturday, September 5, 2009

Clean, Cute, Simple Saturday!

Hee....yep.... a Christmas card! I created this card for the week long Stretch Your Holiday Style Challenges on the Moxie Fab World Blog. This one is for the Fun & Cute Challenge.

I used the fun reindeer from Funky Christmas (Gina K Designs) as the focal image of this card. I added a heart in his hands and added the sentiment that I typed on the computer. My favorite part of this (besides the cutie reindeer!) is the button hemp. I threaded the buttons so that the hemp would tie through the center button and that is how it is attached to the card.

(Did that make any sense at all???? If you picture just one button and wrapping the hemp around the card and then threading each side through one button hole and then tying the hemp in the center........it might make better sense. I just made sure to thread the a red button on either side before doing the center button!)

I kept the layout very simple and clean to keep the focus on the reindeer. The reindeer is stamped twice, once on the card and again to color and pop up on top of the original. Then, I added some red stickles to the reindeer's nose and then used a light green Copic marker to highlight the mistletoe word in the sentiment.

Gotta love fun & cute cards!

Materials used: Stamps-Funky Christmas (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; Copic markers; White cardstock (Gina K Designs); hemp; buttons (SU!); red stickles (Ranger); designer paper- Mr Campy-Flannel (Cosmo Cricket), Early Bird-Apron Strings (Cosmo Cricket).

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

13 comments:

Shelia said...

This is absolutely adorable. And I understood completely about how the buttons were attached. My husband says I hav ea language of my own. ;). Now is the plan to make multiples for Christmas? It made me smile first thing this morning.

Tracey said...

This is just adorable Cammie! I love that button hemp! Fabulous idea! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! xx

Susan G said...

I've never been good with simple cards, but I'm trying harder. This is such a cute Christmas one. Thanks for sharing.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so cute! Love the buttons!

Julie E said...

He is a cutie! Like the buttons too :>)

Rita said...

Too stinkin' cute!!! I luv your button idea!

Have a great holiday weekend...hugs Rita

Joanne (jojot) said...

so sweet.....and it deceivingly looks simple, but I KNOW a great deal of thought and planning went into it....adorable

Starla said...

I've been trying to figure out how to use buttons....so far, my use doesn't turn out as cute!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh gosh, that's adorable!..LOVE how you did the buttons!

Helen F. said...

Too adorable! Love the buttons and twine look on this fun card ~ that reindeer just makes me smile!

Deebi27 said...

Fun, fun, fun! And Oh, so cute to boot! Great idea and could be so useful for other similar type cards!
You rock girl!

Kathleen said...

That is fun and cute! Great job on the challenge!

Cath said...

Thanks for entering the Fun & Cute Challenge, too, Carolyn!