My challenge is going well. Today's card will be my 24th. : ) So... not so bad right? I have 80 days left to make 76 cards... eeek! should I be nervous!??!
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Before I share my card today I want to welcome two new followers. Jen from I Create blog and Michelle from My Passion for Crafting. These girls have style!! Jen is not only a talented paper crafter she is also funny : ) and a DT member of Freshly Made Sketches, one of my favorite challenge blogs. Michelle's has a clean fresh Trendy!! style : ) I know you'll enjoy visiting both these great blogs.
I have been wanting to play with my new Button Stacks from PTI. These wonderful button die cuts make for some sweet embellishments. I started with a piece of Stampin Up's "Sent With Love" DSP for my background paper. Even though it is not showing up in my picture - I embossed it with a PTI cover plate. As this was the first time I ever tried embossing with a cover plate I was nervous that I might actually cut instead of emboss so my embossing is very light - too light. But it is visible in real life : )
Are you loving the buttons as much as I do?? In the "supplies" listed below I will leave the link to each button die I used to make your shopping easier *wink*
Did you notice the Darling little enamel dots!? I'm pleased as punch with how nifty these little cuties are!! I made them : ) Julia Aston of Create with Me blog shared how to make them in THIS POST. Then Kelly Bertram from Kelly's Place shared that she needed to reduce time and temperature in THIS POST. So obviously ovens vary because I melted my Perler Beads on 325* for 30 minutes. I guess the bottom line is start low and raise both temp and time until the little beads are melted the way you want them. It could not be easier to do!!
I paid $3.25 for a pack of 1000 pastel beads! Have you priced the Enamel dots recently? this is a very good way to use a trendy embellishment on your card for just pennies : )
That's it for today. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!! Thank you so much! for your comments they really do make my day!
Solid cs from PTI
Patterned paper from SU "Sent With Love" DSP
Cover Plate used for embossing my pp is "Circles" from PTI
Button dies used: Buttoned Up #1, Buttoned Up #2, Button Stacks and Button Stacks II
Oval frame by Spellbinders
Sentiment by CTMH "Card Chatter- Sympathy"