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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Buttony What's Up Wednesday at MFT

Well, Happy Wednesday! A while back I did a "few" cards with a handmade embellishment I dubbed as my "Ribbon-Button-Loopy-Thing-Tied-With-Whatever Embellishment". Since that time, several of ya'll have requested instructions on how I make them. I was just about to write up a blog post about them when I was asked to do a tutorial, "An Interview With A Button", on the MFT "How'd They Do That?" forum over on Splitcoast about ways to use buttons (because I'm so buttony!). What perfect timing! I LOVE using buttons and when Kim announced that she was going to start carrying them, I was even more enamored with them with all their fabulous colors and the value of an entire level cupful!

Check out MFT’s Cup ‘O Button offerings HERE. So if you are still interested, I'd love for you to hop on over and check out my tutorial right HERE and you too can make your own "Ribbon-Button-Loopy-Thing-Tied-With-Whatever Embellishments"! I've also highlighted a technique on how I altered the button in the flower center on this card and listed several other common and unique ways to use buttons on that same post. Then, if you are so inclined, we'd love it if you played along in the challenge and conduct your very own "Interview With a Button". You can find all those details HERE on the Challenge thread. I'll be checking in on the MFTWUW23 Gallery often to see your creations!

SUSIE Q-TIP: It's a matter of preference, but it doesn't bother me to not have anything strung through a button on my projects. However, if you like it and feel the need for it, DO IT! Remember that the knot doesn't always have to be on the face side of the button. They are awfully cute with the little "X" sewn onto them and knotted on the bottom out of sight. (Note to self: Get some linen thread--so much easier than embroidery floss!)

Stamps: Snuggle Bunnies (MFT)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pretty in Pink (SU!), White Perfect Panels, Chocolate Kiss DP (MFT)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye (Colorbox)
Accessories: Scallop Square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Thread, Prima Flower, Copic Markers, MFT Ribbon and Buttons, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters


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