It’s Party Time

Hi everyone.  I feel like it’s been sooo long since I’ve posted.  Only a week, but it seems longer.  I’ve been crazy busy but I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and that’s a good thing.

Today the My Favorite Things DT is joining forces with Buttons Galore for a super-fun hop with lots of prizes!

  • MFT will choose one random commenter from an MFT designer’s blog and award a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • MFT will choose one random commenter from a Buttons Galore designer’s blog and award a $25 Gift Certificate.
  • Buttons Galore will choose one random commenter from an MFT designer’s blog and award a $25 button assortment.
  • Buttons Galore will choose one random commenter from a Buttons Galore blog and award a $25 button assortment.


You can find direct links to ALL participants HERE.

Since I never seem to have birthday cards when I need them, I decided to use our adorable Birthday Girl from the Pure Innocence line.  Base cardstock is MFT’s Tangy Orange.

My image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored using Copics with colored pencils for the grass/ground.  After piecing the dress, I added a bit of shadow using W1 and W3 markers.

I stitched some cute Vintage Heart buttons to the front using jute string.  While the backs of the buttons are slightly colored, the fronts are brown (wood).  I decided to use the brown sides.

On the inside, I stamped my sentiment and used two scraps of the patterned paper.

Don’t forget to check out the other participants HERE, and leave comments along the way for your chance to win one of the fab four prizes!

Thanks for visiting today!  See you soon!

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Birthday Girl (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress   Paper:  MFT Tangy Orange, X-Press It Blending Card, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, E35, BG10, W00, W1, W3, R22, R24, R27, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, Buttons Galore Vintage Heart buttons, jute, sponge.  Finished size 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

59 responses to “It’s Party Time

  1. As always – your project is just remarkable!

  2. You utterly amaze me all the time!!! I adore this- your pleats look like she is going to jump off the page!!! WOW

  3. victoria pollard

    the buttons are just amazing and the dp you’ve selective just go together so well

  4. Oh wow!!! I love how you pleated PI’s dress!!!!! So cute! Fabulous heart buttons!!!

  5. absolutely love your card… the color scheme.

  6. OHHHHH I just love those little heart buttons. Great card.

  7. I love your card. She looks so real. Thanks.

  8. oh she is as sweet as can be, all ready for the birthday party! love those yummy heart buttons on a string. 🙂

  9. Love how you used the back of the buttons for the card, very cute Michele!

  10. Really adorable card. Love the papers you used plus such a sweet image.

  11. I love your color combinations, and the way in which you turned up the edges of your papers. The dark heart buttons really stood out, and were interestingly put together. It looks like you added some light pleats to the girls dress! Very cute. You colored, blended, and shaded the girl nicely, and I liked the turning up of the paper edges, and how you aged the paper with the girl on it. It all added to the older look of the card. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Adorable Michele! I just received my last release order in the mail yesterday and can’t wait to ink up this cutie pie! Love how you added pleats!!!

  13. Lovely card: I especially love how the string of heart buttons reflect the balloon theme. Thanks for sharing; I enjoy your work.

  14. This is the card that brought me to the blog hop and I have been looking for it since LOL. It is like that movie line “You had me at hello” OMG how I love this card and the PI is my favorite. The heart buttons ~ the muted colors of the paper so little miss sweetie pie can shine and be the star. SIGH ……. this is just my style!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  15. Absolutely adorable!

  16. Darling! Such gorgeous coloring and I love the buttons!

  17. eek…just terrific, everyone is being so clever and creative with buttons ,love it!

  18. LOVE those heart buttons! What makes shaped buttons so darn cute, anyway? Great card!

  19. This is so adorable, I love it

  20. Gorgeous card, love the heart buttons

  21. Gorgeous card! Love your colors and those buttons are so cute!

  22. Awesome card Michele, love that button row. I had to look twice at the pleats of her dress wow…. they look so real!

  23. Cute card with lovely buttons on side. TFS 🙂

  24. Oh I love this! The little heart button trio is amazing, and of course, your coloring is out of this world!

  25. Miriam Prantner

    This is so sweet and pretty and lovely! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love how the buttons kind of mimic the idea of balloons.

  26. too cute, love that paper piecing, neat threading of the buttons, pretty papers!

  27. Such a sweet card! Love the heart buttons!

  28. This is great!! So pretty!

  29. I love the pleats on the dress!

  30. I absolutely love this card & everything you’ve done to make it so darn cute!
    The paper, the shadowing & the worn look, just set it all off, especially how you shadowed the dress.

  31. This is such a pretty card, Michele!

  32. Hi Michele,
    What a sweet card (with adorable buttons)! It’s such a good idea to create a birthday card stash…I’ll put it on my list!
    Thanks for sharing.

  33. I Love everthing about this card! Your stiching is fabulous, the vintage buttons look beautiful!

  34. Rosie Gustafson

    Very cute card, I love how you strung your buttons, great idea.

  35. sweet card. love the paper piecing

  36. I’ve missed your posts!!! Love today’s card!! Fantastic!!

  37. This is real sweet. Beautiful colour tones, really subtle colour scheme!

  38. Such a cute card! I love the heart buttons!

  39. liz aka javagirl

    As always beautiful work love the card

  40. liz aka javagirl

    As always beautiful work love the card

  41. Michele, this is beautiful! What gorgeous buttons! They are perfect for her vintage dress!

  42. Love how you shaded the dress after paper piecing it – makes it look more realistic! Great color combo and the heart buttons really finish it off nicely.

  43. Love the heart buttons tied down by the thread, very cool idea.

  44. Super cute! I love the button choice 🙂

  45. Very sweet and the buttons are perfect.

  46. Love those vintage heart buttons. Cute card with all the great patterned papers.

  47. love the little girl stamp….she is so sweet.

  48. Such a sweet card! I love the pleats you created on her dress when paper piecing. The heart buttons on top of the twine is adorable.

  49. I like the simplicity of your colour choices. The heart shaped buttons add a perfect touch.

  50. Love your shading on the dress and the texture it gives!! And…I’m a sucker for anything heart 🙂

  51. Your recent cards are delightful!!

  52. What a amazing card is this ;o)

  53. Darling idea to string the heart buttons. So cute.

  54. Great details on this. I love the sewing, distressing and the colors you used.

  55. So sweet! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  56. The blog is great and your card is a keeper…that stamp is to die for!!! YIPPEE!

  57. Very sweet Michele 🙂

  58. Yup, more amazing work! Look at the shading on her dress, you rock!

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