Thursday, February 25, 2010

Three Cute Notes.

I don't know what it is about small cards, but they are just so cute. I'm a sucker for anything mini and I guess that applies to cards as well.


Stamps: On the Desk (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Terra Cotta Grosgrain (Papertrey Ink), Black and Cream Check (May Arts)
Tread: Cream (Coats and Clark)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Buttons: True Black, Terra Cotta (Papertrey Ink)

And although these cards look like they would take seconds to make... sewing on all those buttons really took some time. Well that and I pretty much have, what I refer to as RIBBON WARS. I think the current total looks something like this:

RIBBON - 211
ME - 12
 
So you get the picture. However, I'm determined to win out in the end. Anyone else out there have ribbon wars?

Thanks for all of your feedback with my ATG. If you are in the market for one the most cost efficent place I found to purchase it was here. Also, thanks to all of you that played along in this latest EBTKS challenge! We were really excited to see such a great response!

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On another note I've been meaning to post this card for awhile! Laural-Lee made this awesome card with Key to My Heart! I just love how she stamped the stripes of paper!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Oooo...lovin' the mini Love!! Yea, sewing on buttons can take forever...especially the little ones! I got quite a giggle at your Ribbon Wars..sorry! :>

..::Paulina::.. said...

You SEWED on all those buttons?!?! OH MY GOODNESS! I'm so lazy....I just tie twine on mine and use a glue dot and I'm done. Kuddos to you for doing it the "real" way! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh I love these...

~amy~ said...

fantabulous!

Gina said...

Love the red, black and white!

jen said...

Courtney, you crack me up! I can totally hear your sweet southern voice lamenting the ribbon!!!
These are sooo cute!

Anthonette said...

Isn't that set from Cornish Heritage Farms cool? I don't have it, but I wish I did.

Cute mini cards, Courtney!

I have ribbon wars too, but since I mail a lot of my cards, I don't put bows on most of them.

Vanessa said...

Super mini cards! You sewed on all the buttons??? Wow, I always adhere my buttons with adhesive! Some ribbon is difficult - so I always use my favorite, because I know it does what I tell it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

yyam said...

Really cute! Love the typewriter stamp! The row of buttons looks really neat!

I give a lot of ribbon away...so that I can buy new ones!

de said...

Super cute! Love the buttons.

Ribbon wars... that's so funny. I can relate!

KAREN B. said...

Ribbon wars, that's funny! It must be going on in my part of crafty world too! Very cute and sophisticated cards.

Scrapping Julie said...

GIRL! I love these little mini cards! so adorable. YES ribbon and I are NOT friends. but, i make them hang out with me anyway!! Teehee.

Sarah Craig said...

Cute cards - but remind me to tell you sometime how to sew buttons on with your sewing machine!

Kay said...

Adorable mini cards!! Love that fabulous plaid ribbon and the buttons are SO pretty! The time you spend was sooo worth it! Wonderful job! Oh yes, I have ribbon wars quite often and although it looks like the ribbon is going to win, I persevere and usually conquer! LOL!! Have a great weekend, Courtney!

Laurel said...

Love these! love the ribbon.

Jessica said...

Super cute!!! I love mini cards too :)

Sara said...

I love the mini cards! I love all thing mini too but hadn't thought of making min cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are ADORABLE! I love black white and red together and am a sucker for stitched buttons!

(-: Heidi

Dawn said...

Super cute Courtney. I'm really digging the Cornish Heritage stamp line...don't know how I missed them for so long.

~kelly marie~ said...

Super cute cards!! Love them!

Aimes said...

Oh I'm on the verge of giving up the war with my ribbons! I go with the idea that wonky and uneven add to the homemade authenticity of my creations LOL! I have to say you're ribbon work here is fab though, those cards are so sweet!
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