Berry Blossoms DSP I think I love you! Ok enough of my personal moment with the Berry Blossoms DSP, but seriously it's a fantastic package of paper and if you haven't stocked up this month with the buy 3 get 1 free promotion you still have a couple days left. I've been wanting to use this die for a while and I finally got the opportunity to use it. I find I'm having a lot more stamp time in the morning, during Megan's nap while Logan is at school. Really though, I should be getting other things done, but uninterrupted stamping time is rare now a days :) This little pocket die is so cute!! It's the prefect size for slipping a note into a lunch box, or pocket, or briefcase. It's so so so cute!! I'll get to the button in a minute-awesome isn't it!!!!??? Make sure you check out that ribbon. Quilted Satin Ribbon-seriously! It's in the new mini and you're going to LOVE IT!
For the button, I was inspired by none other than the totally amazing Heather Summers! A couple days ago on her blog she had a video of how she made paper buttons. Well if you follow my blog you know me, I'm a button lover but not user and end up collecting more than I use. So in my efforts to NOT hoard the buttons this year I'm going to make some too. This idea was BRILLIANT! After I watched the video, I ran to my craft table, cleared a tiny corner to work in (see I really should have spent that time cleaning instead of crafting) :) And I made a button. After I made the button I had to make the pocket to put it on, it just snowballed from there. I won't go into too many details on how the button is made, I really encourage you to check out Heather's blog, she has a great video on it. And they're so easy!
So after the button, after the pocket die, I had to make something to go in the pocket die right? DUH! So I made this little note card. It's super simple and really self explanatory so I won't go into the details of that. I got alot of work done yesterday, I think I even figured out what our Christmas card is going to look like this year. I like to start them in Septmenber or October so that I can work on the leisurly through the holiday season, though that doesn't always work and there's always a late night stamp session closer to Christmas :) But my thoughts are good!