Sunday 18 February 2018

Paper Players 381 - Design Team Card

LeAnne has dreamt up a great CAS challenge for us this week - to use a sewing related item in a card. 

I'm feeling pleased with myself for actually paying attention to the Clean And Simple part of the challenge. Although my style is usually clean for some reason I post my card for a challenge like this only to discover that for once I've gone over the top. Not this time though - lots of clean white space and limited layers, even if I did sneak in a frame of Perfect Plum. 

My sewing and quilting days are largely done with since there's only room for one addiction at a time! However, I did have a box of Stampin' Up buttons from my earliest days of stamping.

I paired them up with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. It provided the stems and the sentiment.

At The Paper Players, we'd love to see what interesting sewing bits and bobs you include in your creation.  Here's a reminder of the few rules to keep in mind.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Card: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi
Other: Buttons in Rose Red, Perfect Plum and Pretty in Pink


  1. This is SO CUTE! Love it. 😀

  2. Love your card! So perfectly CAS!

  3. Perfectly CAS, Jan! Such a sweet card with your button flowers. Love how you used all the white space to really highlight your focal point. Great job!

  4. Those are the sweetest flower buttons and a perfectly CAS card for the challenge! Hope you're beach time was wonderful! Hugs, Annie

  5. Jan, this is "SEW" sweet! I love those little button flowers! You are always the queen of CAS! I hope you are enjoying that gorgeous beach! Have a lovely week, My Friend! XX

  6. Now this is clever and perfect for a CAS sewing-themed challenge, and a great way to use up some of the retired buttons (of which I still have plenty!!!)...just as sweet as can be!

  7. So how you used the buttons for flowers!

  8. When I was wondering what I was going to use on my card I didnt think about buttons.... genius! I love that you turned them into flowers as well. Fabulous CAS card

  9. I love your cute little button flowers Jan, and I still have some of those buttons, too!