Saturday, December 22, 2012

Vintage Button Card Bouquets ........

I used to collect vintage buttons (I still have a full bag of them), and with those, some button cards entered the mix a long time ago. Though I sold most of the cards, I still had a few just waiting to be embellished.

I recently purchased some beautiful little bunches of millinery stamen, already assembled in a wonderfully festive color combination. While staring at the crafty mess surrounding me (that currently resembles my mind at the moment), I inadvertently laid one of the bunches on a button card. To my surprise, a wonderful idea came to me. Nothing genius, mind you, but it's a wonder it took me this long to craft with the cards.

Charming result number 1.......


and Third.......

With the stamen bunches, I added lacquered holly, then accented the cards 
with old bells, and buttons......what else, right?
Yes Magpie Ethel, these are your bells,

When assembling an old-fashioned look, you just can't go wrong with rick rack. 

I covered the backs with striped wax paper, to cover the holes.

Any flaws on the fronts of the cards are welcome vintage charm, including the holes, creases, and yellowed paper.

These would make wonderful ornaments, but also great as package tie-ons. Might have to create some more for Valentine's Day.

See all of my Button Card creations
on my Pinterest Board "My Button Cards"

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  1. LOVE, LOVE the button cards! Super clever with those old graphics and the bells were perfect! This project is a gold star!

  2. Thank you Laurie! That means a lot, coming from the High Priestess of Kitsch......Merry Merry, Maria

  3. Love these! Especially the fact that you kept the buttons on the cards as well. I'm envisioning these on a seamster's tree .. so cute!

  4. I just found you and am running through your old holiday posts. Love a lot of what you do. I also am thrilled to find another Dollar Store Hater- Every time I see a post about "dollar store crafts" I want to scream "I CAN TELL YOU PAID A DOLLAR FOR THAT". Every so often something is great but usually it is cheap and looks cheap no matter what you do. I do adore the bells you glittered- that project worked great.

    I love this idea. I have a thing for button cards but I never use them because I don't want to ruin them. This is perfect. Make them art themselves.


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