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.......
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, thank.you.very.much..:)
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.