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everyday button bits

I am so excited about this sneak peek for the new set Everyday Button Bits that will be for sale at Papertrey Ink on July 15th. Nichole has created a stamp set that is an absolute innovation - I have yet to see something in the industry to compare it to...! Buttons are a favorite embellishment of mine and I have a big collection of them, including the vintage mix buttons at Papertrey Ink. I am sure a lot of you out there have collections similar to mine! To be able to use them in this new and exciting way is so much fun...


I used the stem and leaf images included in the set to make these cute little apples and I stamped some more apples from the Teacher's Apple set to complete my image for this card and mini book. How cute is the card to give to a teacher and the mini book for a special memento of favorite school photos at the end of the school year?

For the mini book I created my own little simple flashcards from images in the set. 


I used the Fresh Alphabet and Simple Alphabet stamp sets to add the flash card text to the cards. I did the "_ is for" first on all of the cards so all I had to do was swap out the first letter for each card. You can see the bike image stamped on the card that is ready for coloring and picking out buttons for the "tires".


You are going to be using lots of different sizes of buttons for completing the images in the set. The larger buttons are perfect for the tires on the bike. I used the Fresh Alphabet set again to add the image word to the bottom of the card.


A look at the colored bike and stitched on tires.


Can you stand how cute these buttoned images are?

I rounded the corners on all of the cards and added a punched circle to reinforce where the hole will go at the top of the card. Here is a look at the completed book that I made for my Hana with some of my favorite pictures of her during kindergarten this past year.

Click any of the pictures to see them larger.

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Each kraft flashcard is backed with stamped Scarlet Jewel cardstock and is where I added the photos and journaling tag. I really love this shade of red. It is a color I have wished for for a very long time, even before my Papertrey days!

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This little mini book is simple, sweet, and will be fun to look back on when Hana is older.

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To make the lined journaling tag, I used a circle border image from Borders & Corners: Circle. I made a mask by punching a 1 3/4" circle from the middle of a post-it note, setting it over the circle border, and then stamping the dotted lines from the Journaling Lines set into the circle opening.

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Punch the completed image out and you have yourself a perfect, custom journaling tag for your project.

You also might have noticed some new polka dots on my projects, something you will hear more about soon and something you will for sure love. Especially if you love the set Polka Dot Basics!

There are lots of sneak peeks today: Nichole will have more about Everyday Button Bits and from there you can link to all of the design team members who are sharing projects with this set today, Lisa will show us another great project with her new sets, Dawn will have another totally mod project to share with her new set, and Lauren will have more exciting peeks of her new templates being release this month!

Lastly, be sure to join me, the other Papertrey Ink design team members, and lots of Papertrey Ink stampers over at the Papertrey Ink forum on the 14th from 10PM-midnight EST for the release party! Hope to see you there!

Teacher Thank You Card and Flashcard Mini Book

stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics 2, Simple Alphabet, Fresh Alphabet, Borders & Corners: Circle, Journaling Lines, Teacher's Apple (Papertrey Ink)

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

cardstock: kraft, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)

other: Scarlet Jewel saddle stitch and bitty dot ribbon (Papertrey Ink), vintage mix buttons (Papertrey Ink), 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), Mega scallop circle punch, Super scallop circle punch (Marvy), Rustic Cream button twine (Papertrey Ink), Crop-a-dile (We R Memory Makers), Copic markers, ring clip