This week the new Operation Write Home blog had a "Stash Challenge" where the instructions were to use buttons and at least two patterned papers. Robin made this card and we thought it would be perfect for the challenge. The card is a solid baby pink Anna Griffin card from one of her card making sets. Robin used a postage stamp punch to cut out the little squares on the card. The patterned papers came from the same Anna Griffin set. Finally, she attached three white buttons onto the squares. A white ribbon was put on the bottom with two small hearts punched form the matching paper. The sentiment is a 'miss you' stamp from Amuse Stamps. While we have had some trouble attaching buttons, over time we have learned that Glue Dots work the best. The card is really fun and perfect for the soldiers to send home!
We have made many different versions of this card. The possibilities are really endless! We have used white/off white cards with different blue papers and even some green papers. On each, we put different buttons and a different sentiment. Although the ribbon is not necessary, it does add a nice touch to the final card. We thought this challenge was quite fun, as we LOVE to use buttons on our cards and frequently use patterned paper. I hope you enjoy!