Monday, February 13, 2012

Cute As A Button!


Hi there, and happy Monday bloggers!  With a heavily love based holiday one day away,  I thought this quick (& might I add) fun project was a perfect subject for a blog!  I found this adorable idea from a super talented designer for May Arts Ribbons, Jen Shears.  Be sure to check out her blog often for even more wonderful inspiration!

Jen's initial idea was to frame her creation, which is adorable, but I also love the sweet adaptation of making it a pillow!!  You can easily and quickly make either by following a few simple steps.  First, pick a piece of your favorite fabric or one that you have in and 8.5" x 11" size (or the ability to cut it down to this size).  This cutting mat & scissors are great for getting your fabric ready!  Next, pick out some red buttons, like these Ladybug Assorted buttons from Doodlebug.  Arrange them in a heart shape, and adhere them to the fabric, allow some drying time, and secure the buttons in place by sewing them with May Arts burlap Natural twine.  Allow for some extra twine and plan your stitching ahead by ending in the corner and then tie a cute little bow for a great finishing touch!


From this point, you can either frame your work, or take another piece of fabric of the same size and stitch and stuff an adorable accent pillow!  You can also use a canvas board for a fun twist! The choice is adorable and both outcomes are darling!  Thanks again to Jen Shears for the awesome idea!

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Pencil Stamping blog winner: Cait, Brand New Basic Grey blog winner: Hussena, & Steampunk Valentine's blog winner: Elaine A!  Please email Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your prizes!

BLOG CANDY ALERT! Join our following and comment on this blog and you could win this not for resale Hero Arts Stamp set pictured above! Winner to be announced on Wednesday, good luck!


Steph

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82 comments:

  1. loving all these fun buttons...so pretty..

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  2. What a lovely idea to use so many buttons!
    xxx Margreet

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  3. Very cute button's heart! Love it!

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  4. what a great use of buttons! love the HA set too!

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  5. What a cute idea to use bottuns to make the heart here, and it´s something we all have laying around, and it looks pretty awesome too.great job done here, that´s for sure.

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  6. Super sweet! Thanks for great inspiration - again!

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  7. Congratulations to all the blog candy winners. Loving your big heart :-) maddy x

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  8. Love the buttons. I'm trying to talk my mother out of some of her vast collection. No luck so far....

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  10. i love the cute button heart what a fab idea!!!thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. Time to get out the buttons! I love the framed button heart!

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  12. Decorative pillow is cute, non practical, but cute=)

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  13. I love button hearts, such a pretty and simple way to make it gorgeous!!

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  14. love to win this cute stamp..I heart the cutie little girl..!

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  15. Very beautiful heart using all those buttons, that had to take a bit to do, worth it, look at that lovely card :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  16. Oh, I see a button heart pillow in my future...that is adorable...actually I see it as a gift! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. I love the cushion with that fun button heart! And it's a lovely stamp set from Hero Arts. Here's wishing.

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  18. I love buttons and I like projects with a lot of buttons - the hear is cute - love it!

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  19. I love the button pillow. I love it in a frame too.
    Eveline.

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  20. thanks for sharing. what a fun stamp set.

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  21. That is a very cute button heart!!! Love the pillow idea!!

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  22. These are so sweet! What a great idea. I think this would be great to do with kids, let them glue on the buttons and you sew them when they are dry.
    Congratulations to the winners and thanks for picking my name for the Steampunk Valentine Blog post! So exciting! I will email with my home info later.

    Thanks!
    Elaine Allen

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  23. Ooooh! Have to try that. TFS.

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  24. What a cute idea for using up some buttons...I love the red buttons too.

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  25. What a fab idea for buttons, I especially love that cutie little cushion!
    Gorgeous stamps too! :)

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  26. The projects are adorable! Can you please post a link to the Stamps? They're soooooo super cute! I'd really like to purchase them :)

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  27. AWESOME!! LOVE the button creation!! Also, the stamp set up for grabs!! SO CUTE!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS VALENTINE'S WEEK!! =)

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  28. Great idea for buttons. Love the pillow.
    Mags
    x

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  29. ow!! it's so cute!!! I love buttons!! i loved the idea!!!

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  30. Simply lovely to get to see your blog again today! Thanks for the candy too! Love the new stamps!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  31. Stunning projects! I love home deco!
    Thanks for the stamp offer too! Love visiting the entire DT team pages from Simon!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  32. lovely button-heart-little pillow...
    and thanks for the candy :)
    valentina

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  33. Cute as a button just about sums it up!

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  34. what a cute set i just love the big fat bird in it he would be great to colour in

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  35. so cute picture and pillow. I have tons of buttons in my stash. I should try this. (Smile)

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  36. Out of all the Dear lizzy collection I love the buttons and brads!!! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful stamp set.

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  37. LOVE those button projects--so cute!

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  38. great button projects ;-)
    love the stamps too ;-)

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  39. What a great idea. Love this inspiration.

    Hugs, Uta

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  40. Hearts made from buttons have such down-home appeal!

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  41. Love these, what a great idea :)

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  42. im in luv with buttons too..thanks to Jennifer! lol...and now you too! would love to win those stamps...very VERY useful set I think.ty for a chance

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  43. Really creative way to use buttons and something I'll have to remember! I think we all have buttons stashed away and sometimes forget to use them!

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  44. Great way to use buttons, TFS :)

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  45. What a creative way to use buttons! Love the look and the creativity!

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  46. The heart definitely needs to be a pillow. Very cute! This is my first blog post received today and already having fun. The stamp give away is very sweet and versatile.

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  47. That is so sweet. I have tons of buttons and can see adaptations of this for many other occasions too. Thanks for the inspiration ;-)

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  48. Love this latest HA blog candy offering -- thanks!

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  49. This heart made of buttons is adorable!

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  50. I love the heart pillow! So sweet!

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  51. What a nice idea to see buttons used
    in different ways. I'll love to see more. I Love Buttons
    Linda

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  52. What a fun way to use buttons. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Love the Button heart! I would love to win this HA samplers set!!

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  54. Thanks for the inspiration for using buttons, very cute projects!!!

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  56. So cute, love the pillow, and a great way to use buttons! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  57. Cute button hearts!(cute stamps, too...)

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  58. What a fun surprise to find my project here! Thanks so much for the feature!!! :D

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  59. Buttons..buttons...buttons. Good use for all the ones I own. Thanks for the idea!!

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  60. i love & hoard my buttons! need to make one of these heart shaped button frame!

    what a fun set!

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  61. Such a personal gift idea! Really great for loved one as they can hug the pillow whenever they miss us! I really hope that I get picked for the blog candy as portion of the stamp is my wishlist! Thanks!

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  62. What a great use of buttons! Love the HA set too, would love to win it! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. Thanks for sharing a great way to put my buttons to work. Very pretty.

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  64. Luv the heart...so many buttons to sew...LOL! Thanks for the chance to win..pboszko at optimum dot net

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  65. Love all the inspiration here!

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  66. Wow, what a sweet button heart...cute framed OR as a pillow! Great Hero Arts stamps, too!

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