Friday, October 14, 2011

SA Big Shot Blog Hop: Buttons #5

Welcome! I hope you came ready to be inspired and to think outside the box with us all here on the SA Blog Hop. We have tons of great ideas for you all using the wonderful world of the Big Shot :) If you are going in order from the beginning, you just came from Twila's blog where she did some amazing stuff with the Two Tags die. I know, she always dazzles me too,lol!
Afraid you are going to miss something? Don't worry, you can find the full list with links here.

I will be featuring the Buttons #5 die. I love this little gem, you can do so many things with it! I love to use buttons, but I don't always want the bulk, or frankly, the expense on something I know will not be kept. So my solution is to make paper buttons :)


The idea for this card came to me while I was driving to work and passed a field of round bales. I thought "OMG I can make round bales with my button die!" Yes, I really did think OMG. Lame I know... welcome to my mind. It's kind of scary in here ;) The scene was really easy to color with my blender pen and I added a little Moonlight Accent Ink on the clouds. OK, so it is a little much on a masculine card, but I don't care :-p  I also used a texture plate on the second layer of River Rock and stamped the wheat in River Rock in the lower corner. I figure I can use this for any occasion for a guy.


And I had to make a button snowman! He is missing arms, but the points of the square button kind of look like elbows, so does that count? And his tiny hat is actually the 4 petal Itty Bitty Shapes punch with one petal cut off.


This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I had to make something for the hop remembering this, so I came up with this Votive Candle Boat. This is not a new idea, but a bit of a forgotten one lately.
Don't the buttons make a cute way to secure the ends together?

For my last project, I used to buttons to add a little dimension to the wheels of the ATVs from Loads of Love and combined the Daring Adventure set. They also work surprisingly well together, don't you think? Love the new Pewter Embossing Powder too!

Well, did I achieve inspiration for you? Leave me a comment. I live for comments ;)

Now, on with the show! Go check out what Cindy does with the Stocking die- she is one "die-namic" lady, isn't she?!



27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what great ideas! I have that die but haven't used it and this gives me so many ideas to work with. I like the snowman the best! Thanks also for including something about breast cancer.
Gale

Yapha said...

What great projects! Your button snowman is too cute, and I love the hayfield scene! Great ideas!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Tanya you have absolutely inspired me to brush off my buttons die! When I first got mine, I used it so much, I purchased a second one so I could cut two sets at a time! I think the first card is my favorite, very creative use of the buttons!
Hugs,
Sharon F.

Carmen said...

Super cute ideas! Loved how you used the buttons in nontraditional ways!

Debra Burgin said...

Love the ATV wheels, but the arms-akimbo snowman is a hoot!

Twila said...

Tanya, you are so clever. I love that first card with the haybale buttons! All your ideas are outside the box which I love! SUper job!

Leigh said...

I do really love what you've done with this die. Absolutely fabulous and yes, lots of inspiration.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

I've been wanting this one for quite awhile, it's just never made it on my orders. That will have to change. I love the ways you've used it here! That little snowman is so cute, and how neat to use it like hay bales.

Lisa Young said...

That snowman is adorable! I love your creativity.

SueBee said...

Great ideas ! TFS
Susan B.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Tanya, you are the queen of buttons! Love all the ways you've shown to use them--but that snowman has captured my heart!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Tanya!!!! I love the snowman made from the buttons!! Too cute!! I love all of the projects you did a great job with this die!!!

snowbear said...

Love the candle holder

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I need this die. I don't know how I've lived without it! I love the snowman--so darn cute!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great ideas for such a simple Sizzlits die. Thanks for the inspiration!

maurita said...

i love the button snowman! ! all your button projects are great! love being able (now) to use it more!!

Anonymous said...

What cute ideas. I love making paper buttons and now I have more ideas to use them. Thanks
Sally S

Heidi Baks said...

Very creative ideas with buttons! Love Mr. Snowman!

Betty said...
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Betty said...

Super ideas!! I love the energy of the ATV card.

Kim said...

Such cute projects! I love your snowman.

Adriana Benitez said...

This is one of my favorite sizzlits! Thanks for great ideas, Tanya. The snowman is such a cute idea :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! lisajake128@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Each project is more fabulous than the last. What a wonderfully creative way to use the buttons. I thought the "wheels" were especially inspired!

LisaLisa said...

Excellent Ideas! I have this die, but I haven't used it that much. You have inspired me to dust it off!

Shelley Z said...

What fabulous ideas! Love that you used the buttons for other things than just buttons! Very cleaver!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

So creative and cute Tanya!! Love the buttons on the farm card!

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