Button Boutique - Baby Boy Style

Today I am sharing a card I made for a PTI forum member who is having a baby boy in September.  You all know her, Monica of Simply Sunshine.  I started this card before the PTI June release got going with all the wonderful new baby stamps or else I would have had a perfect excuse to buy them!  I stumbled across some really cute brads that I thought would look good on a Button Boutique card.  There are trains, little cars and puppy dogs in the set, so I chose the trains and cars and I had a cute little rocking horse button that blended nicely with the brads.  It is nice to know that you can use brads as well as buttons on these cards.  I punched a scalloped button from a PTI coaster and stamped it with the small gingham stamp in Background Basics: gingham in Spring Moss ink.  I added the brad directly to the button and I think it turned out adorable!  The cardbase is dark chocolate stamped with the Impression Obsession Cover a Card stamp called Screen.  It is becoming my most used background.  It is so great stamped in versamark.  I stamped some polka dots onto Spring Moss cardstock and colored them in with copics and added a little bit of prisma glitter to a few of the dots.  The button card itself is made from Blueberry Sky and the pinked square is Fine Linen stamped again with the Screen background.  I thought it made it look a little like linen material.  I used a punch to make some scallops for both sides of the mat and wrapped a little twine around it.  I made a second little button card for Monica so she can use a few of the little brads on a project of her own in the future.  I wrapped up a little baby boy refrigerator magnet and some sweet baby boy ribbon to include in the package.  When she received the card, Monica thanked me and made my day when she asked me if I had any advice for her as a new mother.  I am sure she has had a ton of people offering her unsolicited advice throughout her pregnancy, so for her to ask me was very touching.  I can't wait for Monica and her husband to have their sweet baby and share some photos with us all.


I'm Renee said...

This is so adorable!
I just love those little buttons and brads...
you make the cutest cards with this set!
And so loving that screen!
I know Monica was thrilled with this...
she must be so excited and to get something this adorable!

Joyce said...

This is the cutest baby card I've ever seen. If I didn't already have that button boutique set sitting on my desk, I'd be ordering it right now. You have every detail just perfect. I just love those adorable buttons--you are like a button detective, finding cute buttons for every occasion.

Jen said...

Too adorable! Awesome card and lovely post. With your heart being bigger than Texas and a sigh out front of it saying " love lives here" it doesn't surprise me in the least that your sagely and heartfelt wisdom would be sought. :) sounds like she knows just the right place to go. You do realize that the per capita increase of io CAC in my house is all down to you? Love them nearly as much as I do your beautiful cards! Those baby brads are fab and perfect with those beautiful scallops! A very handsome card indeed.

Shirley said...

What really precious card and what a keepsake for the family that gets it too! Love your buttons!!

Marybeth said...

Cathy, you make the best button cards! They just keep coming and each one is so adorable. Have a Happy 4th.

You certainly are getting your money's worth out of that button set! I love it! What a very sweet card that you sent to Monica. The brads are just adorable!

Monica K. said...

Cathy, thank you so much again! I LOVE the card, extra brads and other goodies that you sent. I have the card sitting on top of my TV so I can look at it often. It's such a perfect baby card and I was wondering about the background stamp, now I know it's IO: Screen! Your thoughtfulness is so appreciated and thank you for the wonderful advice you offered about motherhood. You're such a great friend, not only to me, but to so many others on the forum too!!

This is so cute! Love those brads!

How sweet is this! love the buttons and brads and the fun button card - I'm sure the receiver will love this! Thanks for coming by my blog today and leaving me a comment!

This is such an adorable, perfectly SWEET baby card!! LOVE the buttons/button card!!!

So cute Cathy! Love how you adorned the PTI button card with those baby buttons!

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness! SO cute! I love those buttons! This is a sweet card!

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