Saturday, October 6, 2012

a flair for buttons...

Happy card making day! Are you making time for crafting today?





It's no secret that I love chevron patterns these days, so I was excited when I saw these cute buttons at A FLAIR FOR BUTTONS on Etsy. I know, excited about flair...ha..my husband makes fun of me, but I do love new and fun embellies. :) They have pages upon pages of totally cute flair for any occasion. I chose to use the chevron button to jazz up a snowflake on a card! The snowflake is cut with a Damask Snowflake die.

Under the flair, I added an ABC stamped circle and a notebook lined circle (from the Tag-Its #6 stamp set by Papertrey Ink), which I thought would make a cute addition for a teacher holiday card...

Journaling cards used here and 6x6" papers are from the new Christmas Cheer line by Lily Bee Designs. I actually stamped the notebook circle onto vellum and layered it over a punched patterned paper circle. I love how the soft effect turned out! Added a My Mind's Eye brad, tiny piece of Aqua Mist felt from Papertrey Ink, a pretty baker's twine and a floral pin = a lovely mix of layered goodness.
How would you like to win a set of your very own Linen Chevron Flair like I have used on my card? You can! Leave a comment here to be entered to win this awesome flair set by Shelley Haganman from "A Flair for Buttons". Comments will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8th at midnight CST.

Visit each of these blogs for more chances to win:

Danielle Flanders (you are here)

See the post below for more Christmas card ideas....two posts for me today. :)




110 comments:

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Great card!! Love the Chevrons in those buttons. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Joan

Brenda said...

Your card is gorgeous! That Chevron button is so eye catching and works well with your beautiful design.

Tracey said...

Loving the chevron flair! Stunning card!!

Jade said...

I just adore those buttons! The chevron is so cool!

Diana Fernandez said...

I adore chevron patterned anything! Thank you so much for sharing your creation!

Kristin L. said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the use of flair! Thanks for this great opportunity!

WillieburgScrapper said...

I really love the straight pin over vellum with a brad- really wonderful layering! I often struggle with cards because I want to just keep adding and I forget that it's the small details that make biggest impact- thanks for reinforcing that for me. :)

Cathryn said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog and I love your cards! So pretty!

Natty said...

Wow, this card is just gorgeous - and I love that snowflake! It totally pops! :)

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

gorgeous card Dani!!!! Love how you used the flair! thanks for the chance
daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

Elise C. said...

That is such a cute card! I like the snowflake that you used! Thanks for the chance to win!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love the chevrons and that adorable card:)
Yes, I would love to win them.. If I do, you can 'just' toss them in the kit I purchased! Soooo excited about that kit btw!

Aga said...

Gorgeous card and LOVE the linen texture of the Chevron Flair!

Sherry Gardner said...

super cute christmas card....:)

Sue said...

Oh my golly, I love, love, love the Chevron flair! Thanks for sharing.

Diana Waite said...

SO beautiful!

Sandi said...

That red linen chevron flair is the perfect embellishment for your lovely card.

Andrea said...

oh so cute! works perfect with your christmas themed card! Thanks for the chance, a new follower too!

Daniela Dobson said...

What a fun card Dani!! Love the chevron!

Amy Coose said...

Love the card, thanks for the chance to win!

Kim Street said...

I like how bright and cheery your card is. Soft but dazzling, both at the same time. Thanks for the chance to win the very cool buttons.

Batice71 said...

Very gorgeous card !!! And thanks for the chance to win !

claudia shadler said...

luv the card Danielle! cute with the pin and flare ...

Hugs,
C :)

2Pennies (Jennifer) said...

Yes, I'd love to win some buttons! I came here because I saw a different card on another blog, but I find I'm getting all kinds of inspiration!

Miss Kathy said...

Love your cards. Just beautiful and that red chevron flair added the perfect touch. Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen Letchworth said...

Danielle: Visiting your blog is always a treat. Yummy ideas and lots of beautiful things to see. Thanks for a great hop.
Blessings to you,
Karen L

Erica said...

I love that button as the center of the snowflake! Awesome card.

Sierra Winters said...

I'm in love with this snowflake, and how you added the little snippet of felt pinned there. So super sweet. Thanks for an inspiring hop!
Hugs,
Sierra

Kristii said...

Love, love, love your cards and the buttons are as cute as can be!!

Julie Marshall said...

I, too, adore that Chevron button. Adorable! Also love how you incorporated the pin with felt and twine. Very unexpected.

GreyRoots said...

Love Chevron!!

Steph said...

Love that Christmas card...so fresh and wintery looking! Goes great with the chevron flair.

Leigh said...

Fabulous card, Danielle! Those buttons are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Suzanne D. said...

It's so GORGEOUS, Danielle!!

Melissa Weathers said...

I'm loving your Chevron buttons. I'm seeing the Chevron design on everything lately. Thanks for sharing!

Nora said...

These chevron buttons are adorable!! I LOVE your projects!

justasiam said...

I truly also love flair buttons...more than any other type of embellishment, actually.

Lila said...

love the chevron buttons.....and the cards you've been posting!! thanks for this opportunity to win!

Barb said...

wow...beautiful layered goodness for sure! lovely card and so much inspiration. thanks for the chance to win

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, the festive card is so pretty, love the pin! And I'm totally drooling over the chevron flair! Thanks for the chance to win! x

Cheryl B. said...

Those little chevron buttons are soooo cute. Really made the focal point of your great card. Thanks for the chance to win

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful cards & I love those chevron Flair's!
Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Penny said...

You have make a beautiful card - great colors - love the chevron flair!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the flair and love the stickpin!

kolleen said...

Love these buttons. Especially the Santa ones! Thanks!

kolleen said...

Love the buttons! Especially Santa ones!

Katherine said...

Love your cards - these buttons are great!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty, Dani! I love the chevron flair, and that little bit of pinked felt is the perfect touch!!

Carol said...

I love your style of card making! They are always so beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!

ruth said...

Oh my gosh...a-dor-a-ble!!!! Your card makes me excited that Christmas is coming!!!

KAREN said...

I think I had better get started on. My Christmas cards. Yours gave me great inspiration. Love your style!

SheriE. said...

Such a cute card. I love the buttons and checked out her entire line.

Dori Yannatone said...

Those buttons are totally cute. I also really like the card you made! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dori Yannatone said...

Those buttons are totally cute. I also really like the card you made! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pendra said...

Your card is beautiful! Hard to wrap my head around Christmas cards when I haven't even turned the heat on yet, but it's coming! Thanks for the chance to win those CUTE buttons!!

Meghan said...

I love the colour combination on your card! Gorgeous!

Cheryl Leong said...

yay! im new to this flair!! i want to be addicted :))

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

Oh, my word! Those are some cute buttons!!

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely card! Love the pattern papers and that snowflake. The chevron flairs are just so cute. Love them.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! Love the decorated snowflake ♥

ayelet said...

Lovely card! love the Chevron buttons!

rush said...

nice card, but i'm not sure about that pin! thank you for sharing.

Thrifty Finn said...

There's never enough chevron...Love the card!

Pamela A said...

Beautiful card - lovin' them buttons. Love to see all the Christmas cards but need to focus on Halloween, but we all know what's right around the corner!

kosec@sbcglobal.net said...

Love me some chevron, love me some buttons. Thanks, Danielle, for the chance to win.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

andie librandi. said...

Love your card! Those chevron flair buttons are awesome!

Fiorella said...

Absolutely lovely card!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Your card is so wonderful. Love love love the color combo, you always manage to make your cards so fresh! I'm off to pin you now.

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING love it!So sweet gorgeous colors too!

Janet said...

Love it! You have inspired me to dig out my buttons!

jnolte said...

Very nice card. A great idea for my quilting sister-in-law. Love the simplicity and clean look.

The Vintage Dresser said...

Awesome card and buttons!

Mikscrap said...

Love the card. Thanks for the chance to win the chevron flair.

Julie said...

Your card is magical !
Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Karen said...

If I don't win these Flair buttons, I think I'll have to go buy them. I can think of lots of ways to use them on cards and on scrapbook pages.

Lisa (LisaScraps) said...

Fantastic Christmas card :-)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love those fun buttons! Very cool!

Candy M said...

Love. Super cute and simple cards. Would love to get a card like that! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

The linen chevron buttons are a classic.
Carol b

Mindy said...

Wow, love these cute chevron buttons! I'm already thinking of fun ways to use them! :) thanks for the chance to win it!

Tricia said...

These Linen Chevron Flair are adorable!!

Connie B said...

Love those buttons...really hope to win!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card! So many beautiful elements here, especially the chevron button.

nancy jane said...

Your husband can laugh, but we paper crafters understand - and join in - your excitement.
This is another wonderful card, Danielle, with so much to like about it. The red chevrons in both the button and paper work so well in the design. I LOVE the stamped vellum circles and how you layered them. And using the ABC border to turn this into a teacher's thank you is brilliant.

Debbie Stember said...

I thought I had a favorite, but then I saw the chevrons.

Sheryl Berglund said...

Oooohhhh.....that chevron flair is to die for!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so much fun! I love how you used it in the center of it! Thank you so much!!!

Charlotte said...

Love the chevron; the red/white combination reminds me of a candy cane.

LauraAnn said...

Love the chevron buttons...hope to win!!!

LauraAnn said...

Love the chevron buttons...hope to win!!!

Marie M. said...

I would love to win the set of chevron buttons. It does add flair to any card!

Debbie Pereira said...

LOVING those chevron buttons!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your Christmas cards are lovely! Thanks for a chance to win!
Blessings,
Cindy

Mary Mac said...

Beautiful christmas card, Love the floral pin.

Karen said...

Love your card, that paper is just so cute! And the chevron flair-adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

So so cheerful, you are an inspiration!
Jeni jenne

isabel scrap said...

Beautiful cards !!!!

the mustik said...

Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful buttons

Jill said...

Thanks! This chevron set is the first one that caught my eye. . .love it.

jenessa said...

What an adorable card!! Thanks for the chance to win the buttons...they are oh so cute!

Sue D said...

Love these chevron flair buttons and I like how you used it on a snowflake.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You amaze me, Danielle! I LOOOOOOVE this card--those flair buttons are so FABBY! I need to get me some:) Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Erika B. said...

<3 chevron washi!

Myoriah said...

Hope I'm not too late. LOL! Just now getting caught up on reading blogs. I have to win those chevron buttons those are just too cute. Thanks for the chance to win some.

I love how you used the button on your card. Once again more fabulous inspiration. I love how everything flows on your cards with all the extra little details.

Jingle said...

Gorgeous card! I love it!

Lydia said...

LOVE those buttons!!! The colours are so yummy! Thanks for the chance.

Rachel said...

very cute!!!

Flo S. said...

I love the chevron flair on your card. It really pops off your card. Thanks.

Lani said...

Love love love your treatments on this card. The buttons, the chevron, the velum and the stick pin...it all works! Thanks

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! Awesome card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,