Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Button Up: A Business Card Holder, Some Fashion, and a Little Blog Candy!

Baby, it’s cold outside…but that’s not why I’m buttoning up today. Instead, I’ve been busy playing with buttons. This fashion accessory puts the fun in functional, and it happens to be one of my favorite craft companions.

Here’s a business card holder I made for my cousin.

I hid a magnetic snap behind the felt flower and button…

And another magnet behind this piece of fabric, so those cards are going to stay put in their cozy little home.

When it comes to fashion, buttons don’t have to stay on your clothing. I made an assortment of button rings, with nothing more than a few fabulous brads, some sassy buttons, and ring findings.

Do you like? If so, I hope you’ll take a minute to check out my complete collection of button rings on Happiness on a String. I have many more in the works, so please check back again soon.

So, my friends, as you prepare to welcome the New Year, don’t forget to button up…whether you’re going out to face the elements or just plan on staying inside to play.

Speaking of, what are your New Year’s Eve plans? Doing anything fun? Leave me a comment and let me know what you’re going to do to kiss 2008 goodbye (or what you love about buttons). From the comments received by Saturday, Jan. 9, I’ll send two lucky celebrators a new button ring. Might as well start the New Year off on a fashionable foot, right?
P.S. Talk about starting the new year off right. I was asked to be a guest blogger on the super terrific Moxie Fab World Blog. It's a hot spot for the latest trends and trend setters, hosted by Paper Crafts magazine's Creative Editor, Cath Edvalson. What a fun opportunity! If you have time, please take a minute to check out what I have to say. While you're at it, let me know if you agree with my takes on 09 trends. (Thanks for the invite, Cath!)


Anonymous said...

I just came over from your guest post and wow! SO much crafty inspiration here. I'm off to explore your blog!

ronee said...

I love love love the buttons..what are my favorite things to do with buttons...flower centers! I use buttons for's for the FUN I will be having new years living room..with the girls..watching the ball drop! I know a party animals..

Unknown said...

Super cute card holder, got my wheels turning!
We are partying hard, (you know me, LOL!) Dinner from Cafe Rio, some crocheting and movies and I will be lucky if we make it to midnight before Dave starts snoring! The girls are with friends and the boys will be on the Playstation, good times ;o)

Happy New Year to you!!!

Betty said...

I'm a button lover, too!!! They are the first embellishment I reach for when scrappin'! Enjoyed your guest spot on Moxie Fab! Blessed 2009!!

Penny said...

OK, I have sooooo many buttons, old buttons, new buttons, decorative buttons..... right now I am trying to decide how to organize them. Have them in jars, jars, jars.... which is cool, but I need to separate and organize. oh well! thanks for your great ideas.

Scrapycandy said...

Congrats on Moxie Fab! And those button rings are hysterical! Such inspiration! New years has been all about recovering from our October flood...the bathroom floor was replaced New Year's Eve and the carpet will be on Monday. And finally the toilet was put back. Have a Good New Year!

Sherry Wright said...

Happy new year Megan!! Wow, I'm in love with all the projects on the blog, the Christmas tags are fab. And buttons are one of my fav as well and I love what you've done.. super cool store!

I'll have to check out your post on the Moxie Fab blog. Have a great day! :)

Jenny said...

Lots of great inspiration on your blog. I love buttons and use alot of them on cards and scrapbook pages. We celebrated New Years playing board games with family and lots of yummy food. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Unknown said...

Great post over on Moxie!
Happy New Year to you! SO glad I "found" your blog this year.

Unknown said...

It's interesting to see various creative uses, to which buttons can be put. While I have never really done craftwork with buttons, I did find some really unusual buttons while looking for a replacement button for my sports jacket, a few weeks ago. I ended up buying dozens of stoppers and laser engraved buttons. You can find them at Hang Tag Design.

Jennifer Hansen said...

I've only dabbled in jewelry making, but those are some great ideas for using my scrap supplies.

Waseem said...

this is super cute card holder you have shared..i might need it when use for plastic business cards.