Monday, November 3, 2014

Crafting with Crafty Secrets

Well, Hello and welcome to the Crafty Secrets November Linky Party! I am over the moon excited that I was asked to be a guest designer for the November Linky Party. I love anything vintage and Sandy has got the best vintage images ever! And, even better than that, she's going DIGITAL so you have all the great graphics and you can size them and play with them as often as your little heart desires. Truly, I am humbled and honored to be working with such a talented team of artists. I only hope I can meet the high standards they set this month. Let's get started, shall we?
I have oodles and oodles of old buttons and I really enjoy seeing vintage button cards on display and have quite a collection on Pinterest! I am working with the images from "Creating with Retro Christmas" CD #5. Oh my giddy heart, there are so many amazing images on this CD, it was hard to choose which ones I was going to use. You'll see, I've used quite a lot of them so this post is picture heavy. Be forewarned! Grab a cup of something warm and yummy and kick back and enjoy my tutorial on how to make your own button cards.

Supplies Used~ C.S. Creating with Retro Christmas CD#5
C.S. Vintage Christmas Image and Journal Booklet
Button Boutique from PaperTrey Ink

Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below. Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the CS Blog no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, November 6th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog. Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $40 Gift Certificate. Each player who participates will receive a FREE gift. We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!

Crafty Secrets Design Team
Kathy Clement, DT Leader
Darlene Pavlick, Dar’s Crafty Creations
Diane Hover, Nellie’s Nest
Elizabeth Lincoln, Paper Passtimes
Gloria Stengel, Scraps of Life
Melody Clement, Paper Melody’s
Michele Kovack, Thoughts of a CardmakingScrapbooker
Shantaie Fowler, Inking Pink
Sheila Rumney, Sheila Rumney Design and Photography,

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you so much to Sandy and the gang for letting me join the fun this month!
Blessings~ Birgit


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Birgit, I knew you would make something wonderful for this event, but honestly...these button cards are amazing! I love the images you chose to use and the buttons you matched up are perfect! The cards you made with them are gorgeous. You are so talented! As you know, I'm a huge fan of your fun, fresh style and clean design. Thank you so much for serving as our guest designer this month. I hope you'll do it again soon!

Darlene said...

WOWZA Birgit these are AMAZING and absolutely ADORABLE! I would have NEVER thought to do this and I can't tell you how much I appreciate you sharing your talents and fabulous ideas with us this month! We are thrilled to have you as our guest designer! HUGS and Happy Crafting! WELL DONE!!

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to Crafty Secrets design team Birgit. Wow! You weren't kidding, you sure do have a huge button collection and you treated us to so many gorgeous button cards. I love your use of the images and it must have taken forever to sew all those buttons on. I look forward to getting to know you better when I get back from holidays.

Cynthia said...

Adorable set of cards, Birgit. Love how you tucked the button cards inside the flap of the main card. Great way to showcase them!

Unknown said...

LOVE these! I have a question, I have an older CS Christmas Retro collection, but it is not called #5, but I have some of these images. Did all of the button card images come from CS Retro Christmas #5? I so want the Santa one! I will buy #5 even if I repeat some of the images....

Shantaie said...

Seriously? super super cute, what a great tutorial! So happy to have you as the guest designer this month, you rocked it!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Sandy McClay, please contact me at and I will send you the extra bonus items that were added to this CD .


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Birgit your button cards are so cute and clever, what a great idea and tutorial! I'm in awe of how many you created from our Retro Christmas CD and how fantastic they all look! I'm so happy you have joined our Design Team this month.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Charming and delightful!

Sheila Rumney said...

Super cute button cards! Thanks for great tutorial and joining us this month!

Donna said...

I adore your Christmas themed button cards!!!! So creative and cute!! Thanks so much for sharing! Your work is beautiful!

Manuela said...

cute button cards!

LeAnne said...

These are amazing! You have my mind reeling with ideas!

Gloria Stengel said...

These are adorable and make a great embellishment. I am a huge fan of button cards, and I collect stamps and dies to make my own. These papers are PERFECT!