1/21/2013

Button Boutique #1 ~Mittens!


Welcome to the debut of my monthly special feature for DeNami Design ~ Button Boutique! I will admit I have a HUGE fondness for buttons and try to work them into my card designs when I can. My plans for this feature are to inspire you with projects using buttons in unique ways. Then transforming that idea into a card or tag! I have about a million ideas floating around in my noggin, but I've narrowed it down to six features. One a month from now through June. Lets get started shall we...

When I was in first grade one of my very best friends had mittens on a string that ran through the sleeves of her coat. Now to the 6 year old little girl that I was I thought they were simply fabulous!!!  Those little wooly mittens dangling at the ends of her sleeves as we played on the playground were the inspiration for my project. Honestly I don't think she ever wore those mittens!

I've taken these splendid DeNami products and turned them into this sweet little project!


The beautiful stamped image is from the ornamental centerpieces set.


I am so pleased with the way these turned out and can see many uses for them. Ornaments, garlands, wreaths or even the front of your card designs! Look how absolutely sweet they look with my tiny skates!!!


Finally I transformed this idea into a card with the addition of the mini open button image!


Thanks for stopping by the Button Boutique today! You can find a beautiful assortment of buttons at the DeNami Design Store. I would love to see your button adorned mittens if you give this project a go. Send me an email with your link and I'll stop by for a visit! ~Lisa


23 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Lisa! You did a fabulous job! I love all your beautiful pictures and this project couldn't be more adorable. You did absolutely wonderful with your first Button Boutique!

Michelle said...

I'm in love!!! Wow! Lisa,these mittens are ADORABLE!!! Your buttons, paper and stamps...wow,wow,wow!!! Someone please pin this!!!

Charlene said...

So So cute!!!! Love the pic with the tiny skates :-)

~Tammy~ said...

Eek, this is totally fabulous! I just came from the DeNami Blog! I love the winter colors too! Wow girl! You are going to rock at this! :-))))

Lisa Petrella said...

Lisa, those mittens are STUNNING in every way!!! What a BEAUTIFUL start to your button feature!!! Way to go, girl!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GET OUT! Those mittens are the most adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE the vintage look with the distressing and that kraft card!!! FABBBBBBBBY! LOVE all the buttons too:) Super cute!

Lisa said...

These are adorable!! So sweet as a tag, card focal point, or just an ornament. Love how you've used the buttons and these really pretty muted colors!
Great first feature Lisa! Looking forward to the next one :)

Marybeth said...

LISA! I love these mittens and the adorable card. Oh I cannot tell you how much I love this ,the soft creamy whites on kraft . You did a wonderful job inspiring all of us. Beautiful picture with the gorgeous ice skates. Love how your childhood memory gave you the inspiration.

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT post, Lisa! Your mittens are FABULOUS! LOVE what you did with the buttons!

laughadaisy said...

Adorable, Lisa. ;-) I love it! Those mittens are so sweet on their own, but I love it on a card, too. Beautiful job, girl. ;-)

Karen B. said...

Wow. I'm not sure the words are going to come out of me that better describe this beauty other that wow.



Wow.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa this is a fabulous post and your mittens on a string turned out so perfect, love the way you added the buttons to the cuffs and then a sweet card too? Amazing job! I loved mitten on a string too.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Lordy mercy! What cuteness! You are SO creative!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the sweet little mittens with the button trim! Those tiny ice skates are adorable too! The snowflake stamped background looks so pretty!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! These are now my all time favorite from you!!! So pretty and WONDERFUL!!! LOVE, LOVE, lOVE what you created here!!! Great photos too!

Barb said...

BEAUTIFUL creation and great photography :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! These are beyond precious, Lisa! I adore the neutral palette, too!

Kelly Griglione said...

Awww, now how sweet are those mittens?!? Such great texture with all the different buttons, and the soft colors! Love 'em, Lisa : )

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh wow! TOTALLY smitten over your mitten(s)! GREAT job on these projects. I am swooning! Must 'pin' this. :)

Shelley Germann said...

Just adorable! I love the mitten idea. I don't have a mitten set, but you've shown that one isn't necessary. Very cool!

Geri said...

Oh, so perfectly sweet and dainty!!! LOVE the colors you chose, and turning one of those sweet little things into a card...genius, my dear...I love it!

Jill Norwood said...

Lisa this is so beautiful! I love mittens and I just adore these! Love the buttons, the snowflake and plaid and the little twine string along with your delightful memory! I too used to envy a little neighbor girl who had the string on hers...I never did! And I haven't seen them in the stores ever! Perhaps they are all handmade by some crafty grandmother somewhere! Thanks for this wonderful post...I will watch for the rest!
:) Jill

Mynnette said...

TOO sweet! I adore these buttoned winter white mittens! Fabulous! :)