Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Christmas Button Book

What a fun swap this was
hosted by Laurie
It's a
White Christmas
Button Book Swap.
We were to make our partner a book of fabric, paper or both
and incorporate 30-50 buttons into the book.
I chose antique Christmas postcards as my pages...
This is the front cover
with a snowflake button enclosure.
(Clicking on all these pictures will give you much better detail.)
Buttons are incorporated everywhere...
These sweet Victorian girls are perfect button holders
and are a tri-fold on the inside front cover.
This wintry bird card is one of my favorites.
I embellished it with stickles and liquid pearls
and attached snowflake buttons
and frosty jingle bell trim.

I created a lace pouch for the back of the card
and made a vintage looking button card
to tuck inside.

The snow people, snowballs and flakes
are all buttons!
Another lace pouch
holds a handstamped cello envelope
loaded with holiday buttons.
Lots of lovely lace trims
adorn each page.
I hope my swap partner enjoys this.
Thank you Laurie for hosting such a wonderful
holiday swap!


Lululiz said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I am totally in love with this book.

Createology said...

This is such a stunning treasure. Creative Button Bliss...

The Junque Seeker said...

Your book is beautiful! There is no doubt that your partner is going to love it.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

way beyond stunning...I love the muted tone of lovely JoAnne!

Nook and Cranny said...

So beautiful JoAnne.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Laurie said...

Oh JoAnn -- it is beyond beautiful -- I want it! Fabulous interpretation of the swap!

Erica said...

this is beautiful! and what a wonderful swap idea.

Patty Antle said...

This is a beautiful book. I am sure it will be treasured!

Rhissanna said...

What a lovely book and such a gorgeous creamy colour range! I love the tri-fold girls. I've been printing those out as an instant go-to birthday card for years!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Cute, cute and then some more cute. The grands are making Momma a scrappy book for've given me some inspiration. Thanks for all the beautiful artwork you share with your readership. xoxo Happy Turkey Day, Oma Linda

Marrianna said...

This is absolutely lovely. I clicked over to your blog from Laurie's blog this morning. Your ideas and execution of those ideas is very inspiring. Thank you from a new follower.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a sweet book of lovely treasures and buttons, also a very smart idea,
you did a great job and who ever get its will be thrilled

Karen B. said...

So, so beautiful! Such a lovely creation!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

suziqu's thread works said...

What a sweet vintage Christmas postcard book you have created with all your gorgeous pockets and button embellishments!
Just lovely!

Jane K said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful. I just love the vintage feel and the old postcards. Stunning work of art.