Vintage Valentine: Buttons & Lace

Vintage Valentine Card from Create With Joy

Would you like to create something special for your loved one this Valentine’s Day – something that’s sure to stand out against an endless sea of pink and red – something you can easily make using items you already have on hand?

With just a piece of textured cardstock – a stamp, archival ink, and distresser (optional) – buttons, lace, and glue dots – you can create a beautiful card that’s sure to make the recipient feel cherished!

Here are a few tips for creating this Vintage Valentine card:

1. Use a heart-shaped template to line up the buttons. If you don’t have one, print one off of the Internet or trace a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

2. Gather a variety of button sizes to shape the heart with ease; I found smaller size buttons work best for this project.

For More Inspiration

Please join me in celebrating One World One Heart!

Are you looking for ideas and encouragement in your resolve to use up more of your scrapping supplies this year? Join Denise and my friends at Lala’s World for Project 2011 – Scrap Our Stash!

For more fabulous Valentine’s Ideas, visit:

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Vintage Valentine Party

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Pearls And Lace Thursday
Show And Tell Friday
Sunday Favorites
Treasurista’s Thursday Treasures
Vintage Thingie Thursdays
White Wednesday

For other Creative Ideas, visit:

Craft Link Party
Creation Mondays
Free For All
Handmade Blog Party Sunday
It’s Party Time at It’s So Very Cheri
Just Something I Whipped Up
Made By You Monday
Making Monday Marvelous
Market Yourself Monday
Motivate Me Monday
Pink Hippo Party
Scrappy Gifts
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Whatever You Want Wednesdays

52 Responses to “Vintage Valentine: Buttons & Lace”

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  1. Jan says:

    A beautiful card!

  2. KerrieLynn says:

    Hi, I found you on the Meet & Follow Sunday Blog Hop If you get a chance you can find me at .

    Happy Sunday,

  3. Fresh Mommy says:

    That is so gorgeous!!!! I'm sure your loved ones will cherish it 😉 I'm so impressed by your creativity… it's a gift!


  4. Brooke Douglass says:

    HI I am Brooke and I am your newest follower!!! Hope you can come follow back! Brooke

  5. Elisabeth Hirsch says:

    I love your blog. You're so creative and inspiring 😉

    I found you from the blog hop. I'm following.

  6. Mrs. E says:

    Hi, I'm your new follower from the blog hop. Nice blog! 🙂 Please visit me and follow me on both my blogs.

  7. Doni says:

    What a pretty card! So perfect for this time of year! And that I love buttons, well, it's a perfect item for a card!!! Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! I'm off to look at your organization ideas…my craft room is a MESS!! And with the Superbowl recording going on right, well, what is a girl to do except to get CRAFTY!!!
    Blessings, Doni

  8. says:

    New follower from the Shibley Smiles Blog Hop!

  9. Chari at Happy To Design says:

    Hi Ramona…

    Beautiful Valentine's Day card, my friend! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! These would be such fun to make!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. SmilingSally says:

    Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Joy.

  11. Boo-Bah says:

    This is just the cutest idea! Now all I have to do is remember where I stashed all my buttons.

  12. Jingle says:

    love your artistic and creative showcase.
    well done blues.

  13. Marie says:

    That is just adorable — I think I may modify it a bit and use with my kids — let them make Valentine pictures instead of a card — they like to be able to hang up their work and a picture would give them a bit more room to work since they're younger. I even have lace in our art box — hmmm. Thanks for the great jumpstart!

    I'm a new follower also!

  14. Young and Crafty says:

    Oh I just love the buttons and lace! Perfect combination!!

    Thank you for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @

  15. Krafty Kat says:

    So simple and pretty and I like that you didn't use pink/red! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

  16. Grannys Attic says:

    I love old buttons and this is such a sweet way to use them. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Vicky

  17. Patti's Artful Design says:

    So sweet and simply lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  18. chubskulit says:

    That's lovely!

    My Blue Monday Post, please come by anytime.

  19. ExJW33 says:

    I've tried and I can't get any of my cards to look like that. It sounds simple, but you need to have a creative bent to get that result, I just love it. Hello, I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. I hope you'll visit and follow my blog too. I'm new and tiny. Thanks!

  20. Brandy Nelson says:

    Hi! I am a new follower from the Mom Monday Blog Hop! I'd love it if you stopped by my new blog and followed me back! There isn't much content yet, as it is brand spanking new, but I plan on adding to it regularly and am planning an awesome giveaway when I reach 100 GFC followers! Thanks! Look forward to reading your blog!

  21. Annette says:

    I have a stash of vintage buttons and I love the idea of this card! What a great idea. I'm stopping by from Tickle Me Tuesday.


  22. Stephanie says:

    what a lovely card! great pick!

  23. Stephanie says:

    that card is so lovely!

  24. Meeling says:

    What a special treat it would be to receive a handmade card like that.
    Hopping over from Tickle Me Tuesdays!

  25. The Miller Family says:

    Wow. This is an awesome valentine card! Nice job, chica!
    Found you through the linky party at Momma Blog!
    Having a lot of fun reading through your blog.

  26. Sasha says:

    This is beautiful! It's such a romantic card. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

  27. The Treasurista says:

    Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

    The Treasurista
    Finding and Creating FUN things…

  28. Sarah says:

    I am a new follower. I love this card, it is gorgeous!

  29. LV says:

    A great idea. I always enjoy things that someone took the time to actual make themselves.

  30. AshTreeCottage says:

    I love this!! I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.

    Susan and Bentley

  31. Ann says:

    Lovely card. Would look really nice in a frame.
    Happy VTT

  32. Scrappy Gifts says:

    What a great way to use buttons. That's good to get them in the heart shape. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  33. Scrappy Gifts says:

    Not sure if my last comment went through since my computer is going so slow. Great job with the buttons especially making them heart shaped. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  34. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    I really love this! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And I'm a new follower 🙂

  35. laurie @ bargain hunting says:

    That is so pretty. Thank you for linking this great idea to my Valentine party. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

  36. Shar says:

    Love it! What a great idea!

  37. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says:

    i LOVE this! So very adorable. Thanks for linking it!!!

  38. ladybug says:

    That is such a great idea! I need to remember this one for next year!

  39. Kxoxo says:

    Really simple and sweet. Lovely.

  40. Suzie says:

    I love this card. I love white & blue too! Inspire Me Monday

  41. Alice v says:

    I love the vintage-denim look to the card.

  42. Pamela says:

    Love this, I see you created this in 2011…timeless!!!

  43. Beautiful! I have not made any button cards for years! This is lovely! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much – it’s been a long time since I’ve made one as well but this is one of my faves!
      A great way to use up buttons if you have a lot of little ones on hand! 🙂

  44. Beverly says:

    Gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday.

  45. This is so pretty. Handmade cards are so nice and fun to make. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

  46. Laurie says:

    Sweet and simple.
    I find that simply home made items sometimes fit the bill in the world of overdone pre-made everything.

    Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop.


  47. Paula Short says:

    I love this! So cute. You do such lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend.

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