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!)