Monday, August 18, 2014

Challenge #14 Button it Up with Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Altered Pages Blog Hop

Challenge #14 Button it Up!
Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!
As soon as seen what our challenge on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog was this month I knew I was going to finally be able to dress this mannequin. The mannequin has been on my shelf for almost two years just waiting for that special event, lol. 
The mannequin is about 10" tall. I painted the top of the form in a flesh color and the stand part in black prior to dressing. 
I started my dress by first making an underskirt using 7 Gypsy Key Tissue Paper, fold it in half and do a running stitch at the top. (Be careful to gradually pull the thread through or the paper will tear) Once you have attached the paper to the form wrap more tissue paper around the top to form the dress top. 
I cut out 10 black and 10 of the tulle paper from Canvas Corp to form the skirt and attached them to waist of my mannequin and added a large red button to the tulle pieces.   (Canvas Corp is also one of our fabulous sponsors for this challenge.)
I wrapped the waist with sheer ribbon, made a pretty bow and added a tag from the Antique Sewing Collage Sheet from Altered Pages along with flowers and a few metal embellishments.
Of course with the challenge being "buttons" I had to add a buttons to my mannequin. 
Wow, that was a lot of photos but here is one more of how I finished the bottom of the stand. Love these little scissors I had in my stash. 
To finish my project I made a fabulous card from the scraps I had left of the Canvas Corp Paper and flowers. I love the vintage Antique Sewing Collage Sheet from Altered Pages and thought the image of the little girl was perfect for may card. I am so glad you stopped by my blog to check out my project and encourage to check out the rest of the projects for the CHACB  and Altered Pages Design Team post. 
Remember to get out those buttons and link up your projects to the Craft Hoarder Anonymous Challenge Blog for a chance to win the prize from Altered Pages.
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team
Altered Pages Design Team:
Altered Pages Blog
Roni Johnson
Trisha Too 
Daniella May
Stephanie Siatta 

Tonya Trantham
Robin Horasanian 

Debi Tullier 
Barbara Rankin
Lyneen Jesse

 ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.


Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.


  1. Oh, Pammiejo! This project is sew completely unique and fabulous and fun. I love the clever construction of the skirt, the wonderful color palette (those red buttons are perfect!) and oh, just everything about this amazing mannequin. The button collar just blows me away. You sewed this one up with style, my friend!

  2. As also anything you create Pam is simply gorgeous! I love how you "sewed" the tissue paper and how you used the buttons on the dress form! <3

  3. This dress form is so fun. I love the kraft, red and black combination. What a fantastic project you created!

  4. The fan shapes for the skirt are so clever, and the red and black just make the whole project vibrant!

  5. Beautiful mannequin, Pam. I love how you decorated it, and now you have certainly inspired me to decorate my mannequin that I, too, l have had sitting naked on a shelf for a few years. Your card is amazing, too. You are so talented and you always inspire me! So happy to be hopping along with you today.

  6. Hands down, best project the hop! I love the color combo, and that skirt! Get out of town! Amazing. The buttons...all the tiny details that make this a perfect project! I would love to have this on a shelf in my work area! Wonderful, work Pam, as always!

  7. Just a unique and very clever project for sure. It just takes my breathe away. Love it !

  8. Wow, Pam, this is fantastic!! The red buttons are very striking on the neutral colors of the dress and make it snazzy!

  9. Wow Pam this is just gorgeous the colors, embellishments everything about it and I just adore the image you have used on your card! xx

  10. Red is my favorite color and I soooo love this dress form you created ! !

  11. Pam this is over the TOP!!! WOW... what an amazing project!!! Great colors, awesome use of buttons!!!

  12. Gorgeous apparel for the mannequin. And the matching card is just fab! I agree, that vintage paper is to die for.

  13. I love this project! The red buttons just pop and the whole mannequin is delightful with lovely details. Your matching card is so sweet! Love!

  14. Another outstand project! Love every details of your dress form and the colors are a great combination.

  15. Fantastic, I love this the dress form is stunning, I love all of the little do-dada you used on it. The card is totally beautiful.


  16. Love, love, love!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful! thanks for share!