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Cute as a Button

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Bella’s project that are still available on the new site.

Just a couple quick announcements before getting to the eye candy…
The 35% off Sale on ALL of the Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets ends TODAY! See last Thursday’s Newsletter for the artwork that inspired this sale, and the artwork that inspired the Mini Steampunk Skeleton Theatre FREE Gift Kit (still available).

It’s time to announce the February Kit: Cute as a Button!

Yes, yes… this an amazingly, syrupy-sweet kit! Between The Three Little Kittens, The Owl and the Pussycat, and all of those silly kitty cat buttons, it may all be too much for you. If you like the sewing/button theme but you’d like a few less kitties, check out the Add-On Kit (which has a more straight-up “vintage sewing” theme).

But for those of you who remain, you brave souls, you grown-ups who can still appreciate whimsy and beautiful illustrations from vintage children’s books: I am forging ahead! I have a large collection of children’s books. And a drawer dedicated to books about cats & kittens. I’ve made collage sheets (and rubber stamps) based on Puss in Boots in the past (though there are still some cute unused images so Puss may be making a comeback when I find the time). And I’ve also made collage sheets about The Three Little Kittens (note that link to the Mother Goose article), but I’ve never put together a kit around the theme.

But the combination of finding some new scrapbook papers with a sewing theme (including that adorable Montage Mercantile Scrapbook Paper with a collage of Victorian advertisement all retinted in a pink, turquoise and sepia palette) AND a horde of cute painted cat buttons led me to reopen that drawer.

See the Cute as a Button Kit page for more details. And all those papers and collage sheets in the kit (both kits) are On Sale, too!

And in honor of all these buttons, the ENTIRE Vintage Sewing & Cooking Collage Sheets Section AND the Household Charms Section (where you’ll find things like scissors) are both On Sale through Sunday night, February 15th!

AND check out the wonderful Cute as a Kittens’ Mittens Tabletop Decor using the new kit, by Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers)!

I was a bit too heavy handed in decorating the hearts (a big shock, I know) so they didn’t hang between each block the way I imagined they would, so… what I ended up with are some sweet little decorations for your tabletop, or mantle, or perhaps some naked nooks or crannies that could use just a little extra something. I didn’t want it tooooooo Valentiney — because then I’d have to do something right away for Spring. I think these might carry over mid-way.

Really? Miz Bella biting off more than she can chew? Will wonders never cease. Here is Bella’s Supply List and learn more about the project (and see more photos) in Bella’s blog. (And don’t forget to come back (or just scroll down) to check out the second kit and today’s Giveaway.)


Hooray for the Cute as a Button Giveaway!

Short and VERY sweet: the Giveaway today is for both the Cute as a Button Kit and the Cute as a Button Add-On Kit! Don’t the look purdy together?

And (because i’m crazy), I am also adding these items (not shown in the big photo) that I just put on Clearance Sale):
Superior Thread Rubber Stamp
3 Kittens Transfers

To enter the Cute as a Button Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, February 2, 2015). Hey, that’s Groundhog’s Day.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the Aqua and Rust Giveaway? That would be Kim Rayko! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, February 1st, 2015

128 responses to “Cute as a Button”

  1. Trish W says:

    Oh my gosh! They are totally cute!

  2. Mindy irwin says:

    The kitties are adorable!!!

  3. CG says:

    Ends today???? OMG! WHERE DID THE TIME GO????? Going shopping and crossing fingers..thanks for all the giveaways!

  4. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome tabletop decor and I love the new sheets!

  5. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I truly love this kit…..oh my……it is to die for……loving it… sweet!

  6. Lu L. says:

    So sweet! This cat person approves!! 😉

  7. Connie L. says:

    Yes please!

  8. Mary Helene says:

    Just love those collage sheets.

  9. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the buttons!

  10. Kathleen Jones says:


  11. Jo says:

    Must have the cuteness!!!!!
    Love eeeeet!

  12. Jo Ellen says:

    Awww!!!! kitties!

  13. Jean marmo says:

    Cute!! Love the buttons and the kitties. This would be fun to play with!!

  14. NancyC says:

    Especially love the owl and the pussycat – that’s DH and me at our first dance!

  15. Verna stapleton says:

    Vintage kitties are the best. Too cute.

  16. KIM says:

    This crazy cat lady.
    Would love to win this giveaway!
    Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance.

  17. Gilda says:

    Oh, I love it!!! Please pick me.

  18. Diane says:

    Wow, sweet stuff!

  19. ratgirl says:

    I love the kittens’ mittens project! The hearts are so cute. They’d make cute fairy wands, too! 🙂

  20. Carole Carlson says:

    Love the color palette, and the kittens.

  21. Linda Hughes says:

    So cute!!!

  22. Kate Jones says:

    Sweet, would love to win.

  23. Michele says:

    Could they be any cuter!
    Sure would like my luck to change and win these adorably sweet kitty cutouts

  24. Debbie Kaste says:

    Such an adorable project Kim did! Love the sweet kittens:) Thanks for the chance to win the give away.

  25. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the Cute as a Button kit and the Kitten Tabletop Decor – adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    I love cute and kitties!!!

  27. right up my alley- so cute

  28. Rabbit says:

    Unlike a lot of my former stamping pals, I’ve always been a fan of cute kids and animals! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Emily N says:

    Qing..I love me some kitties!!!

  30. kim says:

    Love the kitties! Such a happy kit. Gosh such amazing treasures you share, so fun!~kim

  31. Sokat says:

    Putting those cute vintage pics on blocks is such a great idea. This has “can do” all over it.

  32. Eve says:

    Oh, love these ideas, and what a collection!

  33. orianna says:

    I appreciate the vintage book illustrations.

  34. LAUREL Nielsen says:

    I love everything on your site, I’m a newbie but want it all.

  35. Sue says:

    Over the top cute! Can’t wait to win!

  36. Carol Slowik says:

    Thank you for some more great ideas! Love cats and vintage! Please pic me!

  37. Holly Day says:

    I love the kittens! Perfect for kids’ Valentines!

  38. Oh I LOVE the cats & Kittens! Have five fabulous felines myself and I could get a lot of use out of this kit 🙂

  39. Diana says:

    The kitties are too too cute! I love this!

  40. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Too cute!!

  41. Kristi says:

    This is my favorite. Love those kitties

  42. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love the kitties.

  43. Shanna says:

    How fabulous. I love the variety of cat images and how fun you can turn projects into using all the goodies!

  44. Carmen says:

    Meow! Great giveaway!

  45. Cocoa says:

    Very cute! But please don’t forget the puppies!

  46. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Cute as a freakin’ button!

  47. Theresa G. says:

    Great giveaway!! The kittens are adorable!!!!!

  48. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love this kit giveaway so much. My little great granddaughter just received a little kitten several months ago and she is in love with it. I would use this kit for a mini album documenting their journey together.

  49. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    There is nothing as cute as a kitten

  50. cute stuff would love to win Thanks

  51. beth jones says:

    Wonderful papers!!

  52. Kim says:

    Sitting here in the Midwest watching the snow pile up I needed something to help me smile. Thank you, cute kittens did just that.

  53. Gabrielle says:

    I love cats! I have 4!

  54. I have a classic yellow tabby named “Miss Kitty” (Gunsmoke, ya know) and she would love me to win this drawing. I love the kits (pun intented) and the cats.

  55. Ann C. says:

    Oh my gosh! All my favorite things in one! Its purr-fection!

  56. Helen Potter says:

    I love kitties! My wonderful aunt sang me a song about a kitty in a basket. She would sing this to me for as long as I can remember. Well, she would sing it for all of us, but she sang it the best when I was in her lap, so I’m sure the song was really just for me. LOL Thanks for the wonderful memory! Please I must win. I have 4…yes, 4, cats in my home.

  57. Karen Crowder says:

    What can I say-it’s as cute as a button and then some!

  58. Luanne Shoup says:

    Here kitty kitty……..

  59. Roberta S says:

    This is like a blast from the past for me; I love all those vintage images!! This is not your typical giveaway, but I like the change-up and would love to win this. Thanks for the chance to win this great collection.

  60. Honey says:

    Love the kitties!!!

  61. Debra Gibson says:

    Cat lover so this one would be a lot of fun for me !!!
    thanks for the chance to win !!!

  62. susan higgins says:

    very cute!!!!!!!!!

  63. Denise Bryant says:

    How cute is this??? Love the tiny buttons and all those kitties!

  64. Dawn says:

    This really is cute as a button!

  65. Bonnie Schulte says:

    Love the adorable give-away.Thanks for the chance to win this fun package.

  66. Jen J says:

    Those new buttons are so cute. And I love the mini knitting basket.

  67. Joy says:

    This kit really is cute as a button. Love the kitties!

  68. Lou Anne says:

    Can’t resist cute kitties!

  69. Debra says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  70. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Button, button, who’s got the button? I hope it’s me.

  71. Kristie says:

    How cute and whimsical. I love whimsey.

  72. phoebe diamond says:

    Kitty cat, kitty cat. Where have you been?
    Would be fun to bling these felines.

  73. Janet Turner says:

    So cute. It would be so fun to work with all these great items.

  74. Retta says:

    Love the kittens! Awesome clip-art.

  75. Jeanne Kelly says:

    They are cute as a button, just love those kittens! Meow!

  76. Traci says:

    I am a HUGE lover of cats (I have 6) and would love to win-sooo cute!!

  77. Jen says:

    Oh my gosh, this is SO adorable. I can hardly stand it! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  78. Rose L says:

    What a cute giveaway!

  79. Kittens and things and buttons and bows!! Another great giveaway, thanks for doing this for all of us.

  80. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Those little kitties tucked in bed– I remember them from a book we had when I was a kid. It was already old back then! Adorable nostalgia!

  81. Nan says:

    I LOVE this giveaway…love working with this type of ephemera…so hope to win! Thanks

  82. Karen says:

    I would love to be the lucky one for this adorable collection of nostalgia. I could have plans immediately.

  83. Maxine Kincora says:

    As usual, it’s mouth watering

  84. Lori D. says:

    I’m so living for this adorable giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  85. marybeth i says:

    Love the add on kit!

  86. Nicole Austin says:

    super cute collection!

  87. IKE says:

    How super that is… I just LUV cats 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  88. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a delightful giveaway. This is one of your most cheerful and sweet giveaways that you have ever had. Keep up the great work. Love your store and all of the unique products that you supply.

  89. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  90. Sweetpea Studio says:

    This is to cute!

  91. Kate says:

    so cute-I’m not even a cat fan but these cats are adorable!

  92. Liz Russell says:

    Great kit and projects!

  93. LeAnn says:

    Very cute – love the adorable kittens.

  94. Nancy Stone says:

    My two favorite things cats and sewing.

  95. Ginny Over says:

    Oh just send me all the cute stuff!

  96. Carrie Jacquin says:


  97. Barbara says:

    The kittens are so sweet – what a fun project!

  98. April Dudko says:

    Everything is adorable! I like syrupy sweet, so it’s ok by me!

  99. Me Pugh says:

    Three little kittens who lost their mittens….this looks fun.

  100. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Who doesn’t love kittens??? These are so sweet and cute, would love to win.

  101. Lori Wilczek says:

    Oh this crazy cat lady loves the “Cute as a Button” giveaway!

  102. Major cute attack. Love all these little kittens.

  103. Roxanne says:

    oh! I love this sweet stuff! Sure would love to win this great stash of sweetness…Just love all the Alpha goodies for creating!!!

  104. sheila says:

    My 4 cats say…come home to the cozy nest to play!

  105. Nancy S says:

    Wonderful vintage images,great for ATC’s!

  106. Arminta says:

    Love tiny and love sewing!

  107. Angie says:

    Totally cute!

  108. Laura says:

    Vintage children’s book illustrations – my favorites. Too cute.

  109. barbara macaskill says:

    This prize bundle is as cute as a brand new kitten!! LOVE it!

  110. Pam S says:

    This one is for all the cat lovers in my family!

  111. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Oh my goodness, I memorized the “Three Little Kittens” poem when I was a tiny girl, over 60 years ago. This is just perfect.

  112. Kathleen Cole says:

    Would it help that all my friends call me Kat? I am wild about cats, and have several of my own. They vote YES on winning this (and you know you should never argue with a cat.)

  113. Carol Rowland says:

    I think all fun people and crafters have cats (sometimes dogs, does that count?). Anyway, would love to win this. Thanks.

  114. DebR says:

    What an adorable kit! Thanks for the opportunity to win this purr-fect gift!

  115. Starqueen says:

    Hey, CUTE can’t scare me! I’m a Catgirl anyway, so these kits are a must have. Thanks to Miz Bella for the amazing inspiration! Too much is never too much when creating with your beautiful products.😸

  116. Jenni Brockob says:

    This kit is so darn adorable, I want it! The Three Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens was one of my favorite stories as a child.

  117. Paulanne says:

    Please pick me for this darling giveaway drawing. I would love to win.

  118. cathrine bolin says:

    I love buttons, and these I do not have:(

  119. Ritva says:

    Just love that, the kittens are adorable!

  120. Dena Cottrell says:

    So cute! Would love to win!

  121. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love the cute kittens.

  122. David Millard says:

    Who can resist kittens?

  123. Sandy A says:

    Pick me, pick me! I would love to win!

  124. Omg !! Does that take you back to the good ol days or what ! That is just adorable, it reminds me of the good days, when life was so simple and so great !
    thank you , love the memories

  125. I could make a lot of mischief with those adorable Collage sheets and such! Here, Kitty, Kitty! Thanks you so much for this glorious opportunity!
    Tina in San Diego

  126. Char-D says:

    Love these adorable collage sheets, and I am not even a cat person. Cute wins me over.

  127. Christine V says:

    pastels usually aren’t for me BUT this kit is So SWEET!