Last month I shared with you my love of patterned paper. It is without a doubt my favorite scrapbooking supply. Now, if you asked me what my favorite embellishment was I would immediately, with no hesitation, tell you that it is buttons. I love buttons. Buttons are for the mommy of boys what flowers are to the mommy of girls. Okay, actually that designation belongs to stars. But buttons are an amazingly versatile embellishment and they are another item that I use on almost every layout. For today's post I thought it would be fun to share some layouts, cards and crafts that use my all-time favorite embellishment.
Alright, so this post is not about patterned paper, but I will say just one more thing about it and that is, because I use so much of it I I tend to keep the embellishments on my layouts to a minimum. For me, buttons are the perfect way to add an embellishment without going overboard:
On the occasions when I do happen to use flowers I always put a button in the center:
You can use buttons as the main feature of your page, like Emily Pitts did on this layout:
Isn't this layout amazing? I think it just screams fun (but screaming in a happy way!) Such a great way to make use of that button stash!
Lisa Kisch used buttons to create a border on this sweet layout:
You can use buttons to create a subtle border too, like on this layout by Cheryl Overton:
Or use them for a more substantial one, here is another example from Emily:
Notice how she mixed some brads in there too. Buttons and brads are pretty much interchangeable and using a mix of both can be fun.
Again, using a button as the center of flower I made this thank you card:
Looking ahead to the holidays, you can make this cute and easy tag using white buttons, ribbon and some twine:
I never seem to use my white buttons. I think I've found a way to finally put them to use and I see myself making a lot of these this Christmas!
Thanks to the custom button tool from Epiphany Crafts you can even make your own buttons:
Aly Dosdall did just that and created this beautiful Mother's Day bouquet:
See her post at the blog of Scrapbooks & Cards Today for complete instructions.
Another great way to use those buttons in your stash and make something cute and crafty in the process.
So how about you, do you love buttons too? Do you have any creative crafts to share using buttons? Link to them in the comments, I'd love to see what you've created!
I’ll be back next month to share with you another product I love and the various ways it can be used. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for give.away.day!