Friday, September 10, 2010

Buttons Are A Girl's Best Friend

Sorry for being MIA. I've been having some issues with migraines (yuck), I'm hoping that some new medicine and some diet changes resolve them pretty quickly.
Today I want to talk about an embellishment that I really, really love-buttons. Some girls like bling, some girls like ribbon, some girls like paint, but I like buttons. Don't get me wrong I like those other things too, but more often than not, I reach for my buttons to finish off a layout.
Cannonball Layout, supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket printed papers, stickers, and diecuts, buttons-sewing aisle at Wal-Mart
That's a lot of buttons on one layout. I really wanted to emphasis the wave in the paper-what better way to do that than with buttons. It was super easy and fast. I just grabbed some glue dots and got to work. I find the glue dots are the best adhesive when working with buttons-I like to use the kind that come on the roll like this:

Here's a close-up of the button wave:
I bought that whole bag of buttons for $0.99 at Wal-Mart in the sewing aisle. I still had a TON left over when I was done with this layout. I rarely buy my buttons in the scrapbook section-they are just much more affordable in other places.
I also like to save the extra buttons that come with shirts and sweaters. It is well documented that I am not going to be sewing anything on. I have a little jar in my closet just for that purpose.
A few more button layouts for your viewing pleasure:
Sprinkler Fun supplies: Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts letter stickers

I love this paper on the next layout so much I could marry it, if I wasn't already married, and it wasn't paper. But you know what I mean!
Thanksgiving 2009, supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry patterned paper, American Crafts letter stickers, Jillibean buttons
My challenge for you today is to use buttons in at least one layout or card and post your link in the comments-I'd love to see what you created!


  1. Love it! I too like using buttons. Here's a card I did for my uncle's 50th birthday with buttons.

  2. Here's my latest button creation {obviously you're thinking I should have used more!}:

    Glad you're back...I've missed you.