Friday, April 30, 2010

Beachy Keen Buttons

Buttons, buttons, buttons galore and a few buttons more. I collect buttons like I collect ribbon - meaning I have them everywhere!

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers was the perfect chance to make buttons shine. On this layout, I used buttons in a rather non-traditional way by inserting brads through the button holes for the centers of the flowers. The smaller brads fit through just fine, but the larger brads - like the bling brads from Stampin' Up - have wider prongs. For those, I used my Close To My Heart precision file to sand down the holes until the wider prongs could slide through. ***TIP - this sanding thing works much better on harder (typically shiny) buttons. Though it wasn't impossible on the softer plastic ones it took much longer. ***

For this layout, I used papers from Little Yellow Bicycle and Sassafras Lass - still from my Magpie Kit. I love this kit and still have tons left, so you'll be seeing more projects with those products, I'm sure! The cardstock is Bazzill and Coredinations, and a mixture of Prima, Petalloo and Close To My Heart flowers. The alphabet stickers are puffy Rainboots Thickers (my favorite of all of my favorite Thickers!) - the words were outlined with a fine tipped journaling pen.

Thanks for visiting me and be sure to stop by Practical Scrappers to see other innovative ways to use up your button stash!!!


Zoa said...

beautiful page- I love the colors and what you did with the flowers!! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
xoxo~ Zoa

Miss Jaster said...

so simple and pretty!! :) I love the design!

Tettiz said...

Oooooh - love the colours you've used against the white background - truly MY taste!! :D

kmassman said...

Love your beautiful flowers! Very pretty page!