Button it Up

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

Buttons are a common scrapbook supply staple. Even in early traditional scrapbook albums, it wasn’t unusual to see a keepsake button placed on a scrapbook layout. Using digital buttons is a breeze…without the bulk of the button on your page.

Loads of beautiful buttons (even some vintage ones) and button fasteners can be found in Everyday Elements 1, and spattered in many of our other kits as accents.

Scrappers are always hunting for unique embellishments for their pages, but there’s just something about good old-fashioned buttons that add such charm. Consider these tips for using buttons on your pages.

1. Line coordinating buttons along the edge for an eye-catching border

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

2. Place buttons in your titles by using them as O’s, or dots on your i’s and j’s

Rachel Shefveland. Supplies here

3. Anchor a ribbon border to a page

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

4. Use as a center for a flower

Michelle Shefveland. Supplies here

5. Take small buttons and attach them to the corners of a photograph (it’s easy to decrease the size of digital buttons!)

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

6. Use as bullet points for a list of journaling

7. Hang a string from a tag using a button as its anchor

8. Embellish accent buttons with decorative stitching

Rachel Shefveland. Supplies here

9. Create simple objects such as wreaths, ornaments, Christmas tree lights, hearts, frames, etc. using buttons

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

10. And, most obviously, use as a fastener!

Beth Ervin. Supplies here

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