Anyone who sews, mends, or scrapbooks likely has a host of colorful buttons in their possession. Buttons are wonderful accents for paper craft projects like scrapbook pages and card making crafts when used creatively. Here are a few fun ideas for using buttons:
This is a simple but beautiful embellishment using flower shapes in two designs completed with a contrasting colored button for the center. Flower petals are folded upward for dimension.
This assortment of embellishments include both flowers and round discs. Using larger buttons is a unique way to create a small medallion type flower.
These bright buttons adorn printed paper that adding a vintage look to your scrapbooking and card making designs.
The critters on this card are created using buttons and craft eyes as well as paper bits and wire. Buttons are a fun way to add a little character to scrapbook and card making projects.
The above buttons are created using chipboard, paper discs and rubber stamping designs or hand drawn images. Once the button is colored or decorated a clear epoxy is added to create the shiny dimension which completes the button embellishment.
These buttons sit atop felt discs which have been enhanced with a little hand stitching. Discs can be secured together using a glue gun making them ready to attach to your scrapbook art and card making ideas.
These adorable embellishments are created by simply gluing stacks of colorful buttons together. Once they are dry they are ready to be used in your paper craft projects.
This button is a little fancier than some of the other examples. A paper disc has been cut and then punched with small holes around the circumference. A narrow ribbon has been threaded to crisscross in the middle and then is completed by a button and contrasting ribbon. Smaller holes and embroidery floss would also work well in this technique.
Have a great time using up some of your surplus buttons to uniquely embellish your clear rubber stamping designs and scrapbook art!