Saturday, September 18, 2010

This Week's Challenge is Buttons!

Button, button, whose got a button(or a lot of them)? Buttons have become a trend in scrapbooking and as you seek out paper lines and manufactures these days you find that most of them have cordinating buttons to match those lines. This week we would like you to pull out those buttons and show us new creative ways to use them up on your layouts, cards, or other projects. I think you will find throughout the week some great inspiration from our design team on ways you can use up those buttons in your stash.
Lacking some inspiration on how to use those buttons? Here are some great ideas that were put together from our design team members chat on our message board. Here are my top ten favorite ideas:



1. Use them to create borders or frame a picture
2. Place buttons in your titles to dot those "i's" and centers of "o's".
3. Sew your buttons to your page with embroidery floss
4. Use them to represent items on your pages... examples: apples on a tree, snowflakes, centers of flowers.
5. Make magnets with buttons
6. Fill the holes in your buttons with puffy paint or acrylic paint
7. Use stickles or glitter glue to fill the center to make your own bling
8. Thread them together to make a banner or garland
9. Use them to create bullet lists with your journaling
10. Use the 4 buttons in the corners of your photographs to make it look like the buttons are anchoring the picture down.

What ideas do all of you have that we haven't shared with you? Leave us a comments and let us know!



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor Practical Scrappers for the month of September.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations,
was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.
Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5
digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice.


You will see five of Robyn's stamps being featured throughout the week by our design team in their weekly projects-- be sure to keep an eye out for them!

You will have until Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 5pm EST to enter you project in the Inklinkz below.

5 comments:

WhiteRacoon said...

What a pity! I waited for this challenge for a long time, but have completed my button-project already a couple of weeks ago =( I can't backlink, right?
But ok, just sharing some ideas:
http://blog.whiteracoon.ru/2010/08/button-layout.html - used buttons to create an Eiffel tower. And note a little red button in the lower corner on the middle photo: if you use 4-holes button you can stitch it with an "arrow" pattern. The bigger the button the bigger the arrow - use it point to something on your LO.
More: http://www.krestom.ru/more/buttons.html - the link is in Russian, but it provides pics with some creative ideas to stitching the buttons.
And the last for now: http://blog.whiteracoon.ru/2010/08/mona-lisa-layout.html - use a transparent button with colored edge as a little frame to mark some spot on your LO.
Plus: use a laaaarge button with "embossed" edge (like that: http://www.igla.ru/images/gamma/7/4/g2941529542t.jpg) as a ready-to-use frame. Just cut the photo to fit the inner circle and put it inside the circle: voila - a round pic in a plastic frame!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Here is my submission using buttons as fower centers and as accents:
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/199877/view/2915360/-1/1.html

Sincerely,
Monique Fox
mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

Monique Nicole Fox said...

If we can enter more than 1, here is another submission with buttons as flower centers and accents:

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/199877/view/2878601/-1/1.html

Sincerely,
Monique Fox
mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

Mrs. Walrath said...

What a fun challenge!

Pias Scrap och Doodling said...

I´m amazed on how many ways there is to use buttons! Love all your examples and entries! /Pia