Product Inspiration: Buttons

Product Inspiration: Buttons

As a scrapbooker, you probably love your supplies, right? Shopping at your local scrapbook store (LSS for those who like to abbreviate everything) is a treat and an inspiration overload. So many fun and beautiful products! How do you choose what to buy? And once you get it home, what do you do with it?

Use it!

That seems obvious, doesn’t it? True, but there are so many scrapbookers who save the product they love for that special, perfect project. Don’t be that person! Use it, get it out of your stash, and make room for more inspiring stuff.

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One of the things I’ve been working on using and getting out of my stash is buttons. I gladly share my buttons with my sons when they’re feeling crafty (they make a great 100 days object to bring in for school) and am always looking for innovative ways to add them to a page. There are only so many times you can use a button as a flower center.

The big jar used to be full. I am making progress, don’t you think? The small jar holds buttons my youngest bought for himself. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

 

One of the most fun things you can do with buttons is to use them to create shapes on the page. I’ve seen people make pages with stars, and hearts, and spirals, all made with buttons. I was particularly inspired by this page from katieplus4 and made my own version.

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What would you make to use up your button stash? My friend GeeZee has more ideas over at Messtaken Identity. Her blog is full of fun ideas for recycling, reusing, and repurposing all sorts of materials into craft projects.

Check out her ideas, and then make something. Use those buttons! Stop saving them and get them out of your stash. And then show me what you made!

4 Responses »

  1. Sweet! Heather I appreciate you getting me out of a bind with my button stash. My project was fun and I hope to use buttons more now that I have tackled a big layering project with them. It was fun using your layout for inspiration.

    • Thanks Beth! I think one of the best things about having a craft room is being able to share it with my kids. Love when they’re making things next to me!

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