Friday, September 23, 2011

Button, Button Who's Got a Button...

Hi scrappers! This is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy and I'm thrilled to be here with you all today. If you read my bio you know I have several crafting loves, but one I didn't mention is buttons. I love buttons! I use them on cards, layouts and even home decor projects. I'm going to share a few of those with you today.

First up is a home decor project:

I purchased this plain black frame and decided to spruce it up a little. As you can see I adhered buttons to the center of some of my flowers. I love the additional depth and texture they added to a "plain jane" frame.

Next up, a scrapbook page:

Here you can see I used buttons for wheels on my die cut car. I have done this several times and love how is spices up an other wise ordinary car.

For my project today I used buttons to create a border for my scrapbook page. This is the first time I've tried this, but I think the result is REALLY fun. I kept the rest of the page very simple, as always when I create a page I want the focus to be on my picture/s.

To adhere buttons I like to use glue dots, although on this page I sewed some of the buttons straight to the paper. What I love about buttons is that they're so diverse, and you can utilize them in countless ways.

  • Kraft cardstock: Bazzil
  • Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Stella and Rose'
  • Buttons: Papertrey Ink
  • White embroidery floss
  • Labels: October Afternoon
  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday 'A Date With Ali' and 'The Observant Traveler'
  • Ink: Jenni Bowlin 'Chicken Feed' and 'Cough Syrup', Memento 'Tuxedo Black'
  • Color Mist: October Afternoon 'Paper Doily'
  • Brad: My Mind's Eye
So what is your challenge?! Buttons!!! Use buttons on a card, layout or altered item. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.


  1. Kate I adore your flowers and that page is really cute too!

  2. Great job on all your projects Kate! I love buttons too!

  3. Cute as a button! TFS kate. Love them both

  4. Great projects love how you used the buttons.

  5. Great job Kate on your projects! I too love to use buttons! Hope to join you this weekend


  6. Wow Kate, these projects are beautiful! Great job:)
    Sherrie K

  7. I love all of your projects, Kate! I'm also a lover of buttons! I so wish I had the time to play along this weekend...Maria, very cute! I love your card! Great use of a button, too.

  8. Nice job Maria, that little bear is adorable! Thanks for joining my challenge!