Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Buttons Buttons Everywhere!!!!

HOW TO: by the M2R Design Team Coordinator Valerie Werhenberg:

When you look at a lot of my work, you can see that I have a love affair for buttons. I love the versitility of them!! There are so many fun ways to use them. I'm going to share a few of my layouts to show the different ways that I have used buttons. One of my favorite ways is using them as flower centers. I think this adds so much character and dimension to a flower. Here is one of my layouts in the Moments To Remember Gallery, titled, "Hippo." I cut the flowers out on my Cricut and made them all different sizes. I matched the buttons to the colors in the pattern paper.


I also love clustering buttons with other page accents. On the page titled, "Love Like This," I mixed the cut-out flowers with the buttons.


On the page titled, "My Budding Artist," I used buttons as a border down one side of the photos. The border could have been extended to go around the whole photo block for a fun look!


Another method I like doing with buttons is to create a design or shape with them. In the layout titled, "Will You Dance," Instead ofdrawing or cutting out florishes for the flower, I used buttons to flow along that same path.


Buttons are one of my favorite embellishments to use. I get a lot of my more unique buttons from old clothes or the extra buttons that come with new clothes. Garage sales are also a great place to find a lot of buttons for not a lot of money. They are easy to adhere to a page...they can be sewn directly to the page or glued on with liquid glue, glue dots or any other kind of adhesive.

No comments: