Friday, July 24, 2009

Are you ready for a blog hop???

Today is the day! The first ever Scrap That Blog Hop!!!


Please start at the Scrap That Blog to get all the details. You will need to comment on the main blog and all the DT blogs to get into the prize drawing, and you don't want to miss that. You might win a Guest Design spot at Scrap That!

Today, we are focusing on BUTTONS! My favorite embellishment right now! These are great for layout, cards, altered items. Sometimes they just add that perfect touch that make your finished product fantastic. I am focusing on cards and what you can do with buttons to finish off that card. Here is my first example:



By adding buttons to the middle of my tree, the tree now has some dimension that makes it pop as the focal point on the card. Great little embellies!



My second card uses buttons for the actual flowers. This is a stamp I have, but you could easily hand draw the flower stems or use patterned paper strips or ribbon to make the stems.



The buttons add that pop of dimension that makes the flowers come to life! Add some twine in the middle of the buttons and you have yourself a great little card!



Now HOP on over to all the other DT member blogs to see what they have done with buttons. And don't forgot to leave a comment. Have a great Friday!!

20 comments:

scrappysharon said...

let me be the first here to comment! LOVE those Button trees !! great job

Amanda Winchester said...

How sweet! Love that tree!

Jodi said...

OOh my goodness! I am lovin' your cards... I am so jealous of your card making ability!! WOWswers!

melw said...

What a great idea to use it on a tree, I never that of that!! Love all your cards!

BethieJ said...

Mara those are both FANTASTIC!! Love the buttons! (I you KNOW I love the stamp set! :) )
Happy Friday!

Vicki said...

oh i love the button tree - how cute is that!!! off to the next person!!!

dianagirly said...

Oooh those look so pretty! I especially adore the flower buttons! The twine middle is such a fab detail!

Sarah said...

Those cards are just too cute!

Jenn Di Paolo said...

Great ideas...I'll be borrowing those ideas. TFS!

Christine said...

Very cute..I always wanted to try that :)

Christine

Michelle said...

Your cards are just georgeous!!
Love the color combinations and all the buttons you added!!

Joni Kix said...

Those button flowers are just so cute! I like the tree too... Way to use buttons, Mara!

Belinda said...

Lovely use of the buttons!

Renee said...

I love your button tree - its fab!

Miss Natz said...

Very nice, I love your designs!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

i love your colors and how those buttons give a whimsical feel on your cards darl.Well done!

karen In Houston said...

Great cards and love the tree idea, I just may have to use that idea for my next tree, also love the flowers on the card you made. Great ideas............

Kristii said...

Absolutely awesome!!! I just love all those buttons!!! Your blog always makes me smile my friend!!! I am leaving you an award on my blog!!!

Audrey McCormick said...

I love how you used the buttons on the tree and then as flowers. I had seen the flowers like that before but not the trees. That was such a good idea and one that I definately need to scraplift.

Tara Orr said...

oh wow - love how you used the buttons for the trees and flowers - gorgeous and I adore the navy in your card too - a colour I don't use very often!! Stunning!