Welcome to a new blog post feature called "Product Focus." In these weekly blog posts, I'll share a scrapbooking product I'm particularly drawn to, and then share some ways I've used the product in a project. I'll point out tips and tricks for using the product, share some of my favorite products from that product line, and then I'll open it up for any questions you might have. I'd also love to hear your reviews or uses for the product I focus on each week. This is a chance for you to pull out products you already own and play with them or for you to discover new product you might not have yet tried.
This week I wanted to focus on a product basic: buttons. Whether you're a paper crafter, a seamstress, or a scrapbooker you likely have buttons somewhere in your stash. Buttons come in all different sizes, colors, and textures. You can find them in fabric, plastic, wood, and chipboard.
Here are a few of my favorite button products (click the photos for links to the products):
Below you will find a gallery of projects that use buttons. Hopefully these will give you some new ideas for using buttons on your projects.
Idea #1: Use them to tie down ribbons:
As seen in December 2011 Scrapbook Trends Magazine
Idea #2: Use them to "fill" an element on the page (see the truck wheels):
As seen in December 2010 Scrapbook Trends Magazine
Idea #3: Create a banner of buttons:
As seen in July 2011 Scrapbook Trends Magazine
I'd like to ask here how you are using buttons. Have you tried replacing the letter "O" in your title with a button. Have you filled a die cut shape with buttons of all sizes and shapes? Have you strung buttons across your page in a banner? Share your completed projects through links in the comments section or by sharing your ideas with the other readers. If you have a question about buttons, please post it in the comments section below. I will answer some of them in my next "Product Focus" post, and I may just feature one of your projects in an upcoming post.
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