Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thrifty Thursday: upgrade your buttons!
On an attempt to save money, pay off debt and be content with what I have, the thrifty scrapper blog was born. Every Thursday I will share a simple technique, mostly using things we already have at home but that can bring your scrapbooking or card making to a new level! :) This is thrifty Thursday, so be sure to follow my blog and make use of this free information. Who knows you might be debt free in a couple of years?
So recently I was working on 2 custom albums for 2 little precious boys! Here's Camden's album and here is Carson's Album. As you know buttons are one of the main embellishments used on boys albums or pages. I really wanted to make these buttons pop though. I had seen ribbons go through buttons, rub ons, or paint but never seen stamps.
So I tried stamping on them. All I used was Staz On black ink and a Martha Stewart stamps I had previously bought but never used. Here are some of the results..
I used some snowflakes stamps on some buttons too. They turned out so cute. I will be using them on some cards in the future. Be aware that you need to use stamps small enough so that you can see the image on the buttons.
Try and see what you come up with. The only rule is to NOT buy anything new, use what you already have at home. tip: look for the flat surface of the button, of course! :)