I often embellish my projects with buttons and especially enjoy using them as flower centers, but I wanted to get away from flowers this time around. I adore vintage button cards so I decided to create my own little Button Card Mini Albums.
I started with a stamp from my stash. My apologies for not knowing the manufacturer, but this is a used clear stamp I won on E-bay with no brand markings. I stamped the image in Tattered Rose and Seedless Preserves Distress inks onto Maja Design papers then cut my stamped images to form the button card shape.
Next I adhered coordinating wooden buttons from Linda's shop that I tied off with tiny twine bows. You can create your button cards using any shape you like. A rectangle would be simpler and more traditional. I was just working with what I had on hand.
I cut 5 chipboard pages for each album, covering them in Maja design papers and distressing the edges. All of the inner pages include an area for journaling or a photo mat.
I considered adding flowers and leaves to my covers but ended up loving the simplicity of the button cards. The sweet and shabby buttons needed no additional embellishment.
I punched a hole in each page and attached the albums with ring binders that I primed with Gesso and painted with Antique Linen Distress Paint.
I gave in to one final urge to embellish by adding bows to each album.
Thanks so much for joining me today at Frilly and Funkie. Now it's time to take advantage of that extra 15% discount and re-stock those button boxes! Sending wishes for days filled with crafty fun!