Thursday, January 6, 2011

Do you stack up? 1st challenge post

Do you love prizes? Well then hop on over to the new blog Do you stack up?
There are lots of opportunities to be creative and extra chances to win by using a digi stamp from a sponsor. The challenge this week was to use buttons. Hello!! My favourite thing. I have made layouts using them in trees, to define space, and on my cards etc. The possibilities are endless (and so are the types of buttons you can get)
Here is my scrapbook layout. I tend to make cards these days but with a baby face like this, its hard to resist-lol.
Did you know you can make your own buttons? All you need is cardstock, a circle punch, glue, and a hole puncher. 
Step 1: punch about 5-10 circles in your desired size and colour
Step 2:  glue each circle on top of itself and let dry.
Step 3: using your hole punch, punch two small circles in the middle
Step 4: If you want to you can sandpaper the edges, then embellish your project.

Your can make several of these at once in various sizes. This is great if you want a matching colour but can't find that exact button. Also, you can do this with heart punches, square etc. Let your imagination run wild :)
Have a great day!


Denise and Louise said...

Lovely layout and such a gorgeous baby. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up
Denise xx

agypsyangel said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Do You Stack Up. Hope to see you again next week, Kim

Janna said...

that is a really lovely lo! great picture and i like how you arranged the buttons. thanks so much for joining us at DYSU :)

WencheP said...

Lovely LO. Like the picture. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


princesskitten said...

oh yes - really lovely

kitten DYSU team

*Alison* said...

I love this.. I love how you made the buttons into a circle.. what a treasure.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog :) Can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Miranda said...

lovely way to use the buttons
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge blog


Pauline said...

Love your creation! So nice to a scrap page too. Certainly is cute as a button. Thanks for sharing at Do You Stack Up this week!