This month's challenge over at Papertrey Ink is to use their new Vintage Buttons on a project.
Yes, it is a scrapbook page…. even though there are no photos. Sometimes you just have words and no photos and that's ok! They said to use buttons, and yep, I used buttons… a lot of them in fact! I have seen this idea done before and have always wanted to do something like this… so this is my take on the button tree. I cut a trunk from the Bitty Dot Basics paper and then used my white poster paint pen to freehand the tree shape onto the cardstock. Then I grabbed a bunch of green buttons and started adhering them all over! It was pretty random – just placed them wherever they seemed to fit! The best way that I have found to adhere buttons is glue dots. There are quite a few brands out there and they all work great! I know that a lot of people like to hand stitch their buttons down but I just don't have the patience (or the time for that matter)! 🙂
Then I used some Papertrey stamps to create a place for my journaling to go. I used the "fresh snow" ink and embossed with white powder to make it pop more. I added the title and a hand drawn border around the edge and I finished it off with a few embellishments. Pretty simple actually! And it was a lot of fun!
As a sidenote: The idea came from the fact that my grandparents had a huge tree in the middle of their backyard. I remember running around out there for hours on end playing under that tree. Since I have been married, we have lived in new homes and we haven't stayed in any of them long enough to see the trees get very big… so I dream of someday having a big tree like this.
The journaling reads: Someday…
We will have a big shade tree to sit under with the kids.
reading, laughing and being together!
and I will be in Heaven!
Papertrey Ink Stamp Sets: Mega Mixed Messages, Background Basics: Retro, Beyond Basic Borders
Papertrey Ink Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Aqua Mist
Papertrey Ink Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Papertrey Ink Ribbon: Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst
Papertrey Ink: Vintage Buttons
Making Memories: Brads
Basic Grey: Chipboard Bird
American Crafts: Letter Stickers
Jenni Bowlin Designs: Butterfly
Zig Writer: Pen
Sharpie: Poster Paint Pen
Fiskars: Border Punch