Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com
Each package of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collection buttons contains nine9 unique buttons which have a vintage look and feel. They literally could have come out of your grandmother's collection! The price per package may seem a bit high, but for a one one-of of-a a-kind embellishment, it may be just what you are looking for.
These buttons are easy to use and can be attached to various projects by means of needle and thread, glue dots, Glossy Accents or foam adhesive. I found most of the buttons to have a bit of a feminine flair, ; however, a few have & and will find their home on some of my "guy" layouts!
Tips & Techniques:
- Attach the button to your project using a needle and embroidery thread.
- Use the button as the center for paper or silk flowers.
- Adhere the flower/button combination to your project using Glossy Accents for a strong hold.
- Attach the button to your project using a gem pin for a whimsical look.
- Use the buttons as a focal point on your project, or to simply to add a little dimension and character.
Project Ideas & Examples:
I found the buttons easy to incorporate into a layout, a tag and a card as examples shown here:
Layout: Jeremy -- using the button to simply add a little dimension and character
Supplies: Basic Grey-Basic Manila collection-12x12 patterned paper: t Table, 7 Ggypsies Inspire Stickers, Cosmo Cricket-Tiny Type Alpha-brown, American Crafts-This to That Solid Glue Runner
Tag: Happy Birthday - using the button as a focal point to the project, attached using a gem pin
Card: Congratulations - using the button to create a center over layered paper flowers
Supplies: Kraft kraft cardstock, Making Memories Jumbo Blossoms paper flowers, Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Classic Messages, Autumn Leaves-Rhonna Farrer-swirls, Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up Ink-Basic Black, machine stitching