Product Review: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Buttons

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Product Name:  Advantus-Tim Holtz-Idea-ology Collection-Accoutrements-Buttons

Price:  $6.99

Product Description:

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.

In Use:

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

Supplies: Creative Imaginations denim tag, Making Memories-Vintage Findings-tickets, gem pins, Hero Arts- Sparkle Clear Classic Messages, Stampin' Up Ink-Creamy Caramel, silk flower

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


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