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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BLING UP YOUR BORING BUTTONS - A TUTORIAL AT BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG BLOG

I know I like to add buttons to my cards and have hundreds of odd buttons in a cake tin that I inherited from my gran.  Unfortunately though, some of them are boring, small, the wrong colour, and often really not what I need.  Do you find that you have that problem too?

I solved it by adding some bling.  Here is a short picture tutorial on what I do and perhaps you can too:






I thought the last button looked like a cookie with a cherry on top, and so I added  two to this recipe card that features the image "Kitchen Jar
from the Bugaboo Stamps store :



There are many fabulous tutorials on the Catch the Bug blog, in fact there is a new one EVERY Wednesday!  Make sure you check them out!
I would like to add this project to the following challenges:


luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

7 comments:

  1. Love you ideas for the buttons Jen. There is always room for 'bling'. Thanks for sharing your great idea and project for our Anything but a Card Challenge at Come and Get It this week. Regards Meighan

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  2. Fabulous work great buttons superb creation, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  3. Wow! it's amazing how a little gem transforms an ordinary button into a lovely embellishment! and I agree those last buttons do look like biscuits lol!! lovely recipe card..also thanks for sharing it with us this week at Make it Monday...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  4. I absolutely love these ideas for buttons. Sometimes buttons are just too casual a look for some projects but your ideas take it up a notch. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us on Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

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  5. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  6. very cute, thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

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  7. What a lovely card you have made here. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

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