I love buttons!
There’s something fascinating about collecting old buttons.
And like most kids, I spent many an hour playing with both my mum’s and my grandmother’s button tins when I was young.
It’s no wonder then that I still love to collect buttons and use them in my creative projects.
I know I’m not alone. . .
Crafters are almost like a secret society of button collectors.
One can never have too many buttons!
Part of the joy of thrifting for me is to seek out vintage buttons.
I wonder who owned them… what clothing did they come off…
And did the owner of the button tin like to sift through and admire the buttons or was it pure necessity of their era?
The past few days I’ve been making button cards.
They are for a few new projects I have up my sleeve and will share with you soon.
I designed this vintage look button card and had such fun with it that I thought you may like to have it too.
I printed my graphics on 100 gram matt photo paper.
The photo paper was then adhered to a piece of card using Mod Podge and a squeegee…. to make sure I got all the air bubbles out.
When it was dry, I cut out the cards and sewed my buttons on.
If you’d prefer a pretty back on your button card you could mount the photo paper onto a piece of scrapbooking paper instead.
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