The One with Scrap Your Stash #3

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My third Scrap Your Stash layout and accompanying video is up at today!
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Description: Brads, buttons, and bling, oh my! I'd guess that 95% of my layouts use one, if not all, of these embellishments. Therefore, I've accumulated quite a collection in my stash - time to scrap them! Over the years companies have found ways to make brads, buttons, and bling even more cute and enticing. Fabric brads! Glitter buttons! Epoxy, jewel, pearl, and acrylic flower brads! Flower-shaped buttons! What's next? I have to have them all cuz each one is so cute and so easy to use. It's the perfect finishing touch, or in this case, focal point. I wanted my brads, buttons, and bling to make a statement on this layout so I created a double heart border around my photos. I converted the photos to black and white so I could pick whatever line I wanted to - in this instance I was drawn to the brand new Sundrifter line by Studio Calico with all of it's vibrant colors and then I picked matching brads, buttons, and bling from my embellishment containers. The patterned papers bring out the colors of the embellishments and vice versa. 

Journaling says: One afternoon I set Jane down to take pictures of her and of course Fox wanted in on the action. I said, "Fox, give Jane a hug!" and this is what happened. I'm pretty sure Jane didn't even mind!

How to: The video shows how to create the layout from start to finish. Here it is written: Die cut a pair of overlapping hearts from scrap cardstock then trace them onto a cream cardstock background. Stitch over the hearts a few times using white thread to define the edges and help the hearts stand out. Add photos inside the hearts. Place brads, buttons, and bling around the hearts. Distribute the size and color of the embellishments to create a rainbow effect. On the top and bottom edges of the layout, layer torn patterned paper strips. Create a title along the curve of the bottom paper strips then freehand draw three lines for journaling. Stamp the date then drop black spray mist on the top left, top right, and bottom right edges.

Supplies: Cardstock, pen, stamps (date, sentiment), adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, patterned vellum, acrylic flowers, spray mist: Studio Calico; Brads, buttons: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Crate Paper; Ink: StazOn; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine (Cameo), heart dies (Silhouette): QuicKutz

Challenge: Frame a photo or other shape on your layout with brads, buttons, and bling! Every month a winner from all the SCRAP YOUR STASH entries will be drawn and rewarded with a $10 gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the 2Peas blog!
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Here is the accompanying video so you can see how this layout was made start to finish:

These are a few more projects I made in the past featuring brads, buttons, and bling:
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Onto Scrap Your Stash #4! I wonder what to showcase.... Ribbon? Rub ons? Washi tape? Stickers? Only time will tell!


  1. wow!! you really did use your stash for these, fabulous! I will never look at buttons or brads the same again :)

  2. LOVE this page and your video! I left you some love at twopeas as well! Great idea to show your maternity pics!!

  3. Oh my gosh, I am in love with the THANKS card!

  4. These are so lovely, I love the buttons!


  5. Love the page, I've got a very similar photo, so will have to use your page as a starting point! Love your watch me grow photos, wish I'd got more of me whilst pregnant!

  6. What beautiful work using buttons, love this page and you video.

  7. How do you do it each and every time? Seriously, your unique style is amaze balls!

  8. Wow what a great layout! Love this so much!

  9. I love this!! I have a famous friend that makes scrapbooking videos :)

  10. Love the layout! And the video! And the kiddos!

  11. Awesome i love this idea!! I just have to scrap lift your cute layouts and use up some buttons and brads!! :) Lovely!!

  12. Thanks for the inspiration, I have used your idea this weekend and created a layout with scrap paper and some of millions of buttons!!


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