Button Ideas for Scrapbook Pages

by Tara Malone

Buttons—a staple supply in many scrapbooking stashes. But how can you use them on all your scrapbook pages without repeating the same ideas? Here are four cute, simple ways to use buttons to make your scrapbook page pop.

Observers 1-page 12x12 Scrapbook Page

Observers by Jennifer McGuire as seen in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 103

Use buttons to add whimsy to a masculine scrapbook page. The way the buttons intertwine the star die cuts is adorable and simple, without being feminine. Combining buttons and die cuts is also a quick trick if you don't have a lot of time to spend accenting your scrapbook layout. 

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1st Birthday 2-page, 12x12 Scrapbook Layout

Happy 1st Birthday by Erin Lincoln as seen in January 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 30. 


Thread your buttons, tie the thread, and combine your buttons with stamped images to make a design that's a striking centerpiece on your scrapbook page.

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Hiking Moab 2-page, 12x12 Scrapbook Page

Hiking Moab by Alisa Bangerter as seen in March/April 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 31.

Use buttons as a border to add dimension to your page and draw attention to your title.

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Her Teddy 2-page, 12x12 Scrapbook Page

Her Teddy by Laura Vegas as seen in Scrapbooking Tips and Tricks: Stamps & Ink, page 64.

Use a variety of buttons and tin badges to make a border separating your scrapbook page into thirds. Not only will this help you add colors to your layout that tie into your paper and photos, it will also help you create a pleasing overall design.

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For additional button ideas for you page layouts, take a look at the inspiring ideas from scrapbookers like you in the Club CK Idea Galleries.


To discover more button ideas for your layouts, check out Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions.

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