Hi everyone! Becky here today, sharing a few simple ideas for using what you have in your stash...specifically buttons. In my opinion, buttons are one of the most economical embellishments to use to add depth and impact. The October Afternoon buttons available in many of the collections come in an abudant package, so you can use them without feeling as if you should "save" them. Whenever I use buttons, I thread twine or thread through them. My friend Kelly has a thing about the buttons being threaded, so I guess it rubbed off on me. I can't seem to use a button without having it threaded!
For this layout, I only used about 1/3 of a package of OA buttons, so there are plenty left over to use for other projects.
I also tried something I've wanted to try for a while on this layout, I used an OA sprinkler sprayed on a stamp. The OA sprinkler that I used was Witch Hazel Witches Brew. You can see the stamp from the Midway collection that I used here.
I also did a little machine stitching to adhere the ribbon and label down at the bottom of the page.
I hope you enjoy trying one of these ideas and share what you make with us on the OA Flickr gallery!