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Good Morning Sunshine Layout with 28 Lilac Lane

Today, the Buttons Galore blog is pleased to welcome Karla Yungwirth as guest blogger to share this beautiful scrapbook layout with us.

Sunshine scrapbook layout using 28 Lilac Lane embellishment by Karla Yungwirth
I am so excited to share a layout with you today that I’ve created with the new collection from 28 Lilac Lane by May Flaum! I am so in love with these amazing embellishments – the kits are full of beautiful sequins and lovely buttons, along with an amazing assortment of goodies that just make you need to create something gorgeous with them!
Title with 28 Lilac Lane embellishmentsI wanted to create a light, spring-like look to my page, so I started off by using some of the white and yellow beads over my Sunshine title sticker, gluing them on with matte medium liquid adhesive. They give such a cool effect over the sticker!
Scrapbook layout embellishment close-up
 I layered my photo and some coordinating papers over a diagonal paper arrangement, which I stitched on using my sewing machine. The pretty buttons, beads, sequins and pearls created lovely clusters on each side of my photo. The pink and white bakers twine, included in the Tropical Twist Embellishment kit, was perfect to tie through a pink button and my Love tag. I even added some of the lovely lace, which you can find in the Attic Findings kit, on the bottom of the tag along with the golden sun charm from the Tropical Twist kit!
Scrapbook layout embellishmentI scattered sequins around my page and near my title and stitched paper strips at the top of my page, along with another pretty pearl. It’s amazing how the embellishments in these kits can really make a layout pop! I had so much fun creating this layout, and I have so many more ideas that I can use these pretty embellishments kits on! Wishing you a happy, crafty and creative day!

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Karla YungwirthAbout Karla: I’m Karla Yungwirth, a Canadian mom to 3 beautiful girls, a wife of an amazing man, a scrapbooker, a card maker, a lover of gorgeous paper, a boo-boo kisser, a master Lego builder, a baker of lopsided birthday cakes. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My grandmothers taught me to sew, knit and crochet, and my mom was always repurposing to create something wonderful and magical – before recycling was even cool! I love being creative – it’s what makes my soul sing and my heart happy. You can find me on my blog at http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca//, on Facebook, and on Instagram.


Buzzing into Spring with a 28 Lilac Lane Card

Hello there!

Ashli Oliver here with you today to share a super easy mixed media card with big impact!

After swiping on white acrylic paint and drizzling liquid glue on top, I simply stuck lots of little goodies in. The key to making this work is sticking your buttons, sequins, and pearls into your painty goodness while everything is still wet!

Mixed Media Spring Bee Card by Ashli Oliver for Buttons Galore

Don’t be afraid to get paint on your embellishments… that is half the fun, after all!

Mixed Media spring card with 3D bee button and 28 Lilac Lane embellishments

I used a three dimensional Bee Button, goodies from the Antique Tin set, and plenty of the amazing 28 Lilac Lane Collection!

TIP: Did you know that many buttons can be cut in half? That’s right! Using my Tim Holtz scissors, I cut one of the gold Antique Buttons right in half so that I could add it to the edge of my card and tuck the other piece behind my bee!

What a great way to stretch the stash too!

Oh, and of course… I also used those same scissors to cut the backs off of any buttons so I could adhere them to my card.

Once my embellishments were set in, I simply let the paint dry overnight. Then, I added in some watercolor and mist droplets. A piece of patterned paper layered behind the card front finishes this card off!

Mixed Media spring card by Ashli Oliver for Buttons Galore

Super fun and a great card for spring! In fact, I think this will serve as a Mother’s Day card around here as my mother loves bees!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Ashli OliverAshli Oliver (aka soapHOUSEmama) lives with her husband and four girls, age 10 and under, in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Ashli is a recovering graphic designer and when she is not busy homeschooling her kiddos, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee while playing with paint and pretty paper in her studio. Not only does Ashli love documenting her family’s memories, but she finds great joy in the creative process… which, in her case, usually involves lots of messy, painty fun!

You can find Ashli, and her work, at her Website,  YouTubeInstagram, and Classes.


ATC Cards with Button Flowers

Today Buttons Galore is pleased to be welcoming guest artist Candy Rosenberg.

Vintage craft designer Candy Rosenberg

Artist Trading Cards (ATCS) are miniature artworks about the same size as modern trading cards or baseball cards at 2.5 x 3.5 inches. They were popularized in 1996 from the mail art movement and have their origins in Switzerland. They are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints), paper media (collage, die cuts, found objects) or even metals, fibers and now buttons!
I love clear acrylic and mix it with an Artist Trading Card and buttons…and I am in heaven.
ATC cards with fun button flowers by Candy Rosenberg on acrylic ATC cards
 I used Prima stencils andStazOn ink to create the background right on the acrylic of each card using two different colors.
Stinking on Acrylic ATC card base
I then added the Black & White assortment from the Buttons Galore Haberdashery collection on one and the Natural assortment on the other to create button flowers using Beacon 3 in 1, a great adhesive for attaching buttons to acrylic. Note that most paper-only adhesives will not hold to the acrylic.
Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive for acrylic and buttons
A little snippet of pearl string and a leaf and you have beautiful button flowers!
Close-up of black and white button flower ATC on a fun acrylic base.
Close-up of wood button flower ATC with acrylic base.
Candy Rosenberg resides in beautiful Southern Oregon and has been crafting since she was a little girl. Known for her vintage steam punk style and beautifully crafted dress forms, she still likes to color outside the lines so to speak. Keep tabs on her latest creations at her blog, A Vintage Girl, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+.

A 28 Lilac Lane Card with Watercolor!

I could not be more excited that 28 Lilac Lane is now shipping to stores! I can’t wait to see what everyone creates – there is a whole world of crafty possibilities awaiting inside each and every kit. One of my favorite ways to play with the line is to accent a single stamped and colored image on a card, tag, or small canvas décor piece.

28 Lilac Lane card with watercolor

Today I have a video tutorial for a 28 Lilac Lane card featuring some lilac coloring and one of my favorite 28 Lilac Lane kits, French Quarter. My tip for keeping your embellishments in a tight cluster is to begin with the largest elements, and work smaller. This lets me fill in the gaps and create clusters almost effortlessly! Thanks to the variety of sizes in the kits from bigger buttons down to tiny seed beads, I’ve always got something that works!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this 28 Lilac Lane card video tutorial and that I’ve inspired you to do a bit of coloring as well as some fun embellishing. Happy Crafting!


Send a Sweet Greeting with a Donut Card!

Sometimes you just want to send a card to say “hi” to someone special. This adorable donut card is a sweet way to do the job!

The new 28 Lilac Lane embellishment kits are now shipping, and they are perfect for cardmakers: buttons, sequins, trim and charms. They also contain seed beads, something unfamiliar to some cardmakers. In addition to making great shaker boxes, seed beads can be combined with glue to make great shiny embellishments. On this donut card, they give the appearance of sprinkles (or nuts).

donut card


  • Simple Stories “Life in Color” 6×6 paper pad
  • Pink & Main “Good Like That” stamp set
  • Blank Card
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil
  • Water Brush
  • Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Watercolors
  • Artquest PPA Matte Adhesive
  • 28 Lilac Lane by Buttons Galore Embellishment Kit – Tropical Twist


Cut pink striped paper to fit card front. Adhere. Cut 1″ strip of yellow stripe and attach along fold of card.

Cut a strip of water color paper that is 1 7/8″ wide and the same height as the card front.

Using Archival ink, stamp three donuts on the watercolor paper.

Paint the donuts with the watercolors.

Donut Card gluing

Spread a thin layer of white glue (I use Artquest PPA Matte) on the donut frosting. Scatter yellow seed beads from the Tropical Twist kit in the glue. Add a second layer of glue on top of the beads (above).

donut card close-up

When dry, the glue will largely disappear. Any remnants that remain visible (as around some of the beads in the photo above) will just look like donut glaze!

Adhere the donut strip over the seam between the two patterned papers on the card front.

Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the donut card front.

The new 28 Lilac Lane products are now shipping to stores! Look for them in a store near you! 


Button Flowers Make a Cute Thank You Card!

Thank you cards are one of the most commonly used cards that we reach for, so we can never have too many on hand for when we need them! This fun and simple project combines Sakura watercolors with our bright “Fiesta” Button Bonanza bag to create a bouquet of button flowers for you to send to someone special.

Cute thank you card with button flowers


Our Buttons Galore “Fiesta” Button Bonanza bag is full of bright colors that are perfect for making little flowers! To start your card, pick three buttons in different colors and sizes for making your button flowers. Then set the bag aside.

Buttons Galore Fiesta Button Bonanza

Next, cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the yellow striped paper. Adhere to front of card blank.

Cut a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of Ocean Breeze cardstock.

Using watercolors & a water brush, paint green grass and three flower stems on the cardstock. Vary the heights of the stems, but make sure to leave enough room between the tallest one and the top for adding the buttons and the sentiment!

Stamp the sentiment across the top of the card.

To make the flowers, sew the buttons on to the ends of the stems with embroidery floss. Tie the knot in the front and snip ends so they will fray a bit to make a center for the flower.

Adhere the blue cardstock on top of the yellow striped paper.

Your card is done! Now it’s time to write a message of thanks inside and deliver a bit of sunshine and gratitude to someone special!


A Sunny Sequin Card with 28 Lilac Lane

As a northerner transplanted to the south, I remember all too well the dark days of February in the cold part of the country. This time of year it seemed that winter would never end! So today, I’m here to bring a blast of sunshine to February, with some help from the new sequin tins from 28 Lilac Lane.

This mixed-media inspired sequin card is very simple to make. By simply changing up the sentiment stickers, it can be perfect for providing cheer on a variety of occasions.

Bright Side Card


  • Blank Card
  • Cardstock (yellow, orange, blue)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
  • 28 Lilac Lane by Buttons Galore Yellow sequin tin
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk stickers
  • Cricut Explore machine
  • Cricut Design Space cutting file
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Carved Pumpkin)
  • Ranger Dylusions Spray Ink (Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue)
  • Ranger Dylusions Mica Spray (Vibrant Turquoise)
  • Sewing Machine


  1. Spray the two spray inks randomly on a sheet of the watercolor cardstock. Spritz with water and blot to blend. Repeat until satisfied with color blend. (Check out this video for tips.)
  2. Trim a half inch off of each direction of the cardstock. Stitch cardstock down to the front of the blank card.
  3. Spray the card front with Mica Spray.
  4. Cut the sun element from yellow and orange cardstock on the die cutting machine.
  5. Ink the edges of the sun element with the Carved Pumpkin ink.
  6. Spread white glue on the center of the die cut, and place sequins. Let dry.
  7. Assemble two parts of sun die cut together. Adhere die cut to front of card.
  8. Adhere phrase stickers to card.

Bright Side Sequin Card

The sequins will shine on their own in this sequin card, of course, but the Mica Spray enhances the card’s overall shine and brings out the sequins’ shine. And the orange ink will make the darker toned sequins in the yellow sequin blend really pop!

The 28 Lilac Lane sequin tins will be shipping soon – don’t miss out on the entire collection of all six color blends!


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