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Altered Tea Box

Warm up someone specials day with this Altered Tea Box.

It’s something that many of you out there may see everyday, a simple tea box filled with that glorious beverage that soothes as you drink it. Why not take this simple drinkable pleasure and make it into a pretty and inexpensive gift to brighten someone’s day.

Altered Tea Box

I covered this Altered Tea Box with patterned papers and embellishments by JilliBean Soup, Cold Avocado Soup Collection.

The beautiful gold button is from the Vintage Gold Button pack by Buttons Galore & More.


Covering the Altered Tea Box was fairly simple, just use a ruler to measure all dimensions and cut accordingly.

Altered Tea Box Project Recipe:


An Altered Tea Box would make a brilliant gift for so many occasions. Get Well, Just to Brighten Your Day, Missing You, Mother’s/Father’s Day, House Warming, or a Hostess Gift.


Thank you so very much for stopping by and checking out my Altered Tea Box, check out some more great gift ideas while you’re here.


“Hello” Scrapbook Layout

This adorable photo was the inspiration for this “Hello” Scrapbook Layout.

When I sit down to craft, I let the subject be my inspiration. Who wouldn’t want to showcase this handsome little fellow on a Scrapbook Layout. Once I have chosen a photo, then I choose the papers and embellishments accordingly. Some find it a little harder to embellish a little boy or more masculine page, buttons are where I ALWAYS turn. They add texture and dimension without being feminine or too distracting.

Hello Scrapbook Layout

The patterned papers and embellishments are from JilliBean Soup were the perfect match for the photo on this project. The blue buttons from the Nautical button value pack and the bling from Want2Scrap finished it up nicely.

Hello Scrapbook Layout Close Up

Scrapbook Layout Project Recipe:

Hello Scrapbook Layout

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my “Hello” Scrapbook Layout. Take a peek at some more of our crafty inspiration while you’re here!


Winter Button Layout

A Winter Button Layout to get your crafty juices flowing for 2014.

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has gone for another year, it might be time to get a start on scrapbooking your holiday photos. My photo was the inspiration for this layout. Taken during our 2013 Christmas break while visiting family in PEI. A winter wonderland this time of year, begging for lots of cozy, bundled up photos to be taken. That is what inspired this Winter Button Layout.


I used a variety of sizes of white and blue buttons that coordinated with this winter collection of papers by SEI.


I created a look of strung buttons for my border on the Winter Button Layout. I attached a piece of embroidery floss the full length of the layout. Then added the separate pieces all the way down. Each piece is a little different consisting of buttons, flowers, chipboard snowflakes and clear plastic snowflakes. I tied floss through some of the buttons.


The title is created using Thickers stickers and a coordinating die cut from SEI. The buttons become the perfect accent for the title of this Winter Button Layout.


For the largest snowflake, I layered 2 buttons on top of the chipboard snowflake. Tied together with white embroidery floss from Plaid.


Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Winter Button Layout. I hope that your 2014 is a crafty one!


Buttons Clay Scrapbook page idea

Buttons Clay Paper?

Who says you can’t use Buttons and Clay on a scrapbook layout?  I was up for the challenge and decided to create this holiday themed layout that features buttons and clay as embellishments.

I have LOVED creating with Sculpey clay the last few weeks, and creating this Buttons and Clay embellishment for this layout was fun and easy. My embellishments were created by hand and the use of my Sculpey Essential Tool Kit.



I created the “F” and the holly leaves and baked the Sculpey clay as per the instructions. I added the buttons once cooled with some Mini Glue Dots. I did the same with the holly and scrolls. The buttons were all from a nice red mix from Buttons Galore.

scrapbook page ideas with buttons

Button Clay Paper Project Recipe:

sweet, simple embellishments using buttons and clay. DIY embellishments with red buttons.

Thanks for stopping by to check out this Buttons and Clay Layout and I hope you have a Happy Crafty Holiday Season!


Autumn Button Border Layout

This Autumn Button Border Layout shows so vibrantly exactly why I love the season….the stunning colors! I knew from the start of this creation that I wanted the embellishment focal point to be the Autumn Button Border.


Here is what you will need to create this Autumn Button Border layout.

Project Recipe:

  • DoodleBug Designs- Happy Harvest Collection


I wanted a true mixture of all of the rich colors of this paper collection, when creating this Autumn Button Border. I think the combination of the buttons and the coordinating embellishments from the paper collection were a perfect match.


Thank you so much for stopping by. If you would like to check out more of my button and paper crafting creations, please check out my blog Scrappy Chick Designs.


Beautiful Button Butterfly

This Beautiful Button Butterfly is the perfect accent on this sweet and whimsical scrapbook layout.

When I create a scrapbook layout I always try and keep the photo as the main focus of the page. This stays true when I choose embellishments. The buttons that I chose for the Button Butterfly were shades of colors already in the layout. That way they do not stand out or take away from the photos that I was showcasing. The Button Butterfly is then a true accent.


The buttons that I used for the Button Butterfly layout all came from a Spring Mix by Buttons Galore & More.


Beautiful Button Butterfly Materials:

The punches that I used are all by EK Success:

  • 2″ Scallop Circle
  • 1.5″ Scallop Circle
  • Oval
  • Scallop Oval
  • 1″ Circle
  • 2″ Heart




Thank you so much for stopping by and a hope a sweet little Button Butterfly makes it to a layout of yours very soon.


Buttons and Brads Layout

It’s hard to pinpoint where my inspiration for this sweet and pretty Buttons and Brads layout started. It could have been the sweet smile from my niece in the photo. It could have been the bubbles and Rit Dyes background that I created. It could have been how well the patterned papers and the Buttons and Brads coordinated together. Either way this Buttons and Brads layout is just too cute!

In this post I will give you some tips and tricks on how to create one for yourself.


I started with a plain piece of white cardstock. I actually had 4 sheets of white cardstock out on my back deck. I added liquid dyes by Rit to regular bubbles. It’s trial and error to find the perfect mixture. Too little and the color won’t be dark enough. Too much and the bubbles will no longer form correctly.

Then I just blew bubbles and tried my best to have them land on the white cardstock I had spread out. When they land and burst, they created a really great splatter design.


I had chosen dye colors to match the patterns I wanted to use. The patterns were chosen for how well they coordinated with the photo that I wanted to use.


Here is what I used to create the Buttons and Brads layout:

  • Simple Stories Patterned Papers
  • 1″, 1&3/4″, and 3″ Circle Punch by EK Success
  • Rit Liquid Dyes and bubbles
  • Silver Brads
  • Amy Tangerine Teal Letter Stickers
  • Pearl Embellishments


I simply added the pearls, Buttons and Brads around the large circles.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ve been inspired to get out some Buttons and Brads and get crafty.





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