Just Because Buttons Video Tutorial

Wow this week has been a bit crazy! My children are all back to school. We thrive with a somewhat flexable routine. The mornings are a bit busier than summertime mornings but everyone seems to be reajusting to school again.  This makes me very happy!

Just Because Buttons 

This card is a simple card that uses a few scrap peices of designer paper. I absolutely love creating cards and scrap pages that use up all the bits and pieces of designer papers or ribbons that I just can not part with.  With the additon of a simple greeting the card just came together. I hope that you enjoy ths creation.

Download the pdf handout here


Stamps: This Is Big (Hero Arts)

Ink: Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger)

Paper: River Rock CS, Old Olive CS, Island Indigo CS (Stampin’ Up!); Ebony CS (Bazzill); Memoir Collection DP (Studio Calico)

Accessories: bone folder, mini glue dots, craft scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); Black Zipper trim (Maya Road); red liner tape (Simon Says Stamp); 9 to 5 buttons (October Afternoon); Black Jute (May Arts)


Fancy Friend

This card uses a few of my favorite colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks. The mixture of color adds a softened background for a simple dimensional greeting.  This is a great technique to use with your favorite color combinations!


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Stamps: Mat Stack 2 (papertrey ink)

Ink: VersaMark ink (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint Distress inks (Ranger)

Paper: Aqua Mist CS (papertrey ink); Ebony CS, Smooth Vanilla CS (Bazzill); First Edition DP (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: 1 ¼” Circle punch, Curly Label punch, embossing buddy, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); ink blending tool, Heat It! tool (Ranger); Primary Ebony Superfine embossing powder (WOW! Embossing); black gems (Hero Arts); Black ⅛” Velvet ribbon (May Arts); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); Mini Fancy Frames template (Crafter’s Workshop); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch)



7 replies on “Just Because Buttons Video Tutorial”

  1. I love projects that can use up precious scraps and look like they were made from a complete craft room full of supplies. Oh, wait — most of our craft rooms are full of scraps! Anyway, I love scrap projects. The DSP is de-lish. The simplicity of the 2nd card is also lovely. Nice work, as always, Tracy.

  2. Cards that use up scraps are great. I have a box of scraps and love ideas that help me make use of them. Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. So this is what you do with all your old sewing supplies that you’ll never use. I have a bunch. Too cute!

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