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.

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