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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bland Buttons and Gorgeous Washi Tape Tutorial

Today is my turn to show you a tutorial I made for Catch the Bug, where I'm a Guest Designer through January. My stash is full of bland buttons and gorgeous washi tapes, both have been left untouched for far too long. So I thought I could turn my buttons into decorative snowflakes.

You can see from the picture how I did it - very simple indeed:
- cover the buttons with tape
- cut the tape into a round shape, leaving room for some of the tape to be attached to the backside
- make small cuts into the tape - this makes it easier to make the edges nice and smooth
- for larger buttons piece together the tape, making sure you overlap so that you don't ruin the pattern
- use a needle to makes the holes.

For my card I used a chubby snowman that you can find here in the Bugaboo store. He's colored with Promarkers. I used a tree stamp from Lawn Fawn, stamped onto kraft, heat embossed with black EP and colored with white gel pen. I used glitter for the snowy ground, and the sentiment is a piece of fabric. I placed it like you would see on a pair of jeans - I quite like how it looks. My buttons I placed on top of die cut snowflakes with a die from Marianne.

I'd also like to participate in these challenges with my card:
1) Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #63 Anything Goes with twist - Add one or more Trees
2) Come and Get It - Winter
3) A Creative Romance - Something Old (buttons and tapes)
4) Simply Create Too - #75 Snow, Snow, Snow
5) Allsorts - #286 No design papers allowed


Home sweet home said...


Kjempe flott og kosi julekort:)

Ønsker deg en fin uke.


Lisa Minckler said...

Yeah! Another great idea for washi tape. I love that you backed the buttons with snowflakes too. The blend of colors on your snowman is wonderful. I love the mixture on his shoes!
Lisa x

Sandy said...

washi-covered buttons -- what a clever idea. TFS

loz said...

Fabulous card and great tutorial on how to cover buttons Pia..loz

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and pretty. I must admit I have never used Washi Tape before.

Pat K said...

Brilliant idea your clever use of washi tape. Fabulous card. hugs, Pat K x

Lau W said...

Ohhh fab idea for the buttons ! Excellent !
The image is cute and funny, and love the sentiment, fab idea too !!!
Hmmm...i find inspiration here again ! ;-)

Peanut said...

That a very neat trick with the buttons an washi tape. I'll definitely be copying that idea! TFS. That card is just super cute - LOVE the chubby snowman.
x Asha

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

What a great idea, Pia! Thanks for sharing it, the photo looks very well how to cover the buttons and your words helps to understand to made with great buttons.
Your card is so particulary and very beautiful, love the trees stamp and the sentiment on fabric

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so clever, Pia! I have definitely got some buttons that would look better this way :)

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for sharing your inspirational idea of washi taped buttons!
xxx Margreet

Jacee said...

Lovely design, super image and what a good idea with the tape!!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Laine said...

Fabulous image and detail Pia. Love the buttons and the fabulous tree detail.

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous cute card Pia and I love your washi covered buttons and snowflakes..very cute snowman,fabulous colouring and I love the trees.


Monika Reeck said...

First I love the layout so cherry and happy second I love that sentiment on the edge and third I did not think it is a button covered with washi tape are sooo your button tutorial...will try it one day...sweet christmas card..Love this...

chrissy xx said...

I LOve the little scene you've made Pia. Cute image..FAB colours and I LOve this awesome embossing...Great tutorial too...Never bought any of this tape..but, it looks awesome on your buttons.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pia, such a cute snowman, beautiful tress and I really love your washi covered buttons - such a great idea.
Sue xx

Skye said...

A super cute card. Love the design and the clever use of the button and wasshi tape. Will definately be trying it.

Sue B said...

Oh what a fab way to bling up your buttons Pia… they look stunning… and you can have them matching in different sizes too!! Love the gorgeous trees and sentiment… you have created a wonderful winter wonderland for your cute snowman! :-))
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue B xxx

Sarah said...

Aww fabulous cute card Pia! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Bunny said...

Cute card. Love how you turned the bland buttons into WOW. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Julie Temple said...

SO CUTE! I am going to give this a try as I, too, have some boring buttons! Thank You, Pia!

Bugaboo DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the great tutorial, great way to use washi tape. Happy Thanksgiving.

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Pia, and such a good idea on how to use washi tape!!
Marjorie xx

Mervi said...

Cute card Pia and fab new way to use tapes, thanks for the tip!

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts;-))m

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, I love your chubby snowman and great idea to use up your bland buttons.

Donna Nuce said...

Love this cute card! Great idea on covering the buttons with Washi tape! Thanks for the tip. Have a great day.

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

Cindy said...

Love this card. Great tutorial with the washi and buttons. I need to try this :-) Cindy-Bugaboo GDT

sandie said...

Excellant way use up the stash and very creative way to make snowflakes! Have a fun weekend x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Pia: Your card is so very cute--I love using supplies I have on hand too! We're glad you entered our Challenge "Snow! Snow! Snow!"

This is our last challenge for 2014: The Design Team will take a break most of December to enjoy their families around the holidays. We'll all be back on 2 January for our first 2015 challenge to spark your creativity. We hope to see your entries in all our challenges next year!

Happy Holidays to you & your family!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Unknown said...

Way too cute! Love the snowman! Also love how you covered the buttons! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

scrappymo! said...

This is so darned cute! Thanks for the lesson on covering the buttons....I just love that birch tree stamp. Colouring them with the glitter pens is brilliant.

Deepti Stephens said...

Sweet card and thanks for sharing the tip.. :)

Toni said...

love that chubby snowman! will keep how you did the birch trees in mind--fabulous!

crafty-stamper said...

cute image and love the trees and what a great idea for using washi tape-I have a few unused rolls!
Carol x

Danielle Vincent said...

This is one of those "now why didn't I think of that" moments for me. I have lots of those clear buttons and lots of washi tape. Great idea. Thanks!

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