Thursday, October 15, 2015

But-tons of Fun!

We are SO EXCITED to be hopping with Buttons Galore and More this whole week. We have some fun projects to share that all include an abundance of buttons that were so generously sent to our team.
Buttons Galore and More provides a wide selection including specialty designed embellishments for celebrations, holidays, and various other events and themes. Find a plethora of choices on their website at Buttons Galore and More!


Three (3) prize packages that include:
  • Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
  • Create Christmas Die Cut Set
  • Assortment of Buttons
To be eligible, you must be a US resident, comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by and we’ll announce sometime on Monday, October 19th.

Wait! There is even more! Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

We ARE having tons of fun on the Stampendous Design Team creating with buttons from Buttons Galore! Who wouldn't! Today I've incorporated buttons onto the cute Owl Buddy stencil from Dreamweaver, plus I used the negative of the matching die to finish it off.

Owl Buddy DWLL3039
This was very easy to create. Here's how I did it:
  • Tape the Owl Buddy stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of decorative cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Matte Black Embossing Paste, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later
  • Press the buttons on the wet paste, using a variety of colors and sizes, let dry
  • Use the matching Owl Buddy die to cut the owl negative from black paper (save the pieces for another project)
  • Use two layers of black foam tape around the edges of the die cut piece and put it over the buttons
  • Use mini Glue Dots to add four pieces of orange May Arts ribbon around the owl
  • Thread some May Arts jute through four buttons and add them to the corners of the ribbons using more Glue Dots

Check out more great ideas with buttons!

Happy Creating,


TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - what a CUTE HOOT :)
LOVE your button owl, LOVE your colour combo and ribbons too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your FUN and FABULOUS technique - I'm INSPIRED to give this a try!!!
Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia

P Beatty said...

Really cute idea! Florida

Diane said...

Super cute unique and creative use of the buttons and stencil together!

Mary Holshouser said...

the owl is amazing.
Love how he is framed.
Fantastic projects.
thanks for sharing

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so cute! I love this idea. I have those dies so I will have to give this a go.

Pam Hornschu said...

How clever, you wise owl you!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

LOVE your owl, what a clever use of the buttons!

Stampendous said...

OH WOW! What a clever way to fill the owl! So pretty for fall or Haloween. Thank you for sharing today!

craftymom205 said...

Love the owl made out of buttons.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Becca Yahrling said...

Well, I'm a bird lover, so to me, this is fabulous! Certainly a piece of art to be hung on the wall for sure!
I'm from Florida

Sue D said...

How creative to make the owl with buttons!
Sue in Ohio