Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Buttons and Brads


I’ve been in love with buttons and brads ever since I started scrapbooking! They just look like little bits of candy that I want to eat! I thought I’d share some layouts and a card that feature these fun little embellishments.

LOVE copy

LOVE by Paige Evans

I lightly drew the big “LOVE”, watercolored over the letters, and then topped them with a rainbow of colors!

Lovely Day

LOVELY DAY by Paige Evans

Buttons make a great finishing touch and add lovely texture and dimension to your projects!


THANKS CARD by Paige Evans

Use buttons and brads in place of flowers on a card and then draw the stems with a pen.

Tough Love

TOUGH LOVE by Paige Evans

Dig into your stash and create big shapes out of your buttons and brads!


Watch Me Grow (Jane)

WATCH ME GROW by Paige Evans

Here I made a big heart frame using buttons and brads!

If you’ve got more buttons and brads than you can even count, pull them out and give some of these stash-busting techniques a try!

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