Shabby button cards

I love buttons!

There’s something fascinating about collecting old buttons.

And like most kids, I spent many an hour playing with both my mum’s and my grandmother’s button tins when I was young.

 

Shabby Art Boutique - © Shabby Button Cards 1

 

It’s no wonder then that I still love to collect buttons and use them in my creative projects.

I know I’m not alone. . .

Crafters are almost like a secret society of button collectors.

One can never have too many buttons!

 

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Part of the joy of thrifting for me is to seek out vintage buttons.

I wonder who owned them… what clothing did they come off…

And did the owner of the button tin like to sift through and admire the buttons or was it pure necessity of their era?

 

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The past few days I’ve been making button cards.

They are for a few new projects I have up my sleeve and will share with you soon.

I designed this vintage look button card and had such fun with it that I thought you may like to have it too.

(Click on graphic to enlarge and then save to your own computer)

 

Shabby Art Boutique - Vintage Button Card

 

I printed my graphics on 100 gram matt photo paper.

The photo paper was then adhered to a piece of card using Mod Podge and a squeegee…. to make sure I got all the air bubbles out.

When it was dry, I cut out the cards and sewed my buttons on.

If you’d prefer a pretty back on your button card you could mount the photo paper onto a piece of scrapbooking paper instead.

 

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I’m sharing my button cards with these friends this week:

 The Scoop, Project Inspired , French Country CottageSundays at Home,

 

 

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Comments

  1. so sweet! thanks, kerryanne!

  2. Oh, I LUV your button cards. I have a bunch of buttons I need to do something with. They’re not something I usually create with, but, I can’t pass them up when I see them.

  3. These are all just so darling!

  4. une très belle idée pour offrir des boutons, j’aime aussi beaucoup les boutons anciens en nacre ! merci pour cette jolie carte, je vais en faire bon usage ! amitiés

  5. Such a pretty way to display beautiful buttons. TFS. your button card design.
    Toni xx

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome button card. What a sweet idea for all of us button lovers out there. Penny

  7. LeeAnnGrush says:

    I made a pillow covered on the front with some of my mom’s buttons found in the sewing table I inherited from her!!!

  8. So, so sweet. I’ll be doing this with all My many buttons. Love it.

  9. So cute and thanks for the share. I collected button for projects and to use on my children’s clothes. I would clip button from clothes before they hit the rag bin. My ex-mother-in-law gifted me her entire collection 2 years ago and the antique apothecary jars she stored them in. She is 85 and collected them all her life, and still going strong,. I think she wanted to make sure someone who loves her button would get them! I have several large to totes of jars and jars of buttons, plus cards filled with them too. I want to display several of the special ones, so your card will come in handy! After searching for months for the perfect shelf to buy, I may have to build he perfect shelf or cabinet to display them all!

  10. Hi Kerryanne,
    These are so sweet. Thanks for sharing this. So pretty.
    Kris

  11. Thank you so much for the button card. I, too, remember playing with my Grandma’s button box. And now my grandson’s play with mine.
    *Smiles*

  12. I love collecting buttons although I love your idea I keep all my buttons in glass jars, colour by colour, on my sewing table where I can see them constantly. I too played with Mum’s buttons and Nana’s and it is something I have passed to my granddaughters who just love to line them all up in size and colour – great pastime!!!!

  13. Oh, these are beautiful. I make button cards too for ease of displaying the buttons in my booth.

  14. So cute! Of course the Robins egg and pink ones are my favorites. Cant wait to see what you do with them :)

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