Button Embellished Notebook and Another Giveaway!

It is really a button kind of week around here at Vitamin C!  I used these buttons as frames to decorate a notebook. Not the traditional use for buttons, but interesting.

To make one, you need:

  • round plastic buttons with a molded lip around the edge...these are from a BIG Bag of Buttons from Blumenthal Lansing 
  •  a notebook
  • a scrap of fabric in a rectangle as tall as the notebook
  • Dimensional Magic
  • seed beads, choose colors to go with the buttons
  • hot glue gun and glue

 Do this:
1. Glue the fabric rectangle to the notebook.

 2. Glue the buttons to cover the fabric rectangle. Make sure to plug up the buttonholes with glue so the dimensional magic does not soak down into the fabric when applied.

 3.  Fill the button with dimensional magic.

 4.  Pour seed beads into the button frame while the dimensional magic is wet.

I love dimensional applications on my notebooks!

And Now the Giveaway!

Blumenthal Lansing sent its first newsletter out this week. It is called Button Bits and is full of great buttony info. Go to the Blumenthal Lansing website and click on the link that looks like this.  Fill out the three question survey and you will be registered for the giveaway. BL is giving away $50 worth of buttons including some of their newest lines. $50 worth of buttons!!

You have until March 31 to fill out the survey.

While you are there, click the "join" link at the top of the page and join the BL web community. Newsletters and other fun stuff will come directly to you in the future.

Hey and another thing you can do while you are there is upload some of your own button projects and link back to your blog.

$50 worth!!
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14 creative thoughts:

Family Fashion and Facts { March 3, 2011 at 12:54 AM }
CUTE! thanks for the awesome tutorials! GREAT stuff! Your blog is great! LOBVE home made :) you should check out my blog! we have a lot in common :)
Kim { March 3, 2011 at 9:20 AM }
Thank you FF&F...going to check you out now!
Katie @ EyeSpyDIY { March 6, 2011 at 5:08 PM }
Very cute! Love the colors!
Fancy Lads { March 7, 2011 at 1:59 AM }
SUPER cute! Thanks for sharing
Unknown { March 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM }
such a great idea, so simply yet fun!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper { March 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM }
This turned out so cute! Love it
By the Bluegrass { March 7, 2011 at 11:17 PM }
this is funky and fun! Great project.
Keeping Life Fun with one Craft at a Time { March 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM }
Super Cute. http://keepinglifefunwithonecraftatatime.blogspot.com/2011/03/first-blog-giveaway.html
nicolette {momnivores dilemma} { March 10, 2011 at 8:58 PM }
I love that dimensional magic product. I made a gorgeous Monroe button with it years ago...

Great point about filling in the button holes!

Thanks for sharing this with my readers at Creative Juice Thursday!

Brianna! { March 10, 2011 at 11:44 PM }
this is just WAY too cute!
I want
Plus, I openly admit my OBSESSION With Stationery!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State { March 11, 2011 at 12:11 PM }
That is really cute!

Visiting from Serenity Now!
Amanda @ Serenity Now { March 12, 2011 at 10:31 AM }
Oh my goodness! I was thinking that the buttons by themselves were fun, but the dimensional beads took it to a whole new level! This would make a great gift! :)

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)
Cami { March 12, 2011 at 1:42 PM }
This is a very interesting project idea. :)
Unknown { March 12, 2011 at 6:59 PM }
Buttons make anything cute! Your buttons make things super cute!! Thank you for sharing your great project by linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, so drop by and link up more of your creativity! :)

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