Thursday, November 3, 2011

Button Tree Card

I am a follower of Hero Arts and they recently posted a video on how to make a button tree.  You can see the post HERE.  I was really inspired to use up some of my massive button stash (thanks Mom!) and this is the card I came up with.

I didn't do it exactly as Shari Carrol of Hero Arts did. (Although I have my clear buttons set aside and will try it when I get a chance.) I used white/cream buttons on a patterned background and streaked them with glitter glue.  The papers I used are from DCWV.  I cut the tree using the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge. One in the patterned paper and then one I offset in the red. I popped up the tree with foam dots.  The stamp is from Stampin Up. The white paper is actually glitter paper but it doesn't look like it's showing up all that well in the pictures.   I really had fun making this card and have plans for at least two more like it.  

While I was working on mine, my 3 year old daughter said she wanted to play with buttons.  So I gave her a bunch of buttons and used my ATG gun to put down a Christmas tree shape with glue that she then stuck her buttons on.  When she was finished, we added glitter to cover up the left over glue.  She then stamped the Merry Christmas stamp on the cards. (It's from Stampin Up)  I inked the edges of the cards.   She even made one to look like a wreath.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thanks so much for looking.  : ) 


  1. These are fabulous Chris. Love how you used the buttons... especially on the first card. The white buttons are so pretty. :o)

  2. These are adorable :) What a fun hop it’s been! Thanks for joining me today on the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop! I really appreciate your visit :)

  3. Oh I LOVE these button Christmas cards! They are so cute and I love that your daughter could make them too - what a great idea!

  4. Wow, these are so pretty and I love the use of the buttons! Such a great idea! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment!


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