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Monday, April 19, 2010

Enjoy the tutorial by Rachel! (GIVEAWAY DAY!!)

Today, we bring you fun tutorial by Rachel. In this tutorial she cleverly shows us how to take something like mail and make it into an art piece!

For her tutorial she chose to work with our lovely "Spring Garden" button collection.



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Rachel's clever tutorial!

My husband has worked in the railroad industry his entire adult life and he has climbed the ladder quickly. everyday i am so thankful for the BNSF as they have provided us a nice life, particularly during these hard economic times. tessa ann's buttons coordinated perfectly with the monthly BNSF employee newsletter.

1.) gather supplies, including scraps of leftover scrapbook paper, junk mail that coordinates, and leftover embellishments (i save everything!)

2.) cut base paper to 2.5" x 3.5" (the standard artist trading card size)

3.) get creative! i don't worry about straight lines or centering text. since i prefer a messy look, these little beauties are perfect! and they are super quick as well.

Viola! Beautiful  pieces of art to keep for yourself or to put smile on a friends face :) 






The Giveaway!
We are giving away a large grab bag of buttons worth over $25.00 to one reader here at The Button Shop blog.  To be eligible become a follower of this blog (see follower box to the right). For more chances to win become our Facebook Fan or follow us on Twitter.  That's right! 3 chances to toss your name in the hat!

63 Want to leave me a comment?:

婷婷 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

MindyRadio said...

I hope it counts if we already follow your blog and are a facebook follower too. Because I love love a grab bag of your buttons. :)

kmassman said...

I am a public follower and I follow you in my RSS feed. Thanks for a chance to win! Your button creations are so beautiful!

Lisa said...

What a fun tutorial! I would have never thought to incorporate my buttons into a project like this.
Thanks Rachel :-)

Carly said...

You scrapbookers are soooooo creative! I'm not sure I'd ever be able to pull something like that together!

(follower of both FB Fan page and now the blog ;)

Joli said...

I am a blog follower and a fan on Facebook. I would love to win some buttons!!!

A Scrappy Design said...

I'm already a FB follower and am now following your blog! Tried to follow on twitter but is says I have been blocked. :(

Tessa Ann* said...

A Scrappy Design- Thank you so much! I am not sure what is up with Twitter however, I'll look into that! :-)

Tessa Ann

Cheryl said...

What a great tutorial, lots of inspiration for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

polkadotmoon said...

Fabulous idea!

I follow your fabulous blog :)
Denise

Polka Dot Moon said...

I follow you on twitter :)

Thanks for the chance!

Angela said...

Already a follower and Fan on FB. Love all the ideas for buttons. MY kids love them. <3

Msartist said...

I follow on rss feed and have added you to twitter
my twitter is msartist03! ~Theresa
Thanks for the chance!

Nicole Ratliff said...

Wow that is beautiful! What a neat way to use scraps. Love it. And now I know how to follow your blog too :D

pinkebody said...

Swoon. Just love your buttons! What a great giveaway!

I'm already a fb fan & am following the blog now as well.

victoria davis said...

I follow your blog and am a FB fan... never really got into the tweet thing. :)

Kristine said...

fabulous!!! YOu are far too creative :)

Tessa Buys said...

Hello! I've been following your blog, FB fanpage, and Twitter for awhile now :). Love your stuff!

Kristine said...

I would love some more Tessa Ann buttons for some up coming projects!!

Mandy said...

What a cool idea! Awesome giveaway!!!

kate bentley said...

absolutely gorgeous as always! ♥ so hoping to scoop these up!

{twitter follwer, fb fan and blog stalker too!}

Danielle said...

I already follow your blog and I am a FB fan!! Oh..PLEASE PLEASE let it count :) All of your buttons are gorgeous.

Bear & Pants said...

I LOVE your buttons! I am a new blog follower and current FB follower and LOVE your buttons - would totally love more. <3 Thanks for the tutorial and the awesome giveaway!

NancyJones said...

ok i followed, fanned and stalked and commented and now im lurking hehehe LOVE LUV LURVEEEE these buttons sooo adorably cute! you need to come play with us at unkit live tonight!

spztckttn said...

Fabulous! I can't wait to get some tessa ann buttons for my next project!

Fan on Facebook, following on twitter, and following the blog now. ;-)

Whimsical Creations said...

Thank you for sharing!

Suz said...

Great tutorial - I am now a follower of the blog, facebook page & twitter

Whimsical Creations said...

follow on twitter-melaniescrafts

Whimsical Creations said...

facebook fan-melanie a

Pearl said...

I am following you 3 ways now ! fabulous buttons you create !!!
Thanks for sharing !

randomcreative said...

I was already a fan on Facebook. Now I'm also following your blog and your Twitter. So excited for 3 changes to win!

Heather said...

I'm a follower too! I get so many compliments on your buttons when I use them on scrapbook pages!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Andrea said...

i am a follower here and on facebook as I love these buttons!

Veronica said...

What a fun idea! I love incorperating what one might think to be trash into a work of art.
Oh and a side note, Always drooling over your buttons.:)

Birdy's Boutique said...

I follow your blog

Birdy's Boutique said...

I follow on twitter

birdysboutiques

Karrie said...

Hi! LOVE LOVE LOVE the buttons. I own the "Rainbow Brite" ones and hope to get more soon! I'm now a follower on twitter, facebook, and this blog! =-) kalypso1975 @ yahoo.com

Bridget said...

Such a great tutorial Rachel! My husband works for the railroad (Union Pacific) and I've never once looked at his newsletters and thought "craft". I will now ;).

Holl said...

Im a follower
rhtaggart@msn.com

jellaan said...

Just became a follower.

julie @ littledarlingdesigns.com

jellaan said...

Would so love to win a grab bag of your buttons!! Love them!!

I'm a facebook fan.

julie @ littledarlingdesigns.com

Rebecca said...

and now I'm a Facebook fan too, thanks for the chance!

Rebecca said...

I love adding cute little buttons to my sewing projects - such a great finishing touch!
I follow your blog :)

Kelli said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mandy said...

follower - mandybeez at gmail

Fleurette said...

Goodness! i've never seen such beautiful buttons before.Glad I found your blog, I am now a follower.inspiring tutorial and fabulous giveaway, thank you.

Samantha said...

I am a follower and a fan on facebook

sewfunky said...

I'm a sucker for buttons! :)

Katty_Wampus said...

I just found your site! Love your buttons! Put me in for 3 entries. I am now "following" your blog and on twitter. Also became a "fan" on facebook. Thanks for a great site.

The Handmaden said...

Great giveaway, please count me in!
I'm going to join up as a follower now.

Candace H said...

I am a FB fan and I'm now a blog follower... of course, when my daughter sees me reading your blog, she thinks it is for her... she's Tessa Ann, too :-) ♥ your buttons!

Sara said...

I'm a FB fan and now following your blog too! I just love your buttons!

Catherine said...

I love your buttons! I follow your blog & on Twitter... thanks for the chance to win!

scrappermimi said...

I am already a fan and now a follower! Your buttons are AMAZING!

mdmickey said...

I am a fan on facebook

mdmickey said...

I already follow the blog:)

mdmickey said...

I am a follower on twitter:)

Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations said...

OMG all the goodies I could make with all those gorgeous buttons!! I already follow you on Twitter.

Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations said...

I also fanned your facebook page!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amy Priddy :||: Priddy Creations said...

I follow your blog.

catpainter00 said...

love your work and now follow your blog.

catpainter00 said...

Love your buttons! I am a follower of your blog. Having trouble posting comment, so if this is duplicate, I apologize. This is my second attempt.

Raw Canvas Photography said...

YAY!! Your creations are fabulous!! Glad for a chance to win!!:)

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