Monday, April 8, 2013

My Five Faves! #5 Buttons Black Assortment

Hi everyone!  I am starting a little blog series today called My Five Faves!   I will show you my five favorite things in any given category, and you can share yours too!   Are you ready?  The first list I came up with is My Five Fave CTMH Embellies!  Today, we start with #5 and work our way up to #1!

My Five Fave Embellies #5 >>> Buttons Black Assortment
There are sooooo many ways to use these adorable buttons, and the sporting a bit of glitter have my name all over them!  Here is just one of the many ways I have used them.

This has got to be one of the most fun little gift boxes to make.  It was super easy to put together after my Cricut Expression 2 did all the cutting for me!  ;)

I used my Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge to cut out this little purse on page 31 from my Lagoon Cardstock.  It is cut at 3 inches, and assembles to a three inch height.  This was the perfect size to hold the necklace my daughter wanted to give her BFF.  :)

Here is where a added one of those black glitter buttons!  I added a purple sparkle to the middle of this one and attached it with a glue dot to the purse.

Beneath the button, under the flap, I attached the useful hook and loop dots that Close to My Heart now carries.  These are super-useful to not only keep the purse closed, but also in allowing the darling little bag to be used again and again!  I love the tiny size, but they sure do grip.

Check out the sparkly strap!  I used a roll of Reflections glitter tape from my stash and LOVE the way it stands up.  You could also use our shimmer trim in silver or black, but I had specific instructions for this little number...

...can you guess the recipient's favorite colors?   Her breathless little gasp upon seeing it was all I needed to hear.  Spreading the sparkle seems to fill MY bucket with a little more sparkle too!   ;)

What is one of YOUR favorite embellishments? 

Speaking of sparkle spreading, you can find the Cricut Artiste Collection HERE for a special price this month from me! 


  1. Amie.. you need some bloggy love because this it just AMAZING!!! I love the way you put the two together... I have the black button assortment to use on a Disney project I am doing and would love your feedback! Thanks :) Kathi

    1. I totally appreciate the love, Kathi! Hey, my friend, Stephanie, used the black buttons on a Mickey layout! Here is the link to her post...

  2. Oh, Amie! I love you, more than I love the black buttons or glitter! :)

    1. Aw, thanks, Steph! I'm feeling the love! :D Love you too!


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