Autumn Leaves Buttons {C’est Bon}


If you look at most of my work, you’ll know that I seem to have a fixation on buttons. All shapes and sizes and colors. My favorite source for buttons is the Autumn Leaves bags. Why? I think it must be the variety of colors, shapes, styles and sizes in each package, the way the colors coordinate and of course…there are LOTS in each package meaning I won’t run out for a very long time!


Great things about Autumn Leaves Buttons…

  • inexpensive – at over 500 buttons per large package your buttons cost just over a penny each!
  • variety of colors in each bag – well coordinated
  • variety of shapes and sizes
  • large quantities in each bag
  • buttons are great for embellishing projects that will get use as they are sturdy and hold up well
  • depending on the line, these buttons come in one of two sizes of bags… a mini bag or the larger 6 oz bag
  • Storage bags are clear, easy to see what’s inside, easy to store and easy to access the buttons

Ideas for using buttons…

  • group together with other embellishments for a special look
  • use with stitching for a great shabby or vintage look
  • buttons are great for cute projects
  • cover a shape
  • dot an i
  • buttons make fabulous flower centers
  • decorate a snowman image
  • embellish paper piecings
  • tie with different fibres such as ribbon, embroidery thread, hemp, leather cord, raffia
  • decorate scallops – see below design
  • use them on cards, layouts, home dec projects
  • use buttons anywhere you might use a brad
  • sew them on fiber projects

Adhering Buttons…

  • glue dots are one of my favorite ways to adhere buttons …simply press button on glue dot, remove from sheet and apply where you want it
  • a dimensional liquid glaze such as Ranger Glossy Accents works fabulous for adhering buttons to projects
  • hand-stitch them right to your project
  • Sticky Strip Tape

Price: approx. $6.00 US or $7.50 CDN for the large 6 oz bag
Where to Buy:

Quick Tip: Buttons look best when grouped together in a cluster or line…the more the merrier πŸ˜‰

Laughter and Sunshine


I love scrapping in a shabby style. It seems to work so well with my photos, colors and embellishments. I love how buttons coordinate so well with the trims and elements of this style. I love using them to add subtle touches of texture without overwhelming the design, pairing them up with stitching and even embellishing the embellishments. On this scrap layout, I used buttons to embellish some of the scallops on my white layer as well as my painted and stamped chipboard heart.

This layout is of my friend’s daughter. I designed one for her sister a few weeks ago and of course, she needed one to match. I incorporated the same colors and style and some similar embellishments to tie them both together. One of the similar elements is the stamping. I used stamps from the same line (The Rummage Bin and Kim Hughes by Cornish Heritage Farms) and stamped in the same Burnt Umber Ink.

Check back in tomorrow for a challenge I know you’ll love!


Wishing you a wonderful day,


Supply List:


-branch flower from Silhouette Blooms 1 (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage FArms

-partial daisy and flourishes from Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin line ) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Could you be any sweeter? from For the Men stamp set (The Rummage Bin line ) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Make each day quote from Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line ) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette ink by Stewart Superior


-natural smooth by Prism

-Scalloped White by Bazzill

– patterned paper by My Mind’s Eye


-buttons by Autumn Leaves

-flower by Prima

-felt flower by Fancy Pants Designs

-Brad by Creative Impressions

-tan gingham ribbon by Creative Impressions

-fabric tag by K & Company

-chipboard by Maya Road

-sewing machine

-Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger

15 responses to “Autumn Leaves Buttons {C’est Bon}

  1. This is sooooooo fantastic! You really should start trying to get your pages picked up!

  2. Beautiful use of buttons on this gorgeous LO! I love the soft colors you use and the shabby style you add to most of your projects. tfs

  3. You are such an enabler! Shame on you!
    Seriously, thanks for the great button review. Of course, your pages are gorgeous and I have noticed your button use (or abuse..heehee) before. Do we need an intervention for you? Nah. Not yet anyway!

  4. I love your page!!! I’m a big fan of the shabby style of scrapbook pages and you do it so well. They’re an inspiration! Your review of buttons was great – but you’re preaching to the choir here! It’s funny, I use buttons a lot on my scrapbook pages but almost never on my cards. I’m going to take a closer look at your list of ideas and see if I can’t start using more buttons on my cards. Your C’est Bon columns sont bons! πŸ™‚

  5. I’m with ya sista… I love buttons and I love the ones that you are talking about… reasonably prices and you get lots of them… I take them and put them into small glass jars by color – that way I can just pull the jars out that go with what I am working on. I keep the cute bags… I’ve altered them to put mini albums into and for gift cards…

  6. Julia, your scrap pages are always so beautiful! I want to scrap like you some day.

  7. I totally agree about those buttons. I recently purchased my first bag and was very impressed…besides the cute little bag, the amount and variety! Love them on your scrapbooks pages! Great job!!

  8. This layout is gorgeous! I love the shabby chic look and your embellishments are so pretty! I have those bags of buttons…they are great! Thanks for sharing!

  9. JoAnn Burnham

    Your layout is gorgeous. I love your style of scrapping. Thanks for the review on buttons. Will have to check them out. I do use buttons on my layouts occasionally.

  10. Conniecrafter

    Love the way you arrange the buttons and how you used them only on a section of the scallop, I love the shabby look too, awesome layout!

  11. Fantastic page, Julia! I love your shabby chic work!

  12. WOW! Love all the button ideas

  13. Your page is so beautiful!! I love your layout and beautiful embellishments!! Darling pictures too!!

  14. Karen in Toronto

    A beautiful page! Love your shabby chic creations and stalk your blog for them πŸ™‚ I’m going to try and do some shabby … you make it look easy πŸ™‚


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