Make Your Own Buttons for Cricut Sweethearts Layout

In this “Sweetheart” Layout for my daughters 7 Month snapshots I decided to make my own buttons to go along with the look I wanted.

Products I used in this video include:

  • Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge
  • Paisley Cricut Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz Grungeboard Cuts
  • Tim Holtz Stickles
  • Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Ink and Card Stock
  • K & Company Pattern Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Liquid Embossing, Glossy Accents or Glass Effects

It’s pretty simple and you can integrate making your own buttons into almost any project you are working on.  Saves you money by not buying a thousand and time running to the store in the middle of a layout! 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed today and can’t wait for next Tuesday’s Layout which is going to show one of the trends from the 2010 Trends Report 🙂


  1. Can’t wait to check it out. Sounds good!
    TFS 🙂

  2. Haidee created 2b unique says:

    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! I want to see!!!!:( Can’t wait!!

  3. Megan, could you post a still pic of the LO just until YouTube is back up? THX.

  4. Waiting “patiently” 😀

    hahaha… T R

  5. Can’t wait to see.I’ll be back!!

  6. I WANNA SEE IT!!!! I’m sure it will be great Megan, thanks for all you do!!!!

  7. I’d love to see pictures while I am waiting for the video… sounds GREAT!

  8. Oh way to leave us hangin! I’m just dyin to see it 🙂

  9. Heather Novinger says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing your video and layout! 🙂

  10. hehee…I thought about posting the pic – but then thought – oh its just a few hours – Video is up now – I think you’ll like it – I know I do!

  11. I like what you did.

  12. She is a sweetheart! Beautiful page! Love the idea of making your own buttons, thanks.

  13. Megan this is a beautiful page! I use these kind of buttons all the time. Its perfect for making everything match. Love it!! TFS

  14. I love the page-embellishments, negative cuts & buttons. Beautiful baby. Great job.

  15. a bunch a great little tips! Thanks a bunch :0)

  16. Kathy Burrow says:

    Precious layout. Love the button idea.

  17. Terry Perry says:

    Hey Megan good idea about the buttons.

  18. Thanks for the tip about the buttons. Those would be great on cards. Sometimes real buttons are too thick to use when you mail cards.These would be a great alternative. Thanks.

  19. Sandy Bayles says:

    This page is so cute. I have been doing cards and I have so much to do for scrapbooking. I am looking forward to using the Expressions machine to do scrapbooking.
    Love the page and of course the pictures are great.

  20. Great page Megan and such a beautiful little girl.

  21. Carrie Krumm says:

    very cute layout!

  22. Sooo sweet. 😉

  23. I love the button and will try that myself….and your page is adorable… the idea of the flowers two….will give that a try as well…..and I did receive my foil paper….thank you…I didn’t know it was so thick….

  24. Very cute page – I love all your ideas!!

  25. I love the LO!! I am always looking for ways to recycle items to use with my crafting!! Thanks for sharing!! Loved it!!

  26. I learned so much from this video. Loved the buttons …great idea! Using the ribbon going in and out the button was super! I will watch this video again!! Thank you for sharing! I really enjoy your videos…DON’T STOP!

  27. Betsy Ferguson says:

    enjoy when you do layouts as I basically
    scrapbook Thank you

  28. I loved the button lesson. Way too cute and easy. Can’t wait to try it. I have a lot of buttons I’ve collected but never seem to have the right color. Wondering if there is a way to add or change the color of a real button? By the way don’t ever stop these videos they inspire me.

    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  29. Great video Megan….I have been making buttons from cardstock for quite a while…I really like your idea of making them from the grunge board! Gives it a bit of dimension! Thanks for sharing!

  30. blueskygirl says:

    Megan, I love that lo. You are so creative and make it look so easy to design a page. I never thought of cutting part of the background paper that will be covered up to use as an embellishment!

  31. You make the layouts look so easy. What great inspiration!

  32. @Linda – YES you can alter buttons you already have by using Alcohol Inks – I TOTALLY love Vivas because of how intense the colors are – but Tim Holtz works too! 🙂

    You can also use Acrylic Paint _ BUT it can peel – so you have to be careful. (it’s not my favorite look)

  33. Thank you, for sharing, you make scrapbooking look so easy.

  34. chris wooten says:

    love it

  35. Karen Varney says:

    Making your own buttons is such a neat idea. Love this LO.

  36. Vickie Lee says:

    Very nice layout. Really enjoyed watching you lay everything out. Great idea for buttons too! Thanks.

  37. you are so clever!

  38. Thanks for the button idea, I have grunge board and grunge paper, could easily make some cute buttons with it. Cute layout!

  39. Nice to see a project using the grunge board. I love the extra touches you used when using the stickels. Great job!

  40. Thanks Megan, that was soooo sweet. I learn something every time I come here. I have the Paisley and I have the grunge board! Thanks for the inspiration!


  41. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    I enjoyed this video. I got several new ideas from it. Thank you for sharing.

  42. I need those cartridges! Good Job!

  43. Megan TFS, You are a great teacher.
    My company is allowing us to telecommute with all the snow here in MD, so hopefully I can get things done and get some extra time to work on my scrapbook pages, in betw taking more pics of my son/dog in the snow.

  44. Thanks for the really awesome tips! I LOVE LOVE LOVE buttons and will have to try this! Thanks again!

  45. **Megan, I really like this is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!!!*****

  46. Absolutely adorable layout!! I love the homemade buttons! Thanks for sharing.

  47. I love how you show an easy layout, I sometimes overthink mine and never find feel am satisfied when done, so thanks for all your videos, you inspire me and make it so easy… 🙂

  48. Cute layout & beautiful baby!

  49. Thanks for the video! What a great idea for those perfectly round little extras Tim gives us! 🙂 Have a great Wednesday!

  50. cute. thanks for the ideas

  51. This layout is totally cute. Your girl is sweet too. I like the buttons and will be adding them to my stash of techniques.

  52. Love the buttons. What a great idea.

  53. OMG! What a precious baby! By the way, I love the page too! TFS!

  54. maricella cruz says:

    very cute Lo thanks for sharing

  55. darling baby girl…..and your LO is cute too..great idea for a button!!!!

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