Becca Bit: Frugal Embellies

Hi there blog friends!! I have another video to share with you today – it covers a quick frugal embellishment. I put it to use today because I didn’t have quite the right embellishment for my card. So, let me tell you a little bit about my card first. This new Flourishes set caught my eye – I’ve been planning on how I would use it and finally just sat down and played around with it a bit. The most exciting thing is that it’s a set that matches Spellbinders Nested Pennants!! The Flourishes set I’m using is called Birthday Pennants and the matching set with borders called Strips and Stripes.  The sentiment came from the Flourishes set called Paperwhites.I stamped the sentiment and cut/embossed it using Spellbinders Parisian Accents and backed it with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three.  I stamped the border from Strips and Stripes and used an EK Success Border Punch for the scroll border.  I cut three of Spellbinders Nested Pennants then stamped with the pennant shape from Birthday Pennants.

I had nothing in my embellishment bin that matched the colors I needed so I broke out the buttons.  I decided wanted to a flower made of buttons so this one came together in a jiffy.  Here’s a video to show you how easy it was:

Stamps: Flourishes –  Birthday Pennants, Srips and Stripes, Paperwhites
Paper: My Minds Eye
Ink: Colorbox Pigment – Chianti
Accessories: Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, Spellbinders Parisian Accents, Buttons, Ribbon, Pearls, Clear Embossing Powde

That’s all for me today friends!!  I’m enjoying the rain and getting ready to go and fix a cup of Chai Tea.  I hope you’re cozy too!!

  • PatMarch 30, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    I love that buttonn flower Becca, what a great idea. xReplyCancel

  • sharon lMarch 30, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    The first thing I do when I come to your site is drool over the card. Then I read. Before reading I decided I want to contact you about the button flower. It’s your Becca Bit! This button flower is too cute!
    Sharon LReplyCancel

  • ChinnuMarch 30, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    Love the card! So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoMarch 30, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    I’m not a big fan of buttons on cards, but this is cute. I never thought of using buttons as being frugal… they are pretty expensive where I see them. Any hints on good places to find them at good prices? I cringe when I think of what happened to all of the buttons my mother had when she passed away… I’m sure they were just all thrown away. She had been a seamstress for many years and had many, many buttons in her stash of notions.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie PainterMarch 30, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Great Idea & Great Video to top your Beautiful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoMarch 30, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Love the button flowers Becca. You may have told us before, what type of seam binding did you use for the bow? Where do you buy it? Another suggestion, maybe making a list of “most used” supplies and where you buy so we can link and buy as well!:)

  • ClaudiaMarch 30, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    I think your work is lovely but I have one thought – the embellisments for some of your work is too thick & weighty to send through mail without paying extra postage & that gets to be alot of $$ when sending out lots of cards. That’s just a thought, not criticism.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 30, 2011 - 2:55 pm

    Really neat card. I always enjoy seeing buttons used, as I collect buttons, family & friends collect buttons for me. I’m always searching for creative uses for them. Flea markets, estate sales, and thrift stores are good sources of buttons (if the garment is cheap enough, buy it for any buttons that are on it. Cut off buttons before discarding clothes that are no longer wearable. I’m sure you know all this! LOL) Your site is my first stop every day when checking fav blogs. Hope you are enjoying the rainy day. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 30, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Another wonderful Becca Bit tutorial. the button flower is so dang cute. Your card is just lovely Becca. Nice color choices. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 30, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    HI BECCA!!!!!!
    LOVELY CARD!!!!! It ALMOST doesn’t look like one of YOUR CARDS!!!!!! I’m not sure WHAT it is!!! BUT, I LIKE IT!!!!!!! VERY FEMININE!!! I tried to watch the little Becca Bit, but it wouldn’t work for me! PROBABLY, my computer! I’ll try it later & see if it works!!!!!!! :) We’ve got rain too!!! AND it’s COLD!!!!!!! :/ But, things are greening up!!!!!!!!! :) THAT makes me smile!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • GildaMarch 30, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    Becca – love the button flower. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenMarch 30, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    Becca –

    Gorgeous card! ANd thank you so much for the video tutorial. Awesome idea and embellishment.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksMarch 30, 2011 - 3:59 pm

    Love your button flower. Neat rticks for making it easy. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Marla H.March 30, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    What a great way to use buttons!!ReplyCancel

  • JalineMarch 30, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Great idea, love it. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.March 30, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Becca, thanks for sharing. I love this idea with the buttons. Have a Blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 30, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Too stinking cute!!!!
    Stopped raining here but boy there is a cold wind blowing. I’ve got my cuppa, my book and my blankie. See Ya! :)
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenMarch 30, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Becca – What a great idea! I have a ton of buttons – now I know what I can do with them. Thank you so much for sharing. HugsReplyCancel

  • Wanda HMarch 30, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    LOVE the button flower!!!! Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 30, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Great idea…love the button flower Becca!!!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • SusieMarch 30, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Great idea Becca! Love the card. And, BTW, my husband made me a peg bow stand as seen on your blog. I absolutely love it! Prefect bows every time. Love your ideas and tutorials. Now, if I could just get that right-angle punching down a little better *smiling*ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 30, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    I love that button embellie! I am a button addict. I love the banner across the bottom of your card. so prettyReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 30, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Becca, you’ve given us another very doable cute way to dress up our cards. I get so much inspiration from you. I even made one of your new loopy ribbon flowers, and I’m so pleased with it, I’d love to show it to you!ReplyCancel

  • pocasheMarch 30, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    I love watching you craft. You’re never hurried and always enjoying what you do. Wish I had you to craft with in person. Thanks. You even made the rain sound like fun.ReplyCancel

  • auntie emMarch 30, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Love your button posies! A very pretty card and love all the pearls on the little stamped flowers.
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan SMarch 30, 2011 - 6:45 pm

    Love the button flowersReplyCancel

  • CharlotteMarch 30, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Another beautiful card! And, your button flower embellishment is so cute! Thank you for making a video to share with us how to make them. Now I’m going to need to add to my button jar!ReplyCancel

  • JeanMarch 30, 2011 - 7:46 pm

    This is a beautiful card. I love your creative way adding so many layers on your cards. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperMarch 30, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    You can always reach into your bag of tricks and come up with something. Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickMarch 30, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    Very,very cute..Another way to use my buttons!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DawesMarch 30, 2011 - 11:01 pm


    You are so incredibly talented and creative. Thanks for sharing your Becca bit – I love the button flower!ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 31, 2011 - 4:13 am

    What a great idea! And love the card!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzMarch 31, 2011 - 5:35 am

    Love the button flower thanks for sharing I would have never thought to make a flower out of buttons. You are an amazingly talented crafter! Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • MargaritaMarch 31, 2011 - 7:35 am

    Really pretty card and embellie. You could do a similiar thing with your button punch or button die. You could also use those alcohol inks to color the garage sale button stash to match exactly what is needed at the moment. You get such mileage out of your “toys”. It is wonderful to see and learn and be encouraged to keep thinking, experimenting and crafting. Being frugal doesn’t mean ugly or cheap looking. Thanks for sharing your love of crafting with us.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanMarch 31, 2011 - 7:41 am

    This is so beautiful. I love those colours and DP. The banner is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMarch 31, 2011 - 7:58 am

    what a fantastic idea! And such a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Diane K.March 31, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Oh, I’m breaking out the buttons for your incredible card idea. Off to the craft store to find some Scor-Tape. Thank you! I wouldn’t miss a Becca Bit.ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownMarch 31, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Good Morning Becca,
    What a cute idea!! I just love your little button flowers, I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing and I pray you have a great day. Eunice BReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 31, 2011 - 10:52 am

    very cute , love it!ReplyCancel

  • LalaMarch 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Button, button, Becca you’re always right on the button. Couldn’t resist. Love your creation!ReplyCancel

  • Karen DuncanMarch 31, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    I loved your video. Just wish that you could send this card in the mail. The card was great – would just love to WOW someone with a card like this one. Thanks again for your inspirationReplyCancel

  • JaneyMarch 31, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    I loved how this all came together, Becca!! You are so resourceful!!ReplyCancel

  • AngelMarch 31, 2011 - 9:41 pm

    I love chai too! Wish we could get together and have a cup! {{hugs}}ReplyCancel

  • DixieApril 1, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love that button flower and the tutorial you made. I even made one already for this week’s mojo monday sketch. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas and talent!ReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 1, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    What a lovely card! Your designs inspire me to create and give me ideas on how to mix different shapes and medium.ReplyCancel

  • caroline hillApril 1, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    Love the color combo on mother`s day card.Like always I have been a
    big fan of all your cards.Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsApril 1, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    Your card is so pretty! I just got my pennant stamp set and dies – can’t wait to use them. I love the pretty details you put on your cards! I love your style.ReplyCancel

  • DianaApril 1, 2011 - 5:10 pm

    Love the soft feminine vive of this card. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • KarenApril 1, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    What a pretty card!!!! And so much detail!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue S.April 6, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous card – a lovely work of art.
    Sue S.ReplyCancel