>>Hi and welcome to the 8th part of my serie “23 days of Christmas”! As you know I love handmade cards that’s why int today’s video I decided to show you and easy and creative way to use buttons to decorate your cards. Here are some of them. Aren’t they cute? If you wish to know how to make them keep watching! For the first card we’ll use a kraft folded cardstock and some green buttons to create a stylized Christmas tree. Lets’ start by placing the buttons on the card in order to check the layout. Let’s proceed by hot glueing them down in 4 rows. On the first row we’ll lay 4 buttons, on the second row 3 buttons, on the third row 2 buttons and a single button on the last row, like so. Now let’s glue a button in a different color on top in order to simulate the tree topper. I used a yellow flower shaped one as it looked just perfect. To create the tree log we’ll use some brown cardstock let’s draw the shape in order to have it proportioned and let’s cut it out. Now let’s adhere it on the card, just like so. To decorate the tree we can using colored tiny buttons or littler stickers, like the ones I’m using, and let’s glue them to the tree turning them into Christmas balls, like so. Et voilà! Now let’s draw a stiched line on the card edges using a white gel pen in order to make the card cuter. Tadaaa, done! It’s time to work on the sentiment Using some stamps let’s create a banner which we’ll use as a base. Then using another stamp let’s add the sentiment inside the banner, like so. Let’s proceed by cutting out the banner. If you don’t own stamps you can always draw the banner and handwrite the sentiment. To bring the banner in relief let’s fold the two ends and let’s adhere it on the card using dimensional stickers like so. Et voilà! As last touch I decided to fill the background, which looked a bit empty, by drawing some white dots to simulate the snow, but it’s totally optional. Et voilà, the first card is ready! For the second card we’ll use the same technique to create a wreath, so let’s start by hot glueing the buttons in a circular shape, like so. Now using a fork let’s create a tiny bow using a red ribbon. Let’s wrap the ribbon around the outer prongs of the fork and let’s tie it by threading it through the middle prongs like so. Let’s cut off the exceeding ribbon and the bow is ready. Now let’s hot glue the bow on the top of the wreath like so. Et voilà! We can now decorate the wreath adding some tiny red buttons the result will be richer and more colorful. Here it is! As we did on the first card let’s draw a stiched line on the edges and let’s add the banner with the sentiment on top. Et voilà! As last touch let’s draw some white dots to fill the background and the second card is ready too. On the third card we’ll use the buttons as Christmas ornaments so more colorful the button the cuter the card! As you see I used some polka dots and striped buttons in different colors. As first step let’s adhere the banner on the bottom of the card, this will help us understand how much space we can decorate. Now let’s draw a stiched line leaving at least 1cm from the edges, like so. We can now glue the buttons on the card at different levels, just like so. Using a white gel pen let’s draw some bows and stiched lines on top of each button in order to make them look like Christmas balls. Et voilà, the third card is ready too! here are our cards ready to be delivered. If you liked this idea don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up and share it with your friends. I also remind you that on my blog you’ll find other pictures of these cards, together with the supplies list and some suggestions to find them online. The link to my blogpost is in the infobox below. If you’ll give this tutorial a try don’t forget to tag me in the pictures of your results using the hashtag #CRAFTINGWITHGIUGIZU. That’s it for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for a new video, ciao!