When I first started scrapbooking, other than patterned paper, buttons were one of my main embellishments. I fell out of love with them for awhile, I guess due to my growing stash of supplies, and probably because I didn't see their full potential.
Buttons can go anywhere that any brad, gem or pearl can go, and they often lend a warmth and homeyness due to their initial purpose as garment closures.
Here are 2 layouts I did for this week's button challenge at Practical Scrappers. One shows how you can use buttons as a simple accent, and the other in true Erin style, shows how to go completely overboard with one supply! LOL!