Don’t you love a page that looks like it took you hours to make, but only you know it took just a half hour or so? That’s one of the many great things about a sketch. You can labor and fuss for hours (like I am known to do), or create a page in a flash.

I’m still feeling pretty “green” (no pun intended) this week and I had a few bits of American Crafts Letterbox leftovers I wanted to use, so I created this card with the last of my scraps.


To create this button birdie, trace the shape of the button onto the center of a 2″ circle. With a brown journaling pen, draw the beak, doodle feathers and feet as shown.

Glue the circle to a contrasting color (on this card, the pale blue) and trim up to the edge of the white circle with small scallop scissors.


Erase the pencil line and attach the button with a glue dot. Attach the wing to the button with a glue dot, covering one of the two button holes. In this sample, I covered the wing with clear glass micro beads.

That’s it! Wouldn’t he be just charming on an Easter card this year? I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s sketch, layout and card. I’ve had fun sharing all of them with you!

Becky Fleck is the owner of the PageMaps web site and is the author of the highly successful book Scrapbook PageMaps. To see more of Becky’s work please visit