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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Button, Button

Hello, all my Tuesday pals.  It's Larelyn here with another Quick Tip.

I found this idea on a YouTube video by Jule Fei-Fan Balzer (milkcannyc).
Julie suggest making buttons for your cards or layouts using your scraps.  When I tried it, I punched circles using  1/2, 3/4, and 1 inch punches.  You can use any size or shape (I plan on using my square and star punches as well).  Since my samples for today are from a paper scrap rather than cardstock, I also punched the same-sized circles out of cardstock scraps and adhered the two together using my Xyron.
Once you have your button shapes, cover them with Glossy Accents and let them dry completely.  Then, use a paper punch (I used my Crop-A-Dile) to punch the button holes.  Add whatever twine, thread, or fibers you choose and there you have your custom made buttons ready to add to your project.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll be back next Tuesday for another quick idea.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,


  1. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for a great tip!

  2. another great tip. Thank you they look great!

  3. I LOVE THIS! I can't wait to use this custom button idea on some of my cards and layouts. Thamks for sharing! SUPER CUTE!

  4. I love this idea to make my own buttons! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Great tip!! I have the MS button punch but I like the idea of making them different sizes!!

  6. Just saw those buttons on a flower, great idea. Thanks for sharing instructions. Where did you buy that pink mat?

  7. Great tip Larelyn! I love the idea of matching buttons to your background paper. I will have to give this a try, thanks for sharing another awesome tip!

  8. Wonderful button creating idea. Thanks for sharing. Agree with Tanya about liking matching the buttons to your background paper. I have a Xyron and will put this idea to use.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Great idea. Have made similar buttons before but never added the glossy accents. That should make them really great. Thanks!

  10. I love this idea, I saw it a month or so ago on Splitcoast Stampers, it is so so easy and handy when you need that perfect matching button Thanks larelyn

  11. I really love this idea and will definitely try it out.
    Kim xXx


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