Tuesday, February 28, 2012
How To Tuesday
Today design team member Kim Kesti shares a tutorial for creating your own patterned buttons using Pebbles patterned paper. Here's what Kim had to say ... "I wanted to share a little tutorial with you today on DIY buttons. I adore using buttons on my cards and layouts and sometimes I want something a little more customized than what my button jar has to offer. Enjoy!”
I’m going to show you different buttons - for the first you will need clear buttons, paper scraps and Glossy Accents adhesive.
Just drop a dab of glue (smaller than a dime) on your paper and firmly press your clear button right on top. Some of you probably already know this trick, but I always love how fresh it looks with new patterned paper styles.
After the glue dries (it dries really clear), just trim around the edge with your scissors. Easy peasy.
For the second button style, punch same sized circles from thin chipboard and patterned paper. I used a 1” circle punch. Again, drop a dab of glue on the chipboard and adhere the patterned paper. Also, add some Glossy Accents to the top of the patterned paper for a pretty shine. Let dry and added your “buttonholes” with a paper piercer.
Here’s a card I created using both types of my DIY buttons. They add such a unique little flair to my creations.
Here’s a tag I whipped up using the chipboard button a little differently. I layered it with a brad and used it to fasten my tag. It almost looks like real wood, doesn’t it? Fun. Thanks for following along – try making your own custom buttons, it’s so much fun!
Pebbles supplies used:
Fresh Goods Front Desk (751187)
Fresh Goods Come Again (751191)
Fresh Goods Freshly Picked (751193)
Fresh Goods ABC Stickers (732075)
Fresh Goods Fabric Brads (744277)
New Addition It’s a Girl (751140)
New Addition Little Princess (751149)
New Addition Girl Ribbon (780010)
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