Hi Crafty Friends!
For today’s projects, I have birthday cards using buttons I created using the Button Press. I absolutely love how easy it is to make my own buttons to use on various projects! I am so excited to show you what I have come up with! Let’s take a look!
You can make 3 different size buttons with this tool. For my project I decided to use the medium size and it fits an A2 size card perfectly.
I followed tips from the We R Memory keepers instagram IGTV account, make sure you check it out they have great videos that will help you in using this tool!
I started with attaching the top cutting inserts to the top housing then I placed the base cutting insert into the base housing. I then used the medium size cutting dies to cut the circle and made sure that the design was centered by using the guides from the die itself.
Once I cut the circle, I replaced the cutting inserts with the top and base inserts. I made sure that both inserts are in position A aligning with arrows on the housing.
I placed the button shell upright unto the base insert then, I layered the cut paper design over the button shell using the pin line as a guide to make sure it lines up properly. The last layer is the mylar to give my button a glossy finish.
Let’s make the button! I swiveled the base housing into place right under the upper housing. Next, press handle. It will look like your button vanished but no need to panic! It’s part of the process!
Now, swivel the housing back out and rotate the top AND bottom base to position B. Place the pin-back side down and aligned it parallel to the pin line. Swivel the base housing back under the top housing and click into place, press handle.
Let’s swivel the base housing back out to retrieve the button and ta-da! You did it!! Take your time doing this especially in the beginning but, once you get the hang out of it, I will warn you! It’s addicting!!
I added the buttons I created to my birthday cards using the new Jen Hadfield Collection – the avenue. I made paper rosettes and added the button right on top! It is the perfect size!
Supplies – Button Press , Jen Hadfield Collection ” The Avenue”