Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Custom Button...

Good morning all! It's tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo!! Every Wednesday one of the DT members create a tutorial and this week it's my turn! I love buttons...they are my favorite embellishment to add to projects!! So today I have decided to show you how to create a Custom Button...like on this fun St. Patty's day card!
Supplies needed: clear buttons, designer paper, Glossy accents, scissors, paper piercer and a nail file.
 
Steps: apply a small amount of Glossy accents to a clear button, lay the button on the dp and move it around a bit to make sure the button is completely covered with Glossy accents. If the paper starts to curl-weigh down the button with something...like a small acrylic block let the button dry completely.
Paper pierce through each of the button holes and cut the paper around the button as close as possible...and if you want the button to be extra smooth sand the edges down with a file
Now the button is ready to add to your project!
That's it! I hope you have enjoyed my very quick and easy tutorial! ...give it a try sometime! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
I would like to add my St. Patty's Day card to the following challenges:
Allsorts-Luck he Irish
Crafty Catz-yellow & green
Creative Card Crew-Green
Fairy Fun Fridays-It's my party/party theme
For Fun-a bit of the green
If The Shoe Fits-St. Patrick's Day
Scrappy Frogs-Good Luck

Sentimental Sundays-Let's go green!
Sisterhood of Crafters - St Patrick's Day
Stamp: Bugaboo Ruby March Other supplies: Copics, sewing machine,corner punch, CB Argyle ef and CB flower die

27 comments:

Crystal said...

HEHEHEH this is GREAT Tammy, LOVE the colors, and that sentiment is just PERFECT!!! Fabulous girl!! Hope you are having a GREAT week!

mamichelle said...

This is so cute! I forgot about those clear buttons. I need to pull them out again.

Stephanie said...

Fantastic, thanks for the tip.. Need to find me some clear buttons!

Rae Anne said...

Tammy A+, what a great tutorial! Buttons are so popular, but so darn expensive too, so this is a wonderful way to get a custom look! :D MWAH!

Lori said...

Love this, the perfectly matching colours and embellies, great job, thanks for joining the fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays, we're happy to have you take part in our Party theme!

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This is just too cute Tammy!! I am LOVING all of the greens and gingham here! :) Fabulous tut for the button too...I just love making these!! TFS! HUGS

Min said...

This is an awesome tutorial Tammy!! And your card, if just FABULOUS! Love the sentiment!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Pat said...

Thanks for an awesome idea Tammy! I am thinking more clear buttons need to be in my stash...

Sheila said...

Love your bright cards!!!

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood Crafters.
* Karla **

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tammy
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

cgl1539 said...

Love this, I have some clear buttons and now I know what I am going to do with them. I love how they coordinate with the papers, thats just really awesome, thank you so much!

Paula S. said...

Wow what a terrific tutorial Tammy! Your embellishments are always perfectly coordinated. Thanks for sharing this secret. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful and cheery!! I just love the green and yellow and your beautiful coloring!! Thanks for the how to also.
hugs,
Chris

Davi said...

Tammy this is tooo fun and such great stitching with the fun image. I do LOVE that checked button you made!

Mummylade said...

what a lovely project and clever idea with the button! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Marie said...

What a fun and cheerful card. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Cheryl said...

Such a fun card! I love the stitching! Thank you for joining our “Let’s Go Green” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

Gina said...

Very cute idea! I love ideas like this, great way to have matching items without spending a bunch of money. Super cute card!

Monique said...

What a fantastic St. Patrick's Day card.. Love the gingham paper and great tutorial!!! Love this!!

lesleyworth said...

oh how cute! love the button! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

phatelara said...

Hi! I came from Creative Card Crew's blog, just joined today for the first time. Love the card! Thanks for sharing the button tutorial! :)

Debbie, Crafty Heart

Tracey Brossart said...

Love Bugaboo stamps! Great job on the button and love the wonderful green color! Thanks for playing along with us a Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx
PFD/DT

Beverly Montez said...

This is SO CUTE! Made me laugh.
Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays.

scotspanda said...

what a gorgeous card, I love it :o) great gingham too

thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week at Allsorts

hugs

Amanda x

Cherie said...

Hi Tammy, Your card for our green challenge is perfect. I made a button like this for a DT card. Thank you for the tutorial and to use glossy accents. I used dries clear wet glue, but I will try the GA next time.
Thank you for choosing to play along with Creative Card Crew this week.
hugs cherie

Shauna K said...

such a great card! i super like flowers with the custom button- great idea hehe. thanks for joining us!!
- Shauna {The Sisterhood GDT}