This handy little Button Maker will be a very useful gadget that will give me something different on all my cards from beautiful antique buttons to wooden ones.
And Buttons in many different shapes are especially good as cheap embellishments to any of your male cards instead of flowers that we like to add to girly cards.
If you enjoy adding buttons to your projects and can't find the matching shade that you need... then look no further than this handy little gadget.
This card has had some buttons added to the bottom of some pre printed paper made from Gingham and then threaded with velvet ribbon through the holes.
This handy little machine will give you what you want because it uses the same papers you have used to make your card.
And all you need are the tiny scraps that you would otherwise have added to the trash can
So another reason to throw nothing away... as if I needed a reason!!
I bought mine from Crafters Companion but I have had it for some time now, and you will find gadgets for different shaped buttons and lots of other embellishments too.
Stars, Hearts and others so there is sure to be something that suits your designs
All you need to do is open the lid, and slide the smallest piece of paper from your project to the base of the gadget.
Position the paper so that you can see the pattern.
You can place it exactly where you want the pattern to appear on the button.
Remove the white backing paper from one of the clear buttons that come with the kit, and add it, with the sticky side facing your paper, onto the little plastic insert with two prongs.
Place this, so that the sticky side is facing onto your paper scrap, in to the base, close the lid and press it down.
And then when you open it back up the button is coated with your paper and ready to be tipped out of the machine.
Thread some ribbon through the holes and add it to your cards .... or scrapbook pages for a really neat look.
I have added one to the top of the bow and the other to the centre of the flower petals.
A really neat way of embellishing your cards with this handy little inexpensive button maker