A while ago I bought a button maker. I love it! What I really like making are magnets. Find a cute paper, punch it out, put the parts in the machine and, bam, you have a cool magnet. I love my button maker so much, I just bought a second one. I have a one inch button maker and I am soon to have a one and a half inch button maker. I can’t wait to get it. Let me know if you need some cool magnets 🙂
Please don’t tell my husband that I will soon have another button maker. I told him I would clean up my craft room last year. Now I know that last year was really only a couple of weeks ago, but I am pretty sure I told him I would clean up my room last, last year; and it is still not clean. This is a problem, because I kind of said I would clean my room before I bought the bigger button maker. Well, I do have Monday off in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. So guess what I will be doing on Monday :-).
Here is my latest card. I used the button maker to make a cute flower magnet. Then I attached it to a card. So when I send the card, it is also a little gift. Pretty cool, right!
Yesterday I got a beautiful white box filled with fun. I ordered a button maker off of Easy from Button Boy Inc. This cool machine makes various types of buttons and badges, also known as flair. I was so excited that unpacked it before I did anything else. My box included the Tecre one inch button maker, a paper punch to get the graphics the right size and all the supplies to make 1000 flat backed buttons/badges. I was a bit disappointed because the box did not include the magnets I ordered. I sent off a quick email – so we will see how the customer service is at Button Boy.
I am still getting the hang of using the button maker, but the process is quite easy. Choose an image and punch it out. Try to get the main part of the image in the exact center of your circle. Then place a shell in the little well on the machine, cover with the graphic, add a thin mylar (plastic) sheet, turn and press. In the other well, add your back. This is the part that my magnets were needed. I bought magnets that can fit into the back. This way you have a magnet enclosed in your button instead of sticking out the back. I’ll have to let you know how it goes once I get the magnets. After you have pressed the graphic part, swivel the die around and press the back onto the first piece. And you are done! Quick and easy.
Once I get my magnets, I will add a blog with a picture.
In the meantime, I am still all about the cards-in-a-box. I made a birthday card and liked it so much, I made a second one with a different sentiment to send to my mother-in-law! This was made with Accucut dies and a couple of regular Bo Bunny buttons.