June 11, 2013

Tuesday Tips or Technques-Faux Buttons!

For today's Tuesday Tips or Techniques, I've had some requests asking me how I created the faux buttons on my granddaughter Kaitlynn's birthday invite from March of this year. Here was the original post showing you all the items I made for her birthday full of buttons: Kaitlynn's Lalaloopsy Birthday Party.

So here is a photo of the original invite with the faux buttons:

And here are the steps to creating these cool buttons!

Step 1:

I started out with a cardstock piece and cut one circle with the 1" Circle Punch. Set aside the circle cut-out and keep the cardstock piece with the hole.

Step 2:

Using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, center the hole by viewing it on the underside of the punch. In the "window" and cut. Cut one additional full circle with the same punch.

Step 3:

Using a Sponge Dauber, ink the ring that you cut out in Step 2. Ink both the inside and outside of the ring.

Step 4:

Glue the ring to the top of a full circle. In the photo above, you see one that has already been glued and one that I will be gluing.

Step 5:

Once your ring and full circle have been glued together, use the Sponge Dauber to lightly ink the center of the faux button. This adds shading and dimension to your faux button.

Step 6:

Using a hand-held 1/4" Circle Punch, punch 2 button holes for your faux button. Faux Button completed!

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  1. What a great tip!! Thank you for sharing! Gotta try this one asap!

  2. Too cute! Thanks Debbie.

    Ter ;)

  3. Another great idea!! Love this one immensely!!

  4. Thank you so much. I have customers who want thinner cards to mail but till want some look of layer. I think this will do the trick!

  5. You are so brilliant!!!! TFS cause I ♥ this idea, too!!!

  6. Cute idea! this will be on my inspiration blog post. thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Kim and thanks for the shout-out on your blog! Glad to see you back up and running!

  7. Thanks Debbie , I love the buttons. Rene from OZ xo

  8. Love this idea!
    I did a" cute as a button" baby shower a while ago and this would have come in so handy for some of the decor!
    I now have an easy way to make buttons for cards and scrapbooking instead of using the real thing!
    Thanks for sharing!


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