Thursday, July 29, 2010

**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**

Hi and Welcome to the "Make Your Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza". This is being hosted by Designed 2 Delight Stamps group on Crafter's Digital Art Center.
My Tutorial is all about making your own buttons. If you have ever had trouble matching your buttons or just finding the right one for your card or layout...well here is the answer.
Step One:
Assemble all the materials you will need...

(you can use just about any punch or die cut that you want).

Step Two
Punch out (6) of the shapes you are using...

Step Three
Use a tacky quick dry glue and glue (5) of the shapes together. They should look like this:

Step Four:
With the last one of 6 shapes you can emboss it,stamp it or anything else you can think of...

Step Five:
Lightly sand all the edges with a sanding block or fine sandpaper until the edges are smooth and look rounded slightly. Next rub the edges lightly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink or any ink that you have.

Step Six:
You will need to mark the button where you need your holes. I used the SU paper piercing mat and a pencil to mark my holes and the used my Cropadile to make the holes. I have also used my Provo Craft punch tool for smaller holes.

The final result!!!

Here is another sample of buttons that I have made:

Here is my card with the button and the image you can get free:
Thanks for stopping by and now on with the show!!!

Hugs xxx

**Make-Your-Own Embellishments Blog Extravaganza**

The Designed2Delight Lead Designers have been busy!!
Follow all the links below to view 9 different tutorials for 9 different embellishments (on 8 diifferent blogs) that YOU can make YOURSELF!!

Don't forget to stop by the Designed2Delight Digital Stamps group on Crafter's Digital Art Center for the details AND a FREE Digital Stamp!!

Jane ~ Make Your Own Buttons Tutorial

Lola ~ Make Your Own Felt and Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Robin ~ Stitching with Beads Tutorial

Michelle ~ Ribbon Frame Tutorial


  1. Wonderful inspiring tutorial, thank you.
    Can't wait to see the rest of the DT's.

  2. what a great tutorial...well done Jane

  3. These are so cute Jane!! What a great idea! I am going to try this for sure!

  4. very cute! I love the textured button you made!

  5. Oh Jane! I love it!! Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Lori will just die! You are the answer to her button prayers! ;)

  6. Jane, What a great tutorial! I can't wait to try this.

  7. Brilliant Jane. Love the ability to make any color you need. I'm doing some of these for sure!

  8. Hi Jane... that is the CUTEST handmade button I've ever seen! OH, what a fun hop! I'm so excited to get to hopping. THanks so much for sharing your tutorial. I LOVE the fact that you can use DP to match your card! WHich BTW... your card is ADORABLE! =) THanks!

  9. So pretty! The embossing and distressed ink edges add so much to the DIY button! This is definitely the first of the CDAC tutorials I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Cool tutorial.. thanks for sharing :)

  11. Jane
    thank for show us how you do your button
    and like you card alot
    now i can do them my self
    thank again

  12. This is an AWESOME tutorial!! I have never seen this before, and LOVE it!! I'm so glad you shared a photo of another set of unique buttons you made--how inspiring!!

  13. Hi Jane
    great embellies, must have a look at the others

  14. your buttons are great!!! THanks for the fun tutorial!!!!

  15. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing this technique.


Thanks for all the sweet comments. I really appreciate them.