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Monday, February 18, 2013

i-top Button Feature - Day 1


Have you ever wondered how to use buttons on your projects? Where to place them  & how to use them?
Did you know that you can make buttons using the Imaginisce i-top tool and our Button Daddies? Well you can and it so easy & so much fun.

Our Design Team has been busy working on projects to showcase the i-top tool and the Button Daddies. You will definitely find a lot of inspiration over the next week!
Today we have designers, Jodi & Guiseppa sharing their talents with us.

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Girl's Headband

I love the versatility of Imaginisce products.  I especially love the I-Top and how many things you can create with this wonderful tool.  I decided to make a fabric headband.   I covered the Button Daddies in fabric and sewed them onto these fabric roses I made.  I then stitched the fabric flowers onto the headband.  Super easy and super cute!  A fun way to make a custom headband and isn't my model so adorable?




Imaginisce Supplies: I-Top, I-Bond, 22mm Button Daddies and 16mm Button Daddies
Other Supplies: fabric and elastic headband




"Cute, Cute, Cute, as a Button!"

I absolutely love using buttons on all my layouts, and the fun thing about Imaginisce i-top is you can make your buttons! I immediately wanted to showcase the full potential of this awesome tool on my layout, and show different ways to make your buttons unique!  I first used the i-top to create a cute button of my daughter's face- I thought this was perfect, and tied in with the title of the layout nicely! Secondly, I am a sucker for twine- and thought wouldn't a twine button be neat on a layout! I played with a couple of ideas and came up with cute paper and twine buttons! You can learn to make them too, with a few easy steps. Lastly I wanted to use smaller buttons as part of my scalloped border at the bottom of my layout. I used the same patterned paper as the background sheet to give the border some dimension.

  


Imaginisce Products: Childhood Memories Paper, Childhood Memories Sticker sheets- Just be little & ABC Stickers, Small Button Daddies, Large Button Daddies, Paper Punches- Small and Large, i-top tool.
Other Products Used: Twine from the Twinery, Silhouette SD, Bazzill Cardstock, Martha Stewart Heart Punch


Here's a brief tutorial on how Jodi created the buttons on her adorable layout.

Step One: Gather your supplies:  i-top tool,  Paper Punches (I used the Large Punch), Twine and Tape.



Step Two:  Turn the punched out piece to the side that you do not wish to see on your button and adhere the twine with tape.


Step Three:  Begin to wrap the twine around each groove as shown. Work in one direction.



Step Four:  Continue until all grooves have twine wrapped around them. Use tape to secure final piece.



Step Five: Use i-top as usual to create a fun new button! Also- don’t forget you can use photos as buttons too, as I did on my layout.



So ... are the wheels turning with ideas of what you could create using the i-top tool & buttons? 
Well, maybe a GIVEAWAY would help.

We'd love to hear what you would create using the i-top tool and some accessories.  
Just leave us a comment about what you'd create and you'll be automatically entered into the random drawing for an ...

i-top tool package!
(winner will be announced Fri., March 1st)

90 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome ladies!!

Onehappyscrapper said...

Great ideas!! I have a wedding shower coming up to make decorations for. I think this would be great to make some photo buttons of the couple with!

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Caryn S said...

Oddly enough, I have several i-Top accessories but no i-Top tool! I not only papercraft but sew and have used button-covering tools before but this one looks like the best I have seen. I would absolutely not only make covered buttons for sewing projects, but also make my own flair and hair bows for my girls...there's so much!

Rose S said...

What a nifty tool. I have always just used markers or tapes to customize my buttons but this takes it to a new level.

Margie said...

I would love to make my own buttons!

Iris said...

I'd use the buttons as flower centers on my cards and layouts. Iris

TeacherMom said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE i-top!! I like to use them as buttons and I also like to use the punched out pieces as flowers. Layer them up and they look beautiful.

Gisèle said...

great use of Itop:)

Holly and little people said...

I would love to make some buttons for dresses and some extras for their layouts that showcase the dresses.

Jo said...

I would use the buttons as centers for flowers that I make!

Jackie Plank said...

I would make buttons for my layouts and cards. This looks like the ideal tool for my craft room.

Sue D said...

I would like to make hair barrettes/headbands for my granddaughters.

Sharon said...

I have a friend who is going to get married in a couple of months. The little flower girls would look adorable with these headbands. What a fun product.

Fabrizio Martellucci said...

I so neeeed the i-top, I have the i-rock and the ribbon cutter but I would use it to coordinate all the tags I like using on my cards with the proper brad without having to fumble to find a matching coloured one. I've also shared your competition on Facebook :) good luck everyone ! X Fab

Angela James said...

I'd take pictures of my family and put them on buttons! I'd add them to bracelets, centers to flowers, on clothing, on my purse, cards...! I'd put them everywhere!

Gail said...

Great projects!
I would use this to create one of a kind cards & scrapbook pages!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Awesome ladies. I have been coveting a iTop for several years now. I love buttons on my layouts but don't always have the perfect one, this way I can customize the way I like.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Two Dollars said...

this looks like a lot of fun!

-Stefanie
facebook.com/DingoDesigns

PamSpradlin said...

Well the first thing I woud like to try is what Jodi did with the baker's twine on her buttons. That is adorable. And an easy way to make the lines even and straight. I use buttons on about 90% of my layouts, cards or projects.

Lacey said...

Great projects!! I've been eying this tool lately, but haven't taken the plunge yet. It looks like it can create so many custom items to make every project!

SeaTF said...

What great ideas. I would love to make some custom buttons to make bookmarks.

Judy Webb said...

I live next door to a quilter. Can you imagine all the beautiful colored fabric I have access too!! Would love to win.

MaryJo said...

Would love to create with this...looks like fun!

Katie said...

I've been intrigued with this tool for a long time and can think of so many ways I could use the buttons...layouts, accessories and even on my quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

I've just started making fabric bows/flowers for headbands...love how you did yours...that's what I would totally use mine for!

Gina said...

Let's see, my head is spinning with ideas, lol!....flower centers, magnets for my magnetic board, oooh a photo frame(adding pictures to the brads and gluing them to the edges of a piece of chipboard shaped as a frame), broaches,rings,drawer pulls on a kitchen matchbox, to attach handles to party favor baskets, wheels for cars on layouts, add to clothespins (that are all the rage right now) ok I think I could go on and on, lol...it would be fun trying them all out! Thanks for the chance.

*gina*

Kris said...

Great ideas. I would make decorations for a b-day party and brads for my smash book.

Kristin said...

Definitely would make some button earrings =)

Amy said...

My cousin is having her first baby and the shower theme us "cute as a button" so I would definitely use it to decorate a banner for her shower! And of course use it on my own cards and banners and maybe some hair accessories for my daughter!

Darlene said...

I would make magnets for my fridge, and headbands with flowers for my little girl. And then, I would make buttons for layouts and cards.

mootseeka said...

i would make a topiary with pictures of the great grandkids for my mom. i have none of these lovely tools thanks for the chance to win.

mootseeka said...

i would make a topiary with pictures of the great grandkids for my mom. i have none of these lovely tools thanks for the chance to win.

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

I fancy image transfering the family's close up portraits to cnvas then making buttons for each person. Maybe arrange them on a cushion, maybe use them for place settings for a family meal and keepsakes for all

RaNae Ellett said...

I would design coordinating buttons to match my layouts, creative vintage looking buttons for my mixed media projects and the many journals I make. I can hardly wait......what an opportunity.....Thank you!!

Barb said...

Oh the possibilities! I would create so many cute buttons from all the scrap fabric I have left over from quilting!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love making the brads w/ the itop I'm sure I'd love to make buttons too. Love putting buttons on my layouts.

Thanks -

Terri

Jennifer Earley said...

Such possibilities with this tool! Never for a loss or not being able to match your projects colors or theme!

Anita Braddock said...

How super Awesome is this I would make some flower's for the hair. or add to my cards. so many ideas with this tool thanks for the chance to win.

Choka said...

oh this is a great tool - i have been making flowers to turn into lapel badges and beret decorations and have been trying to cover old buttons with fabric and glue and stitching and basically getting very messy. this would solve all my problems. Another idea would be to use it as the closure for the fabric mini albums I'm making for family members this year.

Mélanie Allard said...

I have some ideas to do with this tool that I don't have... so thanks for the chance to win it!

sharon g said...

I've wanted one of these since the first time I saw it online. I am just amazed by products that allow me to personalize my embellishments! I would like to make brads for cards. I love to make cards.

Teresa said...

Would love to win. I would love to use this to make my daughter some pretty headbands! And probably use in my card making and scrapboking.

Laney's Legacy's said...

Love your idea it would be great to use for my daughters wedding later this use. TFS

later tater
laney

Jill said...

Love love Love i-top!!!!! Buttons buttons!! How yummy!! I would use some for the center of the flowers I make for my girls hair, some on cards, and a lot on scrapbook pages!! Oh the possiblities!!! Oh how about using one on a note book/journal with ribbon to keep it closed.

Sylvia said...

Hi!! I would love to have one!!! My niece is having a baby(later this year) and wants me to make all the decorations and party favors for her shower. I would like to make the theme "Cute as a button"!!! The i-top tool would work so awesome!!!
I would also use it in my scrapbooking and sooooo many other craft projects!!!! Hope I win!!!
Endless possiblilites!!!

Julie--but you can call me Julz! said...

I would love to use it for cardmaking!

Natasha G.P. said...

I would like to make some buttons or brads to put on my homemade cards. They would be wonderful.

Kathy said...

My grand daughter and I would make all sorts of accessories for her and her monster high dolls!

Aly said...

I would love to use this to make my own Flair for scrapbook layouts as well as making them into thumbtacks for my idea board that I am working on! Thank you for the Chance to win! Aly :)

Yvonne said...

Great ideas! would love to have one!

Ladybug68 said...

What a neat tool!! I would create all kinds of cute buttons with that!!

Texas Cattlewoman said...

I watched Imaginisce's You Tube video last month after looking closely at the amazing job the design team did making brads! I love all types of brads and now it's so cool I could make a button or flair with the i-Top. Been on my wish list for a month now!

Michelle Jadaa said...

Buttons and flower centers for cards and even hair accessories.

Wendy said...

Love these projects! And I'd love to put some of these buttons on my scrapbook layouts and cards.

lynaeve said...

I would make fabric tags with this. thanks for the chance!

Barbara H said...

I do not own this tool but after seeing the wonderful projects I know I could put it to good use.

Susan said...

I would use in scrapbooking and card making...and maybe some jewelry. Thanks for chance to win.

quiltma said...

I would use them to make cards, jewelry, flowers on my quilting projects.... I would use them for everything.

joy said...

I saw a tutorial on how to use an I-top to make cute pierced earrings to match any outfit and now I want one sooooooo... bad! THank you for the opportunity to win one.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Fun projects - so many great ideas. I think, I'd make buttons from dress material and use it on the layouts with those pics

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

I'm currently making crochet flowers as embellishments. If I win this i-top I would make buttons to add to my crochet projects.

♥Luanne

Suzuki said...

I would love to add "pop" to my cards....thanks for the chance!!!!

Katie Bolinger said...

I would be a flair making fool. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome tool.

Madame Doudou said...

I would make buttons for my craft projects but especially for scrapbooking. Thanks for the chance. Hugs, Susie.

walkinonsonshine said...

Ooo..I can see this being used for cards, scrapbooking and any assorted craft projects. Thank you for offering the giveaway!

Robin B. said...

Love the projects, I would use it to make buttons for layouts and cards.

Design Originals by KC said...

So many great ideas... the punches really rock with it too! Thanks for a chance to win one! I have to use my bffs all the time :) Kathi

Elizabeth Glass said...

This must be where the "cute as a button" phrase was coined from!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

these are awesome!

scrappin2babygirls said...

I'd make hair pretties for my girls i'd use buttons on cards and layouts and minis all sorts of fun stuff.. thanks for the chance to win
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Pepper said...

OH! This gives me so many ideas! I would love to accent my scrapbook pages and cards, but could also totally see using it to make jewelry, especially earrings!

Jenn said...

I love the idea of using photos for the buttons.

Carla said...

This is a way cool way to use the
twine and I-topper! Thanks for the
idea.
Carla from Utah

PattiM said...

Great projects. Just the idea of being able to customize your own button is awesome.. Add some glossy accents and it resembles flair..

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Jana Marie said...

I love the effect with the thread on the buttons!! Super cute. Thanks for sharing!! I cannot stop thinking of all the possibilities with this tool!!

Donette said...

Mind is flooded with ideas. Button magnets, hair bows, LOs. Endless ideas.

Kelly Massman said...

these are all fabulous ideas; i'd definitely use them on layouts but would maybe add some cute ones to clothing or headbands... thanks for a chance to win!

Lali and Daisy said...

Wow this is such a cool giveaway!!!
I want one of these so bad. I would love it for my scrapbook embelishments. I also have two daughters that are always looking for new projects, and one of their favorites is making flowers. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

Elizabeth Tuggle said...

It would be used for hair flowers (the middle) among other things thanks for a chance at a great giveaway :)

Rhonda Miller said...

These are such fun projects.

cstaat said...

Oh wow the uses are endless. Crafting, sewing, and home decor. I love it!

Mihaela Lazar- hand-made with love said...

I would love to make my own buttons.

Brenda Burke said...

Look's like fun! I would love to have one!! :)

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I would create frames and add buttons. Put buttons on my cards and every other project I create. I would become button happy for sure.

Jean Bullock said...

I would love to create pretty headbands for my granddaughters.

Susan said...

I'd love to create buttons with magnets on the back for an inspiration board.

dawn merkel said...

Love to use them on scrapbook pages - there are so many possibilities - what an awesome tool.

SuzieJ said...

I'd love to make the flowers and use them on little girl bracelets or headbands. Clever

littlen said...

cute projects. ideas for using this tool are endless.

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