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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

i-top Button Feature - Day 3



Welcome back to our i-top Button Feature. 
We hope you're finding lots of ideas and gaining more ideas on how to use this awesome tool!

Today we have some more amazing projects with fabulous tutorials to share with you.
And remember ... check out our Design Team members blogs as they will often have more photos of their projects and tutorials on how they create their projects.
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Spring Button Bouquet

I have had a sweet little vase sitting on my desk for years just waiting for something to fill it with, so when I had the chance to create some buttons with my i-Top tool, I thought it would be fun to create a springtime button bouquet! 


I used the Medium Button Daddies and covered them with some bright, happy fabric. They were the perfect size and I changed them into "blooms" by threading some florist wire through each, which I wrapped in ribbon. They made just the right posies to brighten up my craft table!

#1: Making a covered button was so easy. First, I cut fabric into rough squares and got my Button Daddies ready.



#2: After placing the Button top into the i-Top, I centered the fabric square over it.



#3: Give it a good squeeze!



#4: Now the Button top is 'caught' inside the other side of the i-Top. Flip the whole thing over so that you can fold the edges of the fabric into the Button top.



#5: After the folding is finished.



#6: Flip the i-Top back over and put the Button bottom in place. One more squeeze!



#7: The finished Button!




Supplies used:
Tools & Accessories: (i-Top, Medium Button Daddies); Fibers: (green wired ribbon) Kate's Paperie; Other: (floral wire) Jo-Ann; Dies: Blossom Party Originals (Sizzix); Fabric: (Honeydew) Charms




I-Top Buttons / Coin Purse

I picked this coin purse up at Michaels about 6 months ago just knowing I loved it but had not idea how I wanted to embellishment.  Well, let me tell you I found the perfect way to decorate this with ease - the I-Top!  I dug into my fabric stash and found several coordinating fabrics to cover server different sized I-Top Buttons.  


The tracing templates that with each sized button made cutting the fabric so easy and then the button top and bottom went together perfectly, with no extra bit of fabric coming loose.  The I-Top is a must have for every crafter.

Once I covered all the bottoms I randomly sewed them on.  I wanted to add a little gift tag to this and the new Childhood Memories line has the same color tones as my fabric.  There you have it, my cute little coin purse ready for a special someone! 


Supplies:  Imaginisce - I-Top, I-Top Buttons sizes 16, 22, 34, 28,  Childhood Memories Paper and Stickers
Other :  Fabric Coin Purse, Adhesive, Thread



Don't forget about our Giveaway!
If you love to cover buttons then you will love this prize!


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)

30 comments:

Anita Braddock said...

What a super cool Idea would never have thought to do that. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Mary Pat Siehl said...

rockin' it ladies!!

Onehappyscrapper said...

Such cute flower bouquet! Thanks for spreading the love and creativity with all. There are so many possibilities!

Ladybug68 said...

I love that vace with button flowers!! Cute idea!

lynaeve said...

those are such cute flowers! i have never thought about that. I know what I will be doing soon.

Caryn S said...

Love the button flowers, the button covers are so well done and perfectly smooth. I wonder if I could do those old-fashioned button earrings? It would be so cute to make some that exactly match a favorite shirt.

Alina said...

I would love a tool like this! It would be very handy for my wedding gown! I am planning to order a custom made one by my mother and it will be very handy to help her dress the buttons!

Katie Bolinger said...

I used to cover buttons with cloth using a clunky system many many years ago. Gave it up as it was just too difficult. The I-top looks so much easier. Cute projects.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I think the flowers is my favorite project from the three days. If I had an i-top I would make flower centers as well as decorate my cards and paper projects. I love this idea and I am so glad you all are sharing these projects!!! I would never have known!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

fabulous idea and love the material used!

sharon g said...

The coin purse is adorable. I've been wanting to make one since I saw how in Mollie Makes magazine. Too cute. I would love to be able to make one of those, decorated with your tool!!!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

I would like to use your tool to make buttons for aprons for my friend's 3 girls.

Donette said...

Make custom buttons for clothes that match material clothes are made of

scrappin2babygirls said...

these are awesome projects i think id like to try the hair accessories for my lil girls if i won thanks for the chance
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kelly Massman said...

love the projects; i'd love to create some coordidnating buttons for clothes and scrapbook layouts!! TFS!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the idea of decorating a coin purse or a regular purse.

Carla said...

Okay these fabric buttons are so cute! I'll be scraplifting them for sure.
Carla from Utah

Romy said...

Wow, you nailed this! Fabulous work!

Robin B. said...

Cute projects! I would make buttons for layouts, cards and a mini album.

Rhonda Miller said...

Fantastic projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful projects. I love them. I would use these cute buttons on every project. Cards, layouts etc.

Jean Bullock said...

Love those button flowers!

Susan said...

I would love to create buttons to go with papercrafted cards.

Barbara said...

I live in Florida so I wear lots of sun hats, sun visors, and caps to protect my face from the sun, and they all need some cute decor to make them unique, and maybe even to match a beach bag or two or three! I am also an avid paper crafter with my 2 Silhouette digital cutters and would certainly love to jazz up my projects with this incredible tool! Then there are the cute headbands I could make for my first baby granddaughter, and buttons for some clothes....and, and....it goes on and on and on!

Teresa said...

love flowers are so pretty and the coin purse is the cutest! Thanks for the great projects!

Kim H said...

those flower buttons are adorable. and the coin purse is so cute. thanks for sharing and chance to win. I would create scrapbook pages for my baby girls album.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Love the flowers and I would love to make these!!

Summer Braxton said...

super cute flowers... thanks for sharing that great idea. I'd love to make some custom buttons for a few ome decor projects I'm working on.

Lucy Newton said...

What cute projects!

littlen said...

i think i'd like to try making buttons for sewing projects.

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