Tuesday, February 26, 2013

i-top Button Feature - Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of our i-top Button feature!!!
Weren't those awesome projects yesterday?  My kids would love those Minecraft hats too!

Well we're not stopping yet. We've still got a few more days left to share some more amazing creations with you. PLUS we've got a super fun GIVEAWAY happening. And if you've missed yesterday's post and last week's posts then you can read about at the end of the post!


"Might As Well Play"

I was super excited to use these photos and these papers together as they seemed as though they were made for each other.  Then, I also got to use my iTop and button daddies for the first time.  It was addicting to make my own dimensional embellishments!  I loved using the paper punch to create an embellishment -- it really added a bit of fun and whimsy to my page.

Supplies: Patterned paper and stickers: Childhood Memories, small paper punch, small button daddies.

"Welcome Easter" Wreath

I LOVE the i-Top tool so I was excited to hear we were suppose to create a button project using it. I finally decided on an Easter Wreath that I could hang on my door. I have seen lots of these tulle wreaths being made around Halloween and knew I wanted to try to make one. It you can tie your shoes, you can make this wreath. Yes it is that easy, and Imaginisce tools can make it even easier for you!

You will need a small styrofoam wreath (mine was 10" in diameter. It will look bigger once the tulle is tied on)
2 yards of tulle
Easter picks
yellow and orange spray inks
i-Top and medium buttons

1. Cut the tulle into 6" wide strips. Then cut the strips into 12" lengths. I used my Imaginisce CutBright Rotary Cutter and CutRight Acrylic Ruler to cut my strips in no time at all.

2. Fold the strips in half lengthwise, and then fold in half again. (Your strip is now 1 1/2" x 12") Tie around wreath using any knot you want. Tie the other strips on in the same way, pushing the strips together on the wreath until you are happy with its fullness.

3. Now we are ready to decorate it. I wanted to repurpose these flowers, so we are going to cut the stems off and pull them apart. This way we can use an i-top button in the middle and make attaching the flowers to the wreath a breeze.

4. I love the nubby texture of canvas and thought it would work great as the center of my flowers. Using the medium i-top template, I traced the shape and cut it out. I was concerned that it might be too bulky if I had just cut a circle. 

5. Now we can dye the canvas using our yellow spray ink. My ink unfortunately is clogged, so I placed my canvas pieces in an embossing tray, and dab on the ink with the plastic tube from the ink bottle. Then I wanted to add some orange ink just around the edges. I find this method less messy then spraying when I want total coverage.

6. When the canvas is dry, you can use the i-Top tool to cover the medium buttons.

7. If your flowers do not have a hole in them, we are going to punch one. Don't worry, Imaginisce has a tool for that too, the i-Punch! What I love about the i-Punch is that it has different hole size punches all on the same tool, and you don't need separate tools for different size holes.

8. We are ready to attach our flowers to the wreath. Cut a length of wire that is long enough to wrap around the wreath. Thread the wire through the hole from the bottom of the flower, through the shank of the button and back down the hole. 

9. Slide the tulle apart and wrap the wire around to the back side of the wreath. Twist the wire tight. Then I poked the ends of the wire into the styrofoam wreath to keep them from ripping the tulle. Slide the tulle back over the wire.

10. After the flowers are attached, add a bow using a length of wire too. If you are making your own bow - Imaginisce has a tool for cutting the ribbon! I used the i_Magicut Ribbon cutter on the ends of my bow, even though this ribbon is edged with wire. It doesn't cut the wire in the ribbon, but it will cut the ribbon and seal the edges. I then cut the wire with my scissors. If your ribbon is wrinkled, the i-Rock Mini Iron is perfect for ironing that ribbon. I love that it is small enough to take with me on crops!

11. Add a few Easter picks and your wreath is complete.

Imaginisce: i-Top and Medium Buttons, CutBright Rotary Cutter, CutRight Acrylic Ruler, i-Punch, i-Rock Mini Iron, i-Magicut Ribbon Cutter
Celebrate It: wired ribbon, 2 yards tulle, Prima mist-able canvas sheet, flowers, Easter picks, wire, Floracraft10" styrofoam wreath, October Afternoon Sprinklers in Lemon Drop and Comet Tail


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)


Anita Braddock said...

Wow super cute love the Ideas and the Flowers in the wreathe is Beautiful. thanks for sharing

Karen McPherson said...

This past summer while on vacation I saw these beautiful necklaces that had interchangeable pendants. As a first of many projects I would use this tool to recreate this idea.

Margie said...

Wonderful scrapbook page and a very pretty springy wreath!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome work today ladies!!

Caryn S said...

Fantastic projects! Love the Eastertime wreath.

Anonymous said...

I don't have one so I think I would play around with it if I won one and see what I could create. Definitely would recreate some of the awesome things these ladies created! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Iris said...

What a cute Easter wreath. The I-top buttons make great flower centers. Iris

Alina said...

wonderful project! I would love to own one of these tools! Great usage!

Robin B. said...

What an adorable wreath, I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love these projects ladies!

Scrapycandy said...

A wreath with flowers like this is exactly what I would do with this tool. Gorgeous!

donlambson said...

so Fresh and welcoming of Spring.

Just what we need on our door!
great inspiration for i-top buttons and even the i-punch!

Romy said...

Oh, this looks amazing! So fresh and pretty!

Carol said...

I would make some buttons to match my cards and scrap layouts.

Carol B

Amy Martin said...

These are adorable. I would love to make my own buttons for my cards and for the pillows my daughter is making.

cghundley said...

Way cute! Loved the wreath.
I'd like to make some buttons up for our family reunion this summer.
Carla from Utah

Lucy Newton said...

Great projects! I would love to use it for girld headbands, accesories and flowers centers!!!

Kelly Massman said...

more cute ideas!!! i'd use it for buttons for scrapbook layouts and cards! Thanks!

Sue D said...

Great projects--I am inspired to make flowers for a wreath!

katemade designs said...

Love the Wreath. Great ideas for using the i-Top

sharon g said...

I LOVE THE FLOWER THAT YOU MADE FOR THE WREATH. The flower was cute, but the new middle made it great!

scrappin2babygirls said...

awesome projects loved the wreath tfs

Natasha G.P. said...

The flowers look so neat---I'd like to be able to use this tool to make brads for my homemade cards. It would be heavenly.

Kim M said...

Loving all the different ideas we are seeing each day on uses for the i-top.

littlen said...

beautiful wreath. tfs.

Jana Marie said...

Oh my goodness, the wreath is so adorable!! I really want to try to make one of those now!!

Teresa said...

love your wreath, the flowers are so cute!

Summer Braxton said...

so clever... thanks for the inspiration


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