Wednesday, May 15, 2013

i-Top Feature Week - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of our i-Top Feature Week.

Today a few of our designers are going to share projects with you using the i-top Buttons and Badges.
The Badges come in a variety of sizes ranging from 16mm, 22mm,  28mm to 34mm)

The Buttons also come in a variety of sizes (16mm, 22mm, 28mm and 34mm)
When creating the largest size of these you will also need to use the Extra Large Head Set (34mm)
... and the Extra Large Paper Punch.

Let's see what our designers have created.

"Cheer" Badges

My son plays travel baseball around our county in a year-round under-8 league. We are often traveling to ball fields we aren't familiar with — what a great way to show "We're with Nate!" by wearing these pins. I love how easy it was to make them using the i-top and the extra large badges. I was able to make one for each of us that go to nearly every game.

Here's a few step-by-step photos of Diana's project.

1.  Gather supplies needed (i-top tool, badge daddies, punch, printed photos)

2.  Using the i-top punch, punch out the photos.

3.  Use the i-top tool and attach the punched out photo to the top of the badge daddy.

 4.  Now adhere the top of the badge daddy to the back of the badge daddy embellishment.

SUPPLIES: Imaginisce tools (i-top, extra large badges, extra large i-top punch), Imaginisce paper (Childhood Memories), white gel pen, corner rounder, small hole punch, The Twinery (stone)

"Appreciation badges"

With the school year winding down I was thinking of ways to thank the teachers and other volunteers who give up their free time for our youth; Scout leaders, coaches, religious education teachers, booster club organizers, etc...
THANK YOU for all you do!!  I have organized many volunteer appreciations through the years. These badges would be perfect to pin on the honorees.

Here is how you can print on the badges...
Create your text in a word processing program. Use a bold font so that it shows up better.
Print the text on a sheet of computer paper.
Punch out the badge top from your pattern paper.

Apply some removable glue tabs to the back of the pattern paper and adhere over your text.
If you hold the paper up to the light (looking at the backside) you'll be able to see to center it over the text.

Now run it through the printer again.

Imaginisce: Love You More: Patterned PaperChildhood Memories: Pattern Paper; I-Top, Large Badge Daddies
ScorepalQuick Quotes Powderpuff chalk ink in Blue Moon; lace, Helmar 450 Quick drying glue

Pretty Pins

One of my favorite accessories to an outfit is a pin!  I love to collect vintage pins of all kinds but with the i-Top I now love making my own pins!  I have a few to share with you today! 

My first pin started with a Large Badge Daddy which has a back like a traditional safety pin.  I cut out my green fabric for the top and stitched the pink felt heart on it along with a little other sticking for more color.  I covered the top of the Badge Daddy with the green fabric - this was so easy it just took one little squeeze!  I then put the back on and it was done!  I had this done in 10 minutes!  I am sporting it regularly the my petty pink scarf. 

The second pin started with a Small Badge Daddy.  Using my sizzix I cut out a few fabric flowers and layered them tougher.  I free cut the leaves and stitched them on the back side of the flower.  With the i-Top I  covered the Badge Daddy with blue fabric to be the center of my flower.  I then slipped the Badge Daddy through the center of my flower and pinned it on my spring coat!  

Supplies: Imaginisce: Badge Daddy (large & small); 
Other:felt (green, pink), fabric, Sizzix die-cut machine


Would you like a chance to play with the i-top tool?
All you have to do is leave a comment on each post this week.

Today we'd like to hear about what you would create using the Badge/Button accessories.

We will have a random draw at the end of the week and ONE lucky person will win an i-top tool & some select accessories to go along with it.
(Winner will be announced Fri., May 17th)


Join us again tomorrow for more i-top inspiration!!


Unknown said...

I would create badges for my daughter's dance class and buttons for my son's soccer team!

Holly and little people said...

I would love to make some special buttons that coordinate with my daughters dresses, sometimes that's the hardest thing to find-the right button!

sharon g said...

I'd like to make some of those embroidered pins. ADORABLE!

Amy Martin said...

Wonderful projects ladies. I would make buttons for my cards and layouts. I am also loving the idea of the kids pic's on them and making them so you can attach them to your shirt, hat, or anything else desired. Thank for the chance. I would love to try this out.

Natasha G.P. said...

I would like to make some buttons and brads. They are so cute!

Romy said...

Wow, these badges are all fabulous! I would love to make a graduation badge for my brothers, who are in their final year of high school now.

cghundley said...

I think that making
family tags for a reunion
would be fun to use the
badges for.
Carla from Utah

Kelly Massman said...

Such cute ideas. I'd probably just have to copy some of the great ideas on your blog! TFS!

Sue D said...

I would create some pretty pins.

Unknown said...

I would love to make some pins for my family reunion members with their names.

SeaTF said...

I would love to make buttons for my son's 4th birthday party. Last year I just made stickers so this would be so much better!

Michelle said...

I would make buttons to go with my daughter's outfits. She always accessorizes!

Jean Bullock said...

I would use the buttons for cards and I would create badges for my students.


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