Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Your Own Buttons with Spellbinders

Here is a card I made using my new buttons.  I was wanting some buttons, so I started playing with my Spellbinders Wizard and Die Templates.  In a few easy steps you can make your own buttons in many shapes and sizes.

First cut your fabric (or ribbon/paper) with Classic Heart S4-136, die#2, make 3.  Then cut cereal box cardboard with Classic Heart S4-136, die#1, make 3.  Then cut cardstock (or soda can, plastic, ect.) from Classic Scalloped Heart S4-137, die#1, make 3.  This is for the backing of the button.

Run fabric and cardboard cutouts through Xyron.  Add mounting foam to cardboard.  Trim in shape of die.  Peel off paper.
Place cardboard heart in center of fabric heart.  Sticky sides together.  Peel mounting foam backing off.  Stretch fabric around heart.  Press into sticky back.  If you have extra fabric sticking up, trim off so backing will lay smooth.
Flip over hearts and adhere to Scalloped Heart Cutouts.  Your buttons are complete.
You can see how the finished button looks.  I made many shapes of buttons.  Square, Circle, Octagon, ect.  Try all the shapes.  A few tips.  If using cardstock, you need to cut tiny triangles at any folding spot, so the paper folds over smoothly.  Fabric and ribbon give without this step.


  1. How incredibly creative! Wonderful technique Mary, great job!

  2. you are the Queen of fab inventions - WOW! Thanks for this awesome tip.

  3. Great tutorial. Your card is adorable!

  4. Mary! Love the technique and loved how the heart buttons turned stinkin' cute! TFS!! xo

  5. Awwwwwww!! Super cute girlfriend! I love these. I hope you are feeling better. We miss you. ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))

  6. What an awesome idea. I love the look of your heart buttons. Great instructions too!

  7. Awesome idea!!! I am definately going to try this.

  8. Ooooh I love this idea Mary - I've just found your blog ..... (via Spellbinders) I love your tutorials and ideas. I will keep visiting!!