Thursday, April 26, 2012

Embellees Embellishments - Covered Buttons

In our recent Workshop 'Papers, Punches and Photos' we had a lot of fun introducing our Workshop Lovelies to the art of making their own covered buttons to use on their layouts. 

We made three buttons on the day in different sizes that worked with our layouts. 

Here you can see the lovely yellow and white spot button used as the centre of our 'pinwheel embellishment' on the Rainbow Layout by our DT Member Natalie Bright.

Another sample is shown here on our Butterfly Layout added to a crochet doily that Lizzie had tinted with distress inks as part this embellishment cluster.

We love being able to introduce handmade embellishments (or Embellees as our name suggests) to our Workshops.

While it is easy to buy co-ordinating embellishments with most scrapbooking papers, it is always rewarding to use new ideas, techniques and more importantly your 'stash' to make your own.

For many years (Lizzie) has been making her own covered buttons when sewing and she then continued to add these to her layouts. 

It was great to find new tools that made this so much easier and cost effective.  We purchased our tools from an Oz Company by the name of:  Pack It In 

This great little company has good prices, quick purchase options and fabulous customer service.  We found them via their Facebook Page, which led us to their products on Ebay.

Here are some links to these sites:

Facebook Page:!/packitin


To get yourself started you will need to:
  • Purchase a template/kit that matches size of button (one-off purchase)
  • Purchase a supply of buttons (we used the flat backs and sizes 19mm, 28mm & 38mm)
  • There is a very easy tutorial included on the FB page that helped us get going very quickly and is supplied with your template purchase
We look forward to showing you many more ways in which we intend to use these  'embellees' in our future projects.

Lisa and Lizzie

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