Saturday Tips – Paper Buttons

Welcome to Saturday Tips!  I think you’re really going to like the simplicity and versatility that this tip offers. 

This week I’ve used the sketch from the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge:

I love this sketch!  This is one I’ll be using again and again.  This one is easy to take in any direction, and I decided to take this one on a masculine side.  With a little Well Worn DSP, a masculine-looking greeting from Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set, and a lot of distressing, I think I hit my mark.

I love how distressed Soft Suede cardstock looks like real leather.  And what about those “buttons”? 

I have a real hang-up about buttons, bows, ribbons, etc., on men’s cards.  Anything too soft, shiny or cute seems to spoil the masculinity as far as I’m concerned.  These buttons are made from six layers of cardstock cut with the 3/4″ Circle Punch, stacked and glued.  I cut the ‘button holes’ with the Crop-a-Dile, and threaded thin, distressed strips of Soft Suede cardstock as the ‘leather laces’.  I think they work, don’t you?  It’s great to know that we can make buttons to match any project with cardstock or DSP.  Try this with your Boho Blossoms Punch for flower buttons, too! 

SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Soft Suede (115318), Cajun Craze (119684), Not Quite Navy (101722), Very Vanilla (101650) and Well Worn DSP (122359);  Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days (W115452 or C120000) and Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess – English W122615 or C122617, Spanish W124625 or C124627 or French W124535 or C124537);  Ink:  Soft Suede (115657) and Not Quite Navy (103008) Classic Stampin’ Pads and Soft Suede (102973) and Not Quite Navy (100059) Stampin’ Write Markers;  Tools:  Crop-a-Dile (108362), 3/4″ Circle Punch (119873),  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Color Spritzer Tool (107066);  Finishing Touch:  Metallic Brads (119741)


Crop-a-Dile:  One very cool tool!  Crop-a-Dile is all-in-one tool that punches holes, sets eyelets, and is portable! With 1/8″ and 3/16″ built-in hole punches, it silently and easily sets eyelets and snaps of both sizes—and there are no loose pieces to keep track of. The Crop-A-Dile also punches through chipboard, tin, and multiple paper layers with unexpected ease.


Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set is a fabulous set of Birthday greetings that will cover all your needs, from feminine to masculine, and all ages.  It contains 11 stamps, and even has one for that sometimes-necessary belated birthday!  This is a Hostess Set, specially priced and can be used with Hostess Dollars.


Did you know that you can earn Hostess Dollars with your online order?  CLICK HERE to learn more about the Hostess Rewards Program and how you can use it even with your online order!

And when you place your order, don’t forget that Designer Series Paper Collections are BUY THREE, GET ONE FREE until August 31st!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

I hope you’ve enjoy this week’s Saturday tips!






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  1. Michaeldymn

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  2. Lisa Martz

    Love your card. Great masculine card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  3. Mary Brown

    LOVE your colors, how you did your image and your paper buttons..WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Nance Leedy

    Cindy this is fabulous! Love your color combination and all the repeated circle elements are great. Can’t believe you made those buttons–how cool! I really love how the branches are stamped behind the vertical piece! So glad you could join us at CCMC this week!

  5. Debbie Henderson

    I agree, masculine cards are a bit harder to embellish. Great buttons and wonderful distressing. Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  6. Deb

    This is fantastic! I love all the distressing and the colors! And the paper buttons are too clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Connie Babbert

    Wonderful masculine card…love those buttons! Thanks for the tip! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Carrie Gaskin

    What great buttons! I love how they look and I’m so happy that you shared how you made them. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

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