Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hey Girlfriend!....bling up your cardstock buttons tutorial

Hey Girlfriend!  Yes you, I'm talking to you :)  If it's been a while since you dropped your best-y a note, this card may just inspire you to say "hello, friend". 

 And Want2Scrap has THE best bling in town to jazz up your handmade items like cards,

vintage photographs, and

handmade cardstock buttons!  I was able to make a coordinating cardstock button using black cardstock, a piece of designer paper from the Graphic45 On the Boardwalk collection and Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Gold Rhinestones.  Check out the following tutorial to see how I did it....

I began by gathering the basic supplies for constructing the cardstock button.  I found that the Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Gold Rhinestones also can work with my set of  Spellbinders S4-114 Standard Circles Large dies.  Also needed are a liquid glue like Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesivesand a  glossy top coat glue like glossy accents.

 I first die cut three circles from the second smallest circle die in the set.  I then precut two of the smallest circles in the set and tape positioned the second smallest circle die so that I could create two rings from the black cardstock.

 In addition, if you want a designer paper insert, die cut one circle in the desired color/pattern.  Before gluing your layers together, you should have the following items at hand as shown above.  Glue in order from left to right top to bottom.

At this point, the three black cardstock circles have been glued together with Zip Dry.  Next comes the designer paper circle, and finally, if desired, adhere the two black cardstock rings as the top layer.

If needed ink the edges of the paper button stack.

Mark with a pencil spots where you want your button holes and punch with a tool like the crop-o-dile.

Cover the button with glossy accents and let dry (at least one hour).

Once the glossy accents is dry, hold your sheet of Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Gold Rhinestones over the button to see where you will apply the chosen ring of bling.

Carefully place your Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Gold Rhinestones on the top black ring of the button for that ultimate finished look.

Check out the dimension on this button...looks like the real deal right?
In fact, here is my handmade cardstock button next to a "real deal"...a button from my personal stash and the inspiration piece for this project.  Thanks for stopping by today and I can't wait to see how you use Nestabling to take your handmade embellishments to the next level.

Want2Scrap™ Products Used:

Cross Promotional Partner Products Used:
Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
Graphic45-On the Boardwalk collection

Miscellaneous Products Used:
Ranger Glossy Accents
Vintage Seam binding
Cardstock Papertrey Ink
True Type Font - Typewriter
Ink from Papertrey Ink


  1. Wow.. what a great tutorial..... Now it's time for me to create mine LOL
    Have a great Thursday ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~

  2. Great project! So loving this! Just love the graphic 45 too!

  3. Very clever and a nice touch to any project.
    I like it and will give it a try.

  4. Dana, your tutorial is Fantastic!!I love how you created the button and added the bling!! In the side by side picture you can't tell which one is the real vintage button--LOVE it!! Love the Graphic 45 paper!



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