I found these corduroy buttons in my "stash", you know you have one too, a stash that is! <grin>
I had received them from my upline at an event last year and never got them used before they retired. One of my favorite things that originally drew me to Stampin' Up! 10 years ago (I was a customer long before I was a demonstrator) was that everything was color coordinated. So since I no longer have the matching ribbon and paper and I tend not to use retired supplies in my business ;-) I didn't have a use for these buttons anymore.
Long before I stamped I used to sew. One thing I did was I made my own button for the kids clothes so they matched their little outfits. You would buy a blank and cover it with a circle of fabric. So why not cover these buttons I thought! I started by punching out a 1 3/8" circle of DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the large size button. Next I wanted the paper to be as thin as possible so since I have been playing around with the faux suede technique I thought I would try it with DSP. It worked!
Then I wanted to get it still as soft as possible so the paper would wrap smoothly around my button. So I covered it with the Tombo Mono Multi liquid Glue. It worked like a charm.
Here is what the button looks like after you wrap it...
And from the top it will look like this...
Now it's time to put it on a project. Well, I didn't get that far but I have used one in the center of a "sueded" flower. I punched the New Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch out of Melon Mambo and faux sueded it but only pulled the petals up leaving the center still intact. Very Cute!
I hope you enjoyed todays little tip and you will try it on your own projects soon.