How to Make Designer Buttons With Stampin' Up Crystal Effects

Hi Everyone! Today is my first Technique Thursday of the new year. I'm going to show you how to make designer buttons to match your card, scrapbook page, or papercraft project. This comes in handy when there are not buttons to purchase or you are working on something last minute and don't have time to go shopping. If you would like to purchase the materials to make this project click here. Enjoy!

1. You will need Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Sending Love Speciality Paper Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pretty In Pink Classic Ink Pad, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad, 2 buttons in the sizes of your circle punches, sponge dauber, Crystal Effects.

2. Use your 1" punch to punch out a circle from the Sending Love Speciality Paper.

3. Use your 3/4" punch to punch a circle from the Chocolate Chip Cardstock.

4. Punch 3 1" circles from the Whisper White Cardstock, then punch 3 3/4" circles from the Whisper White Cardstock as well.

5. Use adhesive to attach each circle on top of the other.

6. Use adhesive to attach the Sending Love Speciality Paper circle to the 1' stack and use adhesive to attach the Chocolate Chip circle to the 3/4" stack.

7. Take a sponge dauber and apply Pretty in Pink classic ink to the edges of the Sending Love Speciality paper circle stack. Then use the sponge dauber to apply Chocolate Chip classic ink to the edges of the Chocolate chip circle stack.

8. Use a paper piercer and the correct button size for each circle stack to make holes for your designer button.
9. Apply Crystal Effects on top of each designer button and let them dry. ( Drying time depends on how much Crystal Effects you applied).
10. Use your designer buttons on your project!


  1. GREAT idea and technique...thanks for sharing!


  2. i wish i had all the time in the world!! love this!

  3. Thank you for your kind words Ginny! I try to make time to paper craft whenever I can.


Thank you for your kind words!

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