Make It Monday #54: Glitter Buttons

By February 20, 2012Make It Monday

Ashley Cannon Newell joins the Make It Monday Video Team this week. You'll love her take on creating your own glittered buttons. Click play to learn more:


Some close-ups of Ashley's project: 



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product, includes glittered buttons. 

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our —>InLinkz List HERE<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, February 27th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, February 27th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

 Editted to add the winner: Angela Person, #108, is our winner! Congrats Angela! Please send an email to customer service with your stamp set choice and mailing information.


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Join the discussion 29 Comments

  • 1
    Marlena M says:

    Thank you for showing us the many options we have to achieve glitter buttons, Ashley! The button trees are adorable.

  • 2
    Marybeth L. says:

    This is such a pretty project. I love the way the buttons look ! Your card is adorable,Ashley . I love the jar card you made too. TFS can’t wait to make something .

  • 3
    Kathy H says:

    Oh Ashley! That card is so pretty!! Love the second one you showed briefly. Now I I want Berry Sorbet twill ribbon (I wasn’t a fan til I saw your card) and I want the tree stamps as well as the Think Big Favorites!! Thank you for the enabling:)

  • 4
    Laura Bassen says:

    Fabulous video, Ashley!! Glitter buttons, bow tying and stamp positioning lessons, all in one! Fabulous!!!

  • 5
    Rebekka says:

    Gorgeous card and love the glitter buttons.

  • 6
    Cathy Weber says:

    Oh, Ashley, this was such fun to watch. Your card is so pretty and sparkly. I actually cringed when I saw you start to re-stamp that sentiment! First, I would have been so afraid to stamp a sentiment directly on the card in the first place after all that work. Mine would have been ruined, for sure, but then to re-stamp it? There is a reason you are on the DT! You are brave! Very fun video today.

  • 7
    Holly saveur says:

    Great card and video ..thank you Ashley!

  • 8
    Edna says:

    Love the glitter buttons, thx for the video!

  • 9
    Eileen M says:

    Love all the ideas here, and especially love the doily hills! I can do that!

  • 10
    janet wilson says:

    Very pretty, love the orientation of your sentiment!

  • 11
    Dee says:

    Thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial – I love trying new techniques and the glittered button put my card over the top with cuteness!

  • 12
    stamper in texas says:

    Love the tutorial. But the sound was odd – sounded like you voiced over but had some sounds that were out of context/order with what you said.

  • 13
    Terri Schenck says:

    Thanks for that tip with the positioning tool, that is really helpful!

  • 14
    Ree Donnelly says:

    Beautifully done project and video, Ashley!!! Your work is AMAZING!

  • 15

    These glitter buttons is way too cute! I never actually used glitters in my buttons. And I just thought, its so lame of me.LOL Anhyways, thanks for sharing this!

  • 16
    Riette says:

    Must one use PTI stamps?

  • 17
    Pendra says:

    Great cards, great video! Love to watch you work! I just about died when I saw you start to stamp your sentiment twice… ouchieeeee, I would have ruined it! Beautiful work!

  • 18
    Mandi G. says:

    Just wanted to say that I love your new packaging. Everything is useable and the new index labels actualy fit all the stamps. Everything is streamlined and beautiful. I can’t wait to get the DVD cases so I can start organizing. I am so glad you are switching to DVD cases I prefer them. Thank you agian for a wonderful product.

  • 19
    Carol W says:

    Great video, Ashley! Those sugary glitter buttons look good enough to eat. πŸ˜‰ And the tip on using a stamp positioner to double-stamp and get a good solid impression… WOW. That would’ve been worth a whole video just for that tip. Thank you so much!

  • 20
    Jan Garber says:

    Great tutorial, Ashley! I tried the technique using liquid glue (Scotch Quick Dry) and my coverage wasn’t nearly as nice as yours. You can see on my card that the glitter only partially covered the real button, and the die cut paper ones weren’t too good. I have a note to pick up more spray adhesive next shopping trip out! Thanks for the fun tips!

  • 21
    Theresa says:

    Great inspiration, makes me want to go crafting right now! My friends and I get together when we can to scrapbook and make cards, but I think we need to get together more often!

  • 22
    Carolynn Wilson says:

    What a friendly video and sweet card! Many thanks!!

  • 23
    Bilyana says:

    The buttons are amazing <3

  • 24
    Mary Beth says:

    The video must be tired right now… can’t get it to play πŸ™ Have it bookmarked to try later.

  • 25
    Bobby says:

    Love your accent! I’m from the UK and it seems so sweet and friendly πŸ™‚ Thanks for the video

  • 26
    Mayol says:

    Thank you for the inspiration! i really breathed a big sigh of relief when you used Stickles towards the end of the video as i stay away from powdery glitter as far as possible πŸ™‚

  • 27

    Love your technique & your tut. Thanks a bunch for sharing.
    Huggies ~

  • 28
    Gaby says:

    If you wanted to use these buttons for clothing purposes would you spray them with a clear coat after applying the glitter? Thanks πŸ™‚

  • 29
    Diane Ferry says:

    This card just ticks all the boxes for me, thank you.

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