Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial)

Anyone who loves Project Life will know what a cool addition adhesive flair type buttons are to your pages and journallng cards. Imagine if you could easily make your own in colours that coordinated with the Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits. You can and this video and step by step tutorial I put together will show you how. First here's some of the buttons I made this afternoon.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

To get started, watch this video showing you how I created the button bases in The My Digital Studio Software. If you don't have the software, I'll show you a link to download a free trial at the end of the post.

 

Once you have printed your PDF file out onto Whisper White cardstock, use the stampin' up! 1.25" circle punch to cut out your circles perfectly. You will then have the bases for your flair buttons.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The clear epoxy domes that go on top are very easily purchased. Just google 'clear epoxy circles' and you will see a variety of places selling them. I purchased 100 very cheaply. They adhere directly over the top of the circles you punched out.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Next you want to make the whole button adhesive. there are several ways you can do this - just use an adhesive each time, use a sticker maker, or my preferred way is to use the Stampin' Up! adhesive transfer sheets. You just peel back the top, attach the button cardstock side down, put the top layer over and rub. You could put all your buttons on there until you were ready to use them and they would just peel off.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Then they are ready to use on your Project Life projects. I have used my Subway one on this journalling card which is going in my NYC album.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

Get the MDS Software free for 30 days

If you dont have the MDS software, you can download a free 30 day trial HERE. After that, the software is only $24.95 to purchase HERE.

 

Hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you love Project Life, check out the Project Life products Stampin' Up! recently released, with more to come on July 1st.

You might also be interested in my Project Life scrapbooking or cardmaking club with free projects and free product on the month you are hostess.

See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

  Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 


My Digital Studio (MDS) Video Tutorial: Printing Cards onto A4 Cardtsock

My big boy Josh had his 11th birthday this week, so I thought I would have a play around with a hybrid card for him. Hybrid meaning I did some on MDS, printed it out and then embellished with stamps and other 'real' embellishments. Here is the finished card. I've included a video below that shows you how I set up my printing to get 2 cards or 4 to an A4 page.

My digital studio a4 card stampin up

Here's the card I first printed out (2 cards to an A4 sheet). If you just wanted a single layer card you could do this.

My Digital Studio A4 card stampin up

 

I also included a digital stamp from Creatively Yours on the reverse.

Josh 11 bday card 1 back

 

I wanted a bit more added to the card though, so I cut out the card front, trimmed 2mm off all around the edges and mountd onto a Cherry Cobbler C6 card. I then cut some of the hexagons from the other card front and mounted them on top with Dimensionals. I then used the slatter stamp from French Foliage around the outside, some punched stars and some linen thread. Birthday boy loved his personalised card, and I was happy to have worked out how to print cards as I wanted them using Australian cardstock measurements. Here's the video:

Hope you have found this video useful and you will have a go at making some hybrid cards using MDS soon.

Claire


Sent with Love project tutorials now available for purchase...

I've had some enquiries from people wanting to purchase my 12 project instructions for the Sent with Love projects I created using just half the DSP pack (1 sheet of each 12x12 print), so have made these available for immediate download on my tutorial page

These are still free with purchase of the bundle as outlined in this post.

Thanks for the lovely feedback and interest in my tutorials. 

Claire