DIY STD - Love my button maker!
Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:17 PM
| Originally Posted by PaperBagPrincess |
I'm not quite finished, but was too excited not to post. Loved the ideas of magnets for our STD, but my finance and I wanted them to be a little more discreet when placed on someone's fridge. His parents already have a 100 pictures of us up, they really didn't need another one So after some searching I found this and used it my inspiration...
Cynlaf I got my machine from Six Cent Press in Vancouver BC. Custom Buttons, Make Buttons, Pinback Buttons, Campaign Buttons, Promotional Buttons, Do It Yourself Buttons, Canada Button Makers - Six Cent Press
They had the best price and shipping wasn't too bad. In fact I just ordered 1000 more button pieces and shipping was only $17, I thought that was pretty good. I also found them very helpful when I was researching and trying to decide what size to buy. I bought my circle cutter on ebay, they are pricey but you have to have one ($80-$160). I tried a few different scrapbook ones and they just didn't "cut" it Overall I would say you are looking at a $400 investment.
Being in Toronto you can also rent one for a day, includes circle cutter ($45, plus buying the parts) from here...
Button Makers, Complete Button Parts
I debated buying from this person, but they wanted a US exchange rate of 30%, I nearly lost my mind. Sometimes he has used ones as well.
I've also heard that the Workroom on Queen St (the workroom - toronto's first sew & craft by the hour space) has a 1 inch and a 1.5 inch button maker and you can go in and use it if you pay the workroom fee. I haven't personally checked it out yet, think I saw it on a blog somewhere? But plan to find out more when I go in and take a sewing class at the end of the month.
Magnets I have been buying at Staples as I found they are the best quality for the price, $7 for 50.
Good luck! If you have anymore questions let me know.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:48 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 06:02 PM
Thanks everyone, we got a great response from our guests!
Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:05 PM
That look so cute!!! You should offer to make them for brides here to make some money to help pay for the machine beacuse they are SUPER cute!!!! But not many brides would want ot make that huge of an investment. Great idea, I can't get over how CUTE they are!
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