I had a great time presenting at the Stampin’ Up convention last Wednesday night at the kick off party!  It was such a nice compliment to be asked and I was in great company with my other booth buddies LeeAnn Greff (punches), Lyssa Zwolenek (Flirtatious Suite), Jan Tink (backgrounds) , Susan Campfield (ribbons), Brandi Wiggins (Big Top Suite), Lisa Freeman (Distressing) and Fran Sabad (Beau Chateau). 

It was cool to see my name on the big sign!  They said I could take it home with me but I didn’t think I’d have room in my already-over-the-limit-heavy suitcase and then what would I do with it once I got it home?

Baking Buttons: Organization

Button Organization on a cookie sheet - Linda Heller

Stampin’ Up asked me to feature a cute stamp set called Button Buddies, which in our new Idea Book & Catalog.  They also said to come up with storage ideas.   I thought a cookie sheet (cheap one from Old Time Pottery 1.99) would be an inexpensive and easy way to organize all of our buttons.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes for the ribbon.  The cookie sheet is about 11 x 17″ inside and fits all 4 color groups which have 6 colors in each.  24 containers fit perfectly!

I’m uploading my Baking Buttons template (Thanks to my wonderful husband, Matt, who made up the template for me!)  It’s a PDF and you can print, cut into strips and punch with a 1-3/4″ circle puch if you want to make one, too!  Click HERE for template.

Close up - punch with 1-3/4" circle punch. Linda Heller

Use SU stack & Store containers and Circles #2 die with SU magnet sheets. Punch cs circle with 1-3/4" circle punch.

That Circle #2 was just made to cut our magnet sheets to put on the bottom of our Stack & Store containers or if you have the button/brad containers already.

I did a little “Stampbuster” experiment with our magnet sheets!  I bought some from a craft store and tried them out to see which were stronger.  HANDS DOWN, Stampin’ Up’s were way stronger!  You should have seen the other brand slide down the cookie sheet once the buttons were in there!

Skinnhy Button Storage using our clear mount stamp cases - Linda Heller

If space is limited, you can put your buttons in our clear mount empty stamp cases.  I used a 1/2″ circle punch for the color cs dots with some glue to see what colors are inside. I like being able to see and grab the color quickly. 4 cases have the 4 color groups seperated, Brights-Regals-Subtles-Neutrals.  I do keep a rubber band around the bottom if standing upright just in case they fall off my shelf!

I have lots of projects using the Button Buddies that I came up with for my presentation.  I made some videos of some of those and will post throughout the week so c’mon back for more buttons!


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