You know you are addicted to your button machine when you plan on going to Ikea, but then when the mailman rings the doorbell and delivers your new button sized punches, you switch plans and make buttons all day instead. The result, a whole bag full of promo buttons:
Making buttons is seriously addictive! Once I started I just couldn't stop. It's so easy too. I expected I would have a bit of trouble, because I have no arm muscles whatsoever, but it turns out that no muscle is required, and even my spaghetti arms can make perfect buttons.
So far I have only made a whole bunch of 1 inch buttons, but the nice people from Merchandise (who now have a special site for just button machines & parts: buttonmachine.nl) where I bought my machine, noticed the blog post I wrote about that some time ago, and sent me a huge box of parts to make mirrors, key chains and key chain mirrors to thank me! How sweet of them!
I had my machine for a while, but I had a bit of trouble getting the buttons right because of the circle cutters I had. I had the ones you place on the paper, and then rotate the handle, to cut out the circle. I couldn't for the life of me get them positioned right, so I decided to invest in a better punch, like the one above. It works like a dream!
By the way, am I a total geek for spotting this "Enterprise" sticker immediately after opening the box of my machine, and going: "Squeeee! Enterprise!"? I am such a Trekkie, the boyfriend will be proud.