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Button Making Ideas by ABM - Spotlight On Badge Reels!

Button Making Ideas by ABM - Spotlight On Badge Reels!

Button Making Ideas by ABM spotlights some of the greatest projects that are shared in The Pinback Button Making Community on Facebook.  This week, we take a look at Regina Greco and her very popular Badge Reels! In today's society, most of us have an ID that we need to keep handy be it for work, school, church, conventions or any of the many other places we go.  Badge reels keep them super handy and convenient while saving you from spending tons of time searching through that seemingly bottomless bag or briefcase looking for that little plastic, but oh so important,...

Should I Make Buttons Today?

THE JOYS OF BUTTON MAKING If you’re asking yourself, “Should I make buttons today?”, the answer is, YES! (Hint – the answer will always be YES! You should make buttons today!)   Button making is a great rainy day activity to share with the kids. Or, as we’ve had here recently – snow and ice days. Bad weather days can be a downer – dreary skies, cabin fever. We could all use a pick me up on those days. So, why not pull out the button maker and have some fun whiling away the gloomy hours? If you need design...

National Button Day 2014

Happy (upcoming) National Button Day! Wait a sec… What? Yes, November 16th has been set aside as our annual national day of celebrating all things button-y. Button crafting, collecting, trading & sharing your love of buttons are all good ways to acknowledge National Button Day. Following a tradition we started a few years back here are some ways you might celebrate National Button Day. Peruse the ABM Button Blog: Chock full of interesting, fun and always informative topics. Scroll through or search for a specific topic and perhaps learn something new. You’ll find new product announcements, button making tips &...

Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons?

Where can I find one button machine that makes different size buttons? That’s a questions we get asked almost on a daily basis; sometimes twice in one day. So why don’t we just make one? There are actually a few very good reasons. Allow me to share with you some quality insider information.   First, all machines that incorporate the ability to change dies are manufactured in China and do not conform to industry standard sized buttons found in the USA. Second, the die is the most expensive part of any button machine. So if your goal is to save...

How to Wear a Button Without Pins! or Mag Tags – What are they?

Last week we began our month long series on March Magnets and focused on our super-strong  Ceramic Magnets. This week we are focusing on customer inquiries and here is one from the frequent flier file. How can I wear a button without putting a hole in my shirt? Or, sweater or coat or, well you get the idea. The answer is… drum roll please… Mag Tags. Never heard of them? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Mag Tags are the coolest little gadgets. We have two styles available to fit most any need. The Triple Play Mag Tags are rectangular,...

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