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New from ABM - Pre-Cut Paper Circles and Thumbtacks!

New from ABM - Pre-Cut Paper Circles and Thumbtacks!

New Pre-Cut Paper Circles from ABM offer the ultimate in ease and convenience! They are perfect for art projects, promoting fundraising events, showing school spirit and more! Pre-Cut Paper Circles make it quick and easy to make pinback buttons for schools, libraries and home art projects.  Simply draw, stamp or color your design on the circle and then make a button to show off your creation!   Paper circles are available in 4 sizes and 6 brilliant colors specifically designed to enhance those captivating creations!  ABM Pre-Cut Paper Circles are 24 lb paper, which is ideal for all American Button Machines, and come to you cut to the...

ABM Button Making Ideas - Buttons Bringing Hope and Love

ABM Button Making Ideas - Buttons Bringing Hope and Love

ABM Button Making Ideas highlight and honor the best buttons in The Pinback Button Making Community.  Each week, our Friday Featured Button Project wins a $10 ABM Gift Card just for doing what they do best and sharing it with us!  This week, we spotlight Sidney Milton. Sidney lives in Marshall County, KY and her community has certainly seen its share of tragedy recently.  Unfortunately, they are also the site of one of the way too many school shootings we have seen this year.  Somehow, through all of the sadness and tears, events such as this tend to bring people together and...

ABM Button Making Ideas - Magnetic Car Games!

ABM Button Making Ideas - Magnetic Car Games!

ABM Button Making Ideas has a potentially life changing Friday featured button project for you!  Anybody who has ever made a road trip with little ones will tell you, entertainment during the drive is a vital and sanity saving part of the trip!  Games are a perfect entertainment option but how do you play in the car and not lose all of your pieces?  Leave it to a mom turned grandma to come up with the simple and genius solution! Susan Robison shared her Cookie Sheet Car Games with us and we love it!  Susan actually started with this project when her own...

ABM Button Making Ideas - Giving Peace A Chance

ABM Button Making Ideas - Giving Peace A Chance

ABM Button Making Ideas joins with Paul Tarro this week in his mission for peace.  He is sharing his love of buttons with his community and giving the buttons themselves the opportunity to spread peace and kindness.  Now we are sharing $10 in ABM Gift Cards with him. Here's what Paul shared with us in his recent post to The Pinback Button Making Community, "Our home is adjacent to an urban high school which has an open campus, allowing students to walk to area restaurants for lunch. Every Wednesday, a church down the street hosts a free lunch for the students:...

ABM Button Making Ideas - Shaker Buttons!

ABM Button Making Ideas - Shaker Buttons!

ABM Button Making Ideas has a fun one this week!  Have you ever thought about how much fun it would be to add a little extra surprise INto your button?  Well, Lisa Scales sure has!  She is the creator of this week's Friday Feature and a $10 ABM Gift Card! Lisa is making buttons for the mother of all parties, Mardi Gras, and she has designed buttons that not only look great but make an entertaining party favor and memento!  Using 1.25" flatback buttons, she included just a pinch of micro beads added into the back so when she presses the button...

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