During a recent vacation, the Grand Poobah of American Button Machines had the opportunity to stop by the Experience Music Project (EMP) museum in Seattle. You may be wondering what a music museum has to do with buttons, but it won’t take you very long to find out.
Much to the chagrin of kids across the country, school is back in session.
And while this has a number of ramifications for teachers and parents – new schedules to adhere to, new lessons to plan, new student-teacher dynamics to navigate through – there is one that you might not yet have considered:
You need a button machine.
Specifically, you need the best button makers for schools – kits tailored, in fact, just for the needs of schools.
And luckily for you, we know just where to send you to get one!
It is with tearful eyes and a plaintive heart that I come to you today.
You may be wondering, why? How could one be immersed in the wonderful world of buttons and yet filled with and overwhelming sense of sadness?
Well I will tell you: we have now reached the end of our ABM Video Series.
I know, I know. Here, have one of these.
I realize that we all wanted the joy and inspiration of the video series to go on forever; but alas, as they say, all good things must come to an end.
So let’s all compose ourselves and give our full, undivided attention to the latest and great, the last but not the least, the fun final finale…yes, ladies and gentleman, the versa-back button.
More specifically, how to make one.
By now you know the drill. The video is embedded below and we have taken the liberty of also including step-by-step directions for you to follow. All of our machines and suggested procedures are simple and easy to follow, but we leave nothing to chance or to the imagination.
So enjoy embarking on your final journey in the ABM Video Series. We shall miss her once she’s gone, but just remember that you can always visit her again with this link.
What is as smooth as a butterfly’s flutter?
And as precise as Tiger Woods’ putter?
It slices paper like a hot knife through butter,
Ladies and gents, it’s our peerless punch cutter!
Here are the steps, and you can follow along as you watch the video:
Many times, button making projects involve the creation of bulk sums of buttons. Sure, every now and then you make 5-10 at a time for a small, specific purpose; but, most of the time you are making hundreds or even thousands of buttons and want to make sure that you are being as efficient as possible.
Today’s entry in the ABM Video Series aims to provide useful step-by-step info and a visual tutorial that will help you prepare circular button graphics when you are doing a bulk project.