MACM – Cute as a Button

Hi all! Super late tonight, so I’ll make this quick. :)

I’ve had this idea for “cute as a button” with the the letter O as a button for a while now.
Just couldn’t get it out of my head! :)
Thought it would be a great opportunity to create a card using my Silhouette cutting machine as well.



Solid Card Stock: Brown, white, and pink (American Crafts); Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)
Patterned Paper: Emma’s Shoppe 6×6 pad (Crate Paper)
Button: Emma’s Shoppe Eclectic Buttons (Crate Paper)
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-ball)
Corner Rounder Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Miscellaneous: White thread
Cutting Machine: Silhouette

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your Silhouette tutorials. I purchased one in December and haven’t used it much because I really don’t know how to. Your tutorials have helped immensely. Really enjoy your card making tutorials. Thanks for sharing your talent

  2. Love all of your cards. The Silhouette tutorials have been really helpful. I looked for the font you used and see that it is a purchased one. Is there a similar one that would be available for free? Thanks!

  3. I thoroughly enjoy “playing along” with your Silhouette tutorials–thanks so much! Couple of questions & observations:
    By cutting a “right-sized” circle for the “O” you can adhere the button to the pink cardstock and let it come through the hole to the front of the card.
    By cutting only the letters (no frame for the card, itself) side-by-side in landscape format you can use your paper trimmer to cut the cardstock in half and have two perfect cards and zero waste of cardstock.
    When making a scallop edge on one side of a rectangle, by making the circles just a hair larger than intended and then aligning, the “weld” will work perfectly without any manual effort to make the circles “connect” for the weld.
    When I tried to alter the “B” using “subtract”, it refused to cooperate. I finally worked around it using “divide” and a lot of manual removal of little lines. Any ideas where I went wrong with subtract?
    How might I get the font–Natura (sp?)–I don’t seem to have that as an option in my list of fonts.
    I’d like to cut little circles out of each of the scallops in a scallop-edged circle. Is there any way to align the little holes so that they’re precisely in the center of each of the scallops–I’m having to eyeball it and not doing very well.

    • - The button was the exact size of the O. If the button were to come through the front of the card, the hole would have to be quite a bit larger than the button. That would mean the word would have to be larger as well in order for the cut out hole to not look odd with the type around it. Just works out better to adhere the button to the front and omit the O altogether.
      - I cut the entire card front because I wanted absolute precise spacing. :)
      - I think you described the way I currently make scallop edges? I did scallops in a previous Silhouette tutorial.
      - For the letter B example, make sure the rectangle you want to subtract is “above” the letter B. You might have to select it and then go to “bring to front” in the object menu.
      - The font is Neutraface. I think a few different font online stores sell it.
      - Before you create your scallops, create a circle and then a smaller circle inside of it. Select both, and hit Subtract. Then duplicate the “donut” shape as if you were making a regular scallop edge. Then the centers will be perfect.

  4. Kristina,

    Wow! You really have done a great tutorial. I just recently got a Silhouette and your videos have really helped me figure out how to use the software. I have found your videos to be the best out there concerning the software. Thank you so much for doing such a great tutorial! I have learned so much.
    I’m looking forward to future tutorials with the Silhouette.

  5. Your card is Cute as Button, thank you and extra thanks for tutorial on Silhouette.

  6. Kristina! This card is ADORABLE! Keep up the great work. I always love stopping by and seeing your latest work :)


  7. Kristina, thanks so much for your invaluable Silhouette tutorials. I have only had my Silhouette for a month and your videos have really helped me create some great cards with this wonderful machine!! :)

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