Altered Chipboard Buttons

Apr 25, 2011

Here is a tutorial on altering chipboard buttons. These buttons can be used in so many great ways… on cards, tags, layouts, projects and altered art pieces. It is fast and can be customized with any theme you can come up with.

Supplies Used: Maya Road Mini Chipboard Button Set, Book Page, Glue Stick, Creamy Brown Ink, Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters Clear Stamp Set, Archival Jet Black Ink, Acrylic Block, Craft Knife, Sanding Block


  1. Apply a glue stick type adhesive to the top of the chipboard buttons and attach to an old book page.
  2. Using a craft knife cut around the chipboard button, then sand the edges to make them flush with the button.
  3. Using a pencil or paper piercer punch through the button holes.
  4. Apply Creamy Brown ink to the edges of the button to give it an aged look.
  5. Apply Jet Black ink to a floral stamp and stamp the image onto the button.

It’s that simple. I used the same stamp on all four of my buttons just randomly stamped the image to get different looks with the different sizes. You can apply Glossy Accents over the buttons if you wish or leave them as I did here.

Have fun!

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  • Amy Sprague on Facebook

    What a great idea!

  • Marylee Kitchen Easter on Facebook

    love it! :)

  • Nancy Wethington on Facebook

    Need book 2 asap please. When is it due out?

  • Lisa M. Pace on Facebook

    LOL… Nancy it will be available in January.

  • Shirley

    I love these!

  • Jeannie

    This is a great idea with so many applications. TFS! Jeannie

  • Janice

    Greetings Lisa,

    I love these buttons, I am working on Uncle Georges B-Day card and Guess what> I am going to put one of these buttons on the front, he is a MD so I am going to use a Mosby’s page with medical terminology on it. Thanks for another hot tip!

    Loving the Tutorial, Tips, and Projects Workshops and Sweet Treats
    AND Mixed Media WorkShops as wel…Cmon’ ladies you have got to see all these awesome projects Lisa has in her workshops! Very Kool!

    Pearls, Stickles and Glitter forever!

    Janice (PS… Still getting over PEEP attack from Easter! ouch).

  • barbara lassiter

    Love these buttons. What a great idea!!!