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Celebrating Our Favourite Moments in Text on World Book and Copyright Day April 20 2018

Words on the page have the power to take us out of our daily lives and into other fantastic worlds. Other media can excite us too, but books hold a special place here for us and maybe you too.

In honour of World Book and Copyright Day, taking place on April 23, we have put some of our favourite book moments onto buttons.

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Seeing them again instantly brings the magic of the entire story back. Can you tell what books the passages on the buttons are from? Head over to our Instagram and Facebook pages to leave your guesses. The first to comment with the correct answer gets the button!

We'd also really like to know what you are reading right now! We are always looking for recommendations. Some of our button makers love a good audiobook to keep them company as they press custom button orders!

And of course, if you have a favourite passage from a favourite book, why don't you put it on a button or other custom product like a fridge magnet, coaster, mirror or keychain? So many page-turning possibilities. We'd be happy to help!

 

 

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Tips for Designing DIY Holographic Buttons April 04 2018

Designing Holographic Sparkle Buttons is really fun, and the finished product looks AMAZING. That being said, they are a little bit trickier to design than buttons printed on regular paper.

How to design holographic buttons with foil and dura-lar

Here are some hot tips for making your holographic button designs stand out and looking their very best!

1. Keep your designs simple.

2. The fewer colours, the better.

3. Make sure the shapes in your design aren't too small.

4. Outline your image with a dark colour for optimal image definition. The picture above shows the same designs with two different treatments. The design on the left has a transparent outline which makes it tricky to see the mermaid. The design on the right has a black outline, which makes the mermaid stand out and look extra awesome!

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For full details on how to make your own DIY Holographic Sparkle Buttons, check out this tutorial blog from our archives.

Let us know what other design questions you have and we can include in future how-to blog posts!

 

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Great Ideas: Buttons for Your Wedding! March 06 2017

Buttons as Wedding Favours

Wedding planning season is here! We are always thrilled about the beautiful ideas that come through the shop at this time of year (like these beautiful buttons for the Wedding Co Show)

We always have questions about ideas for buttons as wedding favours but what about gifts for your wedding party too? Custom Bottle Openers and Pocket Mirrors as gifts for the loved ones supporting you on your special day can be personal and perfect!

Button Gifts for Wedding Party Bottle Openers and Pocket Mirrors

Buttons, magnets, mirrors or bottle openers, make excellent wedding favours too! Some of our customers make personalized buttons with the name of each guest! One of our designers made illustrated "Bride" and "Groom" buttons for her wedding!

The possibilities are endless! You can design your own! Or if you have ideas but don't know exactly what you want email us and we can work with you to come up with something special!

 

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Video: How to Make DIY Button Bracelet Charms February 20 2017

In a recent post, we featured Magnetic Button Bracelets with 1" Flatback Button Charms.

There are plenty of Charm Collections available for all of our magnetic jewelry, but it's so fun and satisfying to make a collection of your own!

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Make charms with your initials, pics of your pet, or just a pretty design that you doodled. There's no wrong way to DIY your own button charms, but there's definitely a correct way to make them!

This How-To Video will help you make awesome charms for use with Single Charm Magnetic Button Bracelets and 5 Bezel Magnetic Button Bracelets :)

 

 

If you like the idea of DIY 1" Flatback Button Charms but would rather have us make them for ya, that's no problem at all!

Just give us a call at 1-866-996-1984 or email info@peoplepowerpress.org for a quote :)

 

  
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Beautiful Magnetic Button Bracelets! February 15 2017

These Beautiful Magnetic Button Charm Bracelets would look great on you!

These magnetic buttons bracelets use Button Charms made with 1" round flat back buttons. Super nifty :)

Flatback buttons can be custom made by us, or you can make them yourself with a 1" round button maker and a kit for EVERYTHING for Standard 1" Flatback Buttons.

Magnetic Button Charm Bracelet, Artclix, Button Making Parts & Suplies by People Power Press,Button Charms are held inside the casings with strong magnets built right into the bracelet. This allows the wearer to change up the button charms as often as they like! :) 
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These beautiful button bracelets come in 2 different styles. Pictured above is the One Charm Magnetic Button Bracelet, that holds one charm at a time. The magnetic bracelet base is paired with a leatherette bracelet band, and comes with a collection of 5 flatback button charms so you can mix and match to your hearts content!

 

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The second style is the Five Bezel Magnetic Button Charm Bracelet. This bracelet is able to hold up to 5 button charms at once, and each bracelet comes with a whole collection of flatback button charms right off the bat.

 

For more information about our magnetic button bracelets, custom flatback buttons, or any other products we carry, feel free to get in touch!

Email us info@peoplepowerpress.org or give us a call at 1-866-996-1984.

 

  

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Sweet & Sassy Button Greeting Cards for Valentine's Day February 07 2017

The People Power Press Button Greeting Card Collection has some Sweet and Sassy new additions for Valentine's Day!

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If you're not big into Valentine's Day let us break the news for you with the "Sorry Valentine, Love Stinks" card. For the traditionalist, we've got a good ole "Will You be my Valentine" card :) Each card comes with a sweet little button so your Valentine can wear a piece of the card and think of you all day long!

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If the other card designs are too cheesy for ya, just add a piece of heart shaped pepperoni, because who doesn't love a slice of pizza and a hilarious pun? Take another little Pizza my Heart!

Each card measures 4 X 5.75" and is blank inside so you can write a personal message. They also come with an envelope, and of course a pinback button :)

Like what you see here? Take a look at all of our Valentine's Day Button Greeting Cards, or the entire People Power Press Button Greeting Card Collection!

 

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

 

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Make Your Own Button Bottle Opener on a 2-1/4" Machine January 31 2017

There are lots of neat things that can be made on a Standard 2-1/4" Round Button Maker.

This How-To Video show you Step-By-Step How to Make Custom Button Bottle Openers on a Standard 2-1/4" Round Hand Press.

The instructions cover all types of bottle openers which include Metal Pocket Bottle Openers, Metal Keyring Bottle Openers, Black Pocket Bottle Openers, Black Keyring Bottle Openers, and Fridge Magnet Bottle Openers. Take a look!

 

To order parts for Button Bottle Openers, just go to the product page for Parts & Supplies for Standard 2-1/4" Button Makers. Click the dropdown menu entitled "what do you need?" and then pick your parts!

2-1/4" Button Bottle Opener Kits come with everything you need to make bottle openers (mylar, shell, bottle opener back, keyring, etc.) and are available in packs of 100, 500, and 1000 units.

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We can make your Custom Button Bottle Openers too!

Get in touch with us at +1 (866) 996-1984 or email us at info@peoplepowerpress.org for a quote!

 

   

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Product Feature: PPP Button Greeting Cards January 18 2017

Sending a greeting card to someone special? Let them know that they're the nearest and dearest with a People Power Press Button Greeting Card!

We've got a whole bunch of card designs for graduations, baby showers, birthdays, weddings, retirements, and lots of other seasonal special occasions and holidays.

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The entire People Power Press Button Greeting Card Collection can be found here! Our collection of Button Greeting Cards will be growing too, so check back and see what cards we have in the future.

Best part of all: even if the card makes its way to the recycling bin, the recipient will always have a button to wear, share, and remind them of how thoughtful you are :)

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All greeting cards measure 4 X 5.75", are blank on the inside, come with a white envelope, and a stylish pinback button that's ready to wear and share!

 

  

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Great Ideas: The Resolution-O-Matic Button Vending Machine January 05 2017

Setting new year's resolutions can be super boring and stressful! Let us pick one for you! This month we decided to fill up the vending machine outside the shop with silly New Year's resolution that you can keep (like "Eat More Cake") or aspire to ("Become a Rockstar"), randomly selected for you!

Stop by our Toronto shop to grab your own!

Vending Machine Capsules from People Power Press

Inspired? Resolve to make more buttons! Put your own button sales on automatic with Button Vending Machines in a variety of sizes! The one outside our shop is a Round Beaver model that fits 1" Buttons and is available as a kit with everything you need to sell buttons with it!

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Get That New Year's Sparkle All Year Long With Holographic Foil January 04 2017

Make your own shiny and sparkly buttons with new Holographic foil from People Power Press! When paired with artwork printed Dura-Lar this holographic foil can be used to make glittery holographic buttons at home!

Dura-Lar is another product that is great for any button maker who wants give their buttons some extra pizazz. If you're curious, take a peek at our post about How to Make Buttons with Dura-Lar Film.

Don't know how to use holographic foil for button making? Well take a look at this How-To Video from The Button Guy and you'll know what you're doing in no time :)

 

 


There are many different colors and styles of holographic foil too! Pictured below are Holographic Red, Holographic Gold Disco, Holographic Blue, Holographic Silver Disco, and Holographic Silver Glitter! Not pictured is a super fun Hologrphic Rainbow Foil which can be seen when you click through the link.
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All of the button artwork above were printed on Dura-Lar Film and this printed Dura-Lar was then placed right on top of the holographic foil to get this fabulously glittery finish.

Button designs using holographic foil tend to be most successful when paired with simple clean digital artwork. Black and solid bold colours look great!

 

 

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New Video: Button Rocket Vending Machine December 09 2016

Button Rocket Vending Machine

 

The Automatic Button Vending Machine is an ideal solution for button producers looking to have their products in stores and in the public eye. The sharp design of this simple to use and maintain button dispenser allows you to keep on producing buttons (or take a break) whilst your buttons are out there selling themselves!

 

STANDARD FEATURES OF THE AUTOMATIC BUTTON ROCKET VENDING MACHINE

- Tubular lock included on lid and cash box door
- Made of solid cast aluminum and zinc
- Takes 1" capsules which can hold up to four 1" Round Lockpin Buttons
- Coin mechanism with built in security measuring both width and size of a coin
- High security easy access money bag with 800 coin capacity
- Straight drop through product chute

 

button rocket vending machine

 

HOW TO OPERATE THE BUTTON ROCKET VENDING MACHINE

Want to know the basics of the Button Rocket Vending Machine before you decide if it's the machine for you? Look no further :)

Here's a video from The Button Guy's YouTube Channel on How to Operate the Button Rocket Vending Machine! Check out the entire YouTube channel for a giant collection of How-To Videos and neat button making tips and tricks!

 

 

COIN MECHANISMS

The Button Rocket Vending Machine comes with one coin mechanism, but don't sweat it, if you decide you want to get another size:) Additional coin mechanisms for the The Button Rocket are available in the following sizes:

1 x 25 cents (1 quarter), 2 x 25 cents (2 quarters), 1 x $1 ($1 coin Canadian), 1 x $2 ($2 coin Canadian), Token Vend (1 x 0.984" token), Free Vend (Just turn handle - no coin).

 

CUSTOM BUTTONS READY FOR THE VENDING MACHINE

Love the idea of a button vending machine, but don't have the time to press all those buttons yourself? Not only do we make custom buttons, and other fun custom products, we also do custom buttons packed in capsules that are ready to vend! SO EASY :)

 

If you have any questions about button vending machines, or anything button-related for that matter, don't hesitate to get in touch :) Call TOLL FREE: 1-866-996-1984

 

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Tis' the Season with Button Greeting Cards November 30 2016

Receiving a holiday greeting card in the mail is a nice little pick-me-up, especially on a stormy winter day.

Be the best card-giver you can be this season with the People Power Press Holiday Button Greeting Card Collection! Let the holiday cheer stay with your friends, co-workers, and loved one long after they open the envelope :)

 

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Holiday Button Greeting Cards are the cards that keep on giving. Each card comes with a super cute button that will get anyone into the holiday spirit!

We've got a whole range of Holiday Button Greeting Card designs too. There's something perfect for darling grandma, your bestie, or the acquaintance that you only sort-a know.

 

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Pictured above are Merry Christmas Sweater, Happy Holidays Wreath, and Too Hip for the Holidays. There are a range of different button designs available with each card, so check out the product pages for all off the possibilities!

Too Hip for the Holidays Pin Packs

If you think the Too Hip for the Holidays Cards are as wonderful and silly as we do, we've got some good news: All of the button designs are available as single buttons AND as 5 button pin packs too :)

 

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Guitar Pick Punches are back! November 04 2016

Guitar pick punches are back and better than ever :)

This easy to use DIY tool is an awesome addition to any music-lovers' collection, and is a great gift idea for a guitarist on the go!

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To use, just round up some old gift cards, credit cards, or even sturdy plastic packaging and make a one-of-a-kind guitar pick with a single punch!

This heavy duty little machine is also great for band members who want to give out or sell personalized guitar picks at shows. 

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If recycling old gift cards into picks isn't for you, you can also create custom guitar picks with your band name or album title for your next gig! Endless possibilities :)

 

      

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Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons for Silly Halloween Fun! October 19 2016

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Halloween is almost here, and we are oh-so ready to play some tricks, eat some treats, and have some fun with with Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons!

These silly buttons feature classic Halloween favorites with a twist: you can customize them yourself whenever the mood strikes! The only thing you need is a dry erase marker and a little imagination...

 

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Simply draw a face and then erase! Repeat as many times as you like!

If you come up with the the BEST FACE EVER you can make the design more permanent by using wet-erase or permanent markers too.

Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons come in lots of fun and colourful designs: witch, cat, pumpkin, mask, and Frank! All are available as single buttons, or you can collect the entire Spooky Face Button family.

You can even get have a custom collection or button designed for you by our team! The possibilities are endless. Just give us a call!

 

      

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New! Spooky Reflect-O and Glow-In-The-Dark BOOtons from People Power Press October 05 2016

Reflective and Glow-in-the-dark buttons from People Power Press

Just in time for Halloween! Light up the night and stay safe and bright with our new collections of Glow-In-The Dark and Reflect-O Safety Buttons!

 

Glow-in-the-Dark buttons charge in the light and then glow bright, making them a GREAT spooky accessory for any costume or festive Halloween outfit!

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

In the daytime they look like a regular button, but when the sun goes down their magical glow is revealed. Glow-In-The-Dark buttons also make it really easy to keep an eye on little ones or stay with a group while trick-or-treating. Just follow the glowing pumpkin!

 

Reflect-O Safety Buttons reflect light from streetlights, flashlights, and oncoming cars just like bike reflectors. Such a festive way to keep your little ghost and goblins visible and safe while out on a Halloween adventure.

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

Both Glow-In-The-Dark and Reflect-O BOOtons are available in an assortment of designs. If you're going for a spook-tacular look, the creepy-crawley spider is an awesome accessory! If creepy-crawly isn't for you, the black cat and pumpkin designs are cute as a BOOton!

Glow-in-the-Dark and Reflect-O Buttons are now available in packs of three 1-3/4" buttons. Each pack contains three random Halloween designs in a reflective or glow finish.

 

 

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How-To Video: How to Make a 3-1/2" Button Coaster June 27 2016

Hand presses can make a lot more than just standard pinback buttons.

 

You should totally try your hand at making these 3-1/2" Button Coasters! It is super simple, and this How-To Video courtesy of the Button Guy shows you how to do it yourself step-by-step! 

 

 

If you need parts for this project, no worries! Everything you need to make these DIY Button Coasters is available on our site.

 

The 3-1/2" Button Coaster Start Up Kit comes with a 3-1/2" hand press, a graphic punch, and all the parts you need to make 500 coasters!

 

If you have a 3-1/2" Hand Press already, the additional coaster flattening die insert and coaster parts and supplies are all you need to turn your button maker into a coaster maker. And if DIY isn't your style, we do custom coasters too!

 

Enjoy your next round of drinks on some DIY Button Coasters. They're a great conversation piece and all of your friends will be mighty impressed!

 

 

          
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National Beer Day April 07 2016

National Beer Day....I mean every day is beer day.... but today it's official.
So official we made bottle openers.
If you'd like to make your own bottle openers, hop on over to our website and get it started.
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Custom Coasters March 18 2016

coasters

Check out these vintage pressed coaster set we came up with.

A standard 3.5" coaster, with a matte or glossy finish.

If you're interested in making your own set of coasters, whether you cut them out from your favorite books, design them yourself or if you'd like us to help design something, we have all the information to do so right over here. 

 

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New Video: Button Rocket Vending Machine March 16 2016

 

button vending machine
 

The Automatic Button Vending Machine is an ideal solution for button producers looking to have their products in stores and very much in the public eye. The sharp design of this simple to use and maintain button dispenser allows you to keep on producing buttons (or take a break) whilst your buttons are out there selling themselves.

Standard features of the Automatic Button Vending Machine include:

 - Tubular lock included on lid and cash box door.

- Solid cast aluminum and zinc.

- Takes 1" capsules. (1" capsules fit up to 4 1" round buttons)

-Coin mechanism with built in security measuring both width and size of a coin

-High security easy access money bag with capacity of 800 coins

-Straight drop through product chute

-Available in traditional red

 

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 Okay, so you've seen enough and you want in on it?! You can purchase this button machine right here. 

Your button machine will come with one coin mechanism, but don't sweat it, if you decide you need another coin slot you can head over here and grab what you need. They're only $35.00 each!

If you think owning the Rocket is too big of a commitment at this current time, but you still would like to showcase your buttons to sell at events like craft fairs, shows, etc. you can rent this vending machine, along with any of the other ones we have in our showcase room. Just give us a call to reserve one for the date(s) you need. 416.204.1984

Already own one of our vending machines and need refills on the capsules? No problem, we can help you with that as well.

If you have absolutely any questions about our vending machines, whether it be about product information, purchasing, renting or part inquiries, please contact us; we are always here to help.

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Upcycled Library Notebooks March 03 2016

Who would have thought that some old un-loved books could get a second chance at life? We believe that anything is possible, and we have proof. Take a look:

These books have been turned into some seriously cool notebooks and sketchbooks, ready for you to fill with whatever your heart desires.

All books are hardcover, coil bound, and use "Tree Free" recycled paper.

So whether you like retro books, sketching and writing, or just want to reduce your carbon footprint, we've got you covered.

These little beauties are available online and in store. If you're ever in The Junction, come on by and browse through our whole selection. And maybe make a button too :)

 

     

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DIY Project: Pocket Mirrors Mystery Series January 25 2016

We love books around here. We love to read them and normally wouldn't condone taking them apart, but we're going to make an exception with our latest craft project.

The thing is, we have all these great looking books in the shop that we use to make our upcycled notebooks. But the pages inside don't always get to be reused.

Well, we've found the perfect way to salvage some of the pages from old vintage books - Mystery Series Pocket Mirrors!

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If you have some old books or magazines, you can do the same. Parts for mirrors can be purchased on the same page where you order your button supplies.

As with any artwork you put in your button maker, just make sure the pages aren't so thick they will jam your machine. Then cut, press and carry.

And the images from these old books get to tell a story in a whole new way.

 

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Video: How to Make Button Christmas Tree Ornaments December 11 2015

The holidays provide a great opportunity for us button makers and crafty folk.

We get to make personalized gifts for our friends and family and fill our own homes with crafts made by hand – all with our button maker!

One great and fun DIY project is button ornaments. Hang them on your Christmas tree or around the house. This is a great Christmas craft project for kids!

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How to Make Coasters with Your Button Maker (Practical Craft Ideas!) November 11 2015

How to Make Coasters with Your Button Maker (Practical Craft Ideas!)

Did you know that with the right materials, a handy coaster adapter insert and a little creativity, you can use your 3.5” Button Maker to make one-of-a-kind coasters?

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These coasters can give your cup or glass a fun place to land while also protecting your table. Practical and expressive - what a perfect combination!

Coasters...

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Unlock the Potential of your 2-1/4" Buttonmaker! November 10 2015

A Whole World Of Products For Your 2-1/4" Button Maker!

 

Ever thought about branching out and making more items that showcase your message, art, or brand? Your 2-1/4” button maker may be the key to creating the key chains, bottle openers and magnets you've been dreaming of!

 2-1/4" Bottle Opener2-1/4" Key Chain

 

You can get a variety of parts for you 2-1/4” button maker. Pocket mirrors, bottle openers, and key chains are just the...

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