Saturday, 23 February 2013

Imaginisce I-TOP layout & tutorial!

Hi everyone!!

Last week it was "I-TOP" week over at Imaginisce! My turn on their blog was last Thursday, did you see it? If not I'll show you here what I made and how.

Here's the layout I created, using Imaginisce's fabulous "Love You More" collection. The photos are of Patrick and I, sitting on the rooftop terrace of our hotel in Barcelona last October. The view from there was so amazing we went to this terrace every day!

And a few close-ups of the I-Top buttons I made:

I really loved to use the I-Top for my page. I've created both paper buttons and fabric buttons and love how they turned out. They are the perfect finishing touch for my page!

Want to see how easy it is to create these buttons with the I-Top??? Here goes:

1. Gather your supplies: I-Top tool, I-Top buttons, Paper Punches and patterned paper:

Step 2: Choose the button size and the punch you need (I chose the medium size):

Step 3: Place the button shell on the smaller head like this:

Step 4: Place your punched out paper over the button shell and squeeze your tool and release again.

Step 5: Flip your tool over and push down all the paper tabs:

Step 6: Flip the tool back up and place the button base on the metal head like this:

Step 7: Squeeze the tool closed again until you hear a popping sound which means the button clicked together. And that’s it, you have a perfect button!

Now if you want to create a fabric button the way to do this is more or less the same, but there is a slight difference, have a look.

Step 8: Gather your supplies: a piece of fabric (I’m using a 1€ coupon from Ikea), the right button size and punch and template (I chose the medium size again):

Step 9: Cut a square piece of fabric the size of the template, about 2”x2”:

Step 10: Place the button shell on the smaller head of your tool (just like before) and place the piece of fabric over the button shell and squeeze the tool and release again:

Step 11: Trim down the excess of fabric a little. If you have thicker fabric you may want to trim it a bit more, but my fabric is rather thin.

Step 12: Push all the fabric ends down like this:

Step 13: Place the button base on the metal head (just like you did with the paper button) and again squeeze until you hear a popping sound so you know your button is ready! Don’t you just love your self-made buttons?

And that's it!! Super easy and an awesome result!

Thank you so much for letting me share! Hope you found this helpful, if you have any questions just shoot me an email! 

Supplies Used: Imaginisce (Love You More: patterned paper, sticker sheet and washi tape).
Other Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock, page from an old book.Tools: Imaginisce I-Top, Silhouette Cameo, Aigger sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by once again and hope you'll have a fantastic and creative weekend!


  1. Wat een liefdevolle lo en een mooie herinnering! Gaaf zo'n apparaat om knopen mee te maken!!

  2. Ben er weg van, vind het echt een supergave LO! Leuk zeg, die knopen!

  3. Such a wonderful page, Monique. Beautiful layering and great texture from the buttons you made. Thank you for the tutorial. I've always wondered how this tool works. :)

  4. What a fun tutorial!! I love the layering and the brads you made.

  5. hoi hoi

    nou de lo weer helemaal geweldig en wat een gaaf hebben ding ik wil hem ook
    fijn weekend

  6. Leuke tool en een geweldige tutorial! xx Mieke

  7. That layout is gorgeous! I love the colors, photos and those buttons are just amazing! I would have never known you made them!

  8. Wat een prachtige layout!!! echt heeeel mooi.
    Welk papier is dit?

    En leuk zo'n tool....erg mooi!!

    Groetjes Laura