Welcome to The Button Blog
by American Button Machines!
We are so glad that you have decided to join us at The Button Blog, where our goal is very simple: to celebrate the wonderful world of buttons.
Please, browse The Button Blog to learn more about making buttons, and to discover the many varied uses of a button machine and the myriad novelty items that you can create with your own button maker.
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» December 6th, 2013
Due to an ice storm, American Button Machines is closed today. Please visit our website at www.AmericanButtonMachines
» November 18th, 2013
Decorating the Christmas tree is a time-honored tradition much-loved by countless families across America and throughout the world. It is a wonderful experience to share with the entire family and brightens up houses for the entire month of December.
Over the years we’ve heard from many of you who wanted to make Christmas ornaments but were stumped as to how to achieve a useable, but pretty, end product. Ever aspiring to offer our customers innovative solutions, the wonderfully creative staff here at ABM has designed 2.25” and 3” Christmas Ornament Sets.
These sets include all the components needed to make a beautiful, double-sided ornament; you need only provide the graphic. And we’ve got you covered there, too – we offer several professionally designed Christmas and winter themed collages on the ABM Design Marketplace.
» November 16th, 2013
Happy National Button Day! I bet you didn’t realize – in the midst of your Thanksgiving Day preparations and early Christmas shopping – another important holiday had snuck up on you. But it has. Yes, every November 16th is indeed our national day of making, celebrating and enjoying the wonderful world of buttons. And of course you just know that we cannot let an important day like this go by without recognizing it and providing a few suggestions for how to celebrate.
Suggestions for celebrating National Button Day:
1. Check out the ABM Design Marketplace:
We’ve partnered with artists from around the world to create ready-to-print designs for your button making projects. These widely varied offerings from our talented artists come in the four most popular sizes – 1”, 1.25”, 1.5” and 2.25”. Animal print? Got ‘em. Kids and babies? Yep, those too. Holiday themes? You bet. You’ll find something for everyone. They’re available for immediate download upon completion of payment, so start with 2 or 3 or 4 of these reusable collages and Happy Button Making!
2. Try something new:
What better timing than on National Button Day to try your hand at something new? Of the all the new items introduced over the last year or so, our Flashing Button Sets have generated the most buzz. They’ll make a great addition to the button ornaments you’ll be making for the upcoming holidays. Speaking of the holidays, Magneta Snap pendants are wonderful gifts. Stylishly designed, the button switches out quickly and easily, creating a different necklace for every day of the week.
3. Learn and Interact
If making something new doesn’t tickle your fancy on this most wonderful day of button celebration, perhaps finding a new button-related club or activity can stir up the old crafting passions once again.
The National Button Society has a wealth of information on its website. If one of these happens to be in your area, maybe you can meet up with other button lovers and swap stories and buttons.
Whatever you do on this wonderful holiday, we hope you enjoy it because the most important part of making buttons is to have fun while doing it!
By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM
» November 4th, 2013
Greetings Button Makers!
American Button Machines is proud to announce the upcoming launch of our new and improved website. We have been hard at work updating the look, adding cool new features and expanding our product offerings.
As part of the update we’ve revamped our lineup of Pendant Specials. Each Pendant System Special & Machine Pendant Special now comes with 5 Magneta-Snap pendants and 5 Ceramic Magnets. So, if you’ve been contemplating a venture into the 1” market, the Professional System Pendant Special is a great way to get started. The best part is you can take advantage of these newly updated systems now.
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» October 14th, 2013
Hey Button Makers! As promised, we are taking your promo code requests seriously and this week are offering free shipping* on 1.25” Pinback button sets (any package size up to 1,000) when you also purchase one of our brand new, professionally designed collages. Don’t miss out – call us now at 972-985-5074 as this fantastic offer will be limited to the first 100 callers. Be sure to mention the super secret code: I Love ABM Collages!
By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM
» September 30th, 2013
» September 11th, 2013
Hey Folks – This week we are coming to you with a great offer! If you’ve been contemplating the purchase of a 2.25” button machine but have been deterred by the cost of shipping, then now is the time to buy. For a limited time, when you purchase a 2.25” button machine, along with one of our professionally designed collages, we will pay the ground shipping charges to anywhere in the United States!
» September 4th, 2013
Last week we asked you how you wanted us to communicate our promotion codes and button making news. Your feedback was amazing! We have the best customers in the world and here is why, you tell us what you want!
We can only enhance our services when we know what is important to you so below are the results from last week’s survey.
» August 27th, 2013
Last week we had a customer request for some specific graphics that revolved around nursing. We turned around and sent that request to our graphic artists. Within 24 hours we had two submissions and more are on the way!
To celebrate, we are offering a buy-one get- one free promo code for any graphics on the ABM Marketplace.
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» August 16th, 2013
It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!!
Last week we told you about our latest project, a digital graphic marketplace dedicated specifically for button makers.
Have you ever wanted to use images you found on the internet to make a button? You can experience all kinds of problems with fuzzy images, sizing issues and lets not forget those pesky copyright issues. Yep as I’m sure you know, just because an imaget is on the internet does not give you license to use it.
Well we have a solution, The ABM Design Marketplace. Now these are not all our images, nope we are teaming up with talented artists across the globe to bring you themed collages for your button making pleasure.
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