Thursday, September 26, 2013

How To Make Your Own Flairs!

Hi Everyone,
I had been asked by some of our customers if we could get in some of the 
1 inch round clear epoxy circles (domes) as they were wanting to use them to make some Flair buttons.
I did a bit of googling we have been able to source some at a reasonable price. 
Ready made Flairs are typically sold for around $1 each often in sets of 3 or 6 making them a little expensive for what they are.
Flairs are quite easy to make as the epoxy circles have an adhesive backing.

We had a bit of a play & these are the ideas we came up with for creating them:

1. Silhouette Machine


If you have a Silhouette Machine you can just use the print & cut feature to print the circles then cut them using the machine.
After choosing your designs (or creating your own in the Silhouette Software)
I resized them to be just a fraction more than an inch using the grid on the mat in the software then printed them onto Epson Matte Photo paper.
The two designs I purchased from the Silhouette online Store are:
Echo Park Icons - Design ID #42274
Echo Park Circle Labels - Design ID #41211

2. Circle Punch


Use a 1 inch circle punch to punch out printed paper, photos etc. 
You could even use your stamps to stamp something onto scrapbooking paper scraps to create your own unique images.
I did a bit of a search on the internet & pinterest & managed to find a few free images that you can also use. I searched for free 1 inch circle graphics or free printable graphics for bottle caps.
If you are ok with using Photoshop you can also design your own images.


Our SBB Epoxy circles are $6.25 for a pack of 25, which works out at only 25 cents each! Great value compared to the Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps @ $7.95 for a pack of 15 or purchasing pre-made Flairs @ around $1 each.


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2 comments:

  1. Great idea. I can never find the right 'Flairs' for my cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration, I am off to play.
    xx

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