Christmas In July @ I Like Big Buttons!

It feels like Christmas in July in our I Like Big Buttons! household.

We have been busy helping our small community church prepare goodies for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that our church sends out each year. It is a great way to demonstrate to and with my children what it means to love and reach the unreached.

Given how excited my children, who have much in comparison, are about the little packages we put together, I can only imagine the wonder each girl and boy has when they open the special boxes we have packed for them.

This year we were tasked with making little bead & necklace kits which feels right up our alley.

I think they turned out pretty nice and with my many helpers, the task wasn’t overwhelming. So far, we have put together 225 bead necklace kits. I am sure some more beads will make their way to us.

Next, we were put in charge of cutting in half all the construction paper so that it fits neatly in the shoeboxes. I may have volunteered for this task because I have the largest paper cutter around. 😛

Our task for the upcoming week is sewing kits. I bought some simple hotel sewing kits off of Amazon that we are going to jazz up with some extra goodies.

Like an overabundance of “free” fabric, Grandma dropped on my doorstep when she was cleaning her home.  I think for my sanity and to bless someone else, it should be donated to Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Seems like a win, win! 🙂

We are also adding extra thread, bobby pins, buttons, floss, ribbon left over from our bead necklaces, and scissors.

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into Christmas in July at I Like Big Buttons! I am sure there will be more Operation Christmas Child projects to come as November approaches. My kiddos and I are on our OCC director’s short list. She knows we are cheerful, ready, and willing to make her crazy ideas a reality. 🙂

Last year, our tiny community church made almost 800 boxes which amazes me. God is Good!!!

If you haven’t checked out Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, you should. It is an outstanding program run by Franklin Graham.

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New Arrivals!!! KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets

Brand New!!!! Introducing, our brand new KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets.  We have had a lot of requests for us to carry grommets/eyelets and here they are.

*For a limited time only, get an additional 10% off using coupon code: GROMMETLOVE

KAM Metal Grommets/Eyelets

Available in the following sizes:

  • 5 mm / 3/16″ internal diameter
  • 7 mm / 1/4″ internal diameter
  • 10 mm / 3/8″ internal diameter

Finishes:

  • Silver-Toned
  • Gunmetal

Grommets:

Approximate grommet/eyelet measurements:

5 mm / 3/16″ (Internal diameter):
  • Outer diameter: 10 mm
  • Barrel length: 3.5 mm

 

7 mm / 1/4″ (Internal diameter):

  • Outer diameter: 11.5 mm
  • Barrel length: 4 mm

10 mm / 3/8″ (Internal diameter):

  • Outer diameter: 16.5 mm
  • Barrel length: 4 mm

*Coupon Good Through 7/25/2018

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I Like Big Buttons! FLASH SALE!!! 100 Kam Plastic Snap Sets (Size 16) $1.95 Each (Normally $3.50)

A Flash Sale for our KAM Plastic Snap Size 16 Fans:

Size 16 (0.4″ – 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, doll clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts.

See Link Here!

Exclusive to I Like Big Buttons! Friends and Fans!!! Good Through Tuesday (6/26) on our website.


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School’s Out For Summer! Giveaway @ I Like Big Buttons!

If you started singing School’s Out by Alice Cooper, you are not alone! You will find this song blasting from my car’s speakers as we drive away from school on the last day. 😛 This is my favorite time of the year when I have all my kiddos to myself for a long, hot, lazy summer. To celebrate, we will be giving away a ‘craft kit’ prize every day this week to do with your kids during this summer in our I Like Big Buttons Fan Group!
Each kit will include one or more of our I Like Big Buttons! craft supplies and link to our online tutorial. (Fabric, glue, etc will not be included).
The winner must comment with an answer to the day’s post/image in I Like Big Buttons Group. Giveaway will start at 12 pm PT today!!!
Daily Prizes:
Monday’s prize:  Self-Cover Button Barrettes (25 Size 30 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (25) Random Mix of Barrettes)
Tuesday’s prize:  210 Long Prong KAM Snap Starter Pack in Rainbow Spectrum and K2 Plastic Snap Pliers (One 10 pack of each color)
Wednesday’s prize:  Self-Cover Button Jumbo Paper Clips (12 Size 45 Cover Buttons, Tool/Template, and (12) Random Mix of Paper Clips)
Thursday’s prize: 15 Random Mix of 1″ (25 mm) Key Fob Hardware and Key Fob Hardware Pliers
Friday’s prize: Enameled Pacifier Clips (10 Enameled Clips, 20 Sets of White KAM Snaps, K2 Plastic Snap Pliers, and Random Mix of MAM Rings)
Saturday/Sunday prize: ILikeBigButtons.com ($15 Coupon Code good for a one time purchase on ILikeBigButtons.com)
*One (1) Random winner will be drawn every day at 12 pm PT.
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Friday Fun Facts – The Anatomy Of A KAM Plastic Snap

KAM plastic snaps are wonderful. They are a SNAP to install and much easier and durable than a standard metal snap or sewable button.  They come in a multitude of colors and sizes.  Which one is right for you?

Here is a simple tutorial on the anatomy of a plastic snap set. There are 4 parts to a set:

  • 2 Caps (Before installation they resemble a tack with a Round, Heart, or Star shaped head. They give a neat finished look to your snap.)
  • 1 Socket (The female part with the larger raised circle that the stud (male part) fits into)
  • 1 Stud (The male part with the smaller raised circle that fits inside the socket (female part))

SIZE 20:

  • Size 20 (0.5″ – 12.4 mm) snaps can be used for most general projects like baby diapers and clothing. They are our most popular plastic snap size, have the largest color variety, and have a good strong hold. We carry them in all 130 colors and clear.
  • Standard Size 20 snaps have a 5.6mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • We also offer Long Prong Size 20 (0.5″ – 12.4 mm) in a rainbow of colors. They are great for embroidered key fobs using Marine or Glitter Vinyl as well as other projects where you need just a little more prong length. Long Prong Size 20 snaps have a 6.2mm prong length.

 SIZE 16:

  • Size 16 (0.4″ – 10.2 mm) snaps are most commonly used for baby and toddler clothing, pacifier clips, mama pads, and small crafts. We carry them in our first 60 (“B”) colors and clear.
  • Size 16 snaps have a 4.2mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 16 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. Many first time users don’t immediately see the distinction. The Socket’s raised circle is the larger of the two pictured, and the Stud’s raised circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side.

SIZE 14:

  • Our Size 14 (0.35″ – 9.7 mm) snaps can be used in most applications where Size 16 snaps are used. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Our Size 14 snaps have a 5.0mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • As with the Size 16, the Size 14 Socket and Stud are less noticeably different. The Socket’s circle is the larger of the two pictured.  The Stud’s circle is smaller and inserts into the Socket (female) side. Size 16 and Size 14 Sockets and Studs are the same; only the cap differs.

SIZE 19:

  • Size 19 (0.475″ – 12 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 19 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 19 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

SIZE 22:

  • Size 22 (0.55″ – 14.1 mm) snaps are used for heavy duty applications requiring a strong grip. They are often used with tote bags, coats, tarps, and upholstery. We carry them in White and Black at this time.
  • Size 22 snaps have a 6.9mm prong length. Prong length refers to the length of the shaft on the backside of the Cap. When formed, the prong will compress and form a ‘mushroom’ shape to hold the Cap and Socket or Stud together.
  • The Size 22 Socket and Studs are larger, but similar in appearance to Size 20 Sockets and Studs.

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How to Make Fabric Cover Button Cuff Links

Supplies:

  • 2 Completed Flat Back Fabric Cover Button (Choose your size, size depends on the statement you want to make)
  • 1 set of Cuff Links
  • E6000 or comparable adhesive

Steps:

1.  Follow these instructions to make Flat Back Fabric Covered Buttons.

2.  Apply E6000 to back of Cover Button.

3.  Center and press Cuff Link into place and remove any extra Adhesive.

4.  Let dry and enjoy.

5.  Tada!

You are done! Wear these adorable Cuff Links to match or accent your favorite button-up outfit for an afternoon outing. Enjoy!

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Have you seen our KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press at work?

It makes installing KAM Plastic Snaps a breeze! I am in love with our KAM Professional Press and we carry them in pretty Coral.

We are giving a KAM Plastic Snap Professional Press and Long Prong KAM Plastic Snap Starter Pack away right now on our Business Facebook Page in celebration of Mother’s Day. (Giveaway good until Monday 05/14/2018)

If you can’t wait, we have our Coral Presses for sale for 10% off on our website right now.  Also, take an additional 10% any of our snap related products with coupon code: SNAPLOVE

KAM Professional Snap Press

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