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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY!: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and Button Studio

Reported by Jessica Ripley



I was first introduced to the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio and Shape Studio at Summer CHA 2010 (where it went on to be named one of Craft Critique’s Best of 2010), and was able to watch a demo to see exactly what these tools that seemed to take paper punching to a new level could do. As something that creates custom embellishments, they pretty much had me at hello, but still I wasn’t sure I needed yet another tool to add to my already overflowing allotted craft space. Still, I was excited to try them and see what they could bring to my crafting process.

Epiphany has created a variety of custom shapes to work with when it comes to choosing a shape or button tool. For each tool, there is a corresponding clear epoxy shape with an adhesive back which fits that particular tool exactly, and is ultimately the key to creating your own unique embellishment.


These shapes must be purchased separately. This may seem like a deterrent to some that you must continue to buy product once you purchase a button or shape tool in order to use it (which honestly was my first thought), however upon further consideration, the number of epoxy shapes which can so easily be customized in each packet is quite generous when compared to similar pre-made embellishments that we buy. Buttons of course usually come in much larger quantities than what Epiphany provides per pack, however the value of being able to coordinate them to fit any project is definitely a plus.

As I am primarily a paper crafter, what excited me most about these tools was the sheer ability to match embellishments to any project using patterned paper. The slot to place the material to be punched is about the same width as a paper punch, and strength of the “punch through” similar as well. Therefore, it seems you are limited to using paper with the tools. I tested thick cardstock which worked just fine. I also tried a thin fabric just for grins, but to no avail (not the manufacturer’s fault at all, just testing in the name of crafts).

Using the easy to understand instructions on the back of the package, I was creating my own shapes and buttons in no time. There are 4 easy steps:

1. Insert paper (I found small detail patterns work best) and line up using the see through view finder. I love punches that you are able to see exactly what you are punching out, so find this part of the Epiphany design is just excellent.

2. Place the appropriate epoxy shape on top of the area of paper to be punched. (This was a little tricky for me at first. The epoxy shape is a tight fit and needs to be worked into that opening, and the flower button shape had to be positioned just so, but I quickly got the hang of it.)

3. Place the plastic insert on top of the epoxy shape then close the lid and press down. You must press fairly firmly, but not necessarily any harder than you would normally do with a press down paper punch. The rounded lid is also easy on the palm of your hand.

4. Lift the lid and remove your finished customized embellishment.

Epiphany also has a line of products which enhance the pieces even further, such as felt flowers and settings.


I created the layout below using the Round Shape Tool and the Vintage Settings.



So, if you are like me, my first thought was “gee that’s neat. But couldn’t I do the same thing by using a paper punch I already have and then using a 3D gel medium to create that “epoxy” look?” Well, yes probably, but one of the most valuable resources I ever consider in my crafting is time. This little gadget saves time, and in a big way. Not only in drying time if I were to go the gel medium route, but also in cases of mass production, I just couldn’t beat it. Plus honestly it is just plain fun, and a little addicting once you start. Suddenly my scrap pile was looking full of possibilities!

As mentioned above, another time saver Epiphany Crafts offers are felt embellishments that can add your customized piece to. In a matter of minutes and with a little hot glue I had whipped up these pins to add to one of my favorite purses (that always needed just a little extra something).


And they of course work great on paper projects too like in this card.


I even whipped up a pair of post earrings.


Speaking of jewelry, Epiphany Crafts has thought of time savers in that area as well. Rings and Charm Settings that can be attached to necklaces or bracelets which hold one of the round customized shapes perfectly are shown in their 2011 catalog. I was not able to find these yet online, however look forward to their arrival in stores. What a great way to create a custom gift these will be.

The projects above all use a Shape Tool, however the buttons are just (if not more) versatile. Buttons will never go out of style, and being able to add customized looks to sewing projects is so wonderful.

The Button Tool works in the same way the Shape Tool does, but has prongs on the insert that you place through the button holes before punching.

Creating several buttons takes only minutes, especially once I had the hang of the process. A minor issue, I did notice that though the punch has two little prongs to poke through the button holes, they don’t quite go all the way through the paper cleanly when punched. Because I planned to sew the buttons, this didn’t bother me as I knew a needle would just poke through, so I don’t feel it that big of a problem.

I just love that I can sew these onto projects! I made the pillow below and added several as a decorative touch.


After having a chance to try these out for myself, I have to say that I foresee myself reaching for both the Epiphany Shape Tool and the Button Tool many times. I’ve seen them listed for sale anywhere from $15 to $25 depending on the retailer’s price, and the corresponding epoxy shapes around $5 per pack. Though this is a little more expensive than say a paper punch would be, I will be adding another 1 or 2 to my stash. I just love the possibilities with them, and at their relatively small size, my fear of not finding a place for them in my craft area is completely gone. I know right where they’ll be actually, front and center on my desk ready to be used again and again.

Pros

  • A unique tool that is fun to use, small in size, but big on possibility.
  • Create custom embellishments and buttons for all sorts of craft projects using patterns and colors you love.
  • A precious time saver, using the tool is quick and easy.

Cons

  • You must continue to purchase the corresponding epoxy shapes to use the tools.
  • The highest price I found of $25 seems a little pricey, but I did find it for less also (and with a coupon, would be a bargain).
  • The use of the tool is limited to paper (or photos).
GIVEAWAY!

The great folks at Epiphany are giving away this amazing prize package to one lucky reader. Just answer the any of the following questions in the comment section of this article on this blog to be entered:


How would the Epiphany Button or Shape Studio change the way you craft? Do you find the possibility of being able to create custom buttons exciting? Or would you continue to work with whatever you can buy in stores? We LOVE to hear from YOU!

One comment per person, per Vendor Spotlight: Epiphany Crafts article (this is the first of two).You have until Sunday, May 1st at 6pm CST to leave your comment.

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164 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY!: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and Button Studio

  1. Scrapthat April 27, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    SUPER cute! Not only would this be fabulous for my little gals pages but I think it would also be fabulous for all the other crafty accessories you could make for a little fashion Diva! I think there are so many applications that would be unique and not easily duplicated with what you can get in the stores…definitely easier too!
    TFS! I’d LOVE this giveaway!

  2. Donna VW April 27, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    I love the idea of being able to customize buttons for my projects. I don’t think I would stop buying other buttons if I got these tools. I do think I would probably mix these with my existing stash.

  3. Sandy April 27, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Making my own buttons would be SO exciting for me. I have a button addiction anyway so this would really give more options in what all I could do with them. I also love to personalize everything with pictures, initials and things like that. I have a brad maker, 2 of them actually, and I love them but buttons are my favorite!!

  4. Florida Stampers April 27, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    I love the idea of being able to use scraps of my patterned paper to make custom embellishments. I was excited about making the shapes and have wanted this system before it was available for purchase. But, after seeing the buttons on your pillow I want all of their shapes and button shapes!

    The custom embellishments would accent the pattern paper used on my cards. No more buying a package of embellishments to have one to use on my project and then a lot left over that hang around in my studio.

  5. mescartes April 27, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Being able to customize buttons is great. But these tools are expensive.

  6. kathy o April 27, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I love the idea of being able to make buttons, especially for flower centers that match/coordinate with the paper I am using. I definitely have to get this product.

  7. Arcodauz April 27, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    I love to make my own embellishments – especially buttons. I also like being frugal so would be really excited if I won this! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  8. Lola G. April 27, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    Thank you so much for introducing us to such a fun and versatile set of goodies! I love to create embellishments to complement my cards, and these products would allow for even more options. Like you, I’ve got extremely limited space, but I’m always able to make room for the good stuff!

  9. Kelly Massman April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    It would change the way I craft because I could make my own embellies! Thanks so much!

  10. Peggy April 27, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    This is amazing! You could use this in so many ways in scrapbooking, decorating and even as the centers for hair bows. Got to have one! Thanks so much for sharing. Peggy W.

  11. connie April 27, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    It would change the way I craft by saving time and making my own embellishments! I have been seeing lots of reviews on this and really want one.

  12. Lydia April 27, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    I could make so many cute earrings with this tool! Definitely a cool crafting gadget.

  13. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings April 27, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    These are calling my name! Screaming really. I hear them. These are definitely right up my alley, I LOVE time savers and LOVE coming up with unique embellishments. Want, want, want!!!

  14. Danielle April 27, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    i’ve been eyeing these for a while!!!! I love the dimension that they would add to my scrapbooks and my altered projects! You can’t beat a custom look!

    http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

  15. Marijo April 27, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    This is too cool. What a awesome way to match your embellishments to your project. I definitely would use this tool ALL the time! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Marijo aka Scraptastic Grammy
    mjs1199 at cox dot net

  16. Patrice April 27, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I love this tool!! I would love the ability to create my own buttons for my layouts. And the earrings are absolutely adorable!! This tool would make an AWESOME addition to my crafting! Thanks so much for the chance!

  17. Hany Von Gillern April 27, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Customized buttons? How fun it would be to be able to create my own buttons I like, and that definitely will change the way I craft!!! A big hope I have to get them. Thank you.

  18. Sondra April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    I love using buttons and bubbles on my pages. Custom ones would be killer!!!

  19. Stephanie April 27, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    This looks so awesome! I would LOVE to create my own buttons!! 🙂

  20. Jodee April 27, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    This would be a great way to use up scraps and little tid bits you aren’t sure what to do with. Looks like it could be a fun tool!

  21. Annette A. April 27, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    This tool is. Great. I seen it at the scrapbook expo last time. I would love to win one. I am a card maker so I would use on my cards.

  22. Naomi A. of Colorado April 27, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    this button tool is so cool. Would love to give it a try and see what creations I can come up with using it.

  23. Anita April 27, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    This is cool! It would make great embellishments on a project!

  24. Jamie April 27, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    I think that it is really handy when you can customize your accents!

  25. S. Ferguson April 27, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    This looks like it would be tons of fun to play with. Paper crafts, home decorating, clothing, etc. I would love to win this!

  26. mudmaven April 27, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Being able to create my own buttons would just be the ultimate!!! I can see being able to use these in card making, scrapbooking and sewing. Too cool! I’ve been a button collector for years and to make my own … WOW! ~chris

  27. Liz April 27, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Cute as a button ! (Can’t believe I’m the first one to say that!) I love buttons, but they get expensive, and it takes too much time to hunt for just the right ones. Sure, the tool might be expensive for some of us, but to have something durable and unique to me is worth it, and honestly, haven’t most of us bought things that were more expensive, and ended up gathering dust ? I’d keep this thing humming !

  28. {Lynn - that's me!} April 27, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I think this product is awesome, however, I don’t really see it something that I would go out and buy, mainly because I have sooooo many buttons in my stash and I can usually find something that would work.

    BUT, if I did have the product, I would FOR SURE use it, just for the shear fun of being able to personalize everything with just the right papers/patterns.

  29. Tina Wiltsee April 27, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    I really like the idea and think that it might be cool to use fabric instead of paper and make matching buttons for a blouse!

    Thanks for the critique.

  30. Hee Jin R. April 27, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Customizing is great! Love doing it to brads and would love it for buttons! It’s on my list of items I wish for sure, so many items to make from your earrings to bracelets, oh my!

  31. Dee April 27, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    You had me as soon as I saw the earrings and uses not only for scrapping and cards but for other uses…Great critique!

  32. Rhonda April 27, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    ooooohhhhh! Me likey! Love that I can match embellishments using the paper lines that I already have!

  33. TN Granny April 27, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    I love buttons so I know I could put this little baby to work real quick. I love the layering you have done, amazing.

  34. Mary April 27, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    I’ve never seen anything like this! Very kewl! I’d love to win one.

  35. Do Be Do Bead Do April 27, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Because I am both a jewelry designer and a paper crafter, the ways that I would use these tools are endless! My fingers are so crossed!!!

  36. Tona April 27, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I would so love to win this! No more searching through hundreds of buttons looking for one that would coordinate with my project…I could just make the perfect one instead.

  37. Stacy April 27, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    What a great looking tool! This would add a lot of depth to my card making.

  38. Cristina April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    How fun! I would love to create custom elements for my cards: this would be such a time saver! Thanks for the reviee!

  39. Dollie April 27, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    These are super cute. I love the different embellishments you can make. And it seems much easier than all the processes used with dimensional magic etc.

  40. Scrapycandy April 27, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    This was very interesting! I am always poking through my drawers for some interesting embellie that will match…this may be a great thing to have! Thank you!

  41. Cornville Country Crafts April 27, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I purchased the small circle one at the craft show in Mesa Arizona. I am loving it and would love to win the large circle one. I am using the one I have to make small embellishments. A great product

  42. Patchi April 27, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I think this is a great idea! Designer buttons sell for about the same price and you end up needing to buy one set for each coordinating line. One set of these goes with anything and everything with out worries of whether it’s the right hue or not. Thanks for a great review!

  43. Penne April 27, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Oh how exciting this product is! I love the idea of being able to use my own matching patterned papers to make buttons for my scrapbook/cardmaking projects. I am seriously thinking about purchasing the product.

  44. BunnyFreak April 27, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I don’t use this for paper crafting, but I love this for the home decor, and fashion projects.

  45. Sue D April 27, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    I like the time saving feature and really like the earrings you made.

  46. SueB April 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Count me in! Sounds like a t’riffic way to make matchy buttons and the earrings are SO STINKIN’ CUTE!

  47. bhelenj April 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I only thought of these for paper. But I can’t wait to try earrings and flower pins. I’d love to win this give away.

  48. Winged April 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    It’s wonderful idea about customized buttons, I adore hand-made embellishments! They always fits perfect! And I’m big button lover 🙂

  49. JoAnnG April 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Being able to satisfy my total addiction to buttons in such a personal way would be AWESOME! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  50. Maryann April 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    What a great tool. I can see loads of great use for this. It´ll be perfect to be able to make things yourselff, so they always fit the project, you´re working on, and you´l never have to run araound to find just the right color or thing anymore, no matter if it´s a scrapbookpage or it´s a hairband or juwelery for the granddaughters. You´ll always be able to make things just perfect, which would be sooo awesome.

  51. Melissa April 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I would LOVE to make my own buttons and epoxy shapes! This tool sounds so awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  52. Linda April 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    OMG your buttons are just adorable!! I would really love to make some custom buttons for my projects. Your review is great!!

  53. pegg April 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    I think this is great to use up all the PP scraps I have – I love to be able to coordinate with existing papers. I love products that let you use the products that you own in different ways!

  54. The Mama Monkey April 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! I would never have to buy buttons again! Looks fabulous!

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  55. rush April 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    this looks interesting. i would like to have a better look and try it out!

  56. McStamper April 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Love this idea. Buttons are my fav embellishment and this looks like a way to make many different ones easily. thanks for the give-away.

  57. Morah Lori April 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Wow! What a versatile tool, and how great for using scraps! I love the idea of being able to choose my own patterned paper for embellishments, to add that perfect touch to a scrapbook layout.

  58. Tsai April 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    WOW. Epiphany Crafts Button Studio and Shape Studio sure make create buttons exciting and fun. I like how the fact that it does not take up too much space and you can create buttons quickly and have personal touch in it. Thank you for the chance to win.

    juliaTF at hotmail.com

  59. java diva April 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Very cool tool! I love all the extras. Cute earrings, such a fab idea!

  60. Lori Turner April 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    I work with paper, cardstock and fabric and would absolutelky love the chance to use these awesome tools! Thanks! Lori Turner
    lori082259@yahoo.com

  61. Jean Fitch from jlfstudio April 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Very interesting looking tool and looks like it might create a better bonded piece than the “build a brads” I’m currently in love with. Prospect of making buttons looks interesting too. Not sure these would change the way I craft but it would definitely add a few more options for embellishments. The felt add ins and Vintage settings are exciting for sure.

  62. jlawrence April 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Any time I can customize my creations I am all for it! I would use these customized buttons on a lot of my projects.

  63. creationsbyyaritza April 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I love the tool. I’m a huge button lover so this tool is right up my alley. Customizing embellishments for my pages and cards would be awesome. I have so many scraps that this tool would work perfectly for. Thanks for the chance to win.

  64. Irit Shalom April 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Just love it- also the price can be a bit high, still great use for all kinds of crafts

  65. Ronile April 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I am a photographer, and I cqan think of dozens of uses for shapes and buttons made with my photos.

  66. Kathy April 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Initially I was thinking…eh, another tool…but they when you showed how easy it is to use, and the VERY cute results, you got me! I love matching embellies to my layouts, and I have really gotten into creating my own. I love to layer things for dimension and texture, and the shape/button maker would surely enable me to do just that!

  67. Chrisi April 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I would make custom buttons w/photos and special papers for my friends. I’d make hat decorations that you could also pin on scarves.

  68. Janelle April 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I don’t find many buttons I like in the stores so I would definitely use this for crafting! I’m learning to embroider and I’d love to make my own buttons to embellish my felt and embroidered flowers. Great product!

  69. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    WOW! This would be a fabulous addition to my paper and sewing crafts! I live in a rural area; so shopping for craft materials is not easy…I have to drive 30 or more miles to find a craft store. The ability to make my own buttons is just too cool!
    Bee Jay

  70. Pam Young April 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Oh the possibilities!! I love felt and anything that enhances felt embellishments is awesome in my book!! I also like the idea of making my own buttons. Thanks for chance.

  71. Diane McVey April 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Wow, that is SO NEAT!! I love the buttons you made, and the earrings, too! I would love using it for matching buttons for cards, especially…and on name frames! What fun it would be to have that! Everything could match, and coordinate. . . there are endless possibilities!!!

  72. Leisa April 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    I love the idea of customizing buttons to match the rest of the project. Looks easy to use & lots of possibilities.

  73. Janelle April 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    I make clothes for my little girl to save money…making custom buttons for those clothes would be great!!! I also scrapbook, and anything to help save on costs of embellishments is a plus to me!!! Thank you for providing this opportunity!

  74. Nedlnut April 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    This is another thing on my wish list. I’ve been keeping an eye out at my local stores but haven’t found one yet. I’m currently making a lot of paper & fabric flowers & would love to be able to make my one centers/embellishments for them. I’d love this giveaway!

  75. AShu93 April 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I really like the custom buttons & that you can make them match anything. I probably would only get one shape or so. I don’t have a lot of space for more tools.

    It would be nice if they could combine several shapes into one punch & say, turning a dial, to change rather than having to buy a separate punch for each shape.

  76. Gailanne April 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    This cute little tool holds so much potential for embellishments that MATCH my cards…I love the flower buttons especially.

  77. Jennie April 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    I saw it in my local scrapbook store but I didn’t what I could do with it but now that you showed the examples and the ideas I want it so bad!! I love that glass effect I absolutely love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  78. Elaine April 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I don’t use a lot of buttons but this tool would be so fun to decorate with buttons matching your cards or layout. I can see endless possibilities. Such a fun and creative tool. Thanks, Elaineparlecub

  79. Shannon April 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Unfortunately I couldn’t afford this when I saw this at the CKC Show last month and was drooling. =) I could really enhance my daughter’s scrapbook with this, not to mention all of the other things we could use it for–embellishing room decor, thank you cards, the possiblities are endless!!! I would LOVE to add this to my craft room!! What a great Mother’s Day gift this would be for me! =)

  80. Karen (TLgirl353) April 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I saw a little blip about this a while ago and it looked interesting. It’s much more exciting now that you have used and reviewed it. Oh Boy, I’d sure love to win!!

  81. Elizabeth April 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    It is so hard to find masculine embellishments that actually match the paper I have! This would be an awesome solution. I have been enabled to go shopping! LOL
    http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

  82. deb April 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I love all the pretty buttons.
    I have not made anything with buttons yet but after seeing this, I will.
    All the things you can make with this. I would stay a busy beaver.

  83. Julie April 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    This is such a cool machine. I would love to use it to make jewelry and I would also be able to use it for cards and scrapbooks. Such a wide variety of uses….Awesome giveaway….

  84. Carisa April 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    i think this would be an awesome way to use up scraps & have perfect matchy matchy embellies!

  85. Kimberly S. April 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Wow!! I can honestly say, I have NEVER seen or heard of this tool until now! This looks AMAZING!!! I think it would be absolutely FABULOUS to make your own embellishments!! What a way to continue with a concept or theme on my cards and scrapbook pages!! I am so excited about this new tool now…WOOHOO!!

  86. Karen April 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    This button maker looks awesome it seems I can never find the right embellishments, but with this it would be perfect.
    Thanks for a great giveaway and good luck to all!!!
    Happy Crafting!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

  87. Amy April 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I am all for homemade embellies!! This is a ROCKIN’ tool to enhance any project!! I love that you can completely customize with any paper you want…down to an exact spot!! very cool! Now if they could make some different sized ones it would be even MORE awesome!! Thanks for the fantastic review I will certainly be putting this on my wish list!!

  88. 4Ucards April 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    As a card maker this tool would be very handy. Have you ever finished a card and you need one more item to balance out the card?

    After reading your critique, this might be the tool I was looking for and didn’t know it.

    Would love to play with the Epiphany Craft shape and Button studio.

  89. thestampinglady April 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    This is a new product for me–thanks for the review. It looks unique and would be fun to give it a try. Buttons are one of my favorite embellishments.

  90. LesleyfromWI April 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Wow this is so cool! I love buttons and the idea of being able to make my own makes me very happy!

  91. Elizabeth (Beth) Moore April 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I’ve read about this product a lot lately and think it would be so much fun to create with! I’d simply flip if I won this prize! 🙂

  92. Mary April 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I love the product. Have the round 20 buttons. Used them on Easter cards this year. Want to purchase others, but they are rather expensive. I will just wait and buy them when I have a discount coupon. That’s how I bought the first one!

  93. janine April 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    What I love about this tool is not necessarily having to purchase every matching embellishment to go along with my paper stacks. It would be great to create my own embellishments for a change. I’m one of those crafters that likes everything to match whenever I make a card but, that can get pretty costly with the prices for embellishments (most times) being just as much as the paper stack. Great giveaway and review—thanks!! Also, for those interested, Scrapbooking Warehouse sells the Epiphany Craft Shape/Button Studio for $13.88. The Bubble Caps sell for $3.88. One of the best prices I’ve seen so far (online) for these tools.

  94. LisaAnn April 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I love this product! I hate waiting for epoxy to cure. This would rock for layouts, cards and jewelry as well as buttons for those items plus my sewing and quilting projects 🙂

  95. Lori April 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    I’d love to use this to embellish my daughter’s cute little clothes or shoes or bags–things she takes very seriously.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

  96. Dee in N.H. April 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    OMG! I would so love to be able to make buttons that match my project! No matter how many buttons I have, I never have just the right one! What an amazing tool!

  97. huntla1 April 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    How fun would it be to be able to make coordinating embellishments from same paper that you are creating from. I love the little flower button!

  98. Kelly Sas April 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I would love to have either, but both would be better! Making my own embellishments is not only rewarding but guarantees I have thst perfect custom embellishment. My jewelry, art quilts and paper crafts would be taken to a higher level with embellies made from the Epiphany Craft Shape/Button Studio!!!

  99. veronica April 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    i would love to be able to create custom buttons to match the designer paper on my cards. i am intrigued by the fabric ones on the pillow!

  100. baker44 April 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Oh what fun. I’m a crafting tool junky and love new tools. This would be so awesome for making buttons for the little outfits I sew for my grand-daughter. How often I wish I had something that really matched the card or page I am doing. This would be the answer. Way cool. Thanks for the post.

  101. ann55w April 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    these would be so awesome to win these , i could make such cute bottons for my cards . i saw these on HSN once but they sold out too quick.
    Ann W
    weedmana@embarqmail.com

  102. Heather April 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Oh my gosh, this would be so awesome to have! If I don’t win I will have to find this and buy it. I would love to create with this!

  103. Scrappin' Mama April 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Your button creator would be an awesome tool to help embellish scrapbook pages & cards. My two favorite embellishments are ribbons & buttons! To be able to make my own, with coordinating paper, would be so fun & exciting (& definitely money saving!!) Thanks so much for the opportunity to win 🙂

  104. Donna April 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    I’ve never seen this tool before. I love to make my own embellishments for cards so this would be perfect. Very cool looking tools and great projects as samples.

  105. listgirl April 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I love to create custom craft items. I think that’s the appeal of this type of tool for me. This is an awesome and unique crafting tool to add to my stash!

  106. Lisa April 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I’ve seen these at some stores and wasn’t sure how easy they would be to use, thanks for the detailed information. I can’t wait to get my hands on one to make some jewelry!

  107. Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    First time I have ever seen this. I guess I could learn how to make these. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Nellie.

  108. Kathy Billings April 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    WOW!!!! This looks so cool. I can already see flower centers coming my way. I hope I win this but if not where can I purchase it?

  109. ~kelly marie~ April 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    The review is wonderful! I would love to try these! I think the extra felties and vintage button settings sold it for me!

  110. Tamra April 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    I have been eyeing this tool for a couple weeks. I so want one of these. I am thrilled you did a product review on it. Now I want one even more! Love the idea that embellies can be tailored to match the layout or decor item. Thanks.

  111. Tanya April 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    This is pretty cool! I would use it for embellishments mostly on my cards and also on my scrapbook pages. I love that your buttons will match your paper!

  112. Valerie April 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks for the review of the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and Button Studio. I would love to be able to make my own buttons. This would be perfect for both layouts and card-making!

  113. Cottagerca April 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I think i would embellish much more and in larger clusters and that is definitely a change to my style
    ava
    cottagerca

  114. Diane L April 27, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    I love to make my own buttons, using sizzlets or embosslits, circle punches, DSP, etc., topped with Crystal Lacquer. This would open up whole new worlds – how exciting

  115. Shawn Wenrich April 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    I’ve been wanting this tool since I saw it on HSN but of course it sold out both times it was on the air. I would definitely use it to match both my scrapbook layouts and cards. Yes I’d probably still be interested in buying buttons that match collections but this tool will give me so many more options!

  116. Rebecca Ednie April 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    This tool would totally change the way I craft! I often buy the matching epoxy brads and buttons that go with paper packs and now I can make my own!!

  117. Chris Wooten April 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    me likey.,…..thanks lol oh yes could sure use these with all the kids home decor and jean purses and cute like you made ear rings too for kids

    chris
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

  118. Lena April 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

    I love this!! Making your own epoxy buttons is great b/c you can make a perfect accent for any LO. I’d still buy pre-made buttons, but I would use the tool a lot more. So much ooomph with so little.

  119. kathy s April 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    This tool is just what I need- I have grandchildren that are either losing buttons all the time or they “DONT LIKE” the buttons they picked out after about a month of having them -so I could change them at less expense and use the old ones for other projects- and as I make cards the rest of the options would be perfect too

  120. Sandy April 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I think these tools are awesome! I would be absolutely thrilled and very greatful to win them. I want to make some tufted pillows for my craft room first – withh the button maker and my favorite papers! Then, onto some button decorations for my walls. My craftroom is so starkly empty. I have my fingers crossed. Thank you for the chance to win!

  121. Barbara Burgess April 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    I think this sounds like a great idea. I would be able to use up all of my paper scraps and make buttons to match every card I make!

  122. Jessica April 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    This looks really great. I love the idea of being able to make buttons that match my project perfectly. I would love to have this.

  123. Caroline D. April 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    How would the Epiphany Button or Shape Studio change the way you craft? This would be absolutely fantabulous for making my own bling and embellishments to coordinate with my papers for a perfect match or to compliment it!! Looks very fun to use… thanks for the chance to win this fun give-away!

  124. Nitasha April 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    This is majorly cute and I love the projects that you’ve showcased here! This little gem could change my life because it’s perfect for using on scraps of gorgeous paper that I don’t want to let go! Thank you all for this amazing giveaway!

  125. ddlady April 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I like the idea of being able to make custom embellishments with scraps of paper and not having to wait for a gel to dry. And buying embellished buttons and only being able to maybe one for a project is wasteful. I like “Epiphany Crafts Studeo and Button Studio much better!!!!!

  126. Sherri April 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    How cool is this to be able to make the cutest little buttons to use for all kinds of things! I could find a million uses and I bet my kids could, too!

  127. Robbin April 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    I love buttons…so the idea of creating my own custom buttons is very exciting!! I love this!!

  128. Linda April 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Ever since I first saw these advertised I’ve wanted one.
    I’ve tried to do something similar but this tool would make it so much easier. I like making embellishments of my own. With this tool I could customize theme, color, etc. The possibilities are
    many.

  129. Tiffany April 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    I would love to make custom buttons and shapes. I too was skeptical when I first saw this tool, but thanks to your awesome review I am putting these little babies on my wish list. One thing I love are those settings. Too cute!

  130. Jan Castle April 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    I have not seen these before, but they certainly would change the way I scrapbook/make cards! I never BUY buttons because I don’t know exactly what I want until I am making my page/card…this would make a great addition to my embellishments! Thanks for the chance to win one!!!
    Jan

  131. Nancy April 27, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Wow, I never would have thought I would use that tool but after reading your article I can see that I would probably use it a lot! Custom buttons would be AWESOME too!

  132. Marie / Legojenta April 28, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    Oh, I’d LOVE to be able to create my own custom buttons with this tool! Thanks for a chance to win =)

  133. Amanda April 28, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    I would be using buttons a lot more often on my pages then I am now!! I’ve never seen this product. Sounds like an interesting tool to use.

  134. debpaint16 April 28, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    YES……..I find the possibility of being able to create custom buttons exciting!!!! It is so nice to make a button/embellishment to match whatever paper craft
    you are making!!! Thanks to You & Epiphany for the chance to win!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

  135. Erika April 28, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Super Cute!! I would love to be able to create my own buttons. I’m totally obsessed with buttons at the moment! LOL

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Erika

    erika.seever at klrd.ks.gov

  136. Erika April 28, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    I’m so excited at the possibility of being able to create my own buttons. I am always looking for the PERFECT one, but sometimes I have to settle. This is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Adeline
    whineybuttfalk47 at cox.net

  137. Manhattan Mandie April 28, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    I LOVE these “Studios” from EC! I have one and I LOVE it!!! The Heart Button maker is next on my MUST list 🙂 Love the idea of making earrings… going to have to try that today 🙂

  138. kurlygirl April 28, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    I love the idea of being able to customize my creations. I can think of tons of ways to use this.

  139. Cyndi S April 28, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    I just love these. I almost purchased one at a scrapbooking show and then decided not to. I am kicking myself for not getting it. Can’t wait for the next show, one of them will be coming home with me. The Shape Studio would change the way I craft because it would make it easier to add matching embellishments. I find making my own buttons very exciting. I would love to be able to color coordinate anything I am crafting. Thanks for the chance to win this incredible tool.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  140. paradise45 April 28, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I would love to be the winner of this giveaway! By having it I would always have a coordinating embellishment for either my card making or scrapbooking. No more scurrying around for the perfectly coordinated accent. Thanks for the chance to win.

  141. scrappyRN April 28, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Thanks for all your cute ideas today, would love to win this awesome prize.

  142. snowballdixie April 28, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I love on products and reallyt like to try new things. I would enjoy making my own buttons.

  143. rush April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    i think it would be fun to create my own buttons. i would love to try this product. i would still buy buttons at the fabric store just because there are different varieties beyond what i would be able to make.

  144. Carol N April 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I love the idea of creating custom buttons. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to match the embellishments to the projects without having to “shop” for days. I’m even thinking these would be nice on baby sweaters..gotta try that.

  145. Melinda AKA medialady April 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I go through times when I will use buttons and then not use them for several months. Now if I were to win this . . . I would definitely use them more!

  146. Claudia April 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I love this product! I think it is great that I would be able to customize my own embellishments. I could make custom buttons, flower centers, etc… with these! I would love to win a set! thanks for the opportunity!

  147. Lindsey April 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Since I like making my own faux brads, the ability to make these epoxy embellishments would be great!

  148. Carole RB April 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Yes in fact, being able to create custom buttons is very exciting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  149. CLM-cindylu2u April 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Have not seen this before and find it very exciting!! Definitely would dress up my LO and cards not to mention making fab accessories for me!!
    CindyM

  150. dannelle April 28, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    great review! i heart epiphany crafts!! thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize! :O)

  151. {VICKI} April 29, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    I like the idea of creating one of a kind!

  152. ann55w April 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    wow would love these, would make creating easy.
    Ann W
    weedmana@embarqmail.com

  153. Iris April 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    Very cute. I love to embellish with buttons. Iris
    isoscia at aol.com

  154. Maria Matter April 29, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Wow, this is so fabulous! what a great product, never saw anything like it!
    Only limited by our imagination with this, would absolutely love to own it!
    I really like the look of the buttons on the pillow!
    great review, thank you!

  155. Sabrina Mix April 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m CRAZY on this product. It totally will change the way I craft.

    Hope I can win it!

    xoxo

  156. rilojane April 30, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Unitasker- honestly, I don’t know that I would buy it. But if I had it I think I would use it a lot. (Does that make sense?) It seems like a lot of fun, but there are a lot of other toys on my list to buy before this one.
    Harsh. I know. But I never win these things, so I’m not going to blow smoke and say it’s OMG-SUPER-CUTE if I don’t think so. I think it’s pretty cool. I give it 3 stars.

  157. Country Mouse April 30, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    Wow! What a great tool! I think this would help me to be more adventurous…giving me the opportunity to try new methods. I would surely give up boring store bought buttons, and enjoy making my own custom items. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Audrey

  158. Phyllis M. April 30, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Using up my scraps for making buttons would really be great. Would be fun to make my own embellishments too and use my own papers. Thanks for a great giveaway and for a chance to win.

  159. La Vikinga April 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    OK; I love the idea of having a craft tool that enables me to do embellishments that go with the papers – and since these are made OF the very same papers I would use, I find it absolutely amazing and interesting.
    A change? Maybe to do different sizes; I might want to have bigger earrings than that little thing there…
    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  160. Sakas April 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Wow! This was such a great idea! When I work on projects I like for the colors to match “exactly”. With these I could make buttons or circles using the matching paper!!! Fantastic! Yippee! I saw these advertised somewhere, but you’re assessment has shown me that these are a must have!
    Thanks,
    Sheri sherik421@gmail.com

  161. K Bussean April 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Earrings!!! I want to try to make some. I can definitely see lots of cute earrings I could make for my daughters.

  162. Becky May 3, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Very helpful review! I just saw this tool at the Expo the other day — very cool!! I think I may be placing an order to try it out myself!

  163. jjocarlson May 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Wow this is so awesome! I love using buttons when I am crafting! This would make it so I could be much more creative,Original and also be so much fun and no one would have anything like it because it would be one of a kind! I would use this all the time!

  164. Linda Dale July 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Fabulous. Making my own buttons would be awesome. It would be great to personalize your button either with the type of paper you want or photos. I am thinking of all the scraps I could use for buttons. They would be so adorable on flowers. No more looking through tons of stuff on line or in a store to try to match your layout. Awesome. Winning would be a slice of heaven on earth. Thanks for the chance.