Pinback Project: LOVE February Design Contest

We’re excited to announce the next installment of our bi-monthly design contest, The Pinback Project. Inspired by Cupid’s arrow, going steady and that butterfly in your stomach feeling, February’s Pinback Project theme is “Love.” We’re also pleased to announce that this month’s winner will be selected by our guest judge, illustrator Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. Read on for details about how to enter your love-ly button design!


• Design an original button around the theme of love. Any of our sizes and shapes are acceptable. (Button templates are available here.)
• To enter, email your design to by midnight CST on February 8, 2013
• All entries will be uploaded for the world to see to in an album on the Busy Beaver Facebook page– feel free to tag yourself!
• Multiple entries per person are accepted. The contest is open to U.S. residents only.

• The winner will be chosen by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., and announced (when else?) February 14th.

• One very lucky winner will receive a prize pack including $200 cash, a $50 Busy Beaver gift certificate and a 4 pack of love-themed Rifle Paper Co. Cards.

Okay, you Casanovas– get designing!


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    February 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm


    I’m interested in entering this awesome contest, but the link above to your templates goes to a help page, and the link in your website’s bottom bar also links to that help page.

    Where can I find a template, or at least dimensions so I can design a button?


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    February 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Hi Kaylee– Thanks for bringing those broken links to our attention! Both have been updated now, and there’s also a link to our button templates in the toolbar at the top of the page. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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    February 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Does the button need to be designed using a computer program, or can it be hand-drawn/painted and scanned in to the appropriate size?

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    February 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Kate,

    Whatever you’d like– you can certainly paint or draw something and scan it in! You’re welcome to print out our button template to give you an idea of the size of the button face and the bleed area, but we’re also happy to resize whatever you submit to fit on a particular button size. If you have more specific questions, feel free to email me at

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