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Design Inspiration

We’ve compiled cool designs, how-to guides, and expert tips & tricks to help you design the very best buttons.

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Button History

From cheeky flapper buttons to historical campaign buttons, read on to learn more about button history.

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What To Sell In A Gift Shop

Sep 1st 2022

What To Sell In A Gift Shop
We’ve been helping our clients create custom keepsakes since 1995. After seeing so many gift shops like yours thrive with the right products we’ve created a guide to share our expertise. Here our a … read more
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How To Style Buttons

Jun 28th 2022

How To Style Buttons
Buttons are just another accessory. Like earrings, a scarf, or a hat, they all add something to one’s outfit. They’re the ultimate way to show off your interests and spread a message. Buttons can a … read more
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Doctor Appreciation Day

Jun 7th 2022

Doctor Appreciation Day
Doctor Appreciation Day - March 30th “Thank you, Doctor” is a simple phrase but can mean the world to the caregivers who sacrifice so much of their own time to be available for the needs of o … read more
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Nurse Appreciation Week

Jun 7th 2022

Nurse Appreciation Week
Nurse Appreciation Week - May 6-12 Thank a nurse whenever you see one but especially on nurse appreciation day, May 6, which kicks off nurse appreciation week. There’s more ways to say “Thank … read more
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CNA Appreciation Week

Jun 7th 2022

CNA Appreciation Week
CNA Appreciation Week - June 17-23 A CNA, or certified nursing assistant, is among one of the many unsung heroes that keep a hospital running. Make sure to take some time to honor the hard wo … read more
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Emma's Band Merch Ideas

Apr 21st 2022

Emma's Band Merch Ideas
I truly allow myself to splurge when it comes to  band merchandise. I’m a fairly frugal person otherwise, but as soon as I see an array of shirts and posters hung up in front of my eyes, I l … read more
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To Kiss Cut or Not To Kiss Cut

Feb 8th 2022

To Kiss Cut or Not To Kiss Cut
Creating the best final product is a top priority for us at Busy Beaver which is why we want to introduce you to our new kiss-cut border option for sticker printing! Through our testing, we've fou … read more
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Top 5 Things that are Square

Jun 29th 2021

Top 5 Things that are Square
We put together a fun list of the best square things to show off one of the more unique shapes we offer. Don’t overlook the square sizes! Heck, some designs just work better with four sides. Here a … read more
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Easy Earth Day Crafts

Apr 8th 2021

Easy Earth Day Crafts
We Beavers love our planet! We make a conscious effort to reduce our carbon "paw print" every chance we get. Our headquarters is powered by the sun and all buttons are created using US made recycle … read more
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Best Vintage Fonts for Buttons

Mar 10th 2021

Best Vintage Fonts for Buttons
For a button to be successful sometimes all you need is a bold font and a strong message. The right typeface can really make your design last throughout history.  Inspired by some of our fav … read more
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Spread Button-y Cheer In 2020

Dec 9th 2020

Spread Button-y Cheer In 2020
The holiday season is here again, but 2020 looks a little different than it has in holidays past. Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t spread cheer. We’ve put together a gift guide … read more
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Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

Dec 4th 2019

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts
Gift giving season is here! Now is the perfect time to start creating those personalized gifts to give to your loved ones. With custom buttons and magnets, you can let them know they're appreciated … read more
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How to: Displays for Buttons

Nov 1st 2019

How to: Displays for Buttons
You've done the work to design a button or create a button. And the  custom pins have arrived and you're ready to use them to spread the word about your band, your crafts, or brand. But you … read more
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Bands, Buttons, and Backrim Text!

Oct 31st 2019

Bands, Buttons, and Backrim Text!
Everybody knows that bands and buttons go hand in hand. For your fans, they're an inexpensive merch item they can wear to show their undying love for your band every day. And for you as a band memb … read more
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7 Ways to Use Pride Buttons

May 23rd 2018

7 Ways to Use Pride Buttons
Pride Month is just around the corner, and we put together some of our favorite creative ways to use buttons in your celebrations. From giveaways to fundraising—rainbow flag badges,  LGBTQ b … read more
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Sparkle Finish: 4 Shining Tips

Jan 3rd 2018

Sparkle Finish: 4 Shining Tips
In addition to quick and quality service, Busy Beaver offers one of the widest varieties of custom button special finishes. The sparkle finish adds an amazing shine and glittery effect to all butto … read more
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Top 5 Things that are Rectangular

May 31st 2017

Top 5 Things that are Rectangular
Here's a special list dedicated to our unique and historic size: custom rectangle buttons. It's been many years since the release of our quad-sided friend and to celebrate, here's a round-up of the … read more
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How To: Birthday Pins and Buttons

May 10th 2017

How To: Birthday Pins and Buttons
Birthdays only happen once a year, but with custom birthday buttons you can keep the celebration going. Use our step-by-step guide to create your very own happy birthday button for friends, family m … read more
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Art of the Pin Game

Mar 15th 2017

Art of the Pin Game
How pins and patches have taken over popular culture During your next trip to the coffee shop, take a look around. Chances are more than half the folks sipping lattes will be wearing a  … read more
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From Screen to Printed Button

Mar 1st 2017

From Screen to Printed Button
Here at Busy Beaver, we hold ourselves to the highest button quality standard. We work hard to make our customers the highest quality buttons, provide friendly and helpful assistance, all at a grea … read more
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How to Make Photo Buttons

Feb 1st 2017

How to Make Photo Buttons
These days, most photo albums are not often tangible books that people keep on their coffee table. Thanks to the ever-improving technology built into our personal devices, our memories are now main … read more
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CMYK vs. RGB for Beginners

Dec 14th 2016

CMYK vs. RGB for Beginners
When you're new to print design, color can suddenly feel a bit overwhelming. What used to be as simple as ROY G. BIV now has lots of strange acronyms and new terms floating around-- RGB? CMYK? S … read more
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5 Ideas for Using Neon Buttons

Jul 14th 2015

5 Ideas for Using Neon Buttons
So you're in love with our new Totally Neon paper special. It's no surprise! With rainbow of five fluorescent shades, who wouldn't love it! But perhaps you're having a hard time coming up with th … read more
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How To Make the Most of Rimtext

Jun 18th 2015

How To Make the Most of Rimtext
"What exactly is backrim text?" We often hear this question from customers.Though backrim text may sound a bit confusing at first, it's actually pretty simple. Here we explain how to best use the … read more
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Button Memories: Book It Buttons

Apr 29th 2015

Button Memories: Book It Buttons
Remember Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program? As a kid who already enjoyed reading, being told that I could also earn free pizza was just icing on the cake… or rather, pepperoni on the pizza pie. And I’m … read more
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How To: Button Name Tags

Apr 18th 2013

How To: Button Name Tags
Did you know that our buttons are coded in mylar? That means making name tag  buttons is easier than ever. The pre-made buttons can be customized with the use of a simple Sharpie® marke … read more
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99% or 1% Buttons Make a Statement

May 18th 2012

99% or 1% Buttons Make a Statement
Democrat or Republican, Cubs or White Sox, kittens or puppies— we make buttons for them all. We try to keeps things non partisan here at Busy Beaver, so when we decided to create commemorative b … read more
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