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A Perfect Spring Soundtrack and Custom 1" Buttons from Fallen Love Records May 24 2017

If you are looking for a great-sounding Spring soundtrack, we think we've got it! Our friends at Fallen Love Records recently released Secret Gardens, a compilation of picnic pop featuring 22 artists from around the world. In conjunction with the release they also had us make these adorable 1” custom buttons.
Fallen Love Records fan buttons

Fallen Love Records is a bedroom pop label based out of Oshawa. Their latest release Secret Gardens is full of great spring songs that will carry you through the season and beyond when – brr! - spring is only a memory.

The custom 1” buttons are included in a sweet package along some other great items when you purchase Secret Gardens now. Head on over to the Fallen Love Records site get your copy of Secret Gardens - with your own tiny button!

Band buttons for connecting with fans

The latest Fallen Love Records release is a great example of how band buttons can enhance a relationship between artists and fans. Buttons can always be sold at shows or online to support music labels and musicians, but they can also be tokens of appreciation for fans. These band buttons can then be collected or worn to share that support with the rest of the world.

These Fallen Love Records pins are custom 1” buttons, which are the most popular band button size, but custom 7/8” buttons and custom 1.25” custom buttons are great options too. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can see all custom button sizes here.

Fallen Love Records Secret Gardens release with button

Other ideas for musicians

Add a lyric music video to your button order with these lyric video + custom button packages.

Liking the idea of band buttons so much, you want to make them yourself? Get going with a Standard 1” Button Maker Start-Up Kit.

Follow Fallen Love Records online!

Instagram: @fallenloverecs

Twitter: @fallenloverecs

Tumblr: fallenloverecords

 

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May The Fourth Be With You: The Star Wars Underground Buttons are Out of this World! May 04 2017

 

The Star Wars Underworld

Forget all the other days on the calendar, because today is the day that matters for Star Wars fans around the world. May 4th has come to be known as May the Fourth Be With You Day, or Star Wars Day.

We thought it would be the perfect day to showcase our friends at The Star Wars Underworld and their out-of-this-world custom buttons.

The Star Wars Underground is a great community where fans all over the world can join one platform and connect with each other. The platform is fan-driven and family-friendly so Star Wars fans of any age can take part! 

Custom Buttons For Community Members

We had the chance to work with the rad guys over at to make these super cool and well designed buttons. Pinback custom buttons for community members allow them share that they belong in a special community and to express the voice, message and personality of that membership. We think these buttons do exactly that. 

The larger Custom 2" Round Button is a great pin size for extra visibility to showcase The Star Wars Underground logo. The smaller Custom 1-1/4" Round Button is great size for fun designs and messages that members can pin and wear all the time. 

Depending on what message or design you want to express, there is a pin size and shape that will perfectly suit the needs of your special community members! We would love to talk through all of those options with you so reach out to us anytime!

May the Fourth Be With YouExplore more with The Star Wars Underground Online!

What started as a Facebook page has now expanded into a full website and a podcast. You can also find them on a variety of other platforms:

The Star Wars Underground on Tumblr 
The Star Wars Underground on Instagram
The Star Wars Underground on Twitter
The Star Wars Underground on Google+
The Star Wars Underground on YouTube

May The Fourth Be With You all today!

 

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Fantastic Toronto Comicon Buttons by Artist Leanne Davies April 10 2017

Toronto artist Leanne Davies recently hit up Toronto Comicon with these rad custom 1.5” square buttons.

Toronto Comicon Spock buttons

Leanne Davies is a visual artist who paints in acrylics and watercolour. Her work illuminates beauty in the absurd and the ironic. Influences on her work include social media and popular culture with desire and the intricacy of human relationships as two common themes in her art.

She had two of her paintings put onto buttons to sell at the pop culture convention where she was an exhibitor.

Custom Super Dave 1.5" Square Buttons

Leanne Davies’ Spock and Super Dave paintings were pressed into 1.5” square buttons.

This shape and size combination is a great choice for visual artists looking for affordable ways to sell art at shows like Toronto Comicon. This is because the button is big enough to display the detail of the artwork, but is still wearable.

There are a number of custom options for visual artists looking to sell their artwork at a pop culture convention or any other number of shows. Custom magnets, mirrors, coasters, keychains and jewelry are other unique and affordable ways to sell art. These items also provide low cost ways for people to buy art. 

To learn more about Leanne Davies and view her fantastic online gallery, visit www.leannedavies.com.

You can also follow her - and see her recent Toronto Comicon adventures - on Instagram

 

 

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Fun Fan Art: Custom Rounded Rectangle Buttons for Doggy-Yasha March 28 2017

Doggy-Yasha is a Winnipeg-based artist who creates awesome fan art as well as original illustrations. We recently made them come custom fan art buttons, and the finished product turned out pretty nice!

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These custom fan-art buttons are a unique size and shape which works well with the composition of the designs. The buttons are 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Rounded Rectangle Pinbacks, a relatively new button size that looks extremely sleek and professional with clean rounded corners. We also make Custom  Rounded Rectangle Magnets, a lovely addition to any refrigerator door!

 

If You Like Fan-Art Buttons, Check This Out:

If the fan-art aspect of this post caught your eye, or if you're interested in making buttons for conventions or fan expos, take a peek at the blog feature "Button Making Business: Convention Tips from a Pro!" It's full of great information about selling buttons at conventions.

Check out more of Doggy-Yasha's work online!

Doggy-Yasha on Tumblr: http://www.yashaart.tumblr.com
Doggy-Yasha on Red Bubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/doggyyasha
Doggy-Yasha on Instagram: @DoggyYasha


  

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Creepy Buttons for Creepy Cake Co. March 09 2017

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These wonderfully creepy custom buttons are a delicious mix of spooky and sweet, a perfect fit for Creepy Cake Co.

Boasting doom & gloom in every bite, this Niagara Region bakery specializes in baked goods with a distinctly creepy flair.

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Creepy Cake Co. jumped on the button band wagon with these creepy custom 1-1/2" Round Pinback Buttons. The size of button works really well with their logo, large enough to read the text no problem, but still small and wearable. Excellent choice Creepy Cake Co!

Now if only making buttons could end with eating frosting right out of the bowl :)

 

 

 

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UPSTARTS: Custom Buttons for Big Ideas February 10 2017

UPSTARTS is an brand new organization that acts as a platform for young innovators.

They're so brand new, in fact, they haven't even launched yet! They'll be officially launched on March 1st 2017, and we've got a sneak peek of some swag (spoiler alert: they're custom buttons!)

 

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UPSTARTS work to connect the next generation of thinkers and entrepreneurs with scholarships, mentorships, and opportunities to make Canada a better place.

What a cool idea, UPSTARTS!! Supporting the "side hustle" of today's youth to foster the entrepreneurs of tomorrow :)

These Custom 2-1/2" Round Buttons are big and bold, just like the ideas that UPSTARTS will foster. Thanks for taking these custom buttons along for an exciting ride shaping the Canada of tomorrow!

 

Check out UPSTARTS on social media for for info!

WEBSITE: www.upstarts.me
FACEBOOK: @upstarts.me
TWITTER: @UPSTARTS

 

 

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Throwback Thursday: Groundhog Day Vintage Button Roundup February 02 2017

We know Groundhog day seems like it happens again and again so why not delve into the past with these cool vintage Groundhog Day buttons. We're not sure how accurate of a meteorologist these little dudes are but knowing it'll be spring eventually is good enough for us! 

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Girl Guides with Mighty Minds: Fighting the Stigma with Custom Buttons January 20 2017

On January 21st, the Girl Guides of Canada are coming together to Shine a Light on Metal Health and bring awareness to the importance of building positive mental health in girls.

You better believe that custom buttons will be there to help fighting the stigma too!

The Shine a Light on Mental Health event also marks the roll out new Girl Guides of Canada programming called "Mighty Minds." The programming will teaching girls how to cope with every day life challenges & address the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

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These custom 1" buttons boast the colourful logo for Mighty Minds and will aid in raising awareness about mental health. We think it's pretty cool that they're using buttons to get their message out there.

Head on down to Nathan Philips Square at 5:30 pm on January 21st to be part of it all :) Who knows, you might even be wearing one of these buttons by the end!

 

 

For more info, check out Girl Guides of Canada on social media:

Website (www.girlguides.ca)
Twitter (@girlguidesofcan)
Facebook  (@GirlGuidesofCanada.GuidesduCanada/)
Instagram (@girlguidesofcanada)
YouTube (@ggcanada)

 

 

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Celebrate Canada 150th with Buttons and Magnets at People Power Press! January 12 2017

Canada 150 Custom Merchandise

 

People Power Press has now been officially approved by the government of Canada to reproduce the official Canada 150 logo on our buttons and magnets!

Canada 150 Buttons and Magnets from People Power Press

Our idea is to spread our buttons far and wide for Canada 150 celebrations using the official government Canada 150 logo on various sizes and shapes of buttons and magnets. They will be available for people who want to get just 1 or for companies that want all their employees to join the Canada 150 celebrations with a button.

Canada 15 Multi Coloured Buttons from People Power Press

 

The celebrations start here and now at People Power Press. The first 100 people that come into our store can pickup an official Canada 150 button - Just say the magic words "Oh Canada!". First come first served. 1 button only per person. Swing by and pickup a button.

Check out our full collection of Canada 150 Official Logo Merchandise to order your own!

Or maybe you just want to wear the flag! Order Canadian flag buttons or show your national pride with our "Canada Eh!" collection!

 

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Great Ideas: The Resolution-O-Matic Button Vending Machine January 04 2017

Setting new year's resolutions can be super boring and stressful! Let us pick one for you! This month we decided to fill up the vending machine outside the shop with silly New Year's resolution that you can keep (like "Eat More Cake") or aspire to ("Become a Rockstar"), randomly selected for you!

Stop by our Toronto shop to grab your own!

Vending Machine Capsules from People Power Press

Inspired? Resolve to make more buttons! Put your own button sales on automatic with Button Vending Machines in a variety of sizes! The one outside our shop is a Round Beaver model that fits 1" Buttons and is available as a kit with everything you need to sell buttons with it!

 

 

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The Great Outdoors: 3" Diamond Shaped Custom Buttons for Axis Gear December 13 2016

3" Custom Diamond Buttons

 

These custom 3" Diamond Buttons are for Axis Gear, a company specializing in marketing and promotional products for both charity & athletic sporting events.

Their black and white design look amazing on the 3" Diamond Pinback Button. Not only is it reminiscent of a cool retro patch, it totally looks at home in the great outdoors!

 

3" Diamond Buttons and Magnets Custom Made by People Power Press

3" Diamond & Square Custom Buttons & Magnets

These 3" buttons (as all of our custom diamond shaped products) are also available as a square. The large size also makes for really great custom fridge magnets, which can be made as both a diamond and square too!

3" Diamond & Square Button Making Parts & Supplies

To makes this size and shape of button yourself, all you need is a 3" square hand press (Model 3030) which is available as a start-up kit with with either 500 X Everything for Pinback Button or 500 X Everything for Peel n' Stick Magnet Parts :) Parts & Supplies for this machine can all be found here.

Check out Axis Gear on Social Media

Website: axisgear.ca
Instagram: @axisgear
Facebook: @axisgearco

Thanks for using custom buttons to get your message out there, Axis Gear! Awesome job on creating a gorgeous design for an uncommon button size and shape :)

 

 

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Custom Crafty Buttons for City of Craft December 06 2016

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year because City of Craft is almost here!

City of Craft is a collective of arts organizers focused on fostering an awesome Toronto crafting community, and supporting independent craft businesses (take a look at the entire vendor line-up here!)

For the past 10 years, City of Craft has put on Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show. Not only are there 60+ vendors, but also craft installations, workshops and other craft-related programming.

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We got crafty too and made these awesome buttons for City of Craft X: Handmade Decade Show.

 

 

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If you're thinking of checking out City of Craft X: Handmade Decade, the show runs from December 9th, 10th, & 11th. Event details can be found below, or on the City of Craft Website. If you're lucky, you may even get a custom button of your own!

CITY OF CRAFT EVENT DETAILS
Friday December 9, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday December 10, 11am-6pm
Sunday December 11, 11am-5pm

LOCATION
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West (entrance on Lisgar St.)
$3 (Kids 12 & Under FREE)
 
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Record Label Buttons for Arbutus Records! December 02 2016

These 1" round custom record label buttons were made for Arbutus Records, a Montreal label that's been around since 2007. They're home to a bunch of really amazing artists who represent a variety of music genres.

 Custom Music Buttons for Arbitus Records

 The label started out by recording their friends, many of whom are still signed with Arbutus Records today. They pride themselves on being accessible and inclusive, values that we at People Power Press also take to heart.

These 1" Round Record Label Buttons are really striking, and the geometric logo looks like it was destined to be on a button!

 

Record Label Buttons by People Power Press

 

SPEAKING OF MUSIC...

If you're in the market for some band buttons, record label buttons, or make music of any kind, check out our Lyric Video and Custom Button Bundles ! These bundles are PERFECT-O for any band, musician, or singer-songwriter whose looking for some swag that won't break the bank :)

 

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Buttons for a Cause: Together Project November 28 2016

Colourful, inclusive, and full of joy, these custom buttons for a cause really speak to the work being done by Together Project.

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Together Project matches Government Assisted Refugees with volunteer "Welcome Groups" who help newcomer families get their barrings in a brand new country.

These buttons for a cause are 2" Round, a size that is big enough for a nice sized logo, but small enough to comfortably wear day-to-day.

Their slick design of bright colours on a white background really makes a statement, don't ya think?


Custom Buttons for Organizations

Thanks for all the great work you do, Together Project!


If you're interested in getting involved, check out how you can volunteer, donate, or create a Welcome Group of your own with friends or family :)

 

PEOPLE POWER AWARDS: INSPIRING POSITIVE CHANGE WITH BUTTONS!

Have an awesome cause of your own? Consider filling out a 2017 Nomination Form for the People Power Award, an annual award recognizing excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change with buttons! 


Check out more details at peoplepowerawards.com !

 

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Custom Illustrated Vegetable Buttons by Robin Clugston November 23 2016

Custom pinback buttons are a great way for artists to reproduce their work, and make their art accessible to the masses.

Artist and illustrator Robin Clugston knows how to turn her illustrations into fantastic works of button art!

We can't get enough of these illustrated vegetable buttons that are as vibrant and detailed as the real thing! Just take a look at this bountiful button harvest :)

 

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These vegetable buttons are 1-1/4" Round Pinback Buttons. This size is great because it's small enough to be "fashionable" but large enough to do justice to the artwork! Awesome choice Robin :) They look wonderful!

Here's a close-up of the beet, eggplant, carrot, and pickle designs! Doesn't everyone need a pickle button in their life??

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Check out more of Robin's buttons, illustrations, stickers, and more!

Website: www.robinclugston.com

Facebook: @robinclugstonillustration

Instagram: @robinclugston

 

 

       
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Make More Music! Custom Buttons for CTRL ROOM November 16 2016

People Power Press loves music makers!

We recently had the pleasure of making music buttons for CTRL ROOM, a collective of Beat Makers, Record Label Owners, and DJs based out of the West Toronto Junction!

CTRL ROOM is fully equipped for their artists to jam and record their own music, which makes it possible for them to live out their sole objective: promoting the creation and distribution of quality music by dedicated DJs.

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CTRL ROOM has embraced the custom pinback button as a great, low-cost way to get their message out there! Keep on spreading the message, the music!

Check out CTRL ROOM on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for great pics, sweet events, and awesome tunes :)

 

       

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Custom Buttons for Zombie Survival Camp! October 20 2016

If there was a zombie apocalypse, would you survive?

You would if you had the skills and training provided by Zombie Survival Camp!

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Zombie Survival Camp has been preparing humans for zombie apocalypse survival since 2013. The camp teaches real disaster survival skills (by actual experts!), all of which happen to be applicable to slaying zombies.

And they also have really awesome custom 1-3/4" buttons, which makes them EXTRA cool in our books!

 

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Check out Zombie Survival Camp on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on everything zombie.

Are YOU looking for some custom made buttons? Check out our buttons and other custom products at peoplepowerpress.org :)

 

      

 

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Buttoning up for Fall with Knitty October 13 2016

The air outside is getting cold but we are cozy inside making buttons! Check out these adorable 1" Custom Buttons for Knitty Magazine!

Promotional Buttons for Knitty Magazine by People Power Press

Knitty is one of the coolest online knitting resources there is, so we're thrilled that they're using buttons to spread the word! Follow Knitty on Twitter to find out more about knitting and fibre events and meetups.

Custom Buttons are a great way to promote blogs or any cool project you're working on, and bring together folks with shared interests (like knitting!) at meetups and events!

 

 

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New! Spooky Reflect-O and Glow-In-The-Dark BOOtons from People Power Press October 05 2016

Reflective and Glow-in-the-dark buttons from People Power Press

Just in time for Halloween! Light up the night and stay safe and bright with our new collections of Glow-In-The Dark and Reflect-O Safety Buttons!

 

Glow-in-the-Dark buttons charge in the light and then glow bright, making them a GREAT spooky accessory for any costume or festive Halloween outfit!

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

In the daytime they look like a regular button, but when the sun goes down their magical glow is revealed. Glow-In-The-Dark buttons also make it really easy to keep an eye on little ones or stay with a group while trick-or-treating. Just follow the glowing pumpkin!

 

Reflect-O Safety Buttons reflect light from streetlights, flashlights, and oncoming cars just like bike reflectors. Such a festive way to keep your little ghosts and goblins visible and safe while out on a Halloween adventure.

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

Both Glow-In-The-Dark and Reflect-O BOOtons are available in an assortment of designs. If you're going for a spook-tacular look, the creepy-crawley spider is an awesome accessory! If creepy-crawly isn't for you, the black cat and pumpkin designs are cute as a BOOton!

Glow-in-the-Dark and Reflect-O Buttons are now available in packs of three 1-3/4" buttons. Each pack contains three random Halloween designs in a reflective or glow finish.

 

 

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We (Heart) Vegetarians (and Vegans too!): Buttons for World Vegetarian Day! September 30 2016

People Power Press Loves Veggies Buttons

This Saturday, October 1st is World Vegetarian Day and there's no better way to show your love for animals AND vegetables then getting all decked out in People Power Press Veggie Buttons!

 

Assorted Vegan and Vegetarian Buttons for World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day is the kickoff to a month-long world wide celebration to promote the joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of eating vegetarian :)

If you're already vegetarian or vegan, let everyone know that animals are friends, not food with buttons! This awesome collection is full of adorable, colourful, and punny designs available as single buttons and in Button Packs.

Even if you aren't vegetarian, you can TOTALLY get in on the excitement by supporting the herbivores in your life and maybe even jumping on the "Meatless Monday" bandwagon. YUM! The next best thing to eating vegetarian is supporting your veggie friends :)

I Heart Veggies Button Pack from People Power Press

So, whether you love animals, think hummus is yummus, or hail seitan, you better believe there's a button in this collection that you'll love!

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

 

 

 

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How-To: Design-Your-Own Bridal Shower Buttons September 26 2016

A perfect way to honour guests and attendants on your special day - and keep track of who's-who at a party for newcomers - beautiful Bridal Shower Buttons!

Buttons can be designed to match your wedding or party colours and make a great way to help break the ice!

You can Design Your Own buttons online on the Button Guy's Online Button Designer or using our downloadable templates!

Design-Your-Own Bridal Shower Buttons in Button Designer

Before you start you might want to familiarize yourself with Button Designer by watching this video tutorial - it will guide you through the basics of designing a button and help you with the following steps:

 

Choose a Pattern to Use for your Wedding Buttons 1. Choose Your Artwork: Find a background and save it to your computer. I chose this one because it has a nice framing element that will showcase the name. A great place for free pattern and backgrounds is Public Domain Pictures
Upload your Image to the Button Guy Online Button Designer 2. Upload Your Artwork: Create a FREE account on the Button Guy Online Button Designer. Choose which size of button you'd like to make and upload your pattern.
Design A Button in the Button Guy Online Button Designer

3. Design Your Button: Choose which lines of text you would like to be visible and pick a font and a font colour. Make sure it stands out against the background.

(Tip: Change the background colour from the default Yellow to a colour that matches your uploaded artwork)

4. Save Your Designs: Once you have finished adding a name click the [Save Button] Button, your design is now saved and you can change the text without uploading the background again.

Repeat these steps until you have all your buttons - you can see them all in "Buttons Overview".

Design-Your-Own Wedding Buttons from People Power Press 5.Your Buttons Are Ready to Make! If you are making your own buttons at home you can follow the steps on Button Designer to print out your own artwork - or you can order custom buttons with your designs from us!

 

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Sneaker Buttons in Action: Railpath Run September 22 2016

Sneaker Buttons for the Railpath Run from People Power Press

 

You've read all about our Sneaker Buttons! If you're in Toronto you can see them in action or sport your own this weekend at the 2016 Railpath Run



 

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Buttons for Bands and Stickers Too! Button and Label Combos from People Power Press August 25 2016

Button and Sticker Combos from People Power Press

What's that!? You can now order custom printed stickers to match your buttons! Check out this slick combo for Toronto-based band NLP!

Would your button order look awesome on a sticker too? You can add stickers to any custom button order. What a great way to promote your band or business!

 

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Throwback Thursday - Retro Canadian National Expo Button August 11 2016

Over the years we've amassed a bit of a button "vault" with some cool and funky retro designs and even some timeless classics. We unearthed this retro Canadian National Exhibition button just in time for this year's CNE which starts next week.
It's probably easier to sport a cool button then wear the whole EX as a hat!
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