Something I have really enjoyed doing is making my own embellishments.Most of these ideas are universal, switch out the theme to whatever project you are working on. So many ideas can be found on the internet using colouring pages, printables, etc.)
Some of my favourites are
Flair buttons – all you really need is a 1” circle punch (I have a MS scalloped circle punch which works great), a stamped image, scraps of paper, small stickers, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few samples of one I have made.
Paper Piecing – find a printable, colouring page, or pattern of your theme and cut out of cardstock and/or pattern paper to create your embellishment. Again lots of patterns, images of the internet or draw your own pattern(not something I could do though).
One last thing… you can use packaging from items you buy to make patterns like ihave here with this bone tag I have from a purchase from a toy I purchased for my puppy. Use the pattern for many things:
Trace on a piece of card stock or pattern pattern and words or design, journaling, etc.
Trace outlying on paper and stitch the outline to make your own embellishment or do several for a background.
Thanks for looking 🙂
Currently I am working on an album for my new puppy, Rosie. This is taking a lot longer than I expected.
Isn’t it funny how we take tons of pictures for something new, well at least I do? I probably have made this project longer than it needs to be just because of the amount of pictures.
First let’s talk about the album I chose to use for this project. This album has been kicking around for a few years now and I really haven’t found a purpose for it up to this point. I think it will work great!
I have purchased Echo Park’s Bark collection to get me started and have coordinated with other stuff from my stash. Here are a few pictures of completed layouts.
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I wanted to try something new to help me use my dies and stamps more. So I decide to re-organize all my die cuts and stamp images into categories.
I purchased this rolodex from the dollar store for $4 and placed a small piece of paper in every page with stamped images on it, place into its category.
Again I don’t use my Slice die cutting machine as much as I wish I would, so I thought maybe if I put some of the die cuts into the rolodex under the categories to help me see and inspire me with ideas.
I have been using this system for a few months now and have found it be very helpful and inspiring.
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New die I purchased off Ebay and just received in the mail. The next question was “what should I do with it?” I decided I would make a Father’s Day card for my kids to give to my husband.
First off I used all scraps of cardstock from my stash, therefore not sure I will be able to credit all materials used.
Card Front –
I cut the die out of an ivory cardstock and then shaded with Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap. I then took the die thru the my We R die cutter with the blue rubber mat and embossed the branches on the ivory colour cardstock.
Then I cut apart each branch and glue to the embossed cardstock.
All branches glued.
After punching & die cutting I have decided to go with the scalloped oval die and oval die (Spellbinders). Using my Hampton Arts stamp positioner, I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” on ivory cardstock then pop it up on 3D adhesive.
Decision time, which embellishment do I use, one of the birds or the owl? I used the 2nd bird.
Inside card –
Die cut from brown cardstock with “WE love you” and because I am using the negative of the die cut, I want to make sure the bits and pieces from the “o”, “e”, “y”, “o”.
Then stamped the corners with a small push pin stamp.
Because I made an off size card (5×5), I thought I would make an envelop for it. Using my Martha Steward score board I created and decorated this envelope and added “DAD” to the on a scalloped oval.
Viola! Turned out pretty good…I think!
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I found these embellishments while Pinteresting. They are so cute! I am not the best sewer in the world, however, I really didn’t worry about it I figured it added to the look.
Here are the items I used:
Baseball or hockey card pouch (9 pockets),
Random punches (MS branch, snowflake, little stars, Fiskar star, Unknown heart and snowman),
Take some of the punch outs and stuff each pocket with a fair amount of them. Then sew the insides of the each pocket with your sewing machine.
Cut apart each pocket and enjoy for your December Daily or other Christmas project.
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Here we are, I have officially started my version of Project Life. What do I mean by that? I never wanted to do PL because it really didn’t suit me and I don’t want separate books for my regular scrapbooking and a PL book, so I combined the two. Although I have had a few difficulties getting started and have found my layouts a little boring, as time goes on I will figure it out. I am using 8 1/2 x 11 binders and page protectors from Martha Stewart, this size and this size and baseball card holders.
Thanks for looking, I will update you as I create.
Here are some homemade wiggle wires for making those fun cards with a wiggle character on the front of the card. I saw the tutorial on Pinterest but seen the manufacturer ones at Scrapfest in the Spring. They made really cute cards when you attached something to the front of a card with the wire but thought they were a little expensive for what they were. So here is the ones I made.
I took my wire and wrapped around a pencil and then looped into a square of paper and then with a glue dot and another square on top to finish it off.
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