Sick of the cookie-cutter embellishments that coordinate perfectly with your papers but are just too...vanilla? Why not make your own handmade embellishments? Haven't a clue where to start? Read on....
1. Look to your kitchen for some yummy supplies.
Designer Kirsty Vittetoe created her pretty bloom from a cupcake liner. Your kitchen probably has a lot more yummy supplies to offer. That you haven't discovered. Yet. *winks*
For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit Handmade Little Things.
2. Use your mixed media supplies.
Get creative with your existing mixed media supplies and create dimensional handmade embellishments that coordinate perfectly with your project like designer Keren Tamir.
For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Expressing from my heart and soul.
3. Think fabric.
Fabric is a cool way to create unique handmade embellishments like the fun handcut elements designer Chantal Vandenberg made for her cute layout.
For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Girls just wanna scrapbook.
4. Go with supplies you have plenty of.
Get creative with paper, punches and ribbon like designer Amy Tsuruta did with her frame....she created a layered paper embellishment and ribbon bloom for her frame!
For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.
5. Use your patterned papers.
Taking the time to fussy-cut the elements from patterned paper can be rewarding as seen in this layout by designer Julie Tucker-Wolek. Her fussy-cut elements add great interest and dimension to her page.
For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit The Tucker and Wolek Clan.
6. Make use of found stuff.
An old bottle cap can be jazzed up with some sequins and bling to create a one-of-a-kind embellishment on designer Yvonne Yam's tag.
For more details on this tag and a complete supply list, please visit Do More With Less.
There you have it. 6 awesome ideas for creating your unique handmade embellishments. And some useful tips. Can't wait to get started on those handmade embellishments? We would love to see your take on HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS. Please link your newly created handmade embellishment projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this 12x12 Indian Summer Paper Pack sponsored by GCD Studios. Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.
Here are today's sketches.
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