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Posted 1/13/2013 by He**inWA in General Scrappin'
 

He**inWA
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:41:48 PM
A few years ago, we had a make-your own embellishment thread.
Being a new year, with much more on the market now, it seemed the appropriate time for a new thread.

The one I learned recently is to use the Viva Decor pearl pen to make flat backed faux pearls. The manufacturer says you can use it as-is on fabric, paper, etc. ...but it takes a bit of practice.






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SherryCartwright
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Posted: 1/13/2013 1:49:25 PM
It is super easy to make your own flower embellishments from punches. Simply punch several round shapes, stack them and add a brad center.


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leisa77
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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:29:40 PM
I make pinwheels and rosettes all the time.

The rosettes are quite fiddly but they look fine on the page even when not perfectly folded (I just take a strip of paper and concertina it up, I don't measure or score it, then stick the ends together and flatten in down)

Pinwheels are even easier - cut a square of paper from each corner, not quite to the centre and folder alternate corners in. You can either stick them down with a glue dot then put something over it or secure with a brad.

I also like punching two of the same shape out of vellum, sewing round the edge and filling with confetti

My next thing I'm going to try is those layered vellum shapes which are folded down the centre and stitched. And paper feathers!



TexasJen
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Posted: 1/13/2013 6:55:20 PM
I have used my Cameo to cut out 3 butterflies (or stars, or hearts, or whatever) in slightly increasing size. The smallest and largest in a coordinating patterned paper with a small pattern (like a blue dot and a blue chevron), and the middle size in kraft. The layer them up, and either stitch or attach a brad or something on top. I got the idea from some of the Pebbles embellies.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:38:27 PM
I like to make my own flags by folding pp scraps in half, then cutting out a shape along the fold. then just a little glue and an extra-long toothpick, and you have a flag. Sometimes I grab a bunch of scraps from my scrap files and do this if I feel like doing something but not a LO. Then I stick em in a jar so they are ready if I want to put one on a page.

I also like the handmade lace flower- just a simple straight stitch along the length of a piece of lace or trim, then scrunch it up and tie the ends of the string together, add a button to the middle and you have a lovely lace flower.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:37:50 PM
I'll stamp and heat emboss an image, etc., on a small circle, stack a few, add some twine, and/or a button, and/or washi, and/or parentheses, etc.

I'll diecut things with my silhouette and paper piece. Add some foam tape and clear stickles in spots.

Or diecut a journaling spot and stamp on it to make it look premade. Maybe add doodling or pen outlining instead, add some bling or wrap ribbon or twine or washi around part of it.

I'll fussycut things from patterned paper and pop with foam tape and add things to dress it up (like I just fussy cut a monkey from some Bella Blvd baby boy paper, then popped him with foam tape and punched a heart and put it in his hand)then add them to a tag or journaling spot or title.

I like to punch butterflies with my MS punch and then punch more out of vellum, then staple the vellum over the pp butterfly (usually 2 staples, crisscrossed where the "body" of the butterfly would be), and bend the wings of the vellum butterfly up.

I frequently make flags and banners or bunting with scraps (and twine).

Easy to stack a variety of silk flowers and add a fancy brad.

I'll pop dot and layer some stickers onto a punched and inked circle.

Create borders using ribbon or twine. Sometimes I'll 'wrap' it around the layout and staple, or knot it on the layout, or fold the ends under and poke a brad or eyelet through to make a little tab, a la Nichol Magourirk.

If I think of more I'll come back and add!

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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:43:27 PM
WOW... there are some great ideas here!! thanks!!!


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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:55:14 PM
I'm just going to say that you ladies are brilliant.

I like to cut multiple shapes like circles, stars, or hearts and sew them up the middle. I like the extra dimension. It's a great use of scraps.


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He**inWA
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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:08:38 PM
Someone had a tutorial on making washi tape, wish I'd saved it.
It was basically tissue paper that was stamped on, then double sided adhesive.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:10:32 PM
I have made flowers using tracing paper and mists. I also make my own letters using my slice.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:13:27 PM
Kathryn Krieger on YouTube does the washi tutorial. I haven't had a chance to try it but it looks easy and LOTS of fun!
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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:26:32 PM
I've crochet flowers for album. I'll stitch designs on to my LO too.


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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:26:57 PM
circle punches as a place to layer up embellishments


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Posted: 1/14/2013 12:13:23 AM
For a lace design for a background or border I use jac paper, embossing powder - 2 colours and a off cut of lace. I lay the lace on the jac paper, apply the embossing powder, give it a good rub. Remove the lace and heat emboss. Apply the second colour. Heat emboss. A little messy but a pretty effect.

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Posted: 1/14/2013 3:04:05 AM
I love making flowers of all types from my punches to Cameo - the best one was from you tube where I used a heart punch to make pansies - my sons just went wow they looked so real.

Feathers - I get some jewellery wire, double it over and stick between two papers - when you cut the feather shape you can twist and bend it to suit your page

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Posted: 1/14/2013 3:05:31 AM
I love making flowers of all types from my punches to Cameo - the best one was from you tube where I used a heart punch to make pansies - my sons just went wow they looked so real.

Feathers - I get some jewellery wire, double it over and stick between two papers - when you cut the feather shape you can twist and bend it to suit your page

Love many of these ideas which I will try

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Posted: 1/14/2013 5:20:03 AM
I love making the stick/hat pins with beads and sequins while watching TV.

Also use up some of my big stash of ribbon and lace gathering it for flowers and sticking a few beads in the center, just like the expensive ones


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Posted: 1/14/2013 6:24:03 AM
The blog counterfeit kit challenge has some great tutorials for all kinds of embellishments.



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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:00:31 PM
BTT for a new pea

Her thread is here


ETA: Thanks for reminding me of the counterfeitkitchallenge


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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:03:08 PM
I have a video tutorial on my YouTube channel for making your own washi/tissue tape: DIY Washi Tape.

It's simple, cheap & really fun and relaxing!



He**inWA
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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:21:13 PM
Thanks for the washi tutorial!

It's great! and very similar to what I saw before.



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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:36:32 PM
Take naked chip board shapes and paint or ink them to match your page then run them through an embossing folder...ink over the embossed areas and add lace or flowers or whatever to them and then a hat pin very pretty!


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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:59:57 PM
"I like to punch butterflies with my MS punch and then punch more out of vellum, then staple the vellum over the pp butterfly (usually 2 staples, crisscrossed where the "body" of the butterfly would be), and bend the wings of the vellum butterfly up."

THIS!!!
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Posted: 1/19/2013 6:36:48 PM
Aww, thx!!


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