Ways with embellishments…

Hi, hello!

Recently I taught a class at the store in Winkler for DIY embellishments and we made a dozen different types of embellies and one of the most fun, was when I put out an assortment of die cut papers and bits of things in muffin tins and the students were invited to select pieces and layer them up to create a cute embellishment.

Well, since you couldn’t all be there to attend the class, and since I had a few pieces left over afterwards, I made a variety of embellishments that will now be available in the store for purchase.  They look something like this.

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Because of the nature of the supplies, there are no two embellishments exactly alike.  Each package contains a variety of 6 different pieces, small, medium and large.

To give you an idea of how they can be used, I made a couple of cards and a tag.

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The cards were made by inking up a portion of a larger background stamp, using black ink and heat embossing it.  Then I layered one of the finished embellishments on top, added some Nuvo drops and just that quickly the card was finished.

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Since that was so much fun, I made a tag too.  I stamped the tag first with a polka dot stamp and gold heat embossed that before adhering another embellishment.

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These embellishments are perfect for scrapbook pages as well…and I would have loved to show you that as well, but y’know, a day still only has 24 hours in it.  *sad face.  The next thing I want to try though, is making these kinds of layered embellishments with the variety of die cuts that accompany a whole paper line.  Added to chipboard, corrugated cardboard or cork, I’m sure you could create some very cute combinations!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great rest of your day!

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This post was written by Norine on September 27, 2017

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A Box & Two Paperbags

Good morning everyone!

I hope your weekend has been restful and you’re enjoying the beautiful sunset coloured trees outside. This week, and the next, are transition weeks for my husband and I, so unfortunately, nothing new was scrapped this week. Therefore I decided to reach back to a few projects that I had worked on a while ago.

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My first creations are cardholders made from paper bags - which I learned from Lori. Unfortunately, the cards still await… I hate to admit, but these are actually for two of my bridesmaids. I finished two and gifted them for Christmas, but the other two didn’t quite make it. Fingers crossed, it happens this year. Any one else have projects like this? Or is it just me? (definitely insert a covering my eyes emoji here).

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The black and white paper used for the backgrounds is actually from a beautiful Holiday pack by Illustrated Faith. The line of paper disappeared extremely quickly last Christmas. Can’t wait to see what they come up with this year!

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The paper flowers I used are from Prima and the real ones are from my mom’s rose garden. I used to think my mom’s rose garden was so not cool, but now I can hardly wait to have my own. There is something incredibly elegant about having home grown roses. What kind of flowers do you like to grow in your flower gardens?

Here’s one last close up of the other card holder…

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The other project that I had finished quite a while ago, was a decorated gift box. The box is actually a recycled bulk adhesive pack. I absolutely love repurposing items! What’s your favourite item to repurpose?

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I decorated this box just after the cute, little, white flowers had arrived from Prima. I just love how they fit nearly anywhere.

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The paper I used to wrap around the box is from Prima. If I remember correctly, it would be from the Rossi Belle line. Also, the gold leaf ribbon has been at Lori’s store for a while now, but to me, it never gets old. I just love how the leaves add an elegant touch without being overly dramatically glamorous.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I’d love to hear about some of your favorite projects that you’ve completed in the past.

I hope you have an incredible week!

Natalja

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This post was written by Natalja on September 24, 2017

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