Username Post: unisex embellies ???        (Topic#1498785)
ekip2
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  • ekip2 on 03-17-09 04:41 AM

Ok so I posted yesterday that I would be making a premade album for a charity auction. I spoke with my cousin (the auction is for her family) and she really likes the idea of a childhod memories album.

I need to make it sort of generic since its for a diverse group of people and I really want lots of people to bid on it. So I can't be girly or too boyish since I want parents of either to bid on it.

I know lots of folks here do a really nice job with flowers on boy pages but I am not going to do that in this album in case the noncrafty folks that see it won't "go for it" so here is my question (finally, I sure do talk alot don't I LOL)

What embellishment is for both sexes and looks great??? I'm thinking - buttons, circles layered on top of each other, cut out squares with in squares....HELP!!

TIA - and I'm sure I'll bug you guys for more advice as I go along...I feel helpless about my cousins situation (her husband has terminal cancer) and thought this would enhance the auction a bit....


Andrea


 
Patti Sylvia
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You could use a couple of Disney/Sesame Street type characters.....also some toys....balls, teddy bears.

Or maybe some beachy things like fish/frogs or ducks for bathtime photos....
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jenniThere are also alot of vintagey looking things like these attached.....


 
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schoolHow about books....school related stuff


 
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this is very nice of you.

-brads, eyelets, metal embellies, flourishes done in neutral colors, stars, lots of ribbon, machine stitches, paper piecings

Just a little advise: I sell on eB@y and it is easier to sell a little girl's album, or pages for that matter, than a little boys. I'm not trying to change your mind. This is just a friendly advice or heads-up, if you will.

Good luck!


 
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Stars would work really well. A lot of people call them "boy flowers" because they can take the place of flowers on a boy page, but really it would love just as good on a girl page. Fiskars have punches on a few different sizes so that you could layer patterned paper stars etc...


 
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