Username Post: handmade embellies idea's        (Topic#1585049)
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hi guys.

i'm currently working on a shabby chic mini album... my first in this style... and i'm in looooove with it lol. the problem i am having is that i am trying to do a different style page each page (hope that makes sense) with lots of different techniques through out the album.

ok so i've made handmade paper roses, daisies, ribbbon flowers with beads/pearls, a picket fence out of cardboard (handmade not a die) heaps of "buttons" with glossy accent cover, a cardboard cotton reel, fussy cut and blinged up butterflies, and a butterfly turn wheel that turns when you rotate the hidden wheel thingymabob lol... what else can i make as embellies?? i've searched youtube and seems that everyones just making flowers and butterflies... they are pretty but i want something different.... any idea's??

oh and i also made bows and a little fan.


 
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ps. i have also made an expanding file type pocket, heaps of other style pockets and fold out pages showing hidden pages. last count there is room for about 15 tags (think i may have got carried away with pockets lol)


Edited by dee.is.me on 02-11-13 09:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bxr-Linda
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Paper piecing

shaker boxes





 
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ahhh yes shaker boxes...thanks for the reminder !!! i thought about it and then promplty forgot lol.

paper piercing?? what is this??


 
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I said piecing, but there IS piercing too.

Cutting out each element of a design.


Piercing is poking holes in pages. You can create designs or sew through the holes.


Here's a premade embellishment, but you can create your own.
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oops !!! but thanks for both descriptions... love the look of the chrissy tree !! very interesting and has got the mind boggling lol. paper piercing sounds interesting too... will have to find some tutorials on both. thank linda for the help !!


 
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  • Vae on 02-11-13 01:27 PM
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This link has a list of ways to add interest to a page. It's my go-to list whenever I want to add "something" but I don't know what. There are several things on here that you have already mentioned and lots that might not fit what you need, but I think there are still lots of ideas here that you can use.

http://www.scrapyourstory.com/

Please PLEASE post pics Would love to see this project!


 
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That's an awesome list. Thanks for sharing!


 
SherylEb
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I'm keeping the list. Good reference! Thanks


 
Gelidy Gelato
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Got one not on the list
Bottle caps!


 
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wow jarvae.... thanks a bunch... i have added this link to my favourites. and i will definintely try to upload pics when i'm done... i have problems uploading... have tried heaps to put up a profile pic... i've managed to get a few up in my gallery lol but they are not my best ones grrrrrr. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't ??? not sure why??


 
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lol i flattened two bottle caps with my bigshot and nearly cried when they marked my cutting mats....i know that cutting does that... but they sort of felt "used" and not "pristine" anymore lol.



 
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My gallery is nearly all items I have made for swaps, so all handmade "embellies". Yes, most are mini cards, tags, or journal boxes rather then stand alone embellishments but I've linked a bunch of ideas you might be able to adapt, although since I don't do much shabby chic I'm not sure how some of these ideas would work in that style.

OK, this is a popsicle stick embellie although since its totally covered it ends up being little more then "inchie" deco squares arranged side by side.
bunny popsicle stick By Disneylisa

Another with the popsicle covered:
beauty popsicle stick By Disneylisa

Here's a large monogram embellie:
"S"anta monogram By Disneylisa

Some smaller ones:
fall monograms By Disneylisa

Here's some little pinwheels:
Summer stack 08 pinwheels By Disneylisa

A torn paper bear:
tear bear fairy By Disneylisa

Or a torn chick:
hatching chick By Disneylisa

Or one just peeking over the edge of a title:
Simply Bewitching title By Disneylisa

Some slides:
Pluto slides By Disneylisa

Safety pin with a charm (doesn't need to be on a tag):
baby tag By Disneylisa

Teabag medallions:
teabag medallions By Disneylisa

Origami folded embellie:
Japan title By Disneylisa

Here's some teabag folded butterflies on a popsicle stick:
Deco popsicle butterflies By Disneylisa

Quilling:
Quilled bee tag By Disneylisa

Bottlecap on a puzzle piece:
Bug's Life puzzle piece By Disneylisa

Mini flags (you can make your own with a toothpick and any paper):
July 4th license plate By Disneylisa

Or a pennant banner:
Pooh license plate By Disneylisa

And I don't know if you can see it well here but I like to use playing cards (the bunny) and then cut out part of the image and pop dot it (his ears cheeks and hands) - its called paper tole:
bunny jb and atc minicard By Disneylisa



 
thehappyscrapper8
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machine stitching or stitching with the sew easy, doilies out of coffee filters, paper piercing, tags you can make all types of tags, wood embellies, I think that's all I can come up with Have fun


 
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Love that list! Thank you so much for sharing!


 
Sneezy1956
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I like to cut out pieces of the paper and cover them with glossy accents and make embellishments that way


 
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Great list and lots of awesome inspiration. TFS


 
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