Username Post: Embellishments        (Topic#1585443)
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I was just wondering about using embellishments such as lace, ribbon, and such from the sewing dept. I have made many flower girl dresses and have a lot of very nice and beautiful lace, flowers etc. can these be used? What if not touching a picture or would you not use them?
I certainly hope you don't mind answering questions the I have asked. But I guess better to be safe than sorry.


 
aquabunny
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In response to Homemaid

Ribbon is VERY widely used. I've also used bits of fabric from time to time on my pages.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to Homemaid

That's a good question because I see a lot of lace in pictures. I buy buttons in the fabric departments for layouts.


 
Henri Jean
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Good point Andrea - I forgot - I've used fabric too. WHen my husband was in the hospital they let him go home in his hospital gown. I told them I would bring it back and they told me not to worry about it so I cut it up and used it as patterned paper - glued it to cardstock and sprayed with Make It Acid Free. I also used the same gown for hospital layouts when I had my gall bladder out since we were in the same hospital and wore gowns just alike.


 
RedSquirrel
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In response to Henri Jean

Fabric is generally acid-free already. Be wary of plasticky ribbons, and anything that has that plasticky smell. But fabric, ribbon, buttons, they're usually safe.


 
Diva
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In response to RedSquirrel

Good question. I use fabric and make my own flowers either from fabric, paper or crochet.


 
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In response to bayamonesa1

Great to hear I have a lot of very nice flowers and lace pieces left from many many flower girl dresses I have made. A lot are white but there is a variety of other colors also. The last one was Teal and brown. The ribbon and flowers are beautiful....


 
Diva
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In response to Homemaid

I know..I rathe make my one as they will match the LO perfectly, but also...helps me to save money as well.


 
Kim222
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In response to bayamonesa1

Don't forget--you can also use sprays and stains and inks to color your white flowers and ribbons and buttons and papers etc. to match your projects!


 
Tenant
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In response to Kim222

I guess I sure have a lot to learn... I am so glad I found this site. You all have such creative minds. And wonderful ideas....


 
flintridgescrapper
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In response to Homemaid

I used white Hug Snug seam binding and white roses on this card. I just sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang spray and colored them to match.

Sympathy By Flintridgescrapper


 
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In response to flintridgescrapper

Very nice!!!


 
meela
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  • meela on 02-27-13 12:32 PM
In response to Homemaid

I use fabric, lace, and ribbon all the time when I scrap and make cards. I have a few tutorials on my blog, (here is one ~ http://pamseclecticstuff.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentine... ) and one posted on The Art Studio now too ~
http://theartstudio.scrapbooknewsandreview.com/extras/b...

Fabric adds great pattern and dimension, usually with very little bulk. It also makes gorgeous flowers. Have fun!


 
Diva
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In response to meela

I visited your blog. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!


 
aquabunny
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In response to princelee1019

Please note the the poster above me in this thread, "princelee1019", is just copying text from posts elsewhere in the thread (in this case, Henri's post on 2/24). My experience with posters like this in the past has been that they often come back to edit the post with spam links later on.


 
RedSquirrel
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And POOF the spammer is gone. Go, Megan, Go!


 
Diva
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That was fast!


 
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In response to mmogoingchuan

It's been Reported!


 
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