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jaspernonyx
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I love buying those collections of chipboard embellies, but invariably there are one or two that I don't think I will ever use. Well, one package I bought had a chipboard comb in it. A comb? But recently, I was doing a LO of my mom, my boyfriend and me early in the morning, toasting her new house with coffee. I journaled that we all still had "bed head," and wouldn't you know? The comb worked perfectly!

Anyone else find uses for embellies they don't think they will use?

Kim


 
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I generally figure out I could have used it after NOT using it for a year and then getting rid of it.




 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
I generally figure out I could have used it after NOT using it for a year and then getting rid of it.






This & exactly!

It's part of the Murphy's Law of Scrapbooking!



 
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When it comes to chipboard, I'd say, a snorkel set, by Scenic Route.

I don't scuba.
I didn't know anyone who is a diver.
However, now I live on an island & guess what everyone learns & loves to do?
Snorkel & dive.

In the end, it was nice to be able to use it. However, I think I had it in my stash for a good 3 or 4 years.



 
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I have some basketball that I know I won't use so I am giving them to a friend who has a son who plays. I bought the set for the high tops only but I REALLY wanted those high tops!


 
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Why do they even make some of those weird shapes, like a comb?! Some of the weirder ones I have are a high top shoe and a cassette tape. Glad to hear you've found a use for the comb!


 
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I purchased some stickers for a scrapbook I did for my Dad and daughter. It was a page about our cottage at the lake so it had a canoe, oars, fishing rod, fish, etc. etc. I used part of it (the campfire) but I don't see how I will ever use the rest. We don't have the cottage and no one in my family fishes.


 
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Now if I could find a use for an empty bird cage...or a spoon


 
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  • stick on 05-08-12 10:58 AM
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Spoon should be fairly useful, I'd think, but I'm a little obsessed with food Something to do with ice cream perhaps.


 
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bird cages are very popular,,,,,you find them on embellies, stickers, die cuts, paper, etc.


 
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Yeah! Ice cream! Perfect. I could scrap my addiction to Kemp's Black Jack Cherry ice cream. Doesn't last long around our house...

Comma Holly--I see birdcages on stuff and I try to avoid them. I don't see a use for them.


Edited by jaspernonyx on 05-08-12 11:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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When I got married, we used an old painted bird cage to hold the cards everyone brought. So, I'll use a bird cage embellie when I do my wedding album... which I WILL do... eventually... I promise!


 
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I know how it is to not have a special album done yet. I have started an album of my boyfriend and me being together for 20 years--the problem is that the 20th anniversary was in 2010! I posted this fact a long time ago, and another poster said just try to have it done for our 25th!

Glad you have use for a bird cage!

Kim


 
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I could use the bird cage and spoon! And have! And a fork, teapot, ummm...dress forms, owls...no embellie is off limits!


 
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I guess I just don't have the imagination or creativity that others do. I can see myself using the teapot, though. Maybe I can challenge myself to use the embellies that I think I have no use for.

That's how I am with stickles, too. No imagination.


 
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  • Manda_K Said:
I could use the bird cage and spoon! And have! And a fork, teapot, ummm...dress forms, owls...no embellie is off limits!



Manda has the artistic ability I admire and lack - using any random embellie on any LO and having it turn out beautifully and look like the embellie belongs.

I will just continue to admire her great work and put the the comb embellie back in the envelope until I do a 1st haircut page or something hair related



 
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  • KellyCali Said:
When it comes to chipboard, I'd say, a snorkel set, by Scenic Route.
I don't scuba.
I didn't know anyone who is a diver.
However, now I live on an island & guess what everyone learns & loves to do?
Snorkel & dive.
In the end, it was nice to be able to use it. However, I think I had in my stash for a good 3 or 4 years.



If I get rid of some snorkel embellies, will I get to live on an island? (Please say yes!)
It sounds from reading the posts as if a swap may be in order for some of you....Could be fun!


 
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  • GemGirl Said:
  • KellyCali Said:
When it comes to chipboard, I'd say, a snorkel set, by Scenic Route.
I don't scuba.
I didn't know anyone who is a diver.
However, now I live on an island & guess what everyone learns & loves to do?
Snorkel & dive.
In the end, it was nice to be able to use it. However, I think I had it in my stash for a good 3 or 4 years.



If I get rid of some snorkel embellies, will I get to live on an island? (Please say yes!) It sounds from reading the posts as if a swap may be in order for some of you....Could be fun!






 
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Birdcages can be incorporated in a number of things. Especially so, for vintage & heritage type projects (One of my most favorite shapes!)



 
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As far as spoons go, I would say the same categories (vintage & heritage), along with Mother's Day & recipe/cookbook type projects!

* A Spoonful of Sugar
* We Go Together (Spoon & Fork)
* Spoon, Haircurlers & Rollingpin (Momma Love or Happy Anniversary)
* Thanks For Dinner
* Get Well Soon (include medicine bottle)
* Baby Rock Band (include apron, pots & pans)
* Silver Spoon

Hope that helps!

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When my little boy went through a phase of investigating the kitchen cabinets and pulling everything out, he made a track with all the pots, pans, and spoons. Thus, I was EVERYWHERE looking for matching embellishments. They were hard to find in 2008! I should do that LO again. Oooooh, SHOPPING!


 
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Sounds like a cute LO!

Yeah, if you're searching for different embellies, you won't find any...Once I was looking for airplane stickers, simple enough, right? Wouldn't you know I couldn't find them in any of the stores near me! The places I went to either never had them or had sold out of them right when I needed them. I didn't want to spend $10 on a pack of stickers, so I wouldn't buy them online.

Kim


Edited by jaspernonyx on 05-08-12 03:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Don't have 'em when you need 'em
When you don't need 'em, they're everywhere!

As far as odd embellies....I usually get rid of mine every year (with a lot of other stuff). I'm a purger....and I love to make room to buy more!
I could use the cassette tape chipboard....I was looking for some stuff from the 70s/80s for my book of me......

Alison


 
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I thought the same thing about the cassette tape chipboard. I was a teenager in the 80s, and I finished my book of the 1980s (complete with leg warmers, Duran Duran, mullets, and big hair). That was a fun book to make!


 
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How about those odd words and phrases?


 
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  • pugs223 Said:
  • Manda_K Said:
I could use the bird cage and spoon! And have! And a fork, teapot, ummm...dress forms, owls...no embellie is off limits!



Manda has the artistic ability I admire and lack - using any random embellie on any LO and having it turn out beautifully and look like the embellie belongs.

I will just continue to admire her great work and put the the comb embellie back in the envelope until I do a 1st haircut page or something hair related





Awww, you are too sweet!


 
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  • cindy312 Said:
Why do they even make some of those weird shapes, like a comb?! Some of the weirder ones I have are a high top shoe and a cassette tape. Glad to hear you've found a use for the comb!



LOL - on the post just prior to yours someone commented they bought a set JUST because they wanted the high top shoe.


 
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i pass them off in my Ugly Challenge swap. Or swap them with a friend who has something I want and I have something she wants. This would actually make a really great 'reduce, reuse, recycle' type of swap....


 
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  • cindy312 Said:
Why do they even make some of those weird shapes, like a comb?! Some of the weirder ones I have are a high top shoe and a cassette tape. Glad to hear you've found a use for the comb!



LOL - on the post just prior to yours someone commented they bought a set JUST because they wanted the high top shoe.



I know! Funny! I was obviously still typing while she responded because her post wasn't there when started writing mine.


 
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I am making a LO of my great-grandfather coming to America from Norway on a ship. He was 17, alone, and didn't know a word of English. I am happy to be able to use my "anchor" embellie--now I am looking for the perfect patriotic/flag embellies or stickers. I might also include a ship. I have seen many, but not some that I like enough to buy yet.

Feel free to shoot any recommendations my way regarding patriotic/flag embellies.

Kim


 
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  • jaspernonyx Said:
I am making a LO of my great-grandfather coming to America from Norway on a ship. He was 17, alone, and didn't know a word of English. I am happy to be able to use my "anchor" embellie--now I am looking for the perfect patriotic/flag embellies or stickers. I might also include a ship. I have seen many, but not some that I like enough to buy yet.

Feel free to shoot any recommendations my way regarding patriotic/flag embellies.

Kim



Reminisce?


 
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I saw a LO that used an empty bird cage (that was my problem with this embellie--the fact that the cage is empty). All you have to do is buy those bird images and put it on top of the cage! duh! Got this from Scrappin 2, and it looks nice.

Kim


 
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Why do they even make some of those weird shapes, like a comb?! Some of the weirder ones I have are a high top shoe and a cassette tape. Glad to hear you've found a use for the comb!


Oh, are those from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend collection? Love some of the stuff in that line!


 
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  • aquabunny Said:
  • cindy312 Said:
Why do they even make some of those weird shapes, like a comb?! Some of the weirder ones I have are a high top shoe and a cassette tape. Glad to hear you've found a use for the comb!


Oh, are those from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend collection? Love some of the stuff in that line!



No, it's BG Obscure. Which is accurate- they're pretty obscure!
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