Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let's Get Trendy Now!3 - Day 3: Handmade embellishments



Sick of the cookie-cutter embellishments that coordinate perfectly with your papers  but are just too...vanilla? Why not make your own handmade embellishments? Haven't a clue where to start? Read on....






1. Look to your kitchen for some yummy supplies.

Designer Kirsty Vittetoe created her pretty bloom from a cupcake liner. Your kitchen probably has a lot more yummy supplies to offer. That you haven't discovered. Yet. *winks*

For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit Handmade Little Things.


2. Use your mixed media supplies.

Get creative with your existing mixed media supplies and create dimensional handmade embellishments that coordinate perfectly with your project like designer Keren Tamir

For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Expressing from my heart and soul.


3. Think fabric.

Fabric is a cool way to create unique handmade embellishments like the fun handcut elements designer Chantal Vandenberg made for her cute layout.


For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Girls just wanna scrapbook.

4. Go with supplies you have plenty of.

Get creative with paper, punches and ribbon like designer Amy Tsuruta did with her frame....she created a layered paper embellishment and ribbon bloom for her frame! 

For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.

5. Use your patterned papers.

Taking the time to fussy-cut the elements from patterned paper can be rewarding as seen in this layout by designer Julie Tucker-Wolek. Her fussy-cut elements add great interest and dimension to her page.


For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit The Tucker and Wolek Clan.

6. Make use of found stuff.

An old bottle cap can be jazzed up with some sequins and bling to create a one-of-a-kind embellishment on designer Yvonne Yam's tag.



For more details on this tag and a complete supply list, please visit Do More With Less.


There you have it. 6 awesome ideas for creating your unique handmade embellishments. And some useful tips. Can't wait to get started on those handmade embellishments? We would love to see your take on HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS. Please link your newly created handmade embellishment projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this 12x12  Indian Summer Paper Pack sponsored by GCD Studios.  Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.




Here are today's sketches.

Please leave a little love for our designers. :) And a big thank you to those who have already linked up to our challenges!

See you tomorrow for Day 4: Stitching.





27 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE this section!!! and great ideas for handmade embellies!!!

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  2. I love fussy cutting...you can really get some great embellishments that way. Lovely work and great tips....thanks!

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  3. How fun these ideas are, love using things you already have on hand to create something one of a kind. Those handmade felt pieces are adorable! Thanks ladies for another inspired start to my day!

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  4. ooh, new ideas on homemade embellies!!!! Awesome job girls, amazing projects!

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  5. I'm loving all your projects, such great inspiration. I've enjoyed joining in each day, thank you so much for putting it all together. Deb x

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  6. Great ideas here! I have way too much ribbon so I love that idea! :)

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  7. Love love love love love what everyone made!! GORGEOUS!!!

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  8. Love what everybody designed...such fabulous handmade embellies!

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  9. Keren's birdhouse is stunning!!! I love Amy's frame- the colors are amazing. I really love the sketches for today- Julie's fussy cutting is so sweet and a great idea for DYI embellishment making beginners like me. LOOOVE the color and layering on Yvonne's tag! I was really inspired by Chantal's felt embellies- I have some felt- I'm going to try it! Great post- great series!!

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  10. So much incredible variety! I am LOVING the tip to use what you have a lot of - experimenting is way easier when you know you have more if you mess up :)

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  11. amazing ideas ladies!! and love everyone's projects!!

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  12. You girlies never stop to amaze with you fantastic creations. Love your awesome projects. Thanks again for sharing :)

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  13. Clever, clever cookies....& Chantal's with the material....I would NEVER be that patient or think of something like that. Looks stunning! LOVING all that fussy cutting on Julie's & I have a bottle cap - rusted - I picked up in NZ a year ago...hmmmnnn....got me thinking, Yvonne Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TFS, girls:):):)

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  14. awesome work ladies!!!!! :)

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  15. Beautiful and FUN creations....all so unique and different!!! thanks for the great sketches, too!!!

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  16. What a great range of projects! :)

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  17. Great projects.I love them all but the birdhouse has to be my fav and the bottlecap with the sequins.

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  18. Great job everyone! This is such a fun workshop!!

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  19. Stunning, such great ideas for home made emblishments!!!!!!

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  20. Wonderful ideas and fabulous projects!

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  22. Such a fun challenge - beautiful samples again Ladies!

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  23. I love handmade embellishments. Those ideas are great.

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  24. lovely tips and gorgeous projects. iam new here and linked my entry , hope it qualifies

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