Thursday, April 7, 2011

Creating embellishments

The Bo Bunny DT were challenged to create their own embellishments. It's awesome to have ready made flowers, tags and swirls etc but it is always fun to create your own, especially if you don't have that one perfect embellishment that will just complete your layout or card.

Some time Today

by Kathleen Glossop

Kathleen created her own tag for this layout. She used the Timepiece wraps to make the tag! clever idea!
Here are some of the details up close.....

Supplies Used:

Timepiece Paper, Timepiece Alphas, chunky chips, Timepiece 12x12 chipboard, Timepiece Dimensional Stickers, Timepiece Wraps, Timepiece trinkets, Timepiece buttons.

In the Garden

By Michele Beck

Michele created her own flowers using Vicki B papers. So cute :0)

Supplies used:

Vicki B papers, Vicki B Stickers, Vicki B chipboard, Vicki B brads, Vicki B Wraps, Vicki B trinkets,

Vicki B jewels, Vicki B buttons, Vicki B noteworthy

Life is Fun

By Luzma Bruna

Luzma decided to create her own heart shaped embellies! Just love these!

Supplies used:

Ocean Dot, Mint Dot paper, Ad Lib paper, Ad Lib Combo sticker, Ad Lib chipboard, Ad Lib buttons, Ad Lib jewels, Ad Lib Wraps


Sizzix heart dies, EK circle punch, TE mist, DMC thread, MS punch, Sakura pen

A true friend is a priceless treasure

By Patti Milazzo

Patti created this gorgeous card and made her own flowers. She has included a short tutorial on how to make them. Thanks Patti!

Supplies used:

Gabrielle Papers, Gabrielle Chipboard, Gabrielle cutouts, Gabrielle card kit, Gabrielle true friend Stickers, Gabrielle jewels, Gabrielle wraps, Gabrielle brads, Gabrielle Dimensional stickers

Quick How To Tips:

I cut paper strips varying in width from 3/4" x 12" to 1 1/4" x 12" using a decorative edge trimmer or border punch. Then I scored between the decorative edge designs of the paper- no need to measure.

Once the strips are accordian folded attacg the ends with stong adhesive.

I find that the best way to anchor these accordian folded circles is with some hot glue applied to a punched circle, then form the pleated flower circle and press on top of the punched circle. Hold this in place for a few seconds until the glue is cool. With hot glue, you never have to worry about the pleated flower coming undone.

Hope you've enjoyed today's post :)


  1. Oh I just love the layout by Michelle. The depth and dimension on the layout is georgous!

    All the the layouts are beautiful!!

  2. love the ideas. The colors used are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fabulous work from evryone!!

  4. You girls are all so creative, I just love each idea for embellishing your pages!

  5. Wowwwwwww! these are all GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. All beautiful!

    I wish I had axcess to all the beautiful embellishments!!

  7. Wonderful creations! Luzma the color contrast of the hearts is super!!!