Embellish It

Scrapbooking embellishments …… stickers, and ribbons and lace oh my!!!!

To me, everywhere I look I see a potential embellishment.  I save (and purchase) all kinds of things that I may not have a use for at the moment, but I know one day it will be just the perfect thing on my page.  Now some call this being a hoarder.  LOL.   I prefer to think I’m participating in creative recycling or being frugal with my money.   The following is a list of both purchased and recycled embellishments:

  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Brads
  • Buttons (cut the back off and sew on page) 

    Looks like MY stash

  • Bling (LOVE bling)
  • Ribbons
  • Lace
  • Yarn
  • Fabric pieces
  • Flowers (silk or dried)
  • Jean pockets (from old jeans-although what’s old these days?)
  • Paper clips (shop in office store, they’re cheaper)
  • Shrinky dinks (the kids love to help make these)
  • Costume jewelry (loose but not too bulky)
  • Small pins (gathered from new clothes)
  • Twist ties (from bread – can be used with buttons)
  • Cardboard from boxes (can be used to make chipboard letters, shapes)
  • Soda can tabs (can be used with ribbon or cord)
  • Brochures or memorabilia from an occasion or trip
  • If you like to stitch as well, create a small pix (see the pumpkins I made)

I purchase supplies when they are on sale, clearance or I have a coupon.  I have to really love or need an item to do otherwise.  So, when I’m in an office supply store and see something on a clearance table that looks cool, I’ll buy it.  For example, who professionally wants paper clips shaped like feet?   I do — go figure.  LOL. 

  • Paperclips

    Fancy Paperclips

    I purchased them and low and behold, I can create a beach scrapbook page where I’m able to use my foot paper clip to attach a journaling note.  No, I didn’t plan a trip to the beach just to use the clip.  LOL.  As you can see, I found others as well.  

The point is, don’t limit your options.  Think outside the page.  Embellishments can add interest and depth to your page but don’t get too bulky with them when you’re scrapping in a book.  If you need more examples, Close to My Heart  (CTMH) has many different options.  (Disclosure: I sell CTMH but not actively – I’m addicted)  🙂 

Now that you have some ideas, go create!   

Comments, Thoughts and Photos of your work are all invited.


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