Scrapbooking embellishments …… oh my, where to start. To me, everywhere I look I see a possible 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 wise with my money. The following is a list of both purchased and recycled embellishments:
-Buttons (cut back off and sew on page)
-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 the occasion or trip
-If you like to stitch as well, create a small pix (see the pumpkins I made in the photo above)
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 because, after all, who wants paper clips shaped like feet? Go figure. LOL. I’ll purchase these and low and behold, I’ll create a beach scrapbook page that 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.
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.
Now that you have some ideas, go create!
by Debbi founder of ScrapbookingForAnyone.com
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