Monday, August 1, 2011

Creating Embellishments with Flair

Good morning blog readers, it's Tanisha here with a post for creating your own embellishment.

I'm sure we are all feeling a little tightening of the purse strings nowadays. One of the ways that I've been avoiding feeling the pinch in my scrap budget is by creating a lot of my own embellishments and Cheery Lynn Designs dies are perfect for doing just that . Not only is making your own fun, but you really get the most out of your supplies, as well.

I started by cutting a 2"x12" strip from patterned paper and then adding a border to the edge using the Scalloped Diamonds border. I scored the strip every 1/4", accordion folded it and then attached the ends to create a pleated flower. I cut a circle using the XL Classic Stackers Circles, adhered the pleated flower to the center and affixed a piece of ribbon to the center. Next, I used the Little Coved Rectangle Stackers to die cut a piece of chipboard and patterned paper. I layered the 2 for stability, inked the edges and then adhered to the center of the pleated flower. Finally, I used the Varsity Font to create my sentiment.

Once the embellishment is completed, add it to the project of choice!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this post has inspired you to used Cheery Lynn Designs dies to get the most out of your scrap supplies!

Until next post...HAPPY SCRAPPING!!

Tanisha

4 comments:

  1. What a great embellishment you have made using the border die. Very clever, Tanisha.

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  2. Such an economical way to stretch the budget- I always appreciate multi uses of all my supplies.
    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Very clever using the Scalloped Diamonds Border to create the flower in the middle!!! Thanks for the tip!

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  4. Wow, great card and great way to use the border!
    Love from France, Kianel.

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