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    Senior Scrapper Auburngirl's Avatar
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    I don't know about you, but embellishments for LO's and cards and getting more and more expensive! I've only done this for a little over 1 year and I've spent quite alot of money getting "setup". So, I'd like to know what kind of "homemade" embellishments you've made and the "how to's". I'm sure this would be very beneficial to all the ladies, so please share!
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    I make lots of things myself. I love to do chipboard elements and emboss them or cover them with pp and ink or sand the edges. I make flowers - die cuts with crinkled up paper, layered, ink edges and put something in the center like a sequin or brad or something.

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    I learned alot by joining swaps. It challenged me to learn on my own, as well as see how others make things. I started out by Googling stuff: shaker boxes, library pocket templates, etc...

    Also be sure to check out Lori's Tips and Techniques post!

    One of my favorite "knock off" looks is using UTEE or Diamond Glaze to make epoxy looking embellishments.

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    This will be a good review!! There are some on here that make all there embellishments ... so come on and share.

    Buy cheap brads and paint them or use finger nail pollish.
    Make toppers for paper clips to go along with your topic.
    Chalk is a miracle worker in so many ways...
    chalk words, sand edges than chalk, chalk background paper.
    Sew for a different look... on background paper, ribbon, pictures, etc

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    I use alot of punches to make different flowers and leaves. You can also use diecuts and if you don't own a diecuter go to your LSS and if you buy their paper you can use their machines and dies. Use swaps to get different things.
    Like Clarinda said about the chaulks and sanding does wonders.
    Good luck.

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    Senior Scrapper Auburngirl's Avatar
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    Yes, I purchased some UTEE the other day. I read directions from a few websites about creating layers. Well, I did the first layer, no problem. Then, while it was hot (I thought), I added more powder and turned the gun on. What do you think happened? YES, powder went EVERYWHERE and I had a complete mess! (It's more like granules than powder, but I still had a mess!). I haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet, but I'll keep trying.
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    To save money right now, I'm shopping my stash. I've been buying for 5 years and I need to start using some of the things up.
    But to help me I did purchase a template for the folded flowers and a couple of extra dies to use with my CuttleBug. Since I plan to get involved in making cards, I think the template will help.
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    There are not very many embellishments that I actually buy. The two that come to mind are simple brads and basic ribbon, and I don't buy much of either one. Just about everything else I make or re-purpose/reuse.
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    I'm with Judith, trying to use what I have and quit buying what I don't need. Swapping does allow for alot of new ideas and is a good way to use what you have. Good topic. Lisa
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    I have bought so much over the years that I am trying to use what I have. My DH hopes I use more of what I have. Scrappypam I went to your website/blog and love the crochet flowers. i love them. You are so lucky to have a husband that can make them for you.


 

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