Friday, January 18, 2008

Use your scraps! 3D Embellishments

I often find myself with a lot of little scraps and strips of paper after finishing a project and I really hate for them to go to waste. (My scrap drawer is overflowing because of this!)



Here's a great way to use up some of those scraps! These little 3D embellishments are a snap to make and work great for cards, projects or that little extra touch you need for a layout. Make a few and save them for later. =)

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You'll need:
Patterned paper of your choice
(2) circle punches, one slightly smaller than the other (I used a 2" punch and a 1 1/2" punch)
Foam squares to create the dimension
Stamps, stickers, flowers, felt or other embellishments of your choice
Instructions:
1) Punch one circle using each punch
2) Embellish the smaller circle with ink, stamping, flowers, simple sentiment, etc
3) Adhere the smaller circle to larger one by placing a foam square underneath sandwiching the two circles together
Try using two different colored papers for a new look; letter stickers for a tiny monogram detail or smaller stamps for a sentiment and place on a handmade card.
Enjoy! And don't forget to upload your work into the gallery. We'd love to see your creations!

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*All items are from the I AM A Scrapaholic January 08 Kit with the exception of Making Memories Foam Stamps, Brads and Ink.

5 comments:

Marci Knecht said...

Those are so fun, and what a great way to use up your scraps!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What fun!!!

Holly said...

These are the CUTEST! Love this technique MJ - I have to try this!

Becky said...

what a super cute idea...hmmmmm got some ideas flowing thru my mind for a layout with these!!

Elisa K said...

These are so cute. I love it and will have to do a few of my own.