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
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.


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.