Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SOS107: use your oldest embellishment

do you love these "blast from the past" challenges as much as i do? this week at shopping our stash, miss carla has asked us to think back to our very first embellies and then try to use them on a card or project. now i can't swear that any of these particular items will have been the actual first embellishment i bought, but i can tell you with confidence that it would've been prima's "got flowers" or patterned chipboard in some variation. so just to be fair, i've used some of each in my design!

patterned paper: mambi, creative imaginations, sei + a bit of pink packaging; chipboard pieces: sei, making memories, colorbok, heidi swapp, american crafts; chipboard letters: american crafts; flowers: prima; silver beads: recollections; ribbon: ki memories; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine
i've got several different chipboard bits here, as you can see, and a couple of them are SERIOUSLY old! i thought it would be fun to sort of stack them up, and as it turns out, i think i was right. :) something else i've never done... but will totally do again... (possibly over and over, lol!) ...is to line up the smaller paper flowers and then sew them on, like a ruffle. i really like how that looks, and i've still got quite a few "flat" flowers left, so i think this could be a fun way to deplete them a bit.

a few of my SOS teamies have also used flowers in interesting ways, and the rest have... well, no, i don't think i'm gonna tell you, actually. off you go, darlings, to see for yourselves! ♥


  1. genius...love the stitched blooms!

  2. Flower ruffle? Now THAT is a clever idea! LOVE the stitching :)

  3. OMG SO cool and with old embellishments that's awesome. I don't even know what I have that is the oldest when it comes to that. Maybe some brackets? Or prolly some weird stick on 3d stickers or something. I'll have to look. Love it!


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