Saturday, May 29, 2010

hand-made embellishments

My girl friend Ronda is a fellow papercrafter. She is a girly-girl, too. So, one of her birthday presents were some hand-made embellishments. I made a 'group' of flower embellishments and attached them to a strip of 'clear' cardstock, that way, she can remove the flowers and the adhesive of the backs will remain tacky.
The top flowers were made with shiny fabric. I cut the flower shapes from a die cut. I found these totally cute little rhinestones in the wedding section of one of those large craft stores. (They are marketed to be placed in floral arrangements to help continue the 'bling' theme.) I threaded the rhinestones threw to the center of different color buttons, to add a little color.
The bottom flowers are actually made from napkins at Starbucks. No kidding. I just punched some flower shapes from the napkins and layered them off-set. I used a fabric brad to hold them all together, and added some tiny rhinestones to give the fabric some sparkle.
Thanks for looking. I am working on my grand-daughters 4th birthday invites, so those cards will be posted soon. I also want to make a paris themed card, so look for that too!

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