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I LOVE embellishments - especially those pretty packaged embellies that are everywhere on the market! But... let's face it. These pretty packages can get expensive! So, here's my challenge for you: MAKE an embellishment for your card! Maybe you could stack a couple of buttons and tie them with twine... or create custom ribbon by coloring it with markers? Stamp an image and back it with layers of cardstock to create your own 'chipboard' element. The sky's the limit!
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1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2010 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, HYCCT21, when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear cellophane bag or clear envelope per entry and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family.
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Have my flower made - waiting for it to dry! Went to YouTube for some ideas. Making my own embellishments is not the norm for me - my first thought was to pull out my Cricut and I thought "no, try something new". Will make and post a card in a bit!
I'm hoping to get a set of cards mailed out later today - got my first set mailed last week.
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Dragonfly and Cattails
This would have been a great opportunity to try last week's tutorial for faux brads if time had been on my side, or a fancy flower if I didn't want to be able to use regular envelopes to fit my cello bags. So it's beading for my homemade embellishment. I love doing these, but it seems to me that whenever I send some to people, they are reluctant to use them on cards .
Yeah!! I love this challenge!
With the recent trend of making our own flowers, layering multi-ribbons &/or buttons, ruffling many things, etc ... this challenge seems to be right on the edge of the current 'stampin' scene'!
Here's my version, including a layered multi-loop ribbon + multi-loop cording beneath a corded button ... and then there's also the pinwheel ...