Well it's the moment ya'll have all been waiting for--what's next from Susan
for the YNS Susie-Q Fun Tip
, right? Well today I've got a little something to share as far as making your own embellishments go!
So many of ya'll were intrigued by my card I posted the other day for the Hop for Hope and how I added the tulle to my project's focal point. So I thought I'd show ya'll one of my favorite things to do--stack die cuts, ribbon, tulle, etc. to create some fun and versatile embellishments. Off we go....
First I pulled out some of my newer dies from Your Next Stamp to give my brain a little inspiration as to what to use!
Once I had that all figured out, the next step was deciding on what to pair my die cuts with (the heart was from a punch).
Plus I already knew my underlying layer would be tulle--you have to use something to tie it all to as your bottom layer for this tutorial such as tulle or ribbon, even a bow would work. In this case I cut about a 4 inch by 6 inch piece of tulle and pinched it in the middle, securing with what I had handy--WASHI TAPE!
You'll need to punch a hole in your die cuts for the twine to come up through.
Then I just ran my twine around the washi taped tulle and then threaded both ends of the twine up through each piece I wanted in my "embellishment sandwich".
Here's the magical moment! NO, I didn't say Magic MIKE
, I said MOMENT! Pull all your pieces together and tie it up in a bow or knot it tightly to secure it all.
Then you can fluff up the tulle and fix your bow/turn your die cuts to line up properly as they may have twisted when you pulled it all together.
I thought I'd show ya'll another quick example. I coined the phrase for this as my "Ribbon-Button-Loopy-Embellishment-Thingy" a long time ago when I first started making these handmade embellies! There are endless possibilities for them--They aren't just for cute Christmas packaging or tags, even though they are quick when you need something with a handmade touch!
I stole some fresh Halloween candy and put it in a glassine bag for this little treat!
By the way, these required very little stamping, and I *may* have used some sentiments from a set that's coming in November...that's all I'm gonna say 'bout that!
I hope that all made sense! If you have any questions, you can leave them here and I'll try to answer!
Also, be sure and leave me some lovely comments over on the
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as to what ya'll think about this and let me know what else you'd like for me to cover next month!
There's going to be a random drawing on NOV. 5th from all the comments to win some YNS goodies! Ready, set, GO!!!!!