By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
I have fun experimenting with different scrapbooking materials and one bad habit I have is to save the packaging from the embossing folders that I buy. One day, I came across them and decided to try making my own embellishments with the leftover packaging. I used my Cuttlebug Embossing Machine, a floral embossing folder, my favorite color of Stickles & viola
- K & Company Spring Blossom 12 x 12 Paper Pad
- Yellow and Blue Cardstock
- Stickles: Glam Pink, True Blue, Firefly and Yellow
- Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
- Weathered Wood Distress Ink Pad
- Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
- Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife
- Self Healing Mat
- Fancy Corners Embossing Folder Set
- Favorite Tape Runner
This is what you will have after doing this step.
On the reverse side, the debossed side, color in the pattern using the Glam Pink and Firefly Stickles. Allow to it to completely dry. If you have some areas that you missed you can go over them again to fill them in. Use the Yellow Stickles to put a dot for the flower center on the embossed (top) side of the piece.
We often use a mat behind the photo, but I have a second way that I like to bring on the attention…by adding a frame around the picture. Begin by measuring just the picture; not counting any border that you have left around the outside. The photos I used measured 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ so I cut a 3 ½” x 3″ piece of yellow cardstock. Next, measure the photo from the edge to the side of the actual photo and then measure that on the all sides of the cardstock and connect the lines. It will give you a frame that looks like this.
Adhere the photos using a tape runner and put the frames over the photos using either a dot of Tombow Mono Liquid Glue or a little tape from the tape runner on each corner. Also, adhere the dried Stickled embellishment you created to the center of the layout using small dots of glue on the areas colored with the Stickles so it’s not seen. Let dry.
Punch 8 butterflies using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and blue cardstock. Ink the edges of 4 of them with the ink pad. Layer the pieces to create 4 butterflies and add the True Blue Stickles to create the bodies. Once these are dry, glue them to the corners of the frames using the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.
You know have a finished layout using recycled items. It’s a great way to create fun embellishments and to recycle the packaging from the tools you buy.