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!