Saturday, August 14

Homemade Goodness - Mini Embellishments

This is too exciting !!! This is the first tutorial of many more to come over at Scrappy Chic Cafe .. make sure you sign up and join in all of the fun !
Mini Albums are way to easy and fun to do... but alot of embellishments are too large for the pages ... so its time to make your own ..
This is what you will need to complete this task : Step One:
Cut/punch out three tags using scrap double sided paper ( these measure 1.25") in height Step Two :
Line them on top of one another and punch a hole ( the hole will be your guide) Step Three :
Tag One - place it aside and do not cut
Tag Two cut diagonally
Tag Three - Cut and remove the bottom portion of the tag so only the top remains as shown . Step Four :
One tag Two and three use your glue gun and place glue on the reverse side of the tag ( this is where you make the decision which side of the paper is good ) and let air dry. By letting the hot glue dry you are adding volume to the tag ( using glue dots or foam may cause to show .. by using hot glue it dries clear and their is no visibility to how the dimension occurred .
Step Five :
After the first layer of glue has dried - place a second layer of glue on tag two and layer on top of tag one ... make sure the holes line up . Repeat for tag three and place on top of tag two . Step Six :
Now grab your embellishments and embellish ... As example I cut the word moment out and used my crystal stickle to add further dimension and to secure the word "moment" on the tag. A Martha Stewart punch and a little bling ... voila a tag fit for the perfect mini album .