Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Bit of Sunshine...

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I've long admired crafters who make their own embellishments (also known by the affectionate term, "embellies.") They make terrific gifts, and so I thought I'd send along a little bit of sunshine to my very crafty Mom-in-Law, Susan. She's been under the weather, and so I hope these little embellies brighten her day. Plus, Nichole Heady is putting on a fun embellies challenge, so, really, what choice did I have?
I've enjoyed experimenting with felt and so for my embellies and matching card I decided to make some happy yellow daisies. After running the felt through my Big Shot, I layered the blooms and added some paper leaves and a nice brown button. Instead of thread, I used some Liquid Pearls to "stitch" my buttons to each flower.
For my card, I made a much larger embellie in the same manner and put together a simple card. I'll send this package along to Mom Susan and hope she feels better soon.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Chat Room Rub-On; Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock; SU Bashful Blue and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock; Quickutz Diamonds and Dots Embossing Folder; SU Sizzix Top Note Die; SU 5-Petal Flower Punch; Big Shot; Brown Buttons (generic); Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls; Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Yellow Crafter's Felt; SU Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 Die


Mary (Happy Now) said...

Awesome! The liquid pearls -- such a clever and unique twist!

Lisa said...

I am loving the felt flowers! Great job with this challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Mom Susan is one lucky gal to be receiving these! They are FAB!