Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Embellishments

I have often wanted to try making my own embellishments for cards and never really did. The Do It Yourself Embellishments challenge over Moxie Fab World really gives me a chance to get a little creative.

I stamped the text,  die cut the flowers flowers with felt, sewed buttons, did some hand-stitching. And there you have it.
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So here are the 4 cards that I created. They are your everyday/occasion cards. I think it will be great for any occasion.
 Set 1
I added some trim/lace for this other set
Set 2
Hope you like seeing them as much as I love making them!I plan to give this set out to teachers as the end of the year gift.

31 comments:

Karen from MI said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards, Virginia. They are a style that INSPIRES me to go and start to CREATE!! Thanks for the "jump start"! Love, Karen

Jennifer said...

Virginia, I love these! Your embellishments give the cards the perfect amount of pizazz! Are the sentiments stamps from the same set? So great for all-occasion cards! Lucky teachers! :)

Vic Lau said...

I love these cards! It's simple but not so simple at the same time. A great balance :)

Bhavana said...

loved the cards.. clean and simple

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your flowers, the cards and the design here Virginia!
Plus that palette is just AWESOME!!!
Thank You~

Simone said...

These are soo gorgeous V! Love those handmade embellishments! So creative, beautiful and fun!

yyam said...

Oooh...these are really pretty! :)

Lynn said...

What a great cardset! Love these!

Melissa Shea said...

Love the different textures! Beautiful card sets too!

Bethany said...

beautiful cards Virginia! I love those flowers! Amazing :)

Lin said...

Great cards, V! I especially like the one with the lace on it!

joy said...

very creative embellishments, Virginia! Love the ones with the trims on them.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Capital FABULOUS! Not only are the embellishments precious, but I love all the little extras you added - pearls, ribbon, lace...

Kara Lynne said...

I love that you made your embellishments the focal point of the cards. Such a nice balance on your cards, beautiful!

Wee Von said...

Those are great cards. Love the embellisments you made, love how the cards will fit any occasion and love that you got me inspired this morning to finish my project. Thank you.

cnelson said...

Absolute PERFECTION!!! LOVE these so much! FAB colors!!!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous DIY embellishments. beautiful texture and layers.

Annette said...

these are adorable...I love the design and the stripe of aqua...so cute..

Linda R said...

These look amazing. I just love the simple layouts. And those flowers are adorable.

Hugs~

Lindsey said...

Awesome card set, Virginia! I like these DIY flower embellishments a lot.

Trinh said...

Pretty set, Virginia! I love the layered flowers and the bit of trim.

Julie Hoffman said...

WOW! I have never tried this either but I'll have to! Those flowers are gorgeous! Fabulous and fun cards! The teachers are going to LOVE them!

Brenda said...

I just love your pretty flowers Virginia! And the stunning CAS cards are beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Great embellies! Love the color combo, too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE these, Virginia--YOU AMAZE me! LOVE the colors and that card design! LOVE:)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the DIY Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Wida said...

Virginia, the color combo on this is so pretty. Your embellies are so cute and detailed and I like the coordination of the set. super super cute right down to the little pearls.

Lisa Arana said...

beautiful set of cards... i love your handmade embellies.

Alice Wertz said...

you gave them such details and personalties. love those cuties, Virginia!

Agata said...

They're all gorgeous! Wonderful idea! You should do it more often! :)

chrystinanoel.com said...

Loving the cardboard-y back drop - I think cardboard doesn't get enough respect in the card industry. Thanks for bringing it back up :)