Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jodi's Make and Take!

Hi everyone... and welcome to our very first make and take tutorial! Today I am going to show you how to create a few of your own embellishments for your pages without a lot of work! I know for me, I LOVE anything handmade! Today we are making a few circle embellishments made out of materials you wouldn't think of using... very often! So here we go!

1. First of all you need to gather your materials. Here is a list: die cutting machine, or a good pair of scissors, die cut circles (I used SIZZEX), pinking shears, DMC thread, FELT, Plastic Canvas, Scrap Material, Paint (I used shimmerz... found in the store), paint brush, needle, buttons.

2. Use your die cutting machine to cut various materials into various circles. If you don't have a diecutting machine or circles... you can free hand it! I use to do this all the time! You will need about three or four different sizes. Here is my sample of THREE using THREE different materials (felt, plastic, material)

3. Use your needle and thread to sea a running stitch around the felt OR material.

4. Paint with your choice of paint! I chose shimmerz... mainly because I LOVE IT... and it dries quickly on plastic! It gives it just enough to give the white plastic canvas some color and some shimmer!

5. Layer your embellishments as shown in the picture below:

6. "Dress Up" your button by making a bow, know etc... with your DMC thread. Attach the button to your embellishment and your result is:

Here is the layout where I used these awesome handmade circles:

I decided to use a smaller circle embellie for the "dot" in the "I" for the word "chicks". With this embellishment, I also cut around the material with the pinking shears to give it a different effect. In addition, I made the photo corners out of felt by simply snipping off the corner of a felt square with my pinking shears, and cut a smaller piece out of the material (located in your kit!). I used my BIG BITE to punch a hole in both of the them, then I added a brad to make my photo corner!

I hope everyone enjoyed the make and take! Don't forget to think outside the box to try and come up with different types of material to use on your layouts! Metal and cork are also awesome products to work with! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Good Luck!


  1. WOw Jodi want an AWESOME tutortial! The circle flower is SOO Cute! I am going to definately try it!

  2. I LOVE those adorable flowers Jodi! So cute and I love that you used so many different materials to make them! I will have to try this!

  3. Those are really cute. Did you use the Sizzix for the felt and platic too?


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