D.I.Y. Embellishments & Stuff
Making Crystal or Pearl Flourishes
These are so easy I don't know why I didn't think of them before!
All you need is:
Sheet of double sided adhesive
Flourish die & die cutting machine(or a friend who has both)
Use the die to cut out a flourish from the double sided adhesive sheet - actually cut a few as this is quite addictive! Get comfortable in front of the TV with a tray/glass cutting mat & remove a little section of the waxed film & place the gems, peel away more film & attach more, until the flourish is fully covered.
If you remember - do the next one the opposite way around so you will have left & right facing flourishes.
Store them so they stay flat & then when you want to use them simply peel away the waxed film on the back a little at a time as you position it on your project. You can cut into these if you only need a small bit, but keep all of the cut offs, no matter how small - they will come in useful!
A pattern to knit these little Christmas stockings - unfortunately I didn't have any red or green yarn when I designed these - but you get the idea!
Easy mini bunting for your cards & projects
The quickest & easiest way to make tiny bunting to embellish your designs is by using a paper punch & some twine - my personal favourite is a small 2.5cm circle punch.
Simply punch from a selection of papers - or to match your current project - smear with glue & then fold in half over the twine! Hey presto, a lovely string of mini bunting!