Don't you just want to swim in these papers??????? No bikini required!!
And take a look at these luscious ribbons and Vintage Buttons. Bliss, pure bliss. (Have I ever told you that I always tell my husband on our anniversary something like *15 years of wedded bliss*. I just found out recently that he thought bliss meant something like torture or hell. Pfft, men!)
I digress but I know you like my stories. I set out to make some homemade embellishments for my projects. Have you seen the price of those little packages of cute embellishments lately? You pay $5 bucks or more for a little pack of 5-6 thingies to stick on your projects. Crikey, that's a lotta bucks to shell out for just a few baubles. So I made my own.
These are some ribbon strips that I made by stamping a sentiment (I'll get to the stamps in a bit) onto white cardstock and then adhering them to ribbon strips. The *hello* flags are made by stamping onto cardstock and then notching out one end.
These are delicious little morslets of goodness I created, and I am in LOVE with them. More bliss. The little ribbonlet embellishments at the top are snippets of elastic ribbons(Archiver's) that have buttons sewn on with Martha Stewart twine (available at Ellen Hutson's store). The circle button baubles were made using a Martha Stewart scalloped circle punch, some Papertrey Melon Berry ribbon, Papertrey New Leaf Vintage Buttons and more Martha twine. I also stamped polka dots on the circles. These will attach to my projects with pop dots. LOVE!!
And these are little Cuttlebug flowers. Jordan wanted to join in on the fun so she cut......and cut, cut, and cut til I told her to stop!.........I topped the flowers with Melon Berry Vintage Buttons and some ribbon and twine (Stampin' Up!).
And here are my finished cards. I'm using some adorably cute stamps from My Cute Stamps....acrylic stamps that have the cutest little images. For all of my cards, I used a Papertrey Kraft base with Fresh Snow polka dots. And then I just went to town with all fun embellishments and paper. These are some cute owls.
And here's some fun flowers and birds.
I just kept my little stash of goodies nearby....each card has one of these morslets of cuteness on it somewhere.
Ohhhhh, I've so much fun! You'll be seeing more from my Inspiration goodies this month for sure. I've been working on some Lockhart projects and more so stay tuned. Wanna see some other fun projects using My Cute Stamps. You're in luck because my friend Pine(Heather) and Kendra have some projects today too. Be sure to check out their blogs today. Thanks for stopping by!