Cards, Scrapbooking

Searching for embellishments in new places

snowflakesThanks to a chance comment by a friend of mine (AJT, that’s YOU), for some months now, I have been watching for embellishments outside the scrapbooking aisle. Found a good one today, so read on: I’m sharing!

I was at Joann’s, buying fabric. I am making pillows for my son and DIL. It’s actually their Christmas present: I will make a set of living room pillows, their design. One thing led to another, and I only received their final design and fabric choices last month. Since its summertime, I’m not in any rush, and so have been buying the fabric either on sale or using one of the weekly coupons. Hey, I’m cheap.

Today, I finally bought the last of the selection, and after getting the material cut, I wanted to get some trimmings to decorate the pillows. And there in the button row, I found these snowflakes:

snowflakes embellishments

The package says they are buttons, but of course they are non-functional. The wood veneer-looking shapes are, in fact, hold your breath: wood veneer! The green and red ones appear to be chipboard. I like them a lot, and expect to use them on layouts and on cards. And as for the price, seven pieces for $2.29 at 30% off ended up at just over $.22 each. An acceptable expense! Plus, they might just be the ticket for the Christmas 2012 layout I’ve been working on for days but can’t seem to complete. But that’s a story for another day.

Have you found embellishments where you least expected to find them? Let me know. I’d love to know some other places to go hunting!


2 responses to “Searching for embellishments in new places”

  1. Katharine says:

    Inspired by your cardmaking, I’ve been trying to get a little more creative with birthday cards lately. I have a stash of broken jewelry parts I’m keeping for embellishments, and then sometimes I raid my knitting supplies for scraps of yarn. What a good post. I love cross-pollinating my crafts.

    • Becky says:

      Oh, yay, can’t wait to see some of your cards. I’ve used jewelry bits on a card but I am ashamed to see that after knitting for more than two years, it’s never occurred to me to use yarn. Yipes… Love that phrase: “cross-pollinating my crafts!”

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