Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tutorial: Faux MME Layered Chipboard Elements

 
Original Embellishments from Inspiration Kit

1- Find bits and pieces of scraps, label stickers, and border stickers that have similar "base" colors and patterns.
2- Cut the scraps into the desired shapes and mount a few on chipboard.


3- Layer various patterns and pieces of paper on top of one another
4- Embellish the pieces with glitter, rhinestones, pearls, liquid glass (glossy accents), and/or pearlized puffy paint.


11 comments:

  1. Wow - these look fantastic! I forget to try to counterfeit stuff like this and just substitute - but these have given me some new ideas - lovely!

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  2. Beautiful way to use up scraps!

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  3. Great idea! I'm such a lazy scrapper that I never think to do things like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Amazing! I love your embellies. Maybe I can get motivated and make some of my own. Hoping to do more creative make-it-myself things this year.

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  5. Brilliant...I'm totally doing this.

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  6. Wow! I remember when this blog first started and I participated in the first couple, then I started working 60 hours a week and scrapbooking was a distant memory. I just became a SAHM again, and looked up your blog! I have already made 2 kits...now I have a question! How do you guys store the kits until you are ready to use them? Anyone have any photos for examples? Thanks!

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  7. WOW, these are amazing! Great Job!

    And to answer the question about storing my kit...I have 3 large (about 13x13) scrapbook bags would be the best way to describe them. They ate made out of a frosted plastic type material. There came in a set and they are from Oriential Trader, but I got them like 5 years ago. I just looked and they have a set of 3 boxes that are 13x13x2 for $15. Hope this helps!

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  8. I also store my kits in the 2-Gallon ziplock bags. I get a box of 8 or 10 for $1 at my Dollar Tree, but I believe WalMart carries them too. The bags are larger than 12x12 so everything fits!

    I think we should do a post about kit storage next month...I will do that. I'll also include pics for the post. It will be during the first few days of February. Thanks for the idea :)

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  9. wow easy and amazing thanks for sharing.

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  10. To come back to the question about storing my kits - I kept some of the pizza boxes from back in the day when I actually *shock horror* BOUGHT a monthly kit. Before I discovered the CKC I hasten to add *wink*! Anyway, I used those to keep all my goodies together and then for the month that I am using it, I sometimes transfer the embellishments to a bowl on my scrap desk to keep them all together. That way, I can just grab the box and plonk it on my table to use. I have about four boxes piled up on the floor which includes this months and a couple of unending kits that need to be finished off or broken back into my stash. I find that a manageable number. And the boxes can be used over and over and over again. Maybe your local pizza delivery place would let you have a couple of 13" boxes?

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  11. I never thought of a pizza box...so simple and easy! And I know my pizza place will give me some, we eat there all the time!

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