Friday, September 2, 2016

Homemade Embellies for Halloween cards and books

Ooooooo..............can't resist!  I love playing with scraps and what better way to use them than with making embellishments!
With my recent venture of making Halloween Mini Albums (I have another I'll be posting soon) and the need of Halloween cards I decided that while I was up at the cabin that I'd spend some time crafting little embellies.  Could only make so many because the humidity finally hit and all my papers started going limp.
Basic supplies are all you need. something to cut a straight line (or not so straight!  hahaha) 1" circle punch, glitter pen or glitter, scrap paper.  And remember to recycle too.  I've often gone into my recycle bin and grabbed paper bags and bottle caps to add interest.  Even soda pop can tabs can be an embellishment.  Check it out>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Flowers were made from paper bags and black card stock.  Just cut freehand a curvy circle about 2" in diameter, mist it with water, and crunch it up.  Once dried layer 3 together reshape by crunching then highlight tips with black ink pad.  Little banners I used a 1/2" x 8.25 piece of black cut curvy then cut another piece of paper bag about 3/8" x 8.25.  Layered them together, wrote BOO across then cut between the Boo's.  I added pop dots to the back of the black so they weren't so flat.  Seed packets pockets and coffins are on previous post with template.(Interactive Halloween book)  Little ghosts were cut out of DSP and pop dotted to 1" circles.  Witch's hat, Halloween bats trick or treat pumpkins were all from DSP.  Look for papers with small images or works that can be cut around and mounted on scrap card stock in Halloween colors.  They make great little add on's.

On the left is my clip made from a shower curtain clip and a bottle cap.  I popped a sticker inside and ran some scrap yarns and treads through a hole I punched on the bottom.  Attached to the treads I have some little charms.  Bottom left is another bottle cap stuck on a 1.25 green scallop circle with some purple scrap ribbon behind it.  A little book was made using cardstock and small raven clip art, some orange raffia was added to look like a book mark.  2 small buttons had bakers twine from dollar store threaded through them and tied in bows then just glued to a round stock circle.  Little spiders on top of picture had dimensionals under them to pop them a bit.  Spiders were from a Martha Stewart punch.  
As you can see it's easy to come up with a bunch of ideas.  For me they were all nearly free.  The only thing I had to buy was more pop dots!  Though I guess I could have used the grandkids fun foam and glue!  LOL
Well I hope I gave you some inspiration!



  1. I love this mountain of fabulous Halloween embellishments, Susan! How adorable and just perfect for your mini albums or cards or scrapbook pages!

  2. WOW! What fun embellishments. Very creative!

  3. I love the idea of making up embellishments to create with. How fun, and having seen the albums first, a great way to jazz up the pages- the kids are going to have a blast with them!