Thursday, August 25, 2011

Simple Embellishments

Hi all! :)
Today I'm sharing a simple way to make embellishments for your pages using scrap paper and punches!
The layout above is a layout I did about a trip to the movies we took back in July of 2009. It doesn't seem that long ago! I look at this layout and I wonder if I hadn't scrapped these photos if I would remember that this was Brodey's very first trip to the movies! That's just one of the reasons why I think journaling and dating our layouts is so important! It's those little things that we think we will remember, but we might not!

My first simple embellishment tip is using border punches! I use border punches on every single layout I create. They are a quick way to add interest and you can even add texture by threading ribbon through the holes as I did in the photo above.
The border punch I used above was a rectangular border punch. I used the opening to thread my ribbon through. I secured both ends with staples and then I tied the ribbon a little more than halfway down.

Not only do I love border punches, I also LOVE regular punches! I used two different sizes of square punches to make the accent above. This can also be done with a paper trimmer if you do not have square punches.
I first punched my red cardstock with a 2 inch punch. Then I punched 4 pieces of scrap patterned paper with a 3/4 inch punch. I added the smaller squares to the larger square with foam adhesive squares! Yep it's that simple!

You could change it up by punching or die cutting a scalloped square instead of a regular large square. You could also add a pretty brad to the middle or use a corner rounder on the corners! So many variations!
I hope you try these simple embellishment tips on your next scrapbook page or card! Also don't forget to add the date and some journaling to the pages you do! The loved ones that look at your pages in the future will thank you!
And to say THANK YOU to my many blog readers I have a giveaway today! (Brodey just had to be in the picture) I bought this awesome Technique Tuesday stamp set at the Creating Keepsakes Convention last weekend and I'm going to give it away to one lucky reader!
To be entered in the giveaway all you have to do is comment here OR on the Facebook post by 12:00am cst! Simply link your blog (if you have one) or your online gallery and tell me where you are from! I'll have Brodey draw a name and I will announce the winner on Saturday!

If you haven't already you can add Inky Fingers on Facebook! Every time I post it will feed through to your Facebook instead of having to come here!
Well good luck to everyone that comments for the stamp set! It's a good one!
Have a great Thursday!


  1. Cute stamps! I missed CKC Tulsa this year & really missed getting to shop :(

    I'm from Madill, OK

  2. Lots of uses for these stamps! I also wish I could have made CKC Tulsa this year.