19 March 2014

A homemade embellishments folder !

I loved so much the rainbow color palette suggested by Margareta for the March Scrap Stash Kit Club that I decided to make a folder with handmade embellishments !

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and cardstock by Bazzill - Tools : dies by Kesiart (white word and heart) - Other : machine sewing, ribbon and India ink.

I stitched several acetate pages on the folder and I used removal adhesive to stick my embellishments on them.

J'ai tellement aimé le combo de couleurs "arc-en-ciel" proposé par Margareta sur Use Your Stash que j'ai décidé de me fabriquer un classeur d'embellissements fait-main ! J'ai cousu plusieurs transparents sur la reliure du classeur et j'ai utilisé des points de colle repositionnables pour y coller mes embellissements. 
Après avoir pris ma photo, j'ai aussi rajouté deux pochettes à l'intérieur des couvertures, pour y mettre de petites cartes type "Project Life" et des étiquettes tamponnées sur du kraft.

After I took this photo, I also added two pockets on the inner cover for holding more embellishments.

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers

Here is a closer look to the inside pages :

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers

From top left to bottom right, a pocket with embellishment cards, some multicolored labels (stamped), some flowers (quilling anf felt), some cork and embossed vellum shapes, some layered shapes and glazed wood buttons, some faux stickers (stamped), some fabric and paper bows, some rosettes, and an envelope with fussy cut stamped labels or tickets.

If you want more details about handmade embellishments, you can check this old post with lots of tutorials links.

Finally, I also made some 3 by 4 embellishment cards, even if I don't do Project Life, because they are so cute !

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and carstock by Bazzill - Tools : dies by Kesiart, Lawn Fawn and Quickutz - Stamps : Florileges Design, Denim Tampons, Kesiart, Katzelkraft, Bloomini Studio, Hero Arts, 4h37, InMi Creation, Toga, La Scraposphère and Artemio.

Here is some quick explanations about the cards :

1. Calendar stamp + white embossing powder on kraft background.
2. Circle stamp + white embossing powder on patterned background.
3. Stamp + clear embossing powder + watercolor + removed melted powder by ironing it (with a tissue paper between the card and the iron to absorb the melted powder).
4. A (chevron) background stamp + colored ink markers + layered die cuts shapes (star and ampersand).
5. Multicolored words stamps all over the card + gold brad.
6. Negative die cut label shape + word stamped on a banner+ die cut star.
7. White label layered onto a patterned background + word stamped on a banner.
8. Outlined alphabet stamped and colored with alcohol markers.
9. Character stamp + white embossing powder on kraft background.
10. Numbers die cut into an ombre patterned paper + subtle patterned background.
11. Flourishe mask + Distress inks + perfect pearl/water misted, drops of water and heat gun + black stamp on the top when dry.
12. Patterned paper strips on the top and the bottom + numbers stamp with colored ink markers.
13. Layered die cut shapes + word stamp.
14. A word stamp inked several times with rainbow colors.
15. A big stamp inked with different colors (with colored ink markers).
16.  A bit of a label die cut shape + grid stamped background + heart die cut.
17. Homemade starburst with different patterned papers + circle word stamp in the middle.
18. Background stamp inked with different colored ink markers, and misted with water + word stamped on a black label shape (with white embossing powder).
19. Striped patterned paper + ledger stamped background + die cut word.
20. Ledger stamped background + striped strip + Stamped word with handstitching over it.
21. Stamped grid layered onto a patterned background + stamped word on a partial circle label.
22. Stitched punched hearts in a grid design.
23. Stamped grid + punched border.
24. Stamp + white embossing powder on black background + rainbow patterned background.
25. Stamp + colored ink markers + punched hearts.
26. Layered die cut shapes + button and tied twine.
27. Ruled stamp on a banner shape + patterned paper background + stamped word on a partial circle label.
28. Ruled stamp + patterned frame + banner with punched heart.
29. Big letters cut into patterned paper (small word).
30. A long stamp stamped several times with different colors + label with a stamped word.

Some of the cards are machine sewed, others are embellished with faux stitching.
Feel free to ask for more explanation if needed.

Bon, je n'ai pas trop le courage de tout traduire, là, mais n'hésitez pas à me demander si vous voulez savoir quelquechose en particulier sur une carte !


  1. What a cool project! Are you going to use the PL cards on scrapbooking pages or are you actually doing PL?
    Rosey (Red Squirrel from scrapbook.com)

  2. I love the rainbow palette. The album, embellishments and 3x4 cards are all fabulous!

    You are so lucky to have access to Kesiart products -- I hope they become available in the US.

  3. Wow, just wow, such an amazing assortment of embellishments and cards! I need to sit down and try some of these techniques you've shared! :)

  4. Loving all of these embellishments. Such a great way to store them too!

  5. Love all your PL cards, what a fun project for keeping them organized.

  6. Your folder is such an awesome idea and I love all your handmade cards!! I too love the 3x4 cards even though I don't do PL! :)

  7. So many fabulous ideas on your post! I love the embellishment folder and all your cards.and I don't do PL either!

  8. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing these creative ideas! I may have to give this a try!

  9. So many pretty Gorgeous embellishments!!! Love this :)

  10. You are very creative and clever - love all your pretty embellishments!

  11. I love this idea.....thankyou for sharing !

  12. THIS IS AMAZING!! You are my hero!!! I wish you could come design all my embellishments for me, because you are truly gifted and so creative!!

  13. Super idea - great way to use up scraps and store things until you have the perfect place for them. Pinned! TFS x

  14. How awesome! I saw your comment on the Scraptastic blog, and I'm so glad you left a link. This is such a fabulous idea for storing your handmade embellishments. I love the PL cards (I don't PL either, but the cards are great for other projects). Thank you for sharing your idea!

  15. This post is awesome I think I pinned every image ! Thanks for sharing this!

  16. This is beautiful! Saw your link in the Big Picture Classes forum, so thanks for sharing! One question: how did you attach the acetate pages inside the binder?