7 Unusual Embellishments to Use on Your Scrapbook Pages ...


Any scrapbook fanatic knows you cannot have enough embellishments for scrapbooking.

My obsession with scrapbooking started when I had my son.

Add to that the fact that I am an avid photographer, and you’ve got some combination.

The more I investigated scrapbooking, met online friends with different scrapping styles, and learned my own style, I knew my favorite things to create with were unusual embellishments for scrapbooking.

Here are a few of my favorites.

1. From Your Child’s Closet

When my son outgrew shirts or jeans with some cool emblem or odd little item on them, I’d use it on his scrapbook pages.

The tags from inside the shirts, or in some cases, the elastic with buttons holes that makes the waist of his jeans fit better.2

The bright red color of those waist button elastics works well on a lot of pages!

2. Dollar Store Shelf Liner

Yes, shelf liner.

A store in my hometown called The Dollar Tree, has this great shelf liner made of a type of rubbery substance that comes in wonderful neon colors including, hot pink, purple, green, and orange.

Cut strips to use instead of ribbon and add a buckle or button and you have a very cute embellishment.2

3. Coffee, Anyone?

Take a round white coffee filter and fold it in half.

Gather it just a bit and you’ve got a pretty, lacy-looking embellishment.

Use a paper punch on the edges to add an even lacier look.

Adhere it to your layout, add a slightly smaller flower folded in half on top of the coffee filter so that just about half an inch of the filter shows;

sort of like a frilly petticoat showing from under a little girl’s dress.

It really makes a sweet feminine touch.

4. Bubble Wrap

While you could use the bubble wrap directly on your layout, the idea here is to use it in a different way.2

Lay a piece of bubble wrap (unpopped) flat on your work surface.

Using a sponge paint brush, touch the bubbles with paint.

Pick up your scrapbook paper and place it on top of the painted bubble wrap.

Gently lift it and you have a great polka dot background.2

To add interest, pop a few of the bubbles before you paint them.

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