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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why Not Embellish It?



Today I want to talk about three embellishments you can use for your invitations. If you have D.I.Y. chops, you may, as a money-saving measure, want to add your own special touch to your printed wedding stationery. There are simple and affordable ways to do this.

RAFFIA
The skinny:
Sold in large bundles, affordable, easy to work with, several different ways to use/tie

Uses: 
Destination, Fall, or couple it with handmade paper


Ways to embellish:
You can tie a bow, glue down strips, wrap your invitation vertically and horizontally like you would a package

You can expect twice, maybe three times as much upon purchase.


Raffia looks awesome coupled with starfish.
From hanahouproductions.com


From: designstoimpress.com

SEQUINS
The skinny:
Large amounts yielded in your purchase, small, requires some skill to work with

Uses: 
Party, Save the Date, Fun event, Affordable glam

Ways to embellish:
String through the hole in the center, glue

Caramelos on ETSY



The skinny:
Readily available in local craft stores, hot fix or self adhesive, multiple sizes 


Uses: 
Can be used to accent the flourished part of a letter on printed type, accent on a monogram

Ways to embellish:
Either purchase a heated wand for use with the hot fix style crystals or simply remove self-adhesive crystals from its sheet and stick


Snapcrafty on ETSY


Rhinestone added to monogram on pocket cover


Rhinestones added to flourishes in letters



2 comments:

Tamara said...

so mad I'm SO behind on my RSS feed that I JUST saw this! LOL. Thanks for the mention Christy.

Christy Toney said...

NP, glad to do it! :-)

What did you think?

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