Welcome to Day 4 of use your stash week. Today we are here to chat about embellishments. Are you a collector, or should I say hoarder, of embellishments, like I am? I tend to buy them by the bucketful, but then hold onto them waiting for the perfect project to use them on. Sometimes I've held on to packs of embellishments until they have gone out of style. I guess I'm a trendy embellishment shopper?? ;)
I have found that since I usually buy kits now, I am better about using up the embellishments, although sometimes an embellishment comes along and I just can't help myself. I found that keeping them in baskets on my desk helps me to remember to use them.
My best tip for using your embellishments is to group them. For some reason, I am pretty anal about grouping them in odd numbers...call it a quirk. I did that on this layout using up some buttons, some enamel dots and some mist-able arrows.
I also have a ridiculous amount of letter stickers. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Francine not only does a great job of using an amazing amount of embellishments, but she also uses up some of her letter stickers on these gorgeous layouts.
Christa sent along some amazing layouts, including this one that she created using a handful of flair.
I have some embellishments that I just can't bring myself to get rid of. I was a huge fan of Heidi Swapp's Ghost Letters (glad they are coming back). I am pretty sure I had these in my stash for at least 5 years, and was so happy to pull them out to use on this layout as a mask for my title.
Hope this has influenced you to use up some of those embellishments.