Monday, May 2, 2016

Welcome to Jo's Scrap Shack Blog hop! Embellishment Clusters, Using your Stash and Blog Candy!

Hello Crafty friends! Thank you for hopping along with us today! We hope you will join in on the fun as Jo from Jo's Scrap Shack celebrates her 4 year blogaversary! Not only am I joining in on the fun I am also sponsoring this hop, so be sure to check out Jo's page to be entered to win DoubleClickSkittles and lots of AMAZING prizes! 

If you stopped over after visiting Joyce over at Joyce's Creative Crafts you are right on track, if not hop on over to Jo's and starting hopping from the start!

I have been on a mission to use my stash!! I LOVE to take something old and make something new!

For my project I decided to show you how I use my punches, dies and scrap paper to make embellishment clusters:

First I pull out my some of my punches:

 And some dies:

Then some scrap papers:

Then I just punch out and die cut until all my scraps are gone:

I sort them in a divided container:

Next I just grab pieces and start layering:

I sew on some of them, add ribbon, gems, fun fur and DoubleClickSkittles for that extra touch! 

Once I am done I keep all my finished embellishments in a little drawer on my craft counter:

And they are ready to go when I need an embellishment for a scrapbook page, Smashbook page, card or Mixed Media!

I also have some Blog candy to share, just be a follower and leave a comment! (sorry US only due to high custom fees)

 Bits to make your own embellishment clusters!

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List of participants

Day 1- May 3rd

Sponsors & Prize
   Jo's Scrap Shack - $15 Silhouette Store 
Scrapper's Delight's - 3 Digital Stamps
           DoubleClick Connections- 3 bags of Skittles
 Sunny Studio Stamps- $20 gift voucher
         Little Blue Button Stamps- $15 gift voucher
         Lawn Fawn- 1 Stamp Set & a 6x6 paper pad
    Bugaboo Digital Stamps- $30 gift voucher


  1. What a fab idea!
    I love punch art but not thought to just punch a heap of scraps and then layer as I go.

  2. What an awesome idea this is, Carri!! I'd have never thought of having embellies ready ahead of time!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend!! So happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What an awesome idea!!!!!!!! LOVING those embellies you have made!! Soooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow, what a GREAT idea!!! Your embellishments are awesome and you coordinated them together so well:) I definitely need to do this with my scraps!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  5. Very nice and fun. You are so organized... What a great way to be able to grab and go in a hurry to make a card. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  6. What a fun idea. Love this. Could put a lot together while watching tv after the kids go to bed. or better yet create some over the summer with their help. Thanks for the idea.


  7. What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for joining Jo in her birthday Blog Hop

  8. absolutely fabulous idea! sometimes when I have just a little paper left from a collection, I will punch some punches, but these are just wonderful! I will have to jump in with all hands and do this!


  9. I love this idea!! Very pretty! I have a pinterest board with different types of embellishments!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. What a great way to use your scrap paper! I hate throwing out my cute and pretty paper.

  11. Great idea!! I have oodles and oodles of scraps that would be great to do this with! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. This is such a great idea. Thank you!
    Valerija xx

  13. Oh Carri this is an awesome idea!!!! I LOVE this idea to be honest and I wouldn't have thought to ever try this out. Now that I want to dive into my project life here very soon, this would make a GREAT idea for my life journal pages! Thank you for sharing your process on how you come up with the cute embellishments we see on your projects all the time. Love this idea!! And thank you so much for sponsoring my blogaversary AND for participating in it again this year!!!! It means so much to me that you are apart of it and each year that you are beside me during my special day, it makes it that much more special!!! Thank you my friend!!!

  14. Well, aren't these the cutest things??!! And such a great idea, too. A fabulous way to use up scraps and layering them all together makes something special that wouldn't have happened otherwise. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Wonderful way to use up scraps & good idea to make ahead and have on hand. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Very fun embellishment ideas! Great to have an assortment on hand!

  17. Lovely work. I live in Australia so don't qualify for your blog candy.

  18. What a wonderful way to use up those scraps to make beautiful embellis. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  19. Great way to use up scraps, and I have a lot of scraps!!!

  20. great idea to use up all scraps!

  21. This is such a great idea. Wonder if I can make my own drawer dividers. I don't think I have a drawer that would work as well as yours. Great way to use up scraps! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Wonderful idea!
    Love how you just
    layered them all
    up and so cute.
    Carla from Utah

  23. I absolutely adore your idea for making these clusters out of scraps!!! I had to PIN it. :)
    So glad to be a follower of your blog!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. What fun and you are so clever!! Impressive the way you make those cool embellishments and have them at the ready!! You are awesome - hope you are doing well!!

  25. Wow Carri- great job- love all your embellishments.

  26. What a great idea! LOVE the ones you've made!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  27. It's great that you have all them readily available. It should make you more motivated! Pull them out and try creating!