Scrapbook Embellishment Materials

Embellishments come made out of lots of different materials. There is metal, plastic, paper, plaster and cloth just to name a few.

Metal scrapbook embellishments can add lots of interesting texture to a scrapbook page. You do have to be careful of the weight though. You don't want the resulting page to be so heavy that things start falling off the page. Also, if you put it in a scrapbook album, make sure it's not so 3D that you can't fit it into a plastic page protector.

Metal embellishments range from those that are tin foil weight and those that are heavier like buttons and other doodads. You can get metal scrapbook embellishments in the form of pho
to corners, mini photo frames, buttons, brads, eyelets and more.

Adding a metal scrapbook embellishment to your page is just a little something unique to either help with the design or help to tell the story. For example, if you use photo corners on a photo it kind of gives it an antique feel. Metal instead of plastic is more historical of course!
Plastic scrapbook embellishments are often used for cheaper mass produced scrapbooking supplies. You will find the embellishments made from this material come in just about everything. Plastic can often imitate a more expensive material like metal as well - it's all in the detail and pain
ted effects that are added.

Plastic scrapbook embellishments are often in the form of "doo dads" or other little objects that are themed for a page. Things like flat little animal figures, cartoons, and other fun gimicky and kitschy designs. Also, most buttons are made of plastic. Buttons, as you may be aware, come in lots of different shapes and designs other than the traditional circular shape. There are leaves, trucks, balloons, bear and pretty much any design you are looking for. The flower buttons shown here are from eBay seller: Trina1173 .

Paper scrapbooking embellishments are used in stickers, 3D or flat flowers, photo corners and paper piecings. Paper scrapbook embellishments are often ones that you can try and reproduce yourself at home with very little or no cost. Make your own paper flower scrapbook embellishments like we talk about in a previous post.

Plaster embellishments for scrapbooks can be found in craft supply or home DIY stores. They are not necessarily made for scrapbooks, but you can use them. Little plaster casted ornamentation for a home or kitchen cupboard can be just the right size for scrapbooking. Take a look around your local home decor shop and see what you can find. If you are looking for something especially suited for a scrapbook page, check out these lovely keyholes from Melissa Frances .

Cloth and fabric can be used in scrapbooking embellishments as well. Of course there are lots of fabric or silk flowers available. Plus you can make lots of interesting things yourself out of cloth for a scrapbook embellishment. Make a tag, a photo frame, flowers, leaves, a quilted page or something else out of fabric to have as your own scrapbook embellishment.

I hope that gives you a rundown of the basic materials used in most scrapbooking embellishments. Maybe some ideas and inspiration to get you going on your next page.

Scrapbook Embellishments Storage

Now that you have been building up a supply of embellishments to decorate your scrapbook pages with, you will need some creative ideas to store and organize your scrapbook supplies. By the way, if you are making any of your scrapbook embellishments yourself, you should make extra - more than you require for the moment, so that you can have some on hand for the next scrapbook project to come out.
Here are some storage ideas. You can certainly spend some money and purchase scrapbook storage solutions from scrapbook retailers who are selling storage options specifically for scrapbook embellishments. Or, you can use some interesting items you may have around your home already. Also, there are lots of unique storage bins to be had at flea markets or antique stores.

So, let's get started with using items from around your home to store your scrapbook supplies in.

Tool Box - Maybe your husband has a number of tool boxes that can have the tools reduced o
ut of one box and put into others he has. Thus making one of them empty and usable! Sure, why not. Just go and take a look in his garage and have a look around. I bet you'll find lots of tool boxes. Does he really need all of them? No, of course not. And if you ask him he may even say yet, but I would just go ahead and find another place for the items in the box you want. If he says anything, you can always quote how much it would be for you to go out and buy a brand new scrapbook embellishment organizer! Tool boxes are great to store your scrapbook tools in or larger scrapbook embellishments.

Fishing Tackle Box - How often does your husband go fishing anyway? I bet you scrapbook more often than he fishes! So, why should he have all the cool scrapbook embellishment organizers anyway, LOL! Fishing tackle boxes are really good for storing smaller scrapbook embellishments in. Things like brads, eyelets, buttons, etc. There is a home for everything in the small little compartments you will find in a fishing tackle box.

Tupperware Container - If you are like me, you probably have way too many of these plastic containers lying around. Maybe you've even kept yogurt containers with lids or margarine
containers. These can be reused for storing various scrapbooking embellishments.

Shoe Box - You can store packs of stickers or rub-ons in shoe boxes. It's easy to flip through them in these boxes. First you may want to sort them by theme or colour and put each theme or colour in it's own box. Label the box using your scrapbooking supplies too!
Maybe you are interested in displaying some of your scrapbooking embellishments and organizing them at the same time. If you don't have small children around like me, this would be ideal. Then the scrapbook embellishments are visible and there, right at your fingertips. If they are stored away somewhere and out of sight, you are less likely to delve into them and use them. Here are some ideas for pretty displays of scrapbook embellishment organizing.

Old muffin tins - organize your buttons by colour and put each colour in it's own muffin tin. I like the old fashioned muffin tins that you find at the antique store or flea market - or perhaps in your mother's pantry cupboard! The photo above is by Wychbury .

Decorative bowls - find some pretty decorative bowls and sort your brads and eyelets in them. A pretty display for your scrapbook embellishments plus it is fun to run your hands in the bowl letting the eyelets trickle out between your fingers!

Jars - you can get pretty jars from Ikea with nice metal lids or even use some antique Bell or Mason jars. Organize and sort your ribbon scrapbook embellishments by colour and place each ribbon colour in a jar. Keep all your little scraps too as you may need them and they help fill up the jars! The photo above shows jars used for scrapbook embellishment storage by MaisonsPage .

Spice Racks - spice racks are great for storing smaller scrapbook embellishments. Besides having uniformly sized cute little jars, there is also a nice wooden rack or spin contraption available to store the jars in. Such a pretty arrangement. Also, you can have fun decorating up the lids of these jars. Label them with what's inside, but do it using your scrapbook supplies of course!

Salt & Pepper Shakers - use these to store very fine embossing powder, or glitter. How pretty they look! Make sure they are labeled correctly so noone gets the wrong idea with what's inside.

I'm sure as you take a look around your home, you will find lots of interesting things to use to store and organize your scrapbook supplies.

Easter Scrapbooking Embellishments

Easter themed scrapbooking embellishments are just one of the holidays that you can find scrapbooking supplies in. There are so many nice things available out there to purchase with which to decorate your scrapbook page.

Jolee's Boutique is known for their 3D scrapbooking embellishment stickers. Their stickers are often themed for different holidays and occasions. One of those holidays is Easter, of course. See photo of one sample in this post. As well, shown here are metal style dimensional
stickers by Best Creation.

Many other scrapbook manufacturers make scrapbook embellishments for Easter.

You can also make embellishments for scrapbooking Easter. Use some die cut felt egg shapes or cut out your own. Sew them around the edges to
attach to a page or layout. See the photos shown.

Butterflies are a great spring and Easter embellishment scrapbooking idea. You can get a template from Martha Stewart and cut out your own from pretty patterned paper. See photo of my version here in this post. Also, she sells a butterfly punch which I have and love!

There is lots of free Easter clipart for scrapbooking embellishing available on the web as w
ell. These chicks and hens can be downloaded and printed
from Martha Stewart. Here is another resource for free clipart for scrapbook embellishing. As well, hereare some vintage images that
can be used for scrapbooking
embellishing. So pretty!
You can see there are a lot of Easter scrapbook embellishment ideas out there. So, have fun with what you make and be sure
and share your creations so you can inspire others!