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Q: I see wonderful new embellishments in the catalog, but I’m not sure how to use them. What do you suggest?

A:  You are right! There are some amazing new embellishments in the catalog. My favorite thing about embellishments is that they can take a good project and make it a “wow” project in a flash! Whether you like the details and textures of vintage style, the glamour of sparkles, or a more simple versatile look, we have the perfect embellishments for you!

Vintage Style
    The popular vintage look is all about layers and textures. Add accents like the new beautifully detailed Antique Brads (#117273) on top of torn and distressed layers for a perfect finishing touch on cards, scrapbook pages, or 3-D projects. For a more subtle vintage look, add the tiny safety pins and button-style brads from the Vintage Trinkets (#118764). These accents feature rich finishes like antique brass, pewter, and antique gold that bring a special luster to any vintage-style project. Add even more texture and vintage appeal with the detailed beauty of Crochet Trim available in Chantilly (#118480) or Victoria (#118481).

Sparkle
   Nothing brings out a smile like a bit of bling! Whether you want an elegant touch or a zap of sparkle, you’ll love the new easy-to-use and super affordable Jewels. Available in elegant Pearls (#119247) or sparkly Rhinestones (#119246), you’ll be amazed at both their value and simplicity. With over 150 pieces and 3 different sizes (plus strips) of self-adhesive jewels in each package, you’ll be able to add sparkle to everything from cards, 3-D projects, scrapbooks, home décor, and maybe even yourself! Add more shimmer with the glossy finish of our beautiful 5/8” Satin Ribbon available in the 12 colors of the Getting Started Collection plus Very Vanilla!

Simple Versatility
   Vintage detail and sparkly glamour isn’t for everyone. If you prefer a more simple or understated look, you’ll love what you can do with a few basic embellishments like Silver Brads (#104336), the Clips Assortment (#112580), or coordinating ribbon like the new 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. Silver Brads are one of those go-to supplies that are perfect for almost any project, from masculine cards to baby cards. They provide that little extra something that just finishes a project. The Clips Assortment adds the perfect, and a bit unexpected, touch to modern, office, school, or masculine projects. The new In Colors are super popular and you can easily add accents to projects featuring those colors using the 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon. This ribbon has the detail of stitched edges to make it interesting without being fussy. With a few of these simple embellishments, you can create many versatile projects in a snap!

The Perfect Finish
   Embellishments add the perfect finish to your projects no matter the style, season, or theme. By adding a bit of detail, sparkle, or a simple little something extra, you can take your projects from nice to noteworthy! Need more ideas? Please contact me, I’m always happy to help!
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