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Username Post: Stocking up on embellishments        (Topic#325823)
Scrapjazz Contributor
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Reg: 09-06-07

03-11-13 05:02 AM - Post#4051413    

Instead of die-cutting as I scrapbook, I decided that it would be so much easier to have basic embellishments cut out ahead of time. They can get kind of expensive, so I spent some time today cutting them on my machines. I cut chipboard cameras from Create a Critter, Polaroid frames (free SVG),and photo corners (Sizzlit die). I cut them in kraft, black, and white so that they will work on just about any page.

I was also able to get my hands on some butterfly and speech bubble wood veneer shapes. I'm not really trendy, but these are just so cute that I had to buy some.

Does anyone else die-cut embellishments in batches, or do you cut as you go?

SJ Divalicious
Posts: 19892
Reg: 03-15-03

03-11-13 10:18 AM - Post#4051473    
    In response to Scrapjanny

I cut as I go. I like to keep my options open.

Grandma to 3 
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Grandma to 3
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03-11-13 11:12 AM - Post#4051477    
    In response to buttonscrapper

I plan/print/cut as I go. I never know what I'm going to do until I do it.

SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 33048
Reg: 06-13-08

03-11-13 11:31 AM - Post#4051495    
    In response to Grandma to 3

As I go too. My issue is space, and flat paper takes up less space than made-up embellishments.

Speech bubbles are really trendy right now.

SJ Diva
Posts: 7249
Reg: 03-04-07

03-11-13 11:38 AM - Post#4051497    
    In response to RedSquirrel

As I go. I tried to do it ahead before and find when I go to scrap it I either forget I have it or else want it in a different size and/or color.

Scrapjazz Contributor
Posts: 7525
Reg: 09-28-05

03-11-13 11:39 AM - Post#4051499    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I also cut as I go. I'll never know exactly what I want or what color I would want it in. But I do save some of my extras, so if I cut a big black gear and then decide that I actually want a little black gear, I save the big one for future.

SJ Queen of the Crop
Posts: 33048
Reg: 06-13-08

03-11-13 01:29 PM - Post#4051517    
    In response to boysmom

Oh yes, I always save what I don't use. That's what cards are for.

Blue Crew Member
Posts: 54029
Reg: 01-22-03

03-12-13 12:29 PM - Post#4051643    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I cut as I go too. However, sometimes I don't wind up using it and have a large box going with my "rejects." I often will go through them and put them on a card or a different page if I think it needs a little "something."

SJ Diva
Posts: 7054
Reg: 04-15-07

03-13-13 07:30 PM - Post#4052049    
    In response to Nora

I generally cut as I go. However, I will cut multiples of something basic if I know I'll use it. I have a container on my desk with pre-cut circles and squares, as I use those a lot in card making.

SJ Eloquent One
Posts: 4995
Reg: 09-13-02

03-14-13 01:52 PM - Post#4052200    
    In response to WorkingMommy

Generally cut as I go......but will have a cut up if I am off to a crop, and will cut some in white that I can colour to match if I can be bothered.

SJ Devotee
Posts: 350
Reg: 06-05-05

03-15-13 06:33 AM - Post#4052278    
    In response to Scrapjanny

I've done it both ways, But I do create things ahead of time a lot and store them on my sticker stands. I think you were so smart to do this and it will inspire you to create! Good for you.

SJ Jazzie
Posts: 57

Reg: 06-26-06

03-18-13 05:46 AM - Post#4052535    
    In response to Cricutgirlg

I cut as I go, but always use the scraps to cut out random objects to save for later use. keeps my scrap bin from getting over loaded and gives me some choices when creating a new page! I file the random die cuts by color so I can find them easily!

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