Jul 13, 2009

Birthday Count Down { 2 MORE DAYS! } Sneak #9... fabric embellishment tutorial!



Only 2 more days until the big reveal! Are you excited yet?!? I know I am! And, the fun just keeps on going around here. Today, I have a fun tutorial on how to make your own fabric embellishments and a couple of sneaks to share with you. But, let's start with a little Q&A, shall we?

1. If I could be in any infomercial, I would pick (product name), because:

Gosh, I really dislike infomercials. To be honest, as soon as they come on the tv... I immediate switch the channel. Obviously, I'm not even all that aware of which products are being pimped out via the latest infomercials. But, I do vaguely remember recently seeing one about the Cricut die cutting machine, so I suppose I would choose that. I've always wanted to know if that thing works as well (and easily) as they say it does. Even if it did, I still don't think I'd shell out the $ for it. LOL!

2. If I could be any character from a movie, I would be ______ from ______, because:

Kate Winslet from The Holiday... for no other reason than I would L.O.V.E. to live in that little cottage! It was such a dreamy little home. And, apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks so. There are plenty of people that actually travel to Surrey, England looking for that cottage. There's an interesting little article about it here.

3. If my life story was to be written as a novel, the title would be:

Square Peg, Round Hole. I spent years of my life trying to force things to work that simply weren't meant to. But, once I started to follow my heart and passions in life, things fell into place. An important lesson to be learned...

4. I always wanted to be a:

A creative director for music videos. I've always been enthralled how musicians personify the meanings behind their music into a visual performance. I would love to be a part of that creative process.

5. If I can only give my children one piece of advice, it would be:

Not to worry so much about making other people happy. In the end, everyone is responsible for their own happiness. You can't live your life making decisions based on someone else's desires, or YOU will end up being the unhappy one.

6. Three things I want very badly at the moment are:

a) Another vacation... particularly, another cruise. I am just addicted to traveling lately. LOL!
b) Good health for myself and my family.
c) Sushi. I had the BEST sushi on vacation in Orlando, and I've been craving it ever since!

7. What is your process for creating layouts as you receive Labe Tulip kit? Do you start with photos, paper, a sketch, or something else?

I start by printing out and selecting the photos I want to work with even before my kit arrives. Once I receive everything, I start selecting papers that will work with each of the photos. Then, I get my basic layout design figured out, and start adding the embellishments. I tend to rearrange things on my page several times before I get it just the way I want it, so I never stick anything down until I'm absolutely positive it's the way I want it!

8. I had the BEST time creating this layout using my Label Tulip kit:



I still adore that layout from last November's kits! It is my most favorite picture from my childhood, and I'm really pleased with how the page came together!

9. Show us your sneaks for Label Tulip's July kit!



Now that brings us to my fabric embellishment tutorial, where you will learn how to make something similar to this...



I apologize in advance for not having the mad video editing skills that Julie does. I need a little more practice. ;0) But, away we go...



Thank you for joining me today to help Label Tulip celebrate our 2nd birthday! And, we can't end the day without offering a little prize pack for our readers, now can we? Just leave me a comment on this post to be eligible to win this HUGE assortment of gorgeous papers...



Happy Monday everyone!

xo,
Holly

PS: I just wanted to remind you that the deadline for all the challenges is tomorrow at 6PM(PST)!

111 comments:

Marie Karlsson, Sweden said...

Oh my! My stash needs THAT stash for some fun! :-)

FruMaansen said...

Oh Lord! that paper would look sooo nice in my new papertrays! :-)

sandra m. said...

WOW! How generous--it would be so cool to have that stack arrive on your doorstep. Thanks for all the fun.

Betty said...

WOW!!!!! I think i could use a stash of paper like that....what a fun blog..I stumbled upon this blog by way of Kimberly's blog...help i am stuck in blog heaven!!!! have a great day....

Tanstar said...

I am so loving fabric on my layouts lately, and being one who has avoided any type of sewing all her life, this just opens me up and extends me, thanks so much love your sneak peeks x Cheers

julie.schellin said...

what an amazing infusion of loveliness that prize would be...thanks for a chance to win!

emily said...

love that tutorial...thanks for that! and what a fun stash of papers...sooooooo pretty.

Rebecca said...

Great tutorial! TFS! I never thought to try Mod Podge on fabric like that. That little car is so cute!

Julie O. said...

Faulous project!! Great tutorial. Thanks for the chance at a great paper pack!

Debbi T said...

That car is just adorable! Thanks so much for that video tutorial. I've never worked with Modge Podge, but now you've made me want to go out and buy some!

connie said...

thanks for the tutorial! What an awesome prize pack!

Shay said...

I can't wait to check out your tutorial (at work right now). What an incredible amount of paper! Looks lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandra said...

thanks for the tutorial! Inspiration here is great!
Sandra

Danielle said...

That's so cute, Holly! Love your fabric car!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous video - love making homemade embellies!

Shannon said...

That car is so cute! Love your Q and A too! And 150 papers...I'd really be able to stick to my buying freeze if I got those!!

Mariann said...

Love your tutorial, thanks. And have a nice day.

Robin said...

Wow that is a huge stack of paper. Loved the fabric embellishment tutorial.

Daniela said...

What an awesome technique!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

Lisa said...

An embarrassment of riches! :)

Hester said...

thanks for the tutorial, and the giveaway whooh!

Lisa C. said...

Wow - that car is awesome! And the stash of paper looks amazing....I'm drooling just looking at it!

Regan Tomlin said...

I am a paper addict!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these papers!!!!

Vicki J. Wade said...

Oh, I'm a patterned paper junkie! Would LOVE to win this! Thank you for offering all of these goodies, Label Tulip!

Marianne Hope said...

Cute Car and tutorial! Thank you! And thank you for the chance to win awesome papers!! Pick me, please!

Hannah said...

super cute car, and great tutorial!

Amy Coose said...

Great tutorial, Holly! Thanks for sharing.

kelley said...

I can picture myself on the floor in my guest room, spreading the papers out to check out the loot, putting them together in mock future layouts, spreading them out again and rearranging, dragging embellishments out just to "try them out" then organizing the papers into their resting spots until I can scrap them for real! That sounds like an afternoon in heaven!

lrw said...

Wonderful tutorial-very helpful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

jamie said...

great bunches of paper!

Judyann said...

Sweet stash of yummy paper. Would love to have those papers to work with.

Cherylk said...

Loved the tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win!

cec said...

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Diana said...

wow! What a SUPER fun tutorial! :)

Shawnna Samples said...

Great Tutorial
TFS!
:)

Graziscrap said...

I would love to receive all these papers!!! Would you send them to Brazil???

Kathy said...

Looks like a great bunch of papers to add to my stash. Happy Early Birthday!

Dana said...

WOW! What a stash! That is awesome! Thanks for the great tutorial. I wonder if I could cut fabric with my Cricut? This opens a WORLD of scraping!

Joan said...

I would be ecstatic if I won! I'll keep my fingers crossed.... Thanks for the chance to win the paper!!

Vangee said...

What a very creative way to embellish your LO's, cards, albums, or whatever! I like adding fun new things to my scrapping. Thanks for a great idea! Now to find some car art. I may have to sketch my own...that is soooo cute!

Lilly said...

What a beautiful layout! I love it! And thanks for the great tutorial ^^

About the giveaway ...these paper are so gorgeous!!! Wow!
Thanks a lot!

beckyjune said...

That is fabulous!!! What a cute little car, and winning all of that paper would be incredible!! It's funny...I was looking through what I could see of the stack and naming the manufacturers. So many fun papers in that stack!!

Happy Birthday Label Tulip! One of my all-time favorite pages I've ever made was created using one of your kits.

.charity. said...

LOVE the video.....tfs!
And gosh, that's one big pile of paper!
Happy Birthday Label Tulip!

Stephanie said...

Great tutorial and the paper stack is amazing!

Cassie said...

I LOVE LOVE paper!
Thanks!

moonlightgrrl said...

fabulous tutorial!

and what a delicious stack of paper... yum!

Jenn said...

wow! 150 Awesome!

Love your layout

Leah said...

loved your tutorial...that fabric car is just too fun!
thanks for the awesome paper give away!

piradee talvanna said...

wow... speechless - what a great giveaway and those papers are amazing. thanks also for the tutorial and the inspirations!

Barb said...

great Tutorial. I certainly would love that paper!

yyam said...

Whoa! Thanks for the tutorial! Cool sneaks...sure could use the paper! ;)

Monica said...

Love all the sneeks and your great tutorial , that car is super cute!

Adrienne said...

Oh WOWZERS! Fantastic amounts of PP! :D Looks like fun! :D
Love the sneak peaks!

angie gutshall said...

Thanks for some fun ideas and great sneaks. Love a giveaway :) Have a great week!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Holly thanks for always inspiring us and providing eye candies as always. Love your tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Lorena said...

OMG!! that is alot of paper!! i think my stash wouldnt mind new brothers and sisters....great tutorial too, im gonna have to try that!

Sue said...

What a great giveaway and tutorial!

Heather R said...

love your funky car, great tutorial, awesome stash giveaway

AllyW said...

Great tutorial! And 150 papers! Yee Haw!!!!

sillypea said...

I'm almost sad that it's all over! Thanks for so much inspiring stuff!

Mel said...

Woo....that would be awesome!

erna said...

WOWWW.. i really LOVE that stack!! Pick me pick me pick me! ehehehe :)

NanaBeth said...

OMG-this technique is way too cool. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I need to make some ringlets for a frog (don't ask) and this is the perfect way to do it. Oh and I can use this technique for the eyelashes-you are wonderful! Thank you again!

JoKamen said...

wow, this is incredible! such a generous giveaway and a beautiful idea!Thanks for sharing.
**Sharing is always the best way to Celebrate!**

JPScraps said...

Wow...that's a lot of paper!

Traci from Ga. said...

WOW-what a gorgeous lot of paper, thanks for the chance :)

Pink Heather said...

Love checking out the Tulip Blog :)

Dorcas said...

Great tutorial !!
And WOW !!! that a huge load of papers and how nice it will be if it arrive in my mail box =P hehe!

thanks for sharing the wonderful tutorial video with us =)

xoxo
Dorcas

Melanie Stanczyk said...

This is a wonderful technique! I can't wait to try it.

Thank you so much Holly!

Jennifer said...

Holy Schmoly Holly! You did awesome! And what a great giveaway! Good luck everyone!

Jenn in Vancouver

Laura Stewart said...

cute page !!

Renata Pacheco said...

Such a nice video! I'll try it! And thank you for the chance to win all these papers! Wonderful!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

What a great layout!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Please enter me!

Erin Bassett said...

GREAT projects & tutorial!!
I'd love that stack to add to my collection! :D

Toni said...

Wow! This is a Prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mel G said...

I haven't been here in a while, and look at all the fun I've been missing out on!! Awesome job on the tutorial Holly.

SandiT said...

Wonderful car/tutorial! That would be awesome to win all that paper!

grace=) said...

Nice tutorial. Lovely papers :-]

Suz said...

Awesome tutorial. I'd love to win the stack

Fey said...

Delicious sneak and yummy papers!!

polinka said...

thanks for the tutorial!!

Novalen said...

What a great tip shown in the video! Never thought i could make my own designs with fabric so easily! TFS!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

wow, love the idea to win so many papers....would love to get my hands on that! :-)

Ms. Cheryl said...

I'm glad you shared that little tidbit about wax paper because I use waxpaper alot in my craft room. The tutorial was great, thanks. The paper stash looks delish. Thanks for sharing, ms.cheryl

ms_cheryl_y@yahoo.com

Bel said...

Thanks for the great tutorial... will be trying it out for sure! :)

feli said...

That was a great tutorial holly! i will surely try that one day! :)

and that stash of PPs is just so yummy to resist! :P

Flo said...

holy moly! i seriously think that's more paper than i OWN right now!

erica said...

Oh wow! Look at all that paper! Happy Birthday Label Tulip!

mollee said...

Totally love your tutorial, amazing. I've a fabric album and definitely I'M going to use fabric embellishments for that!!Thanks!

chksngr said...

Now where would I put that paper in my studio???? hmmmm...think I will have to tear down a wall.....

Kelli said...

I'm drooling over that stack of paper!!! Love the tutorial!

Joanie said...

WOWZERS! That stash of paper looks yummy!

Christina said...

Love the layout and tutorial. Very generous giveaway!

Lisa said...

What a pretty assortment of paper! I love the tutorials and videos that you have on the blog. The car embellishment is very cute!

Lisa Russell

Baby Girl said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Never thought it could be so easy and so fun! Thanks a zillion for a chance to win the pps too. :)

Inga said...

thanks for the video - and wouldn t it be great if the papaer stack goes to Germany ;)

delfine said...

thank you for this tutorial!

Keely Yowler said...

Thanks for the fabulous tutorial. I love using fabric on my layouts!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is delightful! Very cute.

Erin H. said...

You did a great job with the tutorial, don't sweat it!

Jeannie said...

Thanks for the mini video. Such an inspiration

moredayslikethisplease said...

Goodness gracious!! That's a lot of paper and it would definitely be a joy to go to the post office the day that arrived! That tutorial was great - got a great idea cooking in my head for a tiny bit of fabric that's been sitting in my crafting stash for a long time now!!

Garsy

Valerie said...

Yikes.....more beautiful paper. You know how to make my heart sing. What a generous gift, but isn't it your birthday. Thank you and have a wonderful b-day.

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Mili said...

Wow! it's amaizing. Such f beatyfull thing and paper!

cathyb said...

That's a lot of pretty papers!!

Gayle215 said...

That's a fabulous butt-load of gorgeous papers!

NANCY DARE said...

Wow what a great prize!...that's alot of great paper!

Richngermany said...

Hello from Germany! Found you on a modge podge blog, had to come over and check out the modge podge car project. Glad I did, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading older posts!

Sarah

Amanda R said...

That is an awesome prize! You can't ever have too much paper I don't care what my credit card says!