If you haven't had a chance to pick up Creating Keepsakes' new special issue: Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions, you really should! There are so many great ideas for using fabric, trim and notions on your scrapbook layouts. Here's a layout I created for the issue. I used premade appliques and fabric to create the butterfly accents. The layout features our sweet kitty, Smokey. He was a stray cat who walked into our house one day. We sent him on his way, but he kept coming back . . . and the rest is history (read this blog post for the full story). The journaling says: I remember the day in November 2010 when this precious little stray cat walked right into our house like he owned the place. We immediately named him Smokey. He soon become a beloved member of our family, and now he pretty much does own the place!
I bought two sizes of butterfly appliques from my local fabric shop, traced them onto fabric multiple times each, cut them out, then layered them to create dimensional fabric accents. I added hooks & eyes and rhinestones to the center of each butterfly. Here's a close-up:
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