Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Self-Adhesive" Makes Me Happy!

Maybe you need to be a crafter who has attempted to apply glue to the back of a tiny rhinestone or bead to understand the happiness found in the words, "self-adhesive". And it gets even better because there are a number of companies that specialize in these accents that can bring just the right amount of "bling" to a project.

Here is a layout where I put them to good use.

I hand cut the partial circle design and added self-adhesive half pearls to the design on that. I used a matching punch-out swirl for an accent and added red self-adhesive rhinestones to that. Isn't that just the perfect accent to a "girly" layout? A little hint: the lace/paper flower started out white, I applied ink from a Fluid Chalk stamp pad to it to make it a color that would match my layout a little better.

Some companies to look for for these are Mark Richards, Inc, Me & My Big Ideas, Darice and K&Co.

This cutie patootie is my nephew's little girl. They recently sent me a few photos of her and I knew I needed to use this one.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Materials: Solid cardstock
Patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket
Punch out designs – Cosmo Cricket
Rub-on word – Cosmo Cricket
Self Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.
Lace flower – Making Memories
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Machine sewing


  1. Beautiful layout Linda! And I totally agree - self adhesive certainly makes life easier :)

  2. Very pretty layout, love the softness of it!

  3. Very nice layout and helpful tips

  4. Love this! Great swirls with the bling!

  5. Cute stuff, Linda! Added you to my blogger's list!

  6. Beautiful layout! Just wanted to add, the new diecuts from Cosmo Cricket will be self adhesive as well as the black board shapes! Very cool!

  7. Gorgeous layout and I couldn't agree more with you about those self adhesive blings. I love them, too and thanks for the list!