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Monday, November 22, 2010

CRAFTING TIP OF THE WEEK (#64) Incorporating SCENTS in your projects!

Hello Bloggers!

For this week's tip I wanted to give you a couple of ideas on how you can incorporate the element of scent in your projects.

There are 2 things you can use to bring this unique feature to your crafting projects.
1-Unsweetened Kool-Aid (Any kind will do)Cherry, Grape, Lime, Raspberry, etc...
2-Fresh Coffee Grinds (finely grounded)
What you do is mix into your embossing powder whatever scenting item of choice as listed above. Use approximately a 1/4 teaspoon or so depending on how much of the scent is noticeably aromatic to you.
Stamp an image on your project, sprinkle your mixture, heat with your embossing gun & then let cool completely. You are done.

You can also chose to simply place some fresh coffee grinds or beans or potpourri in a small satchel or mini envelope made of vellum & attach that to your projects, making certain to secure the contents by sealing your pouch or envelope completely. That will give you a scented element on your project as well.

Lastly, to scent cards use a Pure Essential oil.

For example:

- Rose essential oil with photos of roses
- Lavender essential oil with photos of lavender
- Lemon essential oil for lemons or lemon trees
You can even use the oils they sell at Bath & Body works for their oil warmers. Now those are some great smelling oils.

To scent your greeting card/s, simply place 2 drops of the appropriate essential oil (or blend of oils) onto a piece of blotting paper or cotton balls, then place in a self sealing plastic bag with the card that you want to fragrance. Make sure the cotton ball does not touch the card. Lay the bag flat. Seal and leave for 48 hours. When you remove the card it will be delicately fragranced.

I am not sure how long the fragrance will last but I do know that it works. You have got to try this one out for yourself.
I hope you give it a whirl or should I say a whiff?


  1. What interesting ideas! I have heard of the kool-aid one but never the essential oil ones....I love it! I always spray my husbands cards with his fav perfum while he is gone but that would be a fantastic idea! He loves his vanilla bean airfreshener....I'll have to try to find it in oil.

    Thanks for the tip!

    Take care. {SMILES}

  2. Oooh I just love your crafty tips, they are wonderful and such a great way to enhance your cards..Thanks so much
    Lynn xx


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