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Calico Collage Sew Vintage Cards

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Printables are amazing for so many reasons – producing multiples, resizing, and more!

Find out why I enjoy them so much in today’s YouTube video:

I’m a new member on the Calico Collage design team, and was so excited to make some fun shabby chic greeting cards with you today, using their Sew Vintage collection.

For some of the additional products used in this tutorial, please check out these links:

– Prima Marketing Rossibelle Flowers: https://amzn.to/3kC0oDr

– Neenah 65 lb Cardstock: https://amzn.to/2DJ3tRu

– HP 8710 Printer: https://amzn.to/2DAtyCn

– Ivory Lace: https://amzn.to/2PKmvJB

– Shell Colored Buttons: https://amzn.to/3aitWkT

– Vintage Scissor Charms: https://amzn.to/3kyDGfo

I sell collections of hand dyed seam binding in my eBay shop too!

Hope you enjoy these darling creations as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy crafting, my friends, and keep in touch! xoxo

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DIY Washi Tape Card & Printable!

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I was so excited about this card! It really validated the years (and YEARS!) or hoarding washi tape! It was so easy and looks fabulous – that’s my favorite combo!

Check out my YouTube video about how to make darling backgrounds with washi tape.

Here is the printable too, if you’d like to make this same card (I printed this lovely retro lady 3 inches tall).

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Here are some of products you may enjoy too, to make a similar card…

Tim Holtz washi tape

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Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Ink Spray

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Scrapaholics Life Moments Chipboard

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You can find this card, along with dozens more greeting cards and scrapbook pages in my eBay shop too!

Here’re some more fun retro images you might enjoy too…

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Check it out, try it out, and keep in touch! xoxo

 

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Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Card with FREE Printable!

Welcome! What a “lucky” day to be here! I have a fun YouTube video detailing the step-by-step process for making this fancy vintage-inspired St. Patrick’s Day card and folio.

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I love vintage style everything, but these colors really are some of my favorites to work with.

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This special greeting card is also fully embellished inside with pockets, banners, tags, and more!

Here’s a printable collage I made for you, if you’d like to make this card as well (or just play with some fun St. Patrick’s Day ephemera):

St Patricks Day Collage

For some of the other products used, please check out the following photo links:

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Hope you have just as much fun with this card and tutorial as I did making it.

Please keep in touch, and thanks for crafting with me today! xoxo

P.S. – My blog uses affiliate links at no cost to you.  🙂

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Emmet Lego Movie Birthday Card – Free Emmet SVG Cutting File

Emmet Lego Movie Card

Everything (about this card) is awesome!

I made this for a very special four-year-old’s birthday party this weekend. Like it? Want to make one yourself?

I created the SVG cut file for my Cricut SCAL. Feel free to email me at gspeegle@gmail.com for the free file (WordPress doesn’t let me attach SVG files), if you want to make a card for yourself as well.

For Emmet’s outfit, I chalked the edges with light blue and then added some custom details with a Sharpie and strips of hand-cut gum wrapper. I printed out this image on the side here so that I could cut out the hair, smile and Emmet badge.

Lego MovieI also cut out several .5 inch circles and inked them with green Color Box Cat’s Eye chalk ink, before affixing them to the background with foam pop dots.

Inside, is a custom song, based on the “Everything is Awesome” tune from the Lego Movie:

“Everything is awesome!

Everything is awesome when you’re no longer three.

Everything is awesoooooome

At your birthday party!”

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

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It’s a 50’s Thing – FREE Pin-Up Collage Image Included

I love the kitsch of 1950’s retro. Just absolutely love it. Paper crafting is a way for me to enjoy ephemera in a whole new way – by taking the illustrations I love and making one-of-a-kind collage art from them.

Below are some of my recent creations. I have also included a free “Pressed for Time” pin-up image, which is a one-of-a-kind collage I made myself. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday, You Animal Pin-Up Card

Happy Birthday, You Animal

Retro Love U Card

Love U

Set of Two All Occasion Cards

Set of Two Cards

Pressed For Time (I’m also a huge fan of puns)

Pressed for Time

Like that last card? Here is the image I made using Photoshop. Feel free to save it and incorporate it in your own crafts.pressed for timeBe sure to check out my Etsy shop for lots more goodies. Thanks for supporting handmade!

xoxo

Genevieve

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10 Fabulous Ways to Use Scrapbook Paper

So much amazing scrapbook paper! What shall I ever do with all of it?

I’m glad you asked! Here are ten fun ideas for what to do with all that delightful card stock. I would love to hear YOUR ideas too, so please feel free to comment.  🙂

1. Card Making

I love making greeting cards. Here are just a few of the pieces available now at my Bella Stitchery Etsy shop.

Let's Do Lunch Card
Let’s Do Lunch Card
Drive You Crazy Card
Drive You Crazy Card

2. Canvas Art

Super easy and a great way to display your favorite paper collection. This idea is from Better Homes and Gardens.

Canvas Art
Canvas Art

3. Bookmarks

These darling monsters are sure to delight kids of any age. Learn how to make these cuties at Tally’s Treasury.

Monster Bookmarks
Monster Bookmarks

4. Ornaments

SOOOO many darling, simple ideas on the Internet to inspire ornament making! Here is just one example, from Houzz.

Star Ornaments
Star Ornaments

5. Gift Wrap

These boxes are flippin’ adorable – who cares what’s inside?! The paper used is from October Afternoon, my current favorite brand.

Gift Wrap Embellishments
Gift Wrap Embellishments

6. Envelopes or Envelope Inserts

No matter what year it is, snail mail will always mean something special. You can easily personalize your envelopes using scrapbook paper. You can find some template designs at Apartment Therapy.

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Envelopes

7. Flowers

I found this great blog with a tutorial for twenty different paper flowers. Check out It’s Always Autumn for the directions.

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Paper Flowers

8. Banners

I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of banners. I make them for my fireplace mantle for the holidays, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays. I am kind of obsessed. This is one I made for a baby shower a few years back.

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Baby shower banner I made for a friend.

9. Decorate Office Supplies

This adorable file folder is from This Art Makes Me Happy. What a great idea! I’m sure you can extend this idea to include things like desk drawer liners, pen holder cups – the possibilities are endless!

File Folder
File Folder

10. Scrapbook Pages

Let’s not forget the obvious, too. Scrapbook paper is perfect for….scrapbooking! Here is a page I made for my shop.

My girly scrapbook layout on Etsy
My girly scrapbook layout on Etsy

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Thanks so much, friends! Hope you feel inspired! Keep in touch – I would love to hear your ideas too, and see what wonderful works of art you create!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Pin-Up Promotion

My friend Callie and I share a passion for pin-ups!  When she was recently promoted to Catering Manager in my sales office, I wanted to make her an extra-special card to welcome her.

This image was perfect, since it mixed a lovely retro pin-up girl with office supplies!  lol

I love embellishing inside the cards, too.  I think it adds 87 points to the fun factor (this card, for example, has a fun factor of 132, of course).  🙂
Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
xoxo
Genevieve
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SEW Much Fun Card Class (with special raffle!)

May inspires a “spring cleaning” vibe for me and I wanted to create a card collection that felt simple and refreshing.
Join me at Scrappin’ Time for this fun class on Sunday, May 1 (1-3pm) to make lots of darling, hand-stitched cards for any occasion!

This class is at a special, discount price too, of only $15!!
Call, or stop by, Scrappin’ Time to reserve your seat!
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-898-7414
Hope to see you there!
xoxo
Genevieve
P.S. I have a special, secret raffle planned for all attendees…..
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Springtime Fairies Card Class

I do believe in fairies, I do, I DO!

Welcome to my whimsical fairy greeting card class.  Lots of layers, banners, and Vintage inking make these wonderful pieces of art one-of-a-kind.

 Come and craft with me on Sunday, March 20 from 1-3pm.

The class is $25 ~ call and reserve your seat today!

Scrappin’ Time 702-898-7414


5915 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 106


Las Vegas, NV 89119

 Love the cards, but can’t make it to a class? Call or stop by the store for kits!

Make these unique greetings from home!

Thanks so much! Hope to see you there!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Happy Birthday, Honey!

Today is my hubby’s 30th birthday!  WHOO!
After a fun day of shopping at Paradise Pen (his new favorite store), we celebrated with pizza and Starbucks.  Our 4-yr-old even did a fabulous birthday dance in the living room.  Not too shabby.
I made Mike this cute card this morning.  I have a tradition of making him hedgehog cards for all occasions.  I loved this darling image.  🙂
I used Spellbinders dies for the shape (had to cut the black matting behind the image and yellow card stock by hand).