Color Your World in Sepia

In a world full of color, sometimes it’s the bold shades of brown that catch our eye the most. I’m on a sepia kick right now, and am excited to share these gorgeous cross-stitch patterns with you!

I have had so much fun making patterns for everything from flowers to celebrities!

You can find these, and lots more, in my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop.

Radiance Flower cross stitch pattern tulip cross stitch pattern

Lily pad cross stitch pattern

Lily pad cross stitch pattern

Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern

Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern

Dramatic flapper woman pattern

Dramatic flapper woman pattern

Typewriter cross stitch pattern

Typewriter cross stitch pattern

Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern

Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern

Paris cherry blossoms pattern

Paris cherry blossoms pattern

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Springtime

A breath of fresh air throughout the city and children coming outside to play after school each day – must be Spring!

I wanted to celebrate the season with some fun, happy cards.  Springtime means color, new life and joy.  I made this cute ducky card for my sister using some adorable paper from October Afternoon.

I love this paper!  The houndstooth pattern is the backside of the duck print.  I used some Thickers to spell out “Spring”and then topped it off with some Vintage ribbon and flowers.
Then I thought, why stop there?  Any cheerful pattern will make a fun Spring greeting!
I used the same card layout design to make this polka dot piece.  I really enjoy working with monotones, so I used the teal blue for the top of the card, along with the lettering.
This one is available at my Bella Stitchery ArtFire shop and is fully embellished inside as well.
Hope you enjoy the season and take time to enjoy the delights of handmade!
xoxo
Genevieve

Soup for the (Crafting) Soul

I saw the Homemade 6 Bean Soup line from Jillibean Soup this week and just had to have it!
I dug up some pictures I had of me crafting away from a few years ago.  Scrapbooking is such a huge part of my life and I wanted to have fun with the handmade, crafty feel of this paper line.
I had lots of fun with this one and was able to layer tons of embellishments
(which always makes me feel justified in my scrapbook spending. 
See honey, I do need all of these things!)
I used some great K and Co die-cuts that have been in my ‘random stuff’ drawer for years,
 along with LOTS of glittery cardstock flowers.

Here’s a quick look at the Jillian Bean Soup collection, too.  It’s super cute!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve

Make Your Own Embellishments Card Class

I love learning new techniques. 
I dedicated this special card class to making embellishments from paper. 
Join me for this fun class on Sunday, April 17 (1-3pm) and we’ll be making flowers, roses, rosette seals and more!  Fun stamping and glittering will take center stage as well!
Call, or stop by, Scrappin’ Time to reserve your seat!
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-898-7414 

See ya there!
xoxo
Genevieve


Vintage Easter Card Class

Create four unique spring and Easter themed cards this Sunday, April 3 at 1pm.  The cost of the class is $25.
Call or stop by Scrappin’ Time   to reserve your seat!
Scrappin’ Time
5915 S. Eastern Ave. Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-898-7414
We’ll do lots of fun stamping, embossing and embellishing! 

 

Kits available upon request.
Hope to see you there!
xoxo
Genevieve



Make Your Own 3D Rosette Flowers

Wanna make some fun, 3D embellishments?
No special glasses required ~ these babies just POP with layers!
Here are the materials needed:
*scissors
*pop up adhesive
*glue gun
*rhinestones
*card stock
*images
First, cut out the images you want to use (you can use digital collages, or even just punch out sections of pretty paper).  I cut mine as 2 inch circles.
Next, use your scallop icon in your Storybook cartridge to cut out a black layer 2.5 inches for behind your image.
I used the flower icon (shown below) from the Plantin cartridge to make my flower layers.  I cut one about 3.25 inches and then a black layer about 3.75 inches.
When they are cut, simply fold each layer in 1/2 (folding toward you) so that the edges of each flower petal stand up.  Do that with both your patterned paper and the black flowers.
Using foam squares, layer the flower sections together.
After hot-gluing your image to your scallop layer, add rhinestones.  I heat-set mine with a Tulip heat tool.
Now you can add them to your flowers with foam adhesive.
Simple as that! 
These are fabulous to use on scrapbook pages, cards, frames and invitations.  They make adorable party favors and cupcake toppers too!
You can check out my listing for these puppies, too, if you’d like to purchase some for yourself.
Enjoy, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve