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Ciao Bella “The Muse” Scrapbook Layout

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This is my time using Ciao Bella, and I am completely in love! The illustrations are fabulous, and the paper collections include lots of great ephemeral elements to fussy cut out.

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In the video below, I’ll do a flip through of The Muse collection, and make this darling “Moments” scrapbook page.

I also dyed my own seam binding to match! My handmade seam binding, as well as premade scrapbook layouts (including this one!) can be found in my eBay shop.

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Hope you enjoyed this beautiful layout, and thank you so much for crafting with me!

xoxo

Genevieve

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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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Kickin’ It Old School

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This week was all about the 49 and Market Old School Collection. I mean ALL ABOUT IT.

I used the entire collection in the past couple days, and it made me so happy in my heart.

I’ve never seen a paper collection with ephemera and die-cuts like these – books, pen and ink, and 3D notebook die-cuts!

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I made lots of collage-style pages using the die-cuts in the collection, along with the Cobalt and Sky Wildflowers.

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Fun, right?! For the layout above, I cut around the boarder of one page and popped it up with cardboard to create a kind of shadowbox effect. The paper underneath is from Tim Holtz.

What do you think? Which page is your favorite? I sell all my premade pages in my Etsy and eBay shops too, if you’d like to add any of these layouts to your own album or shadowbox.

Thanks for taking this tour with me today! Keep in touch, and happy crafting! xoxo

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Upcycled Book Mini Album & Giveaway!

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My friends are the best – they always text me before throwing anything away, just in case I can craft with it. lol

One of my best friends dropped off her old (VERY OLD) copy of What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry. I normally hate to cut up books, but in this case, I was happy to save it from being thrown away.

Using a 6×6 chipboard album from Bo Bunny and a little Mod Podge, I was able to create this darling, nostalgic mini album!

Full tutorial here:

I’m also having a giveaway for this darling album this week. Winner will be selected from my Bella Stitchery Facebook page on Friday, May 1, 2020. To enter, simply comment and tag a friend on the post:

https://www.facebook.com/BellaStitchery

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Thank you so much for visiting today and for being a part of my crafting community.

Hope you’ve been inspired to see your old books in a new way! xoxo

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Torn Paper Graphic 45 Vintage Layout

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Join me for this special tutorial! I’ll show you how to make this vintage-inspired scrapbook page using some paper from Graphic 45, along with some torn and layered cardstock.

 

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In the video, I mentioned offering the clock printable I made in Photoshop. Here’s the  free sheet for you to print and use for your projects:

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Here are some links for the goodies used on my page as well:

Pretty appliques: https://amzn.to/2LeS5xy

Tim Holtz Base Board Frames: https://amzn.to/2ZGMWlT

Prima Marketing Bronze Age Metallic Wax: https://amzn.to/2MRmzYu

 

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Note: my website and YouTube channel use affiliate links to help support my business. These commissions are at no cost to you, but come from Amazon directly.

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DIY – Dyeing Seam Binding and Lace

I love using vintage looking accents in my cards and scrapbook pages.

I’ve learned several ways to dye my ribbons and trims, using various ink and paint brands and am happy to share this trick with you!

 

Here are some examples of cards I’ve made using my hand dyed seam binding:

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Here are the supplies used in the video:

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Dylusions Ink Sprays

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Lindy’s Magicals

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Hug Snug Seam Binding

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please let me know what you think, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

 

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Scrapbook Organization Woes

Now that I have more space (thanks to a huge liquidation sale last month), I’m working on reorganizing my scrapbook stash and spreading things out.
I’m having the hardest time organizing!
Don’t get me wrong ~ I love looking at my favorite papers and embellishments over and over again (wishing I had a bigger family just so I’d have more pictures to scrap). So many great papers, so few events…
Anyway, the question of the day is:
How do you organize?
Sort by color? Theme? Brand? Season? Alphabetical? Shopping trip?
I think I’ve moved sections of goodies to different areas about 3 or 4 times so far. At first it was all the Vintage/ephemera themed goodies (my favorite right now). That was too big and still strangely random. Then, I sorted by brand. But what if a Basic Grey sheet would go perfectly with a Graphic 45 piece and I’ll never know about the greatest pairing since argyle and socks because one was upstairs on a paper wrack and the other downstairs next to the mac and cheese?!
Also, what in the scrap do you do with all of those sections of paper that are partially used, but match other 12×12 sheets or kits?! I have a ton of 13×13 baggies and I try to keep everything together that way. Now, it just looks like my scrap drawer is a Ziploc Ad. Nothing lays flat or even makes sense. I never even know what I have (yet I still find myself shopping at the craft store each time a coupon comes in the mail).
Any advice? I’d love to hear what you do for storage and organization! Also, any organizational brands/items that you really like? I think laying things flat (700 sheets deep) is no longer working for me. Things are getting squished and wrinkled (although it saves time distressing my paper).
It’s my goal to get organized this week ~ wish me luck!