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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:

beach 3purple and brown birthday 2kids on beach 3

Here are the supplies used in the video:

Distress Oxide

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Dylusions Ink Sprays

2

Lindy’s Magicals

3

Hug Snug Seam Binding

4

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

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.

Envelopes
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.

Paper Flowers
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.

Banner
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

Layout

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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You ROCK!

Everyone I work with at Red Lion ROCKS, so I wanted to make the sales & catering team special Valentine cards this year.
I found this cute idea in a magazine, and started working on these bad-boys assembly line style.
It was nice to put my Cricut to good use, too!
I made this simple pocket by hot-gluing three sides of the polka dot paper.
The most difficult part of my venture was the city-wide search for Pop Rocks. I had no idea how difficult they would be to find. I hit up almost every Sun Mart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, 7-11 and Conoco in Tri-Cities, Washington!
Thanks for stopping by!  You ROCK, too!  🙂
xoxo
Genevieve
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24 Hour 65% Off Scrapbook Liquidation!

I want to liquidate the rest of my inventory this month, so I’m holding a 24 hour sale.

65% off ALL SCRAPBOOK INVENTORY!

http://www.gensscrapbookkitchen.com/

Enter discount code: 24hoursale

at checkout for the discount (prices listed on the site right now are retail costs).
sale excludes handmade items and grab bags

Additional Bonus:


*FREE GOODY BAG WITH ALL PURCHASES OVER $25 (after discount)
*FREE U.S. SHIPPING ON ALL OVERS OVER $100 (after discount ~ shipping will be refunded after checkout)

Whatever is left after the sale will be sold on Craig’s List this weekend, so please stock up on the goodies while they last!

Thanks so much and happy shopping!

Genevieve
Gen’s Scrapbook Kitchen
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Death Valley ROCKS! – So To Speak

Jackson with his cousin on the mountain top.
Spent all of yesterday (and I mean ALL) hiking in Death Valley with the family. The weather couldn’t have been better ~ flowers in bloom and rocks….well….still rocks.

The sand dunes are always my favorite part (plus, they are the gift that keeps on giving ~ when you bathe everyone, you are left with a beach for a bathroom! I see an inexpensive design episode on HGTV in my future!)

My little one and his cousins even became Junior Rangers! It was so cute! They looked for local plants and animals, picked up trash, learned about survival (well, at least a little bit. I’d still rely on a GPS and bottle of water over the advice of my 3-year-old).

Here is the layout I made from when we went in December (not much has changed), along with some pictures from this weekend.

Here is my dear hubby ~ always finding a time and place to write.