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Pretty Mosaic

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We all view the world through a different lens, and may have very strong feelings about what’s happening in it today. However, I think one thing unites us: Prima Marketing. I think we can all agree that they make the most AMAZING goodies!

This week, I worked with the Pretty Mosaic collection. What an absolute pleasure!

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The paper reminds me of those old historic mansions, with crumbling tiles and high ceilings. I felt like I should be wearing an organza gown of some sort and be posing on ancient stairs. It’s so very romantic and cozy.

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All my premade layouts are available in my eBay shop too! See something here that speaks to the old castle-lover in you? Stop by my shop and I can send it to you!

Thanks for taking this charming tour with me today. Happy crafting, my friend! xoxo

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Bo Bunny Botanical Journal Cottage Scrapbook Layout

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This scrapbook page really encompasses so much of what I love about paper crafting – die cuts, chipboard, flowers, paint, lace… I mean, seriously.

I used the Bo Bunny Botanical Journal collection for this happy, cottage style layout and embellished it with lots of shabby chic goodies. One of my favorite things on this page is the Roman clock chipboard piece by Scrapaholics. I love the way it looks when painted!

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The Lavender Frost fabric flowers from Prima Marketing make this page feel so cottage cozy!

I found these printables on Pinterest for the butterflies in my page, if you’d like to print them too. I printed them at a 5×7 inch size to get the butterflies you see here:

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Hope this pretty scrapbook project makes you as happy to look at as the joy I had while making it. Thanks for being a part of my craft community – please keep in touch!

For the products used in this layout, please check out these links:

– Bo Bunny Botanical Journal 12×12 Paper Pad: https://amzn.to/3jyyjfx

– EK Success Embroidery Punch: https://amzn.to/3hKORiM

– Prima Marketing Lavender Frost Flowers: https://amzn.to/2BH2Tmm

– Scrapaholics Roman Clock Chipboard: https://amzn.to/39z7aEO

– Distress Spray Stains Antiqued Bronze: https://amzn.to/2P2PCHL

– Prima Marketing Bronze Age Metallic Wax: https://amzn.to/2CZAt7w

– Bo Bunny Botanical Journal Brads: https://amzn.to/2P3Gra2

– Distress Oxide Walnut Stain: https://amzn.to/2BqlbrM

– ToBelt Ivory Cotton Lace: https://amzn.to/3hIKTal

– Recollections Scroll Dies: https://amzn.to/2P61uc5

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Biggest Cross Stitch Ever

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When life gives you time, make giant tapestries! We’ve been home now for a few months due to COVID social distancing, so I figured it was a great time to start a cross stitch project the size of a 12-year-old.  🙂

I made this amazing Alice in Wonderland silhouette cross stitch pattern the other day and I wanted it BIG. It’s 32×45.29 inches, on a 14 count fabric! It only uses one color though, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? …….. Right? I’m going to use 3 strands of black DMC 310 throughout so it’s a thicker weave.

Here’s a video I made of me putting the 36 page chart together:

 

Here’s a picture of my 3-year-old next to the pieced together pattern. It’s 100% bananas.

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It all begins with one stitch:

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Here’s a picture of me stitching on a 59 inch Aida cloth. It definitely takes a little bit to get used to:

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Week one done, and feeling good:

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I’m excited about the process and I hope you’ll join me on my journey! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebookfor weekly photo updates, and let me know what you think of this project! Here’s a link to the chart, if you’d like to stitch it along with me, too!

Thanks so much for crafting with me, and happy stitching! xoxo

 

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Limited Edition Vintage Bee Card Kit

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Hope you enjoy this fun, limited edition bee card kit! 

I fell in love with these darling bee printables from Dots Inspiration Shop and couldn’t wait to put them together into a one-of-a-kind card collection!

With purchase, you’ll receive all the materials needed to create these lovely works of art. I have pre-cut everything and tied all the bows for your convenience as well.

The only items needed will be:

The rest is just a matter of piecing all the embellishments together with adhesive.

Your kit will include 2 cellophane baggies. Each baggie contains the ingredients for two of the cards + their envelopes.

Find the following embellishments for each card and glue together…

 

CARD 1:

 

CARD 2:

 

CARD 3:

 

CARD 4:

 

Kits are packed and ready to ship now! Quantities are limited. You can find the listing in my Etsy shop.

Please let me know if you have any questions along the way or if there are any kinds of themes/colors you’d like to see in future kits!

Thanks so much, my friends, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery

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Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante

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Ok. You ever have that paper collection that you are so excited to buy, but then are terrified to use it? It’s just so beautiful and perfect, you fear “messing it up” by actually crafting with the paper you purchased it for? Yeah. The Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection was one of those for me.

This paper pad is YEARS old and has been gracefully sitting in my paper closet looking pretty. Every once in awhile I would thumb through it (careful not to bend or crease even the cover) and then sigh happily and put it away again.

This week was the time. I just couldn’t hold back any more. But I promised myself that I would use as much as humanly possible, so I wouldn’t feel like any single page or tag was left behind. I think I did pretty well. I ended up using the collection to make 10 scrapbook layouts and 5 fancy cards.

I love them all so very much, and hope you enjoy these papery treasures too.

You can still find this discontinued collection on places like Amazon, but be warned – it has a hefty price tag. If you’ve got the coin though, trust me when I say, you won’t regret it. This paper collection truly is gorgeous. Link for the paper pad.

I also sell these finished 12×12 pages and greeting cards in my eBay shop, so feel free to check those out as well. They are all looking for a good home and ready to ship!

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Which paper collection did you hang on to for (maybe) too long? Did you ever use it, or do you just glance longingly at it every once in awhile as you craft with other paper pads?

I’d love to share in your paper romance too, so please keep in touch and drop me a comment.

Happy crafting! 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):

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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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Introduction to Cross Stitching

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Welcome to cross stitching 101!

Ever wonder how to begin what may appear to be a daunting journey? Well, look no further, my friend! Bella Stitchery is here to the rescue!

Rest assured, it’s actually not that difficult once you get started. I just posted a YouTube video all about how to read and begin a cross stitch chart, along with some background information on Aida cloth and needle sizing.

In the video, I promised to provide you with the “Meh.” pattern free if you’d like to practice your newly acquired knowledge. Well, here you go. Just open, print or save, and start stitching today!

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Please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for all things crafty, and keep in touch! Thanks so much, and happy stitching! xoxo

 

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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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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

xoxo

Genevieve

 

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Bo Bunny Genevieve Collection

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When I found this Bo Bunny collection that had my name as the collection title, I just had to pick it up! I love the French country look of this yellow and blue paper pad:

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I used lots of yellow/blue/white flowers from 49 and Market. I love their flowers, since many of them come with greenery as well.

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I love working with collection pads when making scrapbook layouts and cards because I know I’ll have lots of coordinating papers to choose from, making craft time super efficient!  🙂

I have these, along with lots of other premade scrapbook pages, available in my eBay shop.

Please let me know if there are other collections or products you’d like to see highlighted in future blog posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fun with foil

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My sister gave me a package of foil transfer from Prima Marketing, and it’s been in my drawer for about…a year. I just didn’t know what it was or how to use it.

Cut to – I had a custom request for some Pink Floyd scrapbook pages. I knew I would have to make my own background papers for something like this, and -BAM!- the package of foil was opened.

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I have to say, it’s pretty magical. And SUUUUUUUUUUUUPER easy to use.

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For my layouts, I decided to use spray adhesive and stencils. I sprayed the adhesive through the stencil onto my card stock and when it was *almost* dry, stuck the foil paper (shiny side up) onto it (I also gave it a hardy rub, just in case) and… instant glam!

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I have used several packs since. They work so well on black paper, and I can’t seem to get such magnificent color and shine with any other embellishment. You can purchase some here, if you want to give it a go. Prima Marketing carries them in several shades, but this is the package I used for these pages.

Try ’em out, and let me know how they worked! I would love to see pictures of your finished projects! Happy crafting, and shine on!