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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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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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Mixed Media REMEMBER Layout

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Watercolor and stencil backgrounds are my new favorite way to design scrapbook layouts. I love the versatility, and the fact that every time turns out a little bit different.

This 12×12 page was made using several shades of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers:

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I also added some stencil and stamping ink for the polka dots.

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The page pops with the bold, bright colors of these Prima Marketing flowers. I love the sherbet shades of oranges and corals in the Paradisia collection.

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This was such a fun page to make. I love experimenting with color and balance in the collage. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you were inspired today! xoxo

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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!

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Cat and Mouse

Updating you on my stitching journey. I love work in progress photos! ❤️

This is a cat and mouse counted cross stitch I was hired to stitch for a customer.

I’m about 40% done now (two months into the project). This one is (relatively) quick to stitch, since I’m not stitching the background at all.

Here’s where I was about a month ago…

Here’s where I am today…

Here is the link for the cross stitch chart too, if you want to stitch along with me:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118013471/cat-apult-black-white-pdf-cross-stitch?ga_search_query=Cat&ref=shop_items_search_16

Please share your stitching journey too – I would love to be a part of it! ❤️❤️✂️

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Steampunk

I made this 8×8 album as a special order for a steampunk album. It was my first time making anything in this style and it was fun using lots of new materials- from Swellegant paints to Prima Marketing metallic waxes.

I used Etsy printables for the paper backgrounds and many of the printed embellishments .

I made this pressure gauge out of cardboard that I painted with the copper Swellegant paint. I added liquid diamonds to the printed gear face so it would look like glass and then finished it off with brads, a Tim Holtz year and a lightbulb embellishment (also by Tim Holtz).

Up, up, and away!

Gesso and metallic paints helped bring these pages to life!

Pockets!

This was a fun collage. I used buttons, keys, glass beads, and even screws to add layers and texture. Then I covered the whole thing with black gesso. Once that was dry, I lightly went over the pieces with Prima Marketing silver wax.

I love these clock die cuts from Tim Holtz. I cut out several for this album.

I used lots of lace and some burlap to give the pages dimension…

This last page has tags that tuck in behind the lightbulb print.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope these pages inspire you – feel free to comment or send me photos of your work as well. I would love to see what you make!

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Work with a Pin-Up

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Want to work with a pin-up? Cross-stitch pattern, that is. These kitschy pin-ups are some of my favorite retro illustrations, and my earliest cross-stitch pattern creations were based on famous pin-up art from the 1950’s.

You can find these and lots more saucy fabulousness at my Etsy shop – I have so many available, they even have their very own category!

Remember, all patterns are currently buy 3, get 3 FREE, so it’s a great time to put lots of unique projects in your hopper!

Happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve