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Kickin’ It Old School

blue books

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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blue on blue

first day of school 1

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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BEE-autiful New Layouts

Bee and flowers

The only thing more fun than making bee-themed scrapbook pages, is being able to use about a billion bee puns. You’ve been warned.

I was buzzin’ this week, making cards and layouts using these adorable printables I purchased from Dots Inspiration Shop on Etsy.

I couldn’t BEE-lieve how adorable they were when I printed everything out (seriously, you should have seen my craft table. It was like a field of honeybees in the first warm day of summer, far as the eye could see).

Bee collage

I paired most of the layouts with the Memoranda paper pad by Tim Holtz so that I could get 12×12 coverage.

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I love the grungy look to the paper and honey, it just worked perfectly.  🙂

Good morning

I really couldn’t BEE any happier with the way they all turned out.

With a little hand-dyed ribbon and flowers, these pages are happy as springtime bees in a field of dandelions.

Yellow flowers

I have a tutorial all about how to make these flowers and seam binding here:

You can find the paint and ink spray used on Amazon in the links below:

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paint

Sunflowers

I love this color combo so much too! I can’t BEE-lieve how well it translated from spring to fall with just a change of flowers and background paper.

Moments

This last one is probably one of my favorites. I feel like I say that a lot, but honestly I just love working with paper and flowers so much!

I list all my newest scrapbook layouts and greeting cards on eBay and Etsy each Sunday too, so please stop by my shop and check out what’s available. I’m always so happy to give my creations a good home.  🙂

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at my week in paper. Thanks for buzzin’ over. I’m going to flutter back to work on some new goodies for next week!

Please keep in touch – I’d love to know what you think about these pages.

Follow me on YouTube, FB and Instagram too! I’d love to BEE friends! xoxo

 

 

P.S. My blog uses affiliate links. These commissions are at no cost to you. Thanks so much for using links!

 

 

 

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Vintage Baby Boy Layouts

Welcome! Today’s post highlights these flippin’ adorable baby pages I made using the Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride collection.

I received a custom request for some baby boy pages for a woman with a new grand baby, and she loves vintage layouts. With lots of Distress Ink, tons of 48 and Market flowers, along with some doilies and goodies from Little Birdie Crafts, I was able to make these sweet layouts that are sure to be treasured for years!

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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.

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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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5 Must-Try DIY Autumn Wreaths

Fall is the start of decorating season here at my house, and the warm colors of autumn make me feel all warm and cozy.

Nothing says cozy quite like a fabulous wreath on one’s front door. Also, is it just me, or have wreaths come a long way in the last few years? The amount of creative ideas are astounding! Here are five of my favorites.

This one is available from Old Time Pottery.
This one is available from Old Time Pottery.
Love this floral wreath idea from Homedit.
Burlap wreath how-to from Craftaholics Anonymous.
Burlap wreath how-to from Craftaholics Anonymous.

The burlap craze continues over at Craftaholics Anonymous! I’ve seen these wire frames at Michael’s and have always wanted to try this technique. I think it would make a fun kid’s craft, too.

acorn wreath

Wondering what to do with all the acorns and pine cones in your yard? Look no further! Check out this blog post to find step-by-step instructions.

Wood and burlap wreath DIY from Finding Home.
Wood and burlap wreath DIY from Finding Home.

More use with natural elements, as can be found at Finding Home’s blog. The rustic nature of this wreath is right up my alley!

Hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own front door this holiday season. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Friday Freebie – Peach and Pink Roses Cross Stitch Pattern

TGIF!

Hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind pattern. It is based on a photo of rich pink and peach roses. This tapestry would go beautifully in a country or shabby chic style home.

Peach and Pink Roses Pattern

Happy stitching, and have a lovely weekend!

xoxo

Genevieve