scrapbook layouts, scrapbooking

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!

fine art, freebie friday

Freebie Friday – Girl with the Pearl Earring Cross Stitch Pattern Download

Girl with the Pearl Earring cross stitch pattern

Happy Friday! Every week I post a free pattern download. They’re available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy and eBay shops.

This famous artwork is all about the intimacy of the girl’s gaze toward the viewer. It’s haunting and engaging. I was so excited to make this into a unique, one-of-a-kind cross-stitch pattern.

Click here to download the free pattern.

Finished piece will be about 13.5×20 inches, based on a standard 14 count fabric (196×280 stitches).

Please share this link with those you love! Enjoy and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery

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Buy 3, Get 3 FREE! Woot.

buy three, get three FREE

We’re heading into a new year. Let’s kick it off right! Stock up on lots of fun, unique cross-stitch patterns and keep yourself busy and out of (too much) trouble in 2015!

You can shop at any one of my Bella Stitchery websites, from eBay to Etsy to ArtFire and enjoy my new promotion:

*Buy any 3 patterns, get 3 more of your choice FREE!

Yep. Free.

Simply email me with the list of the 3 that you would like as your freebie gifts and I will include all six with your order.

Easy breezy.

Please feel free to convo me with any questions. Custom patterns are also available upon request.

cross stitch collage

So, have fun and cross-stitch your little heart out. 2015 will be the year of crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

birthday cards, card ideas, cards

Emmet Lego Movie Birthday Card – Free Emmet SVG Cutting File

Emmet Lego Movie Card

Everything (about this card) is awesome!

I made this for a very special four-year-old’s birthday party this weekend. Like it? Want to make one yourself?

I created the SVG cut file for my Cricut SCAL. Feel free to email me at gspeegle@gmail.com for the free file (WordPress doesn’t let me attach SVG files), if you want to make a card for yourself as well.

For Emmet’s outfit, I chalked the edges with light blue and then added some custom details with a Sharpie and strips of hand-cut gum wrapper. I printed out this image on the side here so that I could cut out the hair, smile and Emmet badge.

Lego MovieI also cut out several .5 inch circles and inked them with green Color Box Cat’s Eye chalk ink, before affixing them to the background with foam pop dots.

Inside, is a custom song, based on the “Everything is Awesome” tune from the Lego Movie:

“Everything is awesome!

Everything is awesome when you’re no longer three.

Everything is awesoooooome

At your birthday party!”

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Friday Freebie – A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Cross-Stitch Pattern Download

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Cross-Stitch Pattern

“I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Oooooooh!”

“No, you’ll shoot your eye out.”

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Each Friday, I post a free pattern download. These are available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.

Today’s gift is very special indeed! The leg lamp from A Christmas Story is one of the biggest pop culture icons of the season. This fabulous tapestry will be a conversation starter for  everyone who enters your home! It would also make an amazing gift for someone!

This piece is 196×440 stitches, or approximately 11×24.5 inches on an 18 count fabric.

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Missed this freebie? No worries! You can order a copy of it on Etsy here!

bella stitchery, christmas

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Cross Stitch

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree cross-stitch pattern

Christmas cross-stitch patterns are some of my most popular designs. It’s great to be able to take that finished piece out year after year and incorporate it into your holiday décor for the family to enjoy and ooooh and awwww over for generations to come.

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by my Bella Stitchery shop in awhile, here are just a few of my current designs. I like to create everything from kitschy and retro, to funny and pop culture.

Thoughtful Santa cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Santa and praying girl cross-stitch pattern

Retro Christmas snowman cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Christmas Carols Pattern

Retro Reindeer cross-stitch pattern

Retro reindeer with candy canes cross-stitch pattern

Retro ice skating silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Nativity scene silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Coca Cola Santa Pattern

Jack Skellington cross-stitch pattern

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Feel free to contact me for custom designs! 🙂

Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Free Handmade Holiday Cheer – Christmas Card Giveaway!

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

Woo! Christmas! I love this season SO much that I’m doing my part to spread the joy by giving away this three-card collection! I have lovingly designed these one-of-a-kind creations with a large die-cut greeting embellishment – complete with hand-cut star and pink rhinestone. I have also added baker’s twine and festive polka dot cardstock along the bottom. The inside is also fully embellished (just like a present!).

Each card is about 5.5 inches square and comes with a white envelope.

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

In order to qualify for the drawing, simply:

* Leave a comment here telling me all about your favorite Christmas tradition (and please be sure to leave me your email address as well, so I can contact you when you win).

* Share this contest link with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.

I’ll announce the winner on Friday, so you’ll have these puppies in plenty of time to mail them to your closest loved ones.

Thanks so much, and happy contesting!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery