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Trick-or-Treat

This is one of my favorite times of year, for sure! I love the colors of fall and spookiness of October. Welcome to my happy place!

I’ve been busy in my new home of South Dakota – trying to find my rhythm here and the best place and time to create. It’s not without it’s challenges, however, it’s sometimes nice to have a fresh start too.

Here are some of the layouts I’ve made this month…

(all these handmade goodies can be found in my eBay shop and my NEW Etsy shop!)

Of course, I’ve had to make some darling greeting cards too – they just make my heart so happy!

What have YOU been up to this month, my crafty friends? And where do you like to craft? What is your favorite space and time of day. I think I’m *just* starting to hit my stride, and it’s so nice to get back to making pretty things after the summer’s move.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today – keep in touch!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Music, Dance, Art

There’s nothing quite as inspiring as getting your hands on a new paper collection. I love the excitement of flipping through the new paper pad and being delighted at each new turn of the page.

My craft table was overflowing with the new Passion collection by Stamperia last week. It’s all about dance, music, and art. The colors are fabulous and the illustrations just melted my heart.

It was so easy to make gorgeous premade scrapbook pages and I felt like I just burned through the entire pack before I knew it.

Cellos and ballerinas – what could be more lovely?! I did a lot of fussy cutting on these layouts too, so pop up elements on the page and tuck photo mats underneath.

I also used LOTS of beautiful Prima Marketing flowers, such as the Sugar Cookie flowers below to coordinate with the colors in the collection.

You can find all my handmade scrapbook pages in my eBay shop this week. Each one is made with love and ready for your favorite artistic photos!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! Hope you were inspired! Please follow Bella Stitchery on social media and stay in touch. Happy crafting, my friend!

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Handmade Club October Printable Scrapbook Pages

I’m so proud to be part of the Shabby Art Boutique Handmade Club’s team! The October 2020 kit has so many fabulous shabby chic Christmas printables, and I incorporated them into my 12×12 scrapbook layouts this week.

This Vintage style is so much fun to work with. I added lots of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Diamond Stickles throughout to really bring all the fussy cut images to life.

I also made a couple darling retro Christmas cards. What a fun week!

Hope these pretty projects have inspired you today. You can find these and lots more handmade goodies in my eBay shop too, so please stop by and say “hi!”

xoxo

Genevieve

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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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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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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

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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.

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

xoxo

Genevieve

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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!

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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