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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

Bella Stitchery

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Old Card Sketches Made NEW! Card Making Idea + Free Printable!

If you’re anything like me, you still have lots of paper crafting magazines lying around. I found a bunch the other day while cleaning my craft room and thought it would be fun to find some old sketches and “modernize” them.

The magazine I’m starting with today is an older Card Design Handbook. I love this sketch idea and thought it would be a great card idea for beginners or any level paper crafter!

Here’s my first in what may turn out to be a series. This card making design is super full and happy, yet easy to replicate to just about any occasion. Let me know what you think!

Here’s the image I used for the card. Feel free to save and print!

Do you like this idea?

Would you like to see more like it in the future?

What’s the oldest publication you have in your house?

You can purchase items used in this video from the following links:

– Hand Dyed Seam Binding in My eBay Shop

Prima Marketing Pastel Dreams Flowers

Sizzix Crochet Dies

Cream Cardstock

​​ – Art Glitter Glue

Ivory Lace

Tim Holtz Big Chat

Glossy Accents

Vintage Photo Distress Oxide

Crystal Stickles

Thanks so much for making happy cards with me today!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery

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Gothic Halloween Torn Junk Journal

I’m so eerily excited at the way this junk journal turned out!

I started with the Gothic Halloween digital junk journal kit from Kelly’s Crafts by Kelly for this lovely project. All images were printed onto 65lb Neenah cardstock.

I wanted to create an old, gothic feeling journal, so I decided to tear all my pages (including the main book pages that I bound together with seam binding) instead of cutting them with a paper trimmer.

All edges have been heavily inked with both Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Ink.

I loved the illustrations so much that it was easy to let them be the star, so I added only a few embellishments here and there. I did make my own resin pieces for this book, however, and I think they really added a nice touch. I have a YouTube video all about that process too, if you’d like to see just how easy they are to make:

Hope you enjoyed this flip-through blog journey with me today. May it inspire your creativity this week. Please let me know what you think and follow me on Facebook and Instagram for daily crafty goodness!

I also have hundreds of handmade journals, premade scrapbook pages, and greeting cards in my Bella Stitchery eBay shop!

Thanks so much, and keep in touch, my crafty friends! 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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Ciao Bella “The Muse” Scrapbook Layout

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This is my time using Ciao Bella, and I am completely in love! The illustrations are fabulous, and the paper collections include lots of great ephemeral elements to fussy cut out.

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In the video below, I’ll do a flip through of The Muse collection, and make this darling “Moments” scrapbook page.

I also dyed my own seam binding to match! My handmade seam binding, as well as premade scrapbook layouts (including this one!) can be found in my eBay shop.

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Hope you enjoyed this beautiful layout, and thank you so much for crafting with me!

xoxo

Genevieve

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DIY Washi Tape Card & Printable!

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I was so excited about this card! It really validated the years (and YEARS!) or hoarding washi tape! It was so easy and looks fabulous – that’s my favorite combo!

Check out my YouTube video about how to make darling backgrounds with washi tape.

Here is the printable too, if you’d like to make this same card (I printed this lovely retro lady 3 inches tall).

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Here are some of products you may enjoy too, to make a similar card…

Tim Holtz washi tape

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Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Ink Spray

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Scrapaholics Life Moments Chipboard

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You can find this card, along with dozens more greeting cards and scrapbook pages in my eBay shop too!

Here’re some more fun retro images you might enjoy too…

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Check it out, try it out, and keep in touch! xoxo

 

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Kickin’ It Old School

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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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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

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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).

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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.  🙂

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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You & Me 12×12 Scrapbook Page Kit

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Page kits are one of my newest passions, and this one was so very much fun to create!

I used lots of beautiful Prima Marketing cardstock and flowers for this one of a kind 12×12 scrapbook layout! Full kit tutorial is available on my Bella Stitchery YouTube channel.

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——–Only glue required. Everything else is included in the kit———–

This shabby chic page is embellished with ink, chipboard, flowers, leaves, doilies, and pink pearls!

This page has room for one photo on the page in the various pockets and comes from a smoke-free home.

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Perfect for framing too!

All my layouts are made with acid free paper.

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All materials will be carefully shipped in a bubble envelope for safety.

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For some of the other products used in the layout, please check out the following links:

8 Inch Paper Doilies
Prima Marketing Mulberry Flowers

Prima Marketing Poetic Rose Flowers

Prima Marketing Miracles & Unicorns Roses

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Art Glitter Glue

EK Success Leaf Punch

My site uses affiliate links through Amazon. These are at no cost to you.

Thank you so much for crafting with me today!