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Easter Cards: 3 Sketches 6 Ways + FREE Printables!

It’s springtime once again! It’s a season of sunshine, happy rain, and beauty. Some of my favorite printable images are those of Vintage Easter illustrations.

I have a brand new YouTube tutorial today in which I’ll show you three super easy card sketch ideas, with an alternate version of each one.

Here is a copy of the printables I used. Feel free to save and print:

Adding some Stickles to my images really brought them to life and made them pop!

You can also find the products used in these links:

Be sure to stop by my eBay shop too, for lots of handmade cards and premade scrapbook pages! Thanks so much for crafting with me today, and keep in touch! xoxo

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One Layout Sketch – 5+ Possibilities!

I love a good layout sketch idea. Even better – when one is versatile and can be used over and over again with different papers and embellishments.

BONUS: a sketch that lets me use lots of the random goodies I’ve been hoarding for years!

This week’s YouTube tutorial is just that! I’ll show you 5 ways to use this simple, yet charmingly adorable, scrapbook layout.

I’ll also show you a few different ways to make your stencil and some tips for crafting with heavier items.

It’s time to dig out all those random letters, buttons, brads, sequins, or flowers and get to craftin’!

I used dozens of fabulous Prima Marketing Fruit Paradise flowers for the layout above. I just love these darling flowers.

The layout above was made using lots of darling washi tape! I’m always excited to use washi tape, since I love using stickers, and it’s basically a giant sticker roll. 🙂

This layout idea even works with just cardstock – don’t have any extra embellishments lying around (ok, you know you do)? Doesn’t matter! Find a fun, happy print and die cut your large shape for a pop of happiness!

Hope you have lots of fun with this sketch idea. Be sure to check out my eBay shop for all these handmade scrapbook pages too and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for all things crafty!

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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Lady Amelia’s Portrait Upcycled Music Book Junk Journal

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Junk journals are just such a joy to make. They are a little of this and that, and are filled with everything that make me feel happy at the time.

Here is a journal I made from a vintage Easter sheet music book and the Lady Amelia’s Portrait Journal printable kit from Kelly’s Crafts by Kelly.

Here’s the before and after of my 8.5×10.5 inch sheet music book:

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The album cover was embellished by several packs of the Prima Marketing Georgia Blues flowers (LOVE these!)

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You can see a full flip through, along with lots more pretty details on my YouTube channel:

My finished journal is also now available in my eBay shop, and ready for a good home.  🙂

Thank you so much, my friend, for crafting with me today! I hope this journal inspired you – please keep in touch and happy crafting! xoxo

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Calico Collage Sew Vintage Cards

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Printables are amazing for so many reasons – producing multiples, resizing, and more!

Find out why I enjoy them so much in today’s YouTube video:

I’m a new member on the Calico Collage design team, and was so excited to make some fun shabby chic greeting cards with you today, using their Sew Vintage collection.

For some of the additional products used in this tutorial, please check out these links:

– Prima Marketing Rossibelle Flowers: https://amzn.to/3kC0oDr

– Neenah 65 lb Cardstock: https://amzn.to/2DJ3tRu

– HP 8710 Printer: https://amzn.to/2DAtyCn

– Ivory Lace: https://amzn.to/2PKmvJB

– Shell Colored Buttons: https://amzn.to/3aitWkT

– Vintage Scissor Charms: https://amzn.to/3kyDGfo

I sell collections of hand dyed seam binding in my eBay shop too!

Hope you enjoy these darling creations as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy crafting, my friends, and keep in touch! 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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8 Vintage Christmas Cards Using Fabric!

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No matter what month it is, there’s always room for a little bit of Christmas.

Join me on YouTube today for eight Vintage Christmas cards ideas – all of them using fabric Santa Bingo panels from my eBay shop!

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These were so much fun to make. I love this style so much, personally, and I was delighted when someone suggested a tutorial for Christmas cards.

Hope you’ll celebrate the joys of the season with me today on YouTube, no matter the date! Happy crafting! xoxo

For some of the products featured on these cards, pleas check out the following links:

– Prima Marketing White Christmas Flowers: https://amzn.to/3jkZs5J

– Prima Marketing Sugarplum Flowers: https://amzn.to/3hfpvJJ

– Prima Marketing Tidings Flowers: https://amzn.to/2WC3UTL

– Vintage Photo Distress Ink: https://amzn.to/32ArG6z

– Bazzill Kraft Cardstock: https://amzn.to/30vdXLA

– 4 Inch Gold Doilies: https://amzn.to/2WDAtkq

– 4 Inch White Doilies: https://amzn.to/2Ckiysc

– Sizzix Weathered Clock Die: https://amzn.to/2DSuOQO

– American Crafts Sticky Thumb Tape Runner: https://amzn.to/30qWQdP 

– Art Glitter Glue: https://amzn.to/3hiqpVK

 

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DIY Custom Paint Mixing with Lindy’s Gang Magicals!

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I love Lindy’s Gang Magicals for so many reasons – one of which is their versatility. When mixed with some white gesso, it’s so super easy to make custom paint colors!

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Here’s a video about the simple, one-step process (I DID say it was easy right?):

I used this technique with each of the 5 colors in the Drop Dead Diva Magicals set to make this fun mixed media scrapbook layout too! You can purchase this happy layout from my eBay shop as well (only one available).

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Hope you found this colorful article inspiring! Let me know what you think. Have you used Magicals before? What is your favorite way to use them? I’d love to hear your thoughts, feedback and comments. Keep in touch, and let’s make stuff! xoxo

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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