New Birthday Bash Kit by Queen & Company

Hi everyone!  I’m sure by now you’ve seen Queen & Company’s new Birthday Bash kit. If you haven’t, you definitely need to check it out! It’s SO much fun and SO easy to create quick birthday and congrats cards.

The kit includes pompoms galore, three different sizes in seven different colors each! There are stamps with coordinating dies, candle flame bling and a Birthday Bash 6×6 paper pad.

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On my first card, I stamped the banner in two different pinks then alternated pompom colors of light pink, dark pink and white in between the flags.

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New Gloobers make adhering the pompoms very quick, easy and mess-free (my favorite part). They are super-sticky double-sided adhesive dots, available in three different sizes. They are included in the kit as well! Simply adhere a Gloober and press the pompom in place!

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Next, I used the balloon bouquet stamp and pompoms in a variety of sizes and colors.  Perfect for male, female, any age! I love that the Birthday Bash paper pad includes colors and patterns, all fun and perfectly suited for everyone.

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Before adhering the finished panel to my card base, I tied a bit of black string around the stamped strings.

You can grab your Birthday Bash kit HERE, an extra Birthday Bash paper pad HERE, refill pompoms HERE, extra Gloobers HERE and additional candle flame bling (otherwise known as Twinkle Drops) HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Squidgy Fun (stamping bella)

Hello, hello! TGIF! There are a couple more weeks to take advantage of Stamping Bella‘s May Stamp(s) of the Month –  Cowgirl SquidgyCowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus. Each of those three sets is 20% off through May 31st.

This week we were challenged to create using images in the same Squidgies category.

Stamping Bella XO Squidgy

I chose to use XO Squidgy.  I colored with Copic markers then paper-pieced the XO, adding shadow with darker markers where needed.

Stamping Bella XO Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R01, R02, R37, R83, R85, W00, W1, W2, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

I also used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen to add dots to each of the flower centers on the patterned XO. (Banner from Taylored Expressions.)

Posted on Instagram earlier this week – Snail Mail Squidgies. Copic markers used are listed below the photo.

Stamping Bella Snail Mail Squidgies

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, G46, R01, R02, R83, R85, RV32, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR14, YR18, YR23

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

just saying hello (paper smooches)

hello  :)

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Today I created a quick and easy card using Paper SmoochesHello Sampler.  (Super duper quick and easy.)

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I added the second speech bubble as an afterthought, but I actually like how that allowed the one edge to fall across the striped paper (from Queen & Company). Enamel shapes are from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  :)

1amichele siggy

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun (stamping bella)

It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we’re creating with vintage images, or those not from the most recent release.

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean

I chose Edna Loves the Ocean.  I masked her wings before stamping, transforming her from Fairy Godmother to just a fun-loving chick at the beach. :)

Stamping Bella Edna Loves the Ocean (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, R01, R29, R89, W00, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y21, Y23, Y32, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

Once colored, I sponged in a bit of sky using a cloud die-cut and blending tool.

Stamping Bella Flower Garden

Copic markers – BG70, C00, C1, C2, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32

Earlier in the week I posted the above card using Flower Garden on Instagram. Copic markers used are listed above.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp(s) of the Month –  Cowgirl SquidgyCowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus, which means use an image from the Squidgies category.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Pretty New Flowers from Queen & Company

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards using some of Queen & Company’s gorgeous new flowers! I had a hard time deciding which to use but I finally settled on two. If you take a peek at the choices, you’ll understand my dilemma.  :)

Queen & Company new Layered Flowers

First I used new Layered Flowers.  There are four each of three different styles, eight colors, all shimmery with rhinestone centers. I adhered each of the flowers using new Gloobers.  Available in three sizes, they are super-sticky double-sided adhesive dots, perfect for adhering embellishments such as flowers, pompoms, anything really, but especially embellishments that might otherwise be a little tricky to adhere.

Queen & Company new Layered Flowers (close-up)

I used green Sparkle String to create stems and leaves, securing the ends on the back with tape. Along the top and bottom, I adhered thin strips of green Simple Stripes patterned paper then added a simple, white embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Layered Flowers, Sparkle String, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Gloobers 

Queen & Company new Glitter Flowers

Next, I used new Glitter Flowers in yellow and white to create a simple “thinking of you” card. The Glitter Flowers are so very pretty/cute. They remind me of icing on cakes.  : )

Queen & Company new Glitter Flowers

I adhered each of the flowers with a medium Gloober, tucking a simple die-cut leaf behind a few before securing. The stripes on the sides are also from Simple Stripes patterned paper, one of my all-time favorite “go-to” paper pads.

Supplies: Glitter Flowers, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Gloobers

Which are your favorites of the new flowers? Let me know below!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

I’m So Excited (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I finally was able to plant some flowers and herbs. The deck looks so much happier now (although I’m not finished).  :)  In honor of my freshly planted garden and deck, I created this fun card using Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs from Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs

After stamping the flowers, I colored with markers, then stamped, colored and die-cut the little dog using the coordinating Comforting Hugs Icons die (which is currently on sale).

Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets and Comforting Hugs (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, C1, E30, E31, E35, R01, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG06, YR23

Pretty Flirty Florals patterned paper is from Queen & Company and enamel shapes are from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Howdy, Friends! (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella. This week the team is designing with the May Stamp(s) of the Month, Cowgirl Squidgy, Cowboy Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus. Through May 31st, all three sets are available at 20% off.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cowgirl and Cactus

I stamped Cowgirl Squidgy and Squidgy Cactus onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Cowgirl and Cactus (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, R01, R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV11, RV32, Y18, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

As a finishing touch, I added a few Super Stars die-cut from Kraft card stock.

Below are two cards I posted earlier this week on Instagram. Copic markers used are listed below each photo.

Uptown Girls Samantha & Sierra Take a Selfie, Summer Sentiments

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Samantha & Sierra Take a Selfie

Copic markers – B0000, C1, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E35, E41, E42, E43, G43, G46, N7, R01, R27, R35, R43, R81, Y21, YR09, YR16, YR23

Uptown Girl Winnie Peeking Out the Window

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Winnie Peeking Out the Window

Copic markers – B000, B12, B14, B16, B18, B66, B69, BV02, BV13, C00, C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, G43, G46, R01, R24, R29, R39, R85, RV32, Y0000, Y21

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.”) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Gnome Love (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  Today the Stamping Bella team is revisiting images from the latest release. I chose one of the super-cute gnomes:)

Stamping Bella Gnome Bouquet

My Gnome Bouquet is full of Black Eyed Susans, colored with Copic markers. In the center of each, I added a few dots using a White Pearl Kirarina Wink glitter pen.

Stamping Bella Gnome Bouquet (close-up)

Copic markers – C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, E59, G43, G46, R0000, R21, R32, R43, R46, Y21, YR23, 100; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter pen

Behind the gnome, I added a block of white card stock, embossed using Swiss Hearts embossing folder. I lightly colored over each heart with an R0000 marker.

Also, posted on Instagram this week, Edna’s Cup of Tea.  (Copic markers used listed below photo.)

Stamping Bella Edna's Cup of Tea

Copic markers – BG0000, BG11, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G40, G43, G46, R0000, R000, R00, R01, R02, R20, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Fruit (queen & company)

Hello everyone!  It’s been so very cold and dreary lately, I decided to pull out some fun bright papers and dies. Queen & Company’s Fruit Basket was the perfect fit!

First I whipped up a sweet orange card using the fruit slice die from the kit.

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket shaker kit

I sponged Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks as a background, spritzed a bit of water, then added the striped paper (from the Fruit Basket paper pad included in the kit).  Before die-cutting the orange slices, I sponged Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink and spritzed with water. After die-cutting, I added a bit more ink to the bottom of each slice.

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket shaker kit (close-up)

The shaker was filled with Fruit Toppings (extras HERE) and Jewels, and new Orange Epoxy Dots were added after stamping the sentiment.

Supplies: Fruit Basket kit, Jewel Toppings, Epoxy Dots, Sheer Glue

Before I get to my next card, I wanted to share how I store those super cute topping containers.

Topping-Trunk

Queen & Company’s new Topping Trunk INCLUDES 62 containers of the most popular toppings! I absolutely love it. It’s so nice to have them contained, all in one pretty sparkly pink place.  :)  You can find a list of the toppings included HERE.

Next, I created a fun hippy slice of watermelon. (It’s a bit different…)  :)

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket kit

I die-cut the green and pink pieces from the Fruit Basket paper pad, adding a bit of darker pink ink to the top of the slice. After gluing strands of pink and green Sparkle String across the rind, I punched a few holes and inserted two more strands. The ends are secured with tape on the back side. To accommodate for the bit of thickness on the back, I raised the main panel on foam tape after stamping the sentiment.

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I adhered two of the included black Twinkle Drops as eyes and a die-cut mouth (from Taylored Expressions’ Spare Parts).  As a finishing touch, I die-cut some small circles and randomly adhered around the watermelon.

Supplies: Fruit Basket kit, Sparkle String, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!  : )

1amichele siggy

cutest “bug” (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. While bugs and viruses can be no joke, this little germ from Paper Smooches, I’m sure, is among the cutest.

Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes

He’s from Healthy Vibes stamp set which includes six main images, three sentiments and seven accent images. It’s a really cute set for quick and easy get well cards.

Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, C1, RV11, RV32, Y17, Y18, YG03, YG06, YR16, YR18; Kirarina Wink Dandeliion, Spearmint, Lime, Pink, Orange

I stamped all of the germs onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with markers. I stamped an extra which I die-cut, popped up on foam tape and “caught” in a bit of white string. Once all germs were colored, I added Glossy Accents to all of the eyes and in the background added dots using various Kirarina Wink glitter pens.

I hope you remain germ/bug-free!  With this strange “spring” we’re having, I hear there has been a resurgence of the flu. Yuck!

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy