Stamping Bella Holiday Preview – Pamela the Poinsettia

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another sample from Stamping Bella‘s September 3rd holiday release. Today I’ve used Pamela the Poinsettia. I’d say she’s my favorite, but each time I colored a new image, that latest one became my fave. Haha. (I love them all.)

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Instead of the standard red, I decided to leave my poinsettia mostly white, adding light tinges of pink for a bit of color.

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Stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see additional samples and new images. And be sure to leave a comment there on the SB blog for your chance to win one of today’s featured images!  Good luck, and thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

SUPPLIES    Stamping Bella “Pamela the Poinsettia,”  Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Sugar Cube card stock and Playful Patterns-Harvest (6×6) patterned paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, enamel dots

Stamping Bella Holiday Preview – Edna Under the Mistletoe

Hi everyone!  It’s time for another sample from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming Sept. 3rd holiday release! How cute is Edna Under the Mistletoe?  I love the sentiment. Mistletoe smooches and eggnog, yes. The extra 10 pounds though, no thanks. I seriously cannot wait for the holiday season!

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I colored lovely Edna with my Copic markers using just bits of light blue to add shadow to the white areas.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – BG11, E00,E01, E11, E31, E35, R01, R02, R46, R89, W00, W1, W2, W7, Y21, Y23, YG97, YG99

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see additional samples and more. Don’t forget to leave a comment there on the SB blog for your chance to win one of today’s featured images!  Good luck, and thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

SUPPLIES    Stamping Bella “Edna Under the Mistletoe,”  Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Taylored Expressions Mulled Wine card stock, Fancy Pants Oh, Deer! (6×6) patterned paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers.

Terial Magic in Paper Crafting

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a bit about Terial Magic, now available from the Imagination International store. Terial Magic is a fabric stabilizer that turns fabric into a fray free, paper-like material. Yep, it’s pretty cool. Of course it’s awesome for anyone who sews, i.e. quilting, needlepoint, etc., but it’s also great for paper crafters. Once fabric is treated, you can stamp on it, die-cut it, even print digital images, clipart or templates using your personal printer! It’s amazing for creating fabric flowers, bows and so much more. If you are a quilter or seamstress as well as a paper crafter, you can very easily create cards, gift bags, embellishments or scrapbook elements to coordinate with  fabric used on larger gifts or projects.

Terial Magic used in Paper Crafting

As shown  in the steps below, material is saturated with Terial Magic, dried until damp and then ironed to set.

Terial Magic - three-step instructions

Terial Magic can be left in the material or washed out if the stabilizing quality is no longer needed once the project is complete. You can read more about it as well as find answers to frequently asked questions HERE.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG10, C1, R81, R83, R85, Y06, Y08, YG03, YG07, YR01

On my card using Best Buds stamps and dies by Paper Smooches as well as Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, I used some leftover previously treated fabric to create the main focus. The material adds texture and an interesting quality. (I will share previously created Terial Magic projects soon.)

Stamping on Terial Magic treated fabric

Once the frame was cut, I used my MISTI and TE Oreo hybrid ink to stamp my images. It is helpful to set the ink with an iron to minimize bleeding, however, I did not heat set my images. I just used caution in coloring (with Copic markers) and had minimal bleeding. The type of fabric will also have an effect on bleeding so I recommend testing on a scrap of fabric before working on your final piece.

Applying X-Press It 2x Adhesive to the back of die-cut image

To adhere the die-cut image and panel to card stock, I used X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheets. This works on some treated fabrics and not others. Again, it depends on the type of fabric. I adhered a piece of card stock to one side of the adhesive sheet, die-cut the shape, removed the release paper from the adhesive and carefully aligned my colored fabric. Pressing over firmly with a bone folder helps to adhere. To add dimension, I adhered three to four layers of die-cut card stock behind the sentiment piece and frame.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Feel free to link your project using Terial Magic here on this post. I am in the very beginning stages of Terial Magic possibilities and would love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Holiday Preview – Autumn Loves Autumn

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the first day of Stamping Bella‘s September 3 holiday release! I’m always excited to see what’s coming and of those images I’ve seen so far, I LOVE them. :)

Today I’ve used new Autumn Loves Autumn.   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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She’s stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. I adore that leaf skirt….and the leafy headband.  And the mushroom.  :)

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, R01, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG93, YG95, YG97, YR21, YR23, YR27, YR68

You can see additional samples and new images on the Stamping Bella blog today. And be sure to leave a comment there on the SB blog for your chance to win one of today’s featured images!  Good luck, and thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

SUPPLIES    Stamping Bella Autumn Loves Autumn,  Taylored Expressions Oreo hybrid ink, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube card stock and Playful Patterns-Harvest (6×6) patterned paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, enamel dots.

You’re My Favorite Superhero (stamping bella)

Hi everyone.  It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week I used the Mojo{Bella} sketch found at the bottom of this post along with Superbella and her coordinating die.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

As usual, I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using Taylored Expression’s Oreo hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers. She’s layered atop panels of Simple Stories Bloom & Grow patterned papers with a few American Crafts Shimelle star-shaped enamel dots sprinkled around.

Michele Boyer - Stamping Bella

Copic markers – B16, B18, B69, BG10, BV000, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, R01, R17, R27, R59, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR14

Next week’s challenge is to include stitching of some type on your card. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches September Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

(That’s up to three extra chances to win on each blog!)

Today I’ve used super cute new Feathered Friends stamp set with coordinating dies.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

The bird was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers then die-cut and tucked among branches from Foliage 1.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG11, BG45, BG49, E31, E35, E37, Y17, Y23, Y38, YR12

Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of the four $25 gift codes! Good luck!

Thanks for visiting!  And happy hopping!  :)

1amichele siggy

Just Because (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone! Today I have a super quick and easy card to share using  Taylored Expressions‘ new On a Limb-Branches and On a Limb-Leaves.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

Of course I needed something super cute to put on the branch so I selected one of the owls from Sunshiny Day.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

Copic markers – E27, R81, Y38

The owl was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics then plopped atop a branch cut from Chocolate Truffle card stock with Cupcake and Sugar Cube leaves. The small heart on the one leaf was die-cut using a Skinny Mini Valentine Border. The sentiment is from a really fab set, C’Mon Get Happy. (I love the fonts.)

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’ll be back tomorrow with something brand new!  :)

1amichele siggy

Just a Note (paper smooches) and my favorite pencil

Hi everyone!  Today I’m popping in with a card using new Just a Note dies and Noteworthy stamp set from Paper Smooches. I’m also sharing a couple of my favorite (“everyday”) tools.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

I first die-cut the circular opening from bright white X-Press It Blending Card, then on another piece of Blending Card, I repeatedly stamped “You are appreciated.”

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When I plan to stamp within a window, I often use a pencil to lightly trace around the outside edges of the die I plan to use so that I can see the exact area to be covered.  This helps with ensuring all edges of the area are stamped.

Pen

While on the subject of pencils, I have a new favorite mechanical pencil, found HERE on the Copic webiste. The Aristo DK2 is ideal for everyday use, is fully retractable, includes a soft ergonomically shaped grip zone (which I love), metal clip and eraser. (Simply pull out the top piece, twist the bottom and the eraser lifts to the desired height.)  This pencil just “feels good” in the hand. I love it.  :)

Pencil-Eraser

If you prefer a lighter weight, more economically priced pencil, the Aristo Studio is also a great choice. It’s available in three vibrant colors as well as black (mine is light blue), includes a fully retractable tip and an eraser housed under the silver top. You can find info (and compare) the different Aristo mechanical pencils HERE.

For precise erasing, the Aristo Click-Eraser is quite handy. Simply click to advance the eraser. And it’s refillable!

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Once the background was fully stamped, I centered and adhered it behind the opening. Using small, sharp scissors, I clipped the “just a note” stamp in between each word so that I could easily bend the stamp to fit the shape of  the circle. I then used a 0.5 black Multiliner to draw the dashed border. I stamped and die-cut the typewriter then cut a slit in the top for insertion of the “scrolled” paper before adhering with 1/2″ X-Press It foam tape.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Supplies:  Stamps: Just a Note and Noteworthy by Paper Smooches   Dies: Just a Note by Paper Smooches and Circle STAX 2 by MFT   Cardstock: Cookie Monster by Taylored Expressions and X-Press It Blending Card   Ink: Oreo and Salt Water Taffy by Taylored Expressions   Other: 1/2″ X-Press It foam tape, 0.05 black Copic Multiliner

You Make the World a Better Place (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. I hope you’re enjoying the last bits of summer. I can’t believe it’s almost September. (128 days until Christmas! haha.)

It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we’ve used the inspiration photo found at the bottom of this post. That lovely bouquet reminded me of love and romance so I used Uptown Couple Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella.

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After coloring the image with Copic markers, I sprinkled some tiny hearts like falling rain.  The sentiment, from Bunny Pile Stuffies, is the perfect fit.

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Next week’s challenge includes the following {mojo}bella sketch:August 26

Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy 

Trick or Treat (taylored expressions)

Hi everyone!  I’m recently back from vacation and trying to get into the swing of things here. A nasty summer cold is not helping, but this morning I am feeling a tiny bit better (thankfully).  :)

My card today uses new Critters in Costume stamp set and coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions. The stripes, from Playful Patterns-Haunted, are also from TE.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

The critters were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card using TE Oreo hybrid ink then colored with Copic markers. After die-cutting, I adhered them over a sponged background created with Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Granny Smith and Chocolate Truffle inks.  I chose a few stars from Build a Scene Halloween Sequins to sprinkle in the sky.

Michele Boyer - Taylored Expressions

Copic markers: BV08, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, R20, Y17, Y38, YG03, YG07, YG09, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR18

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

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