Category Archives: Clean and Simple (CAS)

Stamping Bella Previews – New Floral Sets

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using two of Stamping Bella‘s upcoming June 25 releases – Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral sets.

Stamping Bella Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral Sets

Daisy Floral set consists of the image on the left (with the cute fairy) plus one additional flower. Straight up Floral set consists of the flower on the right plus one additional flower and a leafy branch.

Stamping Bella Daisy Floral and Straight Up Floral Sets (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G43, G46, G85, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YR23

Once the flowers were stamped and colored, I added a sentiment from Dragon Sentiments. Pretty paper is from Picture Perfect by Queen & Company.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with three final samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Squidy Pals and Goalies

I’m back today to share a few more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming June 25 release. Today we have new Squidgy Pals and Goalie Squidgy:)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals

Squidgy Pals is a set of four of the cutest little squidgies ever. Here I paired one with a peek at another new set which shall not be named until Saturday. (Shhhh, I snuck it in.)

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals (close-up)

Copic markers – B16, B24, B66, B69, BG10, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, G17, R01, R24, R39, R83, R85, RV32, W1, W2, W3, YG03, YG06, YG09

I colored with markers then white embossed a sentiment from Tiny Townie Ellie the Elf. The flower border is from Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Borders 2 and patterned paper is Picture Perfect from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals

Next, I used a second Squidgy Pal and Birthday Sentiment to create a boy birthday card.

Stamping Bella Squidgy Pals (close-up)

Copic markers – B93, B95, BV17, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G03, R01, R24, R29, Y21, YR23

I colored with markers, cut out and adhered over strips of Birthday Bash and Delightful Dots patterned paper from Queen & Company. Balloon dies are from Paper Smooches.

Stamping Bella Goalie Squidgy

And last but not least for today is new Goalie Squidgy. I am a H-U-G-E hockey fan, specifically the 2018 Washington Capitals Stanley Cup CHAMPIONS!  (#ALLCAPS #fanthroughthickandthin #superexcitingyear #itwasstressful) So I was happy to see this cute goalie.

Stamping Bella Goalie Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B29, BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, E40, E42, E43, R29, R39, W00, W1, W2, W3

Of course I colored him in Washington Capitals colors (how could I not?) and used a Queen & Company black Epoxy Dot as the puck. Patterned paper is from Fruit Basket (also Q&C).

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Oddball Graduate

Hi everyone! I’m back today sharing one more of the new Oddballs, coming to Stamping Bella June 25th!

Stamping Bella Oddball Boy Graduate Meet Oddball Boy Graduate. Of course, there is an Oddball Girl Graduate too.  :) If it weren’t for the actual excitement of being “done,” I believe this is what a lot of graduates would look like after all of those finals and projects.

Stamping Bella Oddball Boy Graduate (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, BG10, E000, E00, E01, E11, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, E31, E35, E37, Y21

To be honest, this is what *I* looked like after my son’s graduation and party. Exhausted.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews of additional sets. And leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more samples from the new release.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

1amichele siggy

Sparkle String and Rubber Bubbles (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards using Queen & Company ’s new Sparkle String and Rubber Bubbles. New Sparkle String is available in ten colors with Rubber Bubbles available in eight.  ALL FUN.

 

Hello-Rubber-500

I can’t get enough of Q&C’s Love Jar kit so stamping flowers was the first thing to pop into my mind.  I stamped some in the background and some on separate paper, cut out and then adhered those using a bit of foam tape. In the center of several flowers, I placed purple and yellow Rubber Bubbles.  I just love their vibrant color, and think they’re perfect as flower centers.

 

Hello-Rubber-500-CU

At the bottom of the stamped panel, I tied a bit of pink Sparkle String then stamped the sentiment (from Paper Smooches’ Scripty Sayings) in white ink then white embossed.

Supplies: Love Jar Shaker kit (stamps), Purple and Yellow Rubber Bubbles, Pink Sparkle String

Birthday-Sweet-Sparkle-String-500

Next, I created a bright lollipop using pink, green and white Sparkle String. I die-cut the lollipop stick using the lollipop die from the Candy Land Shaker kit.  I adhered a block of double-sided adhesive sheet to white card stock then die-cut a circle roughly the same size as the lollipop die. I removed the top release paper, revealing the sticky sheet, and beginning in the center, wound the three strings around to cover the circle. Once covered, I adhered the pop and stick to a panel of Picture Perfect paper.

 

Birthday-Sweet-500-CU

I tied a bit of white Sparkle String around the stick, stamped a sentiment from the Candy Land kit and added a few white Rubber Bubbles.

Supplies: Candy Land Shaker kit (sentiment and lollipop die), Picture Perfect paper pad, Pink, Green and White Sparkle String, White Rubber Bubbles

You can find all Sparkle String HERE and all Rubber Bubbles HERE.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Welcome the Oddballs

Hi everyone! I’ve been (so impatiently) awaiting the chance to share a new line coming to Stamping Bella. Meet the Oddballs!

BeFunky-collage-small-oddballsThey’re cute and quirky and I LOVE them! I have four to share today but you can pop on over to the Stamping Bella blog to see more! The new release will be available on Monday, June 25 (which is also the birthday of Emily, THE Stamping Bella).  :)

All of my samples were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers.

First up is Oddball Birthday Queen.

Stamping Bella Oddball BIrthday Queen

This set includes the main image, a separate birthday cake image (which I did not use) and the sentiment. Continue reading

A HUGE Thank You (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we were to use an image in the same category (Bella 2.0) as our Stamp of the Month (All Boxed Up). I chose Flowers Behind My Back aBella.

Stamping Bella Flowers Behind my Back-abella

I stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. The dress portion of the image was stamped again onto patterned paper (from Doodlebug Design’s Hello 6×6 paper pad), cut out and adhered over the stamped image. Once adhered I added shadow using Copic grays and blue-greens.

Stamping Bella Flowers Behind my Back-abella (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, 70, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E37, E35, E40, E42, E43, G17, R01, RV04, RV09, Y17, Y21, Y23, YG06, YG09, YR23

I layered the sentiment then stapled to the patterned paper, adding a small enamel heart shape embellishment.

NEXT WEEK – color challenge

Use colors in the photo below as inspiration.

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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

thanks so much (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping in! My card today uses one of my favorite word dies and pretty Best Buds flowers by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Best Buds

My color choices were based on those thin slivers of patterned paper you see peeking out from the left and right sides. I truly love Echo Park’s Have Faith patterned paper. The thin strips were scraps I just couldn’t throw away.

Paper Smooches Best Buds (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, E33, E35, G94, G99, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, YG63

I colored with markers, die-cut the image with it’s coordinating die then adhered over a sponged background. “Thanks” and the heart from Thanks so Much were die-cut from dark gray card stock, adhered and traced over with Glossy Accents. “So much” was stamped from All Year Cheer.

I’ll be back soon!  Have a great day!

1amichele siggy

You’re Fintastic (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. Today I’m off to the ocean!  Not really. That would be nice though. Haha.  On my card today I’ve used Briny Blue along with Ocean Scene dies by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Briny Blue

After stamping the images, I colored with markers and added a sprinkling of Kirarina Wink White dots. There is a Briny Blue coordinating four-die set but I don’t happen to have that one so I fussy-cut each image.

Paper Smooches Briny Blue (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, V15, Y21, YG03, YG06, YR23, Kirarina Wink White Pearl

Before creating/adhering my scene, I sponged a wavy background using Taylored Expressions’ Go with the Flow stencil. In addition to the fish, I added a few Ocean Scene plants, coloring each with markers then a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. (“You’re” was stamped from Surf & Turf set.)

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Lean on Me (stamping bella)

Hello everyone. This week with Stamping Bella we’re using “vintage” images, or “images not from the most recent release.”

Stamping Bella Snapshots-Lean on Me

I *adore* this image from the Snapshots line. And the sentiment….♥ ♥ . It’s just soooo sweet.

Stamping Bella Snapshots-Lean on Me (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, E000, E00, E01, E11, E23, E25, E29, E40, E59, E79, R000, R01, W00, W1, W2, YG91, YG93, YR23, YR27

I colored with markers then added cute Tiny Hearts from Doodlebug. The pretty paper is from my current paper crush, Echo Park Have Faith.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (All Boxed Up), which means use an image from the Bella 2.0.  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

Love You Moo & Moo (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! I have a little bit of farm love/humor today.  :)  I’ve used Paper Smooches‘ cute Green Acres stamp set with coordinating dies.

Paper Smooches Green Acres

The images were stamped then colored with Copic markers. I stamped the wheat, colored and cut out with scissors (as there is no die for that).  The hills (or Snow Drifts) were die-cut from Doodlebug Design’s Down of the Farm, *really* cute patterned paper, and the sentiment was white embossed.

Paper Smooches Green Acres (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, B93, B95, BG11, E01, E11, E18, E35, R01, R02, R29, R89, Y21, YR23, 110

Once the scene was assembled, I die-cut a few Tiny Hearts and adhered as musical notes coming from the little bird.  :)

As a reminder, you can get any Paper Smooches stamp set valued at $14.99 or less for FREE with any $60 retail order. Simply list your chosen set in the comments section at check out.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy