Category Archives: My Designs

baby, it’s cold outside (paper smooches)

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by today. It’such a busy time of year. I so very much appreciate your time and interest. 

Today I’m switching gears from coloring to die-cutting.  :)

Paper Smooches Mitten die and Winter Sampler

My card features Paper Smooches Mitten die with a sentiment from Winter Sampler.  The twine is held in place using Gloobers by Queen & Company with the gloobers in position beneath the top mitten. I used a tiny Gloober beneath the knot on the top mitten. It’s small enough not to show and strong enough to hold the twine.

Paper Smooches Mitten die and Winter Sampler (close-up)

The snowflakes were added once assembled, tucking a few beneath the mittens and string.

Thanks again for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

 

Stamping Bella December Stamp of the Month

Hello, everyone! Today the Stamping Bella team is sharing samples using the December Stamp of the Month, Celebrating Squidgy.

Stamping Bella Celebrating Squidgy

Copic markers – B14, B16, B18, B69, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, G05, G12, G14, G18, G28, R29, R30, R39, R83, R85, R89, W1, W2, W7, W9, Y11, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen, clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After stamping and coloring with Copic markers (listed above), I added subtle sparkle to the girl’s dress as well as the bottle labels using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add highlights to the glasses and dots to the hat.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Quinn and her Boots

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E39, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E59, R01, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

The above card was also posted on Instagram yesterday. Uptown Girl Quinn and her Boots is one of my favorite winter UG’s.

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

Cool Dudes (paper smooches)

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re off to a great start this week. :)  Today I have a card to share using Cool Dudes by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Cool Dudes

The background was inspired by all of the Distress Oxide Blending I’ve seen on Instagram lately. I first die-cut a strip of Post It Tape using a Snow Drifts die, then applied that as a mask. I blended Salty Ocean and Broken China inks, sprinkled a bit of water, then added in snow dots in various sizes using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen. (It’s one of my all-time favorite supplies!)

Paper Smooches Cool Dudes (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, E35, R29, R39, R89, Y35, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

The cool dudes snowman was colored with Copic markers (listed above) then die-cut using the coordinating Cool Dudes Icons die (which is currently 50% off). Once die-cut the snowman was adhered using Kool Tak clear foam squares. (Another supply I like to always have on hand.)

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

1amichele siggy

Happy Chanukah (stamping bella)

Happy Friday, everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is revisiting our latest release. I absolutely adore the new Teeny Tiny Townies (and I had a need for a Chanukah/Hanukkah card) so I chose to use Chanukah.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Chanukah

The set includes the sentiments Happy Chanukah as well as Happy Hanukkah so whichever your preference, you’re all set.  :)

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie Chanukah (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring with Copic markers (noted above), I added subtle sparkle to the Teeny Tiny Townie’s dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also added a few of Queen & Company‘s new Gems toppings as a quick little embellishment.

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

Peace – Love – Joy (paper smooches)

Hello everyone. How is your holiday prep progressing? Mine is “eh.” But we’re getting there!  Today I have a card to share using A Holy Holiday by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches A Holy Holiday

I first created the background by stamping and white embossing snowflakes from Gently Seasoned Two.  I then sponged Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Oxide inks, wiping away ink from the snowflakes.  I also sprinkled a bit of water over the ink to create a somewhat splotchy appearance.

Paper Smooches A Holy Holiday (close-up)

Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet, Broken China

The sentiment and reindeer were stamped, then I added Queen & Company‘s new Gems to the snowflake centers and randomly within the background. (Gems are not just for shaker cards! I often use them as super sparkly embellishments!)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company – New Bubbles and Sentiment Dies

Hello everyone! Today I’m stepping away from seasonal cards to use a few of  Queen & Company’s latest products!

Queen & Company Spring Shaker kit with new Sentiment Dies

First, I created a sprinkling of spring showers using Spring Shaped Shaker kit dies with new Bubbles and new sentiment dies (coming soon). I die-cut the sun from yellow Simple Stripes patterned paper and the cloud from four pieces of white card stock. The cloud die-cuts were layered together to create a more dimensional shape. Once the sun and clouds were adhered using Sheer Glue, I arranged several colors of Bubbles as a rainbow of raindrops.

Queen & Company Spring Shaped Shaker Kit and new Sentiment Dies

New sentiment dies were used with yellow and orange Simple Stripes patterned paper to create a simple, easy greeting.

Supplies: Spring Shaped Shaker kit, new sentiment dies, Bubbles, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Love Jar Kit with new sentiment dies

Using new sentiment dies, Love Jar kit and new Gems Toppings, I created a bright summer greeting. After stamping the flowers and stems, I stamped a few extra flowers then die-cut each using Love Jar Flower & Stem dies. I used pieces of the leftover foam from the center of the jar to pop up/balance the extra flowers over the jar edges then placed new Bubbles in each flower center.

Queen & Company Love Jar kit with new Sentiment Dies

In the shaker are new Gems as well as silver Rubble. To ground the jar, I layered two oval circles then used the bottom of the jar die to remove the jar shape. In doing so, the jar is able to lay flat on the card base.

New sentiment dies were used with card stock to match the pink flowers then adhered over the shaker using Sheer Glue.

Supplies:  Love Jar kit, Love Jar Flower & Stem dies, Gems Toppings, Rubble, Bubbles, new sentiment dies, Sheer Glue

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Mwah (stamping bella)

Hello friends! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we were to use the inspirational photo at the bottom of this post.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Snapshots - I Heart You

I used Uptown Girls Snapshots I Heart You.  (I was channeling my fellow DT member Paula Williamson here.)  There are several Snapshots images. This one is my favorite.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Snapshots - I Heart You (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E23, E25, E31, E35, E37, E49, E79, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, Y21

I colored with markers (listed above) then added a Snapshot Polaroid frame mounted on clear foam squares for a bit of dimension. I then die-cut the smallest MWAH die three times, layered together then adhered at the base of the photo. The tiny heart is by Doodlebug.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia

Also this week, I posted on Instagram the above card using Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Pamela the Poinsettia (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E41, E42, E43, E49, G28, G40, G43, G46, R24, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y17, Y21; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

Once colored (markers listed above), I added tiny dots of snow using a white Kirarina Wink pen.

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

Thankful (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’m popping in to share one final fall/Thanksgiving card.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie

Today I’ve used Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie by Stamping Bella. I adore the Teeny Tiny Townies. They’re just so tiny and cute!

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E79, G28, G85, G94, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I colored with Copic markers (listed above) then added a few die-cut leaves from Little Bits Nature.

I hope all of my American friends have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving! If you are travelling, be safe.  Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Joy to the World (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! I hope you had nice weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving early, having the big dinner on Saturday since many of us will be out of town. It was really nice.  :)

My (very simple) card today features A Blessed Christmas with a corresponding Blessed Icons die by Paper Smooches.  (The dies are currently 50% off!)

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas

I could easily have stamped the bird onto the card but I chose to stamp and die-cut so I could slightly bend up the wings and branch.

Paper Smooches A Blessed Christmas (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, G21, G24

I added just a bit of color to the bird using a BG10 Copic marker.

To add a bit more definition, I die-cut a pale blue circle to frame the bird beneath the stitched circle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Here’s to gaining 10 pounds (stamping bella)

TGIF everyone! This week the Stamping Bella challenge was to use an image from the same category as the Stamp of the Month. The SOTM for November is Edna Loves the Ocean (25% off through 11/30) so that meant to choose any image from Edna the Fairy Godmother category.

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe

I chose Edna Under the Mistletoe. I her. :)

Stamping Bella Edna Under the Mistletoe (close-up)

(I seem to have misplaced the list of markers used. If I find it, I will update here.)

After coloring with Copic markers, I used a white Kirarina Wink pen to add dots to the green tissue paper. (Snowflake Confetti from Taylored Expressions.)

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery

Also, this week I posted the above card on Instagram using Santa’s Speedy Delivery.

Stamping Bella Santa's Speedy Delivery (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C3, C4, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, G16, G28, N0, N1, N3, N9, R24, R29, R39, R83, R85, R89, Y35, YR16; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use  any current Stamping Bella image and 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