Category Archives: My Designs

Monster Mash Pumpkins and Bats (Queen & Company)

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing two more cards I created using Queen & Company’s super cute Monster Mash kit!  (You can see the first two **HERE**.) While the kit is full of fun monster possibilities, today I focused more on Halloween.

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit

I first adhered two striped strips of patterned paper to a block of yellow paper, securing the ends with small staples. I adhered Gloobers in the shape of each pumpkin then adhered orange pompoms. I used the two layering dies to create the mouths, one die-cut from black, the other die-cut from white. The white piece was placed behind the black, allowing the white teeth to show. Sheer Glue holds the mouth and eyes in place.

 

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit

I added two die-cut stems, stamped the sentiment and adhered a few star shapes before securing the panel to a black card base.

Supplies:  Monster Mash kit, Fright Fest paper pad, Gloobers, Sheer Glue

Next, I created a fun (quick and easy) bat card.

Batty-for-You-500

I die-cut three bat shapes then die-cut and assembled three mouths. Once the eyes and mouths were adhered to the bodies (using Sheer Glue), I positioned the bats in place over the blue patterned paper. Using the bats as a guide, I wrapped white string, securing the ends on the back side. Once the string was in place, I adhered the bats, placing foam squares beneath the wings.

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit

I stamped the sentiment in white, white embossed then cut the strip into a flag shape and adhered. As a finishing touch, I added some black and white Epoxy Dots.

Supplies:  Monster Mash kit, Fright Fest paper pad, Epoxy Dots, Sheer Glue

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

A Garden Girl and an Oddball (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s Friday and that means another fun challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re using images from the Stamp of the Month category. October’s SOTM is Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold (25% off through 10/31) so today we’re using Garden Girls…or Tiny Townies.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Rose

I chose to color Garden Girl Rose. I *love* her hair and striped top/tights. She’s so sweet.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Rose (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G24, G28, R01, R24, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21

I colored her with Copic markers (listed above) then matted her onto Queen & Company‘s Simple Stripes patterned paper. It’s one of my fave collections…in case you hadn’t noticed. 😉

Stamping Bella Oddball Bouquet

Also this week (just for fun) I used Oddball Bouquet.

Stamping Bella Oddball Bouquet (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, E00,E 01, E09, E11, E13, E15, E49, E79, E97, G05, G28, R27, R35, R39, R89, V09, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, YG03, YG06, YG17

After coloring, I layered (again) onto Simple Stripes paper then added a few heart sequins and purple baker’s twine.

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

Littles Halloween (stamping bella)

Hello there! Today I did a bit of playing with Stamping Bella‘s Littles Halloween Collection. It was fun to stamp several images then create scenes.  :)

Stamping Bella Frankie, Witchy & Mummy

First I used Frankie, Witchie and Mummy along with a pumpkin and spider from Haunted House Outdoor Decor.  (All images colored with Copic markers. Glitter added to dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.)

Stamping Bella Frankie, Witchy & Mummy  (close-up)

Copic markers – C2, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, V09, V15, V17, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR04, YR18; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

Behind the trick or treaters, I placed a die-cut circle sponged with orange and yellow inks. I stamped a Fall Sentiment then layered it on a strip of die-cut grass. Patterned paper is new Fright Fest from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Littles Pumpkin with a Witchy on Top

On the above card, I used Pumpkins with a Witchy on Top and bat from Haunted House Outdoor Decor. (All images colored with Copic markers. Glitter added to dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.)

Card layout is inspired by one of my favorite stampers (and fellow Stamping Bella DT) Debra James.

Stamping Bella Littles Pumpkin with a Witchy on Top (close-up)

Copic markers – C3, C5, C6, C7, C9, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E43, V09, V15, V17, Y21, YG06, YR04, YR18, clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

To ground the images, I added a scrap strip of Simple Stripes patterned paper by Queen & Company. Beneath the striped strip, I added a Fall Sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’ll be back soon!  :)

1amichele siggy

Falala (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella! This week we’re designing with “vintage” images, which means any image that is not from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Christmas Collection Set of Elves

I chose to use Set of Elves from the Little Bits Christmas Collection. After coloring with Copic markers (listed below the close-up photo), I die-cut each, along with the stars using the corresponding Set of Elves dies.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Christmas Collection Set of Elves (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, G29, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W7, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR23

After adhering Falala, I twirled a length of gold twine then adhered the elves with double sided tape, which also served to hold the twine in place.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie on a Yule Log

Also this week, I posted on Instagram the above card using super-duper adorable Teeny Tiny Townie on a Yule LogI seriously love the new Teeny Tiny Townies.

Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie on a Yule Log (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E09, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, G29, R00, R01, R24, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YG63, YG67, YR23; clear Wink of Stella glitter brush

After coloring with markers, I added a bit of subtle glitter to the berries using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the same category as the March Stamp of the Month (Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold), which means use an image from the Tiny Townie Garden Girls or any Tiny Townie if you don’t have a Garden Girl.  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

What’s Brewin’? (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have a card to share using a small group of Paper Smooches stamps and dies.

Whats-Brewin-500

I first created a watercolor background then adhered the die-cut monster and spider. I used an eye from Queen & Company‘s new Monster Mash kit and replaced one of the monster’s teeth with a black “hole.”

Whats-Brewin-CU

I adhered a die-cut mug on a clear foam square then added a bit of confetti from Big Balloons dies and stars from Space dies. I also adhered a few tiny sequins. Using Kirarina Wink glitter pens, I added a bit of detail to the mug.

The sentiment, from Halloween Sampler, was stamped in white ink then white embossed and adhered to the watercolor panel using a mini stapler.

Paper Smooches has some great deals happening this month. You check out this week’s special HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s new MONSTER MASH kit!

Hello everyone!  Have you seen Queen & Company’s new Monster Mash kit? Oh my gosh…SO cute! The kit includes pompoms in various colors and sizes, monster and critter part dies, eyeballs of different sizes, a super cute sentiment stamp set and an assortment of Gloobers which make adhering the pompoms *super* easy.

First, I created two friendly and very silly spiders.

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit

After die-cutting the spider bodies, I adhered medium Gloobers then attached the pompoms.  While the eyes are adhesive, I used a dot of Sheer Glue on the back of each for extra staying power. The zig zag mouths were also adhered with Sheer Glue.

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit (close-up)

I adhered the body portion of each spider to a panel of yellow patterned paper from the Fright Fest paper pad, leaving some of the legs to bend forward just a bit. I cut two thin strips of striped paper and adhered each as a spider web/string before adhering the purple die-cut frame. The sentiment was stamped in white then white embossed, cut apart and adhered below the spiders. I popped up every other word on foam tape. Lastly, I added a sprinkling of Epoxy Dots.

Supplies:  Monster Mash kit, Fright Fest paper pad, Gloobers, Epoxy Dots, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit

Next, I created a large pumpkin, adhering Gloobers to the purple chevron paper then attaching the orange pompoms in the pumpkin shape. I glued on the eyes then the die-cut stem.

Queen & Company - Monster Mash kit (close-up)

I wanted my pumpkin to scream, as mentioned in the sentiment, so I used the inside of a larger zero die to create the oval. I cut a very thin strip of white card stock then trimmed tiny teeth of various lengths and adhered to the top and bottom edges. The sentiment was stamped in white then white embossed.

Supplies:  Monster Mash kit, Fright Fest paper pad, Gloobers, Sheer Glue

I had so much fun creating my spiders and screaming pumpkin! Can’t wait to make more!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s October Stamp of the Month – Garden Girl Marigold

Hi everyone! TGIF! This week the Stamping Bella team is creating with the October Stamp of the Month, Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold.  The image and coordinating die are both available at 25% off through October 31st.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold

She’s perfect for creating fall cards. I used Copic markers in yellow and yellow/red hues, adding shadow with darker earth tones.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E08, E09, E11, E13, E31, E33, E39, E59, G07, G85, R01, W00, W1, W2, Y17, Y18, Y38, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG25, YR04, YR09

Once colored, I die-cut the panel with two stitched rectangle dies then inserted a fall sentiment strip across and beneath the die-cut pieces. Lastly, I added a few tiny hearts and dark orange rhinestones.

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

Floral Sympathy (paper smooches)

Hi everyone. I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when needed so I decided to begin periodically creating in that theme, here and there. Today I’ve used Botanicals 2 by Paper Smooches.

Paper Smooches Botanicals 2, Sympathy Sampler and Prayers die

After stamping the flowers, I added a few dots using a Violet Kirarina Wink glitter pen.

Paper Smooches Botanicals 2, Sympathy Sampler and Prayers die (close-up)

A partial Sympathy Sampler sentiment was stamped in white then white embossed with a Prayers die-cut placed beneath.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

 

Happy Halloween from a Pile O’ (Oddball) Pumpkins

Hi everyone! It’s time for another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week we’re featuring images from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Oddball Pumpkin Pile

I’ve used Oddball Pumpkin Pile. I love each of their expressions. Haha. (You can find all of the Oddball line HERE.)

Stamping Bella Oddball Pumpkin Pile (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG13, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37,G29, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y17, Y23, YG03, YG06, YG17, YR14, YR15, YR18

After coloring with Copic markers, I added a bit of wispy grass in the background.

Stamping Bella Reindeer Family

Earlier this week, I posted the card above, using new Reindeer Family, on Instagram.

Stamping Bella Reindeer Family (close-up)

Copic markers – E27, E30, E31, E33, E35, E59, G24, G28, R00, R29, R59, R89

In the background, I first die-cut a circle then embossed with a Holly embossing folder. I framed the circle with gold foil and added the deer.

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

Leave a Little Sparkle (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Today I’m sharing a card that features myself as the focal point.  Haha. I *want* to leave a little sparkle, but I’ve been sick with the flu. The same thing happened last year. Flu in September. Why. Isn’t that supposed to be a winter thing? Anyway, I’m feeling better. I just still have a horrible-sounding cough and congestion. Ugh.

Stamping Bella Oddball Sparkle Fairy

Today I’ve used Oddball Sparkle Fairy from Stamping Bella.  She’s sprinkling her own kind of sparkle.  :)

Stamping Bella Oddball Sparkle Fairy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG13, BV02, BV04, BV08, E00, E01, E11, E13, E37, E99, G28, W00, W1, W2, W7, W9, 100, Y23, YG06, YG17, YR23, YR24

Once colored with markers, I added a bit of subtle glitter to her wings and stars/skulls using a clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush.

I’ll be back on Friday with this week’s Stamping Bella challenge.  See you then!

1amichele siggy