Stamping Bella Previews – The Littles

Hi everyone! I have five samples to share today using some of Stamping Bella‘s upcoming release. I know it’s a lot but I couldn’t stop. :)  All stamps and dies will be available for purchase on Tuesday, October 10. (There is a LOT of cuteness so consider that a warning…)

First, I used Little Bits Santa & His Reindeer with Winter Tree & Deerball.  (I’ll save the deerball for another post. It’s really cute and funny.)

Stamping Bella Santa & His Reindeer, Winter Tree & Deerball, Skating Quartet

I also used a sentiment from new Holiday Sentiments. The North Pole sign is one of the stamps from Skating Quartet.

Stamping Bella Santa & His Reindeer, Winter Tree & Deerball, Skating Quartet (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, BG10, C00, C1, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, G05, G24, N9, R29, R59, R89

All coloring was done with Copic markers.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Santa & his Reindeer, Skating Quartet, Winter Tree & Deerball, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Red Pepper; X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus (6×6)  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, MFT Fishtail Flag Layers Other: Copic markers, red rhinestone stickers.

Stamping Bella Santa & his Reindeer Next, I used Santa and his Reindeer from The Littles Christmas collection. Those tiny reindeer!!  So cute! I also used a Holiday Sentiment. Image was colored on X-Press It Blending Card with Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Santa & his Reindeer (close-up)

Copic markers – B24, BG70, BG72 (custom), C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E37, E51, G05, N9, R24 , R29, R85, R89, Y15; Clear atyouSpica glitter pen

After coloring, I added subtle sparkle to the gift bows and sleigh trim using a Clear atyouSpica glitter pen.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Santa & his Reindeer, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus (6×6)  Dies: MFT Fishtail Flag Layers, Taylored Expressions Little Bits Snowflake Confetti Other: Copic markers, clear atyouSpica glitter pen, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Stamping Bella Little Bits Sledding

Next I used Little Bits Sledding with a Holiday Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Sledding (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, B24, B99, BG70, BG72 (custom), E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, R83, R85, W2, W3

The image was colored with markers then surrounded by tiny snowflakes with a super sparkly Swarovski crystal in the center of each.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Little Bits Sledding, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Here Comes Santa Claus (6×6) Dies: Taylored Expressions Little Bits Snowflake Confetti  Other: Copic markers, Swarovski crystals

Stamping Bella Santa & His Chimney

Here I used another from The Little Bits Christmas Collection, Santa & his Chimney along with another Holiday Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Santa & His Chimney (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), C00, C1, E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, R24, R29, R59, R89; Clear atyouSpica glitter pen; 0.25 Black Copic Multiliner

After coloring with markers, I used my clear atyouSpica glitter pen once again to add sparkle to the snow.  I also drew in a bit of a roof line on each side of the snow/chimney using a 0.25 black Copic Multiliner.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Little Bits Santa & His Chimney, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; X-Press It Blending Card  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Frame Stacklets  Other: Copic markers, Clear atyouSpica glitter pen, 0.25 Black Multiliner

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Lastly, I used Little Bits Sledding (without the sled), Winter Backdrop and one of Santa’s gifts.

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Once the image was colored, I stamped the sentiment onto two flags and tacked them to the assembled panel using a tiny stapler.

Stamps: Stamping Bella Little Bits Sledding, Winter Backdrop, Santa’s Gifts, Holiday Sentiments  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus (6×6)  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Frame Stacklets, MFT Fishtail Flag Layers  Other: Copic markers, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, rhinestone stickers

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today so see more samples and additional previews. While there, leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Stamping Bella Shop!

If you followed along this far, THANK YOU!  I hope you liked the samples. As I mentioned earlier, all stamps and dies will be available for purchase on Tuesday, October 10.

I will be back tomorrow with only one.  (haha)  But it’s really cute, I promise.  :)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Frosty Celebrations

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples from Stamping Bella‘s amazing upcoming release! All new stamps and dies will be available for purchase on Tuesday, October 10th. :)

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty

My first sample uses Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty. Sooo cute! I love her coat. ♥ ♥ ♥

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty (close-up)

Copic markers – B0000, B000, BG10, C00, C1, C4, C5, C6, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, 37, R01, R24, R29, R59, R83, R85, RV32, Y21, Y23, YR21, YR23

I colored with Copic markers then added some little flags and snowflakes. The sentiment is from new Holidays Sentiments.

Supplies: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Frida Loves Frosty, Holiday Sentiments Dies: Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2, Little Bits Snowflake Confetti; MFT Fishtail Flags  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Cherry Pop; X-Press It Blending Card; Carta Bella It’s a Girl  Other: Copic markers.

Stamping Bella Celebrating Squidgy

Next, I used new Celebrating Squidgy with Holiday Sentiments.

Stamping Bella Celebrating Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – B23, B24, C00, C1, C2, E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, G21, G24, R83, R85, V15, V17, Y21, Y38, Clear atyou Spica glitter pen

After coloring with Copic markers, I added lots of subtle sparkle to her dress, crown, the stars on her glasses, the bottle label and fizz using a Clear atyouSpica glitter pen. (I couldn’t get the sparkle to show in the photo.)

Supplies: Stamping Bella Celebrating Squidgy  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Rainbow Brights, Gold Foil; X-Press It Blending Card  Other: Copic markers, Clear atyou Spica glitter pen, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut enamel shapes.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today so see more samples and additional previews. While there, leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Stamping Bella Shop!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Have a faBOOlous Halloween

Hi everyone! It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the team is sharing samples using October’s Stamp of the Month, Uptown Girl Kitty Loves Halloween. She, along with the coordinating sentiment, is 20% off through October 31st.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Kitty Loves Halloween

I colored the image with Copic markers, as usual then added a simple dotted border using a Lime Green Kirarina Wink pen. (I also used a ruler because my “straight lines” aren’t always so straight.)

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The metallic ink in Kirarina Wink pens allows you to add color to a variety of surfaces including paper, photos, plastic and glass.  When working on a porous surface, such as paper, the pen should be moved slowly in order for the ink to absorb. I previously used Kirarina Wink on black card stock. The color is so vibrant!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Kitty Loves Halloween (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BV04, BV08, C00, C2, C3, C4, G19, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, Y21, YG06, YG09, YR04, YR18

Once I had assembled my card, I decided to also add a bit of patterned background using Lime Green and Purple Kirarina Wink pens.  So you can see the color looks great on both light and dark card stock (but especially awesome on dark)!  I plan to make my own black envelope and use the pens to address, with a bit of doodling too!

To finish my card, I created a tag, adding the “fa” and “lous” to each side of the “boo” sentiment. Lastly, I tied in a bit of Queen & Company‘s bright Green Sparkle String.

Next week’s challenge is to use this {Mojo}Bella sketch:

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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 so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Kitty Loves Halloween  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, MFT Green Room  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube and Oreo  Other: Copic markersKirarina Wink Lime Green and Purple, Queen & Company Green Sparkle String

Taylored Expressions October Release Now Available – Tis the Season

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Taylored Expressions‘ October release previews over the last several days. All new stamps and dies are now available in the TE store. Before you head over, I have two more samples to share.

First, I used Santa & Friends with new Tree Shaker die set.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker

After sponging a bit of Cupcake ink into the center of my card, I die-cut the tree from green dotted paper (from Rainbow Brights paper pack), Granny Smith card stock and from a foam adhesive sheet. I assembled the tree, dropped in some Queen & Company Pops and Fimo Fun, then covered with acetate and the Granny Smith frame.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker (close-up)

Copic markers – C00, C1, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, R83, R85, RV32

The star was cut from a foam sheet and then new Gold Foil card stock and positioned above the tree. I adhered Santa’s head to the bottom right of the tree then positioned his body below, accordingly. Little Bits Snowflake Confetti finished off the wintery scene.

Taylored Expressions Tree Shaker with stamped envelope

To quickly and easily decorate a coordinating envelope, I stamped and white embossed the label shape from new Merry Mail 1 stamp set.


For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

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Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

My second card was super simple, but as simple as it is, that’s how much I love it. I adore the new Nativity Cutting Plate.

Taylored Expressions Nativity Cutting Plate

I lightly sponged a background using Sprinkles ink, concentrating more color toward the bottom.

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The scene was die-cut from Toffee card stock with a small sentiment stamped from new Sleigh Bouquet. The star above the manger is from new Build a Scene Nativity.

To see more projects, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our designers. Also on the TE Blog today, you’ll find a list of winners from the preview posts. You might be one of them!

On a sad note, this will be my last release with Taylored Expressions. Life has gotten very busy and I felt it was time to cut back on my crafting responsibilities. I’ll still be using TE product, just not as part of the design team.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – Reindeer Pops and Baubles

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a few more projects using some of Taylored Expressions‘ October 5 release products.

First I used a super fun new die set – Reindeer Pop. In the nose opening, I used cherry Tootsie Pops and EOS lip balm. Both fit perfectly, but in different ways.

 

Taylored Expressions Reindeer Pops

To create the pop holders, I die-cut all pieces from Toffee, Mocha, Sugar Cube and Oreo card stock. I assembled each face, using an R01 Copic marker to lightly color the inside pieces of the ears.

To secure the pop, I die-cut a second large face base, sandwiched the pop in between the layers and applied double-sided tape to adhere the layers together.

Taylored Expressions Reindeer Pops (close-up with EOS lip balm)

To insert the EOS lip balm, I simply sandwiched the reindeer between the top and bottom of the container.  So simple and so cute!  :)

Next, I colored one of TE’s  new {Frame-Worthy} Christmas panels.

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The package includes one each of four different designs printed onto Sugar Cube card stock (which is Copic compatible) and trimmed to 8″ x 10″ for use in a standard frame.

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After coloring with Copics, I used Copic Opaque White to add tiny dots of bright white to the ornaments.

 

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow at release time with two final samples. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Preview – You are the Happy to my Holiday

Hi everyone! I’ve been (im)patiently awaiting the time to share Stamping Bella‘s upcoming October 10 release. I had SO much fun creating…with everything!  All the things!  :)

For today, I created a shaker card using new Little Bits Figure Skaters. It is such fun to create scenes with the Little Bits. :)

Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters

The cute bear is from Little Bits Skating Quartet and the tiny gift is part of a set to be previewed on Saturday. The sentiment is one of many in new Holiday Sentiments set.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, G05, G09, R29, R59, R89, RV32

Inside my shaker, I placed super sparkly Diamonds and snowball-like Matte Pearlies from Queen & Company.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today so see more samples and additional previews. While there, leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Stamping Bella Shop!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Supplies: Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters, Little Bits Winter Quartet, Little Bits Santa’s Gifts, Holiday Sentiments  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Oval Stacklets, Stitched Frames 1  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Red Pepper; X-Press It Blending Card; Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus  Other: Copic markers, Queen & Company Diamonds and Matte Pearlies, ribbon, foam tape, acetate.

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – A Flurry of Winter Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share two more samples of Taylored Expressions‘ upcoming October 5 release. Do you have a favorite so far? If so, I’m curious to know.  :)

My first card uses beautiful Winter White stamp set with Snowed in Sayings. Winter White is definitely one of my favorites from this release.  The snowflakes are just so beautiful.

Taylored Expressions - Winter White

I first stamped the snowflakes onto Arches 140 lb. coldpress watercolor paper using Sugar Cube pigment ink.  I white embossed then loosely watercolored over the snowflakes using Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac Distress inks. It’s such a pretty color combo, I think.

Taylored Expressions - Winter White (close-up)

Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

Once the watercoloring was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and rounded the corners. I adhered foam tape to the back then adhered to a Sprinkles card base.

As a finishing touch, I decided to adhere a super sparkly Swarovski crystal to each snowflake center.


My next card uses new Big Blooms Poinsettia with Peace Script.

Taylored Expressions - Big Blooms Poinsettia

The poinsettia was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers.  I die-cut Peace from new Gold Foil card stock (which is LOVELY) and adhered that to a block of vellum.

Taylored Expressions - Big Blooms Poinsettia (close-up)

Copic markers – R24, R29, R89, Y17, YR14

I strategically placed tiny dots of Multi Medium Matte to inconspicuously adhere the vellum over the colored image, then layered that over gold foil. I tied the gold twine (which also helps to hold the vellum in place) then adhered all to my card base.Stamped envelope detail

To quickly and easily dress up a coordinating envelope, I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink to stamp a poinsettia border from new Merry Mail 2.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Merry Mail 1 andMerry Mail 2 stamp sets! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 34 Crafty Points EACH on the purchase of our Merry Mail 1 and Merry Mail 2 stamp sets!

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Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, October 5, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site: www.tayloredexpressions.com.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Taylored Expressions October Release Previews – Spread Christmas Cheer

Hi everyone! It’s the first day of Taylored Expressions‘ October 5 release previews, and time to begin crafting for the holidays! I can’t believe Christmas is less than three months away.

I have two samples to share today. First, I used new Santa & Friends stamps and dies with new Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Taylored Expressions Santa & Friends

In the Santa & Friends set are three characters, each with separate heads and bodies so they are interchangable, and the heads are easily popped up on these super cool Mini Wobble Springs, also available on October 5th.

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Simply peel away the release tape from each side and adhere where desired. Your image (or partial image) is instantly popped up and wiggling. So cute.

Taylored Expressions Santa & Friends (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, E00, E00, E11, E31, E35, G07, R01, R83, R85, R29, R59, RV32, Y21, YG03

Behind my elf and Christmas Tree Stacklet, I placed a panel of embossed Lots of Dots and added a strip of Playful Patterns-Holiday stripes. The tree was decorated with metallic gold twine and enamel shapes.

Next I used new If Snowmen Could Talk stamp set.

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The set includes a faceless snowman along with eight expressions, mittens, seven sentiments and coordinating dies.

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I surrounded my snowman with Build a Scene Rolling (snow) Hills and Little Bits Snowflake Confetti with Salt Water Taffy enamel shape centers.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s question for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

I’ll be back tomorrow at release time with two final samples. Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

You Brighten My Day (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Just popping in to share a quick and easy card I created using Paper SmoochesDinky Doodles 2 and Inchies dies. :)

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles and Inchies dies

I stamped the little lightbulbs onto the tags as if they were hanging from their sockets. Before adhering/tying the tags, I sponged a bit of blue, pink and yellow ink behind each.

Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles and Inchies dies (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, BG15, R83, R85, Y13, Y15

The cute sentiment is from We Totally Click stamp set.   Also, be sure to check out Paper Smooches’ latest releases HERE. Time for the holiday! (haha)

Pretty pink striped paper is from Queen & Company‘s Stripes paper pad.  Q&C has wonderful patterned paper. (My fave basics are Stripes and Dots and my fave “fancy” patterns are Flirty Florals ♥ and Fruit.

Thanks for stopping in today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 2, We Totally Click   Dies: Paper Smooches Inchie Tags  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo, Cookie Monster, Lollipop, Lemon Meringue  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube;  X-Press It Blending Card , Queen & Company Stripes  Other: Copic markers, Kool Tak clear foam squares, string

Creating a Layered Background with Stencil Sheets

Hello everyone. I’ve had the flu this week and although I am still coughing (a lot), I feel much better and decided to get back into my stamp room for some inky fun.

DIY Background with dies and stencil sheets

Earlier in the month, I created a simple stenciled background using a large background die and stencil sheet. Today I decided to return to the stencil sheets, this time creating the stencil with three leaf dies… and lots of ink layering.

X-Press It Stencil Sheets

One of the great things about X-Press It Stencil Sheets is that they are backed with a low tack adhesive that sticks firmly to card stock yet lifts away easily with no residue left behind. If the sheet is cut larger or wider than the card stock, the adhesive also holds the work surface in place, making ink application so much easier.

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I first die-cut leaves from the stencil sheet. I cut six which required two passes through my die-cutting machine. I found it easiest to remove the die-cut shapes before sending the piece through the machine again for the additional cuts.

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I blended Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry distress inks onto white card stock, leaving some white peeking through.

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I removed the backing* from the stencil sheet, adhered the sheet over my card stock and inked the leaf openings using Frayed Burlap distress ink. (*Save the backing as the stencil sheet can be reapplied and saved for later use!)

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I lifted then rotated the stencil sheet, reapplied and inked again using the distress inks.

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As I repeated the process, the stencil sheet did not stretch at all. (It’s fabulous!)

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Once I was satisfied with the coverage, I wiped the ink from the stencil sheet using a baby wipe then re-adhered the sheet to the release paper, saving for later use.

Note: Stepout photos were taken in a location different from that of the final photo so colors appear a bit darker.

DIY Background with dies and stencil sheets (close-up)

Before assembling my card, I dripped water across the panel, allowed the drops to dry then added some dots of Glossy Accents diagonally above and below the sentiment.

I may add some more doo-dads to my card, I’m not sure. I feel it may need something more…but I don’t want to cover too much of the background. What do you think?

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing  Dies: Simon Says Stamp Wishing; Paper Smooches Large Leaves Ink: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube; Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Rapsberry, Frayed Burlap Distress  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Mocha  Other: X-Press It Stencil Sheets, blending tool, white embossing powder, corner rounder, foam tape.