A Quick and Easy Gift Card Holder/Tag

Hi everyone! I realized the other day that I had not shared this earlier. Taylored Expressions has quite a few Roly Poly dies that work perfectly with the Tag Pocket to create quick and easy gift card holders. For the holiday season, I used Roly Poly Reindeer. Santa, Snowman and Penguin would also work great for this time of year!

Holiday-Tag-500

Instead of using a die-cut circle for the body or base shape, I simply used the tag.

I stitched a few 6mm jingle bells to the collar before adhering with double sided tape, then popped up the nose on a piece of foam tape.  S-u-p-e-r easy.

Holiday-Tag-CU

I think it would be fun to also move the pupils to create different expressions. Looking up, looking down, left, right, crossed.  :)

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

1amichele siggy

More Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

Hi there ! Today I have a couple of cards to share using product from Queen & Company’s *amazing* Black Friday sale! The sale goes on, and seriously, the deals are incredible!

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

On my first card, I used the Circle Foam Front kit which is part of the Black Friday Foam Front Card Bundle. I also used its coordinating Circle Designer die. The sentiment is from Black Friday Word Dies 1.  Word Dies 1 and Word Dies 2 each contain six to seven words or phrases, perfect for everyday occasions.

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

The flowers, which I love, are part of the Black Friday Binder. The binder is available in seven colors and each contains eight colors of rhinestones, rhinestone flowers,  buttons, pearls and envelope organizers. It is an amazing deal!

Inside the circle, I placed yellow and green sequins as well as yellow donuts.

Supplies: Circle Foam Front Kit (Foam Front Card Bundle), Circle Designer Die, Words 1, Black Friday Binder, Sequins, Donuts, Dots Paper Pad, Stripes Paper Pad, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

Next, I used the Candles Shaker Card kit.  Inside I placed Diamonds, Donuts and one of my all-time favorite toppings – Posies.

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

The word “friend” is another sentiment die from Black Friday Word Dies 1.

Supplies:  Candles Shaker Card kit, Black Friday Word Dies 1, Diamonds, Donuts, Posies, Stripes Paper Pad, Flirty Florals Paper Pad, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

I hope you’ll stop by the Black Friday Sale today! The deals really are incredible (while they last!!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Let’s Chill (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! It’s been unusually warm here the last couple of days but I’m crossing my fingers winter will arrive soon. (I’d like at least a little snow this year.)

Today I’m sharing a quick card I created using Paper Smooches‘ new Snowman Card dies. It’s such a cute set.

Lets-Chill-500

My card came together very quickly. No stamping, no clean-up.  :)

Lets-Chill-CU

The Let’s Chill die is new too.

You can find all of Paper Smooches’ latest release HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

With Love and a Mega Stamping Bella Sale!

Hi everyone! It’s finally time! The new Stamping Bella release is NOW available for purchase! You can find all new stamps and dies HERE.  But wait, there’s more!

Release Sale

As a thank you to our customers for such an amazing 2017, Emily is having a STOREWIDE sale. Yes, 25% off, even on the new release! AND sale items too! Amazing, right? Be sure to enter code thankyou2017 (case sensitive) at checkout.  :) Sale lasts through the weekend, in stock items only.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on more Christmas cards.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Tina Trims the Tree

Today I used Uptown Girl Tina Trims the Tree with a sentiment from Holiday Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Tina Trims the Tree (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E33, E35, E37, G46, G94, G99, R01, R29, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR23, YR24

Once colored with markers, I adhered some gold rhinestones to the tree and added the gold twine “banner.”

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Have fun shopping:)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Snapshot Minis

Hi everyone!  It’s the last day of previews from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming release. TOMORROW all the fun images and dies you’ve seen featured over the last five days will be available for purchase!

Today I’ve used new Snapshot Minis (*love*), Corkboard Backdrop and Washi set.

Stamping Bella Snapshot Minis, Corkboard Backdrop and Washi Set

The Snapshot Minis are so very cute. They can be mixed and matched, used alone or together.

Stamping Bella Snapshot Minis, Corkboard Backdrop and Washi Set (close-up)

Copic markers – B16, B18, B24, BG11, BG13, E00, E01, E07, E09, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, N9, R24, R29, R59, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR23, 110

The Corkboard Backdrop comes with several little notes too. So fun! The sentiment I used is from Snapshots I Heart You (which is my fave). 

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews. It’s also the last day to leave a comment on each of the preview posts on the Stamping Bella blog for your chance to win a $25 shopping spree in the Stamping Bella shop.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Previews – Day 4

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Stamping Bella previews so far! I certainly had a lot of fun creating samples! I have three to share today and one more tomorrow. Then all new images and dies will be available for purchase on Monday, December 4.  :)

First I’ve used new Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon

I love the shape of the ribbon. It’s perfect for sending any sort of heartfelt thoughts.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YR04, YR12, YR15, YR18; Copic Opaque White

After coloring with Copic markers, I added dots to Raven’s dress using Copic’s Opaque White and a toothpick.

Stamping Bella Box of Chocolate Chicks

Next, I used Box of Chocolate Chicks. They’re packed in quite tightly! :)

Stamping Bella Box of Chocolate Chicks (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, E31, E33, R01, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y17, Y21, Y38, YR04, YR18, YR31; Copic Opaque White

The box top and bottom with chicks are two separate images. After stamping/coloring, I cut out each then layered with the chicks piece popped up on foam tape. And again, I used Opaque White to add the dots.

Stamping Bella Valentine Chicks

Lastly, I used Valentine Chicks.  Cute. As. Can. Be.  ♥  I especially like the one with the flowers.  :)

Stamping Bella Valentine Chicks (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), C00, C1, C2, E31, E33, E50, R24, R29, R39, R81, R83, R85, R89, RV32, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG06, YR04, YR18, YR31

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today to see more previews. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each preview post there on the SB blog for the chance to win a $25 shopping spree in the SB shop!

Thanks so much for visiting!  :)

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Snapshots, Gnomes and Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming December 4 release. I’m sharing two new Snapshots, gnomes and a card using the December Stamp of the Month.  :)

First I used Snapshots-I Have a Secret.  The Snapshots images all include a surrounding Polaroid frame but I eliminated it in my first card.

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Have a Secret

I colored with markers then die-cut with a stitched square die.

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Have a Secret

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E31, E35, E37, E49, E59, G09, G14, R01, Y21, YG17, YR23; 0.1 Wine Multiliner

After coloring, I added a few freckles to the girl on the right using a 0.1 Wine Copic Multiliner.

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Next, I used Snapshots-I Heart You. I also accidentally used the sentiment that comes with I Have a Secret. Oops.  The I Heart You sentiment reads “A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.” I love that.  And wish I had used it. Next time for sure.

Stamping Bella Snapshots I Heart You

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G05, R01, R59, R83, R85, V93, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09

After coloring with markers, I added a couple of new Washi Set “tapes.”

Stamping Bella Smoochie Gnomes

Meet Smoochie Gnomes.  Oh my gosh, I love them. :)  And the sentiment – happy smoochie day….♥ ♥ ♥

Stamping Bella Smoochie Gnomes

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E31, E35, E37, E47, W00, W1, W2, W3, Y21, YR23

Aren’t they adorable?

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog to see more previews. And don’t forget to leave a comment on each preview post there on the SB blog for the chance to win a $25 shopping spree in the SB shop!

Stamping Bella Christmas Tug of War

Lastly, I have a sample using the December Stamp of the Month, Christmas Tug of War.

Stamping Bella Christmas Tug of War

Copic markers – BG0000, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E41, E42, G05, G09, R00, R81, R83, R85, W00, W1, YG03, YG06, YG09

The image and sentiment are 20% off through 12/31/17.

Next week’s challenge is to create using this {Mojo}Bella sketch as inspiration:

Dec 8

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.)

I will be back tomorrow with more release previews. Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella – More Uptown Zodiac Girl Previews

Hi everyone! I’m back today with two more samples from Stamping Bella‘s upcoming December 4 release.  Yesterday six of the new Uptown Zodiac Girls were featured on the Stamping Bella blog. Today you can see the remaining six. I’ve used two here today. I actually looked up color palettes that might correspond with each Zodiac sign. They do exist! (I had no idea.)

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Sagittarius

First is Sagittarius. She reminds me of Katniss Everdeen.  :)

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Sagittarius (close-up)

Copic markers – B16, B18, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, W00, W1, W2, Y21

After coloring with markers, I added a row of die-cut arrows for a quick and easy border.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Capricorn

Next is Capricorn. I colored her simply and used thin strips of scrap patterned paper to add bits of color and interest.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Capricorn (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E07, E08, E09, E11, E31, E35, W00, W1, W2, Y21

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog to see four more Zodiac Girls previewed today. Also, leave a comment there on the Stamping Bella blog for your chance to win a prize!

I’ll be back tomorrow with three more previews and the December Stamp of the Month. Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella December Release Previews – Uptown Zodiac Girls

** PAPER SMOOCHES RELEASE HOP IS HERE**

Hi everyone! It’s time to begin December release previews with Stamping Bella!  We have all kinds of wonderful images this month, including a new set of Uptown Zodiac Girls. We also have two AMAZING new team members, which is super exciting. (You might read about them on the Stamping Bella Blog.)

Today I have a sample using Uptown Zodiac Cancer.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Cancer

I love her dress.  And the crab.  I love crabs.  Well, I love to eat crabs. That’s probably not the same thing.  Haha.  Anyway…she’s really cute.  :)

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girl - Cancer (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, R24, R29, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89, W00, W1, W2, Y21

I colored with markers (numbers noted above) then added lots of shimmer and shine to the dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

To create the design along the right side, I die-cut two Deco Edges, one red, one white. I slipped half of the white one beneath the stamped panel then cut the red Deco Edge in half and aligned the circles.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog to see five more Zodiac Girls previewed today. (I’ll be back tomorrow with two more.) Be sure to leave a comment there on the Stamping Bella blog for your chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches December Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2017 release!  TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on November 30th. 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, December 3rd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 4th, 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.

Today I’ve used new Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set.

Paper Smooches Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set

After applying a bit of watercolor, I adhered the die-cut wine bottle, added a label with a row of Hearts, then added the double layer bow. The tiny cork was die-cut from X-Press It Cork tape. Perfect.  :) 

Paper Smooches Wine dies, Ribbon dies and All Year Cheer stamp set (close-up)

I *love* the font in All Year Cheer. It’s so pretty. The set includes many “happy” sentiments for all sorts of occasions. 

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

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy