Bella, Bella, Bella

In my last post, I showed off some of Bella Blvd’s new paper collection. (check it out here.)

Here are a few more creations:

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I love this leaf paper … and I adore the feather dies from Spellbinders. (I keep looking for ways to use feathers!)
This is a simple card. I cut a piece of the leaves cardstock to create the front panel, leaving about a half inch on the top. I scored the top, then attached it to a plain white base to make a vertical card.

I tied a piece of hemp (Hemptique) around it (twice) and attached the feathers using various adhesives, including a dimensional dot.
I cut “Thanksgiving” from another paper in the set and attached it. However, I SHOULD have layered the word on another piece of paper to make it pop. Right now it fades into the background. (I debated pulling it off and redoing it, but figured I’d just mess it up!)
Oh, I edged the front with Distress Ink Vintage Photo brown.

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This, too, was fast and easy — I cut a piece of the paper a bit smaller than the front of my folded A2 white card, edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and adhered it. If I had a sewing machine, I would have stitched around it. Wouldn’t that be cute? Added the sticker and poof — it’s a card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Fabulous Finds — Bella Blvd Beauties

Been havin’ fun this week with some new papers from Bella Blvd.

I love the bright, happy colors of the collection, which includes Tiny Tots, Hello Autumn, Halloween Magic and Christmas Cheer.

Here are two from Tiny Tots:



And two quick cards (I do more card making than scrapbooking!)

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I cut two of the papers to fit this card front and covered the seam with a piece of ribbon from Maya Road. Sending Smiles (Hero Arts) was stamped in Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe brown ink on a scrap, cut and edged with Distress Vintage Photo. It was mounted on foam squares. Yellow Kaisercraft pearls were added.

Another fast and easy card:

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First, I stamped Hero Arts‘ Dots and Stripes border using Close To My Heart Cranberry ink. Then I cut the bottom piece  from this card stock:


… and covered the seam with a border from the set. 

Stay tuned for some fun Halloween and Christmas treats!

Random Tuesday & Geometrics

A while back I got the What’s Your Type set from Stampin’ Up!, which features cool geometric shapes. I immediately played, of course, but just made random backgrounds. And they sat. And they sat. FINALLY I put them to use.

Here’s how they started:

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And how two ended up:

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(Newspaper Owl D5562 by Hero Arts, stamped in various inks; card stock by Stampin’ Up!)

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(Happy Face from old Stampin’ Up! Kid Card set; star sequins by Sulyn, attached with Glue Dots Minis, just the right size.) Here’s a close up:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Fabulous Finds Friday — Dog-gone it!

Our pets so easily become part of our family! Which is one reason why I love this Hot Diggity Dog set from Stampin’ Up!

Besides the cute sayings (“never underestimate the warmth of a cold nose” or “pugs & kisses”) what I REALLY love is the sympathy sentiment, “no greater companion, no better friend. so sorry for your loss.” How often I’ve needed a card to express that loss.

Here are two simple, fast and easy cards I made using the set:

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I stamped the body on a square, then stamped and black embossed the head, cut it out and attached with a small foam square. The textured blue background was run through one of my new favorite embossing folders, Fabric Weave, from Spellbinders’ Celebra’tions Collection. I then decided I wanted a little something extra, so ran the piece through the Celebra’tions pierced rectangle die. (Ooops! I should have done this BEFORE I dry embossed, as I lost a bit of the nice texture.) Papers from Stampin’ Up!.

The next one is pretty straight forward:
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Stamping, embossing, etc.

Thanks for coming by … and do check out the dog and cat sets from Stampin’ Up!.