I’m so Thankful for You (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Stamping Bella. This week we were to create using any image from the latest release.

Stamping Bella Tumbleblossom Cluster

I chose pretty Tumbleblossom Cluster from the Danielle Donaldson Collection. I  stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card after masking the center portion.  I colored with Copic markers then stitched a border around the rectangle. I then stamped the left half of the image a second time onto scrap Blending Card, colored and cut out a few of the flowers which I extended over the rectangle border and popped up on foam squares.

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Stamping Bella Tumbleblossom Cluster (close-up)

Copic markers – B21, B23, B41, G21, G24, G28, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y00, Y11, YR20

In the center I used a partial Fall Sentiment with a tiny generic “for you” stamp embossed in white on black card stock. The finished piece was trimmed to fit on a block of black card stock then adhered to a white card base.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use any current Stamping Bella image. (No restrictions.) If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Personalized Father’s Day Card

Today I’m sharing another Father’s Day card I created using a mix of old and new product from Paper Smooches.

I created this card specifically for my mom’s husband. I suppose he is technically referred to as my “stepfather.” But that sounds so distant and impersonal. He is such a caring man, always thinking of others. He really is special.

He’s a part-time tutor for college students so I chose to use the pen from We Totally Click. He’s big tea drinker so I used the cup from Daddy Yo 2 and Daddy Yo Icons dies with a tiny Inchies tag displaying a Tiny Heart. And he wears a hat similar to the one I created using Man Hat dies. I think he’ll love it.  The sentiment is also from Daddy Yo 2. I snipped “Happy” away from the rest of the sentiment for easy use. (It can just as easily be realigned with the remaining piece should I want to use it as one long sentiment.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy


Foam and Foil Fun (queen & company)

Hello! Today I’m using some fun products from one of Queen & Company‘s latest releases — sentiment stackers and foundaton dies, fun foam, foil and flowers. A comprehensive list of all products used can be found at the bottom of this post.

This quick and easy birthday card was creating using Foundation Dies 2, Sentiment Stackers 1 and 2, pink glitter foam and Candy Land 6×6 patterned paper.

The glitter foam comes in a pack of seven sheets in rainbow colors. So sparkly!  I die-cut Celebrate from white foam and layered atop the glitter foam for added dimension.  So easy!

For this card, I adhered a block of foil to white cardstock then die-cut using “thanks” from Special Word Dies 2 and “friend” from Special Word Dies 1.

Orange Daisy Flowers were adhered using Sheer Glue with a sprinkling of orange and yellow Jelly Gems adhered in the centers. All pieces were adhered to a block of my favorite Simple Stripes 6×6 patterned paper.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  🙂

1amichele siggy


Happy Birthday to You (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! Before I forget… BIG SALE IN THE BELLA STORE! All weekend (through Monday) EVERYTHING (ALL the things) are 20% off.  Just use this code at checkout:  MEMDAY19.

This week the Stamping Bella challenge was to create using an inspiration photo.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Tiny Dancers

I chose Tiny Townies Tiny Dancers (with a sentiment from Sanford the Birthday Boy Stuffie).  Here’s the inpiration photo:

Some of my colors are a bit darker, but that’s why it’s called an “inspiration” photo. No hard rules, really.  🙂

Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Tiny Dancers (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG23, BG34, BG70, C00, C1, C2, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E29, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E42, E59, E79, R00, R01, R20, R21, R22, R24, V01, V12, V15, V17, Y21, YR21, YR23, YR27, YR31; Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter marker

The image was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card then colored with Copic markers. I used a Kirarina Wink White Pearl glitter marker to add the white dots to the purple tutu.

Also this week, I posted the two cards below on Instagram.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E47, G24, R01, R20, RV66, RV69, V01, V12, Y21

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Violet with sentiment from Sammy is Sweet. Tiny hearts are from Taylored Expressions’ Skinny Mini Valentine Borders. I also used X-Press It foam squares and adhesive.

Stamping Bella Edna Loves to Sweep

Copic markers – C2, C4, C5, C6, C7, 100, E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E18, E21, RV66, V01, V12

Edna Loves to Sweep, X-Press It foam squares and adhesive. And I used a brad!  lol.  (I only have about 500 more…)

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the latest release.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Father’s Day x 2 (paper smooches)

Hello everyone! It’s time to get cranking on Father’s Day cards. I have two fun samples below using product from Paper Smooches latest release.

New Dress Shirt Dies are great for creating a super quick masculine card. I used Simple Stripes patterned paper from Queen & Company to mimic a pinstripe dress shirt. And how about those tiny pens? So cute.

I used DAD from new Dude Dies and You’re the Best from Dude Sampler.  To add a bit of dimension, I placed foam squares beneath the pocket and each front corner of the collar.

Next, I created a collage of Father’s Day appropriate words and phrases using Dude Sampler and Daddy Yo 2.

My MISTI is immensely helpful in aligning and ensuring solidly stamped impressions. That tool has been a real game changer for me.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy


Straight Up Floral with a Fairy on Top

Hello everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is using images from the Florals category.  There are several, all lovely. (You may recall that Daisy Floral Set from this same category is 25% off through May 31st.)

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fairy and Straight Up Floral set

I chose to use Straight Up Floral with a Little Bits Fairy and Dragon Sentiment.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Fairy and Straight Up Floral set (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, C00, C1, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, G24, G28, N5, N7, N9, 100, RV17, RV66, RV69, RV99

I first stamped the fairy onto X-Press It Blending Card, masked her with a Post It Note then stamped the flowers, first the one on the right, then the center, then the left. I colored with Copic markers then added the white embossed sentiment.

Stamping Bella Call Me Teeny Tiny Townie

Copic markers – BG13, BG15, BG18, BG32, C00, C1, C2, E00, E11, E21, E71, E77, E79; Kirarina Wink Teal

Also this week, I posted the above card on Instagram using Call Me Teeny Tiny Townie.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use the photo below as inspiration:

If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

Shaker Garden of Baby Peonies

Hello everyone! Today I have a fun card to share combining a cute Stamping Bella image with the fun of Queen & Company‘s shaker elements.

Stamping Bella Peony Baby in a Pot

I used super-sweet Baby Peony in a Pot (and coordinating die) with a sentiment from Mail Chick. After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I die-cut each image then layered atop the shaker.

Stamping Bella Peony Baby in a Pot (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, G21, G24, G28, R20, RV66, V01, V12

Unfortunately, the foam shaker kit, Lines, is not currently available. But inside, I placed Rubble (shaker topping), then used Simple Stripes paper over top. I cut a small slit in each pot to insert the sliver of black card stock (as a sign stick), assembled the signs and inserted each pot behind the stripes. To add a bit of dimension, the sentiment strips were each adhered using Kool Tak clear foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

birthday hugs (stamping bella)

Hello everyone! This week the Stamping Bella team is using vintage images, otherwise known as “anything not from the latest release.” (If you’d like to see the latest release, you can do so HERE.)

Stamping Bella Ava Loves to Celebrate

I chose Ava Loves to Celebrate with a sentiment from Birthday Sentiment set.

Stamping Bella Ava Loves to Celebrate (close-up)

Copic markers – E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, G21, G24, G28, RV95, RV99, V91, V93, Y21

After stamping her onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloring with Copic markers, I carefully cut her out and adhered her over a few Skinny Mini Birthday Borders from Taylored Expressions. I also used my favorite Simple Stripes patterned paper from Queen & Company.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Sage Loves Science

Copic markers – BG70, C00, C2, C3, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E30, E31, E35, E37, E47, R29, R39, R89, Y12, Y21, YG05, YG09, YG11, YR23

Also this week, I posted the above card using Sage Loves Science onto Instragram. I created a simple watercolor background and adhered a scrap of Simple Stripes paper along the side.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use an image from the Florals category. This is the same group which includes the May Stamp of the Month, Daisy Floral Set which is 25% off through May 31st.  If you’d like, email your card to [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥

Paper Smooches May Release Blog Hop

Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2019 release!  THREE new stamp sets and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 a.m. Central time zone on May 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here.

PRIZE ALERT: To add extra fun to our blog hop we are giving away FOUR $30 gift codes to use at the PS online store.  (Details below.)

Paper Smooches Sportsball and Sportsball Icons dies

I used new Sportsball stamp set with Sportsball Icons dies, perfect for any sports fanatics you may know! My husband and I both are huge hockey fans so of course I gravitated immediately toward the hockey stick and puck. (Too bad my beloved Washington Capitals lost in the first round of playoffs. It was heartbreaking.  But…there’s always next year!)

Paper Smooches Sportsball and Sportsball Icons dies (close-up)

I used the hockey stick die to die-cut two black sticks, flipping one over so I’d have one facing each direction. I added thin strips of red, white and blue to the top and white to the bottom to mimic tape. I’m saving this card for my husband’s birthday. I think he’ll like it.  🙂

Here are the PRIZE details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below.  You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning. 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on May 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on May 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

 

Paper Smooches blog

Audrey Tokach (Guest)

Kelly Booth (Guest)

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer <–You are here

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do!   https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop. (Follow PS on Twitter  at https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

In doing some or all of the above, you will have up to four extra chances to win on each blog.

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Thanks so very much for joining us!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella’s May Stamp of the Month

Today the Stamping Bella team is featuring the May Stamp of the Month, Daisy Floral Set. I adore this little fairy hanging onto the stem. So cute.  🙂   Daisy Floral Set and the coordinating set of dies are 25% off through May 31st.Stamping Bella Daisy Flower Set All images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. To extend the length of the die-cut flower stem, I simply stamped the bottom portion of the stem a second time, colored and die-cut. By tucking the cut ends beneath the sentiment strip (adhered with my Tiny Attacher), the stem looks longer than it actually is.

Stamping Bella Daisy Floral Set (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG11, BG70, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, E47, G21, G24, G29, RV66, RV99, V01, V12, YR23

This is the first time I’ve used the combination of V01 with V12. It creates a lovely blend. I used RV66 and RV99 to create a bit of deeper shadow. Queen & Company‘s Delightful Dots patterned paper is a perfect match.

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 [email protected] 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

Affiliate links are provided where appropriate at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting Paper Cuts! ♥