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Stamping Bella Holiday SNEAK PEEK DAY 3- AND A CHANCE TO WIN!

Hiya sistahs!  Welcome to DAY 3 of our RELEASE-A-PALOOZA!at Stamping Bella.

Our release date is SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD where all of the images and their corresponding “CUT IT OUT” DIES.. will be available for purchase and ready to ship!  We gots HALLOWEEN.. we gots CHRISTMAS… we gots FALL… and we gots WINTER themed images.  I am SURE you will not be disappointed!

All of our web images were hand Copic coloured by our ELAINEABELLA aka. MARKERGEEK, and all of our amazing samples were made by our talented Design Team.  Don’t forget, when you purchase an image, you get a FREE COLORMAP made by Elaineabella which shows you the Copic  colours she used and where she used them.  If you don’t use Copics, you will still get amazing FREE inspiration on her colour palette used and you can use any medium to colour up the images!  PLUS she has also created colouring videos for each of the images, which you will find in the post below or on her YouTube channel (subscribe over there for regular Stamping Bella videos)! Thank you Elaineabella!

Today I have 4 more AMAZING images to share… READY FREDDY?  Here we goooo!

Meet CHRISTMAS TUG OF WAR.. I just love this sweet Kitty cat and doggie.. they are DEELISH!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Christmas TUG OF WAR

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Christmas TUG OF WAR

And Sandiebella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Christmas TUG OF WAR

And Kerribella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Christmas TUG OF WAR

Here’s DANAbella’s card

christmasTUGOFWARDANA

and the inside

christmastugofwarDANAINSIDE

LOVE!!!

What’s a release without an EDNA you ask?  It’s NOT a release! LOL.. meet EDNA under the MISTLETOE.. with her divine legs.. and puckered lips.. she’s so uninhibited and shameless LOL.  I need to be more like EDNA.. and her sentiment?  I can’t even…

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Edna under the Mistletoe

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

FAYE-WJ-abella used Edna under the misteltoe on this card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Edna under the Mistletoe

Here’s Shelabella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Edna under the Mistletoe

and here’s Stephabella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Edna under the Mistletoe

and Sandiebella‘s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -Edna under the Mistletoe

and the inside!

ednaSANDIEINSIDE

Do we adore Edna or what?  I know I do!

Next we have UPTOWN GIRL KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN. what’s a release without an Uptownie?  hmmmm?  Isn’t she BOOtiful and faBOOlous?  get it?  I so funny.

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN

 

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Stephabella’s card.. look at the LEOPARD PRINT!  WHOAAAAAA!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN

And here’s Kerribella’s gorgeous card!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN

And our last sneak peek today is MEOWY CHRISTMAS.. I mean seriously.. I CAN’T and I don’t think you will either 🙂 this is a 10 stamp set.. yes 10 because I needed to make every single ribbon that exists in this image.. I loved them all! LOL.  Use one kitty.. use them all.. make a “ribbon” background… the world is your oyster 🙂  This set also comes with corresponding “CUT IT OUT” dies of course.. a set of 4!  LOVE these kitties do you?

meowychristmas

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Jennybella’s card

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -MEOWY CHRISTMAS

and here’s Kerribella’s card using Meowy Christmas!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 3 -MEOWY CHRISTMAS

SOOOOO????  Whatcha think???   Would love to hear!

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of these stamps and CUT IT OUT BUNDLES!

Release date is SEPTEMBER 3rd where you will be able to purchase!  Until then.. it’s you and me and a little bit of torture.

Over To You!

Remember, you can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Mwah to da sistahs who love our RELEASE-A-PALOOZA

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Stamping Bella HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEK day 2! And a CHANCE TO WIN!

Hiya sistahs!  Welcome to DAY 2 of our RELEASE-A-PALOOZA! at Stamping Bella. Clearly this word has stuck 🙂

Our release date is SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD where all of the images and their corresponding “CUT IT OUT” DIES.. will be available for purchase and ready to ship!  We gots HALLOWEEN.. we gots CHRISTMAS… we gots FALL… and we gots WINTER themed images.  I am SURE you will not be disappointed!

All of our web images were hand Copic coloured by our ELAINEABELLA aka. MARKERGEEK, and all of our amazing samples were made by our talented Design Team.  Don’t forget, when you purchase an image, you get a FREE COLORMAP made by Elaineabella which shows you the Copic  colours she used and where she used them.  If you don’t use Copics, you will still get amazing FREE inspiration on her colour palette used and you can use any medium to colour up the images!  PLUS she has also created colouring videos for each of the images, which you will find in the post below or on her YouTube channel (subscribe over there for regular Stamping Bella videos)! Thank you Elaineabella!

Today I have 4 more AMAZING images to share… READY?

Get a kleenex ready to capture the drool.. don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Stamping Bella 2016 Holiday Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Meet TINY TOWNIE CASEY has a CORNUCOPIA .

This is a great image to colour.. lots of spots.. lots of colours.. her Pilgrim hat? her BOUNTY? her SHOESIES?  I can’t.  And the sentiment of course.  My heart pours into these images and matching sentiments as you can see 🙂  I hope you love them as much as I do!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -TINY TOWNIE CASEY HAS A CORNUCOPIA

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Faye-WJ-abella’s card using Casey and her corresponding “CUT IT OUT” die!.. sigh…

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -TINY TOWNIE CASEY HAS A CORNUCOPIA

Here’s Elaineabella‘s card

caseyELaine

and here’s PAULABELLA’s card

caseyhasacornucopiaPAULA

what would a holiday release be without a BELLA 2.0?  HMMMM?

Meet CHRISTMASGIFTABELLA.. so graceful.. so pretty!  She is amazing for all your handmade Christmas tags and cards!  and of course she comes with her own “CUT IT OUT DIE” 😉

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -CHRISTMASGIFTABELLA

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Stephabella’s card using CHRISTMASGIFTabella and her “Cut it out Die”

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -CHRISTMASGIFTABELLA

here’s Paulineabella’s card

christmasgiftabellaPAULINE
and here’s KERRIbella’s card using ChristmasGIFTabella.. look at that fluffy tulle at the bottom of her skirt!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -CHRISTMASGIFTABELLA

and here’s PAULABELLA’s card

christmasGIFTABELLAPAULA

Next we have our ANNOYING chicks again LOL.. GINGERBREAD CHICKS!  They are VERY busy helping each other make gingerbread cookies.. One is a bit lazy just licking his lollipop.. the other one is eating the fruit of their efforts.. it actually seems like ONLY ONE CHICK is hard at work with the icing bag LOL.. This is a set of 4 stamps and 4 “CUT IT OUT” dies so you can use them individually or create a scene ! (the chicks LOVE creating a scene LOL)

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread CHICKS

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Meet our NEWEST addition to our BABEROONI team!  Jenny from Owl be Crafty was a guest on our WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH posts and now she is a Bella Babe!  Welcome Jenny to the team.. what a perfect time to showcase her talents!

Jenny used our GINGERBREAD chicks in this fun card!  this just shows that you can use these chicks for any occasion!  Christmas, birthday.. what a versatile set!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread CHICKS

Here’s Sandiebella’s card using GINGERBREAD CHICKS.. WOWZA

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread CHICKS

and DANABELLA’s card

gingerbreadchicksDANA

and of course.. what good are Gingerbread Chicks without a GINGERBREAD HOUSE??  look how whimsy this stamps is.. so cozy.. I kinda wanna move in there.. do you?

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread HOUSE

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Check out this gorgeous card by Stephabella!  I love the sentiment in the word bubble!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread HOUSE

Here’s Sandiebella’s card using GINGERBREAD HOUSE.. LOVE!

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE -SNEAK PEEK DAY 2 -Gingerbread HOUSE

SOOOOO???? are you loving the sneak peeks so far???   Would love to hear!

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of these stamps and CUT IT OUT BUNDLES!

Release date is SEPTEMBER 3rd where you will be able to purchase!  Until then.. it’s you and me and a little bit of torture.  This is purely selfish on my part.. I wanna have you ALL TO MYSELF.. without any disturbances LOL.. at least for a week.. then I will let you all go…..  until next release 😉

Over To You!

Remember, you can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Mwah to da sistahs who love our RELEASE-A-PALOOZA

Em

 

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Stamping Bella HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEK- DAY 1! and a CHANCE TO WIN!

Hiya sistahs,

Welcome to our first day of our “RELEASE-A-PALOOZA” at Stamping Bella.

Every release I get sick ‘kicks’ by torturing my SISTAHS with BEEYOOTIFUL images that no one can buy….. YET!  lol.  I know I am a very mean Bella.

Our release date is SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD where all of the images and their corresponding “CUT IT OUT” DIES.. will be available for purchase and ready to ship!  We gots HALLOWEEN, we gots CHRISTMAS, we gots FALL, and we gots WINTER themed images.  I am SURE you will not be disappointed!

All of our web images were hand Copic coloured by our ELAINEABELLA aka. MARKERGEEK, and all of our amazing samples were made by our talented Design Team.  Don’t forget, when you purchase an image, you get a FREE COLORMAP made by Elaineabella which shows you the Copic  colours she used and where she used them.  If you don’t use Copics, you will still get amazing FREE inspiration on her colour palette used and you can use any medium to colour up the images!  PLUS she has also created colouring videos for each of the images, which you will find in the post below or on her YouTube channel (subscribe over there for regular Stamping Bella videos)! Thank you Elaineabella!

Ok without further ADOOOOO….  let’s begin!

Stamping Bella 2016 Holiday Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

MEET Tiny Townie AUTUMN loves AUTUMN (yes it DOES take me hours to think up names LOL.  it actually really does.. hmph).. look at her dress… OMG you can do so many things with the leaves!  This excites me 🙂 and her hair… and her little shoesies…

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE SNEAK PEEK DAY 1-TINY TOWNIE AUTUMN LOVES AUTUMN

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here is Sandiebella’s TAG/CARD using Autumn

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE SNEAK PEEK DAY 1-TINY TOWNIE AUTUMN LOVES AUTUMN

Here’s Shelabella’s card using Autumn… SIGH

Stamping Bella HOLIDAY RELEASE SNEAK PEEK DAY 1-TINY TOWNIE AUTUMN LOVES AUTUMN

Meet CHICKADEER. these chicks are so0000000 naughty.  He doesn’t think we realize that he’s dressed up.  I am CONVINCED he sees himself as a reindeer LOL. I LOVE our chicks! To see our other CHICKS and their personalities you can get to know them all HERE

chickadeer

 

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here are some cards to inspire you !

Here’s Elaineabella’s card

chickadeerELAINE

Here’s Stephabella’s card

chickadeerSTEPHABELLA

and Danabella’s card

chickadeerDANA

BUT WAIT, there’s MORE!

Meet our very own CHRISTMAS BUG. I just love this image gives me the warm and fuzzies 🙂  and of course I think of HERBIE the amazing BUG don’t you??

christmasbugWEB

 

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Card Making Inspiration:

Here’s Sandiebella’s card using our CHRISTMAS BUG

ChristmasbugSANDIE

And Stephabella’s card

christmasbugSTEPHANIE

Aren’t these amazing?  Do we NOT have THE BEST DT EVAH?  Yup we sure do 🙂

Now for our last sneaky peeky!

Meet RUDOLPH, THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and the CHICKS.  Rudolph is a new character this season.. and you will be seeing a few more of him 🙂  He is so calm, so docile, so sweet.  you just wanna NUZZLE HIM, and then there are… the CHICKS! LOL. Again up to their usual shenanigans; trying to decorate his antlers, getting tangled, and of course irritating him.  But Rudolph says nothing.. he keeps calm and lets them do their thing LOL :).. and YES, my stamps ARE HUMAN. LOL

This is a 3 stamp/3 “CUT IT OUT” die set. The tangled chicklet you see on the left is his own stamp and die 🙂

rudolphthechristmaslightsandthechicks

 

Colouring Video:

Watch this image being coloured in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

 

Card Making Inspiration:

here’s PAULABELLA’s card

rudolphthechristmaslightsandthechicksPAULA

Here’s a card using Rudolph by our KERRIBELLA

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See you tomorrow 🙂

RELEASE DAY is SEPTEMBER 3rd and all of the images will be available for purchase on that day 🙂

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win one of these stamps and CUT IT OUT BUNDLES!

Over to You!

We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s SNEAK PEEKS!

Don’t forget, you can get in touch with us in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Happy Stamping!

MWAH

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It’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY! – a MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH!

Hiya sistahs!

I hope you are having a great week :).. We are very excited over here in Bellaland ready to start our HOLIDAY SNEAK PEEKS  tomorrow!!  So make sure you sign up for our newsletter to get all the up to date news!  We are releasing 26 images with corresponding dies.. I know… exciting right?  I know I am!  Our whole DT has been hard at work making cards and projects to feature these gorgeous images.. I hope you will love them as much as we do!

 

Release date is SEPTEMBER 3rd.

Just wanted to make it clear LOL

 

Now for this week’s Bellarific Friday we had an amazing MOJOBELLA sketch!

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Let’s see what our BABEROONIS came up with shall we?

Danabella used OWLIVER LOVES TO CELEBRATE

owliverdana

Faye-W-J-Abella used MARCHING CHICK

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

Kerribella used IRON CHEF CHICKS

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

MichelAbella used SUPERBELLA

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

Sandiebella used Tiny Townie PENELOPE has a PENCIL

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

Stephabella used TINY TOWNIE BIRTHDAY PARTY  “CUT IT DIE” and RUBBER STAMP BUNDLE

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

*SIGH*…. love….

Check out our INLINKZ contributahs at the bottom of THIS POST

and for our email contributahs!

Maria used I’LL ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK STUFFIES

Bellarific Friday-MOJOBELLA CARD SKETCH CHALLENGE

and now for next week’s theme…

STITCH IT UP!  Add either real sewing or “faux” doodle stitches to your card… Can’t wait to see your creations!

MWAH!

 

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Design Team Thursday with SANDIEBELLA- How to make a GIFTBAG!

Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got another awesome step by step tutorial from Sandiebella.

This week Sandie is sharing instructions for a gorgeous GIFT BAG, perfect to dress up with Stamping Bella stamps like the one on Sandie’s sample. Full scoring instructions are provided, so you can create this without any fancy tools. For those of you with a Silhouette cutting machine, Sandie has generously provided the necessary files as a bonus download!

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!

Step by Step Gift Bag Instructions

Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Supplies
White card
Designer paper
Strong adhesive
Scoring board and bone folder
Embellishments of choice
How to:
Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 7.25″x 8″. Instructions are the same for BOTH pieces.
On the 8″ side, score at 1″ and 7″
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
On the 7.25″ side, score at 1.5″ and 6.5″. Then score at 0.75″ under the 1″ perpendicular score line. Bring the score down to 4.5″ as shown
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
 Remove the top and bottom pieces on the 0.75″ section, as marked here.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Cut on the 1.5″ score line, on the top and bottom, to the 1″ perpendicular line.
If desired, taper the ends of the 0.75″ tab.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Fold and crease all of the scorelines
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Apply a strong adhesive to the tab and adhere to the 2nd piece of card
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Apply adhesive to the 0.75″ tab on the 2nd piece and fold over to form a box.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Fold down the top tabs into the bag. You can use adhesive to secure them. Pinch inwards on the centre scoreline
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Cut 2 pieces of white card at 4.75″ x 5.75″ and 2 pieces of designer paper at 4.5″ x 5.5″
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Layer the patterned paper onto the white card
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Adhere the panels to the front and back of the box.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Take your coloured image and mat it onto a piece of white card leaving about 1/8″ border all around
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Stamp the sentiment on the image and adhere the image to the box. Embellish as desired with lace, ribbon, flowers, etc.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Once you are finished embellishing the box apply adhesive (1/4″ tape or wet glue) to one of the bottom tabs.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Fold in the 2 side tabs and then fold in the large tabs, the one with the adhesive last. Stand the bag up and use a long bone folder, or similar, to burnish well from the inside.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 0.75″ x 11″
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Apply adhesive to the bottom 1″. I used 1/2″ tape and put 2 pieces.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Adhere the handle to the inside of the box, down to the bottom of the 1″ fold. Repeat on the opposite side for the 2nd handle.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!
Twist the handle around and adhere the other end.
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And that’s it, the bag is completed and ready to give to that special someone.
Stamping Bella DT Thursday - Create a Beautiful Gift Bag with Sandiebella. Click through for full step by step instructions and a bonus download!

Free Silhouette Studio File Download

I have also designed a free Studio file for those of you with a Silhouette machine. You can download it from HERE

Over to you!

We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Sandiebella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Happy Stamping!

it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH JENNY!-

Hello Sistahs and Happy Wednesday! I’m a child of the 80’s and when I saw the stamp Uptown Girl FARRAH Loves FLASHDANCE I just knew I had to like totally have it!

Weekly Challenge-  SHAKER CARD and ZIG BRUSH MARKERS STAMPINGBELLA

I wanted to go totally 80’s with this card and to achieve the bright neon colors, I put aside my Copics and pulled out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I just love how saturated and bright they are even after adding some water to them. To make the card a little bit more fun, I decided to make a shaker window with bright neon sequins. The background paper is this fun iridescent paper that really catches the light. I’m sure I had some sort of outfit that had that texture on it back in the day! For details on what supplies I used and how I created this card, pop on over to my blog: www.owlbecrafty.blogspot.com

Before I go, I just have to share the inside of the card. That sentiment is just too perfect! Can’t wait to give this to one of girlfriends from grade school. It will be like totally perfect!

Weekly Challenge-  SHAKER CARD and ZIG BRUSH MARKERS STAMPINGBELLA

Hope you all have a great week and I’ll see you next Wednesday Sistahs!!

Jenny

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Spotlight On Tiny Townies Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella

Hey folks, Elaineabella here! It’s Tuesday again, so I’m back with my giant spotlight ready to shine it on some of my favourite stamps in the Stamping Bella collection. We have a fantastic range of images, old and new, and they all deserve a lot of love and attention! Hopefully today I can either inspire you to pull out some of the stamps in your collection and get them inked up, or to add some new to you stamps that you may have previously missed! Where possible I’ve also added links to useful content to help you colour and create with the stamps.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Spotlight On The Tiny Townies:

The Uptown Girls range has been a favourite at Stamping Bella for quite some time now, and those leggy lovelies have found their way into many stamp collections across the globe. In 2015 we introduced you to their little sisters – The Tiny Townies. I think it’s safe to say they found a place in all of our stamping hearts too! It’s no secret, I am a sucker for cute, so I absolutely love the Tiny Townies. I also have four young nieces so the Tiny Townies are definitely earning their place in my stamp collection. 😉

Let’s take a look at some of my favourites so far.

First up is Petunia Gets a PiggyBack:

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

This one puts a gorgeous little Tiny Townie with our lovely Petunia Pig from The Woodsies collection.  Such a fun image, and as usual Em put a lovely sentiment in the set with it. Use the image with the included sentiment for a great friendship card or a cute and sentimental card for a young relative. Or pair the image with another sentiment for a fun any occasion card or birthday card. You can see more of Petunia the Pig in my Spotlight On The Woodsies post!

Here’s a gorgeous card from Stephabella!

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Watch me colour Petunia gets a Piggy Back below or in HD over on YouTube.

Our adorable little bookworm Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer is definitely one of my personal favourites.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Simple reason – she reminds me of me! I’ve been a bookworm since I can remember. Substitute the cuddly monster for a dog and this could almost be a photo. 😉

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

The quote stamp on this card comes with our little bookworm’s big sister – Uptown Girl Rebecca Loves to Read.

I think Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream might be one of my favourite images to colour.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

It’s that giant cake. Love it. No. Wait. It’s the big ruffled skirt. It may also be those pigeon toes. Can’t resist.

Check out Fayeabella’s fabulous card. Love that all that yellow. So bright and happy!

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Watch me colour Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Also for a step by step guide to colouring those big puffy ruffled skirts, click through and check out my recent Marker Geek Monday post: Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring a Ruffled Skirt Step by Step and Colouring Video.

Feisty little Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero is another firm favourite.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

So cute and so determined. She’s going to take on the world, she’s going to succeed. Or she’s going to give her brother a super wedgie. Maybe both, not necessarily in that order.

Michelleabella made a fantastic card featuring little Hayley.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Next up, our festive Tiny Townie Jenny Feels Joyful!

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

I feel Christmassy just looking at her. Notice those Cool Chicks have managed to insert themselves into the picture again. There’s no shaking those guys. Seriously, they just fly right back. I say fly, I mean flap their little wings ineffectually and bump into things.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Love Michelleabella’s beautiful card.

Adorable little Tiny Townie Blossom loves Balloons is utterly squishable.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

That dress can be a fun challenge to colour if you want to add the folds and colour the pattern. Might have to include it in a Marker Geek Monday sometime soon!

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

If you want to see how I created the cloudy sky background for Blossom on this card, pop on over to my blog post for the step by step guide: Simple Cloudy Sky Background with Stamping Bella.

Finally, a particularly adorable stamp set – Tiny Townie Melissa Loves Movies.

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Yep. There they are again, all over the place. Can’t even watch a movie in peace. So cute though. Must be a scary movie, look at them all peeking from behind their wings. Well, I think one of the ones under the chair is actually hoovering up popcorn with his beak. Judging by the one under the chair with his face fully covered it HAS to be a horror movie, or an Adam Sandler flick. 😉

This one comes with the fab “best friend” sentiment as pictured, but I think it would make a fun card for anyone. It would be fantastic on a card for a young family member who loves movies – maybe with some tickets or a cinema gift card inside!

Spotlight On Tiny Townie Rubber Stamps at Stamping Bella. Click through to read the post for card making inspiration!

Love the way Paulabella coloured this one in her soft, cozy style. *happy sigh*

NOTE: Our fabulous Kerribella shared a helpful colouring tutorial in the last DT Thursday post, featuring another fantastic Tiny Townie – Sally Rides Her Snail. Click through to check it out: DT Thursday Colouring Skin Tones with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Of course the tutorial would apply to any character image, so give it a go with some of the other Tiny Townies!

Over To You!

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to add some Tiny Townies to your collection, or if you already have to get them stamped up!

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

Marker Geek Monday: Paper Choices for Coloured Pencil feat. Manly Chicks

Hey folks! Elaineabella here with another Marker Geek Monday post to kick off a week of colouring fun.

If you missed last week’s post you may want to click through and check it out – Marker Geek Monday: Give Your Cards the WOW Factor with a Galaxy Background. In the post I shared my step by step technique for colouring a night sky or galaxy effect background using Copic markers, along with a video that includes audio commentary. I also shared some card samples and suggestions for other images in the Stamping Bella range that would look amazing with a similar background.

Today I’m taking a break from my markers and sharing some inspiration and tips for working with coloured pencils. Because it is so important in the colouring process, I’m focusing on PAPER CHOICE.

Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos!

Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencil Work:

As with most mediums, when working with coloured pencils the paper you use will make a huge difference to the results you can achieve. Choose a paper suited to the medium you have chosen, and you will more than likely see an immediate difference in how well you are able to work with it.

If you usually colour with alcohol based markers like Copics and are now branching out into colouring with pencils, you will almost certainly want to choose a different paper to work with. The smooth papers that work so beautifully with markers are not ideal for pencil work, as they don’t have much for the pencils to grip on to. Laying down colour and blending will be tough.  This doesn’t mean you can’t use pencils in conjunction with your markers – if you are enhancing your marker work and adding finer details on top, the paper shouldn’t present a real problem, but for colouring an entire image, you would do better to select a more pencil friendly paper.

Papers which are suitable for coloured pencil work will have some “tooth”.

What is “Tooth”?

When referring to paper, “tooth” means that the paper surface has some texture. The texture gives something for the pigment to catch on and allows you to build up a nice rich coverage of colour. The paper has tiny hills and valleys on the surface. As the pencil hits the hills or ridges in the surface, they catch the pigment.

A rough texture will allow for more layering, but will also require more layering to ensure an even coverage. A very smooth paper will take less layers before the pencil has nothing to hold on to. Something in between is ideal, allowing for layering but not having a visible texture that will be hard to cover.

TOP TIP: Don’t forget to keep your pencils sharp – this will help greatly with laying down colour, especially on a paper with some texture as it will allow the pigment to get into the valleys.

The paper that actually works for you will depend greatly on your colouring style, and what you are colouring. Papers with more texture will allow for more layering of colour, but may not be good for colouring details.

Different types of coloured pencil will also be best suited by different papers. Wax based pencils like the Prismacolor brand may be better suited to a softer textured paper, whereas oil based pencils like the Faber-Castell Polychromos brand may work better on a harder surface. Whether this difference will be greatly noticeable when colouring stamped images is debatable.

Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos!

Paper Recommendations:

As always, I recommend testing as many papers as you can, in order to find the one that works best for you. The suggestions here include only papers which I have tried personally. Try papers you already have, inexpensive options and those readily available to you before going on a spending spree!

  • Smooth surface cartridge paper – here in the UK I use the Winsor & Newton brand. In the US I believe Strathmore produce a similar paper. These are available in different weights. Personally I prefer to use a heavier weight. The Winsor & Newton pad I have is 100 lb/220gsm. This paper has a fine tooth. I like using it and have achieved some nice results, but find that I can’t layer quite as much as I would like.
  • Bristol Board – Strathmore produce both Smooth and Vellum surfaces of Bristol Board. “Smooth surface” as the name suggests has a very smooth surface. This is not ideal for layering lots of colour, but is great for fine detail (this one also works quite nicely with alcohol based markers). “Vellum surface” has more texture and I far prefer it for use with coloured pencil.
  • Hot Pressed (HP) Watercolour Paper – this can be a nice choice for working with coloured pencil, as it is smooth but has some tooth. I like the Daler Rowney Langton paper and Fabriano Classico 5. Both papers provide a nice surface for working with coloured pencil and are heavy weight. The Fabriano paper is a brighter white than the Daler Rowney.
  • Toned Tan paper – this is a nice choice for colouring on a non-white surface, which can give stunning effects. I have also achieved some nice results with coloured pencil on Bazzill kraft cardstock, so if you have some available to you give that a try first!

If using a blending solution with a paper stump or brush to blend your pencils on the paper, you may find that you can happily use a smoother surface than if you use just the pencils to blend on the paper.

If you also have some favourite papers for coloured pencil work, please do share them in the comments section below!

Pencil Colouring Inspiration:

I had some fun colouring up a favourite stamp from this year so far – Stamping Bella Manly Chicks – using three different brands of coloured pencil, including one budget friendly option – Staedtler Ergosoft Coloured Pencils, to show that with decent paper you can achieve nice results even with inexpensive pencils.

TOP TIP: If you’re not satisfied with the results you’re getting in your coloured pencil work, rather than giving up or rushing to blow your budget upgrading your coloured pencils to a more expensive range, try evaluating and changing your paper first.

All three versions of the image were coloured on Daler Rowney “The Langton” hot pressed watercolour paper. No solvent/blending solution was used, just coloured pencils working from dark to light.

Stamping Bella Manly Chicks in Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil:

Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos! Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos!

Stamping Bella Manly Chicks in Prismacolor Pencil:

Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos! Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos!

Stamping Bella Manly Chicks in Staedtler Ergosoft Pencil:

Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos! Marker Geek Monday - Choosing Paper for Coloured Pencils feat. Stamping Bella Manly Chicks. Click through to read the blog post and grab some colour combos!

More Discussion on Colouring with Coloured Pencils:

For more information and inspiration regarding working with coloured pencils, please see these earlier Marker Geek Monday posts:

Over on my own blog – Marker Geek – I also have a recent post discussing some of the differences between Prismacolor pencils and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, and my personal preference. The post includes a pencil coloured version of Flowersbehindmybackabella along with a full colour map showing the pencil colours used. Click through to read: Flowersbehindmybackabella Colouring with Polychromos Pencils vs Prismacolor.

You can also watch me colouring Flowersbehindmybackabella using Polychromos pencils in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.

Over To You!

If you try out the techniques shown in this post with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! Take a look through your collection, or add some more from the website and see what you can come with! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above.  To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

If you’re on Facebook join us in our private chat group Stamping Bella Sistahood to share your creations there and chat all things Stamping Bella related!

Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!

MWAH

Elaineabella

it’s BELLARIFIC FRIDAY!- AN INSPIRATION PHOTO!

Hiya sistahs!

Hope you had a great week 🙂

Our posts this week, in my humble opinion, were so inspiring weren’t they?

Our challenge this week was an inspiration photo

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

so pretty!

Some sad news today, Our TRACYBELLA has stepped down from our design team.. She has such a busy life raising two teens, floating in her pool.. eating DELICIOUS pizza (you should follow her on FB LOL).. and taking classes and work!  I don’t know how she does it.  She was an amazing and integral part of our team and we love her dearly.  I’m hoping if I beg long enough for her to ignore her children, her husband and her home that she will come back fast *hint *hint…

MWAH tracybella for all you have done for da team.. and for your CONTAGIOUS sense of humour and passion for so many things. MWAH MWAH MWAH

Now let’s see what the baberoonis came up with for our PHOTO INSPIRATION

Dana used our MASON JAR OF HEARTS stamp and CUT IT OUT DIE bundle

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

Faye-W-J-ABELLA used HONEYBEAR STUFFIES

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

Kerribella used FLOWER FOR A TRUE FRIEND

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

Sandiebella used uptown girl BRIGITTE the BRIDE

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

Shelabella used Uptown couple EMILY and RYAN under the UMBRELLA

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

Stephabella used MASON JAR OF FLOWERS

Bellarific Friday for Stamping Bella-Inspiration PHOTO

These are so so inspiring!

Now for our INLINKZ contributions.. click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post to see all the wonderful contributions!

and now for the emailed contributions!

Fay used RAMONA and her WAGON

fay

Maria used DAISY BASE for Edna Blows a KISS

mariaL

Nancee used GIGI the giraffe stuffie

nanceeP

 

Amazing contributions!

now for next week’s theme?

a MOJOBELLA SKETCH!

all you have to do is follow the sketch and use a CURRENT Stamping Bella stamp and POOF you can send it over 🙂

MojoBella_17

Can’t wait to see what you all create!

 

 

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We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out this Bellarific Friday post  and are feeling inspired to try out our challenges!. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Happy Stamping!

it’s DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY with KERRIBELLA- COLORING TUTORIAL USING DERWENT INKTENSE PENCILS!

Time for another Design Team Thursday! This week we’ve got a fabulous colouring tutorial for you, from our lovely Kerribella, showing you how to colour Stamping Bella images using Derwent Inktense Pencils. There aren’t any obvious skin tone shades in the pencil range, so if you’ve been struggling to choose colours to use and how to blend them to create a natural skin tone this may help!

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

Hi, it’s Kerribella, and for DT Thursday today I am sharing my technique for watercolouring skintones with Derwent Inktense Pencils.

Supply List:

Inktense Colors:

  • Saddle Brown ( first and second coat )
  • Baked Earth ( third coat)
  • Madder Brown ( shadow Enhancer)
  • Carmine Pink or Crimson ( cheeks)
Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

After stamping your image using Staz On ink on watercolour paper, leave it to dry. Ensure that the ink is fully dry before colouring.
Take your Derwent Inktense pencils and starting with the Saddle Brown pencil draw a thin line of colour where you would find a shadow.

Wet your brush, making sure it is not dripping with water but just slightly wet. Work the line of colour out towards the center of the face. You may have to rinse your brush periodically as the center of the face should remain light. Before moving on let this dry. For this technique it is important to let the colour dry between each layer as you build up the colour.

Repeat this process for the rest of the skin areas.

You may wish to repeat the process twice to achieve the desired level of colour. I did, but try it and see what you prefer.

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

Take your Baked Earth pencil and after making sure your layers are dry apply a thin line and work the colour into the center of the face.

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

In the same way use a little Madder Brown to deepen your shadows, remembering to first ensure the previous layer is dry.

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

Using either Crimson or Carmine Pink apply a very small amount for the cheeks and blend out.

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!
Here’s the completed image on a card!

Stamping Bella Colouring Skin with Derwent Inktense Pencils Tutorial. Click through for the step by step guide!

TOP TIPS:

  • Always remember to let each layer completely dry before continuing. This will allow you to build up colour without it becoming a mess, as Derwent Inktense Pencils are permanent when dry.

  • It is easier to add colour than to remove it, so use colour sparingly and build up slowly.

Kerribella

Over To You!

We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Kerribella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

  • On our Facebook page – tag us, post your Stamping Bella creations on the page.
  • In our Facebook Group Stamping Bella Sistahood – share your creations, chat with other sistahs!
  • On Instagram – tag @stampingbella and view our feed HERE.
  • Here on the blog – share your thoughts and links to your Stamping Bella creations down in the comments section!

Happy Stamping!