Thursday with Sandiebella – Tutorial Round Up

Elaineabella here. We don’t have a new tutorial from our Sandiebella today, so I’m here to remind you of some of her previous AMAZING festive themed Thursday makes, which all come complete with fantastic step by step instructions. We love our Sandiebella – she’s brilliant, and so generous with her time in creating easy to follow tutorials for us each week.

ACCORDION FOLD CHRISTMAS CARD TUTORIAL featuring The Gnome and The Christmas Tree stamp set

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it’s Thursday with SANDIEBELLA!

Hiya sistahs, happy Thursday with Sandiebella !

Today Sandiebella teaches us how to make a Half Star Card featuring Cowboy Squidgy


Navy card, white card
Paper (used: Echo Park, Ahoy There)
Scoring board, bone folder, ruler, pencil
Circle dies
Distress oxide ink
Ink blender
How to:
Stamp the small character stamp from the Cowboy Squidgy rubber stamp set. Colour, then cut out using a 2.5″ stitched circle die. Leaving the die in place, ink the background with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink.

Cut a 2.75″ stitched circle from white card and a 3″ scalloped circle from navy card. Also cut two small circles (approx 1″). Adhere the image to the white circle and then to the navy scalloped circle. Set aside to work on the card.

For the star card, cut:
Navy card – one each of 5″ x 7″, 5″ x 6″, three pieces 1.5″ x 6.5″
White card – two pieces 4.75″ x 3.25″, two pieces 4.75″ x 2.75″, six pieces 1.25″ x 1.25″, one piece 6.75″ x 4.75″
Paper – two pieces 4.5″ x 3″, two pieces 4.5″ x 2.5″, six pieces 1″ x 1″.

On the 5″ x 7″ piece of navy card, measure and mark with a pencil at 3.5″ across the 7″ side, and 2.5″ on the 5″ side. Make an x where they  meet.

Adhere the 4.75″ x 3.25″ panels, leaving an equal border around the edges.

Score the 5″ x 6″ piece of navy card at 3″ on  the 6″ side.

Measure down 2.5″ on the score line and mark with a pencil.

Adhere the smaller panels, leaving an even border around the edges.

Fold and burnish the score line.

Score all three 1.5″ x 6.5″ pieces at 1.5″, 3″, 4.5″, and 6″. Adhere the 1.25″ white card squares and the 1″ paper square layers to the centre two 1.5″ sections.

Fold and burnish the score lines.

Apply adhesive to the 0.5″ tab, fold over the opposite end and adhere them together.

Repeat with all three pieces.

Fold the star pieces so that the sections with the paper layers are back to back, and the sections without paper are back to back. On the plain card section measure and mark at 0.75″. Repeat on on all 3 pieces.

Turn over an apply adhesive to the plain card section.

With the glue side facing down, line up the 0.75″ pencil mark with the X on the large card panel, keeping it a fraction back from the score line.

Repeat on the other side, but slide the smaller card panel in between before adhering the second one, to ensure there is a channel.

Apply adhesive to the plain card sections, slide the smaller card layer into the channel then open it up and press onto the glue. Repeat on the other side.

Take the remaining star piece and apply adhesive to the plain card section. Line the 0.75″ pencil mark up to the 2.5″ pencil mark and adhere to the smaller card panel right up to the score line.

Apply adhesive to the other side, push the star piece over so that both paper panels are showing, and press the glued section down firmly.

Stand the card up, and the half star should be formed.

Flatten down the card and turn over to the back. Stamp the sentiment from Cowboy Squidgy in the centre of the 6.75″ x 4.75″ piece of white card. Adhere to the back of the card.

Fold the two 1″ circles in half and crease with a bone folder.

Apply adhesive to one half of the circle and adhere to the centre star piece, lining it up beside the centre score line. Repeat with the second 1″ circle.

Apply adhesive to the top of both folded circles and adhere the image to them. These ensure the image can move side to side.

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Thursday’s Weekly Recap

Hiya sistahs!

I am trying my best to post daily inspiration over on Instagram and on Facebook :).. I realize that LOTS of da sistahs may not use those social media platforms soooo… I was thinking I would do a “THURSDAY RECAP”  of what I have posted .. I hope you enjoy!

Let me know if you do enjoy this type of post and I will make it a weekly inspirational Thursday or if it is redundant 🙂


PaulineAbella used SENIORita MILLICENT



Tammiebella used Uptown girl Chanel the Chef



Sandiebella used Uptown girl Sandy and her Sombrero



Another Sandiebella card using Uptown girls Clarissa and Camille share a CAFE



Would love to know if you enjoy this roundup post 🙂

See you tomorrow for Bellarific Friday!