Thursday, 4 August 2022

Uptown Girl Fashionista | Stamping Bella

Hi all! Today  I'm sharing how I made this Sweet Surprise Card featuring one of the new release stamps - Uptown Girl Fashionista. Inside the card is a large pocket that holds a chocolate bar, but this can be adapted in depth and size to suit any candy bar and/or gift cards. 

The papers I used are from Echo Park's Imagine That collection and as always, the image is coloured using Copic Markers. 

Uptown Girl Fashionista rubber stamp (sentiment included)
Salmon pink card, white card
Designer paper (Echo Park)
Scoring board, stylus/bone folder
Heart, scalloped rectangle, scalloped border, and pennant dies.
Enamel dots
Chocolate Bar

How to:
Cut all the card and paper pieces

Salmon Pink card - 
(1x) 8-7/8" x 7.5" (card base)
(1x) 7" x 5" (chocolate bar holder)
(1x) 3-7/8" x 6" (front cover)
(1x) 7/8" x 3" (chocolate bar holder)

White card - 
(1x) 4-1/8" x 7-3/8" (card base)
(1x) 6-7/8" x 3-1/8" (chocolate bar pocket)
(1x) 3" x 3" (greeting panel)
(1x) 3.5" x 2" (sentiment)

Paper - 
(2x) 4-1/8" x 7-3/8" (inside cover)
(2x) 4-1/8" x 3" (inside cover)
(1x) 3" x 6.75" (chocolate bar pocket)
(2x) 6-7/8" x 3/8" (chocolate bar pocket)

Stamp Uptown Girl Fashionista onto white blending card and colour using your preferred medium. 

Score the card base on the long side at 4.25" and 4-5/8" 

Score the chocolate bar pocket piece on the short side at 0.5", 7/8", 4-1/8", and 4.5". Turn 90 degrees and score at 3/8".

Cut the 3/8" section on the bottom as shown below. Apply adhesive to the two outer tabs, fold in and adhere to the inside of the centre section. 

Adhere the paper inside. 

Valley fold the outer 0.5" score lines and mountain fold the inner score lines to form a pocket shape. Apply adhesive to the underside of the 0.5" sections and adhere to the inside, lining the edges up with the outer/bottom edges and just inside the score line of the spine. 

Score the 7/8" x 3" piece of card at 3/8", fold into an L shape. Apply adhesive to the inside and adhere the 3/8" side to the bottom of the chocoate bar pocket, and the 0.5" section to the back of the card. 

Slide in the chocolate bar. 

Layer up the paper and card on the front and add a scalloped border behind the front panel. 

Cut the image out using a scalloped die, adhere to the front panel and decorate with die cut elements. 

Stamp the sentiment onto the white card piece and cut out using a pennant die. Cut a piece of paper from a larger pennant die and layer them up. Adhere to the inside front of the card - about half way down. 

Add enamel dots to decorate. 

On the front of the chocolate bar pocket, adhere the 3" square piece of card, then layer up some paper at the top and bottom. Add some die cut hearts. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday, 28 July 2022

The Gnome and the Christmas Tree | Stamping Bella

Hi all! Today I'm sharing how I made this Accordion Fold Christmas Card featuring The Gnome and the Christmas Tree. Typically, the panel on this type of card is smaller and the card opens out flat on the scored side, however I made my feature panel larger as I wanted to use this particular image. It is a great display card, and folds up to fit in an envelope. 

White card, navy card
Designer paper (used - Echo Park I Love Winter: Warm Vibes)
Scoring board, bone folder
Die cuts for embellishment
Enamel dots

How to:
Stamp The Gnome and the Christmas Tree on a 3.5" x 3-7/8" piece of blending card. Stamp the sentiment underneath the image then colour using your preferred medium. 

For the card base, cut one piece of card measuring 5.75" x 11.5" 

Mountain fold the first score line, then valley/mountain/valley fold the remaining three score lines.  Crease well with a bone folder. 

For the layers, cut: 
Navy card:
(4x) 1-5/8" x 5-5/8"
(1x) 4-3/8" x 5-5/8"

(4x) 1.5" x 5.5"
(1x) 4.25" x 5.5"

White card: 
(1x) 3-7/8" x 3-7/8" (greeting panel)

Adhere all the paper layers to the navy card layers and then adhere to the card base. 

For the small card base, cut:
Navy card:
(1x) 4.25" x 8"

White card:
(2x) 4-1/8" x 3-7/8"

(2x) 4" x 3.75"

Score the navy  card piece at 4" and fold in half. 

Adhere the paper layers to the white card pieces and then adhere to the outside of the navy card. 

Position the small card layer so that the folded sections are inside it. 

Apply adhesive to approx 1.25" on the inside end of the smaller card and adhere to front 1.75" section. Open up the card and adhere the other side of the smaller card to the last 1.75" section. 

The two 'mountains' should be in the smaller card. 

Open up  the card and decorate the inside as desired. 

Using foam tape, adhere the image to the front of the card. 

Adhere the greeting panel on the inside back, positioning it up so that it can't be seen when the card is closed. Add some flat elements. 

Finally, add some enamel dots either side of the sentiment. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday, 21 July 2022

Guinea with a Key | Stamping Bella

Hi all :) Today I'm sharing how I made this Tower Fold Card. I've used Stamping Bella's Guinea with a Key, which was release a few months ago but I'm only getting to use it now. Isn't it adorable??! This card is such a simple card to make and can be adapted to suit any occasion. 

Guinea with a Key rubber stamp (sentiment included)
Pink card, white card
Designer paper
Scoring board, bone folder, stylus, pencil, ruler, eraser
Stitched circle and scalloped circle dies
Adhesive and foam tape/dots

How to:
Stamp the Guinea image onto white card. Colour using your preferred medium then set the image aside to work on the card. 

Card base: 
Pink card - 
(1x) 5.75" x 8.25"

Card layers:
White card -
(4x) 7/8" x 5-5/8" (side panels, back and front)
(2x) 7/8" x 4-1/8" (top and bottom front panels)
(1x) 1-5/8" x 4-1/8" (centre front panel)
(1x) 2-1/8" x 5-5/8" (back centre panel)
(2x) 3" x 3" (front diamond panels)

Paper layers:
(4x) 0.75" x 5.5" (side panels, back and front)
(2x) 0.75" x 4" (top and bottom front panels)
(1x) 1.5" x 4" (centre front panel)
(1x) 2" x 5.5" (back centre panel)
(2x) 2-7/8" x 2-7/8" (front diamond panels)

Score the card base on the long side at 1", 2", 3", 5.25", 6.25", and 7.25"

On each of the score lines, measure and mark at 1" and 2" - top and bottom. 

On the 1" marks, cut across from the 1" score line to the 3" score line, and from the 5.25" to the 7.25" score lines. Repeat at the 2" mark. 

Fold back the outer 1" sections and burnish with a bone folder. 

To fold the scored/cut sections start at the top and mountain fold, then valley fold the next one, then mountain, valley and finally mountain. Try not to fold the inner score line on the valley fold sections. 

Repeat on both sides. 

Adhere the card layers...front. 

... and back. 

Adhere down the paper layers. The centre section at the back is for writing a greeting, there is no paper layer. 

Cut the image out using a stitched circle die. Cut a larger stitched circle from pink card and then a larger scalloped circle from white card. Adhere them together. 

Also adhere the paper layers to the 3" squares. 

Turn the square at an angle, line up the side points to the top edges of the centre middle section, and adhere down. Repeat with the second diamond, lining the side points up with the bottom of the middle front section. 

Stamp the sentiment onto a strip on white card and cut out using a ribbon label die. If you don't have a die, fishtail the ends of a 0.75" x 3.75" strip of card with a scissors. 

Adhere the sentiment to the bottom front section. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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