Friday, September 30, 2016

the belles, the bellllllllllllllllllllles!!!

we're still ringing out the xmas cheer at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and you still have plenty of time to link up a bell-based card! here's what i made this week:

holly brads: eyelet outlet; journal card with bells and sentiment sticker: simple stories; patterned paper: basic grey, doodlebug + a scrap of vintage sheet music; kromekote cardstock: the paper cut; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

the fab bell image was actually on an oversized rectangular pocket-scrapbooking card, but when i saw the current fusion sketch, i was inspired to trim it into a circle instead. i did a bunch of machine stitching, added some super-cute eyelet outlet holly brads, and painted a bit of pewter liquid metals onto the center of the bells for a cool shimmer effect that... alas... can only be seen irl!*

despite a massive flooding event in cedar rapids and the mandatory evacuation of both her home and office this week, the amazing miss stephanie has still produced a gorgeous card which you can see over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥. leave her a little love too, k?! ♥

*you're all invited round to see the card in person, i'll put more coffee on, shall i? 


  1. You are the Stitching Queen! Fabulous card!

    I honestly really hope that at least one person from blogland shows up at your house and is all like, "Get that card out here, let's see it." :-)

  2. Awesome inspiration and great use of the sketch and Fusion challenge. Fabby.

  3. This great card has a vintage feel to it. Love the stitching on there too.

  4. FABulous use of the sketch Lauren! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!


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