AnnaBelle stamps release (blog hop and a giveaway)

Hello and welcome to the AnnaBelle Stamps January release Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kylie’s blog. Today, two new stamp sets are being released into the store. Check them out below.


Two hearts

Pillow box

I used all the same elements in both to make them a set.

Complete set


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set , AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set

Ink: Luxe Memento Ink – Teal Zeal, Rose Bud, Hero Arts ink – Pool, Soft Pool

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Tide

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, Cuttlebug, PTI Pillow Box die, WRMK Corner Chomper, Tag, Gold thread, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Confetti Hearts punch, Glossy Accents

Now for a giveaway. To be in the running to win these sets, simply comment on all the DT blogs and then add your name to the inlinkz on the ABS blog. Happy hopping and good luck.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese’s blog.


Blog Hop Order

ABS blog



Marion <– you’re here!




ABS Blog

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AnnaBelle Stamps sneak peek

AnnaBelle Stamps is releasing some new stamps next week, so fellow DT member Kylie and I have created some projects to whet your appetite before the release.


Two hearts

To create the banner, I stamped onto some patterned paper in my new Luxe Memento ink (which I got for Christmas from my FAB SIL), and then clear embossed over the top. I love the shine and texture this technique creates and it also intensifies the ink colour.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Wedding Medallion Stamp Set (to be released next week), AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#9 Elegance Stamp set (to be released next week)

Ink: VersaFine – Smokey Gray, Luxe Memento Ink – Rose Bud

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, Hero Arts notecards – Carnation

Other Supplies: Foam dimensionals, AnnaBelle Stamps clear embossing powder, heat tool, Creative Place – Make and Create 12×12 paper pad, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Rose ribbon (brand unknown), Glossy Accents (to adhere flower)

Be sure to check out Kylie’s blog for some more inspiration.

Until next time,


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Wedding Butterflies

Good evening,

Popping in quickly with a wedding card. The wreath was made the same way as I made this wreath on a previous Christmas card. The butterflies were heat embossed onto vellum – something I have never tried before, but I like how they turned out. I am entering this into the CAS-uals Friday embossing challenge.

A close up of those vellum butterflies and the wreath which I distressed with Worn Lipstick and then cut around by hand. The photo doesn’t show the score lines on the back panel well, but they are more pronounced in real life.


Stamps: Hero Arts Playful Animals stamp set (CL155), Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set (CL383)
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick
Card: Regal Craft Card (white textured square – cut to size), X-Press It blending card
Other Supplies: Vellum, Zing embossing powder – white, heat gun, Kaisercraft perals – snow, pearl, cream, pink, Glossy Accents (to adhere butterflies), Martha Steward score board, Kaisercraft ‘Wedding” rub on.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Scrapbook Boutique August Die Cut Challenge #2

Here is my entry to the Scrapbook Boutique’s Challenge #2 – Using two or more hand crafted die cut shapes. Details of the competition can be found here. I decided to make a simple wedding card using my concentric hearts die cut in my cuttlebug.

Supplies: Regal Craft white textured card, Paper Chic by Cristina Re floral paper, Bazzill cardstock, Concentric Hearts die cut, Cuttlebug, brown and white ribbon, Kaisercraft “Bride and Groom” rub on, foam dimensionals, Kaisercraft pearl gems

Thanks for looking!


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