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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy Button Day! - Christmas Cards (Simple Stories)

Happy Button Day!  If you are like me, buttons are one of my favorite embellishments.  I have fond memories of rummaging through my mother's button box which felt like special treasures to me.  Today I featured buttons on some festive Christmas cards.  The paper is from the Simple Stories collection called Sub Zero. It is the perfect combination of bright colors that celebrates the fun of the Winter months.  I hope I have inspired you to dig out your button collection and feature them prominently on your next project.

 

 
FotoBella Supplies:
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit


Other Supplies:

  • card base
  • card stock (green, white, black)
  • black ink pad
  • 3D foam tape
  • buttons
  • ribbon
  • alphabet stickers

    To see more projects by our Designer Karen visit her blog, Art & Soul.

Button Day with Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder)

     Hello and happy  National Button Day! Drea here, and I'm so excited to be posting my third annual project for the FotoBella Design Team, celebrating this special day dedicated to BUTTONS! This year I dug into my own stash, to create this mixed media piece made from cardboard and the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com.




     I love recycling pieces of cardboard, but especially the circles, like the large one used here, saved from a frozen pizza! The smaller one was leftover from a set of pans, and both started with a coat of Prima Marketing Black Gesso. Then I glued red, black, and blue buttons to the rim of the larger circle, along with some FotoBella Vintage Charms. Next, I covered them with a light coat of black gesso, so the original colors could show through. After it dried, I highlighted all of the texture with Prima Marketing Metallique Waxes (Bronze Age and Vintage Gold), and finished the edges with some red fiber.



     The smaller circle was given additional texture with Prima Marketing Patina Effects Paste (Blue). Then I added dies from the Noteworthy pack, rubbing the edges of the center one with some Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold). To resemble a button, I added some large grommets with my Crop-A-Dial II Big Bite, strung with some black and gold fibers.




          I overlapped part of the key die cut with the bottle, onto the larger circle, adhering it with some pop dots. 





     The other key comes from the Layered Chipboard. Then I finished the edges of the smaller circle with some black and gold fibers. 




     Thanks for looking, and shop FotoBella.com for your Buttons and the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fun Snowmen Cards - Simple Stories (Sub Zero)

Hello Crafty Friends,
It's Karen...I'm here to share my second project of the month featuring the Simple Stories Collection (Sub Zero). Snowmen are my absolute favorite Winter theme. Even though I've grown up in Sunny Southern California and have no direct experience with a snowy climate, I just love their cheerful little faces.   I have a huge collection of ceramic and stuffed snow people that decorate every room of my house during December & January. So I just couldn't wait to create some adorable cards with these wonderful snowmen papers & embellishments.  Let it snow!
 

 
 

FotoBella Supplies:
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
Simple Stories Sub Zero 6x12 Chipboard
Simple Stories Sub Zero Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Sub Zero 4x6 Stickers
Simple Stories Sub Zero Feelin Frosty Washi Tape
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit

Other Supplies:

  • card bases (5x7")
  • 3D foam tape
  • green and white card stock
To see more projects by our Designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Tags in Bulk Tutorial

I love gift giving.
I also love putting alot of thought into the packing of those gifts. I hand make all of the tags, and even the wrapping when I can!

Here is my Holiday Gift Tag Tutorial



Supplies:
·         BoBunny Winter Playground Sheet
·         BoBunny Whiteout Ephemera
·         Scor Tape ¼”
·         Cording
·         Cardboard

Tools:

·         Fiskars Tag Punch
·         Scissors

 Grab your Fiskars Tag Punch and the Bo Bunny Double Dot Powder Blue Vintage Sheet. Punch out as many tags as you need.



Make sure you punch the holes in the tags.


With the Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Ink the edges of each tag.


Fussy cut some of these cute little figures from the Bo Bunny Winter Playground Children Sheet. Cut one for each tag.


Cut a small strip from cardboard for each tag. Make sure you cut them small enough to fit the figures you had chosen.


With some ¼” Scor Tape, secure the cardboard to the tag and the figure. Place them on the tag however you like.  


Grab some flowers and buttons from the Bo Bunny Ephemera Pack.  Secure them on each tag.



Grab some cording and cut about 6” for each tag,












Sunday, November 11, 2018

Paper Ornament Christmas Card

Today, I'm sharing an incredibly simple card that you can make using scraps from your Carta Bella Let It Snow 6X6 Paper Pack.

This card requires no fancy stamps or tools, just your Carta Bella Let it Snow 6X6 paper pack or scraps left from other projects, a circle punch (any size), adhesive and twine.


To begin, punch 6 circles, any size from your patterned paper and then fold in the center, securing the fold with a bone folder. The pattern inside the fold is what will be visible on your ornament.


Glue the circles together side to side, do not glue the final sides together


When finished gluing your ornament together, use a strong adhesive on the reverse side to hold both the twine and the ornament to the card. I prefer scor tape.

Take a piece of twine cut to the length of your preference and tie a bow halfway down on the twine. Secure one tail of the bow behind the ornament and the other tail straight up the card using a strong, clear drying adhesive.

Finally, stamp or rub on the greeting of your choice.








Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) Dali Layout

     Hi everyone! Drea here with the Design Team, sharing my first project using the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com. This whimsical collection was the perfect match to scrap one of my favorite paintings, melting clocks not included!



     To enhance the melting clocks, I cut the (Land of Wonder) paper and a sheet from the Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) 12 X 12 Coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle into a curvy design. Then I used my finger to apply Bo Bunny Stencil Paste (Gold) to the edges, securing the right side of my page with a gear from a FotoBella Vintage Charm.



     After smearing a little Bo Bunny White Gesso to the background, I used some old alpha stamps on the banner, and inked the edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot).



     All of the banner pieces are from the Noteworthy pack. Then I applied Bo Bunny Stencil Paste (Gold) to the Bo Bunny Royal Stencil, included with the Bo Bunny Sunshine Bliss I Want It All Bundle, to make the key.



     Finally, I hand-stitched the black vines.


   
     Thanks for your visit, and get your Bo Bunny (Land of Wonder) I Want It All Bundle at FotoBella.com!


Friday, November 9, 2018

December scrapbook page using echo park and carta bella

Hi all. Jennifer Taylor here. Today I am sharing a 12 x 12 page i made inspired by the bright green and red enamel shapes from the echo park Christmas Cheer embellishments. 
When I found this picture of my son at his school Christmas party I knew it was perfect for a page.  For the base I used the 12x12 echo park graph paper. I then cut strips of the solid and pattern papers to frame my picture. Next, I got layering crazy with the echo park and carta bella papers ! I add bits pieces of the scalloped embellishment packaging to add more color and interest around the picture.  Lastly, I added enamel shapes and flair around the page. To finish I added some faux silver stitching around the page with a gel pen and journaling along the bottom with my sharpie. 
















Supplies i used : 


From my stash : 
Foam tape 
Liquid adhesive 
Adhesive runner
Black sharpie 
Silver gel pen 
  
To check out even more crafty goodies and brands go to here 

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!! 

 Jennifer Taylor:)