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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Graphic 45 Catch of the Day Scrapbook Layout

Hi There! It’s Lynda from Scrapbook with Lynda back to share some fun scrapbook layouts with you. This time I’m working with the Graphic 45 Catch of the Day collection. I was so happy my design team box had this collection in it, because I have so many photos that I can scrapbook with it.

We had a fun trip to Cape Cod a few years ago where we attended a fly fishing school, then toured the area. This is the first collection I’ve seen that is specifically Cape Cod themed, so I was thrilled to receive it. The first layout I’m making with Graphic 45 Catch of the Day is about the fly fishing school we attended, so picked out a bunch of fishing themed supplies.

Decided to showcase this fish paper, so I selected it plus two other sheets from the 12x12 solids pad. Mounted my photos on the deep blue paper, then created a background using the other two paper. So fun to have fish on my layout about a fishing school. One of the journal cards makes the perfect journal spot.

Fishing Themed Scrapbook Layout

Decided to create one long cluster under the photos, because I want as much of the fish paper to show as possible.

Looking through the sticker sheet and die cut pack I found all these fun fishing related embellishments, so I clustered them together. Wish we caught as many fish as these stickers have on them!

When I create long clusters like this I pull out a lot of things I want to use, then start at one side and work across the page. I like everything to over lap a bit, and to vary the size.

Some of the embellishments are tucked under the photo mat, while others over lap it. Variety brings interest to the page, so I try to change things up.

Added a few pop dots behind this die cut, so the page would have a bit of dimension.

Just love how this scrapbook layout turned out, so I’m excited to work on the next one. The Graphic 45 Catch of the Day collection is really a fun one.

If you’d like to see more of my scrapbook layouts and other paper crafts, please stop by my blog. You can also see other projects I’m creating on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Happy Scrapping!

Scrapbook With Lynda

Charm Shaker Card

Hello Friends,

Diane here to share with you some card inspiration using the Graphic 45 Elegance collection. This Lovely collection is full of roses and florals, stripes and geometric designs. The beautiful white and pink roses pop off the papers. This collection reminds me of Paris and has vintage dress forms, dresses, perfume bottles and fans. It’s a feminine and lady like collection. I just adore the pink with the black and grey color combination. I predict that this paper collection will become one of Graphic 45 customer favorites. It truly is Elegant.

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Charm card

I created a super fun shaker card. The card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) and the base is pink shimmer card stock from Michaels, the die set I used is “Fancy Frames Kit” by Queen and Company and I added Little Birdie flowers and my own shaker mix combination.

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Supplies used for Charm Shaker Card

Graphic 45 8x8 Paper Collection

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Elegance Paper Pad
Charm card

With the beautiful Graphic 45 papers from Fotobella, and with the frame die and shaker kit from Queen & Company. This card came together in no time. Adding so much detail and excitement.

Charm card
The back of the card.

On the back of the card I embossed the “hand made” with Vintage Pearl embossing powder by Ranger and I used a boarder strip from the paper collection.

Come visit the FotoBella store for this most beautiful paper collection along with other fabulous paper collections by Prima Marketing, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Simple Stories, Stamperia and many more. There are so many fantastic products to choose from, I’m sure you will find one to make that special someone something amazing.

Come Visit Today!!!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful.

Blessings and Hugs,


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Easel Cards are Perfect for Any Occasion

Prima Magic Love Easel Card

Hello crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back to share some inspiration using the Magic Love collection by Prima Marketing. Today, I will show you how making a simple easel card can add dimension to your cards. Before we jump into the card-making, I want to shine a spotlight on the Magic Love collection.

I have a confession-I’ve never used Prima papers until I made this easel card! I have one other Prima paper pad that was gifted to me by a wonderful friend, but I haven’t used it yet. Now, having made my first project with Prima, I have to say I’m impressed with the quality of the papers.

The Magic Love Collection by Prima Marketing

As usual, Frank Garcia created sensational shabby-chic collection of papers, ephemera, and stickers when he designed Magic Love. The double sided papers come in 12” x 12”, 8” x 8”, and 6” x 6” sizes. They are a nice, heavy weight but not too heavy that they crack when scored and folded. When my package arrived, the first thing I noticed was the sweet cherub images in the collection. Along with pink and cream colors, the paper features soft blue/aqua tones. Floral images adorn the pages and ephemera in the collection. Also, some of the 12” x 12” papers have foil accents on them, creating a rich and textured feeling to them. Also available in this collection are journaling cards, gems, trim and more!

As for the chipboard stickers, they are thick and durable, and of course, the images are adorable. However, it’s the flowers that I love the most! FotoBella offers a wide variety of Prima flowers to match any project you have in mind.

The Easel Card

Making an easel card is pretty simple. They can be made from 8 1/2” x 11” paper or 12” x 12” paper. I selected a light pink cardstock from my stash to make the card base. To start, I cut my card base to 6” x 11” and scored at 6” and 9” on the 11” side. Then, I cut my card front to 6” x 6”. To make the easel card, simply add glue or double sided tape to the small 2” section of the card. With the card folded in half, line the card front up with the center fold in the card and press onto the smaller 2” section. This step will adhere the card front onto the card base and create the easel. If you are using 12” papers, you can cut your strip to 6” x 12”, scoring at 6” and 9”. Add glue or tape to the bottom 3” section, line up the card front, and press down to adhere to the card base.

Once the easel card base is complete, select papers for the base of the card. I chose one of the 12” x 12” papers with foil accents and a floral image. I cut my paper to 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” and inked the edges with distress ink. Glue the paper to the base of the card. I love the tiny postage stamps in the 6” x 6” paper pad, so I cut out 5 stamps for the base of the card. In order to display the easel card front, you will need something for the card front to rest against. The Magic Love chipboard stickers offer the perfect embellishment for the job! I selected one of the sentiment stickers for my card and placed it in the cluster of postage stamps. There is still room to write a personal message or to stamp a sentiment in the upper base of the card that is hidden from view.

Decorating the Front of the Easel Card

In choosing my papers, I decided to use a piece of there 12” x 12” paper pad that will allow me to fussy cut around the flowers to add texture to my card. I cut the center image from the paper (trimmed to 5 3/4” left to right) and cut around the heart and flowers at the top. Because the fussy cut images dip below the card front, I will add a strip of paper behind the top portion. The piece has the foil accents on it and I also cut a strip for the bottom of the easel card front.

In order to add more dimension to my card, I will be using a variety of embellishments. First, I selected one of the Magic Love Ephemera pack. I love the post card image so I will use it as my main image. I curved this piece so the top will pop away from the card front. Then, I glued the rest of the post card to the front of the card. Next, I chose one of the Wood Stickers from the collection that is shaped like a stamp. I used my postage stamp dies to cut backgrounds for two of the postage stamps cut from the 12” x 12” paper. These stamps will create a cluster to the side of the post card. I used my Tim Holtz dies to cut foliage from white cardstock. Then, I will tuck the die cuts into the gap between the post card and card front.

Of course, I will add plenty of flowers to the card front, too! I added four flowers across the top of the card, positioning them over the floral images on the paper. Finally, I will add one sticker to the bouquet of foliage, using a foam square for more dimension.

Prima Magic Love

A Card for Any Occasion

This card can be customized for any occasion by adding a sentiment. Graphic 45 offers a die set that has several sentiment dies including “happy birthday”, “celebrate”, “thanks”, “hello,” and more. Once the sentiment is cut from cardstock, can add it to the card front or base. I am not going to add a sentiment to my card since I will be giving this card to my mom for Mother’s Day.

I hope this quick easel card how-to gives you some inspiration to make a card of your own. The actual card base is surprisingly simple to make so you can spend more time decorating and embellishing them! Don’t forget to check out the FotoBella online store for all of your Prima Marketing Magic Love supplies. And while you’re there, check out the rest of the store - there are so many gorgeous products to choose from!

Happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Picture This

Hello Friends,

Today I have a darling card that I would like to share with you made from the Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection. This paper is so beautiful with it’s Paris, perfume and dress form theme with lovely pink and white roses and black and grey backgrounds.

It’s beautifully elegant.

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Picture This Front of Card

This card was designed using the Graphic 45 8x8 paper pad and the Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frames Die. This is a darling die set that comes with 4 frame dies along with the hangers for the picture frames. I used the Graphic 45 Elegance papers for two of the pictures and I use one of the butterflies and heart in the Die Cut Assortment for the other picture. The combination of the gold cardstock frames and the black & pink papers make a lovely any occasion card.

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Picture This Front of card

The beautiful papers I used for this card is the Elegance Collection by Graphic 45 and the whole set is available at

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Elegance 8x8 paper pad

I also used a butterfly and a heart from the Graphic 45 Elegance die cut assortment.

Eletance die cut assortment

Here is a photo of the die set that I used for this card.

It is available for purchase at Die R Us.

Video Tutorial:

Here is my video tutorial on how I created this card. Come craft with me!

Video Tutorial
Picture This Front of Card

I invite you to come visit for this Gorgeous Graphic 45 paper collection along with other wonderful brands by, Bo Bunny, Echo Park Stamperia, Simple Stories, Prima and many more. There are so many fantastic products to choose from, I’m sure you will find one to make that special someone something amazing.

Come Visit Today!!!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful.

Blessings and Hugs,


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Handmade Spool Card featuring Prima Marketing “My Sweet” collection

Hi crafty friends! Jeanne here back with this fun handmade card that I created using the beautiful collection from Prima Marketing called “My Sweet”, which I absolutely love! Here is how I created this project for this week! Come see!

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I Want It All Bundle
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Spool handmade card

How I began with My Sweet Collection

This card measures 5x7, I began by cutting a piece of ivory colored card stock for the base. Then, chose which pattern paper from the My Sweet 12x12 paper pad I received from Fotobella to play with this month! I decided I wanted a spool to be the focal point of the card. I remembered that I have some laces/trims stored on some spool tags. So that made it easy but you can download something similar from Pinterest such as these.

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Spool lace holder template used

I took the spool template and traced it onto the selected pattern paper. Once I cut it out after tracing it, I inked the edges using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Then using some foam tape, I adhered it to the base. Now the fun begins which is to build up the rest of the card . So to start I picked out one of the super cute 3x4 journaling cards and ephemera from the My Sweet collection and inked up all of the edges of those as well.

Final steps

Once I adhered those, I added flowers, 2 pieces of the chipboard stickers “ I Bloom For You” sentiment and vintage woman. Also I added a couple of buttons which are a part of the My Sweet collection too, and I had a tiny wooden spool in my stash I put some white quilt thread on it and added it on top of the flowers. Lastly I added one of the Say It In Crystals. Onto the inside, I added a piece of white card stock to add your personal note and added the beautiful sentiment which is another ephemera.

Well I hope you all like what I created this week and got a little inspired by it. Thank you for reading my post and I hope you will come back and see the rest of the Fotobella design team share their crafty projects with you! See Ya in June!!



Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Embellishing Cards made with the “Bird Watcher” Collection by Graphic 45

Hello creative and crafty friends! This is ReNae and I’m here to share a card with you today!
I’m going to show you how just by changing just a few embellishments, you can change the entire look and feel of a card. But before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about the brand new and amazing “Bird Watcher“ collection.

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The Bird Watcher Paper Collection

Graphic 45 is known for their beautiful papers, and this new collection called “Bird Watcher” is no exception! The bright colors and detailed images of these tiny winged creatures and gorgeous florals are a card makers dream!

Bird Watcher“ features a 12” x 12” Collection pack with 8 double sided patterned papers, (with stickers included), an 8” x 8” Paper pad, Chipboard Embellishments, Journaling and Ephemera cards, Diecuts, and a coordinating “Patterns and Solids” paper pad. Additionally, many of their collections coordinate with each other which gives a Cardmaker many options when designing a card.

The “Bird Watcher” collection coordinates with another paper collection called “Ephemera Queen“ for example, so their papers are interchangeable! This makes creating a project more interesting! There are so many fun and interesting ways to create when you can use more than one collection!

The Card Base

I cut apart all the different images on the three patterned paper sheets containing images which were “Look up”, “Learn to fly” and “Bird Watcher”. Once I decided on the focal image I wanted to use for my first card, I then selected the other papers and constructed a card base as follows:

The 5” x 6 1/2” card base was made with blue patterned paper as the first panel, the yellow patterned paper was the next panel and then a strip of the blue and white striped paper called “Flock together” was used as a tag on the left side. I then selected a tag from the “Diecuts” pack that had a floral image which coordinated nicely with the focal image. I embossed the yellow panel using an embossing folder from my stash. Both the yellow and blue patterned paper were from the “Ephemera Queen” Patterns and Solids paper pack and coordinate beautifully with the “Bird Watcher“ images!

After the card base was finished, had a general idea of what I wanted to create for my Bird Watcher card. Now it was time to select the embellishments.

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Bird Watcher Embellishments

I first took the Bird Watcher “Chipboard” pack and selected a few of the sentiments that I thought would look nice on the card. I did the same with the “Diecuts” pack, selecting various options that I thought would look prally I went to my stash and from there I selected several different packages of flowers. Some were from Prima, some from other manufacturers. (I’ve built up quite an arsenal over the years)! I also found various sizes and colors of doilies which coordinated with the paper. Then I just started trying different combinations to see what looked good. I tried lots and lots of combinations and it all looked really pretty!

Now I had to decide. Did I want it to be a birthday card? A Thinking of you card? Did I want a Sympathy card? Did I want it to look whimsical or more subdued? What kind of card did I want it to be? The decisions I made from here on would decide the look and feel of my Bird Watcher card!

Decisions, Decisions!

In the photos you can see the many different configurations I came up with. First I used three flowers, then four flowers, then different shades and colors of the flowers which really made a big difference in the way the card looked and felt. It was fun trying different sentiments and stickers and they too made the card feel different with each change. There was even a little ladybug in my stash that I could use! I found that Bird Watcher paper was indeed very versatile!

Kristine’s Card

After lots of experimenting, I chose a bright, uplifting and cheerful card to send to my friend and fellow designer Kristine, who was recently awarded the title of Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45! I hope she likes it! It’s bright and cheerful just like her!

More Bird Watcher

I will be creating more cards and projects this month using the Graphic 45Bird Watcher“ paper collection so be sure to check back soon! The supplies I used to make this card are linked to our website.

I hope you’ve been inspired! I do hope you’ll give “Bird Watcher” a try... making lots of cards and using lots of different embellishments (of course)!

Happy Creating!