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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Graphic 45 Children's Hour February Card Class/Valentines

Happy New Year and Happy February!  I'm ReNae from the FotoBella Design Team and I wanted to share with you a class I am teaching this year...
The Graphic 45 Children's Hour Card & Tag Class.

If you haven't signed up for this year-long Card & Tag Class, it's not too late!  
You still can!  
We are making four Valentine's Day projects that are perfect 
for that special person in your life!
Here is a peek at the beautiful cards and tags I designed for the month of February...

With your paid membership you will receive everything you will need 
to create all four of these cards and tags!  
In fact, you will receive a packet EACH MONTH, in addition to your starter packet!

You will learn new designs and techniques each month, 
and at the end of the year you will have made 48 cards and tags!

For information about this membership, or to sign up,  Click Here!
 Happy Card-Making!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bo Bunny Calendar Girl - Valentine Card

Can you believe it's February already?
I can't either, but I love Valentine's Day so much, I am ready for it!
Jeri here, with the FotoBella Design Team.

Here is another Valentine Card I made with the incredibly fun Calendar Girl I Want It All Bundle by Bo Bunny. This bundle is so amazing, almost everything on my card came simply from the Ephemera Pack!

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?
We would love to see your Love themed crafts. Post your pictures on the FotoBella Facebook Page!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bo Bunny Calendar Girl - Love Card

Has anyone started some darling Valentine's Day crafts yet?
Do you give handmade Valentine Cards?
Jeri here, with the FotoBella design team, and I love Valentine crafts. I love the colors, the shapes, the sentiments.

I am loving working with the Calendar Girl I Want It All Bundle by Bo Bunny. It is such a great bundle because it has fun prints and embellishments for each month throughout the year.

Look at the cute prints for Love Day!

I layered this card with paper sheets, die cuts, washi tape, this cute gold metal clip, and then added some Ranger Stickles for sparkle!

Post your Valentine projects on the FotoBella Facebook page! We would love to see what you are crating, and we might even share your projects!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

National Handwriting Day

Today we celebrate the incredible art of Handwriting.

Some people like writing, some people despise it, and some people are just so absolutely amazing at controlling that pen that their handwriting is coveted and even bought.

If you are looking to perfect your own handwriting, there are some incredible teachers that offer classes. Check your local area.

Head over to FotoBella, where you can get those hands on some exciting tools to help you write beautifully.


What did you create today?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Basic Grey Sun Kissed Paper weave card tutorial

Ok, so who is familiar with paper weaving?  The last time you may have done it is in first grade maybe?  Making a fancy place mat with construction paper?  Apryl with the FotoBella design team sharing a tutorial on how to make a card, weaving paper.  The collection featured is Basic Grey Sun Kissed from  Follow along to see how to get started in your own paper weaving adventure, I bet you'll like what you see.   

Check out How to Construct a Paper Weave Card by FotoBella Papercrafting Supplies on Snapguide.

Paper:  Cadence, Wildflower, Droplet, Wingspan; Title Sticker Sheet, Die Cuts, Black & White Card Stock
·       Dark Brown Ink
·       Scissors
·       Ruler
·       Stickles
·       Adhesive
·       Scallop Circle Punch 3”
·       Circle punch 2 ¼” 

1.  Cut strips of paper approximately 1/4" to 1/2” wide by 12” long.  **The width of the strips may vary based on the type of paper cutter you have and how accurate you are with your cutting.  Try cutting a few strips with scrap paper to practice until you get the desired look you want.  The width of the strips will determine how tightly you need to weave the paper strips and the total number of paper strips you will need.   

2.  Cut the 12” strips in half so that they measure 6”.    

3.  For the base of the card, cut a piece of white cardstock so it measures 8” wide and 6” long. 

4.  Fold the card stock in half so that the face of the card measures 4” wide and 6” long. 

5.  Line up the strips of paper vertically along the face of the card in the pattern and color sequence that you like.  

6.  Holding the bottom of the strips with one hand begin weaving the first strip along the top, horizontally.  The weaving is done by going under one strip and then over the next, repeating the pattern across the strips of paper, until the end.

7.  The second strip should be woven in the opposite pattern than the first strip (ie:  over, under, over under..)  Once the first couple horizontal strips are woven in, place a ruler to hold the top while weaving in the rest of the paper strips.       

8.  Continue weaving the paper all the way to the bottom of the card, adjusting the spacing and alternating paper patterns along the way. 

9.  Based on how I did my spacing I had 8 vertical strips of paper and 13 horizontal strips.  This will vary based on how tight you space and weave the paper.  The goal is to cover the whole face of the card. **The results may vary depending on the width of the strips and how tightly you weave the paper.  

10.  Flip over the weaved paper and apply glue back and forth across the rows of paper.       

11.  Adhere the weaved paper to the front of the card. Line it up so all the edges line up with the base of the card, The horizontal strips will hang over on both sides and need to be trimmed down.    

12.  Flip the card over and cleanly trim off the excess paper strips, using scissors and following the edge of the white cardstock.   

13.  Once the edges are trimmed this is what the front of the card should look like.    

14.  Go around the edges and glue down any strips that are loose.  You want everything completely glued down to the card base.   

15.  Punch a 3" scallop circle out of black card  stock and a 2 ¼” circle out of white card stock.                                     

16.  Layer the white circle on top of the black scallop.  Place the pink vellum die cut on top of the white card stock.  The purpose of backing the vellum with the white card stock is so that the vellum piece shows up better.  

17.  What it should look like with all the shapes layered.

18.  Select the Triangle Sticker from the Title StickerSheet with the sentiment “U Are Simply Wonderful” and layer on to the white card stock. Once layered, the white card stock circle should not show.  

19.  Using Black Diamond Stickles,  embellish the tiny circles on the vellum die cut to add some sparkle.  Use the Silver Stickles to outline the black scallop circle. 

And drumroll please....

You can make this too!  Save this tutorial, visit for your Basic Grey Sun Kissed supplies and get busy paper weaving!  

Have a fabulous day!  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Graphic 45 Children's Hour Card & Tag Class

Happy New Year Everyone!
Have you ever wanted to make cards and tags just like a designer?  Well, Now you CAN! And you can do it ALL YEAR LONG!
This is ReNae with the FotoBella Design Team, and today on the blog I wanted to share some of the cards and tags you will make when you enroll in our "Children's Hour Card/Tag Monthly Membership with Starter Bundle by FotoBella and Graphic 45".

Each month the class kit will include supplies and directions for 2 cards and 2 tags using the G45 Children's Hour collection calendar collection. 

There will be new techniques and embellishments each month!

Here are the details: 
* You will use product from Children's Hour each month. You will get a starter bundle that will be used through out the year!
* Some months will required some extra Children's Hour papers, which will be included in your monthly kit.
* Each card and tag will use other fun embellishments (but what kind will differ from month to month), also included in your monthly kit.

Check out all the details on the Blog!   This is a fantastic class and you'll have fun making cards ALL YEAR LONG!  
January shipment will be sent out on January 15th, so be sure to sign up HERE!  Happy Crafting!


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