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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Handmade Gift Bag with the Bo Bunny Harmony Collection


Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with a tutorial to create a darling little gift bag with the Bo Bunny Harmony Collection that's perfect for baby showers, weddings, or just to send a happy hello!


Start by scoring the “wrong side” of a full sheet of 12” x 12” patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Harmony Collection at two inches from the top.


Turn the paper over and rotate it ninety degrees.  Then score it at 3 1/8” and 8 7/8”.


Fold the top flap downward as shown and crease the score line well with a bone folder.  Then add a decorative sticker border from the collection to the bottom of the flap.


Turn the sheet over and fold the two side flaps into the center.  Crease the score lines well and then adhere the flaps together with a strong adhesive like Scor-Tape


Score the bag at two inches from the bottom and fold  it up, making sure to crease the fold well.  (This will create a tall, skinny gift bag…for a shorter and wider bag, crease the bag higher during this step.)


Open the bottom flap and flatten it out by pressing the edges toward the center as shown.  Crease all folds well with a bone folder.


Fold the top and bottom flaps of the base inward to meet in the center and hold in place with a small piece of tape.  Trim a piece of coordinating paper from the collection to 3.75” x 2” and adhere it to the bottom for extra stability and a finished look.


Score each side 0.75” from the edge and crease the folds well to create the side folds. 


Open the bag up and embellish it with the large chipboard sticker and flowers and banners from the Noteworthy pack in the collection.


Punch holes in the top of the bag about an inch from each side and string ribbon through both the front and back sides of the bag.  Add a tag from the Noteworthy pack to the handle before tying each ribbon end in a knot on the inside of the bag.


Enjoy your new handmade gift bag…add treats or small gifts for a baby shower, wedding, or just a cheerful hello!

I hope you enjoyed this handmade gift bag tutorial and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the FotoBella store to pick up this beautiful collection today!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bo Bunny Wall Decor

Hello everyone,

Olivia here to share a recent Wall Décor I created using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Bee-utiful Collection.


For this one I decided to focus on the more Traditional Colors of the Bee and do some splashes of blue and purple that this collection comes with. 

For the Embellishments I used the Chipboard Embellishments and the Layered Chipboard Pieces. The Center Piece is a combo of the cut-out pieces from the Collection and the Noteworthy Ephemera. 



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone. It is Olivia here and today I decided to gather up the courage to expand my comfort with Mixed Media. I found some canvases on sale at the local craft store and decided to give it a go.

So Step one I did a thin coat of White Gesso over the board using the Art Basics set Mixed Media Essentials.  I then did some stamping on the board using Staz-On Ink pad.  Since it is a water resistant ink this is great when you are planning to layer tons of other items and wet it up again.

Next I used my Art Ingredients Mica Powders, Sunny Yellow,Teal, and GreenI used two different stencils with the Heavy White Gesso.  The first one was Stamperia Butterflies. Then I used Stamperia Clockwise stencil as well. I then sprinkled embossing powders onto the textured areas and once they dried I melted the powder.  For part of the Stamperia Butterflies I used the Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.  

The Center of the piece is a recycled cardboard lid that I embellished with various chipboard from my stash, the same Mica Powders lists above and then finished it off with some of the adorable resin fairies.  

So I hope this inspires you to give it a try and see what you can make.  Fotobella is a fantastic shop to stop up on tons of great Mixed Media items. 


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bo Bunny Summer Mood Cards


Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with three more cards made with the Bo Bunny Summer Mood Collection.  This bright and cheerful collection is perfect for summertime birthday, get well, and love cards!


I thought this ephemera piece was a great way to say "get well", so I started designing around it by creating a 6" x 6" card base and matting some of the fun pinwheel paper from the 6x6 paper pad with cardstock from both the coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle as well as some black canvas cardstock.


After tying a bow of black organza ribbon around the background panel, I adhered it to the card base with tape runner.  Then I inked the edges of the ephemera piece and popped it up on top using foam tape.  I added a few iridescent yellow sequins around the card to finish it off.


This next card is perfect for summertime birthdays!  I matted a piece of patterned cardstock from the collection (it reminded me of confetti!) with cardstock from the Double Dot Paper Bundle, then adhered the entire panel to a 5" x 7" card base.


After adhering a few citrus pieces from the Noteworthy ephemera pack onto the card front, I placed the banner and tag layered chipboard pieces on top.  To finish the card off, I embossed a small birthday sentiment from my stash in white and popped it up beneath the tag with foam tape.


There is such a variety of papers in this collection that this last card looks completely different from the rest!  After matting some patterned paper with black canvas cardstock, I adhered the panel to a 5" x 7" card base.


Then, I matted one of the 3x4 cards from the collection with the same cardstock and framed it with these gorgeous watercolor flowers from the Noteworthy ephemera pack.  A small bow and an extra little ephemera sentiment finish the card off.

I hope you enjoyed these summertime occasion cards and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the FotoBella store to pick up this beautiful collection today!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Art Journal

     Hello! Drea here with an art journal spread using the fabulous Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com!




     The background was done in black and white using gesso, stamps, a stencil, and Dylusions Paints (White Linen and Black Marble). 




     I fussy-cut the elephants and zebra from the papers in the (Kaleidoscope) 12 x 12 Collection Pack.




     The zebra is hiding behind some grass that I cut by hand, using the green and purple peacock papers. Then I added the zebra Chipboard piece.





     To the center of my spread, I placed a tree that I cut by following the curves of the paper. Then I decorated it with some rhinestones and Stickers




     Some of the border strips also came from the Sticker pack.




     Such a fun and colorful Bundle available at FotoBella.com! Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 31, 2019

Beachy Shadow Box with the Bo Bunner Summer Mood Collection


Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with a tutorial to make this fun summertime shadow box.  This little piece is perfect if you want to commemorate an amazing beach trip or display a special vacation photo.


Start by painting your shadow box in a color that coordinates with the Summer Mood Collection.  Here I’m using teal acrylic paint that has been thinned with water a bit to yield a sun-bleached appearance.


Trim a piece of 12x12 cardstock from the Summer Mood Collection to fit within your box.  I trimmed the “Surprise” sheet to 8.5” x 8.5” and adhered it to the back of my shadow box using a very thin layer of liquid glue.


Using a palette knife, apply texture paste along the bottom edge of the background with loose, uneven strokes.  Create a few fluffy clouds at the top, either freehand or by using a stencil.


Sprinkle sand over the texture paste along the bottom edge of the background while still wet and carefully collect the excess.  If you saved some sand and small seashells from your beach trip, this is a great place to use them!  Set aside to allow the paste to fully dry.


Adhere the layered chipboard sticker in the lower left corner of the box (creating a cluster of pinwheels).  Apply the cardstock sticker from the collection to the upper right corner of the box.


To mat my photo, I choose a sheet from the 6x6 paper pad in the collection.  Because the patterns are much smaller compared to the 12x12 cardstock, you will see more of the pattern in the small border around the photo.


Adhere the matted photo between the two stickers using a double layer of foam adhesive to make it stand out. 


To create a little banner, fold the banner stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet in the collection over a small length of black baker’s twine, ensuring the fishtail ends line up. 


Adhere the banner and popsicles and pinwheels from the Noteworthy pack to the outside of the shadow box with a strong adhesive or hot glue.


Add a few sentiment strips from the cardstock sticker sheet in the collection underneath the photo to finish the shadow box off.


Here is a closer look at the sand element in my box…I think it adds such a fun touch!  I hope you enjoyed this fun summertime shadow box project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by the FotoBella store to pick up this beautiful collection today!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bo Bunny Harmony Layout Tutorial

I came across the old picture of my youngest and just knew it would be paired perfectly with the Bo Bunny Harmony Bundle.


For the title part, I used the chipboard wording  to create a banner effect in combination with the sticker banner that was in the collection. 


What I love most about this bundle is the multiple embellishments in your packet that are perfect for projects.  I created the layered border using a border punch. I cut four pieces of papers in strips of 2 inch by 12 and then created the border cuts with my border punch.  I them stacked them on top.



This layout is just perfect to bring for those Spring theme photos.  Hope this project brought you some inspiration and can't wait to see what lovely layout you create with this collection.