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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bo Bunny-Bee-U-tiful You Embellishment Box

Hello everyone. Olivia here and I am bringing you a mini embellishment box I made. The box is made with chipboard for the cover and the mini boxes are paper. I am using the Bo Bunny Bee-utiful You Collection.  I combined some of the journaling cards for the chipboard lid.

As you can see in this photo, I decorated the front of the mini boxes, three in total, with the chipboard elements in the collection.

For the box closure I used a velcro strip.

I hope you enjoyed this project and craft with you all soon. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Flatmail Embellishment Bag using Bo Bunny Harmony Collection

Hello everyone. It is Olivia here and today I am sharing my Flatmail bag that I created. All the embellishments that are in this set are made by me using the Gorgeous papers and Ephemera from the Bo Bunny Harmony Collection. In the photos above is the front and back side of the bag.  I used both the stickers and the chipboard pieces in the Want it All Collection.  Both sides of the bags have two pockets so it makes for 4 areas to stash my handmade embellishments in. 

 Since this project is going out to a crafty friend of mine, I decided to include a Memorydex card. Memory-dex card are basically a crafty way of sending an old-fashion rolodex.  One the front side you create a small mini-crafty masterpiece and then on the back has your contact information.  It is a lovely way to create an beautiful contact list for your friends and family.

I created the 4 Thanks embellishments using various layering of circles, scallops, hearts and arrows along with the Thanks die cut.  This is a great way to use your scraps to create your own embellishments 

For this sheets, I again layered a variety of the ephemera from the collection and this time I either used foam pieces to create a 3D effect. I also did a shaker heart as well. 

I hope you all have enjoyed this project. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Stamped Travel Cards with PhotoPlay Here & There Collection

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm back with a couple of cards featuring handmade backgrounds using the stamps from PhotoPlay's Here & There Collection.

Sometimes you love a collection, but are running out of a certain patterned paper you like or need to use a specific color scheme.  If the collection has a coordinating stamp set, you can create countless different patterned papers for your projects!

For this card, I started by stamping both the balloon and "Go" images from the stamp set onto some blue cardstock from my stash using a similar color of blue ink for a tone-on-tone look.  I matted this with some of the striped patterned paper from the collection and mounted the whole thing onto a white A2-sized card base.

I stamped the balloon image one more time onto white cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  Then I popped it up over a tag and sentiment sticker from the collection and a cute chipboard suitcase.  A spray of metallic dots from my stash finished off the card.

To create a brighter card with this collection, I started by stamping the butterfly image from the stamp set randomly over a piece of yellow cardstock using a similar yellow ink.  I matted the stamped panel with "Brown Eyes" Canvas Cardstock and tied a twine bow around it before adhering it to a white A2-sized card base.

I stamped one more butterfly image and a sentiment banner from the stamp set onto white cardstock, colored the butterfly with Copic markers, and cut both out with the coordinating dies.  Like before, I popped the images up with foam adhesive, then added a few paper flowers and a spray of enamel dots to finish off the card.

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

FotoBella 2019-2020 Design Team Call

FotoBella 2019-2020 Design Team Call!  

What we are looking for:
·                     6 Inspirational and Unique Designers
·                     Crafters that will commit to a 12 month term from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020
·                     Experts in Scrapbooking, Card Making and Mixed Media Projects
·                     We require a minimum of 3 total projects, every other month throughout the term. (You will be required to post 6 months of the term, so a total of 18 projects.) At least 1 of those projects, each month you post, need to be full tutorials with step by step instructions and images.
·                     High quality photos of all projects for our blog and social media
·                     You will be required to share not only your projects on your social media, but share some of the other team member’s projects as well.
·                   We also ask that you like, comment and share various FotoBella project posts, sale posts and product posts.

 Benefits for you:
·                     You will receive 6 fully loaded Design Team Kits during this term to design with.
·                     You will be featured in our social media posts and on our blog
·                     The perfect reason to sit down and craft your stresses away!

How To Apply:
·         Email both [email protected] and [email protected] with the following:
o    Subject line: FotoBella 2019-2020 Design Team Call
o    Full Name and Address
o    A short bio
o    Links to your Social Media
o    4-5 images of projects you have crafted, with a small description
o    If you have been on any other design teams, and which ones

Application Entry will close August 31, 2019.
Due to shipping and time constraints, this call is to US based applicants only.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stamperia Fun with Rice Paper and Mica Powders

Hello everyone.  It is Olivia here and today I am bring you a quick tutorial on how to create some items with Rice Paper. Fotobella offers some gorgeous selections from Stamperia and I am featuring three different projects that contain Rice Paper.  The first is a decorated box, then a tag and finally a card.

I bought a box from the craft store and but a layer of gesso on the top. Then I used Prima Mica Powders , Green, Sunny Yellow and Summer Sky.  I then spritzed it with water and let it dry.

I then added a thin layer of modpodge and added the Rice Paper, called Wonderland Fantasy Decoration.  One of the many thing I loved about this sheet was that it had multiple images on the rice paper.  I used the stencil with some Bo Bunny Glitter Paste to add some texture.  The final touch was the metal butterfly and dragonfly that I used purple wax on it to change the color. 

For the next project, I used a die and cut out a tag. Then it was sponged with Distress Inks to created the background.  I cut out the fairy and one of the butterflies from the Wonderland Fantasy Decoration sheet and glued it onto the tag. 

For the card, I used the Rice Paper, Hortensia and Dragonfly. I trimmed the paper down to 4 x 5/14 and glued it via ModPodge onto a cardbase. I also cut out the dragonfly and added it onto the flowered image.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Crafty Box of Smiles with Bo Bunny Harmony Collection

Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with a fun gift idea for a crafty friend using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Harmony Collection.  This little box of smiles is filled with handmade cards and tags that can be customized even a bit more by the recipient for quick and easy gifts.

First I added a couple of cards to the box with generic themes and sentiments that can be embellished a bit to fit multiple occasions.  I started by adding mat layers of brown cardstock to some of the 4" x 6" notecards in the collection and adhering it to a white card base.  Then I arranged some of the chipboard stickers, layered chipboard, and thickers included in the collection on top to embellish.

Next, I created a handful of "lunch box notes" using the 3" x 4" notecards matted with some of the patterned paper in the collection.  While leaving these mostly blank as well, I did add a few chipboard pieces and stickers to each for fun dimension and color.

Lastly, I matted a bunch of the beautiful tags from the sticker sheet in the collection with brown cardstock and added a short length of pink baker's twine to create some easy gift tags.

The box was constructed by hand from brown cardstock using a score board.  Each side of the lid was covered in gorgeous patterned paper from the collection while the top was embellished with a large floral frame from the Noteworthy pack and chipboard stickers.

In addition to the cards and tags, I placed a few coordinating paper flowers and ribbons in the box before closing it up.  I hope this box of handmade crafty goodies makes you and my friend smile!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) Buttons

     Hello! I hope you're enjoying your Summer so far! Drea here with a set of buttons featuring the Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) I Want It All Bundle from I just LOVE buttons, and thought this would be a fun addition to a layout, as lids for jars, boxes, or tins, or even made into a set of cards!  


        Additional Supplies:

Bo Bunny Small Doilies 
- Scissors for fussy-cutting
- Glue
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Hole Punch
- Thin ribbons
- Cotton Swab 
- Needle and embroidery threads (Optional)

1. Cut circles from the paper pack at 4 1/2", and cover the edges with Black Gesso using a palette knife. Set aside to dry. 

2. Grab four white doilies, and cut inner circles out from two of them. 

3. Cut circles from paper pack at 2 1/2". I just used the same patterns as the larger circles, with some of the backs. But I did fussy-cut the scallop on the top right, but would rather have used a circle instead, as most of it got covered anyways. Adhere the framed doilies to two of the circles, and after covering the other circle edges with Black Gesso, adhere on top of the whole doilies. 

4. Punch four holes onto each inner circle to measure about 1 1/4" apart. Just punch one circle, and use it as a guide for the others. Then use a cotton swab to apply Black Gesso to the holes. 

5. Attach thin ribbons through the holes to create a "stitch", and glue to the backs. 

6. Attach the largest circle brads to the centers. 

7. At this point, I decided to add some hand-stitched twine to the framed doilies, but it's optional. 

8. Glue doilies to the larger circles from the first step. 

9. Fussy-cut florals and butterflies from the fronts of the "bouquet" and "memories" papers. Curl up some of the edges, and adhere to the buttons along the bottom and sides. 

10. Adhere small floral chipboard piece to the bottom left sides. 

11. Curl butterfly wings up from the Noteworthy pack, and cover it with two coats of embossing powder to match the shine from the brads. Finally, adhere to the tops, and your buttons are ready to use!

The orange one is my favorite!

     Here's the scallop one. 

The butterfly on the red one was colored in the middle with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry), before adding the embossing powder. 

     Close-up of the last one, which is my second favorite!

     There's so many possibilities with these buttons! I hope you'll give them a try using the Bo Bunny (Sweet Clementine) I Want It All Bundle from!