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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Graphic 45 (Flutter) Cards

     Hey everyone! Drea here with a step-by-step tutorial for this card set, featuring the colorful and beautiful Graphic 45 (Flutter) I REALLY Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com!




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*Graphic 45 (Flutter) I REALLY Want It All Bundle            *Heat Gun for embossed sentiment
*Glue
*Assorted Ribbons 
*Sentiment Stamps (Optional)


Directions:

1. Cut and fold card bases from the Flutter Coordinating Card Stock to measure 6 1/2" X 4 1/2".



2. Glue the larger cards from the Ephemera to the card bases. 



3. Adhere postage stamp Stickers at an angle along the sides and/or corners. 



4. Tie and knot two coordinating ribbons (not included in the bundle) to a Chipboard piece, and glue to Ephemera cards as shown.



5. Finally, stamp and emboss a sentiment.



          Thanks for your visit, and get the Graphic 45 (Flutter) I REALLY Want It All Bundle at FotoBella.com



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 FotoBella Design Team Call



FotoBella is having a design team call!  

What we are looking for:
  • ·         3 Inspirational and Unique Designers
  • ·         Crafters that will commit to a 6 month term from April 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019
  • ·         Experts in Scrapbooking, Card Making and Mixed Media Projects
  • ·         We require 3 projects per month
  • ·         1 project each month will be a full tutorial with clear photos and links to all FotoBella products used
  • ·         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 1 fully loaded Design Team Kit each month
  • ·         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 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 March 1, 2019.
Due to shipping and time constraints, this call is to US based applicants only.





Sunday, February 17, 2019

Rain Art Journal Page

     Hello FotoBella Fans! Drea here with an art journal page featuring this fabulous silhouette that  I found online, and looking very familiar! Lol!




     The background was colored with Lindy's Gang Magical Shakers, after using a plastic fork with Prima Marketing White Gesso to create rain. Then I applied some Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Old Silver) over the rain, followed with a coat of Silver Stickles, for some more sparkle. The large star was made with Bo Bunny Silver Stencil Paste, using an old chipboard cutout as a stencil. It also got a coat of Silver Stickles.



     The other stars came from an older Bo Bunny Bundle (Forever Young), embossed with Ranger's (Rainbow Sparkle) Embossing Powder. Then I used an older Tim Holtz stamp with the filmstrips, embossed onto clear transparency paper, and adhered with Glossy Accents.



     I also used clear transparency paper to print the umbrella, and embossed it in copper. Then I hung stars from it with the Bo Bunny Oh My Stars Stickable Stencil using Bo Bunny Gold Stencil Paste, also applied with a plastic fork underneath to create more rain, and coated with Golden Rod Stickles.



     The image was fussy-cut, embossed in black, and also got the fork technique. Then I made a cape for her with a recycled fruit bag, that I also coated with Stickles.



     The quote was stamped and embossed, and was my inspiration for this page!



     Finally, I used some Prima Marketing brick and fence stamps along the bottom, also embossed.



     Thanks for looking, and take a peek at all of the New Goodies arriving at FotoBella.com!



Thursday, February 14, 2019

Vintage Easter Bunny Cards - BoBunny (Cottontail)

Hello Friends,
It's Karen...I'm here to share my first project of the month featuring the BoBunny Cottontail Collection.   Everything coordinates so perfectly that it is so easy to make quick cards using this kit. Your friends will think you spent hours on these. I really love how the chipboard embellishments have lime green glitter to accent the edges.  The papers and die cuts are so beautifully colored.  Look at the details in the bunny's fur.  Doesn't the bunny look velvety soft?  I have three cards to share with you featuring this beautiful bunny image.





FotoBella Supplies:
BoBunny Cottontail Collection Pack 12x12
BoBunny Cottontail Bonus 12x12 Paper Bundle
BoBunny Cottontail 12x12 Coordinating Double Dot Paper Bundle
BoBunny Cottontail 6x6 Pad
BoBunny Cottontail Layered Chipboard 6 Pieces
BoBunny Cottontail Noteworthy 28 Pieces
BoBunny Cottontail Double Dot Think Pink Brads
BoBunny Cottontail I Want It All Collection

Other Supplies: card base (6x6" & 5x7"), 3D foam tape, ribbon, liquid adhesive, alphabet stickers, flower




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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Incorporate Sewing into your Paper Crafts with Jacqueline Dawson

Today we have special guest Jacqueline Dawson on the blog to inspire you to create! She is an expert with sewing machine crafts!



How to Sew Fabric Onto Greeting Cards

While a large number of people engage in scrapbooking, an alarming 60% of people don’t know how to sew (https://www.marthastewart.com/1517398/60-percent-people-havent-learned-how-to-sew).
Part of the joy of crafting, however, lies in learning how to use your favorite supplies in a way that is unique and creative, and that includes learning how to mix various mediums and materials. Therefore, if you love paper crafts and embroidery floss, then you’re in luck, as there are many fun and easy ways in which you can sew fabric onto greeting cards (http://blog.fotobella.com/2018/10/world-card-making-day.htmlthat will allow you to add a special touch and add dimension to the craft. 

Gather Your Materials

For this project, you’ll need to choose your favorite type of fabric and ensure it matches with the color scheme of the greeting card you want to make. You’ll also need a pair of scissors, a blank card, needle, thread and a sewing machine. If you need a sewing machine suited for amateurs (http://sewingmachineexpress.com/brother-1034d-review/and plan on working with soft, synthetic fabrics, you might want to look into an overlock machine as they’re versatile and allow you to more easily move around the card you’re creating. Depending on the occasion, you’ll want to craft a theme for your greeting card.
Seeing as you’ll be using fabric and stitching to create this them, it will be important to find fabrics that enhance the story (https://artsandculture.google.com/usergallery/importance-of-texture-in-art/mgJyUz09oax4KQyou’re trying to tell. If it’s a baby shower card, for example, try going for soft silk. If it’s a fall-themed card, you might want to opt for something more rough and symbolic of nature.

Have Fun with the Stitching

What’s great about sewing is that most modern-day machines offer a variety of stitching options that can really add texture and depth to your greeting card. A standard sewing machine will typically offer at least 25 different stitches, so there’s likely a style that will fit just perfectly into the theme of your card. Play around with the stitching settings (https://www.dummies.com/crafts/sewing/making-machine-stitches-work-for-you/on blank paper before you figure out what you want and what will add the most value to the card’s aesthetic. To craft a really elegant card, for example, you can embroider around the edges of the card to draw attention to the center text. Or, if your goal is to enhance the artistic value, you can make your own patterns by stitching around pasted elements. This will result in a very artist-like piece that almost looks as if you’ve drawn on the stitching.

Get a Head Start on World Greeting Card Day

Even though World Card Making Day isn’t until October, learning how to incorporate different types of fabrics into your greeting cards will give you a head start to ensure you’ve got the process down like a pro by the time the special day rolls around. Playing around with your sewing machine’s settings will likely yield interesting results that can be incorporated into greeting cards to add a unique texture, creative design and personal touch.


We hope you are inspired today! Head over to www.FotoBella.com to grab your supplies and start creating!


Thursday, February 7, 2019

18 Years Card

Hey everyone! 
Jeri here with a fun card I just created! My husband and I celebrated our 18 year anniversary of our first date. Valentines Day was the day. 

I loved my new FotoBella bundle for this month, the Prima Marketing Spring Farmhouse Collection, and thought it had so many fun embellishments to make this card perfect.
How beautiful is this collection!



Here is my finished card for my Country Gentleman




You can find the full Prima Marketing Spring Farmhouse Collection at FotoBella.com or click here.






Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bo Bunny Toybox And DCWV Layout

Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here. I am stopping  by today to share a fun 12X 12 page I made of my son Zach using tons of goodies from my January design team box.
The picture is actually a picture that was in a canvas he made at school with a picture on it for me for a Christmas present. 


For the base of my page I used the circle dot pattern paper. I then trimmed about a 1/4 inch off each side of the red dcwv cardstock paper to layer on top.

Then I went layering crazy and took bits of patterned papers from the ephemera pack and the paper pad to put behind my photo




some close-ups




Lastly, I added and layered in pattern and monster stickers along with brads
I had a blast making this page!


supplies I used:










Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!
Jennifer Taylor