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Monday, July 6, 2015

Boardwalk Gift Tag

Hello everyone!
I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!

The Bo Bunny Boardwalk I Want It All Bundle is the perfect summer themed collection for all of your projects! It has such a wide variety of prints, images, sayings and embellishments.

I loved the simplicity of these prints. Even though the tag was cute enough with just the paper, I wanted to add a unique touch to it. So I hung a cute little, real Sea Shell on it!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Basic Grey South Pacific Layout

     Drea here with another layout featuring Basic Grey's South Pacific Collection! These adorable, old photos of my little sister have been sitting in a box just waiting for this beautiful collection to come along.

     I created a diagonal design by layering the square photos across the floral (Tonga) paper. Then I matted the middle photo with the pink (Fiji)  paper, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, and machine stitched it to the yellow (New Caledonia) paper.  To make the fringe along the bottom, I used my paper cutter following the lines on the paper, and cutting in between them. To enhance the fringe a little more, I  went over it lightly with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).

     With the pink ribbon I created a loop, adding the white buttons, all of which comes in the Ephemera hand-selected exclusively from FotoBella.

     I used the same pink (Fiji) paper to make the flowers with the Enjoy The Journey Clear Stamps, embossed with Ranger Sea Foam White Embossing Powder. To give them a little more depth, I colored part of them with a darker pink marker, fussy-cut them, and curled the petals up. Then I used the stickers to create my title.

Thanks for your visit, and have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bo Bunny Juliet Card Tutorial

Apryl here with the FotoBella design team sharing a card tutorial today using Bo Bunny's Juliet Collection from  A lot of this card is made with the fabulous Ephemera pack.  Gotta love that Ephemera, especially from Bo Bunny.  

1.     Use the piece of blue and white patterned paper from the Ephemera pack.

2.     Fold the paper in half to create the base of the card.

     3.     Select the strip of red chevron patterned paper from the Ephemera pack and place in the middle, but slightly towards the bottom of the base of the card.  

4.     Then select the strip from the Ephemera that is cream and green/blue that looks like a sort of door pattern and place it on top of the red strip.  

  5.     From the Noteworthy pack, select the red rose and the red polka dot paper ribbon strip and layer on the card.   

    6.     Select the cream/white rose from the Noteworthy pack as well and layer it slightly over the red rose.   

     7.     Before you glue everything down, run brown ink over the edges of all the pieces, including the base of the card.  Gives it a really nice antique type look.  

   8.     After gluing all the pieces down, select the layered chipboard sticker and place at the bottom of the layered flowers.   

9.     Place the key sticker on the bottom right of the polka dot strip.

     10. I used a rub on for my sentiment “XOXO” and place it right over the rectangle chipboard piece of the embellishment.  You can use a stamp or even hand write a sentiment if you like.  

Enjoy making your card and have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Boardwalk Wander Card

Hello everyone!

Summer is here and it is time for vacations, most of which might include some water destinations. The Boardwalk I Want It All Bundle by Bo Bunny is perfect for your summer vacation projects!

Here is a great card I made using various pieces from the Ephemera Pack, Sheets, Noteworthy and also some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I hope you enjoy this bundle as much as I am!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jack and Jill (and Julie!) A Tutorial

This is ReNae from the FotoBella Design Team!  
I recently had the opportunity to play with Echo Park's Jack & Jill "I want it all Bundle" by FotoBella.The paper collection or "Bundle" we are featuring today is from the Jack and Jill paper collection by Echo Park.  Beautiful shades of red and green with complementary shades of yellow and neutrals. Perfect for a little girl, daughter, sister or niece. 
The Bundle includes chipboard accents, decorative brads, enamel dots, designer stamps and a designer die.  We have included an ephemera pack with tons of die cuts, beautiful designer paper including 3"x 4" and 4" x 8" Journaling Cards, (perfect for pocket letters or Project Life style scrapbooking) coordinating washi tape, and Alpha and Element stickers complete the bundle.
I decided to make a tag for today's post, and for fun I decided to incorporate another great product available at  
I used a technique called "Paper Piecing" to make the dolls.  It's a fun and easy way to step up your stamping!  Here's how!
Select your stamp and place on acrylic block.
Stamp the doll image on your background paper.

Next, stamp the articles of clothing...skirt, shirt and shoes.  Also stamp the doll's hair. Choose your paper accordingly.

With a sharp scissors, cut out the hair, shirt, skirt and shoes.
This is how it will look.  Once you get the look you want, adhere the clothing, hair and shoes to the corresponding stamped image.
It's that easy!  And it's fun!  You can create all kinds of different looks just by using different paper!
The patterned paper is like fabric!  You can stamp as many skirts and shirts as your paper and imagination allows!

I hope you'll try Paper Piecing the next time you stamp...and be sure to  check for the Jack and Jill Bundle
and our large selection of Julie Nutting stamps!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

South Pacific "Hawaiian Rainforest" Layout

     Drea here taking you to a tropical rainforest with Basic Grey's South Pacific Collection!  I scrapped one of the few photos I have of myself in Hawaii, at age 14, looking bored and slightly annoyed at the time, because I wanted to be at the beach. Lol!

          I used the stickers to make my title, cutting and inking "RAINFOREST" into a banner.  The green background was misted,  and then I stamped the leaf border in two shades of green with the Enjoy The Journey Clear Stamp. I also stamped the date on the banner sticker, and HILO onto the paper behind the photo with some old stamps I have. The hand selected Ephemera exclusively from FotoBella is full of fabulous diecuts, buttons, brads, transparencies, rhinestones, and ribbons that match the collection so well!! I added some of the green buttons to my leaf border, and the green ribbons going across the page, adding a bow on the left.

     For some added texture I used some burlap from my own stash, and hand-stitched the dark green border right under my photo. Then I popped up my floral diecut to finish it off!

     This collection is so beautiful, and is currently my favorite from Basic Grey! Make sure to get yours for any tropical or travel projects you have!


Monday, June 22, 2015

Shine Bright Tag

Echo Park's Anything Goes Bundle from FotoBella lives up to its name of Anything Goes.  There was a chipboard sticker in the collection that said, shine bright like a diamond.  I was determined to use it some how.  I thought it would make for a great tag.  I also decided to use the die cut diamond to go with it and make some of my own flowers out of the diamond paper included in the collection.

Tags can be so much fun to make.  They usually come together pretty quickly.  Now to figure out what to do with them all!

Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica