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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Graphic 45 Life's a Journey Travel Photo Folio

HAPPY NEW YEAR crafty friends!! Jeanne here this month to bring you this fun Graphic 45 travel photo folio. I created it using the beautiful Life's A Journey collection that I was sent this month from FotoBella.

Graphic 45 Folios are fun!

I really enjoy the idea of memory keeping. Mini albums, journal, art journaling, and folios like these are one of my favorite type of projects to create. After all, any project where you can write down your memories and having a photo to go with it, is just as special. So, I decided to use the Graphic 45 Life's A Journey collection to do just that!

My Creative Process

At first, I started by following a great tutorial on YouTube but somewhere down the line I lost my concentration on one of my measurements. So, I had to do away with this tutorial and just finish it off with something different. Here is the link to this tutorial so that you can get an idea of what I was trying to make. That said, I'm pretty happy with how my version turned out! I must be honest, this collection made me step out of my comfort zone. Although, I'm not used to creating using the colors of this Graphic 45 collection, I am happy with the outcome of my project

What's next

I already have in mind how I will be using this beautiful collection on my next two projects, one will be a tutorial. I hope that you will look out for those coming soon. 'Til then, hope you will come back and check out the rest of the designers for FotoBella. Also check out the great sale going on @ FotoBella including Graphic 45 Stamps!

Thank you for checking out my post today! 'Til next time!

~Hugs~ Jeanne Rodriguez

FotoBella Design Team

Products I used for the project:

Graphic 45 Life's A Journey (I WANT IT ALL) Bundle -Does not include 8x8 paper pad

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kaisercraft Crafternoon Turning Twenty Quilt Card Tutorial

Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all. Laurie here, with my first project. I was so excited with the fabulous Crafternoon collection by Kaisercraft! What a fun way to showcase the different ways we all craft. My project this week is a super easy quilt card.

Kaisercraft Crafternoon Quilt Card
Turning Twenty Quilt Card

I love to make quilts. One of my favorite patterns is the Turning Twenty block quilt. So, I changed the sizing of the pieces to make 2-inch squares and was able to put 6 of them onto a 5x7 card featuring Kaisercraft Crafteroon. The pieces measure 1 1/4 x 1 1/4, 3/4 x 1 1/4, and 3/4 x 2 inches. Each square consists of one piece in each size and then you just rotate the pieces around in each square so they are not identical. I glued the pieces to a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2-inch piece of white cardstock. It reminds me of my grandmother piecing her quilts onto muslin. Then I cut strips 1/4- wide in lengths of 4 and 6 inches to create a mock binding for my quilt.

Tip: glue one of binding strips along the top and down one side before placing your block pieces. You should have a 1/4-inch square uncovered in each corner.

Once my Kaisercraft Crafternoon quilt was "pieced", I matted it with coral cardstock and then layered it onto my mint green card base. Then I added 3/8-inch squares popped up in each corner. I used a piece from the ephemera package matted onto mint cardstock and attached it over some bakers twine with pop up dimensionals. Then I used two pieces from the fabulous little wooden flourish pack as accents.

I just love how this card turned out! It was so fun to be able to mix two of my favorite crafts into one. I think many quilt patterns could be adjusted to become card fronts. How fun is that!!

I hope you have enjoyed my card and are inspired to create your own paper quilt! Be sure to visit my blog at laurieslazydaydesigns.blogspot.com throughout the month for more fun with Kaisercraft Crafternoon!

I used the following products from FotoBella for my project:

Kaisercraft Crafternoon Bundle
Kaisercraft Crafternoon Wooden Flourish Pack

Saturday, January 4, 2020

How to Decorate A Christmas MailBox

Let's decorate a Christmas mailbox for Santa Claus letters for my grand kids! Penny here today showcasing a fun project I made this year for my grand kids. I hope you decide to make one of your own. Let's get started.

FotoBella Finished Mailbox
Completed Christmas Mailbox for FotoBella Using Carta Bella Supplies

I started this project a plain small metal mailbox. It was cute but it really needed some help in the decoration department. So I took out my design team kit from the FotoBella Online Scrapbook Store, and started to pick out my foundation paper. I chose the Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Collection-Kit, pictured below.

Mailbox with just the paper applied
Carta Bella Christmas Collection

I glued down my red and white paper to the mail box sides. I then added some Carta-Bella-Washi-Tape-Delivering-Gifts to the middle, and both outer edges of the mailbox. I also added a chipboard piece from Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-6x13-Chipboard-Phrases. to the mailbox flag.

Mailbox with added washie tape
Carta Bella Washi, and Paper

Next I used the Carta-Bella-Washi-Tape-Dash-Away to the middle of the opposite side, along with some pieces from Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Ephemera. Using my cricut and cut out the letters for S.Claus from the Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Solids-Kit. I also used some of that paper to back my letters.

Next came the Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Enamel-Dots to some of the decorative pieces. It was at this time I added the ribbon bows to several locations.

Left  side of the Mailbox
Left Side of the Mailbox

For the front of the mailbox I added some pieces from Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Ephemera. I then added the "Do not open till Christmas" in the mailbox ID area. Super cute, and easy.

Front of Mailbox
FotoBella Mail Box Front

To the other side I added a piece from the title sheet that was included in the kit. I loved the Santa in the airplane because it reminded me of the "air mail" stamps that we used to use a long time ago. This was perfect for my Christmas mailbox theme.

Right side of Mailbox
Right Side of The Mail Box

As a final touch I added some bling here and there to brighten up my project.

Completed Mailbox using Carta Bella supplies from FotoBella
FotoBella Finished Mail Box

I hope you had fun following along today and be sure and check out the FotoBella Blog for more fun and exciting projects from our fellow design Team members. Love Penny

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

How to turn a box lid into a beautiful shadow box using G45 Joy to the World

Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here. Today I am stopping by to share a fun diy shadow box using a box lid. Any kind of sturdy box lid will work for this. I used a box lid from a boxed thank you card set came in about 5x7 in size . I loved the way the box top had script on it and already had a finished look to it. Of course if you are using a more basic or a patterned lid you don't like you can easily decoupage coordinating paper onto it.

So to start I am using papers and stickers from the Graphic 45 Joy to the World Collection. I found a few pattern papers with angels and flowers on it that I liked and traced the box lid onto the one I use as the inside base layer. I then cut it out and glued it down inside of box lid using double sided tape. ( my fav tape- I will link it at the bottom of post)

Sorry this pic is a little blurry I was late night crafting in between cookie baking and the lighting in my dining room is not great

I then started fussy cutting out images and words I liked from various papers from the collection to see what I wanted to add to the background paper of the shadow box.

Next I layered on more pattern paper with foam tape from my stash to the background paper

And so we keep adding layers in. I then added a angel I cut out and foam taped her in as well.

Next I glued in joy to the world near her feet and added beautiful paper flowers from my stash from prima and 49 and market.

Lastly, I used gold glitter to accent the flowers, bells, and angel to make it pop with sparkle. Oh I almost forgot, I added a border sticker from the collection to the bottom of the edge of the box to look like trim.

Here is a picture of the shadow box done with close-ups :

I had so much fun making this!

This is the collection kit I used :

FotoBella has put together this 12x12 I Want It ALL! Bundle just for you! This scrapbooking kit includes the Joy to the World 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and decorative sticker sheet), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, tags and pockets, 12"x12" decorative and alphabet combo sticker sheets, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box.
Go Here to get it the bundle

Here are all the goodies i used :

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Tags & Pockets

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Joy to the World 12x12 Collection Pack

Graphic 45 Joy to the World 12x12 Patterns & Solid Pad

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Chipboard

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Stickers

FotoBella Clear Storage Box for 12x12 Paper and Projects

Scor tape

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Christmas Cards Craft with me.

Hello crafty friends, Today I would like to share some Christmas cards that are quick and easy to make. I used the new "Here Comes Santa Claus" collection by Echo Park and you can get this collection at FotoBella.com. Come craft with me.


Using just a few supplies, I created three Christmas cards with the "Here Comes Santa Claus" paper collection by Echo Park. I also used 110 lb craft and white cardstock for the base of my cards and a few little embellishments I had on hand. The cards are so adorable and so festive. I hope that you will join me in crafting these cards by watching the Craft with Me video below:


The items I used in this Design Team project are: Here Comes Santa Claus Paper Collection by Echo Park, Echo Park Here Comes Santa Clause Enamel Dots, the Here Comes Santa Claus Frames & Tags, Here Comes Santa Claus Solids paper collection.

I would also love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel, "Pretty Fun Stuff" and look for more video tutorials, project shares, haul videos and more. I have a Giveaway going on right now from November 20th to December 31, 2019 so be sure to watch and enter

Thank you for joining me today. ​I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful.

Blessings and Hugs,
Diane


Monday, December 30, 2019

How to Make a Snow Themed Scrapbook Page

Penny here to show you how to make a snow themed scrapbook layout. This layout features my daughter, and granddaughter having fun tubing in the snow.

FotoBella Snow Layout using Crta Bella Christmas Collection Scrapbook layout
Snow Themed Layout Using Carta Bella Christmas Collection

To start my scrapbook layout I chose my paper from the FotoBella Online Scrapbook Store. I liked the snowflake paper from this Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Collection-Kit.

FotoBella Carta Bella Christmas Scrapbook Collection
Carta Bella Christmas Collection

I also used the matching cardstock from the Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Solids-Kit to cut out a large blue background square. I love it when manufactures make matching cardstock and embellishments for their kits. It makes crafting your projects and scrapbook pages so much easier.

FotoBella Carta Bella Christmas Scrapbook Cardstock Collection
Christmas Cardstock Collection From Carta Bella

To the top of my cardstock I used another strip of their pattern paper, and on the bottom of my scrapbook page I added some snowflake ribbon, that I already had on hand. Next I added the top two photos.

FotoBella Carta Bella Snowflake Scrapbook  Paper
Snowflake Patter Paper, and Matching Solids from Carta Bella

For my bottom photo I used what was supposed to be a Christmas card photo holder. It had a snowflake theme that matched my scrapbook page. I cut out the back and used a portion of it in my shaker box, and as backing to the white accessories at the top right of my page.

FotoBella Snow Scrapbook Themed layout
Snow layout with added photos

To make my shaker box I used a piece from Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-Frames-and-Tags to make the front of my box.

FotoBella Frames and Tags embellishments
FotoBella Carta Bella Christmas Frames and Tags

Next I added a clear plastic window. Then I added double stick foam to the back, and sides forming a box.

FotoBella Shaker Box

Next I added the snowflakes, and sequins. I used a piece of the Christmas card for the back. then I glued it all in place. To finish decorating the top I used a wooden snowflake, and some bling pieces. Then I glued it down to my scrapbook page.

FotoBella Carta Bella  Chipboard Accents
Carta Bella Chipboard Accents

Scattered throughout my winter scrapbook layout are chipboard snowflakes from the Carta-Bella-Merry-Christmas-6x13-Chipboard-Accents that match their pattern paper. I added some bling dots to most of them as I put them in place. I also added bling strips around my photos, and cardstock edges to help make them stand out on the layout.

FotoBella Snow Scrapbook Layout With Added Bling
FotoBella Snow Layout With Added Bling

I finished off my scrapbook layout with some sparkly ribbon bows. Super easy, and fun. I hope you had a great time following along, and that you stop back by the FotoBella Blog for more fun and inspiring projects. Till next time Happy Crafting! Love Penny

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Beautiful Angel Handmade Card Duo using Graphic 45

Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here. Today I am stopping by to share with you a beautiful duo of handmade card I made using the Graphic45 Joy To The World Collection. To make these cards I used the beautiful blue solid paper from the paper pad and cut it into a 4x6 card from the 12 x12 sheet. To make quick card blanks just make a cut every 4inches on a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and fold - you will have 3 handmade card bases.

4x6 card

For this card I used the joy to the world ephemera card and adhered it to the blue card base. Then for dimension, I added a beautiful paper flower and added gold glitter accents.

close-up
4 x 6 card #2

For my second handmade card I used the merry Christmas ephemera card and adhered it to the 4x6 blue card base. I then added some bits of doily from stash and added a paper flower on tops and more gold glitter.

Close-up

These cards we're so fun to make! Check out the links and info below about the goodies I used.

I want it all bundle

FotoBella has put together this 12x12 I Want It ALL! Bundle just for you! This scrapbooking kit includes the Joy to the World 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and decorative sticker sheet), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, tags and pockets, 12"x12" decorative and alphabet combo sticker sheets, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box.


Go Here to get it the bundle

Here are all the goodies in the bundle :

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Tags & Pockets

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Joy to the World 12x12 Collection Pack

Graphic 45 Joy to the World 12x12 Patterns & Solid Pad

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Chipboard

Graphic 45 Joy to the World Stickers

FotoBella Clear Storage Box for 12x12 Paper and Projects

what i used:

Graphic 45 joy to the world cards
Graphic 45 patterns and solids paper pad

From my stash-

49 and market flowers - but check out Fotobella.com gorgeous prima flowers that coordinate beautifully too

gold glitter glue

doily

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor :)