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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Simple Vintage Rosette Lollipops By Jeanne

Hello again craft friends! I'm back this week with some fun Christmas projects that I created using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Collection. These are a quick and fun way to create some added Christmas decor to your home for the holidays.

Simple Vintage Country Christmas
Simple Stories Country Christmas

I created these using some small wooden spools, different trim, gold resin angels, metal filigree snowflakes , some lollipop sticks to hold the paper rosettes that I made using the papers , some of which I had left over from a previous project, some of the chipboard & ephemera and lastly used the washi tape that came with the collection. They vary in sizes, the 1st one on the photo above is 4 inches in width, the next one is 3 1/4, & the last is 4 1/4.

Collection pack
Matching cardstock

Christmas is not that far away If you like these super cute Christmas projects, you can find a a lot of video tutorials on YouTube. I hope that you like what I came up with. I will be back again and next time it will be a tutorial on a fun project.

Thank you so much for checking out my story today!

~Hugs~ Jeanne

Products used in this project:

SS Simple Vintage Country Christmas Collection

SS Simple Vintage Country Christmas Basic

Simple Vintage Country Christmas Bits and Pieces Ephemera Pieces

SS Simple Vintage Country Christmas Washi Tape

SS Simple Vintage Country Christmas Chip board pieces

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FotoBella Design Team Post - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Collection - Hot Cocoa / Mug Cake Mix Packet Gift Set Tutorial by Carolina Hill

Hi, guys! Carolina here, again! This time to share with you another Fotobella Design Team Post. Another version of a Hot Cocoa / Mug Cake Mix Packet Gift Set using the beautiful “Christmas Memories Collection” by PhotoPlay.

Hot Cocoa / Mug Cake Mix Packet Gift Set

I love making these little Packets! You can also make them as Loaded Pockets and pack them full of anything your heart desires :)

I made a tutorial for it that I’m sharing in my YouTube Channel: Carolina’s Creations-Handmade, along with a Free Template for my Subscribers. So, make sure to check it out!

Craft Fair Ideas 2019 - DIY Hot Cocoa / Mug Cake Mix Packet - FotoBella Design Team - Free Template

Also, don’t forget to check out the links to the online store I’m posting down below for the supplies I used to make this beautiful Gift Set. I love gifting handmade items for the Holidays, specially things that can be not only “yummy”, but useful. And who doesn’t like “yummy”, right?

You can see here the Tags and the Packet that create my little Gift Set!
I made the Tag Cards using the Blank Cards that come in the Christmas Memories Collection Card Kit!
And the beautiful Stickers Included in the Kits!

You can see in this picture the Walnut Brownie Mug Cake Mix from Duncan Hines that I'm including in this little Gift Set. It fits perfectly my Packet :)

Here you have all the Tags that I included in my Gift Set!

You can see in this picture all the tags. Two of them are Card Tags made out of 1 Card Blank from the ones included in the "Christmas Memories Collection" by PhotoPlay, and the other one is a Tag that came in the Ephemera Pack for the same Collection that I backed with white Cardstock and added a little Sticker from the Collection and Gold Ribbon to match the other Tags. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite! :)

If you didn’t see my prior Design Team Project, make sure to check it out here on the Fotobella Blog, and here in m YouTube Channel Carolina’s Creations-handmade where I share the beautiful Papers, Stickers, Stamps and Ephemera you can find in this Christmas Memories Collection from PhotoPlay. As I said before, it is not only beautiful, but so well put together creating with it is a breeze, and your projects will be nicely coordinated without putting too much work into guessing what colors or elements will go well together. They do a lot of that for you in this Collection! So, grab your Cup of Cocoa or Coffee and take advantage of the tutorial and Free Template I Created for this project that I’m also sharing for Free with my Subscribers. Then Click on the links below for the supplies I used and you will be all set to start creating your beautiful Gift Sets!

And don’t forget to leave a comment below and let us know how you like my project and the Christmas Memories Collection! We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you here soon with my next Design Team Post! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Turkey ;)

Big hug!

your crafty friend,


Hey! Don't forget to check out the links to the Supplies I used that you can get at ;)

_ PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Tags

_ Photoplay Christmas Memories Stamps Elements

_ PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Stamps Santa

_ PhotoPlay Christmas Memories 6x6 Pad

_ PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Card Kit

_ PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Collection Pack

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christmas Treasures Handmade Card Ideas

Hi everyone....Laurie here sharing my handmade card ideas with another project using the fabulous Christmas Treasures collection from BoBunny.

The collection includes a fun stamp set with a cute little stocking that was crying to be hung......

Christmas Treasures Handmade Card Ideas
The Stockings Were Hung

I stamped the image twice with Black Soot Distress Ink and colored it with Faber-Castell pencils. I added one of the banners from the Noteworthy collection and used the small candy dots in the corners. I added the stamped mat over the ribbon with pop dots to add some dimension. This collection is great for quick easy Christmas cards that have a nostalgic theme.

This is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. I matted the plaid paper for the first layer and wrapped the ribbon across the middle of the matted piece. I stamped the stockings onto a piece of white cut at 3 3/8" x 4" and then matted it onto a piece of red cardstock. I like to cut my cardstock 3/16" smaller than the piece it is being layered onto. Most people either cut 1/8" or 1/4" smaller but I like the look that falls between the two.

I hope my card inspires you with handmade card ideas of your own to create a fun easy Christmas card today. It is snowing here in Michigan so it is easy to get in the mood!

The products I used for this card are:

BoBunny Christmas Treasures Collection
Black Soot Distress Ink

You can find these and so many other great products here.

I will be making some more fun projects throughout the season using this great collection. You can follow along here and on my blog at

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gift Box Card - Design Team

Several years ago, I learned how to make a cute card that is also a little box filled with tags. I altered the measurements so it would measure 5" x 7" when finished. I thought it would offer a few more opportunities to get creative with some tags. But this time, I chose to stick with the great little tags that are included on the Cardstock Sticker sheet that comes in the Christmas Treasures collection....but who knows about future projects.

This is the card when it is closed:

Gift Box Card

I just adore the plaids in this collection! I added two of the pieces from the layered chipboard stickers to spread some "peace and joy." Then I "doctored" up one of the poinsettias and holly leaves from the Noteworthy pack. I snipped between the petals of the flower and the holly leaves and then rolled a stylus on the back side. Then I flipped them over and pressed gently in the center to lift the leaves and petals. It completely changes the look of the pieces.....

I matted the inside of the "box" and added another great sentiment from the Noteworthy pack in the center. I matted the sticker tags onto red cardstock and then again onto white so it would be easier to add the "to and from" to the back. Or these little tags could also be added to a package purely for decoration. I tied a piece of baker's twine through the hole I punched with my crop-a-dile.

Inside of card

This is definitely the type of card you would want to send at the beginning of December so the tags could be used on packages. A card like this always inspired me to drag out my dies to see what I can come up with for tags. But I couldn't resist using these cute little stickers instead. They are just too sweet!

I used the BoBunny Christmas Treasures collection for this fun project and you can find it here.

Stay tuned for some more great tag ideas......

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Simple Vintage Country Christmas Mini Album

Hello FotoBella crafty friends! Jeanne here with you today to share with you my very 1st Design Team project. When I received this collection I knew immediately what I would be creating! This collection is from Simple Stories called Simple Vintage Country Christmas and its a beautiful collection that you are able to create a variety of Christmas projects. If you would like to take a look at my unboxing video you can view it here:

FotoBella November Unboxing Video

Mini albums have become one of my favorite projects to make since I began crafting 6 years ago. I love how you can create mini albums and fill them with all of your memories according to occasion, holidays, etc. I will definitely be using this one to store memories from this coming Christmas.

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Mini Album Front
Vintage Country Christmas Mini Album

You can view my photo gallery of album here just follow the arrows on the right of the photo! There were so many fun goodies from this collection to fill this mini album.

I do hope that you liked what I created as my first project as a designer for FotoBella and I am certainly excited to see you back to see the rest of the projects I was able to create with this amazingly stunning Country Christmas collection! Thank you for checking out my post today and I will see you all real soon!

~Hugs~ Jeanne

FotoBella Design Team Simple Stories Simply Vintage Country Christmas Mini Album

Here is a list of the products I used on this project from the collection I received:

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas 6x8 Pad

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Simple Basics Kit

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Mini Sticker Tablet

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas 6X12 Chipboard

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Bits and Pieces

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Floral Bits and Pieces

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Country Christmas Washi Tape

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Autumn Splendor Journal by Diane

Hello Friends,

Today I would like to share with you another FotoBella Design Team project using the Autumn Splendor Collection. The air is getting crisper and as the wind picks up and it becomes a little cooler, you know it's time for the Autumn colors to appear. I have a super cute little journal to share.

Autumn Splendor Journal
Autumn Splendor Journal
Autumn Splendor Journal

This little journal was made using the Autumn Splendor Paper Collection kit, the Mini Sticker Tablet and the Washi Tape all by Simple Stories and available at This collection is really beautiful and I know you will not be disappointed. I had so much fun using it and because it is so well designed my projects went together so easily. Below I have a fun little project share video for you:

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my little project and I hope you were inspired. Be sure to visit FotoBella. com for this and more beautiful paper collections, ephemera, stickers, chipboard and many other excellent products.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, "Pretty Fun Stuff" and look for the upcoming "Giveaway" video I will be hosting. I hope you enjoyed today's post and I also hope you were inspired to make something beautiful today.

Blessings and Hugs,


Products used: Autumn Splendor 12x12 Collection Kit by Simple Stories, Autumn Splendor Mini Sticker Tablet, Autumn Splendor Washi Tape.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Halloween door decor and cute scrapbook page

Hi all, can you believe that Halloween is almost here? If you are like me,I don’t have my Halloween box of decorations down yet because i have been busy . But ,what’s the crafty girl to do? Make your own Halloween decor of course! So, today I’m stopping by to share a large paper wreath I made using the simple stories say cheese Halloween collection. First I took four 12 x 12 coordinating pattern papers and cut them all in half so that each pattern paper you have to strips paper for each. I then accordion fold every piece .I then connected them all together to make one long strip. Next, I took the two ends and glue them together which will form your circular base. Set that aside now and grab a piece of cardboard or cereal box . Cut a 12 inch circle. Now at the 12 inch circle of cardboard will be your base for holding your strip of accordion circle paper. Shape your accordion strip to a circle put down glue on your base and lay it on top . Now cut a 4 inch circle of a coordinating patterned paper to cover the middle hole and glue down . Then ,embellish the center with stickers or chipboard stickers from the collection . Last I punched two holes on the top and put a ribbon through so to hang the paper wreath.

14 inch Halloween paper door wreath

Close-up of wreath

Now, you know i Just had to make a scrapbook page too -For this page i used the polka dot pattern paper for the background and then layered the purple wrmk cardstock paper on top and doodled around the edges with a black marker. I used its of pattern papers from the collection to mat my photo of my middle daughter and then embellished with cutaparts,stickers,diecuts and chipboard stickers to frame the photo some more.

12 x 12 scrapbook page
close-up of 12 x12 page

Supplies I used :

Simple stories say cheese halloween chipboard

Say Cheese Halloween Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Happy Kids Bits & Pieces by Simple Stories

Say Cheese Halloween Collection Kit by Simple Stories

DIY Party Cardstock Paper Pack (48 sheets) by We R Memory Keepers

adhesive and doodling pen from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor :)