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Monday, June 19, 2017

Sweet Summer Card

     Today kicks off the first day of Summer, bringing with it lots of delicious fruits that I look forward to every year! Drea here with the Design Team, and I dug through some of my older bundles to come up with this card featuring Bo Bunny's Forever Young Collection from No matter what collection you're using, Bo Bunny's Ephemera is always the perfect choice for card making!

     From the Ephemera, I used the papers inked with Black Soot Distress Ink, and the arrow from the stamp set that I embossed in white. The card base measures 6"  X 6" from white cardstock, which I also used to make the banner inked with Festive Berries Distress Ink and my Blending Tool. Then I added the grey and black alpha stickers that come in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack, and the SWEET banner piece that comes in the Noteworthy. All of the fruit is also included in the Noteworthy pack, besides the Chipboard. Then I finished it off with my signature hand-stitching. 

      Have a wonderful Summer from all of us at FotoBella

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day from the team here at FotoBella.

Hello everyone, Jeri here to show you the Father’s Day Card I made for my Dad.

I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo from FotoBella, and I think it’s one of my most favorite purchases ever! Not only did FotoBella offer the best price out there, but they offered a bundle which came with heat transfer sheets and a month free of Silhouette Store downloads.
I have used this machine non stop since it arrived.  And of course I wanted to cut something unique for my Father’s Day Card.

I found this awesome Tool Card in the Silhouette Store, and knew it was perfect. 

I gathered some Silver paperWood paper and the awesome Brick Sheet from the Bo BunnyLife in Color I Want It All Bundle.

The new Silhouette V4.0 program is incredible! So easy to use!! I was able to open up the file for this card and pick and choose which parts I wanted cut out of which paper. Easily loaded the machine, easily cut and easily put together all of the parts.

Used some double sided tape to stick this gift card inside and left a little room for a note.

When making a card, you always need to hand make a matching envelope. The We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board makes this super quick and super easy!

Just choose your envelope size, cut cardstock to size, make a few punches and score lines! Use some good adhesive to put it all together, and you have are finished!

If time is flying by you, and today snuck up too quickly, it is not too late to make a card for all the wonderful Dads in your life. A simple sheet of paper, folded with some heartfelt words inside is all you need.

Don’t forget to stop by FotoBella and see all the new products, machines and tools we have

Friday, June 16, 2017

Stamperia Around the World Layout

     Hello FotoBella Fans! Drea here with the Design Team, and I'm back with another layout featuring Stamperia's Around the World collection, and this great photo of my late grandpa.

     These awesome papers were just screaming to be torn and distressed! Then I had to add some splashes with the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil. The first layer was done with Weathered Wood Distress Ink applied with my Blending Tool. Next came a coat of Prima Marketing's Clear Gesso for some dimension. Once dry, I used my finger to smudge a little of Tumbled Glass Distress Crayon from Set #5 without the stencil.

          I fussy-cut the fish on top, and inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, also used around half of the paper behind the photo. Then I gave it a coat of Ranger's Glossy Accents to give it that fresh out of the water look, and popped it up with some foam tape.

          Not wanting to cover the whale with my paper layers, I used an X-acto knife to cut him in half, and also gave him a coat of Glossy Accents.

     I wish I knew the story behind this photo, but was able to preserve my late Grandma's handwriting on the back of the photo by printing it onto a torn piece of the cream paper inked along the bottom and right edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love how closely it matches the script on the background paper!  I also added one of her buttons to the center of the Wooden Embellishment.

          Thanks for looking, and shop for these supplies and more!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today is Flag Day!

Today is Flag Day  
(For a history of Flag Day click here!)
On June 14, all over America citizens will fly "Old Glory" to commemorate this day, and to celebrate the Red, White and Blue Icon synonymous with Freedom! .
Planning a 4th of July project?  It's easy!  To see what paper collections we carry that would be appropriate for your project, go to our homepage at and select one of the following:
1. Product type: 20 sub categories and thousands of products
2. Theme: 15 subcategories and over 50 themes
3. Brand: 35 Brands, including Bo Bunny, Graphic 45 and others
4. Color: the perfect supplies organized by color to match your project
You just CLICK and does the rest!  Our website goes through thousands of products and selects only those that match your search criteria.  

Whether it’s based on your sense of style or something more concrete like a specific event, picking your theme can help you find the perfect paper and embellishments for your project. We have cataloged our products by a variety of themes, a few of which include events & occasions, holidays and paper crafting styles. 

Since today is Flag Day, I am reminded that the 4th of July, America's Independence Day, isn't far away! 

To find what products we carry that would correspond, I simply selected "4th of July" under Holidays, which is under "Theme".
Some items (there are many more!) that I found:

Bo Bunny Firecracker Collection Pack

Planning your project is easy and stress-free with

Have a Safe and Happy Flag Day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Stamperia Around the World Getting Around Layout

     Hello! Drea here with the FotoBella Design Team, and I've been saving this precious family photo on my dad's side, that dates back to 1915, for just the right collection. As soon as I saw the vintage Stamperia Around the World Collection, from FotoBella, I knew it was meant to scrap this photo with. Not only does the background paper match the color and texture of the bricks in the photo, but even the style of the bikes match perfectly!

     Other than the postcard that I cut below the photo, inking the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, the rest of the papers from the 12 X 12 Paper Pad were torn, including the black cardstock matting the photo. Then I used my finger to apply Prima Marketing's Metallique Wax (Rich Copper) to the edges. 

     I also used the Wax to cover the black alpha stickers that I had stashed away for YEARS now, in my title and for the date, machine stitching the zigzag underneath. 

     And finally, I used the Wax over Prima Marketing's Heavy Black Gesso that I applied to the Bike Stencil.

     Thanks for taking a peek, and shop for these supplies and more! 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Summer Paradise Layout

Welcome!  Jessica here with you today.  I'm sharing another layout I did using the Bo Bunny Make a Splash Collection.  If you haven't fallen in love with this collection yet, you need to.  It makes for some great summer layouts.  I used those penguins again with the palm trees it is a great combo.This layout makes me want to head back to the beach soon!  

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

California Welcome Gift

Hello everyone!

Jeri here, and I was so excited to have had some of my family come out to California this month!

I was also very excited to open my FotoBella Design Team package and see the Carta Bella Let's Cruise Collection!
This collection is totally themed around a Cruise, but I knew I could find parts in it to make this fun California Welcome Gift for my family.

I grabbed a cardboard beer holder and spray painted it blue. Layered some of the ocean themed papers and stickers from the Collection. I punched out the word CALI using the We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

I filled the holder with some sunscreen, sunglasses for each of my nephews and a water toy.

And of course, I included a beer for each my brother and sister in law!

If you are taking a Cruise vacation this summer, you need to get the Carta Bella Let's Cruise Collection! It is perfect for scrapping your memories!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Stamperia Around the World Art Journal Tutorial

     Hello FotoBella Fans! Drea here with the Design Team, and I have a fun mixed media page to share with you using Stamperia's Around the World Collection from FotoBella. I just LOVE the vintage travel papers, including both sides, so you might want to order another, because I was definitely having a hard time deciding which side to use!

                                   Supplies:                                                                  Tools:

            Stamperia Around the World 12 X 12 Paper Pad                     Stipple Brush
            Stamperia Around the World Bicycle Stencil                           Scissors
            Stamperia Geography Stamp
            Prima Marketing Heavy Black Gesso
            Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Vintage
            Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain
            Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain
            Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
            Distress Crayons Set #3
            Distress Crayons Set #5
            Glue or Glue Stick


1. Cut and glue these four postcards from one sheet of the Around the World Paper Pad.

2. Use scissors to fussy-cut these three travel pics from another sheet.

3. Layer and glue your fussy-cut pieces as shown.

4. Ink Geography Stamp with permanent black ink, and stamp on the top right corner. Then ink just         part of your stamp, and stamp on the left. 

5. Apply a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Vintage over entire page with a large brush or     foam brush. 

6. Color stamping edges and background with Distress Crayons, using Vintage Photo from Set #3,           and Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Frayed Burlap from Set #5.

7. Line bottom of stencil with the bottom of your page, and apply black gesso to the quote, wheel,           and tires treads. Unfortunately I didn't get a photo with the tire treads because I added it later. 

8. Once gesso dries, use stencil again over the gesso to apply Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain         with a stipple brush, using a napkin or paper towel to immediately wipe some of it off. 

9. Finally apply Antiqued Bronze Distress Spray Stain over stencil work and page. I also sprayed some along the right with some water, and made some drips along the left.

    Here's a close-up of the quote. 

And a close-up of the stamp.

          Thanks for looking, and visit FotoBella to get these supplies and more!