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Friday, May 31, 2019

Beachy Shadow Box with the Bo Bunner Summer Mood Collection

Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with a tutorial to make this fun summertime shadow box.  This little piece is perfect if you want to commemorate an amazing beach trip or display a special vacation photo.

Start by painting your shadow box in a color that coordinates with the Summer Mood Collection.  Here I’m using teal acrylic paint that has been thinned with water a bit to yield a sun-bleached appearance.

Trim a piece of 12x12 cardstock from the Summer Mood Collection to fit within your box.  I trimmed the “Surprise” sheet to 8.5” x 8.5” and adhered it to the back of my shadow box using a very thin layer of liquid glue.

Using a palette knife, apply texture paste along the bottom edge of the background with loose, uneven strokes.  Create a few fluffy clouds at the top, either freehand or by using a stencil.

Sprinkle sand over the texture paste along the bottom edge of the background while still wet and carefully collect the excess.  If you saved some sand and small seashells from your beach trip, this is a great place to use them!  Set aside to allow the paste to fully dry.

Adhere the layered chipboard sticker in the lower left corner of the box (creating a cluster of pinwheels).  Apply the cardstock sticker from the collection to the upper right corner of the box.

To mat my photo, I choose a sheet from the 6x6 paper pad in the collection.  Because the patterns are much smaller compared to the 12x12 cardstock, you will see more of the pattern in the small border around the photo.

Adhere the matted photo between the two stickers using a double layer of foam adhesive to make it stand out. 

To create a little banner, fold the banner stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet in the collection over a small length of black baker’s twine, ensuring the fishtail ends line up. 

Adhere the banner and popsicles and pinwheels from the Noteworthy pack to the outside of the shadow box with a strong adhesive or hot glue.

Add a few sentiment strips from the cardstock sticker sheet in the collection underneath the photo to finish the shadow box off.

Here is a closer look at the sand element in my box…I think it adds such a fun touch!  I hope you enjoyed this fun summertime shadow box project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop by the FotoBella store to pick up this beautiful collection today!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bo Bunny Harmony Layout Tutorial

I came across the old picture of my youngest and just knew it would be paired perfectly with the Bo Bunny Harmony Bundle.

For the title part, I used the chipboard wording  to create a banner effect in combination with the sticker banner that was in the collection. 

What I love most about this bundle is the multiple embellishments in your packet that are perfect for projects.  I created the layered border using a border punch. I cut four pieces of papers in strips of 2 inch by 12 and then created the border cuts with my border punch.  I them stacked them on top.

This layout is just perfect to bring for those Spring theme photos.  Hope this project brought you some inspiration and can't wait to see what lovely layout you create with this collection.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bo Bunny Harmony Card Box and Cards

Hello everyone. Olivia here. Today I am showcase a box I decorated and also three set of cards I created using the Bo Bunny Collection called Harmony. This gorgeous collection is perfect for spring theme cards and projects. The set has a want it all package with 12x12 papers, bards, chipboard, stickers and die-cuts.

For the card box I used a plain Kraft box for holding cards. I then layered it with some of the 12x12 papers from the collection and added various chipboard pieces.

Next I created a trio of cards from the collection.  I love making starburst style cards because it is a great way to use up a variety of scraps.  

Hope you all enjoyed this project. This is an adorable gift idea for that friend who loves to send out a card to his or her friends or family. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Summer Mood Card Trio

Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with some bright and cheerful cards made with the Bo Bunny Summer Mood Collection.  If you have summer birthdays to celebrate or vacation photos to scrap, this collection is perfect with its sunny colors and breezy images.

For this card, I started by matting some of the patterned paper from the collection with black canvas cardstock and adhered it all to a 5" x 7" white side-folding cardbase.  Then I cut out some of the borders and notecards in the collection, matted them as well, and adhered them to the card front with tape runner and foam adhesive.

To finish the card, I matted the banner sentiment and orange slices from the Noteworthy ephemera pack with more black cardstock and popped them up with foam adhesive.  A pink organza bow from my stash adds just a bit of feminine flair.

This next card starts with a background of pink polka dot cardstock from the Double Dot Paper Bundle matted and adhered onto a 5" x 7" white card base.  Then I stamped a sentiment from my stash inside one of the notecards I cut from the patterned paper in the collection.

To embellish it, I added a border strip from the Noteworthy ephemera pack to the bottom and tied a quick bow with black baker's twine from my stash.

My final card again starts with a background of pink polka dot cardstock from the Double Dot Paper Bundle matted and adhered onto a 5" x 7" white card base.

I kept the design simple with a few panels trimmed out of the patterned paper in the collection, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on top of the card base with foam adhesive.  Then I embellished it with a little striped ribbon from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheery card trio and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the FotoBella store to pick up this beautiful collection today!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Tags

     If ever there was a collection that speaks to my soul, it's the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) I Want It All Bundle from! Drea here with an assortment of tags to showcase some of the fabulous patterns, animals, and quotes that are included. So grab your supplies and follow along. 


-Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Tags & Pockets                         
-Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Ephemera                                  
-Black Cardstock or Tags measuring 6" X 4"
-Cheesecloth (Optional) or black and white twine/ribbon
-Palette Knife
-Small Paintbrush


1. Select images from the (Kaleidoscope) Tags & Pockets. To finish the edges, apply black gesso with a palette knife and let dry. Then use a small paintbrush to apply a light layer of white gesso on top. If using a pocket, assemble and glue together, as shown with the peacock one. 

2. Adhere Tags & Pockets to smaller Ephemera cards after finishing the edges again with the black and white gesso

3. At this point I decided to cut off the top remaining corners of the Ephemera card from the elephant tag. 

4. Now cut tags from black cardstock using the Cricut (Plantin SchoolBook cartridge) at 6". You could use any die cutting machine with a tag, or use pre-made ones that measure 6" x 4". 

5. Select papers from the Collection Pack and/or Patterns & Solids, and cut just slightly smaller than 4" X 5". It should cover the width of your tag. 

6. If working with a curved tag, like mine, mark the corners with a pencil on the backs of the papers, and cut out.

7. Finish edges again using the same black and white gesso technique. You could also use paint if you don't have gesso, but you won't get the dimension. 

8. Attach to tags and apply gesso to the holes and along the top edges.

9. Adhere Tags & Pockets from step 2, to the larger tags in the previous step. 

10. Finally, cut 12" strips from cheesecloth at about an inch or two wide, and tie into a bow on top. You could also use black and white twine or ribbon. 

     I hope you'll give these a try, and make them your own, using the fun and colorful Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) Bundle from

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Box

     Hello! Drea here, and the fabulous Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope 12 X 12 I Want It All Bundle from has all of my faves, from peacocks to elephants, along with my favorite colors (teals, greens, blues, and purples). The gorgeous Papers and Chipboard were perfect to create this square box, measuring 9"X 5"!

     I couldn't decide between the purple or blue paper along the bottom, so I used both on each side with the Kaleidoscope Patterns & Solids.

     All of the gold was done with Prima Marketing Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) added to Black Gesso, including the Finnabair doily stencil on the lid. Originally I added the stencil to the purple paper, but decided to add another layer using the green for some more contrast. 

     The hinges were made from a cereal box using the Chipboard (red fabulous tag) as a stencil to create the shape, and the Prima Marketing (French Riveria Anchor and Shell) Stencil to make the rope design on the sides. The iridescent rhinestones reflect the beautiful colors, and have been in my stash for a long time now. 

     To the front side of the lid, I added the colorful Chipboard piece, embossed twice with Lindy's Gang (Clearly Clear) Embossing Powder, also used on the oval piece on top to make it look like glass.

         Thanks for your visit and pick up the Graphic 45 (Kaleidoscope) 12 X 12 I Want It All Bundle at!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Graphic 45 Flutter Accordion Album

Hello everyone. It is Olivia here to share this adorable Accordion Mini Album I created. This design is not my original design but I just love the interesting shape and how easily it folds up.  For this album, I am using Graphic 45 Flutter Paper Collection and the Graphic 45 Flutter Tags and Pockets

Now on the cover page, I used some glitter paste to create those awesome 3D flowers with a stencil. I am loving the Bo Bunny Glitter Paste and have a few more projects in the work with it. I will try to get a tutorial up on this paste soon. 

The tricky thing about this album is it is super hard to take pictures off. But hope you can get an idea of the awesome layering that can be done on an album like this, especially with the gorgeous papers that Graphic 45 Creates.

See you all soon. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Suitcase Gift Card Holder with PhotoPlay Here & There Collection

Hi all, it's Annie and today I'm back with a fun gift project using the PhotoPlay Here & There Collection.  This time of year, I find myself giving tons of gift cards out to recent graduates and I thought it would be fun to dress a special one up for my niece.

The Here & There Collection was perfect to make this little suitcase holder for's vintage with some fun feminine touches.  I cut the box out of one of the sheets of patterned paper in the collection with my electronic cutting machine, but you could easily create a simple box shape by hand and decorate it to look like this as well.

Solid details like the straps, handle, and card holder insert were cut from Espresso Bean and Ecru cardstock.  I inked the edges of all of the pieces with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before assembling for a vintage look.

To mimic the look of travel stickers on a vintage suitcase, I added some ephemera pieces and cardstock stickers from the collection to the front.  As a final touch, I adhered a few paper flowers to the handle.

I hope you enjoyed this fun gift project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the FotoBella store and pick up this beautiful collection today!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

National Scrapbook Day with the FotoBella Design Team

Know what today is?
National Scrapbook Day!
A perfect day to celebrate all of the crafty things

Today we have the FotoBella Design Team, and a couple of incredible projects that they have crafted just for you.

Bloom & Grow Layout by Annie

I love bright colors and nature, so when I saw the Graphic 45 Flutter Collection, I knew I had to create something fun with it.  After splattering several colors of metallic paint diagonally across a piece of black canvas cardstock, I distressed the edges a bit and rubbed them with silver metallic wax.

Then I fussy-cut tons of butterflies, a few cards, and a frame out of some of the sheets in the collection and adhered them to the background with foam tape.  I made sure to curl all of the butterfly wings and add some rolled flowers from my stash so that everything looks like it's going to burst off the page.

Art Page by Drea

To scrap one of my favorite artists, I started this page with a piece of watercolor paper, adhered with napkins to give it texture similar to a canvas. Then I blended the background with Dylusions Paints, added some Prima Stamps (Finnabair Clear Stamp #4), and a couple of Stamperia Stencils (Steampunk Man and Clock and Mechanisms). The stencil work was done with black gesso and Art Alchemy Paints, with touches of Prima Rust Pastes. Some of the cogs and gears were made with the Finnabair Mechanica Mould, painted with black paint and Prima Waxes, and finished with some more Rust Pastes, also added to the Tim Holtz chains framing the painting. 

We hope you are inspired to create today. Make sure you visit to find all of your crafty products from your favorite companies.