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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 :)

Thursday, November 7, 2019

FotoBella Design Team Post - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Collection - "Cake in a Mug Gift Set" by Carolina Hill

Hi, guys!

Carolina here with my first Design Team project for FotoBella Online Craft Store!

I’m so excited! I can’t wait to share with you my Designs using the fabulous PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Collection!

I used it to create this beautiful “Cake in a Mug Christmas Gift Set”.

I’m also including a “Seasons of Joy” Christmas Card made using the Blank Cards, a tag, and some stickers from the kits.

FotoBella Design Team
FotoBella Design Team - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories "Cake in a Mug Gift Set"

I made a Mug Cake Packet that includes:

_ 1 Walnut Brownie Cake in a Mug packet,

_ 2 Card Tags (made using the Blank Cards included in the Card Kit), and

_ 1 Gift Tag made with a Cutout from the Paper Collection and a little fussy cutting from the Paper Pad.

FotoBella Design Team
FotoBella Design Team - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories "Cake in a Mug Gift Set"

I can not tell you how much I love this PhotoPlay Christmas Memories Collection! Love the beautiful Papers and Stickers, and how easy it is to put together a project using any of the elements included in their Kits. They take all the guess work away from you! If you struggle with coordinating elements and/or colors, to create a beautiful and cohesive design, this is the Collection for you!

I also love the quality of the Stickers, they are thick and sturdy which gives your projects a very nice finish.

There are so many things you can create using this beautiful line from PhotoPlay, and they make it so easy to work with them, you’ll be done in no time!

Fotobella Design Team
FotoBella Design Team - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories "Cake in a Mug Gift Set"

I hope you like my Designs and they inspire you to create!

Please, visit my YouTube Channel: Carolina's Creations-Handmade for a close up video of these projects! and if you like my project, don't forget to like my video, leave a comment, and subscribe to my channel for more inspiration and tutorials!

Fotobella Design Team
FotoBella Design Team - PhotoPlay Christmas Memories "Cake in a Mug Gift Set"

I’m going to list here the name of the products I used, along with links to find them 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

So, make sure you click on the links for the products to get their beautiful Collection, and have tons of fun creating all those beautiful Holiday Projects you’ve been wanting to make!

Please make sure to leave us a comment here at the FotoBella Blog, We would love to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by, and have an amazing week! Big hug!

Your crafty friend,

_Carolina Hill <3

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Autumn Splendor Cards

Hello Friends,

It's Diane here and Today, I would like to share with you another FotoBella Design Team project using the Autumn Splendor Collection by Simple Stories. I made some Autumn cards for you. I love the colors of fall and this collection does not disappoint. This collection is full of gorgeous blooms, wonderful foliage, pumpkins, acorns, butterflies and bees. Come join me and come see the beautiful colors of fall.

These cards were created using the Autumn Splendor Paper Collection kit, the Autumn Splendor Simple Basics kit, the Autumn Splendor Foliage Bits & Pieces, and the Autumn Splendor Bits & Pieces. You can find all these products at

Come craft with me and watch my Card Making Video Tutorial below:

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my cards and card making video.

Be sure to visit the FotoBella web store for this collection and more gorgeous crafting products, including paper collections by Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Prima, Stamperia and more. FotoBella also has Tim Holtz, 49 and Market, Ranger, Petaloo and We R Memory Keepers. Come visit today.

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

Blessings and Hugs,


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Design Team Project - Christmas Treasures

Fotobella Design Team - Christmas Treasures

Hi everyone, I'm Laurie and am so excited to be part of the 2019-2020 Fotobella Design Team. Before I share my first project with you, let me tell you a little about myself. I have been crafting for over 30 years and have done so many types of crafts. I started out making wood and cloth items which I sold at craft shows and to some local stores. I loved it! I was lucky enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom while my son was growing up and I had a husband who was a great supporter! He would cut my wood on the weekends so I could spend the week painting and staining. But, after years of being self-employed, I decided to get a real job and I went back to school. All it really got me was deeper in debt and! Now, I am retired, widowed, and a craft addict! I live with my mom and we craft our hearts out together! When I take a day off it is usually to spend some time with my son and daughter-in-law and my two precious 1-year old twin grandsons. They are truly the lights of my life! Well, enough about me....let's get crafting!

I was super excited when I opened my design team package and found the Christmas Treasures collection by BoBunny inside! It had been sitting in my online cart waiting for me to push that "purchase" button so I was already contemplating the fun I could have with it before it even arrived. This collection is a wonderful vintage nostalgic blend of rich colors and beautiful graphics. As soon as I saw this page, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it:

Christmas Treasures Reindeer

Living in the Midwest, I have seen many deer heads mounted on walls. And these were just too cute not to hang on my wall! So, I cut the squares apart but they were a bit large for my d├ęcor piece. So, I fussy cut each one along the edges of the picture frame portion of the 3x4 cut-apart. They came out perfect! Then I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to "dirty" up the edges for a vintage effect:

I cut out each of the reindeer and the piece with the Sleigh Rides sign. I used the backside of the Christmas Treasures Dear Santa page for my background because it has a terrific reindeer border. After all the pieces were ready, I attached them with pop dots to give them some dimension. Then I added some of the large candy dots in between to add a little embellishment. I didn't want to go too crazy with that because I really wanted the reindeer to be the "stars of the show." When it was all finished, I put it in a 12x12 black shadowbox frame. I just love the way it turned out!

Reindeer On The Wall Home Decor

I hope you enjoy my first project with this amazing collection. I can't wait to share more with you during the next few weeks! You can purchase all of the products I used here. Grab yours today and craft along with me!

The products I used:

BoBunny Christmas Treasures I Want I All
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Mini Ink Blending Tool