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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chipboard Tags feat. Graphic 45 Life's A Journey

It's Jeanne, and this week I'm back with these large chipboard tags I created using Graphic 45's Life's A Journey Collection. I love creating tags to give just as a gift or make it into a card.

Graphic 45 Life's A Journey

I created this set of 2 large chipboard tags using these beautiful papers. As mentioned in my previous post, I gradually got comfortable creating with this paper collection so when choosing the papers for this project, I didn't want it too colorful so papers from both 12x12 sets were used on these tags.

I began but cutting two pieces of chipboard at 4x8, I then used Vintage Photo distress ink as well as Black Soot distress ink around the edges of the tag. I selected papers from the I Want It All Bundle for these tags. Although this collection is very colorful , I wanted to create these with the more neutral colors .

Once I was done adhering the papers on my tags, I finalized it using some laces andfew flowers and one one tag I did add pearls in and around my flowers.

I love to layer on what ever projects I create. I feel like it adds an additional interest and dimension to my projects. Don't worry about covering up items such as lace because you can always leave areas where they peek thru. It always fun to break down and see all of the detail of everyone's project so therefore that gave me the idea of creating projects like that.

I do hope that you enjoyed this short post that I created today. I hope that you are inspired to create your own tags even cards using some layering methods and perhaps sneaking in some surprise elements into your projects. It makes them that much more interesting just like your own personality!! See you all next week with another project!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

Products used on this project:

Graphic 45 Life's A Journey (I Want It All Bundle) excludes 8x8 paper pad

I Want It All Bundle from Fotobella

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 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