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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

FotoBella 2020-2021 Design Team

Please welcome our new FotoBella Design Team!

Design Team
  • Cris Cunningham
  • Lynda Keyes
  • Phyllis Fernandez
  • Kristine Woods
  • Diane Shull
  • Jeanne Rodriguez

We are so excited to have this group of talented crafters on our FotoBella Design Team for a full year. Each of them are so unique in their specialties and techniques. We can’t wait to see what they design for us.

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Also, keep checking back for exclusive creations from our Guest Designer; Chris Pozzi!

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Chris Pozzi

Make sure to comment on our team’s projects and posts, to show them some love and keep the creativeness coming!

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Halloween “Witches Boot” Album Using Carta Bella Halloween Market

Hello crafty friends! This week I am excited to share with you the Halloween “mini” album that I have created this week as my design team project for Fotobella. I used Carta Bella’s Halloween Market collection for this project. Here is what I came up with.

Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection
Halloween Witch's Boot Chiboard Album
Cover Page of Halloween “Witch Boot” Album

Part 1 Halloween Witch’s Boot Album

I had this chipboard album in my craft hoard. I started by painting the edges with Apple Barrel Black Acrylic Paint. Then adhered each album piece directly onto the 12 X 12 pattern paper from the collection. Then went over it with a brayer spreading the glue along the entire page.

Secondly, I used a Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Knife around the paper. I did find this technique to be a little difficult. So I changed what I was doing & began to trace the chipboard page onto the 12 X 12 pattern paper. Then cut along the inside of the line that I traced.

I then finished tracing all of the pages, I adhered them onto the chipboard album using Helmar Tacky Glue. Again using the brayer to spread the glue on my pages. Then I adhered the coordinating Halloween card stock from Bo Bunny Wonderfully Wicked 12 x 12 card stock pack. This coordinating card stock was perfect for this collection.

I then took my We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile and punched out the holes on the pages where the binder rings and “boot laces” on this album belong. When this was done, I then finished adhering the rest of the pattern papers onto the chipboard pages. Once I had all of the pages adhered I then inked the edges using the Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot Ink.

Part II

Now the real fun began! I cut some ivory card stock into 2 1/4 X 3.5 pieces, this will be photo mats. I then also cut some orange glitter specialty paper, as well as black specialty card stock to go on bottom of the card stock I cut for the photo mats. Then adhered them to all five pages mean while altering card stock on every other page.

On the cover page, I added the flower cluster using the beautiful Bo Bunny Harvest Orange Dahlia flower pack. I also had some small black glitter/ black matte flower mix in my stash, used them on the cover page where the “boot laces” would originally go. I added one of the collection ephemera pieces on the front page.

On the rest of the pages, I altered out black & orange ribbons where the boot laces would be and the black/glitter flowers on the other pages. As I mentioned before I added the photo mats one some pages and ephemera on the other pages. As you can see, I did some stamping on pages using the stamps from Carta Bella Toil and Trouble set.

This is was such an fun and easy Halloween project to create. I love creating mini albums and these ones that are themed or variety shaped, make it that much more fun. I hope that you have gotten inspired to create something similar. I’m sure you can find different shaped chipboard albums online. I will be back next week with another project, until then , Diane is posting this month along with me this month. Until next week, be safe everyone!! XOXO, Jeanne

Products used from Fotobella scrapbook supply store:

Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection Pack

Bo Bunny Wonderfully Wicked Card Stock

Carta Bella Halloween Market Ephemera Pack

Bo Bunny Harvest Orange Dahlia

Carta Bella Halloween Frames and Tags Pack

Carta Bella Toil and Trouble Stamp Set

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves Gift Bag & Tag

Hello Friends,

Diane here again to share a new project to compliment my “Under the Gum Leaves” Folio. This paper collection by KaiserCraft was a joy to work with. I just couldn’t stop making until all I had left were scraps. This paper has an Australian theme with adorable kolas, kangaroos, porcupines, emus, platypus and cockatoos. The collection is filled with flower and foliage in beautiful reds, greens, golds and khaki.

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Under the Gum Leaves Gift Bag

Kaisercraft Bag and Folio

I decorated a Christmas gift bag to go with my Kaisercraft Under the Gum Leaves folio. Next, I started by using the stripe paper added some crochet lace to the top of the bag. I used the All hearts come home for Christmas” and the flower die cut shapes. Then, I stamped some gum leaves in green onto white cardstock and fussy cut them out, then I took a few of the wooden chip pieces, added copper and gold embossing powder for some color. I place them all in a pleasing design with a heart die from my stash and the “Love” curio from the collection.

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Gift Bag and Folio

Here, you can see the matching pair together. This would make a lovely gift.

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Back of gift bag with folio

Finally, I took this next photo so you could see the little tag I made to compliment the bag.

Kaisercraft and Graphic 45 Tag

I have another tag to share with you. This was the original tag but when I located a gift bag for my Kaisercraft Folio, I decided this tag was too large for the gift bag. But I wanted to share it with you for some addition inspiration.

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Cockatoo Tag

This tag was created using a large Graphic 45 tag for the base then I used the cockatoo paper to cover it. I stamped some gum leaves in green ink and fussy cut them, added some flowers and a hand make poinsettia. Then used some more of the wooden pieces that I embossed in copper, added some lace from my stash and a flower curio from the collection. To finish, I added the “Joy” sentiment and some Really Reasonable Ribbon to top it off. I hope you like it.

Project Share Video:

Below is a Project Share Video so you can see a closer look at my creations. Enjoy!

Project Share Video

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The items I used in this design team project are:

KaiserCraft Under the Gum Leaves Scrapbooking bundle https://www.fotobella.com/KaiserCraft-Under-the-Gum-Scrapbooking-Bundle

Graphic 45 To & From Tags -ATC Kraft https://www.fotobella.com/Graphic-5-To-and-From-ATC-Kraft-Tags

Graphic 45 Large Tag album - Ivory https://www.fotobella.com/Graphic-5-Large-Tag-Album-Ivory

There is also a Graphic 45 Tag Die Bundle available: https://www.fotobella.com/Graphic-45-Tag-Die-Bundle-3-die-sets

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful.

Blessings and Hugs,

​Diane

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Carta Bella Layered Baseball Card Duo - Jennifer Taylor


Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here.

I hope your Summer is going as good as it can be, even in these crazy times we are in. Scrapping the day away sure helps to keep my mind calm, and creative!

Now it’s time to get your baseball fix, with the super cute vintage vibe collection from Carta Bella called ....yup you guessed it. Baseball!


Here are a couple fun cards I made.

I used the ball stadium 12 x12 paper, I then cut in half and trimmed to make these 4x6 cards. I cut the 12x12 sheet horizontally, so I could get a piece of the scene on both the insides of the cards. For both cards, I layered a piece of blue paper strip from the 6x6 paper pad and got to layering. If you know me, you know I love layering all the pieces from the die cuts, frames and stickers to give the card interest and texture.

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Card #1. Baseball all star
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Card #2. Take me out to the ballgame
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Inside of card 1
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Inside of card 2
Carta Bella collection

You can find this full Collection and so much more at FotoBella.com!

Here are the goodies I used:

Carta Bella Baseball Collection

Baseball Ephemera

Carta Bella Decorative Brads

Carta Bella Frames & Tags

Baseball Enamel Dots

6x13 Chipboard Accents

Carta Bella 6x13 Chipboard Phrases

6x6 paper pad

Carta Bella 12x12 Collection Kit

I had a ball ;) making these cards and can’t wait to share my other projects with you soon! Happy creating !
Jennifer Taylor

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Halloween Tussie Mussie using Carta Bella Halloween Market

When I started crafting I use to see to always see so many crafters creating these cones called “Tussie Mussies”. On Pinterest I have some boards of inspiration projects and I seen some of these I had pinned. So I decided on a Halloween themed one.

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Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection Pack
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Halloween Tussie Mussie

Getting Halloween Started

The design team package I received this month included a recent collection from Carta Bella called Halloween Market. The 12x12 sheet I used for this project is very cute, fun and colorful. To begin I shaped the sheet of paper into a “cone” , I decided to not cut the tip that you see on the back area on the tussie mussie. This is optional, you can decide if you like it like this or cut it. I used then used some Helmar Tiger Grip adhesive to glue it together, make sure you start at the bottom & once you get to the top of it , use a clip to hold it in place. I prefer using this instead of hot glue but you can use the adhesive of your choice.

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Part II

Once it dried I began to embellish it. I began by taking my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-dile and making (2) holes on the top of each side. I then added black eyelets in which I then added some matte black & orange tulle. This will be used to hang the tussie mussie. I then added a piece of pale orange, more like peach, lace onto the side of the tussie mussie where I folded the paper over to shape it to a cone. I had purchased a roll of black lace at Walmart along with the tulle and other Halloween supplies. So I then added this black lace layering the lighter colored one I previously adhered.

I then adhered a small piece of black tulle/lace trim around the bottom of the tussie mussie and also adding a piece of orange ribbon onto the center. After this I took a small piece of crinkled seam binding from MyScrapCabinshop on Instagram in the color “coral”. I adhered this onto the top side of the lace and then added a flower from Bo Bunny Harvest Orange Dahlia that was in my design team package as well. Then finished this area off with a black glittered spider sticker from Jolee’s Boutique . As well as a piece of twine with some Tim Holtz Idealogy Typed Halloween Tokens.

As you have seen as a final touch I added black shredded paper and a few mini candies. This was such a fun project to create that I am thinking that I might just create a few more to send to my grandkids for Halloween. I do hope that I have inspired you to create this for Halloween or for any other holiday or occasion. I will be back next week with another project.

Hugs, Jeanne

Friday, September 11, 2020

Under the Gum Leaves Folio

Hello Crafty Friends,

Diane here, to share with you a lovely folio created from the new KaiserCraft Christmas paper collection, “Under the Gum Leaves”.

This paper has an Australian theme with adorable kolas, kangaroos, porcupines, emus, platypus and cockatoos. The collection is filled with flower and foliage in beautiful reds, greens, golds and khaki. I hope you will enjoy what I created for you.

Under the Gum Leaves Front of Folio

Kaisercraft Under The Gum Leaves Details

I created a flap closure on the front of my folio and covered the front with gold paper and the lovely green & red striped paper from the collection. Then, I fussy cut the little kola and added him to the front flap and then hand made some beautiful poinsettias to adorn the cover.

A look inside the folio

Upon immediately opening the folio, you see the lovely floral papers and the beautiful cockatoo sitting within the foliage.

Additional details inside

Then, as you keep opening, there is a generous pocket with tags and a photo mount with room for more, a nice large waterfall for lots of photos and a few little tuck spots for journaling about your photos.

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Front of Gate fold page

With all the interactive elements you get to the last page in the folio and you discover a gate fold page with an adorable porcupine and a pretty floral display. There are so many fun details in this Kaisercraft Collection you can use!

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Gate fold page

Once you open the page, you find more room for photos, an Australian emu and a kangaroo.

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The Back of the Folio

On the back of the folio, I added some red cardstock from my stash, the burlap print from the Kaisercraft Collection along with one of the branding strips and popped on the large kangaroo from the collection.

Project Share Video and Tutorial:

Below, I would like to share with you my YouTube video presenting the folio and at the end of the video I have a tutorial so that you can made one of these folios of your own.

Be sure to visit the FotoBella web store for the new KaiserCraft “Under the Gum Leaves” collection.

On the FotoBella web site you will also find many other favorite design companies like Prima, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, Echo Park and Stamperia plus many more. I’m sure you will be able to find one to make that special someone something spectacular.

Come visit FotoBella.com today!

The items I used in this design team project are:

KaiserCraft Under the Gum Leaves Scrapbooking bundle
https://www.fotobella.com/KaiserCraft-Under-the-Gum-Scrapbooking-Bundle

Graphic 45 Square Tags - Kraft https://www.fotobella.com/Graphic-5-Square-Tags-Kraft

Graphic 45 Regular Tag - Kraft https://www.fotobella.com/Graphic-5-Regular-Tag-Album-Kraft-9-pcs

There is also a Graphic 45 Tag Die Bundle available

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful.

Blessings and Hugs,

Diane Pretty Fun Stuff

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Carta Bella Baseball- Playball 12x12 page- Jennifer Taylor

Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here. Today I am stopping by to share a 12 x12 scrapbook page I made using the cool scoreboard patterned paper from the Carta Bella Baseball Collection.

This page was so fun to put together. The picture I used is a old picture of myself and my two brothers when we were all in softball/baseball that year on different teams. For this page, I used the navy ball pattern paper as the base. I then layered the, slightly trimmed small piece of the scoreboard paper on top of that.

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12 x12/scrapbook page

For the matting around my photo that I placed in the center, I used 3 different pattern papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and layered them on. At the title “play ball” on top I used a diecut and pop-dotted it below the clock to give dimension.

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I then, grabbed all the collection embellishments- brads, enamel dots, diecuts, cardstock stickers, chipboard stickers and went crazy tucking and layering around my picture.
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baseball team

Did I mention I love embellishments?! ...lol

Here are the goodies I used:

Carta Bella Baseball Collection

Baseball Ephemera

Carta Bella Decorative Brads

Frames & Tags

Baseball Enamel Dots

Carta Bella 6x13 Chipboard Accents

Carta Bella 6x13 Chipboard Phrases

Baseball 6x6 paper pad

Carta Bella Baseball 12x12 Collection Kit

I had a ball ( sorry I can’t help myself) making this page.. I hope I inspired you to grab those old pics and get them scrapbooked.


Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor


Thursday, September 3, 2020

How to make a home decor medallion wreath using the Carta Bella Baseball Collection


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Hi all, Jennifer Taylor here. Today I am stopping by to share a fun and easy door decoration for you to try. Once you make this you will want to make them for every holiday like me. I made this with the Carta Bella Baseball Collection from FotoBella.

Grab your Carta Bella Baseball Collection

Here is how I did it:

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First, I took four 12 x 12 coordinating pattern papers from the collection, 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 pattern paper. ( Carta Bella papers are so great for this project because they are nice and thick paper to work with)

how to accordion fold

Cut a Baseball Circle

Cut a 12 inch circle out of this baseball themed paper. Now, the 12 inch circle of cardstock will be your base for holding the strip of accordion circle paper.

cut a circle
I free handed this circle with just scissors cause this will be at the back where no one sees but if you want a perfect circle either trace a large plate and cut it or use a die cutting machine



Now, shape your accordion strip to a circle put down glue on your base . I first used doubled sided adhesive for a temporary hold then followed with hot glue to secure it better. Next, lay it on top .

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Carta Bella Collection

Now cut a 4 inch circle of a coordinating patterned paper to cover the middle hole and hot it glue down .

Then, I used a phrase thicker from my stash for the center but you can easily add a large diecut from the collection or your stash to finish it off . Finally, hot glue a coordinating ribbon to the top so you can hang it on your door.

Backside of door medallion

Finished Home Decor Piece
Carta Bella baseball collection

I had a ton of fun creating this and I hope I inspired you to make this project. Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

Here are the goodies I used:

Carta Bella Baseball Collection

Baseball Ephemera

Carta Bella Decorative Brads

Carta Bella Frames & Tags

Baseball Enamel Dots

Carta Bella Baseball 6x13 Chipboard Accents

Baseball 6x13 Chipboard Phrases

Carta Bella Baseball 6x6 paper pad

Carta Bella Baseball 12x12 Collection Kit

Jennifer Taylor:)