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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Graphic 45 Tag Series: March Tag Tutorial “Live with Passion”

Ephemera and diecuts are once again the stars of the show in this, the latest installment of the Graphic 45 Fashion Forward Card and Tag Tutorial Series.

Hi Crafty friends! ReNae here, with a fun (and quick) tag tutorial using beautiful embellishments. This tutorial uses the March patterned paper and coordinating ephemera, to create a tag reminding the recipient to “Live with Passion”.

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The Paper Collection

For today’s tag tutorial we are once again using the March papers from the Graphic 45 “Fashion Forward” paper collection. With this collection, you’ll be able to celebrate the entire year with imagery of glamorous ladies, timeless sentiments, and art deco florals for each season.  Featuring a vibrant color palette of sapphire blue, amethyst purple, emerald green, ruby red, and citrine yellow.

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G 45 Fashion Forward March paper

Supplies and Ephemera You’ll Need

  • Regular Tag (black)
  • March Graphic 45 Fashion Forward Patterned paper
  • Ephemera pack
  • Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Wild Honey
  • Ink Applicator tool
  • Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Brads
  • Ribbon
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Assembling Your Graphic 45 Tag

Below is a pictorial tutorial. Click through the series of photos to see how to assemble your Graphic 45 “Live with Passion” Tag.

Note: there are two sets of photos so be sure to click through them all!

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Attach ribbon of your choice and your tag is finished!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and fun pictorial tutorial! Check in soon for another card and tag tutorial using Graphic 45 Fashion Forward collection, available at FotoBella.com online Store.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 16, 2022

How to Create a Wild & Free Art Journal Page

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Greetings! Chris here and today I am “swinging” by to share How to Create a Wild & Free Art Journal Page using Graphic 45 Wild and Free I want It All Kit. This art journal is part of a project for me by me! Creating whatever I want when I want... no pressure! This page is about reminding me to step outside my boundaries and not being bound by “fences” because all things good are Wild and Free! So lets get started.

Supplies Needed

Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit - including Graphic 45 Wild & Free 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Ephemera embellishments, Wild & Free Stamp Set and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

Other supplies - ink, paper doily, large butterfly die, leaf/vine punch

Lets Create our Graphic 45 Wild & Free Art Journal Page

Cut your peach paper from the Patterns & Solids paper pack to fit your art journal.

Cut blue “giraffe” print from the Pattern’s and Solids paper pack, leaving edges of background papers showing on the top, bottom and left side.

Stamp edges of papers using your Wild& Free Stamp Set.

Add 1/2 paper doily to left side of your art page. Stamp Graphic 45 “all things good are” onto the doily.

Die cut large butterfly from brown Patterns & Solids papers. . It is ok if the die doesn’t completely cut. Mine didn’t cut all the way! I just used it as is. (remember my journal my way :D ). Add the butterfly to your page so that it is off the page! Trim butterfly to fit the page.

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Add leaf/vine punches from the Patterns & Solids pack to the top of your page. Add Monkey and Wild & Free ephemera as shown.

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Finish your page by adding more leaves/vine punches and lion ephemera to bottom of your page.

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I hope you are excited to get creative with your Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit. Until next time enjoy your creative time!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wild & Free Floral Hello Card

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Greetings! Today I am excited to share this adorable Wild & Free Floral Hello Card I created using Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit ! This kit is so much fun! Animal prints! Wild Life! and Florals oh my! Just look at all the yumminess in this kit!

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This kit contains Graphic 45 Wild & Free 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Ephemera embellishments, Wild & Free Stamp Set and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box!

So let’s get creative!

Supplies needed

Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit - including G45 Wild & Free 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Ephemera embellishments, Wild & Free Stamp Set and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

Other supplies- hello die, card base

Creating your Graphic 45 Wild & Free Floral Hello Card

Start by trimming the peach paper from your Patterns and Solids paper pack to 3 1/2 x 5. Adhere to your card base.

Cut peach leafy papers to 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 and add to your card as shown.

Trim a piece of brown paper from the Patterns and Solids pack to fit behind the leopard chipboard.

Adhere to the back of your chipboard.

Apply your chipboard to your card as shown below.

Create a floral cluster using leaves and floral chipboard and ephemera. Adhere to your card.

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Finish your card by die cutting HELLO from the peach Graphic 45 Patterns and Solids papers and adhere to your card.

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I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today’s we celebrate Mom with a beautiful Mother’s Day card made with the Graphic 45 Cottage Life Collection. ReNae here, with the FotoBella Design Team. Consulting a tutorial on the Graphic 45 YouTube channel, I constructed a pink card base and made it into a stair-step card. I added various stickers, chipboard pieces, and ephemera to create an adorable interactive card that Mom will love! If you don’t want to create your own cards, you might consider the monthly card kit by Graphic 45. Everything you need to create six cards is in the packet, including envelopes! Just follow the step-by-step instructions. Graphic 45 products available at FotoBella.com.

Here are a few photos of today’s Mother’s Day Card.

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Mother’s Day Card
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Inside of Card

We are wishing all our crafty Moms a wonderful Mother’s Day! Until next time...

Happy Crafting!

DIY Composition Notebook Cover Featuring Stamperia Amazonia

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Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back again with a quick project for you using the Stamperia Amazonia papers. This time, the project will be using rice papers from the collection to alter a composition notebook. If you’ve never used rice papers in your projects before, I highly recommend trying them! They’re surprisingly easy to work with, add another texture to your design, and are perfect for book covers.

Supplies Needed

Covering the Composition Notebook

The first step is to cut two pieces of black cardstock to the size of the front and back covers. These pieces will be glued to the covers so the original cover does not show through the rice papers.

Once adhered, select the water lily rice paper for the back cover and trim to size so there is no excess on any of the sides. Using Mod Podge or a similar medium, adhere the rice paper to the back cover. Use a piece of wax paper between the cover and pages to prevent glue from seeping into the pages.

Then, select the orchid rice paper for the front cover and trim the paper to fit top to bottom. However, we will want some extra rice paper on the left side to wrap around the composition notebook spine. Starting at the right edge, adhere the rice paper down and then wrap the extra piece to the backside. Finally, add another layer of Mod Podge to the entire top surface of the rice papers to seal them.

composition notebook cover

Adding Embellishments

Next comes the fun part - adding embellishments! Here is where you can make the composition notebook cover as plain or ornate as you like. Don’t be afraid to add fussy cut images from the Collectables and 8 x 8 papers, wooden pieces, and chipboard stickers. Another option here is to use a stencil and texture paste to add dimension. On my cover, I will be using the decorative chips to add just a bit of embellishment. These chips are white so I will use my inks to color them before applying them with glue. Then, I will add a layer of Stamperia Glamour Gel for extra sparkle.

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In order to keep my composition notebook closed, I will add eyelets and ribbons to the covers. These will tie together and I like the pop of yellow along the paper edges.

Stamperia composition notebook

Inside the Composition Notebook

For the inside cover of my composition notebook, I will be using the Amazonia stencil and texture paste. However, first I will cover the entire surface with white gesso. Once dry, I will use the stencil to carefully add the parrot and foliage along parts of the cover.

After the texture paste is dry, I will then begin adding color to the surface. For this step, I will use my distress inks. However, paint is also a good choice. After applying color, I used my finger to wipe the ink off the texture paste ad add a layer of Glamour Gel to the surface. Then, I will use some of the fussy cut images from my leftover papers for extra embellishment.

The inside back cover can be decorated the same way as the front cover. However, I will be using some of the leftover papers from my 8x8 paper pad to make a pocket for the back cover. Then, I will add some of the leftover fussy cut images from the Collectables papers to the pocket. When using my composition notebook, I can use these fussy cut pieces for decorations.

I hope you have found this simple DIY composition notebook project inspirational. It’s a reminder that projects don’t have to be complex to be beautiful! This project is also perfect to make with your kids or grandkids! They’ll love having their own design on a composition notebook for school. Try it out with your favorite paper collection and check out the FotoBella online store to pick up some fabulous new products today!

Until next time, happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Golden Coast Layout for National Scrapbook Day

Golden Coast layout

Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m here to wish each of you a Happy National Scrapbook Day! Can you think of a better way to celebrate the day than to make a layout? I know how much fun I had making my Golden Coast layout to celebrate the day. Today, I will show you the steps I took to make a lovely summer layout. With a name like Golden Coast, this layout is beach-worthy. However, since there are so many soft florals, it can be for any summer occasion!

Prima Golden Coast Collection

These papers feature soft shades of pink and aqua, mixed with a buttery shade of yellow and some soft creams. Also, some of the Golden Coast papers feature a darker blue that reminds me of the ocean. For my layout, I will use the A4 size papers for my background. Then, to embellish my layout I will use several products from the Golden Coast collection. This will include the 4x6 Journaling Cards, the Puffy Stickers, the Ephemera pack, and the Laguna flowers. For my base layer, I will use a 12x12 sheet of pink cardstock.

Creating Layers for the Layout

To start my layout, I will cut two strips of the floral A4 paper to 3” x 11 1/2”. For my edges, I will use a soft green distress ink to help them stand out a bit. In the center, I will use the A4 paper with the hot air balloons. However, I will first remove the bottom right corner and fussy cut around the flowers so they will lay over top the other paper.

Then, I will glue the two floral strips to the left an right sides of the background.

Next, I will place the Golden Coast 4x6 Journaling Card in the lower righthand section of the page. Then, I will add two pieces of crocheted trim to the back side of the paper. Carefully tuck the journaling card behind the fussy cut flowers. Later, you can add a photo over top this card if you choose and it will slide behind the flowers.

Prima Golden Coast layout

Finally, add the entire piece to the center of the background paper to complete the base layer of the Golden Coast layout.

Embellishing with the Golden Coast Collection

Once the base layer is complete, it’s time to move on to embellishing the layout. First, I fussy cut some flowers and the balloon from the A4 papers and 4x6 journaling cards. Then, I will apply these fussy cut pieces using foam tape over top the base layer for added dimension.

Next, it is time to add a mat for a photo and an embellishment cluster. I will start with a pink mat measuring 4 1/4” x 6 1/4” and add one of the 4x6 journaling cards to the center. Then, I will position this photo mat at an angle to add interest. From the Ephemera pack, I will use the “Sunshine” banner (right end popped up with foam tape so photo slides under) and the yellow heart in the left corner.

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Off to the right side, I have a fussy cut floral piece behind the photo mat and the seahorse image popped up with foam tape. Then, there is a lace bow, one of the Laguna flowers, and the puffy crab and yellow heart stickers. These embellishments add dimension to my Golden Coast layout without too much bulk.

I hope that seeing this step-by-step layout process is helpful to you in planning your own layouts. Whether you are creating something special for National Scrapbook Day, or documenting one of your favorite memories, the FotoBella online store offers a wide variety of great supplies. Pick up the Golden Coast collection to get a jump start on some summer layouts, or check out any of the other great brands available today!

Until next time, happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team

Layout with Golden Coast

Friday, May 6, 2022

How to Create a Wild & Free Baby Scrapbook Page

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Greetings! Chris here and today I am excited to share How to Create a Wild & Free Baby Scrapbook Page. No one can agree that a new addition to your family is a perfect reason to create a scrapbook. I jumped into paper crafting as a scrapbooker and it feels good to be creating scrapbook pages again! And the Graphic 45 Wild & Free I want it All kit from FotoBella! is a perfect collection! The subtle blush and blue colors make it perfect for any member of your family!

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Just look at all those yummy colors. The kit includes the Graphic 45 Wild & Free 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Ephemera embellishments, Wild & Free Stamp Set and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box. So et show you How to Create a Wild & Free baby Scrapbook Page.

Supplies

Graphic 45 Wild & Free I want it All Kit - including Graphic 45 Wild & Free 12" x 12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Ephemera embellishments, Wild & Free Stamp Set and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

Other supplies added include - white cardstock base, a paper doily, burlap letter stickers, and a flower

How to Create a Wild & Free Baby Scrapbook Page

Start by cutting your blue paper from the Patterns and Solids paper pack to 8 x 10 1/2 and adhere to your white card stock.

Cut your blush/peach paper from the Patterns & solids paper pack to 6 1/4 x 10. Adhere to your page.

Trim you Lush and Lovely paper from the Graphic 45 Wild & Free paper pad to 8 x6 and add to page as shown.

Mat your photo onto blue papers from the Patterns & Solids collection. Adhere to your scrapbook page.

Cut a paper doily into 4 sections and adhere a section to the top and bottom right hand side of your page. Add ephemera and chipboard and a flower as shown.

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Finish your page with a same dew drop and lettering for your precious little ones name!

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I hope you enjoyed creating this Scrapbook page and are inspired to get creative!