Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and today I have one more project share for you using the Stamperia Passion collection. In this post, I will show you the adorable mini journal I made with items from the collection. With the ballet-theme throughout the Stamperia papers, my journal features ballerina journaling pages and ephemera. There’s plenty of space to write and lots of fun extras such as tags and journaling cards.
My cover base is made from a wooden cover I cut on my laser cutter. Then, I use the Stamperia 8x8 papers to cover it before adding the clay pieces. Both of my clay pieces are lightly dusted with gold Glamour Paste and highlighted with French Rose Nuvo Mousse.
My pages are mostly printed from a ballet-theme digital journaling kit. It perfectly matches the colors of the Stamperia Passion collection and the images coordinate well. My embellishments consist mostly of small tags from the Passion collection and handmade journaling cards.
To soften the look and feel of the journal, I like to add touches of lace throughout the pages. Whether it is on the ends of pages or lining pockets or journaling cards, these bits of lace provide a whimsical feel to the journal.
As you can see, the images from the Stamperia Passion papers stand out on the pale pink and off white journal pages. I like the subtle color scheme and overall look to the journal. To see a detailed flip through of the entire journal, please watch my YouTube video below.
I really enjoy using the Stamperia collections in my journals. They are easy to add as full pages, but also perfect for making envelopes, tags, pockets, and other cute ephemera. And with so many different paper collections available, you can make a journal in just about any theme imaginable! Head over the the FotoBella online store and check out all of the lovely collections today. I hope you will join me in making a mini journal!
Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m here today with a mixed media canvas that I decorated with the Passion collection by Stamperia. With the musical theme running through the collection, the focus of my canvas will be on the violin. For my project, I cut a violin shape from wood using my laser cutter. However, if you have an electronic cutting machine, you can create your own shape using cardstock.
Begin by using the stencil and texture paste on the background of the canvas. Once dry, use the soft clay and texture mould to create some impressions for the mixed media canvas. Then, cover the entire surface of the canvas with a layer of gesso.
Use a paintbrush to add the gold Glamour Paste to the background. This will make the mixed media canvas shimmer. Then, use your finger to brush the French Rose Nuvo Mousse on the raised areas from the stencil. Next, add blue ink to the clay impressions from the texture moulds so they stand out from the pink background.
Creating the Violin
To make my violin stand out, I will add an offset to my violin image. The offset layer is covered in brown lace paper from the Collectables paper. Then, I will add the teal lace paper to the violin shape and use a craft knife to cut the shape. I will ink my edges with distress ink for added dimension.
Once the base is complete, I will add some strings to my violin using thin hemp cord. Next, I will begin decorating my violin using fussy cut pieces from the Collectables Papers. My flowers are shaped and sculpted to give some dimension to my mixed media canvas. A bit of gold Glamour Gel on the smaller pink flowers adds a bit of shimmer.
Now that my violin is ready, I will add it to my mixed media canvas. I wanted my violin to be off center because I want to use some of the decorative chips to add a title. Both the “Heart & Soul” title and the rose chip are inked and then lightly brushed with gold Glamour Gel.
Overall, this mixed media canvas was a quick and easy project to make. It’s so much fun to play with all of these mixed media supplies. I encourage you to give it a try! Don’t forget to check out the FotoBella online store for the Stamperia Passion collection, mixed media supplies, and all your other paper crafting needs!
This bundle has everything you need to create this tag and many other projects. Just look at all this goodness! “Charm”ing Paper, Coordinating Patterned papers, Ephemera, Journaling Cards, Chipboard and more!
To create this Charmed Halloween Tag you will need a few extra supplies - a tag base, web embossing folder black jute/twine and a metal charm.
Let’s start by trimming your Patterns and Solids Purple paper to fit your tag. Just place it on top of the sheet, and trim around it with scissors.
Emboss the Purple “tag” with this super fun spider web design. You can place it however you’d like on the tag, but I place the larger web on the upper right of my tag. Let it dry.
Find this journal card from your bundle, trim it around the black edge. Mat it onto the black Patterns and Solid paper. I only left a slight mat edge, but you can make it thicker if you’d like. You can add more details by curling the edges of the printed top piece, so it looks more old and spooky.
You can now adhere your matted journal card to your Charmed Halloween Tag. I placed mine over lapping the edge, on the right side. It’s placed a bit lower that center, but feel free to place it as you prefer.
Add this cute little spider tag and “charmed” ephemera to your tag. Place them as image shows.
Add the final finishing touches to your tag with a metal charm and twine bow. Get creative and make this your own!
Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m here today with my first post featuring the lovely Stamperia Passion collection. In this post, I’ll share a ballet themed scrapbook layout I made using some mixed media products from the collection. But first, let me tell you a bit about the collection. These papers are filled with images of ballet and music, with soft pinks and aquas. In this project, I’ll use some fussy cut pieces from the Collectables papers. Then, I’ll add some of the Stamperia decorative chips to add a delicate, lace-like look.
To start my scrapbook layout, I first made my clay pieces using the moulds and left them to dry. Stamperia recommends at least 24 hours for the clay pieces to dry, and I think this is perfect for the texture moulds. However, for the soft moulds, I will leave my pieces to dry for 48 hours due to their thickness. Each of my clay pieces is brushed with the gold Glamour Paste first, and then I will use my finger to add the French Rose Nuvo Mousse to the raise areas for extra color.
As I wait for my clay pieces to dry, I will add the corner decorative chips, string of pearls, and white trim around the border of my page. Then, I will begin to choose my embellishments. There are so many gorgeous images to fussy cut from the Collectables papers. I will use one of the ballerina images, two of the ballet slippers, two of the tickets, and one of the hearts throughout my scrapbook layout.
To help my main photo to stand out, I will edge it with a delicate white lace. Then, I will add some of the lace decorative chips and fussy cut heart image to the top corner as an embellishment.
As you can see, this scrapbook layout is relatively simple, with plenty of white space. But, it allows the focus to be on the main photo as well as the clay pieces from the texture mould. I hope it gives you inspiration for using your own texture moulds in a scrapbook layout. Don’t forget to go to the FotoBella online store to pick up some texture moulds, clay, and the Stamperia Passion collection today.
Greetings! Today I am excited to share this fun Fright Night Halloween Card! This card would make a perfect Halloween greeting or maybe even an invite to a Fright Night Party. The Graphic 45 Charmed 12x12 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! was perfect for this project. This bundle has everything you need to create this page and many other projects. Just look at all this goodness! “Charm”ing Paper, Coordinating Patterned papers, Ephemera, Journaling Cards, Chipboard and more!
So Let’s Get Started
Start by cutting a piece of your black Graphic 45 star papers from the Patterns and Solids papers to 3 1/2 x 6 1/4. Tear the paper in half. Adhere one half of the paper with the “star” side up, to your card base as shown. Make sure the top part is bigger than the white base you adhere it to.
Next, adhere the second half of torn paper to card base, “solid” side facing up. You will notice that this creates an open space in the center right of the card base. Feel free to curl the raw edges, or ink them, or you can just leave them how they were torn. Make it your own!
Grab the sticker sheet from your G45 I Want It All Bundle, and then add the cat border sticker to the bottom of your card. I make it as long as the torn sheet.
Add the Graphic 45 Witch Ephemera to your card, on the left side. I have mine over hanging from the edge slightly.
Finish your cad with G45 “fright Night” Ephemera. I put it on the center right side, so it brings attention to the torn corner and white base area.
Greetings! Today I am excited to share this Hey Pumpkin Scrapbook Page I created to be ready for my grandbaby’s first Halloween. I am so busy after Halloween prepping for Thanksgiving and Christmas I usually don’t have time to scrap Halloween photos until January or February, so I decided I am getting a head start this year! And the Graphic 45 Charmed 12x12 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! was perfect for this project. This bundle has everything you need to create this page and many other projects. Just look at all this goodness! “Charm”ing Paper, Coordinating Patterned papers, Ephemera, Journaling Cards, Chipboard and more!
So Let’s Get started Creating the Hey Pumpkin Scrapbook Page.
Additional Supplies Needed- 8 1/2 x 11 White Cardstock, Black Ink
Start by trimming the Orange Cardstock from your patterns and Solids paper from the Graphic 45 Charmed 12x12 I Want It All Bundle to slightly smaller (8 1/4 x 10 3/4) than you white card stock. Ink the edges and adhere to your white cardstock, centered.
Next, cut the Hey Pumpkin paper from your bundle to 7 x 9 inches. Ink the edges and adhere to your page. I put mine on the upper, right side of the sheet. Cut a photo mat ( 4 1/4 x 6 1/4) from the black star papers from your coordinating Patterns and Solids papers. ink the edges and adhere as shown. Center on the left side.
Add the Graphic 45 Spooktacular Ephemera to the top, left side of your page.
Ink the edges of a pumpkin journaling card and add to the bottom of your page. Embellish area around your journaling card using ephemera and stickers.
Now you are ready to scrap at least one of those upcoming ( or past) Halloween pictures! I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to try our this awesome Graphic 45 Charmed 12x12 I Want It All Bundle. You can find these products and many more at FotoBella.com
Stair-step cards are so popular in the paper crafting world right now! We’ve been seeing them all over Pinterest, You Tube, Twitter, and Instagram! Hello again Crafty friends! It’s ReNae, with the FotoBella Design Team. Today’s post is Part 3 of my Stair-Step Card Tutorial series where we will be constructing a “Center-Step” Card.
First, let’s gather our supplies! The list is below. Next, follow the pictorial tutorial. You will see a series of tiny dots below a photograph. Each dot represents a photo. Just click through the photos at your own pace to learn how to create your card!
Supplies Needed for Center-Step card
8x8 paper collection by Graphic 45*
Journaling Cards by Graphic 45*
Life Stickers by Graphic 45*
Die Cuts by Graphic 45*
Chipboard by Graphic 45*
Cardstock in pink, blue or green
Adhesive (Wet glue or Tape Runner)
*The above 5 items are all from the G45 “Cottage Life” Collection
This is a pictorial tutorial. Each step is illustrated and explained. First, navigate through the photos by first clicking on the tiny arrow on each side of the photos. Next, follow the step-by-step directions at the bottom of each photo. Simple, right? OK, let’s get started!
Cutting the Center-Step Card Base
Center-step Card Assembly and Embellishments
Share your Center-Step Card With Us!
I hope you have enjoyed this pictorial tutorial. A Center-step card is so much fun to make and as you can see, they are simply beautiful! I do hope you will give this one a try. It’s quite easy, with only two cuts and just a few score lines! And please share your cards with us! Post them to the comments below or on any of our social media outlets! We look forward to seeing what you create!
Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back today with one more project using the Simple Stories Card Kit. For today’s project, I will show you how to turn your card kit into a mini album! It’s pretty easy to do, and the finished project is so cute! I’ll be using the Simple Stories So Sweet Card Kit, which features the Lemon Twist collection. However, you can make this mini album using any one of the Simple Stories card kits!
Aside from the card kit, you will need matching cardstock. Since my card bases are white, I will use white cardstock and I grabbed some scraps from my scrap pile. Also, we will be using ribbon to tie the mini album closed and for the tops of our tags. Finally, I will use some of the Lemon Twist Washi Tape on a few of my pages.
Building the Mini Album Base
To begin, crease four cards on the score lines. Then, cut three pieces out of cardstock measuring 1 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Score each piece at 1/2” and 3/4” and fold to create a gusset and hinges.
Next, adhere the 1/2” tab to the back side of the first card so the score line of the cardstock piece is aligned with the score line of the card. Do not add adhesive to the 1/4” section. Then, adhere the second 1/2” tab to the front of the next card, aligning the score line of the piece to the left edge of the card.
Once finished, you should have a small 1/4” gusset between the two cards. Repeat this process with the third and fourth cards. Next, cut four pieces of cardstock to 1” x 5 1/2” and score at 1/2” on the 1” side. Fold in half and miter the ends.
Open the first card front. Adhere the first piece to the right side of the card base so the score line of the piece is on the righthand side, with the opening to the inside.
Once adhered, add a small line of glue to the bottom of the card base and the 1/2” tab. Close the card front to seal the card closed, making a pocket with the opening at the top.
Then, repeat the steps with the other three pieces and cards. When finished, you should have four top-loading pockets in your mini album. Below is a top view of what the base should look like now.
Finally, choose ribbon for your mini album. I will be using a black and white checkered ribbon that matches the patterned papers. Cut two pieces measuring 6” each and adhere one to the front and back in the center.
Decorating the Cover
To decorate your mini album cover, choose your favorite card from the card kit. For mine, I will be using the “You Bring the Sunshine” card. Follow the directions in the Simple Stories card kit to assemble the card front. Once finished, adhere the piece to the front of the mini album.
Adhere the solid black panel from the card kit to the back of the mini album. Then, select the strip with newsprint and black edge. Score at 1/8” from both ends to create a piece to cover the spine. Cover the entire spine section with adhesive and adhere the piece to the spine, overlapping 1/8” with the front and back covers.
On the back cover, I will add the “Thank You for Being So Sweet” frame along with two chipboard bees.
Decorating the Mini Album Pages
First, punch out all of the background papers from the Simple Stories card kit. Then, decide which order you would like to have your papers. I will alternate the teal background papers with the yellow ones. Adhere each of the papers to the pages in the mini album.
For photo mats, cut two of the leftover card bases into eight mats measuring 2 3/4” x 3 3/4”. To do this, first measure 3 3/4” and cut off the fold in the card to make two pieces. Then cut each piece in half at 2 3/3”. One photo mat will be attached to the front of each page. Also, I will be using the Graphic 45 Classic Black Ink Pad for the edges of my mats to help them stand out on my mini album pages. Then, each page in the mini album will be decorated using pieces from the Simple Stories card kit. The gallery below will show each of my pages.
Pocket Photo Mats or Tags
Cut the remaining two card bases to 4” x 5” by removing the cold in the card. You will have four photo mats when finished. If you prefer, you can cut the top corners into a tag shape, or leave the piece as it is. I will add some ribbon to the top of each photo mat so it sticks out of the top of the mini album. With the leftover pieces from the card kit, decorate the photo mats. Be careful that you only adhere portions of each piece so the photos will slide behind them.
I hope you have found this tutorial inspiring and helpful. If you’ve never made a mini album before, this is a quick and simple way to learn! Try it with one of the many Simple Stories card kits, and if you don’t have one, head over to the FotoBella online store. There are several to choose from along with all of your other paper crafting needs!