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Monday, May 23, 2022

Creating a Graphic 45 Wild & Free Earth Angel

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Today I am excited to share this the details on Creating a Graphic 45 Wild & Free Earth Angel. This project is a trash to treasure project! I found the antique-y looking mannequin at my local goodwill store.

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She then sat in my “supplies” for, well over a year, because I could never find the perfect papers! And then I received my Graphic 45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit from FotoBella! You could also use a paper Mache mannequin from your local hobby shop.

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- flower punch or die, liquid pearls, large butterfly die, flower

Creating a Wild & Free Earth Angel

Start by punching or die cutting flowers from both your peachy Graphic 45 Patterns and Solids papers. I used about 50 flowers. You could need more or less depending on the size of your punch. NOTE: The leaves were part of the original design but got “scrapped” and not used.

Adhere flowers along bottom of your mannequin. I used both side of the Patterns and Solids papers.

Continue layering flowers all around your mannequin.

Here is a picture of the “covered” mannequin.

Wrap the Graphic 45 Wild & Free Ephemera around waist to act as a belt.

Layer flower and leaf ephemera over top left of bodice and bottom of “dress”

Add floral centers with liquid pearls. This is the photo of her back side so you can see the detail.

Die cut a large butterfly from blue Graphic 45 Patterns and Solids papers. Adhere to your angels back

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Finish your Earth Angel by adding a flower and leaf ephemera to the belt line.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to get creative with your G45 Wild & Free -I Want it All Kit.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Summer Mini Album Featuring Prima’s Golden Coast

Summer mini album Prima Golden Coast

Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back today with summer mini album project share using the Golden Coast papers. Designed by Frank Garcia, these papers feature the soft colors and whimsical images Prima is known for. With a name like Golden Coast, the collection is perfect for those summer vacation photos. So, I decided to create a mini album that’s beachy yet elegant.

Supply List

Summer Mini Album Covers

Since I am using a pre-made mini album by Frank Garcia, my project is easy to assemble. I started by adding the Nuvo mousse to the edges of every page and the covers of the album. Then, I chose the A4 papers and cut them down to size for the covers and spine. Once adhered, I will add pieces from the journaling cards, ephemera pack, and stickers. Also, I fussy cut the hot air balloon image and used some of my Tim Holtz foliage dies with white cardstock for some extra dimension.

Golden Coast cover

Inside Pages

For inside my summer mini album, I will add one frame to each page using my Spellbinders die. Then, I will add fussy cut images from the paper and journaling cards to the frames. Next, I will select pieces from my flowers, stickers, and ephemera pack. I am careful to leave the top of each photo frame open for the photo to slide into when I place my decorative pieces. Finally, I will add a few 3x4 journaling cards to some of the pages.

I hope this project has given you some ideas on how to use the Prima Golden Coast papers for your summer vacation photos. Don’t forget to check out the FotoBella online store to purchase this collection and all your other paper crafting supplies. If you would like a chance to win this summer mini album, go to the FotoBella Facebook page, leave a comment on the Summer Mini Album blog post and like the main FotoBella Facebook page. One winner will be randomly selected from those who comment on the blog post (US residents only) on May 26!

Until next time, happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team

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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Graphic 45

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
Mother's Day card
Inside of Card

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

Happy Crafting!