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Monday, June 8, 2020

Carta Bella Fish are Friends Card Trio

Hi all Jennifer Taylor here. Happy June! Today I am sharing with you 3 cards - two A2 size and one mini shape that I made using the adorable Fish are Friends Collection from Carta Bella. The fish images and the sayings are great for your pictures from the aquarium, pool, sea world or just cute, fun cards.

Let’s Get Started

For this first card, I made a A2 size card using blue wave pattern paper from the Carta Bella 12 x12 collection pack ( this paper is nice and thick ) . Then, I layered a piece of the striped pattern paper layering one of the diecut frames on top. Next, I used the cute whale cutapart to layer on top with foam tape . Lastly, I punched out a heart with my mini heart punch from a piece of coral pattern paper to adhere above the whale and finished the card off with a circle diecut from the epherma pack and distressed some edges of the whale diecut.

carta bella, fish are friends
12 x 12 cutapart paper from the collection kit
carta bella, card making
A2 size card- I whale always love you
carta bella, fotobella
Close-up of the texture and layering of the paper
12 x 12 cutapart paper from the collection kit

Another Carta Bella Card

For the second card, I used another cutapart from a different 12 x 12 sheet with the smiling octopus. I used the other half of the wave paper to cut another card base. I then layered the fancy frame on top and cut out a strip of bubble paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad . Next I matted the octopus cutapart onto the coral pattern paper and foam taped it on top . Then, I punched a heart from a starfish sticker and outlined it with a black marker . Lastly, I added a piece of stripe sticker from the sticker sheet to the bottom edge and distressed the cutapart for texture.

A2 size card - your the only fish in the sea for me
closeup of the paper texture and layers

Onto the Third Card

For the third card of this trio I used the super cute whale image from the Carta Bella 12 x 12 ocean scene paper.

12 x 12 under water scene paper

I loved this whale so I cut him out and adhered him to a premade black card base I had in my stash. Making sure to line up his back to the fold of the card before adhering him. I, then, fussy cut around him again trimming off the extra cardbase paper. lastly, I layered the i whaley love you sentiment onto a coral reef sticker to put on the inside of the card. They were a perfect size since the card was a unusual shape. .

Approx 4 x 2 inch whale minicard
sentiment inside the whale card
My June Design Team box

Here are all the goodies I used and recieved in my DT box :

Stamperia wooden shapes- fish

Prima Marketing Julie Nutting - Stamp & Dies - Sea Life

Carta Bella Fish Are Friends Ephemera

Fish Are Friends Frames & Tags

Carta Bella Fish Are Friends 6x6 Paper Pad

Fish Are Friends 12x12 Collection Kit

I had a blast creating these cards ! I can’t wait to get started on my next project. Check back soon. Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Jennifer Taylor :)


  1. So fun, love this collecion! Awesome job Jen!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous collection! It's my first time seeing it and it's so fun!
    You've made some really fantastic cards, Jennifer!

  3. What fun projects and papers and images!