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Sunday, September 19, 2021

How to Create a Fall Themed Pop Up Card

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Greetings! It’s Chris!
Today I am excited to share this Fall Themed pop-up thank you card I created with my Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle from Fotobella! This bundle has so much yummy goodness in it! The Mega Bundle includes one each, of the Collection Kit, Solids Kit, Ephemera, Frames & Tags, Chipboard Accents, Chipboard Phrases, Puffy Stickers and Enamel Dots. Seriously, I have created 4 projects so far and haven’t even put a dent in this Bundle! You really need to grab this package, for all of your Fall themed projects this year!

Besides my incredible Mega Bundle, I used a pop-up card die set to create this card. Here is a picture of the front of the card.

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Creating your Fall Themed Pop Up Card

Start by die cutting your pop-up mechanisms using the cardstock from the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle. It is awesome that this cardstock is 2-sided with 2 different colors. That way, both sides of your projects look finished!

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Assemble your pop up mechanism according to the instructions. They make it really easy to follow along.

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After you have created your pop up mechanism all that is left is to cover your card.

Cut (or die cut) 2 rectangles from the brown leaf papers in your Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle and adhere to the inside of your “pop up” . Add Ephemera pieces to the inside of your pop up.

Cover the front of your card with floral paper from the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle that is matted on coordinating Cardstock from the Mega Bundle. Attach pop up mechanism with brads.

Finish your card using the I Love Fall Most Ephemera. I hope you enjoyed creating this Fall Themed Pop Up Card using the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Greeting Card featuing Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle

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Greetings! Chris here celebrating Pumpkin Spice Season!

I can tell this season is here because the lines at Starbucks in my home town are even longer than usual! I created this quick and easy pop up card that would be perfect for a special friend! To create this card I used the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle from Fotobella. This bundle has everything you need to create all your fall projects!

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How to create this Greeting Card with your Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle

Starting with a 5 1/2 inch square card base, score the front layer at 2 3/4 inches.

Using the Brown leaves paper from the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle, cut two rectangles 5 by 2 1/2. Adhere these onto your card front.

Cut a 5 inch square from the brown plaid paper from the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle. Adhere to the inside of your card.

Cut the sentiment card from your papers and mat onto the brown plaid paper. Add adhesive to the bottom of your sentiment panel only and adhere to the bottom panel of your card front. (see picture below). This allow the card to pop-up when opened.

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Cut a banner from the cardstock in your Mega Bundle from Fotobella. Adhere to the inside of your card. Add emphemera sentiment and stickers included in your Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle from Fotobella. This banner serves as a “stop” so that the front panel stays “up”. I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to get creataive with your Fotobella supplies!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Stamperia’s Alice in Wonderland Mini Album Tutorial - Part 1

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Waterfall on the front of Page 1

Hi crafty friends. It is so exciting to finally be able to share with you Part 1 of my mini album tutorial series. The series will include several videos broken down into segments of constructing pages and decorating pages. With this format, you will be able to work on your own album a little at a time. Or, if you have more time, you can construct and decorate the pages all in a day!

We will decorate the mini album with the adorable and classic Alice in Wonderland papers from Stamperia. In my previous FotoBella blog post, I shared a video of the supplies needed to decorate this album. You can purchase all of the Alice in Wonderland products from FotoBella’s online store.

Photo spread inside Page 1

Mini Album Tutorial Videos 2 - 4

This mini album tutorial series is perfect for the beginner mini album maker. However, I will show some new ideas that may also be of interest to the more advanced mini album maker. In the first video, I share the supplies that will be used to construct and decorate the album. Next, the second video will go step-by-step through the process of how to construct the base pages of the mini album. There will only be two pages in this album, but they will feature plenty of interactive elements.

Then, in the third video, we will begin constructing the various flaps, pockets, and interactive elements for the front of page 1. For example, I will teach you how to create a waterfall with a slide mechanism to move the pages.

Once we finish making the front of page 1, I will show you how to decorate it using the Alice in Wonderland collection by Stamperia. Video #4 is dedicated to decorating page 1 of the mini album. In the video, I will show you how to cut the papers, place magnets on the pages, and use the cut apart pieces from the papers as decoration.

After you have completed this series of video tutorials, you will have a fully competed page. Stay tuned for my next FotoBella blog post where I will walk you through the process of constructing and decorating the back of page 1. I hope you have found this tutorial series helpful and if you have any questions, please leave a comment below or in the comments on the YouTube videos.

Happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Create a Festive Fall Canvas for your Home Decor

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Greetings! Chris here, and today and I am so excited to share how I Created a Fall Canvas for my Home Decor.

I love fall colors! And I have also been trying my hand at quilting. So, I decided to combine the two for this project!

I received my FotoBella design team package featuring the Carta Bella Welcome Autumn Papers and Accessories. This was a great jump start to my creativity! Just look at all this lovely-ness! and the COLORS!!!! All Available From Fotobella in one Mega Bundle.

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To recreate this fall home decor you will need the following supplies:

Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle

8x8 Burlap Canvas, Scallop Paper punch or die, Red Jute, white cardstock

How to Create a Carta Bella Fall Canvas for your Home Decor

Start by cutting a 7 inch square from the green coordinating cardstock in the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle. Distress the edges and adhere to the center of your burlap canvas.

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Next, cut 4 pieces, 3 1/8 inch squared from patterned papers in the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle. Adhere these squares to the square green sheet. See my image for the layout.

Cut 4 circles from coordinating cardstock. Then, Die cut or punch 4 scalloped circles from white cardstock. Those should be smaller then the 4 circles. See my image below, and layer the circles and scallops, centered on each of the 4 square pieces.

Grab the F-A-L-L letter stickers from the Sticker sheet in the Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle. Secure these F-A-L-L stickers to each of the circles to your canvas.

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Now time to decorate it! Add leaf stickers and grateful sentiment from Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle as desired. Add Chipboard pumpkin and truck to your canvas and finish off with a little red jute bow on the pumpkin. You can add more or less embellishments, decorate this however you like!

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I hope you are inspired to try out this amazing Carta Bella Welcome Fall Mega Bundle!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Stamperia Horses Mix-Media Wall Hanging

Hello Friends,

Diane here to share with you a beautiful home decor project you can make with me. Using a wood plaque i purchased from Michael’s Arts & Crafts store, I made a lovely wall hanging using the new Stamperia Romantic Collection “Horses” paper. This incredible collection is available at Fotobella.com. Come ride with me to see how this project came together.

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Horses Wall Hanging

Follow along with me!

I had such a fun time using this Stamperia Collection as I created this wall hanging. If you don’t have the wood base, you can use a canvas to get the same effect. Just get creative! I used a 10x10 size. I have a full step by step video tutorial for you below:

Horses Wall Hanging Tutorial

This type of project was really out of my comfort zone. I don’t think of myself as a mix media artist, but I have always wanted to try some exciting new and different techniques. I hope that you would be inspired to try something new and different in your crafty journey too.

Grab all the Stamperia goodies and start crafting!

Below are the products I used for this lovely project, you can find them all at FotoBella.

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Stamperia Romantic Collection: Horses: https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-scrapbooking-pad-10-sheets-30-5x30-5-12x12-double-face-romantic-horses

Stamperia Romantic Collection: Horses; Chipboard: https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-chipboard-15x30-cm-romantic-horses

Prima Marketing with Love collection flowers: https://www.fotobella.com/prima-marketing-prima-flowers-with-love-collection-with-love

Prima Marketing with Love collection flowers: https://www.fotobella.com/prima-marketing-prima-flowers-with-love-collection-little-kisses

If you don’t have the same Prima doily die that I featured in my video, here is a lovely alternative: https://www.fotobella.com/Prima-Marketing-Paper-Doilies-White

Stamperia Modeling Paste: https://www.fotobella.com/search.asp#query=modeling%20paste&showed=32&page=0

Thank you for joining me today.

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Be sure to come by and visit Fotobella.com for all your crafty supplies. You will find many different types of paper collections for everyone on your list. Fotobella carries many exclusive paper designers including Graphic 45, Prima Marketing, Blue Fern Studios, 49 & Market, Ciao Bella and many more. Come visit Today!!!

Blessings and Hugs,

Diane

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Alice in Wonderland Mini Album Tutorial Series - Coming Soon

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Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and today I want tell you a little bit about one of my upcoming projects for the month of September. Throughout the month, I will post several full-length videos teaching you how to make a mini album. They will be a craft along series on my YouTube channel featuring the Stamperia Alice in Wonderland collection. So, if you have always wanted to learn how to make a mini album or just want an excuse to use theses adorable papers, check it out!

The Alice Paper Collection

As soon as I saw this new release by Stamperia, I fell in love with this Alice in Wonderland paper! The papers feature classic illustrations of Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the rest of the gang. True to Stamperia’s signature style, these papers have a variety of cut apart elements including book marks and journaling cards. Also, there are entire pages of images to fussy cut!

For my mini album series, I will be featuring the 12”x 12” double sided papers. There are 10 sheets in the pad, and the variety of images and backgrounds is a nice balance. Also, I will use the Backgrounds paper pad, which is the perfect size at 8” x 8”. Finally, I will have the chance to play with a new item - Stamperia Collectables. This paper pad comes with 10 double sided sheets and they are full of double sided images to fussy cut! To me, this is a dream come true!

No mini album is complete without some embellishments, and the Alice collection has so much to choose from. For my album, I will be using the Alice die cuts, which includes 49 pieces.

Video Tutorial on YouTube

To start off this tutorial series on making your very own Alice in Wonderland mini album, check out the supply list video on my YouTube channel. Throughout the month of September, there will be a series of FotoBella blog posts introducing the next video in the series. I hope you will join me on this mini album journey. Don’t forget to head over to the FotoBella online store to pick up your Alice in Wonderland supplies today!

Happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Creating Shabby Chic boxes w/ Stamperia Sleeping Beauty Rice Paper

Hello Crafty Friends! Jeanne here to share with you these cute , very feminine shabby chic boxes that I created this month. I was sent this collection from Stamperia called Sleeping Beauty which included these beautiful rice papers.

Starting with some paper mache boxes, which you can purchase at Michaels or Amazon. These are sold in a pack of 3 but I have no clue where I lost the small one but either way I went ahead and created these two boxes which I absolutely love.

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How I began

I began by going over the lid and the bottom half of the paper Mache boxes with heavy white gesso from Prima Marketing Finnabair brand. I did this because I had originally painted them with pink acrylic paint but then never used them. Once they were dry, I went over these areas with Prima Marketing Finnabair Impasto paint in Snow White.

Adding the Stamperia Rice Papers

The next step that I did was cut out the circle & Rose images from the Stamperia Sleeping Beauty Rounds Pack and I also used the Stamperia Sleeping Beauty Gold Wallpaper . To decoupage the rice papers onto the boxes, I used Deco Art Napkin Decoupage Glue with a small paint brush and a little water just to thin out the glue just a little.

Adding the finishing touch

I then adhered some laces/ruffle polka dot trim with some adhesive. Next, I adhered a crown and bow bling piece using E6000 glue which is a very strong adhesive. Finally I added some Teeny Tiny Silver Rhinestones on the lid images. I did leave the inside of these boxes unfinished for now.

Well crafty friends, I do hope that I have inspired you even just a little! Till next time!

Products used:

Stamperia Sleeping Beauty A4 Rice Paper Rounds

Stamperia Sleeping Beauty A4 Rice Paper Gold Wallpaper

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Horses Photo Folio

Hello Friends, Diane here to share with you a fantastic photo folio using the Stamperia Romantic Collection called Horses.

This paper is so lovely with it’s majestic horse images along with soft pretty pink and neutral toned florals. Come ride along with me...

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Front Cover of Horses Photo Folio
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Front of Photo Folio

Stamperia Horses Photo Gallery:

I have included a photo gallery of the different pages I created in the folio. Click on the arrows of either side of the photo to view each page of the folio.

The images in this paper collection are stunningly beautiful. There is a sentiment page with some great fussy cut elements along with a horse shoe sentiment page. There is a post card page with some fabulous horse illustrations and some great background papers. Below I have an unboxing video showing all the pretty papers in this paper collection.

Paper Collection Review Video:

Horses Paper Collection

Friends, I also want to share my Free video tutorial on the creation of this photo folio. This project is easy to create. This is a three part instructional video and I take you step by step. Why don’t you give this one a try?

Stamperia Horses Photo Folio Walk-through and Free Video Tutorial:

Horses Folio Walk-through
Horses Folio Tutorial Part 1

The remaining two instructional videos are on my YouTube channel at “Pretty Fun Stuff”. There you can subscribe to my channel and see all my video project shares.

Fotobella Product Listing:

Here are the Fotobella products I used for this creation:

Stamperia Romantic Horses 12x12 paper collection : https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-scrapbooking-pad-10-sheets-30-5x30-5-12x12-double-face-romantic-horses

Romantic Horses a4 rice paper: https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-a4-rice-paper-packed-romantic-horses-running-horse

Romantic Horses die cuts: https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-die-cuts-assorted-romantic-horses

Stamperia Romantic Horses Chipboard: https://www.fotobella.com/stamperia-chipboard-15x30-cm-romantic-horses

Please come and visit Fotobella.com for this beautiful Stamperia Horse paper collection. You will find many different types paper collections for everyone on your list. Fotobella carries many exclusive paper designers including Graphic 45, Prima Marketing, Blue Fern Studios, 49 & Market, Ciao Bella and many more. Come visit Today!

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

Blessings and Hugs,

Diane

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Simple Stories Simple Cards Card Kit -Hello Lovely

With a Simple Stories Simply Cards Card Kit, you can create eight beautiful and unique handmade cards! Hi crafty friends, ReNae here with the FotoBella Design Team. This card kit has absolutely everything you need, including card bases, chipboard pieces, diecuts and step-by-step instructions. There is no cutting required. Just punch out the papers, die cuts and chipboard, assemble the cards, then decorate them to your liking. Finally, a card kit that has everything! All you need is your own adhesive! Let me tell you a little bit more about it.

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Simple Stories Simple Cards Card Kit “Hello Lovely!”

The Simple Cards Card Kit Highlights

With a Simple Stories Simple Cards card kit, you can create eight unique handmade cards! The Simple Cards Card kit includes eight card bases, 25 chipboard pieces, 56 die cuts and step-by-step instructions. There is no cutting required – just add adhesive! This kit is perfect for the “beginner“ cardmaker. But it is also a wonderful kit for the more advanced cardmaker who wants to be a bit more create and use their own embellishments. You can add your own twine, enamel dots, decorative brads, or foam adhesive for additional dimension. Additionally, creating a unique and memorable mini album or scrapbook page couldn’t be easier when you use the Simple Cards Card Kit.

Simple Stories Simple Cards Card Kit

Preparing and Assembling the Simple Cards

Punch out all the die cuts and chipboard pieces. Then, using the direction sheet as a guide, gather the chipboard and diecuts for each card and stack them up into eight individual piles. Next, assemble each card using the Simple Stories Simple Cards Card Kit. Direction sheet which is included.. Finally, embellish each card with your own personal touches such as brads bakers twine, enamel dots or sequins.

Simple Stories Simple Cards are Beautiful!

As a Cardmaker before I used the Simple Stories Simple Cards Card Kit, I was a bit skeptical. Afterwards, I was very impressed with the quality of this kit, of the die cuts and chipboard pieces! The directions were easy to follow and there were extra pieces if you wanted to be creative.

I highly recommend the Simple Stories Simple Cards card Kit to anyone, from a beginner cardmaker to an experienced crafter. The cards were fun to put together and putting my personal touches on them was really fun! But the the best things for me was that I made eight cards in a single afternoon! These cards are just beautiful and perfect for so many occasions! Order yours today at FotoBella.com.

Happy Creating!

ReNae