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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

Stamperia Alice in Wonderland mini album
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