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Friday, July 1, 2022

Create Your Own Stamperia Lady in Black

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Greetings! Chris here, and today I am excited to share this “Lady in Black”. I created my Lady in Black using my Stamperia Wooden Mannequin Shape from FotoBella.

This was such a fun project to create and play with! I chose to create my lady with shades of blacks and turquoises. But you can choose to make yours in any colors you’d like! Create creative and customize your lady to match your decor!

Supplies needed to create this project

Stamperia Wooden shape cm. 12,5x30 Mannequin

Paints (base color, bodice color and flesh colors), pearls, fabric scraps (2 colors/patterns)

Optional Stapler, glue or favorite adhesive

Creating your Lady in Black

Let’s get started by painting your Stamperia Wooden Mannequin as desired. Paint your chosen base color from the neck down. Mine is a stunning shade of turquoise. Then, paint the neck and head with your chosen skin color.

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Paint your bodice as desired. I chose black to match my fabrics.

Gather the fabric scrap on one end, by pinching the fabric back and forth. This will create the center skirt area, and then secure the gather with a stapler to make it easier to adhere to base. ( My fabric scraps are 5 inch square leftover from a quilt I created.)

Adhere fabric to center of Stamperia base as shown. You can use glue or your favorite adhesive, just make sure it has time to dry.

Gather 2 pattern of fabric scraps to create skirt sides, same as you did with the center piece. Then, you can adhere them on both sides of the base.

Continue adding skirts to cover both sides stretch back sides of fabric to cover back of base.

Adhere painted bodice to base, as shown in image.

stamperia, fotobella, lady in black mannequin decor

Add pearl trims to bodice and bottom of skirt.

stamperia, fotobella, lady in black mannequin decor

Paint the crown pieces and fan to match your Stamperia lady.

Attach tcrown and embellished fan to your Lady in Black to finheish your project.

stamperia, fotobella, lady in black mannequin decor

Attach the crown and embellished fan to your Lady in Black to finish your project.

stamperia, fotobella, lady in black mannequin decor

I hope you enjoyed this project and are encouraged to create your very own Lady!

Find all of the products needed for this project at FotoBella.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

How to Create a Flowery Hello Card

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HELLO! Today I am excited to share How to Create a Flowery Hello Card using the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit from fotobella! the floral papers are so beautiful in this bundle! Just look at those vibrant colors!

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Supplies needed

Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit - including Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey 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, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

other Supplies: White card base, scoring tool, sentiment stamp, hello die

How to Create a Flowery Hello Card

Start by scoring your card base front at 2 1/2 inches to create and additional fold on the front of the card.

Cut 2 strips from purple Patterns and Solids papers to 2 1/4 x 6 1/4. Adhere to your card front as shown.

Fussy Cut florals from the Take Time papers from your Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit and adhere to your card. Adhere so that one flower “pops up” as shown below.

Cut 1 strips from purple Patterns and Solids papers to 1 x 6 1/4. Adhere to your card inside as shown. Stamp sentiment and add a fussy cut flower from your “Take Time” papers.

Die cut “hello” from Graphic 45 Patterns and Solids papers and adhere to your card.

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I hope you enjoyed learning How to Create a Flowery Hello Card and ar3e inspired to get creative with your I want it All Bundle!

Friday, June 24, 2022

Gift Bag & Tag Tutorial Featuring Belle Fleur

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Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and today’s post is a gift bag tutorial. Also, I will show you how to make a matching tag. It’s a two-for-one tutorial! And the best part - you can use any paper collection to make your gift bag! However, I will be showing you how to make the gift bag and tag using the Belle Fleur collection by PhotoPlay.

In order to make this gift bag, you will need two 12” x 12” pieces of the same cardstock. Next, you will need one 12” x 12” piece of coordinating cardstock for the trim and handles. Next, select some ephemera from your paper collection to decorate the bag. Finally, you may choose to use brads or glue to secure the handles to the gift bag. Supplies for the tag include small pieces of decorative paper, ephemera, chipboard stickers, and brads.

Belle Fleur tag

Gift Bag Cutting Dimensions

There is a full video tutorial below. However, if you wish to cut your pieces beforehand, then follow the instructions below.

gift bag

First, cut one of the decorative papers to 9 1/2” x 12”. Then, score at 1/2” on the 9 1/2” side and score at 9” and 11 1/2” on the 12” sides. Then, cut the second decorative paper to 11 1/2” x 12”. Score at 9” on the 11 1/2” side and score at 9” and 11 1/2” on the 12” side. These pieces will be the base of the gift bag.

Belle Fleur gift bag and tag

Next, select the coordinating color paper. Cut two pieces to 1” x 12” and use a decorative punch on one side of each piece to create two trim strips. Then, cut two pieces of the coordinating paper to 3” x 12”. Score at 1 1/2” on the 3” side, fold, and glue together. Next, use the decorative punch on both long edges of each piece to create the two gift bag handles.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful in creating your own gift bags. It can be a creative way to personalize your gift for any special occasion. Don’t forget to check out the FotoBella online store where you can pick up the Bell Fleur collection and many other paper crafting supplies.

Until next time, happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

How to Create a Find Yourself Encouragement Card

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Greetings Today I am excited to share How to Create a Find Yourself Encouragement Card. This card features the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit from FotoBella! This kits colors are amazing and I just love the florals in this kit!

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Supplies needed:

Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit - including G45 Life’s a Journey 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, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

other supplies: paper doily, jute, card base

How to Create a Find Yourself Encouragement Card

Start creating your card by trimming the blue patterns and solids paper to slightly smaller than your card base. Adhere to card base.

Trim Floral strip from B Side of Keep moving Forward papers from the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit. Adhere strip to card as shown.

Add journal card and cut paper doily to your card as shown.

Add die cuts from the G45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit to your card. Top off tag with a jute bow.

Add finishing touches to your card with stickers from the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit.

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I hope you enjoyed creating this Find Yourself Encouragement Card and are inspired to get creative with your Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Life’s a Journey Fold Out Scrapbook Page

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Today I am excited to share this Life’s a Journey Fold Out Scrapbook Page I created using the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit from Fotobella! My scrapbook for this trip is a 6 x 9 book! That makes it hard to get all those awesome travel photos onto a page! the solution... a Fold Out Scrapbook Page! This one has 7 photos!

Supplies needed

Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit - including Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey 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, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box

Other supplies: Kraft card stock ,paper scoring board

Creating your Scrapbook Page

Start by scoring your kraft card stock at 6 1/2 inches and fold along score line.

Trim Red Pattern and Solids paper to 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and adhere to the left side of your page. Cut Life’s a journey paper to 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 and adhere to ride side of your page.

Fold page and add photos that have been matted on the black Patterns and Solids papers to the front of your page.

Embellish your page with stickers and papers from the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit

Add photo and journaling and stickers to inside right page as desired.

Banner cut black patterns and solid paper and place behind journal card and add to top of left page. I added a gold line to the background banner for extra contrast. Add your photo to the bottom of the page.

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Add photos to the back of your page. Embellish with stickers and die cuts from the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to try the Graphic 45 Life’s a Journey -I Want it All Kit.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Side-Step Cards use G45 Cottage Life Continuing Stair-Step Cards Series

Stair-step cards are all the rage in the paper crafting world right now! We’ve been seeing them all over Pinterest, You Tube, Twitter, and Instagram! Hello again Crafty friends! I’m ReNae Allen, with the FotoBella Design Team. Today’s post is Part 2 of my Stair-Step Card Tutorial series where we will be constructing a “Side-Step” Card.

First, gather your supplies! The list is just 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 create your card!

Side-step card
Today’s card made with the Graphic 45 Cottage Life paper collection

Supplies Needed for Side-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 and green
  • Paper Timmer
  • Adhesive (Wet glue or Tape Runner)
  • White Glitter
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil
  • T-Ruler
  • Trimming Scissors

*The above 5 items are all from the G45 “Cottage Life” Collection

This is a pictorial tutorial. Each step is illustrated and explained. 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 Side-Step Card Base

Assembly and Embellishment

Share your Side-Step Card With Us!

Side-step card
Cottage Life Side-Step Card

I hope you have enjoyed this pictorial tutorial. Stair-step cards are so much fun and as you can see, there are lots of ways to make them. I do hope you will give this one a try. It’s really easy, with only one cut and just a few score lines! And won’t you please share your cards with us? Post them to the comments below or on any of our social media outlets! We can’t wait to see what you create!

More to Come...

We will be making yet another style of stair-step card in my next installment so please check back. Join our blog and receive notifications of when a new story posts. We love our crafty friends here at FotoBella.com!

Our next tStair-step card tutorial!

So that’s it for now, but there is more to come! So until next time, Happy Crafting!

ReNae

Sunday, June 12, 2022

PhotoPlay Belle Fleur Scrapbook Layout

PhotoPlay Belle Fleur layout

Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back today with a sweet scrapbook layout made with PhotoPlay’s Belle Fleur collection. For this layout, I will use only one of the patterned paper from the collection pack. Then, I will pair it with some solid colors and enhance the design with some embellishments. This is an easy way to use up piece from a collection if you don’t have much left!

Supply List

PhotoPlay Belle Fleur collection pack: This pack comes with 12 sheets of double-sided designer paper and one 12x12 sheet of cardstock stickers.

Stamp Element and Dies Element: These elements are designed to use together. First, stamp the image onto cardstock and then use the die to cut the shape from the paper.

Ephemera: This pack includes 29 pieces of ephemera to coordinate with the Belle Fleur collection pack.

Brads Pack: This pack contains 14 brads of various sizes and shapes, all of which coordinate with the collection pack.

Chipboard Stickers: This pack comes with 20 chipboard stickers that perfectly matches the Belle Fleur paper collection.

The Belle Fleur Layout

For my Belle Fleur layout, I want to emphasize the stamp set from the collection. The darling little dress image is so much fun to use. Here, I added a second layer to the skirt and popped it up with foam tape. Then, I added a row of flat back pearls for added dimension. Throughout the layout, I am using the fancy bracket-like stamp. Doing so will add some black to the page to tie the whole layout together.

Next, I will use several of the Belle Fleur ephemera pieces to decorate my page. This will include the cardstock stickers and the chipboard stickers along the layout. The heart brad looks cute in place of the “O” in “HOME”. Also, I added another brad to the top of the journaling tag to bring more yellow into the layout.

Although quite simple, I think this Belle Fleur layout shows how to easily use the “extras” from the collection. Whether it is the stamp set, the ephemera, or the brads, you don’t always need a lot of the designer paper to create a layout. Don’t forget to visit the FotoBella online store for all your paper crafting supplies today!

Until next time, happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team