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Friday, January 28, 2022

Come One Come All Hello Card

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Greetings! Chris here and today I am excited to share Come One Come All Hello Card. This fun circus themed step project was created using the Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! This kit is so fun! The colors are so vibrant ! Just look at all the YUMMY in this kit!

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This paper crafting kit includes the Come One, Come All! 12"x12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 8" x 8" paper pad (3 sheets of 8 double-sided designs), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Die Cut & Tag embellishments, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box.

So Let’s get started.

Supplies needed

Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle from fotobella

Step card template or die

Gemstones

Creating your Come One Come All Hello Card

Using your 8" x 8" paper pad (3 sheets of 8 double-sided designs), cut your card. fold along score lines.

Cut panel to fit your card from your 8" x 8" paper pad (3 sheets of 8 double-sided designs) and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut 2 journal cards from your 8" x 8" paper pad and mat onto yellow papers from the paper pad. Free style one edge of your matted cards.

Save those little cut away pieces for cards side.

On the back portion of this, add a piece of border strips from your 8" x 8" paper pad.

Trim paper to fit “stairs” of your cards base. Embellish using cut away piece from your mats and border strips.

Adhere your embellished square to card.

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Adhere your matted journal cards onto your card.

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Finishing Touches

Add HELLO sticker from your kit and gemstones if desired to finish your card. I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle from fotobella.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Circus Come One Come All Home Decor

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I just love when ideas come to me in my sleep! And, I really wanted to create this Circus Themed Come One Come All Home Decor. I really want to highlight all the fun and magic and mystery associated with circuses! The Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! made this so fun! I love the colors and papers in this kit Just look at all the YUMMY in this kit!

This paper crafting kit includes the Come One, Come All! 12"x12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 8" x 8" paper pad (3 sheets of 8 double-sided designs), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Die Cut & Tag embellishments, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box.

Supplies needed to recreate this project

Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle

12x12 chipboard shadow box tray, 12 x12 chipboard, bow punch, scalloped border punch, gemstones, stickles

Creating your Circus Come One Come All Home Decor

Creating your Frame

Cover the top layer of your shadow box frame with red papers from your Graphic 45 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad. Set aside.

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Create your Tent top by Cutting a strip from chipboard approximately 2 1/2 inches tall. (this includes the narrow band that will fit behind the front of your shadow box. Free style cut edges of your “tent Top”.

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Cover your “tent Top’ with Graphic 45 Patterned papers.

Punch scalloped border and add to top of your tent top. Add punched bows to your tent top. Set aside.

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Working on your Graphic 45 Shadow Box

Start by selecting your Journal cards that your want to highlight in your shadow box. Once decided set aside as you will work on one “block at a time”

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Cover the back of your shadow box with black paper from your kit.

I found it helpful to mark the frame locations in pencil on my background to use as a guide. Cut your Graphic 45 journal card to fit your frame area.

Adhere to the background of your Graphic 45 Decor .

Continue working each section as desired. Detail cut your journal cards as desired.

Add embellishment stickers, ephemera and scraps of Graphic 45 patterned papers as desired.

Be sure to allow a little of the background to show in most of the frames to give your final project a uniform look.

Now, add gemstones and Die Cut & Tag embellishments and Decorative stickers as desired. You can add stickles onto dresses. Then add layers of your shadow box.

Adhere Chipboard tent top behind front of frame and add onto your shadow box frame.

Add your frame cover onto your shadow box. Add additional bows with gems to your tent top to finish your project!

I hope you are inspired to play with this amazing kit!

Monday, January 24, 2022

Creating a Circus Themed Shadowbox

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Greetings! Chris here and I am excited to share my process for Creating a Circus Themed Shadowbox using the Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! This kit is so fun! I love the colors and papers in this kit and can’t wait to share all the fun projects I have completed so far! Just look at all the YUMMY in this kit!

graphic 45, fotobella, shadowbox

This paper crafting kit includes the Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12"x12" paper pack (2 sheets of 8 double-sided designs and two 6"x12" decorative sticker sheets), 8" x 8" paper pad (3 sheets of 8 double-sided designs), 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad (2 of 8 double-sided designs), decorative chipboard, 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Die Cut & Tag embellishments, and exclusive FotoBella paper storage box.

So let’s get started!

Supplies Needed

Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle

Shadow Box die or template

Gemstones

Creating a Circus Themed Shadowbox

Using the 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad in your kit, Die cut your shadow box . Fold along score lines.

Assemble the inside of your box. Cut Magician card from your Graphic 45 8" x 8" paper pad. Adhere inside your shadow box.

Add sticker to inside of your shadow box.

Die cut mat for the front of your shadow box. Die cut opening in your shadow box and on your mat.

Assemble top of your shadow box.

Adhere tight rope walker from your Graphic 45 kit’s Die Cut & Tag embellishments onto the front of your shadow box.

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Free style cut small banners from your 12"x12" Patterns & Solids paper pad in your kit. Adhere banners onto shadow box. Add gemstones in between banners to finish your shadow box!

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I hope you enjoyed Creating a Circus Themed Shadowbox using the Graphic 45 Come One, Come All! 12x12 & 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Creating a Steam Punk Masculine Card

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Greetings! Chris here, and today I am excited to share another Steam Punk Masculine Card I created using Stamperia Cards Collection - Voyages Fantastiques! I have enjoyed this collection so much! I even admit to buying the complete paper pack for my collection! There are so many creative possibilities with this collections! Not to mention the colors are amazing!

Supplies Needed to Create your Card

Stamperia Cards Collection - Voyages Fantastiques

Colored Wooden shape A5 - Transport

Stamperia Extra Strong Glue

Other supplies

Card Base, Ink - Copper, Kraft Tags (or dies to cut tags), Kraft Card Stock, Brown Card Stock and Jute

Creating your Stamperia Steam Punk Masculine Card

Start by cutting brown card stock to fit your card base. Die cut two kraft tags - one large and one smaller. Ink the edges of your tags with your copper ink. ( I saved paper and nested my smaller tag inside the bigger one when cutting. You won’t see the bottom half of the larger tag, so you can cut it this way as well.

Now, cut the clock card from your Stamperia Cards Collection - Voyages Fantastiques. Ink the edges of your card. (hint: save other half for another card)

Adhere the large tag behind the clock card and adhere both to your card base. You can see in my image.

Adhere smaller tag onto your card base, just below the larger tag.

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Mat the Masculine card from Stamperia Card Collection onto kraft card stock. Ink the edges. Mat again onto brown card stock. Add staples along edges if desired. This adds dimension and details.

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Add matted piece onto your card, as shown in image.

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Finish your card by adding a Balloon from Stamperia Colored Wooden shape A5 - Transport and jute bows to your tags.

I hope you are inspired to create your very own Steam Punk Masculine Card. Until next time! ~ Chris

Monday, January 17, 2022

Simple Layout Using Embellishments from Simple Stories Lemon Twist

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Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m back today with another project share for you. This one is a simple layout using some of the embellishments from the Lemon Twist collection. Since I don’t have the Lemon Twist papers, I will show you how to use any paper from your stash with embellishments from the collection. Simple Stories produces several options for embellishments to match the Lemon Twist paper collection. So, you can mix and match to make a variety of looks for your layouts and projects.

For my layout today, I will be featuring just two of the embellishments from the Lemon Twist collection. First, we will focus on the Page Pieces from the collection. This packet contains 15 large die cut pieces that make designing layouts simple! Then, we will also focus on how to use the Decorative Brads on a layout. This packet comes with 26 metal self-adhesive brads and 6 chipboard stickers.

Designing Your Layout

There are many options that you can use for background papers in your layout. For example, if you really want the embellishments to stand out, then you may choose a plain white cardstock. For a bolder look, you might even choose a black cardstock. However, I want my layout to remind me of summertime, much like the Lemon Twist embellishments do. When I see these embellishments, I think of drinking fresh squeezed lemonade on a sunny summer day. Hence, I chose to use a yellow patterned cardstock for my background.

Once you decide on your background, choose a coordinating color for your layout. With a white background, consider yellow, teal, or black coordinating cardstock. For a black background, yellow or teal would work well. If you are like me and using yellow, then teal or black will help the embellishments stand out. I found a plain teal color that matches the teal in the embellishments and cut them to 1/4” larger than my photos. Then, I backed them on a patterned teal and white paper to give my layout just a hint of white.

Adding the Embellishments

Once you have your photo mats, place them on the page. Starting with the large “Squeeze the Day” piece, add the title to your page. I chose to add it to the top of the page. However, I also considered adding it to the bottom of the page. Decide what works best for your photo arrangement. Next, add the large lemon piece near the title piece.

Simple layout

Then, place the long “Life is Sweet” piece along the bottom of one of your photo mats. Using the large piece with the lemon soda label, place the piece on your layout. Since I don’t have any photos in my layout yet, I did not glue any of the pieces to the front of the photo mats and the photo will tuck behind it.

Add the smaller pieces to the layout. First, I added the two butterflies to the top right corner. Then, make a cluster with the banner, sweet moments sentiment, and black heart die cuts. Finally, add the three bee die cuts around the layout. Now, we are ready to add the decorative brads. I added three of the metal brads toward the bottom of my layout. Then, I added the floral chipboard sticker underneath the “Life is Sweet” piece. A second chipboard sticker is placed on the upper righthand photo mat. Finally, I added two of the small black brads to the corners of two photo mats.

Finishing Touches

In order to finish your layout, consider adding some color to the edges of your background. To add a bit more teal, I edged my yellow background paper with Coastal Surf Nuvo Mousse. However, if you are using a white background, you may also consider a yellow color such as Lemon Sorbet Nuvo Mousse. Finally, add your photos to complete your layout!

With just two products from the Lemon Twist collection, you can make a simple yet stunning layout. These embellishments are perfect for those summertime photos. I hope this post has helped you to think of how you can use some of your embellishments, even if you don’t have matching paper! To pick up embellishments from the Lemon Twist collection, head over to the FotoBella online store today!

Happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Lemon Twist Card Kit: How to Personalize Your Cards

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Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I’m here today to share my first project of 2022. For this post, I will be using the Simple Stories Lemon Twist card kit. The kit comes fully loaded with everything you will need to make 8 card fronts. It includes the card bases, pre-cut background papers and die cut, as well as chipboard pieces. Also, there are instructions with pictures to assemble each card front.

Lemon Twist card kit
Lemon Twist Cards in the Card Kit

I have not used a card kit before so I was excited to try making these cards. Before assembling my cards, I punched out all of the pieces. Then, I sorted the pieces into separate piles for each card. It made assembling my cards a breeze! The instructions were clear and easy to follow. Besides the kit, all I needed was glue! Personally, I like all of the layering in these cards. And the nicest part is that there’s not a lot of bulk since the layers are paper and thin chipboard pieces.

Adding a Personal Touch to Your Card Kit

The Lemon Twist card kit is a great way to quickly decorate card fronts. However, there are no instructions for decorating the inside of the cards. While this is nice because it allows the maker to use the cards for almost any occasion, I want my cards to be finished inside. So, I decided to use some of the extra pieces from the card kit, as well as stickers, Washi tape, and stencils from the Lemon Twist collection, to add some decoration.

First, I will use Washi tape and the stencil from the collection and Coastal Surf colored Nuvo mousse to add lemons to the inside of some cards as a border. To give it variety, I will make both horizontal and vertical borders.

Next, I will use stickers from the Lemon Twist sticker book. I like this booklet because it has some of the same images as the fronts of the cards. It also has letters to spell out sentiments in the cards. The best part is that the stickers match the card fronts perfectly!

For my decorations, I will add stickers in layers so that it has a similar look as the front of my cards. But I will try to use smaller stickers so there is room for a sentiment and message to the recipient.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can take a pre-cut card kit and add some personal touches. Head over to the FotoBella online store to grab your Lemon Twist card kit and other supplies today!

Happy crafting!

~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member