Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Graphic 45 Precious Memories Pillow Box Tutorial

Welcome to the blog today!  For the FotoBella's design team, one of my recent tutorial projects was using Graphic 45 Precious Memories I Want It All Bundle to make a pillow box.  

      Supplies Needed:
  • Pillow Box template from Graphic 45 paper pad
  • Cherish 8x8 paper
  • Baby's Breath 8x8 paper
  • Precious Memories Chipboard Journaling & Decorative
  • (1) Pearl Brad
  • Graphic 45 Cream Sheer Ribbon
  • Graphic 45 Dark Blue Sheer Ribbon
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Let's get started!

Step 1:  Go to the back page of the 8x8 paper pad to find the pillow box template and cut it out.

2.  Choose the Cherish 8x8 paper and trace the template on to it.

3.  Cut out the template, score and fold it according to the lines on the template.

4.  Apply glue to the tabs that are folded in, leaving one end of the pillow box so that it opens.

5.  To embellish the front of the pillow box, select this chipboard design and glue to the front of the pillow box.

6.  Select the "New Arrival" Chipboard piece and glue it on top of the previous chipboard piece.

7.  Select the Baby's Breath 8x8 paper and fussy cut two bunch of flowers to tuck behind the chipboard.

8.  Add a pearl brad to the left end side of the "New Arrival" chipboard piece.

9.  Select the two pieces of ribbon and layer them, feed them through the hole on the right hand side of the "New Arrival" chipboard and tie a bow.  

10.  Add Stickles to some of the flowers to make them sparkle.

And here you are, with a beautiful pillow box ready to be filled with something fabulous!  

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have fun making your own pillow box.  Find the complete collection of Graphic 45 Precious Memories at FotoBella.com

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, April 27, 2015

"Sweet" Cotton Candy Card

Hello, hello everyone!  Hope the weekend was great and you had a little time to get crafty.  Today I'm sharing a card made with Bo Bunny Carnival I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella.com.  The card is fun and bright with lots of *sparkle*. 

I loved the cotton candy embellishments in this collection.  I fussy cut the cotton candy shape and added some Diamond stickles to the dark, shaded parts of the fluffy cotton candy cloud of goodness, to make it look even more yummy!

Because I really wanted to call attention to the cotton candy and the "Sweet" sentiment I popped it up off the Marquee shape and outlined the starburst design with Stickles also.  

I didn't add any additional sentiment or title, since I'm not sure what event I'll need this card for yet.  But it could easily be used for a "Sweet Sixteen" themed card, "You're Sweet" or "Thank you" card.  That's the beauty of handmade cards, they can be customized to fit what you need it for!

Supplies used from the Carnival Bundle:  Side Show Paper, Cotton Candy Paper, Metal brads-Ephemera.

Have a fabulous day!