Thanks for stopping by the Carta Bella blog today.
Thanks for stopping by the Carta Bella blog today.
Are you interested in more information about our new “Designer Dies”? We are excited to announce that we have a collection of “How To” Videos on our new Echo Park Paper Vimeo Channel!
We are working on expanding our “how to” video library and we would LOVE your feedback! Did you click over and watch the video? Let us know if you found it helpful – and tell us if there’s something specific you’d like to see a “how to” video for!
Halloween is just around the corner – it’s time to start thinking of fun ways to present yummy treats to the special little ghouls and boys in your life!
Brigit created this super fun coffin shaped treat bag using the “Spooky” Collection!
Do you ever use your scrapbook supplies to create treat containers? We’d love to see how you package treats for your special trick-or-treaters! Leave a link in the comment section below so we can check them out!
Here’s what she had to say about the beautifully embossed accents she created for her page:
“For this layout I stamped with gold tinsel embossing powder onto vellum. With the embossing powder, some fine details of the stamps are lost, but the effect of the gold with these designs is still elegant.
I cut out the floral pieces to tuck behind the photo mat. For dimension I cut out the frames and also the cameos and then used foam tape to mount the cameos over the frames.”
Have you ever used embossing powder on vellum? If Susan’s layout has inspired you to give it a try, we’d LOVE to see the results! Please link us up to your project in the comments!
Good morning Carta Bella fans! Guiseppa here and I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to be here, designing for the wonderful company and sharing with you my love for paper crafting. I have to admit, I always get nervous with my first new DT assignment. I want it to be perfect. Although this project may not be perfect, it was fun creating with Carta Bella’s new A Perfect Autumn Collection. I really don’t have a whole lot of Fall home décor, so I made this fun Fall lolli door hanger.
To create my little scene, I used the Designer Dies Pumpkins and the Designer Die/Stamp Set Grateful. I really love how these coordinate with the A Perfect Autumn Collection. It gives me so many options for designing my projects.
Check these leaves out! These are so fun and found in the online Silhouette store. They are called Fall Leaves. I used a lot of pattered paper to create color and layered them for added dimension. I also used the Carta Bella Label as a canvas to create my little Give Thanks Scene. I added some raffia, perfect for that Fall look and now I have fun piece of home décor that I will proudly display in my home. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy crafting with this new collection as much as I have.
***Do YOU call this season “Fall” or “Autumn?” Please leave a comment telling us how you refer to this time of year – we’d sure love to hear from you!! ***
Carta Bella Supplies:
A Perfect Autumn Crisp Days
A Perfect Autumn Journaling Cards
A Perfect Autumn Fall Stripes
A Perfect Autumn Trees
A Perfect Autumn Falling Leaves
A Perfect Autumn Owls
A Perfect Autumn Element Stickers
A Perfect Autumn Adhesive Chipboard
A Perfect Autumn Decorative Brads
Designer Dies Pumpkin
Designer Die/Stamp Set Grateful
Carta Bella Fall Leaves from the Silhouette Online Store
Carta Bella Label from the Silhouette Online Store
Our newest release, A Perfect Autumn, is shipping to stores right now! But did you know we also have coordinating Silhouette Cut Files to use along with it? Here’s a little preview of what you’ll see when you click over to our Shape Portfolio (here)!
How cute are these little critters?!?
Of course, there are gorgeous autumn leaves:
Go on over and check them out! We’ll show you the way with these awesome arrows!
What are you waiting for? Check them out! And then come back and tell us which one YOU love the most!!
Boy, oh Boy, do we have a treat for you today! We have some awesome projects by some of our former design team members – both featuring the “Boy Oh Boy” collection!
Brigit Mann created this darling memo board – perfect for tucking in notes, reminders, photos, and whatever else your boy needs to keep track of!
Tegan Skwiat shows us that the Boy Oh Boy collection is not just for little boys! The colors, star icons, and black and white checkered paper make it perfect for documenting an adults only day at the car museum!
You can find ALL of the Boy oh Boy projects we’ve shared in the past HERE – check them out in case you’ve missed any! And click right HERE to see the entire collection so you can plan your next project!
To be perfectly honest with you, our “Spooky” shapes are anything but scary – they are pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves! Here’s just a peek at the shapes available right now in the Silhouette store (HERE)!
We have both regular cut shapes AND print & cut shapes to coordinate with our “Spooky” collection. Our design team will be sharing some fun ideas featuring these shapes in the future, but in the meantime, we can’t wait to see what YOU make with our shapes! What’s the first project you will use them for? Be sure to link us up to your projects in the comment section!
Hello! This is Alicia. I love Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday to scrap because of all the fun elements involved in the holiday. I love all shapes and spooky creatures involved in scrapping Halloween so I was so excited when I saw the cute Spooky Trees Designer Dies in the Spooky collection . Today, I’m going to show you a fun way to use these cute trees and bats in the collection.
I took black cardstock and just started running the trees and bats through my manual die cut machine and decided to create a little scene as a backdrop to the title of my page.
I then spread the bats up and down the page and added some little white eyes to create movement on this Halloween page. The trees and bats are so cute and would be perfect for all your Halloween projects.
Happy Halloween, Susan Stringfellow here. Are you ready for tricks and treats? A little early, I know, but this new Spooky collection is getting me excited for holiday season and also inspiring me to scrap some of my photos from last year. The gorgeous texture and distressed style of this collection makes it the perfect Halloween treat.
My personal favorite part of this collection is the coordinating Spooky Trees Designer Dies, so I want to share a couple of my super quick “tricks” for using them on your layouts, cards, and projects. My first trick is to create your own chipboard embellishments using the die shapes.
To create depth with the spooky trees die shape, I cut one from the black stripe paper, one from vellum, and one from a beige scrap of cardstock. By layering the three trees, slightly off set, it gives a bit of depth and dimension without any bulk at all.
White, Black, and Beige Cardstock
Adhesive Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine
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