Friday, January 24, 2020

Accordion mini book

Hello everyone, Henriëtte here and I have another fun project to share with you today.
It's this coin envelope accordion mini book.

I found a tutorial on you tube on how to make it here.

For the book I used thick chipboard. After I cut all the pieces I decorated the chipboards
with papers from the Eclectic charm collection. 
Before glueing on the papers on the front panels I added two circle die cuts 
with a brad. This is the closure.
All the edges of the booklet are painted gold with Maya paint.

Picture of the backside.

Next I made the coin envelopes. You can buy these or made them yourself as I did.
I made a template and cut out 8 pieces from the Eclectic charm papers, 
assembled the envelopes and cut out half a circle at the top of each envelope.
Then I added a touch of gold on the edges using Maya gold paint.

Using strong adhesive tape I connected all envelopes together and into the booklet.
Only tape in the middle of the envelopes.
This give a fun accordion effect.

I also made eight tags to put in the pockets.
All tags are embellished with Eclectic charm ephemera pieces.

To finish I added a piece of natural twine to close the mini book.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

We are so excited to introduce
A Romantic Life
from our talented designer Michele Singh!
Romantic soft colors with delicate prints, beautiful lush florals, and intricate details combined with a touch of elegance gives this collection a feeling of romance.
A Romantic Life is ready for pre-order and
will be shipping the end of January !

The Paper Collection
Ephemera Pack

 Stamp Collection

Chipboard Collection

Eclectic Charm will be arriving in stores this week!
We can't wait to see what you create with this 
beautiful collection.
Check us out on Facebook and join our Facebook group
Blue Fern Fanatics for inspiration and to 
share your creativity with us.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Making Memories

 Hello! Back to you with a new layout!
 For this layout I used the Eclectic Charm Collection. This is a photo of my grandson with his Great grandfather. Jax's grandpa has Alzheimers Disease and yet without fail he recognizes his great grandson each and every visit. I love this picture!
I framed this photo with an older piece of Blue Fern chipboard. It was a clock but I cut the outer rim off. I used layers of different papers to back my photo.
My background entails the use of two different stencils and some Prima paste and Viva Decor Modelling paste.
I used Wheat embossing powder to color my title.
I used some Prima blooms to finish embellishing my page.

Thanks for visiting! All the best! :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Accordion tag album with box

Hello, DT Henriëtte here today sharing an accordion tag album and matching box.
I've made this project using the Eclectic charm papers. 

I first made the accordion tag album.
I cut five tags out of heavy cardstock. They are 6 x 4 inches. 
The tags are connected with tape to create the accordion effect.

Then I covered the tags with papers from the Eclectic charm collection.
I also made two pockets to put in ephemera or tags.

To close the album I used a crochet doily and ribbon. The doily is not attached.

Once I finished the mini album I knew the measurements to create the box.
Using the site "" I made a large matchbox.

I decorate the lid with laces, papers, flowers and
 leave die cuts.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Holly Jolly Layout - by Vicky Alberto

Before packing up the holiday crafting, I am sharing a layout created with the beautiful Christmas Cheer collection. I love the timeless look of these papers!

I used the Holly Days Flourish and Fa La La Border chipboard pieces, along pretty white blooms, to frame a vintage stock photo.

I kept the design and inking of the chipboard simple to let the pretty paper design shine. Everything except for a paper doily is gorgeous Blue Fern product.

I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Christmas Cheer

 One more Christmas layout before I pack away the Christmas supplies! 
I collect Christmas ornaments. Sometimes I get a new ornament from my grandchildren other years I buy one or am gifted one with the date. My goal is to one day have a tree where no two ornaments are the same. I am definitely not someone who likes a uniform tree!
I used Blue Fern's Christmas Cheer collection for this layout. I did the usual background work on this with some stenciling in red. I traced some of the ornaments that came in the Christmas Baubles Chipboard set and cut them out. I used the Christmas Collage and Joyous Borders stamps and stamped each ornament with embossing ink then heat embossed them with either Ginger or Sage embossing powder.
I painted the chipboard ornaments with Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair. I picked three of my favourite ornaments from my tree and cut them into circles, backing them with paper ornaments made from the collection. 
Prima blooms, my go to flowers were perfect for this layout.
For my title I used the phrase that came in the Christmas Baubles set and embossed it with Ginger.
I used some Seedlings in Flaming red to add more texture to my page. A pretty basic layout. Thanks for dropping by!  All the best! :)

 I used the following Blue Fern supplies:


Christmas Baubles


Embossing Powder

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Envelope Wallet

Hello, Henriëtte here. On this day before Christmas I'm sharing a project I've made 
with the Christmas Cheer Papers.

I've made a envelope wallet. The idea for this fun project I found here.
You can use it in a junk journal or as snailmail.

I used three large envelopes which I tea dyed.
Before glueing  the panels to the envelopes I stitched around the papers.

The inside has a pocket on the left to put in ephemera pieces and a pocket 
on the right with a large tag.

I used an eyelet and red ribbon to close the wallet.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog.

We wish you all a very 
Merry Christmas.

Hugs, Henriëtte.