Saturday, March 30, 2019

Hello friends,
today I am sharing two simple cards.

I have used the HomeSpun paper as the base for these two cards.
I fussy cut several areas and combined with the self adhesive chipboard , 
I started to build up the layers.

I also used the stamped cut out images as elements.

I wrote "Invited"on a small paper die cut and put it into an envelop made with the papers.

Isn't it cute ?? 

The Blue Fern Studios products I used are :
Paper - HomeSpun

Chipboard - Homespun self adhesive printed chipboard shapes

Stamp -Victorian Goods

thank you,
Phoebe Tonosaki

Friday, March 29, 2019

Lake House Layout - Vicky Alberto

We moved to a lakefront house a while back (less than 2 miles from our last house)... what a change and more renovations still to be done!  I will share a layout of my previous house at another time...

For this layout I used the gorgeous Blue Fern Amber & Apricot paper collection, coordinating adhesives shapes, tattered walls ephemera, rose leaves and hook & keys chipboard, plus gorgeous flowers. Lots of distressed layers and only a few embellishments from my stash.

On the leaves and key chipboard pieces I used variety of inks and chalks, for a rustic look. Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my newest project!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kleenex Box Cover with Amber & Apricot

Greetings from the Blue Fern Blog. I am back with you today to share a funky little kleenex box cover with you. I used the Amber and Apricot line for this project.
This is definitely outside of my comfort zone! I am learning to think outside the box (joke) more each day. First I sanded the box to help my papers stick better. Then I used the Busy Bee paper to cut out the long sides of the box and Birdsong for the ends.
I used some printed chipboard for an embellishment and some tiny roses from my stash for the sides.

I used a stencil and some molding paste to add texture to the paper. I then painted the pattern with some orange mist. I finished by heat embossing blood orange to my flowers.
I also embossed some Floral Lattice Bits and added them to both sides as well.
This is the side that slides out to slide the kleenex box in.
On the top I used some Blue Fern lace and colored it brown to run along the outer edge. I then added some Blue Fern blooms to each side for a splash of color. Sadly I dosn't know the name of these blooms as they are so pretty.

Products Used

Busy Bees

Garden Lattice Bits (large)

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Blood Orange

Unknown Blue Fern Lace
Unknown Blue Fern Flowers



That's it for today. I hope you like this unique project. I'll see you soon!
All the best! :)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Secret Book Box

Hi and welcome to the Blue Fern Studios blog.
In my previous blog post  I shared two cards made with the Remnants collection.
 I love this collection so much that I made another project with them. 
This time I made a secret book box.

I had never made a secret book box before so I watched a few tutorials and pictures
 and made one myself  from white chipboard sheets.
The box measures about 4,7 x 6,2 x 1,5 inches (= 12 x 16 x 4 cm).

I colored the entire book box with grey ink.

Then I glued Remnants papers on the in- and outside of the box.

I decorated the box with chipboards. These are brown colored and I also added a touch of 
copper wax to give them a nice shine.
Furthermore there are some flowers and Remnants chipboard shapes added.

On the inside I glued a free vintage family photo I found on internet.

This book with the secret compartment is a fun way to give a gift to someone or 
to hide your own special bits and pieces in.

Here is a list of the products I used:

Patterned Paper:
Remnants collection

Remnants printed Chipboard shapes
Deja vu border chippie
fancy fob watch

Blue fern studios flowers

Thanks so much for visiting.
Hugs, Henriƫtte.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Inspiration Panel

Hello all, it's Aida from @aidaville and welcome back to the Blue Fern Studios Blog. Spring is here with soft, sweet blooms and today I have a panel using the fresh colours of the season. To make this interesting, the decorative elements were layered on top of a Bird House shape which can easily be cut out from patterned paper.

Here are the products I used :

Blue Fern Studios supplies :
Printed Chipboard - Wanderlust  |  Happy Accident
Chipboard Jewelled Page Baubles 
Happy Accident #2 - Faux  |  Damsel
Blue Fern Florals
Others : 
7" x 9" Flat Back Canvas Panel
Collage Medium, Acrylic Paints, Water Soluble Crayons, Texture Paste, 
White Gesso, small assorted die-cuts

Start by painting and texturing the canvas. Next, adhere torn pieces of patterned paper with collage medium.

The Jeweled Baubles were given a thick coat of gold paint and after it dried, swipe lightly with white gesso for a shabby look.

I used a Bird House shape to give a framed structure to this piece and make it easy to build on.  It helps to use cut out a thin chipboard shape first and adhere the paper on top of the shape. I didn't used a fixed size, it's mainly "eye-balled" to fit the middle of the canvas.

Glue the Jeweled Baubles to the front of the Bird House, then trim the Scalloped shape printed chipboard into 2 pieces, and glue it on the top.

Bunch up florals of different colours, securely glue them on top of the chipboards and then insert small branches of die cuts to fill any gaps.

On the apex of the roof, I glued on a Butterfly die-cut and layered the chipboard word "Inspiration" from the Happy Accident Printed Chipboard sheet. The sticker "Collect Beautiful Moments" is an ideal addition to the theme of the piece.

I hope the warmer days ahead with young flowers peeping out, the greenery coming back and more time outdoors will give you a boost of inspired ideas. Remember to come back for more gorgeous work from the Blue Fern Studios Team, see you soon !

Aida Haron, @aidaville

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Love cards with Amber & apricot

 Hello everyone,

today i share a couple of soft cards made with
"Amber & apricot" collection.
 I have used lots of laces,flowers and chipboard pieces embossed
with glitter embossing powders

Products used:

Amber & apricot - Friendship , Joyful , Chapters

Embossing powder
 Coral , Glistening sand 

Late winter lilies , Homespun

Elegant flourish , Moldings

Amber & apricot printed chipboard


Happy accident ephemera pack

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Wooden Panel by Phoebe Tonosaki

Hello all !
today I want to share some Spring spirits with my wooden panel

I love the elegant blue colors of the collection Happy Accident
so I concentrate on using blue object on this project.

I built up the layers with various chipboard and printed chipboard shapes
Flowers and lace in between each layers.

The chipboard are painted with blue sprays and then splatter with glitter.

I used the following Blue Fern Studios products:
Chipboard -
Happy Accidents self adhesive printed chipboard shapes
Basic Stems

Paper -


Thank you for reading.
Have a good day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wedding Card & Gift Bag Set - Vicky Alberto

Well, I think it is obvious that I simply adore Blue Fern's HOMESPUN collection... so, I created a "country style" wedding card & gift bag set.

On the card, I used several of the collection's adhesive shapes plus LOVE STORY ACCENTS chipboard, and beautiful Blue Fern flowers too!  I primed the chipboard with gesso, glazed on some glass beads medium and quickly sprinkled some embossing glitter (Blue Fern), as well added some diamond dust to the dress (for more texture).  The only thing from my "stash" is the pink heart paper doily.

For the gift bag, I used a simple craft bag and a circle doily I had... then, I added Homespun paper collection layers, adhesive accents, Blue Fern flowers and more love store accents chipboard too.  On the chipboard, I used texture paste and sprinkled some Blue Fern embossing glitter (before it dried).  On the word "love" is simply glass beads medium over gesso.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at project today... back soon to share another project!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Nature's Playground with the Wanderer Collection

 Hello and welcome back to Blue Fern Studios' blog. I am here today to share a layout I've done using the gorgeous Wanderer Collection.
This is Cape Breton Nova Scotia. A stunning place on the East Coast of Canada. This was the view from my campsite. The Lakeside paper was the perfect backdrop for this photo.
I used a variety of papers and the Natural chipboard frame to surround my photo.  I cut the frame into four pieces to enlarge it and embossed it with a variety of colors. The Seven Seas embossing powder I used for the sides of the frame was a perfect match for the blue hue in the paper.
For some added texture I used a stencil from Fabrika Decoru and some Shabby Blue 3D Gel and then went over it a second time with molding paste and a light green mist. I then did some stamping with some distress oxide inks. First I stamped the page with one color then watered it down and blotted it to take some excess off then repeated with a second color. I went over it a third time with Black Archival ink. I really liked the effect and will play with this technique again.
For my title I cut the Nature's Playground chipboard apart so that I could spread it out and make it more manageable.I embossed it with brown to bring some earthy color to the page. I also embossed some pieces of drywall tape and put them randomly about the page.
I also added some Art Stones for even more texture.
I used a piece of printed chipboard and again cut it in half to extend it's usage. I used some Lace #4 from Blue Fern to enhance my flower clusters. 
I used a variety of blooms from Blue Fern Studios to embellish my page.
I also used a stencil and went over it with Matte Gel then went over the area again with some Tickled Seedlings in effect to add little seedling blooms across the page.
To finish the page off I added some Meadow Seedlings in a few places. I may have over embellished the page somewhat I just seem to get "taken away" when I look at my photos of the East Coast as  it is the first time I can honestly say that I felt completely peaceful in life. If I didn't have my entire family here  I think I would consider relocating to Nova Scotia permanently.

Products Used

Pacific Coast
Ocean Voage
Road Trip

#4 Lace

Natural Frame

Nature's Playground

Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder
Seven Seas
It's A Girl 

Wanderer Lilies
Courtship Blooms

Garden Blooms