Wednesday, July 31, 2019

At Christmas, All Roads Lead Home

For a jolly Christmas in July I thought I would feature this paper with Santa and his wheels! It is one of my favorite Christmas papers ever. It came from the Vintage Christmas line and is called Jolly!

I made flags out of a sheet called Holiday Treats. The lace half circle was cut from #5 and lightly stamped with ink. 

The white lace flower I cut from #2 and the green clovers were cut from #6 and dyed green. The Christmas blooms completed that corner. 

I added the "Home Sweet Home" chipboard plaque as well as the friends circle, both from the Homespun line. The alphabets, small trees and star came from my stash. I used teal paint to edge various items. 

Thanks for taking a look! 
Blessings, Bonnie

Monday, July 29, 2019

Christmas in July Gift Tags - by Vicky Alberto

I am sharing a few "Christmas in July" gift tags made with Blue Fern's Homespun collection.  This was a fun challenge to use an unrelated collection and turn it into a few festive looking oversized gift tags.

On the first tag, I used "Barb's Medallion" chipboard, painted it white and topped it with diamond dust glass - for a chilly look.  I then added a round adhesive shape from the Homespun collection and surrounded it with Blue Fern blooms... again adding diamond dust to the white flowers. The white ribbon is also from Blue Fern.

On the second tag I used some gorgeous Blue Fern white lace, white flowers and a coordinating Homespun adhesive shape.  The red ribbon is also from Blue Fern... so I dug into my stash to find a few red blooms to complement the papers and the pretty ribbon, to add contrast to the fantastic white flowers and beautiful lace.

Thanks as always for stopping by to take a peek today!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas in July- Dear Santa

Hello and welcome to something different, Summer in July here at Blue Fern Studios! For my part I did a Christmas layout.
 For Dear Santa I used the beautiful Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2. paper lines. I love theses papers as they have so many pretty graphics to fussy cut and they use traditional Christmas colors. 
I used a mask on my background from Fabrika Decoru to imitate falling snow. Sadly you can't really see it in this photo. I used number 2 lace and sprayed it with gold paint. I also used the Christmas Collage Stamp to stamp little golds bursts across the page. I heat embossed the bursts with Glistening Sand. A bloom from Prima and two small white roses from the Heartland Collection added a nice touch.
I fussy cut some elements from the papers and popped them up for added dimension.
I used the ornate wreath chipboard to frame my photo and heat embossed it with Glistening Sand and Garnet. I wanted to stay with the colors on my page. I also heat embossed some drywall tape for added dimension on my page.
Another fussy cut character.
My last close-up for today.
Hope you enjoyed!
All the best!

Products Used
Vintage Christmas 2  
 Let it snow
Vintage Christmas    

Deck the Halls 


Ornate Wreath

Embossing Powder
Glistening Sands

Lace #2


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Zig Zag card with Radiance

Hi, Henriëtte here today sharing a card and envelope I made with the "Radiance" collection.

I made the zig zag card using creme colored cardstock and decorate all sides with the
 Radiance patterned papers.

The front panel is embellished with Blue Fern flowers, lace, Radiance cut outs and a 
beautiful flower charm.

Finally I made an envelope in which the zig zag card fits.

Products used:

Papers: Radiance
Cut outs: Radiance Ephemera
Flowers: BFS
Lace: 15
Charm: flower garland charms

Thanks so much for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Happy Accident

There's no lace or bows on this page but you can bet your buttons its Blue Fern! I started with a sheet of Happy Accident called Balmoral then painted it with turquoise, purple, and spatters of white.

The dials and clocks are a stamp called Widget.

I painted the chipboard, called the Ornate Corner Flourish, blue and love how it frames the photos!

I also used some copper ink, green ink and orange paint, as well as a paintbrush, from my stash.

I hope you feel the happiness in this fun layout!

Blessings, Bonnie

Friday, July 19, 2019

Wild & Free Layout - by Vicky Alberto

Sharing a layout created with Blue Fern's Wanderlust and Happy Accident collections.  This is a snapshot of the lakehouse before our renovations begin. Lots of layers and distressing and chipboard on this project!

Here is a close-up of A Spring Day chipboard bird (coated with oatmeal powder), Happy Accident ephemera and various Blue Fern blooms.

On this close-up, more of A Spring Day chipboard... the bird coated with oatmeal powder and the rest inked. All topped with a variety of Blue Fern blooms. There is also a Classic Mini Chipboard Frame that I distress inked and randomly glued oatmeal powder for a rustic look.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek today!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mini album with Radiance collection

Hello,  Henriëtte here sharing a mini album made with the Radiance collection.

I found a video tutorial on how to make this album here.
I embellished the front of the album with lace and ephemera pieces.

There are many flaps in this album and I decorated them with the 
beautiful Radiance patterned papers.

Here's a picture of the back side of the album.

Products used:

Radiance papers and ephemera
Lace No. 13 and 16

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios Blog!!
Hugs, Henriëtte.

Friday, July 12, 2019


The bright spot in my childhood photo could be construed as a mistake but I have always loved it and it inspired this layout titled "Shine". The foundation sheet is from Happy Accident 2, called Tonic.

The lace strip is lace number 16. 

I soaked a snippet of lace number 14 in khaki paint to accent the corner of my flower collage.  I cut roses from lace number 15 and added some spring blooms and some various flowers from my stash. I topped it off with the Shine chipboard from the Radiance Collection after I inked it gold.

To enhance my photo further I also added a cute bird cut from an Amber and Apricot paper called Birdsong. I cut a small piece of lace, number 3, and stained it brown to make the bird wing. The chipboard frame is an embellished frame dry brushed white. The paper frame buttons and gold leaf ribbon were from my stash. 

Thank you for the peek! 
Blessings, Bonnie

Saturday, July 6, 2019


 Welcome to Blue Fern's Blog today!  I am back today with a layout done using new the Radiance Collection
 This photo is of my exceptionally talented granddaughter Emily striking a pose in her dance costume.
For the background I did my usual prep. Then added some color with a  Tim Hotlz Distress Ink pad.I then stenciled some designs around the photo. I used the chipboard word Fabulous for my title. I heat embossed it with bubblegum embossing powder.
I used a piece of the new chipboard from the Radiance collection I believe it's called medallion. I cut it up (I usually cut up my chipboard to make it last longer or to have more options for my page). I heat embossed it with the new sparkly yellow embossing powder also from the Radiance line. I used some Art stones for extra texture.
I used several Dark Tropic Lilies and Radiance Blooms for this cluster. I also used seedlings in Tickled and Glass to put on my flowers and around my title.
This collection comes with adorable metal charms. I used the Radiant flower charms.
I also used several pieces of ephemera to add more layers to my layout.
And last close up for today!

Products used:


Embossing Powder
Radiance yellow


Scripted Medley

Fabulous word piece