Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Kirigami Box - by Vicky Alberto

Happy Friday! I am here to share a handmade kirigami box... perfect for the gift giving season. This box was made with the phenomenal new Blue Fern Christmas Cheer collection. The coordinating ephemera and chipboard in this collection is so vintage and just my style! I added a white bloom from the Homespun collection and a pretty silver charm from the Radiance collection.

On the "Christmas Cheer" chipboard piece, I simply stippled gesso and sprayed with light green color mist - for a vintage look. At the bottom of the box topper I glued some gorgeous Blue Fern lace to polish it off. This box is 4"x 4"x 4". These take a bit of time to make but are worth putting something special in them. Here is a link to a tutorial I once did on how to make the basic box:

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sparkle all the way

 I have a Christmas layout for you today using the new Christmas Cheer collection from Blue Fern Studios.
This collection is full of traditional Christmas colors which I love! 
  I used a stencil from Fabrika Decoru and added some trees. I used liquids pearls and stickles to decorate them. I also added some snowflakes.
 I used Jolly, Merry and Ecstatic papers to frame my photo.
  I used the chipboard Sparkle Snowflakes for my title. I heat embossed my title with Ginger embossing powder.
   I used some Blue Fern lace and sprayed it with Queen of Hearts mist and used it to divide my page. I also painted the chipboard snowflakes with gesso then sprinkled red glitter over them for some added sparkle. 
I used beautiful Prima Flowers to embellish this page.
Last close-up.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and I will see you soon!
All the  best! :)

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Double Z fold Christmas card

Hi everyone, DT Henriëtte here today sharing a double Z fold card made with the new 
Christmas Cheer collection.

I found the inspiration and a tutorial for this special fold card on 
Kathy Clement's Youtube channel.
I made the cardbase from ivory cardstock and decorated all the panels with the
beautiful Christmas Cheer patterned papers.

On the center panel I made a pocket for a big tag. 
I will write my Christmas wishes on the tag.

I used the ephemera pieces from the collection to decorate the card but also 
two chipboard pieces. 
I embossed the chipboard with oatmeal embossing powder. 
On the chipboard Christmas tree I glued Fir tree seedlings.

The back of the Z fold card is also decorated with the cheerful papers.

I'm very pleased with the result.
This special card will be on it's way soon,  I hope it's recipient likes it too.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Charming Traveler's Notebooks
by Gayle Agostinelli

I've used the Eclectic Charm collection to create two traveler's
notebook style journals.  

 The jewel tones and old world feel of the papers in this collection were perfect to showcase some of my antique laces! 

The rich colors just draw you in and make you feel like you're at Grandma's house!  

Such a joy to work with these beautiful designs 
by Michelle Singh!  

 Beyond the paper collection, items used to create the journals:
This and That Charms
Flourish and Flowers Chipboard
Ornate Scroll Work Chipboard
Spread Your Wings Stamp
Charming Phrases Stamp
Charmed Medley Stamp

 For a full flip through of the journals visit my You Tube channel: 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.
I hope you enjoyed my little journals!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Altered Clipboard with Eclectic Charm

Hello! Today's inspiration is this altered clipboard. I used the new Eclectic Charm 
collection to decorate it.

The clipboard is about 9,5 x 6,5 inches. I bought it at a online office supply store.
First I covered the metal clip with gesso and painted it with a black metallic paint.
I also did this with the chipboard pieces.

I glued on layers of patterned papers to the clipboard and also added painted 
chipboard and ephemera pieces.
All the papers and the clipboard edges are distressed with tea dye distress ink.


I also added little pieces of cheesecloth and Blue Fern laces.
These were coffee dyed to give them a vintage look.

I love how it turned out with the deep colors of the Eclectic Charm papers.

Products used:

Eclectic Charm patterned papers, chipboard, 
calling cards and ephemera.
Lace: Blue Fern lace 2.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Hi Ferns, 

For this layout I used a combination of collections from Blue Fern. The base paper is a sheet from Happy Accident 2,  called "Grubby".

I used a calling card from Eclectic Charm and removed the middle to create the frame for my tiny picture. 

I also used a cameo charm from Eclectic Charm.

I added a piece of my 38 year old wedding dress underneath my title, "Blessed"!

Hope you are all blessed as well!


Wednesday, November 6, 2019


 Hello! Welcome to Blue Fern Studios' blog. Today I am sharing a layout done with the gorgeous new Eclectic Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
  I've been waiting a long time to scrap this photo of my daughter Jessie with her beloved dog Rufus. Sadly Rufus is no longer with us and I decided to make an album of all the great photos of Jess and Rufus together for her 30th birthday. These papers are filled with rich blues,purples and green which was perfect for this pic.
 For my background I did several things. First I covered my page in transparent gesso to prepare it for all the mediums I wanted to use. I then stamped around my photo area with the Fancy Clock stamp with embossing ink and then heat embossed it with Lilac embossing powder. I then added a damask design with a stencil and covered it again with transparent gesso to make sure my colors came out right. I used dark blue and different purples to get my desired effect. 
I fussy cut some elements from the papers as extra embellishments.
I used some Lavender Seedlings for extra texture. I also used the Flourish and Flowers chipboard pack to embellish my page. I covered all the chipboard with white gesso and then colored them with a variety of embossing powders.
I used some Lavender Seedlings for extra texture. I also used the Flourish and Flowers chipboard pack to embellish my page. I covered all the chipboard with white gesso and then colored them with a variety of embossing powders.
I used the LOVE chipboard that came in the pack as my title and embossed it with Ginger to match my page.
For my flower cluster I used some misc purple flowers from Blue Fern and some berries from the Spring Peony and Berries pack. There are also flowers from Prima, 49 & Market and Petaloo. 
A couple of additional pics.

 Products Used

Calling Cards

Flourish and Flowers

Embossing Powder


Spring Peony and Berries
Misc purple

Fancy Clocks
Scripted Melody

Have a great day! All the best! :)

Monday, November 4, 2019

Card folio with Wanderlust

Hi everyone! Henriëtte here and today I want to share a card folio I've made with
the Wanderlust papers.

I found the idea and a tutorial on how to make a card folio on Kathy Clement You tube channel.

I used one of my favorite Blue Fern collections - Wanderlust, to decorate the folio.
Also the printed chipboard pieces are from the Wanderlust collection, 
they give the card great dimension.

The inside has two pockets and a flap.

and also two tags.

Thanks for visiting the Blue Fern Studios blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.