Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter basket with Spring Parade

Hello everyone,  DT Henriëtte here today sharing an Easter basket featuring the 
Spring Parade collection.

The idea for the Easter basket I got from Tara's craft studio.
I made the basket from white sheets of chipboard and decorated it with papers,
 lace, flowers and chipboard pieces.

I colored the chipboard eggs and bunny with inks.
On the top corners of the basket I glued spring colored flowers.

It was a fun project to make and I love the spring colors and flowers.
As my own daughter is to old to go egg hunting I'll be giving this basket to the neighbors children with some chocolate eggs in it.

I hope you like my Easter project. 
There's still some time to make one for Easter.

Products used:

Spring Parade

Bunny Basket set

Lace 6
Lace 2

BFS flowers

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Henriëtte.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Happy Together Layout

Hello all, it's Aida from @aidaville  and today I'm back with a layered layout featuring the ever gorgeous Blue Fern Studios lace. If you are into shabby, pretty projects and makes, adding lace will surely give them a boost of lovely texture. 

Here are the products I used :
Blue Fern Studios supplies :
Papers : 
Happy Accident #2 - Chase  |  Damsel
Remnants : Callaway
Lace : #1 and #2
Remnants Printed Chipboard
Assorted Blue Fern Florals
Others :
9"x7" flat back Canvas
Collage Medium, Acrylic Paints, Water Soluble Crayons, White Gesso, 

I began with 6'x6' patterned paper and started building the central piece of the layout on it. Photos should always be the focus of layouts and I chose to adhere it slightly to the left to create space for a title or embellishments.

From this point, I played around with the lace pieces and florals till I was happy with how the embellishments fitted into the layout.

I love the neutral colour of the lace as this makes it very easy to match the papers and florals, just look how the sewn on sequins add a touch of pretty sparkle !

The title to the right of the photo is from the Remnants Printed Chipboard popped up with foam squares.

The orange blossoms give the layout a bright happy feel. To create a shabby appeal, I lightly brushed the florals with watered down gesso and dried them with a heat tool.

Finally, to frame the focal piece, I mounted it on a canvas collage using a patterned paper and Lace #2, glued to the lower end with collage medium After it dried, I then lightly brushed a coat of white gesso and pale pink.

This layout was so much fun to make as pretty Blue Fern Studios products are an inspiration and makes the process amazingly easy.

I hope you will make something pretty in the weekend ahead. I'll see you soon and remember to come back for more ideas from the rest of the Design Team !

 Aida Haron @aidaville 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Travel Card Set & Envelope - Vicky Alberto

Taking a little family trip soon and thought this would be a great journaling card set, for my 3 kids...

Wanderlust and is such a fantastic paper collections for this type of project! I simply grabbed a craft envelope, stamped with a beautiful Blue Fern "newsprint" background stamp, added paper layers, plus coordinating adhesive shapes, directions chipboard, and lots of inking on this project.

Above is a close-up of the envelope. As you can see... lots of distress ink used on here from stamping to chipboard and on the paper edges too.

On the 3 little cards, more adhesive shapes and inked directions chipboard. I am very sure I will be using more of this pretty collection post-vacation!  Thanks for stopping by to view my project today.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

i believe in fairytale with Amber & Apricot

Hello hello I am back again with you today on the Blue Fern blog to share another design team project!
 This month I used the refreshing Amber & Apricot line filled with oranges,browns and yellow! I decided to play with the orange components for this project. I used a white piece of cardstock as my background and stamped around it with a stamp from the Flutter Music stamp set. I then covered the page in clear gesso.
My background consists of some masking and misting using Lindy's Cosmopolitan Pink mist. I then did some stamping with some Blue Fern stamps. I fussy cut the large blooms from the A side of Flora and added them to either side of a strip I tore from Joyful.
I used Floral Lattic bits chipboard along the sides of my photo and heat embossed them with Bloodorange embossing powder. I also used Chelsea Vines in my flower clusters.

 I used Apricot Blooms, Spring Blooms and one other unkown Blue Fern flower in my clusters as well as a few blooms from my stash.
A close-up of the top cluster.
I added some beads inside of the Floral lattice bits.
My title.

Products Used


Lattice Bits
Chelsea Vines

Embossing Powder

Apricot Blooms
Spring Blooms
Unknown Blue Fern flower

Flutter Music

Garden Frolic

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you soon!

All the best! :)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Card and box with Amber & Apricot

Hello and welcome to the Blue Fern Studios blog.
Today I'm sharing a card and matching box I made with the sweet Amber & Apricot collection.

I'm in love with this paper collection! The colors and the sweet flower patterns are so pretty.
I first made the box, using a template maker site,  out of white cardstock.
I covered the box with the patterned papers and added a ribbon.

Then I made the card. I made it so it could fit in the box.

I added lace, chipboard pieces, flowers, cuts from the papers, ribbon
 and a chipboard butterfly.

The card and box are a nice gift for a friend.

Here a list of the BFS products I used:

Amber & Apricot

Valerie's butterflies
Amber & Apricot printed chipboard

 Lace 2
Seam binding

Apricot blooms

Thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs, Henriëtte.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Best Moments Panel

Hello all, it's Aida from @aidaville  ..... can you believe it's already April ? The Blue Fern Studios Blog is where pretty things get posted and I am so glad you are back ! Today I have a panel using pops of red from the florals and I LOVE how they add brightness to this piece.

Here are the products I used :
Blue Fern Studios supplies :
Printed Chipboard - Wanderlust  |  Happy Accident
Papers :
Happy Accident #2 - Faux  |  Damsel
Remnants -  Callaway  |   Devonshire  |   Wesfield
Blue Fern Florals
Others :
Collage Medium, Acrylic Paints, Water Soluble Crayons, Texture Paste,
White Gesso, small assorted leaf die-cuts. metal book corners and brads.

I started with a frame shape cut out from the Remnants paper with an external measurement of  height 7" and 5" at the top/bottom. A thin foam backing was glued under the frame. Distress the edges with a sharp craft knife.

Next I trimmed another paper 8" x 6" (or slightly larger than the frame) and adhered the frame to the center. This is the base of the panel and I started working at adding all the elements.

"The Best Moments" is a title you can substitute with any tag you have in your supplies. 

I found a metal embellishment that fitted over the title and added a brad to match.

The pops of red from the flowers add such a pretty accent to the panel ! 

Add chipboard embellishments for dimension.

Thank you for dropping by, remember to come back for more gorgeous work from the Blue Fern Studios Team, see you soon !

Aida Haron @aidaville

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