Thursday, May 9, 2019

Coffee shop gift card holder - by Vicky Alberto

I am sharing a fun card I made using all of the scraps left over from projects I have created for Blue Fern since February. Can you spot the collections? Homespun, Heartland, Remnants, Wanderlust, Amber & Apricot.

Inside is a coffee shop gift card holder with Happy Accident collection ephemera.

On the front I used Blue Fern seedlings on the love letter chipboard, Homespun adhesive shapes and some pretty flowers too.  Everything on this project is Blue Fern product!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Trifold folio album with the happy accident collection

Hello, DT Henriëtte here today sharing this tri fold folio mini album I made using 
the Happy Accident 2 papers.

It's a tri fold mini album with a few pockets. I watched this tutorial by Kathy Clement on 
how to make such a trifold album.

Here a more detailed pictures of some the pages.

I also made a short flip through video. You can watch it here:

Products used:

 Happy Accident 2 Papers and chipboards
Happy accident 1 ephemera
Lace no. 3

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Henriëtte.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Mother's Day Box Card - Homemade

Hello Blue Fern Studios Crafters, it's Aida from  @aidaville .We are into May and coming right up is Mother's Day, with celebrations for the special women who are holding families together.  Today I have a Box Card that flattens down to be put into into an envelope for easy mailing, and opens up into a Box that sits upright very prettily, perfect for displaying. I've used mostly the Homespun Collection which with it's pale pinks and greens and embellishments in the theme of Home.

These are the Blue Fern Studios products I used :
Homespun Paper Collection and Printed Chipboard.
Others : Heavy weight white cardstock  |  Pale pink cardstock

Here you can see how it looks when flat, with all the lovely details in the front, leading to the surprise of popping into a 3-D Box simply by pushing in the sides !

This is how I started. The box is 4.5 inches square front and back, the sides are 2.5 inches on the top/bottom with the height of 4.5 inches.

2 strips of paper were adhered to the inside and the details attached to them.

When the box sits upright, the beautiful flowers of the paper create a garden feel.

The Teapot and Cup were fussy cut from the paper design.

In the photo below, the fussy cut details and printed chipboards are stacked in 3 layers.

A closer look of the layers in the top left corner.

I love working with the Blue Fern Printed Chipboards as it's an easy way to build up the layers very quickly.

Thank you for visiting the Blog today ! I hope this post will inspire you to create a handmade card of your own with a sweet message for your Mom.

I'll be back soon, keep coming by for more beautiful ideas from the Design Team.

Aida Haron  @aidaville

Monday, April 29, 2019

If these walls could talk - layout by Vicky Alberto

This is the cute bungalow we moved from last year (yet remained in the same community), after purchasing our lake house. I still get emotional when I think of almost 18 years worth of memories in that place. 

For this layout I used Blue Fern's gorgeous Remnants paper collection, coordinating adhesive shapes, lace, flowers, garden daisies chipboard and tattered walls ephemera. A few little embellishments from my stash to tie everything together.

On the close-up, you can see that I used Blue Fern's lavender seedlings on the garden daisies chipboard. They perfectly matched the purple lilacs in the photo. I still miss all the pretty lilacs we had on that property! Well, as always... thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my project today.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Layout with Spring Parade

 Good Morning. I am back with another Blue Fern post. I have another spring layout for you (can you tell I've had enough of winter?)

This is Spring Parade made after the collection I made it with! 
I did my usual little enhancement of the background with gesso and a iced purple Gelato. I heat embossed a pattern on my page using a Blue Fern stamp for added texture. A little stamping and it was done.
I used this chippie from Blue Fern called Willow Flower. I heat embossed it with Sage and a purple color from my stash.
I fussy cut all the flowers surrounding my photo from the paper Joyful. I also cut out a circle in my background paper June and backed it with a cutout from the sheet Sunrise. All the blooms on this layout are from Blue Fern.
A close-up of the bottom cluster. Love the purple and pink bloom from Happy Blooms. 

And the final close-up is my title. I love how you can use the bottom tabs of these papers on your layout. My title is from one side of the page and the matting behind my photo is from another side. No waste here! 

I hope you enjoyed this touch of spring although I know some of you are heading into fall across the world. But it's definitely an Easter page. Love those little baby chicks!

That's it for today have a great one! All the best! :)

Products Used



Embossing Powder


Happy Blooms

Unknown Blue Fern fabric roses


Willow Flower

Tattered Newsprint

Essential Textures

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Travel journal with Wanderlust

Hello crafty friends, DT Henriëtte here today sharing a travel journal I made using the 
Wanderlust collection.
This is the first journal I ever made. I watched this tutorial on how to make a journal.
It wasn't as difficult as I thought and the Wanderlust collection is perfect for making a travel journal.

For the signatures I folded patterned papers together with tea dyed and oven baked papers.
I tea dyed the papers myself. Here's the video I watched to learn how to do that.
The give the papers an even more old look I used Blue Ferns Studios texture stamps.

I also made a few pockets in the journal using the Wanderlust collection.

I embellished the journal with the Wanderlust calling cards and printed chipboards.

On some of the pages I stamped images from various BFS stamp sets.

I really love how this journal turned out and I'm planning on using it on our holiday to 
Norway in a few months.

Products used:

Wanderlust papers, calling cards and printed chipboards

Arcadia textures
Flight and Flair
Flutter Music

Thanks for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios Blog.
I appreciate your comments very much!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hello Dreams Panel

Hello Crafter Friends, I'm Aida from @aidaville, it's lovely to see you back at the Blue Fern Studios Blog and hopefully the Design Team's projects have kept you inspired and creating. This week I have a Hello Dreams panel featuring a theme that will resonate with all of us.

These are the Blue Fern Studios products I used :
Wanderlust - Calling Cards  |  Seascape
Swan Gate Chipboard  |  Valerie's Butterflies Chipboard
Tattered Walls Ephemera  |   Flowers - Apricot Blooms.
Lace no. #2
Other supplies : 6x8 Flat Back Canvas Panel, Dye Inks, Vintage Silver Embossing Powder, Gesso, Crayons.

The faded blue woodgrain of the Wanderlust  Seascape paper is a wonderful background for the Swan Gate Chipboard which was given a vintage shine with some heat embossing.

I just love the sentiment "go where your Dreams take you" ... it's what we all wish for ! The Butterfly chipboard was given just a touch of heat embossing in the center for a worn-away effect. You will see underneath it, how the large flourish from the Tattered Walls Ephemera and Lace #2 add more dimension to the panel.

Here's a closer look of the Chipboard Swan Gate and the contrasting background paper accentuates the gate even more.

Layering all the bits of ephemera and paper makes the panel look interesting and just calls out for you to touch the details. 

The Butterfly perfectly anchors the panel with a shabby prettiness.

Creating this panel was so much fun, I truly enjoy layering papers and embellishments. If all this seem difficult to you, don't worry ..... a little practice and experience will make sure you get good at this.

Thank you for stopping by, stay creative ! 

Aida Haron @aidaville