Friday, November 2, 2012

Update and a card made with Carta Bella and Craftwell

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry I have been a little m.i.a.  I'm in NJ and we had a terrible storm here this past week.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 Since I didn't get my Craftwell DT project on my blog on Tuesday, I have posted it below.  Thank you for your understanding.

- Kim

This month's sponsor is Carta Bella and I'm so excited to be using their products! Their collection kits and paper are beautiful, and cut great with the eBosser and eCraft. Today I have a simple card tutorial using Carta Bella's "Paris Girl" Collection Kit and the eBosser.

-Carta Bella - Paris Girl Collection Kit (Around Town Paper - polka dot side; French Dots Paper - Grey Side; French Labels Paper - pink fleur de lis side; Ooh la la! Paper - white and black fleur de lis side; The Best Days Are With You Sticker; pink stripe/black polka dot strip sticker)
-Paper Trimmer
-Regency Letter Embossing Folder by Craftwell
-Spellbinders - Labels One Nestabilities (4 inch - largest one and 3 inch die - the 3rd die from the largest die)
-Pop Dots
-6 Rhinestones
-Black Copic Marker
-scorer and scoring board

How To:

First with a paper trimmer I cut a piece of the Around Town Paper to 6"x12" and scored it in half so I had a 6"x6" card with the polka dots on the outside. Then I cut a piece of the French Dots Paper to 4 1/2"x 4 1/2" and embossed the grey side of the paper with Craftwell's Regency embossing folder in the eBosser. I adhered the embossed grey piece of paper on to the middle of the card base.
Next using Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities and the eBosser, I die cut the French Labels Paper with the 4 inch die and the Ooh la la! Paper with the 3 inch die. I then adhered the white and black fleur de lis side to the top of the pink fleur de lis die cut and placed it onto of the middle of the grey embossed square work a pop dot.

I took The Best Days Are With You Sticker and placed it on some scrap Cardstock and cut it out. Then I placed it on top of the black and white fleur de lis die cut with a pop dot. I cut down the pink stripe/black polka dot strip sticker to the size of the card and placed it on the bottom. Then I added 3 rhinestones to the top left and bottom right of the card.  All edges were inked with a black Copic marker instead of an ink pad.

A simple card for someone special!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

- Kim


  1. Thank you for sharing. Not to many people in your position are so gracious. Your article was very poignant and understandable. It helped me to understand very clearly. Thank you for your help.

  2. Very pretty card for a sweet sentiment. Very easy to understand tutorial too.

  3. Great tutorial. I love the Paris Girl collection. It's gorgeous.