108 posts categorized "Fairy Crystals"

05/28/2024

Tue 28

Thank You Sunshine by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten someone's day with a sunny-bright thank you from the Gladiola Collection.  Hi, Jean here with a mix of big blossoms and little words - my new favorite design combination.

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Cut the Gladiola Blossoms and Leaves petals from a bright yellow 6x6 in the Sunrise Collection.  Shade the center areas with Cheerful VersaFine Clair.  Cut the stamens and leaves from Black Glossy Paper.  

Assemble the blossom - attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock (about 1" in diameter) so it's easier to handle and arrange over the leaves.

Cut the bright yellow 6x6 with the 2-¾" wide Rectangle Basics die.  Cut the yellow and gold Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 with the 2-½" wide Rectangle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam dots for the top, upper-right and center petals.

Attach a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tab and gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set also includes soft pink and lavender versions of the beautiful floral print.  Our 6x6 cardstock collections make it easy to coordinate prints and colors.  Make a stash of cards - then just add a foil tab greeting strip or circle later when you need a quick thank you or birthday card.

Thanks for visiting - see you in June...

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05/23/2024

Thu 23

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  For today's card I did a spotlight technique using embossing folders.

I began by dry embossing a white cardstock panel using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used a blending brush and turquoise dye ink to lightly go across the raised embossed image.  I didn't mind that some of the ink went into the background.  I wanted a soft look to the background. I mounted the background to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

For the center spotlight image, I die cut a circle from Teal cardstock and placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I ran a white pigment ink pad over the embossed circle to highlight the embossing.  I used foam tape and glued it to the card matching the embossed flowers on the background.

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I spattered the background with teal ink to add a little interest to it.

I stamped the word "hugs" in black ink, die cut it with the coordinating die and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and inked with green and teal dye inks.  I glued this to the card just above the word "hugs".

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To finish the card, I added some clear Fairy Drops to give it a little sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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05/16/2024

Thu 16

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have a fun Spring themed card for you today featuring dies from the 2024 Gladiola release.

I began by die cutting the background panel, flowers and leaves from white cardstock.  

Next, I used a blending brush to apply blue ink to the background panel, and yellow and green inks to the flowers and leaves.

I spattered the background panel with plain water and heat dried the paper.  Next I spattered the background with white ink, dried it, and then adhered it to a white card base.

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The flower petals were glued together to form the Gladiola.  I glued the leaves in place on the card front and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers in place.

The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the white cardstock shadow die cut using foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I added some clear Fairy Crystals to finish the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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05/09/2024

Thu 09

Kindness Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features stamps and stencils from the Spring Cheer release.

I started by die cutting the Vintage Tray Die from Gina K Designs masking magic paper.  I placed the mask on a white cardstock panel, and used a blending brush to apply light blue ink around the edges of the blocks.  This creates a nice shadow around the blocks.

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I left the mask in place and stamped the Cheerful Flower with black ink.  I used a heat tool to dry the image before using the coordinating layering stencils to add color to the stamped image. I used dye inks and blending brushes for the coloring.  I followed the steps on the stencil guide to add color to the stamped image.

To add some texture to the panel, I inked the back side of the Altenew Grip Mat with white ink and stamped it across my panel.  

Next, I spattered the background with white and gold inks.  Once the inks were dry, I removed the mask from the paper. I trimmed it and glued it to a thin black cardstock mat.  This was glued to a pink cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the word kindness from white cardstock and glued it to the card.  Underneath the word I stamped the words "changes everything".

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To finish the card I added some Fairy Drops for more texture, and that's it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

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05/05/2024

Sun 05

Pretty in Pinks Sensational Gladiola Stem
by Anne Thompson

Today's card features the SENSATIONAL GLADIOLA STEM 94789 in many shades of pink.

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These are the materials I used:

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This month's blog challenge (here) is Pretty in Pink.  What will you create and post?  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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04/02/2024

Tue 02

Blossoms and Birthday Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a spring birthday with flowers, plaids and an extra-thick gold foiled circle Greeting Tab.  They're precut and ready to go - 4 each of 9 great typefaces in traditional, elegant and contemporary styles for everyone on your birthday list.  Hi, Jean here with a slimline birthday greeting today.

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Cut the new Clara Blooms twice from a pale lavender/blue Twilight Purple Collection 6x6.  Assemble the flowers - save the extra one for another project.  Ink the center diecuts with Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.  

Cut matching cardstock circles - about ⅝" in diameter - to use as a base for the flowers.  Cover the circle with adhesive, then attach the petals. Highlight the centers with a bit of Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance ink.  Attaching the petals to a base makes it easy to ink the centers and adds dimension.  

Cut the large stem section from the Fresh Cut Stems set - from a medium-green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.

Glue the center back of the assembled flowers over the stems  - the petals will curl upwards for a natural look.  You won't even need foam tape!

Cut a blue/lavender Anemone Plaid 6x6 with the 1-⅜" x 6-⅜" Slim Basic Rectangles die - cut it vertically including the extra portion at the top edge of the sheet.

Cut a smoky blue 6x6 from the Stormy Blue Colllection with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.

Cut a 1-¼" wide strip of the  light violet/purpled 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the short end of the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die. 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings Circle Tab.  Add purple Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Foil Greeting Tabs save time and effort and are available in a variety of typefaces on heavyweight pre-cut circles and strips for birthdays and thank-yous.  They'll add the perfect finishing touch to your handcrafted cards.

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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03/11/2024

Mon 11

Clara Blooms Thank You Card
by Theary Chea

Hello, and welcome back to the blog. My name is Theary, and I am sharing a stunning thank you card with some of the fantastic products from the spring release. So, let's get started. 

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I trimmed the SH44003 Kraft Woodgrain Paper Pack to 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I added some interest using a blending brush and brown ink to the left side of the cardstock. I matted the cardstock onto a sheet of pattern paper from PP1021 Magnolia Plaid Paper Pack that I trimmed to fit an A2-sized card base. 

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Using 94724 Sitting Sparrow and 94688 Clara Blooms, I cut that out of white-colored cardstock using my die-cutting machine. I later used alcohol markers to color each die-cut piece. I adhered it to the card panel using a combination of liquid adhesive and foam squares. 

I die-cutted 94655 Thank You Daily Script out of SH44004 Glossy Black Cardstock. And adhered to the card panel using liquid adhesive. 

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I  added a few embellishments from CRY101 Autumn Fairy Crystals to add some texture. To finalize the card design, I adhered it to a top folding card base and added details with a white gel pen. 

And that is it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and get crafty in your craft space. Until next time! 

Have a wonderful day,

Theary Chea



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02/27/2024

Tue 27

Hippity Hoppity Bunny Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Re-posting and hoping the pictures aren't compressed and distorted this time...

Here's another new design from our Spring Cheer Collection...it's the happy Hippity Hoppity Bunny and his basket of eggs.  Hi, Jean here with another Easter idea today.

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Cut the base sections of Hippity Hoppity Bunny from textured white cardstock.  Color areas of the ears, paws and muzzle with Distress Oxide spun sugar.  Color the eye areas with a black marker.  Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to tan wool-blend felt and cut the remaining pieces.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents glues from saturating it.

Highlight the texture of Cream Woodgrain Paper (cardstock) with Vintage Sepia VersaFine using the direct-to-paper process.  Cut the basket.

Color white cardstock for thge eggs - scribble marker inks to cut 6 eggs of each color.  Blue, Violet, Blue Green and Fuchsia Zebra Mildliners were used here.  Diecut the eggs and attach the behind the basket.

Diecut Wild Grass Border from 2 shades of green in the new Greenery 6x6 Collection.  Trim the sides with the bottom of the 3" wide Nested Globes die.  Layer the darker border behind the lighter border.

Cut a lavender/blue 6x6 from the Magonolia Plaid set with the 3-½" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 3" wide die.

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Cut the same plaid sheet with the Happy Spring Debut Script background.  Cut the top layer from the purple Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the greeting and attach it inside the card.

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Attach the diecuts - angled - to a top-folded, corner-rounded white A2 card.  Add purple Autumn Fairy Crystals,  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again this weekend!

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02/09/2024

Fri 09

Snow Fairies…Inspired by a TV Show by Jean Okimoto

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International TV shows don't often inspire card designs - but the Snow Fairies documentary on Japan's NHK TV inspired today's card.  They're adorably fluffy, rare long-tailed birds  - and the Poppystamps new Nordic Bird Bunch set has the perfect die for this little bird (they just needed longer tails).  Hi, Jean here with a  ScandinAsian Valentine idea.

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Cut Birch Tree Trunks from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  The diecut is very detailed, but it's easy to remove.  Start at the bottom of the trunks and wiggle the offcuts away instead of trying to pull the trunks out. 

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to wool-blend white felt and red felt.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the second-largest heart of the Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out set.

Cut the Nordic Bird bases from white felt.  Cut the 2 larger wing pieces from Open Studio Watercolor Paper (instead of felt) to highlight the Nordic details. Cut the combined beak/eye sections and the left bird's wings from black cardstock. Some Snow Fairies are all-white, some have darker sections - we'll have one of each type.

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They have very long tails. We're using 2 branches from the tree trunk (shown on the left side of the packaging) to create special felt tails for them.  Trim the original tails, then attach the tree branch sections.  Cover the area with a wing!

Glue 2 pieces of gray cardstock together for dimension and diecut the new Hugs Debut Script background. Cut the detailed top layer from red cardstock.  Cut the background from red cardstock too, for more dimension.

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Assemble the birds and greeting.  Attach everything to a gray A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add bronze Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Looking for more ideas?  Search Snow Fairies NHK TV - the show is available on demand until March 31st.  Not sponsored or anything like that...I just think you'll enjoy it too!

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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01/19/2024

Fri 19

Blooming Anemone Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Send warm winter hugs with the graceful Blooming Anemone from the January Anemone Collection.  The latest release is like an indoor garden  - pick your favorite colors, buds or blossoms and add them to greetings for any occasion.  Hi, Jean here - hoping to add some warmth and color to a frosty gray 37-degree day.

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I've altered and repurposed several design elements here.  The stem is upside-down.  A petal diecut is also cut from green cardstock, trimmed, and rotated to become leaves.  The stamen is cut twice and layered.

Cut the Blooming Anemone blossom from a purple 6x6 in the Twilight Purple Collection. Sponge the stamen with black ink. 

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Cut the stamen, stem, sepal and the 4-section petal from green cardstock. green   Remove the narrow and extra-wide sections of the petal diecut - the remaining pieces will be rotated and attached as leaves.  Sponge the green stamen with black ink too.

Cut the new Hugs Debut Script background from a pale lavender 6x6 in the Twilight Purple  Collection.  Cut the detailed top layer from the purple 6x6.

Cut the pale lavender 6x6 with the 1.1" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - the cardstock is slightly shorter than the die.

Cut the beautiful lavender and gold Anemone Grove scallop print with the same die - remove the sheet from the paper pad and use part of the top section too.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").   Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...hope the January Anemone Collection inspires you to create unique greetings in a rainbow of floral colors!

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