50 posts categorized "Fairy Crystals"

12/02/2022

Fri 02

Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy Christmas card for you.

I began by die cutting the Layered Narrow Pines from several pieces of green distress ink background papers.  I only used the large tree die, not the layered shadow die that comes in the set.

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I stamped my greeting on the bottom portion of watercolor cardstock and then glued my trees to the paper.  I used foam tape to adhere the tallest tree and glued the other two directly onto the cardstock.  Using a blender brush I added a little bit of Bundled Sage Distress Ink under the trees. I spattered the card front with white ink and glued it to a black cardstock mat.  Next, I used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I added a red fairy crystal to the top of the middle tree.  

See how quick that was!  To save time you could die cut the trees from different color cardstock instead of creating your our background paper.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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11/29/2022

Tue 29

Create a Pinpoint Snowflake Ornament by Jean Okimoto

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Create unique ornaments with basic diecut shapes, pinpoint plates, and shimmery metallic 6x6 Mirror Pads.  The designs add texture and luster to simple shapes for cards and holiday decor.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add special details to your diecuts.

Cut the basic Frilling Snowflake Ornament from the pale blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Here's a tip for selecting and cutting the perfect section of a large die...

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Cut a contrasting paper template with the basic background die.  Use the offcut to select a section of the Snowflake Plate to be transferred to the ornament.  (It'll be reveresed on the card.)  Place the ornament diecut face-down into the template and diecut the details onto the ornament.

Punch a hole and tie the ornament with gold cord.  Use the side of a bonefolder - or the plastic burnishing tool - to curl the cord.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from a light lavender sheet in the Twilight Purple Collection - and from the violet Glitzy Glitter sheet.

Cut the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and a darker lavender Twilight Purple 6x6 with the second-smallest  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

I used scrap of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper from my stash for the background.  It's sprayed with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dried for a few minutes, then heat-set. Trim it to 1-⅞" x 3-¾".

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add lavender Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardtock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you'll try these techniques on your holiday cards!

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11/28/2022

Mon 28

Paper Strips Christmas Cards
by Anne Thompson

What to do with those extra Memory Box paper scraps or the one or two pieces left from a 6X6 paper pad?  

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To make these two cards I started with my Memory Box papers scrap box and pulled out all the red plaid pieces and the few loose sheets from various 6X6 paper pads and cut them into strips of random widths.

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Then I started gluing them onto the front of a white notecard on a bit of a slant, leaving just a narrow space between each paper strip and letting the strips go out over the edge of the card.
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Once I had all of the strips in place I trimmed off the bits that were hanging over the edge.
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What to add to the front on top of this background?  I knew I needed something rather large but simple, so for both cards I cut the background for the CELESTE SNOWFLAKE 94697 from white cardstock.  For one card I added a plaid circle cut with one of the dies from the CIRCLE BASICS SET 30087 under the snowflake and oriented the card so the fold was at the top.  I cut the MERRY CHRISTMAS CURLED SCRIPT 94682 from red mirror paper and added that to the center of the snowflake and dotted the i with a Christmas red jewel.

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For the second card I stamped "Be Jolly" from the SWEET CHRISTMAS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5283 in the center of the snowflake using VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink.

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Then I made two more cards with green plaid paper strips.  This time I used the background for the GLORIETTE SNOWFLAKE COLLAGE 94696 cut from white cardstock, stamped with the sentiment "Wishing you a Christmas filled with Joy" in VersaFine Clair Shady Lane green ink from the SWEET CHRISTMAS CLEAR STAMP SET CL5283.  I  added the GENTLE PINE NEEDLE SPRIG 94597 (Holiday 2021) cut with green cardstocks from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 and finished these cards with red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops or white Christmas Fairy Crystals.
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I have quite a few plaid strips left and will make several more cards like these.  With December right around the corner I've got quite a few more cards to make as well as gift tags.  It's going to be a busy week in my craft room!

Happy crafting!

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11/25/2022

Fri 25

A Fun Little Christmas Ornament
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving.  Now it's time to transition into the Christmas season!

Today I have a simple Christmas ornament for you to create.  

I started by die cutting a 3.5" circle from plaid paper and set it into a 3" wooden embroidery hoop.  I centered the die cut circle over the smaller piece of the embroidery hoop.  I gently folded the paper over the hoop.  Next, I placed the larger hoop on top of the paper.

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I die cut the saying from white foil paper and glued it to the center of the plaid paper.

Next, I die cut the Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock and cut the pine boughs from the frame.  I used a blending brush and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to add a little color to the pine die cuts.

I used liquid glue to adhere them to the embroidery hoop.

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To finish the ornament I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals to the ornament.  I tied a piece of twine thru the top of the hoop to hang the ornament.

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That's it for today!  Have a great weekend!

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11/24/2022

Thu 24

Truly Grateful by Jean Okimoto

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today!  We are truly grateful and appreciate your support of Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design throughout the years.  Hope we've inspired and encouraged you to share your creativity on your projects.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a fall slimline for you.

Paint watercolor paper with watery, layered inks in shades of pink, orange, yellow and green.  Spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Set it aside to dry.

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Cut cream cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-⅛" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  

Cut kraft cardstock with the Birch Tree Trunks die set.  Save the other trees for another project. 

Cut the dried watercolored paper with the Exquisite Leaf Set.

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Attach the leaf and tree diecuts to the rectangle.  Attach the rectangle to the a slightly darker cream slimline card (3-⅝" x  8-½").

Stamp the greeting - from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps Set - with Lightning Black Brilliance. 

Add gold gemstones from the Autumn Fairy Crystals set.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This basic design works for other seasons - and reasons - too.  Switch to shades of green for a leafy spring card.  Add butterfiles and/or tiny blossoms for a summer card.  Or snowflakes with a snowman or sled for the holidays!

Thanks for visiting the blog!  Keep warm - and have a great weekend too...

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11/22/2022

Tue 22

Heartfelt Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glittered cardstock and plush felt create warm, sparkly winter accessories for the 
Tall Bundled Snowman.  Add a greeting from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamps and your card is ready to go!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a  basic holiday design you can personalize with your favorite colors and 6x6 prints.

Cut the small and medium Tall Bundled Snowman shapes.  Attach scraps of black cardstock behind the eyes and buttons.  Cut the carrot nose and twiggy arms from orange cardstock.  Color the arms with abrown marker.  Attach the nose and arms to the small snowman.  Layer the small snowman over the medium-sized diecut for dimension.

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Cut the hat and scarf from the turquoise Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad 6x6.  Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to turquoise felt and diecut the scarf and hat again.  The label paper stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Assemble the hat and scarf.  Save the extra pieces for another project.

Cut the heart - from the Heart Streamer Globe set - from a red 6x6 in the Festive Glitter Pad.

Stamp the greeting from the Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on a light green 6x6 Lush Green Collection 6x6 with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then diecut the greeting with the 2-¼" x 1-⅛" Rectangle Basics die.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the rectangle to a white side-folded A2 card.

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Attach the diecuts to the background - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add pale turquoise Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating on Thursday!

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11/08/2022

Tue 08

Wrap a Dreamy Bow Giftbox by Jean Okimoto

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11/05/2022

Sat 05

“Faux-leather” Classic Large Ice Skate by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create the look of a leather boot for the new Classic Large Ice Skate.  It's plain, practical white vinyl - and it's as easy to diecut as cardstock.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here on a very cold and windy weekend. It's perfect indoor cardmaking weather!

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - behind white vinyl and diecut Classic Large Ice Skate.  The paper layer stabilizes and stiffens the vinyl.  Cut another skate from heavy white cardstock and layer the diecuts for dimension.  If your green thread or cord is floppy and/or fuzzy - pull it tightly over piece of beeswax.  Or pull it through a wad of scrunched waxed paper to stiffen it and remove the little fuzzies.  Stitch the boot and cut an extra piece of twine.   Insert one end of the extra piece through the top hole and tie a bow.  Arrange the loops then cut off the extra portion.

Cut the sole and heel portion from dark brown cardstock.  Cut the blade from a gold 6x6 in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.

Cut Poinsettia Watercolor Floral from the red Polished Foil 6x6 and a sheet from the Berry Red Collection.  Cut the center pieces from the gold Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Assemble the poinsettia.

Diecut Forest Pine Branch from a 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection and cut it into three sections.

Cut the red and black Jolly Christmas plaid sheet with the 3" wide Nested Globes die.  Cut a  bright lime Lush Green 6x6 with the 2" wide globe die.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green 6x6 with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink and cut the greeting with the 2-¾" x 1" Rectangle Basics die.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the top half of the skate and for the greeting. 

Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - and for your patience w/ the blog's problems.  

Have a great weekend...see you next week!

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10/14/2022

Fri 14

Fall Colors and Falling Leaves by Jean Okimoto

 

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Create a familiar seasonal scene with the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk and a colorful pile of Fanciful Fall Leaves from Poppystamps.  It can celebrate Thanksgiving, friendship or a birthday, send encouraging thoughts - or just say Hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline idea featuring  some of our favorite new designs. 

Using watercolored paper from my stash - spritzed with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Let it dry, then cut two sets with the new Poppystamps Fanciful Fall Leaves.  Save the extra leaves for another project.

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Cut Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a medium-brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutral Collection.  

Cut natural cardstock with the 2-⅛" x 7-⅛" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

Attach the diecuts to a Cream Woodgrain Paper slimline card (3-½" x 8-⅜").

Stamp the greeting - from the new Sweet Christmas Clear Stamp Set - on natural cardstock with Lightning Black Brilliance.  Attach the greeting with foamdots.

Add 3 copper/gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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10/07/2022

Fri 07

Joy
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone!  Today's Christmas card features the cute new Polar Bear die.  

Let's make the card:

  • Create an ink blended background on a light blue cardstock panel.  I used several Blue Distress Oxide Inks and a blending brush to ink the light blue cardstock.

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  • Next, I spattered the background with plain water to add some texture.
  • I die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage die from white cardstock and inked the trees with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.
  • The polar bear was die cut from gray and white cardstock.  I lightly inked the edges of the bear with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and glued the layers together.  I glued a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and nose of the bear.  The cheeks where colored with a pink pencil and the paws with a gray pencil.  I tied a piece of ribbon around the bears neck for a scarf.
  • I glued the blue background to a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.
  • I used foam tape to adhere the tree frame to the card.
  • The bear was glued in place with liquid glue, tucking him behind the hill.
  • Next, I spattered the card with white paint.
  • The word Joy was die cut from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock.  I adhered the word at the top of the tree frame.
  • The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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To finish the card I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals.  That's it for today!  I hope this weekend brings you some time to craft!

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