28 posts categorized "Fairy Crystals"

06/02/2022

Thu 02

Hugs Rainbow Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a rainbow card for you using a reverse stencil technique.

To make my card, I started with a white cardstock panel and ink blended the background using dye ink pads.

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Next, I placed the new Butterfly Coterie Collage Stencil over the inked background and used a blending brush to add black dye ink over the butterflies.  I filled in the background with butterflies as needed.

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I die cut the word "hugs" from black cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and glued to the card.  Foam tape was used to adhere the word hugs above the sentiment strip.

I glued the card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I glued some fairy drops to add some dimension.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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05/27/2022

Fri 27

Heartfelt Hot Foil Posh Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Send a floral heartfelt hugs card to someone who would appreciate a bit of encouragement and support.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another great new poppy die set from our May Collection.  It's Graceful Poppy Stems - a set of two dies that cut 6 designs.

Cut Graceful Poppy Stems from a dark red-pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Color the stems with a black marker.  Cut the centers from the yellow glitter sheet in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Assemble the poppies - use foam tape between the layers of the smaller blossom.

Cut a pink Berry Red Collection sheet with the 2 largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.  This creates a medium-sized heart surrounded by stitching inside the large heart.

Use the new Posh Hugs Hot Foil Plate to apply the greeting to black cardstock.  Diecut it with the coordinating die.

Attach the diecuts to a side-folded A2 card of Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's cardstock).  The earthy brown color keeps the card from looking like a Valentine and lets it work throughout the year.

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Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!

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05/23/2022

Mon 23

Charlotte Blooms and Leaves
by Anne Thompson

Here's a card perfect for any occasion and it features Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.

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to make this card

  • die cut five sets of the leaves from CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 using one of the green cardstock papers from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • die cut three sets of the 3-part flowers from CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645 using one of the yellow cardstock papers from the SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002

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  • use fingertip daubers to add inks to the diecuts--VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) to the leaves and VersaFine Clair Tulip Red to the flowers

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  • cut a piece of green plaid paper 4 X 5 1/4 from the WOODSY PLAID PP1018 paper pad and add it to the front of a white notecard

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  • assemble the 3-part flowers and add them to the front of the notecard
  • tuck the leaves under the flower edges
  • add the largest clear FAIRY DROPS DRP101 to the Charlotte Blooms centers and add a few of the medium-sized clear Fairy Drops on the plaid paper

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That's it!

I made a second all-occasion card with a top-fold using the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves.  I used the same yellow and green cardstock papers, a green plaid from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014, and amber crystals from the AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101.  I used the barrel of a stylus to curl some of the Charlotte Blooms petals under for added dimension.

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Here's a list in one place of all the materials used.

  • CHARLOTTE BLOOMS AND LEAVES 94645
  • LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002
  • VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) ink
  • VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink
  • WOODSY PLAID PP1018 paper pad
  • FAIRY DROPS DRP101
  • MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 paper pad
  • AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101

There's a center "rounded cone" die for the flowers that I didn't use...it looks similar to the center on a coneflower/Echinacea.  I hope the next flowers I make using the Charlotte Blooms and Leaves will look more like these:

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

05/08/2022

Sun 08

New for May 2022--Lavender Bouquet
by Anne Thompson

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who celebrate this holiday today.  Here's  a card that features another one of the new dies from the MAY 2022 COLLECTION, the Lavender Bouquet.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • violet plaid paper cut 4 X 5 1/4 from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014 6X6 paper pad
  • green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003 
  • purple cardstock from VIBRANT VIOLET COLLECTION SP1007
  • LAVENDER BOUQUET 94640
  • HELLO DAILY SCRIPT 94658
  • purple  crystals from AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR 40103 glitter glue
  • bow and ribbons from my ribbon box

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to make this card

  • add the violet plaid paper to the front of the white notecard
  • die cut the LAVENDER BOUQUET from green cardstock and again from purple cardstock; attach just the purple blooms on top of the green ones
  • add PLUM SHIMMER FAIRY SUGAR to the purple blooms and spread around with your finger; when dry, add the stems to make a bouquet on the card front

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  • die cut HELLO DAILY SCRIPT background from a scrap of the purple cardstock and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the violet plaid; attach to the lower left corner of the card front
  • add a bow to the base of the bouquet to tie it together

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  • add Scor-Tape to the back of a narrow coordinating ribbon and attach it to the righthand side of the card front, overlapping to the inside
  • place three of the purple FAIRY CRYSTALS on the ribbon for a little more sparkle

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Check the website here to see all of the new products in the May 2022 Collection.  I'm sure you will love it!

Happy Crafting!

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04/22/2022

Fri 22

Recycled Background Earth Day Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Let's build a background of recycled scraps and create a card to celebrate Earth Day.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here using Lush Green Collection scraps from my stash to fill the Jumbled Line Collage.  It made just a teeny tiny dent in my big stack of scraps - but I feel so resourceful and earth-friendly.  

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Attach a strip of doublestick tape to printer paper.  Cut assorted 3/4" strips of the Lush Green Collection 6x6's.  Attach them to the paper - we're using paper so it won't be too bulky.

Cut white cardstock with the largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Lay the collage over the strips before adding any adhesive.  Trim the edges of the paper to fit behind the collage, then attach it behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a slimline card (3-5/8" x 8-1/2").

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Cut different shades of yellow 6x6's from the Sunny Orange Collection with the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral and Layered Fresh Flowers dies.  Assemble the flowers -  mix and match the blossoms and the centers. Use a center from the Layered Fresh Flowers set for the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral.

Cut the solid leaves - from the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral set - from a sheet Lush Green sheet.  Press a scrap of the same green onto a VersaMark inkpad.  Heat-emboss the inked area with detail clear powder.  Cut the detailed leaves from the embossed cardstock.  They'll be slightly darker and glossy to contrast with the solid background leaves.

Stamp the greeting from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamps and Dies Set on a yellow 6x6 with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim one end with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die - then just cut the other end with a paper trimmer.

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Assemble the card - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add yellow Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the jewels and card front for mailing.

The coordinated colors of the Memory Box 6x6 Collections save time and simplify cardmaking with a 108 choices.  They match our 6x6 prints and plaids, glitter, foil and mirror cardstock too.  

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Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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04/21/2022

Thu 21

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun Birthday card for you using more new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I began by die cutting one of the Nested Globes from white cardstock and stenciling on top of it with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink.  Next, I lightly inked around the edge of the die cut with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.  I also used Hickory Smoke ink and a blending brush to add ink to a White Woodgrain cardstock panel.  This brings out the texture in the cardstock.  I glued my globe die cut to the paper and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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 I die cut the large leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set using white cardstock and inked them with Distress Oxide Inks.  I glued the leaves in place over the globe die cut and spattered the card with white and gray inks.

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday Posh Script die from Vellum and the words from gray cardstock.  I glued the words to the vellum, which I adhered to the card.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

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04/19/2022

Tue 19

Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set by Jean Okimoto

 

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Send a fresh garden greeting with Ruffled Blooms and Exquisite Leaf Set layered over a trellis-y frame from Poppystamps.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a spring design that's easy and versatile - just pick your favorite shades from our 6x6 Collections of 108 coordinating colors.

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Cut Ruffled Blooms from different colors in the Vibrant Violet Collection.  I wasn't sure which blossoms and colors I'd use - so I cut all 4 designs, then saved the extras for another day.  Attach the oval centers to the 3 largest flowers.  Color all of the centers using a small dauber or cotton swab and Sunflower Yellow Brilliance.  The resulting color varies when Sunflower Yellow is layered over the different shades of cardstock.

Cut the Exquisite Leaf Set pieces from the Lush Green Collection.

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¾" Square Basics die.  Adding a matching solid background helps the flowers stand out more.

Cut the Poppystamps Penelope Pinpoint Frame from white cardstock.  This versatile A2-sized die looks great layered over a contrasting card too.  I chose a larger card to add a greeting.

Stamp the greeting - from the Open  Studio Friends and Family Clear Stamp Set - on a Lush Green sheet with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the greeting block with a 1-¼" Square Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add the purplish Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you on Friday!

 

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04/18/2022

Mon 18

Torn Paper Backgrounds with Layered Star Flowers
by Anne Thompson

I've been studying Chinese collage works recently which use elements of torn paper to create backgrounds and images.  For the three cards I made for this post, I used torn paper to create backgrounds for the Layered Star Flowers all-occasion cards.

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Card One

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materials used

  • white notecard
  • scraps of light blue cardstock
  • medium green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • green plaid paper from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013
  • VersaFine Clair Shady Lane ink to edge the torn papers
  • white pearl paper from VINTAGE PASTEL MIRROR PAD FP1002
  • LAYERED STAR FLOWERS 94612
  • AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101
  • "For You" from SIGNATURE GREETINGS CL5272

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to make this card

  • orient a white notecard so the fold is at the top
  • add a small strip of light blue cardstock at the top of the notecard...I let all of my paper strips go over the edges and trimmed the extra off once all of the strips were in place.
  • tear two strips of the medium green cardstock and three strips of a green plaid paper; use the Shady Lane VersaFine Clair ink to add color to the torn white edges
  • place the strips from top to bottom on the notecard, plaid-green-plaid-green-plaid
  • die cut three sets of the Layered Star Flowers blossoms from the white pearl paper and the leaves from the medium green cardstock; assemble them; add Fairy Crystals to the flower centers; add them to the card front
  • stamp "For You" on a scrap of light blue cardstock; tear around the lettering and ink the edges; add to the card

 

Card Two

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materials used

  • white notecard, top-fold
  • papers from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005
  • LAYERED STAR FLOWERS 94612
  • AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101

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to make this card

  • top-fold white notecard
  • tear strips of papers from the GARDEN FOLLY PP1005 paper pad--I used the red one with the gold Xs, the gold honeycomb paper, the penmanship paper, the two shades of red leaves--add to the notecard from the top to the bottom--red-gold-red-gold-red-lined
  • cut two of the Layered Star Flowers from the Xed paper and the honeycomb paper; add Autumn Fairy Crystals CRY101 to the flower centers and to the centers of the Xs; add the flowers to the notecard 

Card Three

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materials used

  • white notecard, side-fold
  • light green cardstock from LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • plaid paper from SPRING PLAID SLIM PP101SS
  • flowered paper scrap from GARDEN FOLLY PP1005
  • LAYERED STAR FLOWERS 94612
  • WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM102
  • PASTEL FAIRY JEWELS JWL002

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to make this card

  • tear paper strips and add to the card front, top to bottom--solid, plaid, solid, flowers, solid, plaid, solid
  • die cut five flowers and three sets of stems; assemble and add to the card front
  • add the pale green Fairy Gemstones to the flower centers and the gold Fairy Jewels to the centers of the larger printed paper flowers

Tearing your paper scraps into strips is another way to use the bits that you have left from previous projects to add extra texture to a card.  Those scraps are often just the thing, too, for stamping a sentiment or for even die cutting a small image.  Try a torn paper background on one of your cards.

Happy Crafting!  

Anne Signature

04/04/2022

Mon 04

Hello Riverbank Large Layered Blooms in Blues
by Anne Thompson

This month's challenge is Colorful Creations and I've got April Showers on my mind so I took out the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet papers as the starting point for a colorful blues-y hello card.

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materials used

  • white notecard and envelope
  • a variety of blue plaids from MADRAS PLAID BLUE AND VIOLET PP1014
  • a small white paper doily
  • two blue cardstocks from the FRESH AQUA COLLECTION SP1004
  • RIVERBANK LARGE LAYERED BLOOMS 94649
  • HELLO STREAMLINED SCRIPT 94540
  • BRIGHT FAIRY JEWELS JWL003 (bright aqua blue)
  • CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102 (blue)
  • circle die to fit the center of the doily
  • glue dots, glue pen, tape runner

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to make this card

  • trim a piece of blue plaid paper from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet PP1014 paper pad 4 X 5 1/4 and add to the front of a white notecard
  • secure the center of the white paper doily to the front panel
  • die cut a light blue cardstock circle using the circle die and paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection SP1004 and add it to the center of the doily
  • cut two of the Riverbank Large Layered Blooms 94649, one from a medium blue cardstock from the Fresh Aqua Collection and one from a different blue plaid from the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet paper pad; assemble them using glue dots; add blue crystals from Christmas Fairy Crystals CRY102 to the flower centers

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  • use glue dots to attach the two flowers to the left side of the circle/doily; add a blue satin ribbon bow and three small jewels from the Christmas Fairy Jewels JWL003 to the right of the flowers

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  • add a small rectangle cut to tuck under the doily
  • die cut Hello Streamlined Script 94540 from a scrap of the light blue cardstock that was used for the center circle
  • use a glue pen to attach "hello" to the plaid rectangle

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a pretty card that can be sent to anyone for any occasion...

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



04/02/2022

Sat 02

Poppy Love by Jean Okimoto

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Mirrored, glossy and embossed designs create a simple lovenote for any occasion - way beyond February 14th.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline card from our latest release - hope you like slimlines as much as I do!   Neutral colors let the beautiful bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6 make a bold statement on a simple design.

Pressure-emboss natural cardstock with the Geometric Crystals 3D Embossing Folder using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Trim it to about 2" x 5-½".

Cut Enchanting Poppy Stem's floral pieces from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad sheet.  Cut them again from a medium-dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection.  Save the extra diecuts for another project.  

Cut the stems and leaves from the new Black Glossy 8-½" x 11" Paper Pack cardstock.  Cut the leaves (including 2 of the smaller leaf) again from matte black cardstock.   Assemble flower tops and leaves.  

Cut the Love You Posh Script background from light Kraft cardstock.  Cut the detailed words from the Black Glossy sheet.

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Attach everything to a natural slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - the flower tops first, the stems next,  and then the leaves.  Add gold Autumn Fairy Crystals.

Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog - hope you enjoy creating floral cards with our Design Team.  I've reached my personal goal of using everything from our latest release - and will be using them many more times - here on the blog and for my card kits.   It's a great collection of versatile, mix-and-match-able papers and dies in classic designs for any occasion throughout the year

Special thanks too - to everyone who ordered my Cards by Color - Blush  kit from Impress and Roxanne!  

See you next week...

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