9 posts categorized "Fairy Crystals"


Wed 19

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today's card features one of the new dies from the 2022 Valentine's Day release.  I decided to try a mini slimline card for todays project.

Lets make the card:

  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock, 7" x 6 ", scored on the 7" side, at 3 1/2".  The final card size is 3 1/2" x 6".
  • The background panel is an ink blended background on white cardstock, then dry embossed using a 3D embossing folder.
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  • Lightly rub over the embossed paper with a gold inkpad and spatter it with gold ink.  Adhere the background to the card base.
  • Die cut the flower and leaves from white cardstock and use Distress Oxide inks to color them.  I used foam tape adhesive to glue the flower to the card front and glued the leaves in place.
  • The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and glued to the card.


To finish the card, I glued some Clear Fairy Drops to the background.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!






Tue 04

With Love and a Rose Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto


Hello and Happy '22!  Jean Okimoto here with a quick card to start the year.  Diecut Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape and layer it over a leaf-green Jumbled Lines Collage.  Add a quick stamped and diecut greeting and sparkly Fairy Crystals - that's it!  The design is simple, versatile and matches several of the greetings in the Big and Little Reverse Words stamp set.

Cut white cardstock with the 3.1 x 8.1" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Jumbled Line Collage.  Cut a strip of soft green 6x6 from the Lush Green Collection and attach it behind the collage.  Attach  the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").

Attach Rose Bouquet Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and cut it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart die.  Attach it to the card with doublestick tape at the bottom and foamtape at the top for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the die that's included in the set.  Attach it with foamtape.


Add the pale green Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

The Rose Bouquet and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tapes are perfect for Valentine cards - or any card you need in a hurry!  They have handcolored-look with a soft frosty shimmer.  Attach the tapes to backgrounds of different colors - or crisp white.  The adhesive is very secure - no flyaway edges or corners here!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!






Thu 30

Glitter Spread the Cheer
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog with this fun sparkly card using the "Curled Holly Branch Die", the "Stunning Mandala" 3D embossing folder, some fairy gems, heat embossing and some gorgeous blue glitter paper.  Here's a closer look:

Don't you just love the depth of that gorgeous Memory Box glitter paper?

To make my card 

1)  I first inked the debossed side of the Mandala 3D embossing folder.

2)  I die cut a piece of dark blue card stock from the "Ocean Blue" paper pad with a "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

3)  I die cut a piece of blue "Twinkling Jewel" glitter paper with a smaller "Wrapped Stitched" rectangle die.

4)  I added both rectangles to the embossed panel and then stamped the sentiment from "Festive Christmas Greetings" on white card stock with black ink and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.

5)  I cut the sentiment into a thin strip and then I die cut the "Curled Holly Branch" die from white card and added it to the glitter paper.

6)  I added some Christmas Fairy Jewels to the berries and then added the sentiment strip to the bottom.

7)  I added the panel to a card base and my card was complete!

Here's one last look at my card:

I I hope you enjoy my card for today, it was one of my favorite Christmas card that I sent out this year!
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for more design team inspiration.








Mon 27

Woodgrain Heart Poinsettia Thank You Cards
by Anne Thompson

It's time to send out those after Christmas thank you notes, and mine are both a nod to Christmas and to the upcoming Valentine's Day.  When I was going through my supplies from the 2021 Valentine Collection thinking about valentines, I found the Woodgrain Heart that I thought would be the perfect background for a Layered Poinsettia thank-you-for-my-Christmas-gift card.


materials used

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock
  • cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005
  • plaid papers from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • white pearls


to make this card design


  • Trim plaid paper or cardstock to 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard.
  • Die cut the Woodgrain Heart from cardstock and add it to the front--I used Scor-Tape to anchor mine.  In the photo below you can see the beautiful detail in the heart.


  • Next die cut the Layered Poinsettia from a cardstock that coordinates with the plaid or cardstock background and heart.  I assembled mine using Glue Dots and another in the center back to hold it onto the heart.
  • Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script from white cardstock and use glue to add it to either the heart or the background on the card.
  • The last step is to add Christmas Fairy Jewels and Christmas Fairy Crystals to the flower centers and the card background.

This may also give you an idea for those valentines you will need to start making soon.  Just change up the flowers and the sentiment for a lovely valentine!  Need some supplies?  Check out the 2021 Valentine Collection here.

Happy Crafting!  See you again in 2022!

Anne Signature


Fri 10

Peaceful Pine Needles
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with a quick and easy card using a 3D embossing folder, a pine needle die, fairy jewels, some glitter, and some heat embossing.

Here's a closer look:

Here's how I made my card:
1)  I started with the Blooming Sweet Pea 3D embossing folder and embossed a piece of Memory Box watercolor card stock and then ran Distress Oxide Speckled Egg ink over the top of the embossing.  
2)  Next I die cut the pine needles from some paper from the Fresh Aqua Collection paper pack.  I added Versamark ink on the needles and then added some sparkly glitter embossing powder to them.  
3)  I added them to the embossed panel and then added three groups of three Christmas Fairy Jewels to the needles.  
4)  The sentiment is from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp and die set, stamped on black card stock and heat embossed in white.  
5)  Then I die cut it out and added it to the card.  
6)  I added the completed embossed panel to the top of a  heavy weight card base and the card was complete!
Here's one last look:

I hope you like my card for today.  It's a quick and easy card, especially if you need a few more holiday card quickly.  Thanks so much for stopping by!







Mon 06

Let It Snow Florentina Wreath Trio
by Anne Thompson

In keeping with Snow Cards as this month's Challenge theme on the Outside the Box Blog, I  have a trio of Let It Snow cards today that feature the Florentina Wreath.


This design is another example of one that can be made easily in multiples.

For the first card on the left I used a Pool notecard.  The second is a white notecard covered with bright red cardstock from the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001.  The third is a white notecard covered with the darkest blue cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005.

I thinned out some white watercolor paint and splattered it on the front of each notecard and set them aside to dry while cutting out everything else.  I used white cardstock for multiples of the FLORENTINA WREATH 94592 and the two parts of LET IT SNOW POSH SCRIPT 934583.


I used a glue pen to layer two of the wreaths together for each card and to adhere them to the card fronts.  The glue pen came in handy again to put the two layers of the Let It Snow sentiment together which I added to the card fronts with dimensional foam dots.


The finishing touch for each card was to add CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102.


These are cards I can send anytime in December and throughout the winter--which in Maine can last through April!  And they will work as Christmas cards, too.  Gotta get my envelopes addressed and stamped and cards in the mail soon!!!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature






Thu 25

Thanks Card
by Donna Sledzik


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today I have an easy Thank-You card for you.

To create the background, I used Simon Hurley's Stamping Foam and pressed it on the Ringadings 3D Embossing folder.  

Next, I rubbed the ink pads directly onto the stamping foam, misted it lightly with plain water and stamped it onto white cardstock.  


I mounted the background on a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

I die cut the word Thanks from glitter cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.  

Then I glued it onto the shadow die cut and adhere it to the card.

To finish the card,  I added some Clear Fairy Drops.  


That's it for today!  I hope you all have a wonderful day!





Wed 24

Holiday Greetings from the Garden by Jean Okimoto


Create fresh greetings with garden dies from 2021 Holiday Collection. Open Studio Glitter Glue, Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels add sparkly highlights...a Christmas card isn't complete without sparkle!    Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline idea for the holidays

Cut Curled Holly Branch and Pine Needle Trio from two shades of the bluish green sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  

Cut Layered Poinsettia from a coral sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Shake the Goldfinch Glitter Glue vigorously to blend the contents.  Squirt some Goldfinch on the tip of each poinsettia diecut and spread the glue - start at the tip and work towards the base of each piece.  Crease them gently along the center line, then set them aside to dry.  

Cut or punch a 1" circle of the coral sheet and cover it with glue.  Use it as the base to assemble and adhere the poinsettia.  That's easier than trying to glue the pieces to each other, trust me - and it adds dimension too.

Cut the sheet from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 with the 6-¼" x 1-⅜" Rectangle Basics Die - cut it vertically for the full length of the sheet to get the extra ¼" at the top.  Cutting plaids is so much easier with a die - no measuring or wonky strips! 


Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add tiny green Christmas Fairy Jewels and clear Christmas Fairy Crystals. Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I love designing slimline cards.  They're a nice surprise for the recipient who didn't expect a handcrafted greeting in that skinny white business envelope.  


Here's a better view of the glittered poinsettia. Goldfinch Glitter Glue adds a clear glossy background and sparkly highlights - and emphasizes the details of the diecuts.  

Thanks for visiting...Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating tomorrow!







Sat 20

Peaceful Serene Bird
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with this lovely holiday card using lots of products from both the 2021 and 2020 Holiday releases on this one card. Here's a another look:

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First I took the EF1021 Stunning Mandala 3D Embossing Folder and an through debased side using Versamark and clear embossing powder then melting it with heat gun for a glossy look. Then I ran and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink pad over the raised areas. That created the backdrop for my card.

I cut the 94482 Knotted Circle Wreaths craft die from black and white and pieced it together for a frame for my bird. The greenery behind the bird is a combination of 94481 Forest Pine Branch craft die and 94487 Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs craft die, all die cut and inked with different concentrations of the same Distress Ink. The bird die is from the 94620 Serene Bird and Branch craft die, cut from glitter paper from the GP1008 Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. The sentiment was stamped heat embossed in white and popped up on foam tape. It's from the CL5273D Festive Christmas Greetings clear stamp and die set.  Lastly I added some berries with some Christmas Fairy Crystals.

Here's a couple more views:

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I hope you like my card for today! And I hope I have inspired you to create some lovely holiday cards with these Memory Box products. I have affiliated links at no extra cost to you listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!