7 posts categorized "Fairy Dewdrops"

01/23/2023

Mon 23

Sweets Packages for My Sweeties
by Anne Thompson

Here are simple little packets to hold sweets for your sweeties.

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  • I actually made quite a few of these over the weekend using up more of the Jolly Christmas 6X6 papers.

This is the way I assembled them.

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  • Trim your paper to 3" X 4 1/2".  You'll need two of these.
  • Score both pieces at 4".
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  • Add a piece of double-sided tape (I used Scor-Tape) on the back side of one of the folds.
  • Add the other scored piece on top, matching the inside and outside plaids.  This forms the base of the packet so it will stand up.
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  • Add a strip of a coordinating paper to the center front.
  • Punch a hole on either side of that strip near the top of the packet.  You will add baker's twine (or another kind of ribbon, twine, etc.) to close the packet once you've added the sweets.

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  • I used large Glue Dots to secure the chocolate squares inside the packet, attaching one to each inside strip.  

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  • I decorated this packet simply, adding small white pearls to the flower centers and larger red Fairy Dewdrops over the berries printed on the paper, and tied the packet closed with baker's twine.

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  • For this packet I die cut three of the SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364  from white card stock.  I used the heart centers by gluing the largest one to the front center strip and then adding the others with foam dimensional dots between each one.
  • I used baker's twine to tie the packet closed.

For a quicker assembly, use 8 1/2" X 11" card stock.  I prepared these for my valentines class at the senior center.

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  • Cut your card stock strips 3" X 8 1/2".
  • Score at 3 7/8" and 4 5/8".
  • Add decorative papers and embellishments to the front, add your sweets to the inside, punch two holes at the top through all the layers, and tie the packets closed.

You might need to adjust the size of your strips (width, length) depending on what kind of sweets you want to tuck inside...peanut butter cups, needhams, small candy bars, bags of sweets.  

And for decorating them--any of the hearts and floral dies and the valentine words dies from Memory Box!  Mix it up even more and add vintage valentine images, paper clips, buttons, ribbons, etc. 

Happy Crafting!

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01/17/2023

Tue 17

Lightly-Layered Luxe Peony by Jean Okimoto

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Remember vellum?  Transform the beautiful Luxe Peony into a delicate camellia with layers of sweet pink vellum.  The shadowy overlapped petals create depth and dimension and a soft background for the glittery yellow centers  from the Layered Fresh Flowers die set. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a floral slimline that could be a Valentine - or a thinking-of-you card for someone deserves a hug.

Cut two sets of Luxe Peony from pink vellum.  Layer the diecuts to build three blossoms - you'll have a few extra pieces.  Use short bits of doublestick tape near the center of the flower to attach the layers.    They'll be hidden by the centers of the flowers.Cut the two centers - from the Layered Fresh Flowers set - from a yellow 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Cut the small round piece in half.  Attach the centers.  Lightly curl several petals using the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.

Cut two sets of  leaves - from the the Luxe Peony set - from a green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.

Cut Pinpoint Burst Heart from white cardstock

Cut two white solid backgrounds from Big Hugs Posh Script.  Pressure-emboss one of them  with the delicate Big Hugs die using the rubber embossing mat and plate(s) required for your machine.The embossed greeting makes it easy to attach the pink glittered layer.    Cut a pink 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad with the delicate Big Hugs die.  

 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Experiment with different colors and weights of vellum and discover new ways to use the Memory Box floral dies.  Assemble a stash of floral cards and be ready for any occasion!

Thanks for visiting...see you on Friday!

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01/03/2023

Tue 03

LOVE YOU more than chocolate by Jean Okimoto

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Happy 2023! Here's to a fresh new year - and new designs to greet, celebrate, thank and remember special occasions and everyday moments.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an improvised Valentine candy box idea - and timesaving shortcuts for special greetings.

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Here's the rest of the greeting - using Poppystamps' versatile Poetic Lowercase Alphabet.  Let's do the card front first...

Cut the Christmas Jolly red/black/gold plaid with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  We're using just the simple inner heart - the stitching details create a separate outline.  Cut a dark red 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection too.

Cut two of the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers from the bright red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Tape the slim strips perpendicular to each other and trim the ends with the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die.  Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow from the red mirror cardstock too.  

Stack the heart diecuts with the bottom layer offset to the right to resemble a heart-shaped candy box.  Attach the red strips and grosgrain bow. 

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Cut light kraft cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Love You Gallery Script background.  Attach narrow strips of doublestick tape behind the greetings cutout. Three narrow strips vs. a solid block of tape provides some wiggle-room to adjust the delicate word outline and letters.

Cut the detailed Love You Gallery Script from light Kraft cardstock - save the inner letters for another project.  Cut it again from a bright red Berry Red 6x6 - save the outline for another project.

Attach the light Kraft outlines to the taped background, then add the red letters and hearts.  It's quick and easy with doublestick tape!

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Attach the diecuts to a light Kraft slimline card - use foamtape to attach the heart candy box.  Add red Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle to cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's an easy way to diecut and attach the "more than chocolate" greeting.  Cut the entire set of Poppystamps Poetic Lower Case Alphabets from the same dark red cardstock used for the base of the heart candy box.  You'll have all of the letters you need - and many more for other greetings.

Attach Scor-Tape to light Kraft Cardstock and cut the smallest Slim Basic Rectangle.  Attach the letters to the Scor-Tape covered strip - save the tapeliner and use it to press the letters firmly onto the strip.  Spoon detail clear embossing powder over the strip, to cover the remaining exposed tape.  Tap the excess powder off.   Heat-emboss it.  The letters will be straight, even and securely attached.  Glue the greeting strip inside the card.

A lot of details and techniques here - hope you like the card!  Thanks for visiting...see you again on Friday!

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12/07/2022

Wed 07

Love You with Luxe Peony
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this lovely "Love You" card featuring brand new products in the new Valentine's 2023 release. This is a great release with so many beautiful products!  Here's a closer look at my card:

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I used a previously released pinpoint die called "Pinpoint Leaf Plate" for the background and then added it to a card base. I cut the "Luxe Peony die" from several shades of gray card stock "Earth Neutral Paper Pack" and some pink glitter paper from the "Pastel Glitter Paper Pack." I pieced the the flower and leaves together and added them to the card front. Next I cut the "Love You Gallery Script" die from the darkest gray paper and the glitter paper and pieced them together. Lastly I added a few clear fairy dew drops to the front of the card. Here's one last look:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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11/30/2022

Wed 30

Merry Christmas with Pine Needle Frame Die
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! It's Angie here today featuring a card using the "Pine Needle Frame" die. This die has two dies, the frame and another die to cut some extra pine needles.

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I started out by smooshing Distress Inks onto a large piece of watercolor card and then used it to die cut two frames from the watercolor paper. I also cut one from some dark green from the "Lush Green" paper pack.  I used the inside parts of the frame along with the dark green pine leaves to paper piece together for a cool look.

As we go through the steps on making this card I have pictures of the card plain, then followed by the same card with added snow embossing powder on it. Below you can see the picture of the same card but with added melted snow on it.

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The sentiment was cut from Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad red paper and from white and stacked for dimension with the "Merry Christmas Curled Script" die. I added "Christmas Fairy Dew Drops" in red in clusters of 3 to simulate berries around the card front. And here's a close up look at it without snow and with snow.

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I hope you enjoyed my card for today! Check out all the wonderful products from Memory Box HERE!

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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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10/25/2022

Tue 25

Heartfelt Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A sparkly heart and shimmery Classic Pair of Ice Skates create a holiday design in soft shades of peach, coral and silver.  Floss or crochet thread adds dimension and texture to the skates.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a holiday slimline design from our Christmas '22 Collection.

Cut the tops of the Classic Pair of Ice Skates from the pale peach

Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the base from the darker peach sheet.  Cut the runners from the silver 6x6.  

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Add the realistic look of laces with floss or crochet thread.  Pull another strand of floss or thread over a block of beeswax or paraffin to coat and stiffen the fibers and add some shape to the loops. Tie the bow and tape the ends behind the skates.  

Cut the small and medium Starburst Snowflake Discs from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad silver sheet.  We're using the inner offcuts here.  

Cut the sparkly peach Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad 6x6 with the three largest Double Stitch Happy Heart dies.

Prep the new Keep  Christmas Curled Script die with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate letters and little pieces.  Notice how the dots for the letter i in "Christmas" and "in" are created by the other sections of the greeting so we don't need to find - and attach - that elusive teeny tiny circle.  Very smart, thanks Dave Brethauer!

Attach the hearts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - slightly offset so a bit of the white card peeks through.  Attach the other diecuts - use foam dots for left skate. Use a tiny drop of glue to attach the center of the bow to the card.

Add clear Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of  cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Slimline cards have plenty of space for large designs - and they'll stand out in a crowd of holiday mail.  Thanks for visiting - see you on Thursday!

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