27 posts categorized "Fairy Gemstones"

10/26/2022

Wed 26

Pastel SnowFlake Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone. Today I have a pastel snow flake background design with pastel pink.  I just love the pastel pinks or blues for holiday cards.  it just reminds me of snow days. There are so many snowflake dies in this release I just cannot resist.


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Background:

Heat foil hot pink foil on a light pink paper from the Berry Red paper pad and the Dot Burst Hot Foil Plate.  Trim down to 4"x5/14".  Die cut the Alpine Snowflakes and Celeste Snowflake, snowflake die, from the darkest pink from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad.  I die cut several of the snowflakes to cover the panel.  I arranged the snowflakes on the pink heat embossed panel until I was happy and glued them down.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Repeat The Sounding Joy Curled Script die from heavy white card stock 3 times.  Adhere the 3 pcs together.  I did add glossy accents to the top layer.  It is not in the picture below.  After I added the sentiment I felt it needed something more to stand out. 

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Assembly:

Adhere the background panel to a A2 size white card.  Adhere the sentiment in the upper center.  Add pink Pastel Fairy Jewels to the center of the small snowflakes.  Add the pink Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones to the center of the larger snowflakes. Stamp Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas from the Yuletide Moments stamp set to the inside of the card.

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09/12/2022

Mon 12

Beautiful Moments Collaboration for Stamptember
by Anne Thompson

Simon Says Stamp celebrates Stamptember all month and Memory Box has created an exclusive limited edition stamp set for this event--BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS   sss202571c--available here while supplies last.  If you want this stamp set, don't hesitate--the stamp and die set is already sold out!

I made three cards for this post using one of the stamps from Beautiful Moments and sneak peek papers from JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019, a new 6X6 paper pad coming soon from Memory Box as well as some green cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003.

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the first card in the upper left

  • trim a piece of red plaid paper 5 1/4 X 4 and add to the front of a top-fold white notecard
  • stamp the poinsettia/leaves image in VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink on a light green plaid paper; trim 5 1/4 X 2 3/4; add to the notecard
  • for the berries, use five of the lightest color WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM 102

the second card in the upper right

  • trim a piece of a light red plaid paper 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 to cover the front of a top-fold white notecard
  • stamp the poinsettia/leaves image in VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) ink on more of the light green plaid paper; trim 5 1/4 X 2 1/2; mount on a larger piece of light green cardstock and trim to make a narrow border; add to the notecard
  • color the stamped image with Prismacolor pencils in shades of green
  • for the berries, use five red CHRISTMAS FAIRY DEWDROPS DDP101

for the third card below the other two

  • trim a piece of green cardstock 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 to cover the front of a top-fold white notecard
  • stamp the poinsettia/leaves image on a piece of red plaid paper with VersaFine Clair Rain Forest (green) ink; trim 5 X 2 3/4; mount on a larger piece of white cardstock and trim to make a narrow border; add to the notecard
  • color the stamped images with markers
  • for the berries, use five of the Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones

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You can view Jean's post from last week here to see a card she made using other stamps from this set.  The Beautiful Moments stamp set includes the two poinsettia/leaves images as well as six smaller leaves/berries stamps and four different sentiments:  Find gratitude in every moment; There are countless beautiful reasons to be happy; Sending the very best wishes from all of us; and I feel so lucky to know you. 

Happy Crafting!

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08/18/2022

Thu 18

Have a Spooky Halloween
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features new products from the new 2022 Memory Box Fall release.  I created a clean and simple card that highlights the new Flying Witch Craft Die.

I began by creating an ink blended background on white cardstock.  I spritzed the background with Harvest Moon Distress Mica Spray to give it a little shimmer.  

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When the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment with black ink and glued it to a black cardstock mat. Then I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

I die cut the witch from glossy black cardstock and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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To finish the card, I added some Autumn Fairy Crystals and that's it!  I told you it was easy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/12/2022

Fri 12

Embossed, Stencilled Butterfly Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Embossed, stencilled and diecut butterflies highlight a special moment.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a combo of butterfiles ready to celebrate in shimmery shades of turquoise, green and purple.

 

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Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 3" x 4-¼" Basic Rectangles die.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage.   

Stencil the embossed butterflies with the Butterfly Coterie Stencil and Distress Oxides - skip the two that will be hidden by the Ava Butterflies.  Ink colors used here - wilted violet, cracked pistachio and salvaged patina.

Blend the same inks - plus twisted citron - on a strip of watercolor paper.  Spritz and splatter it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Airdry the ink for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it into 2 strips and lightly ink the edges with Cracked Pistachio.

Cut Ava Butterflies from the turquoise and purple 6x6 sheets in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Attach them with foamdots.

Stamp the greeting - from the Poppystamps Art Deco Birthday Greetings Clear Stamps - on watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Dry the ink, then trim it with the smallest Banner Sentiment Trio die.

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Attach everything to an A-6 (4-½" x 6-¼") Cream Woodgrain Paper card - use foamdots for the greeting.

Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A-6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Butterflies are great for any occasion.  Emboss, stencil and diecut them in coordinating colors - or a lively mix of inks and papers.

Thanks for visiting our blog.  Have a great weekend!Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

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08/09/2022

Tue 09

Seashell Friendship Slimline Card by Jean Okimoto

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Celebrate a special friendship with a seashell slimline.  The Grand Tulip Shell - ink-blended and spritzed with gold - is a great design for slimlines.  Add textured Wood Grain Planks, a quick greeting and Fairy Gemstones.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a beachy summer design.

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I started with a stash scrap of ink-blended cardstock, then spritzed and splattered it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the ink, then diecut the cardstock with the Grand Tulip Shell background.  Cut the detailed white overlay from heavy white cardstock.  

Cut Wood Grain Planks from heavy white cardstock - roll it through the machine lengthwise twice for best results.  Attach 5 of them to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  

Cut the straight rope piece from the End of My Rope Set from heavy white cardstock.

Cut Hello Friend Posh Script from light and dark 6x6 sheet in the Ocean Blue Collection.  

Here's a tip - cut the detailed overlay and leave it in the die.  Remove the tiny offcuts.  Attach several strips of lined doublestick tape and roll it through the machine again to cut the tape.  Leave the diecut in the die and carefully remove the liner, then press the sticky diecut firmly onto the solid background.  Use a piercing tool to remove the greeting from the die. P1018537

Attach the pale lavender/blue Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/28/2022

Tue 28

Vintage Pastel Ocean Fish by Jean Okimoto

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Summers come and go so quickly in Seattle - here's another design featuring our Island Vacation release.  A Grand Tulip Shell and fish create a relaxing tropical scene on a slimline design. The shimmery texture and dimension of the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set are great for any occasion.   Hi, Jean Okimoto here with breezy ocean colors to refresh a warm summer day.

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Cut 3 fish from the new Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set from pale blue, aqua and teal sheets from the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.  Place them in the folder and emboss them using the plate(s) required for your machine.  Details - including the tiny dotted fishscales and striped fins and tails - add shimmery dimension to the diecuts.

Cut the solid Grand Tulip Shell from smooth white cardstock.  Place it in the detailed Grand Tulip Shell die and sponge or brush it with Distress Oxides.  Cut a partial paper stencil of the narrow, pointy tip and use it to stencil twisted citron.  Colors used here are shaded lilac, tumbled glass, salvaged patina and twisted citron.  Dry the inks.

Cut the delicate shell outline from the white Polished Foil Pad sheet.  Attach it to the shell background.

Cut 2 of the fine-striped rope from the End of My Rope set.  

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Overlap the ends of the rope at the center and cover them with the shell.  Use foam tape for the shell and the little guy.

Attach the lightest Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones. Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Ocean Fish 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies Set is #EF1031.

Hope you're enjoying the vacation-themed designs we're creating for you.  Summer flies by so quickly - especially here!

Thanks for visiting...see you in July!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/25/2022

Sat 25

Hello Weekend! by Jean Okimoto

 

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Here's an afternoon post for a sunny summer weekend.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here  - there was an open day in our posting schedule so it's just me (again) with another great 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set from our latest release.

The new Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Cutting Dies set is perfect for tropical summer designs.  Pair it with bright blossoms - like Layered Fresh Flowers - or some of the friendly jungle animals from Poppystamps.  (That's a future card.)

Cut the leaves from a medium green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Place the leaves into the embossing folder and run it through the machine. Use a small brayer - or an inkpod (it looks like a freeze-dried marshmallow) to highlight the design with Pearlescent Thyme Brilliance ink.

Cut Layered Fresh Flowers from two shades of the Berry Red Collection sheets.

Cut Hello Daily Script from two shades of the Lush Green set.  Cut an extra layer of the background from cardboard for extra dimension.

Cut textured green cardstock with the 6-½" x 1-½" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.

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Attach the diecuts to a light yellow-green slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add yellow Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline- sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

The Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and Die Set is #EF1030.  We'll add the new item link as soon as it's available.

Thanks for visiting...keep cool and have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/21/2022

Tue 21

Stenciled Butterfly Coterie Collage by Jean Okimoto

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The Butterfly Coterie Collage is great for quick cards - just layer it over an ink-blended background and add a greeting.  Or - if you have more time - here's another way to use this versatile die.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a colorful summer design.

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 Blend salvaged patina, twisted citron and shaded lilac Distress Oxides on the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Add a light spritz of water and let it airdry for a few minutes.  Heat-set it.  Pressure-emboss it with Butterfly Coterie Collage using a rubber embossing mat and the plate(s) required for your machine.  

Stencil it with VersaMark and the Butterfly Coterie Stencil using a clean, well-inked inkpad - don't stencil the largest butterfly.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Cut it with the medium-sized Stylish Rectangle Trio die (it's a close fit) - save the 4 larger narrow triangle offcuts.

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Place the delicate frame on a white A2 card.  Attach the inner offcut - overlapping the edges of the frame wherever they meet.  Attach the skinny triangle offcuts - layer them over the frame to help attach the frame and add a bit of color along the edges.  

Cut the smaller Ava Butterfly from the aqua sheet in the Polished Foil Pad.  Attach it with foam tape.  Add the purple-ish Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

A design alternative...diecut the small Ava Butterfly from a 6x6 sheet in our color collection - then heat-emboss the butterflies with Imagine's Iridescent Embossing Powder.  

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you again on Friday!

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06/03/2022

Fri 03

Butterflies, Colors and Textures by Jean Okimoto

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05/26/2022

Thu 26

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun background technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's YouTube channel.  It's not a quick technique, but I think the end result is very nice and worth the time.

I started by die cutting the flowers and leaves many times from colored cardstock.  I used a light and dark shade of the blue and green.  I used navy blue cardstock for my background.

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Next, comes the fun part!  I glued the large flowers onto the navy cardstock panel first, then filled in the background with leaves and smaller flowers.  Once I was happy with the background I placed it flower side down onto the Pinpoint Leaf Cover Plate Die and ran it through my die cut machine.  This presses the flowers and leaf die cuts into the paper and leaves Pinpoint Leaf image on the card. 

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I glued the card front to a white card base using foam tape.

Next, I die cut the word hugs from black cardstock and the shadow from white cardstock.   I die cut the shadow 3 times from white cardstock and glued them together to give the word more dimension.

The butterflies were die cut from vellum, and the sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  

To finish the card I added some fairy crystals to the flower centers. 

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Donnasignature

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