74 posts categorized "Fairy Jewels"


Sat 04

Heartfelt Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Plant a row of hearts with the Cattail Border and Heart Ring Stack for a Valentine or friendship card.  Add delicate Pastel Jewels and a glittered heart for sparkle.  Happy weekend everyone,  Jean Okimoto here with a garden-themed slimline in soft shades of pink and gray.

Cut textured gray cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  It creates a crisp extended bottom edge for the Cattail Border.  Tops of the border will be cut off, but they'll be covered with hearts anyway.  Cut the rectangle with Cattail Border.  Handcut the "ground" at the base - wonky, to resemble a garden surface.


Cut Heart Ring Stack from the gray cardstock to outline the hearts - it'll be easy to adhere later if you place two ¼" wide strips of lined doublestick tape horizontally behind the cardstock before diecutting.    Cut Heart Ring Stack again from a pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Leave the hearts and little pieces in the die.  Trim the heart on the right from both pink and gray diecuts.  

Place the Heart Ring Stack die over the border to check if any of the cattails will still be visible and trim them if necessary.  Trim the second stem on the left so it'll be short enough to attach a jewel later.  Attach just the base of the border to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").   Several of the stems will be adjusted next.

Attach the gray Heart Ring Stack outline - adjust the stems to align with the hearts when necessary.  Cut the 5th heart from a pink 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Attach the hearts and pieces to the card.

Attach the yellow, peach and pink Pastel Fairy Jewels to most of the stems.

Attach two scraps of white cardstock with doublestick tape and cut a double layer of the For You Post Script background.  Pressure-emboss it with the detailed top layer of the greeting to create a debossed area to easily attach the pink layer.  Cut the top layer from the pink cardstock used for the hearts.  Assemble the greeting and attach it to the card.

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


Create this design in red and brown if you need a few more Valentines.  Or red with black stems on a Kraft card.  Heart Ring Stack is another very versatile design that's perfect throughout the year.

Thanks for visiting - enjoy the weekend, see you next week!








Tue 10

Hearts and Flowers by Jean Okimoto

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Chocolate Easter bunnies are everywhere each spring.  Have you ever seen a dark chocolate (70% cacao!) Valentine bear?  Let's create one - from the popular Layered Polar Bear set - for your next card.  Add a row of floral hearts with the new Heart Ring Stack and Bright Fairy Jewels for some sparkle. Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a Valentine slimline design of hearts, flowers and a friendly brown bear.

Cut the Layered Polar Bear base bear from dark brown cardtock.  Cut the top layers from a slightly lighter shade of brown.  Attach kraft cardstock scraps behind the ears.  Attach a semicircle of Glossy Black Paper behind the eyes and nose.  The glossy cardstock brightens his eyes.  It looks like he just emerged (early) from hibernation and realized Valentine's Day is just 5 weeks away!

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Assemble the bear - leave a portion of his arm unattached to hold the heart diecut.  Use foamtape to attach the top layers of his paws.

Cut white cardstock with the 1.7" x 6.7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with Heart Ring Stack.  Cut a dark pink 6x6 from the Berry Red Collection with the Heart Ring Stack - save the 5th heart offcut for the greeting.

Lay the rectangle over the dark floral Garland 6x6 and find some flowers to fill the heart cutouts.  Mark the area to be cut using the edges of the rectangle as a guide.  Cut the floral print with the next-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  No measuring or guessing needed!

Attach the print behind the Heart Stack Cut Out.  Add the red outlines, slightly offset for dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Valentine's  Clear Stamps - on the saved heart with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder. 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the bear and the top half of the stamped heart.

Add red and light green Bright Fairy Jewels.

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

Create different bear breeds with different shades of brown and change the greeting to match any occasion. There's a light brown teddy-bearish bear coming in my new Valentine cards kit.

Thanks for visiting...have a great week!









Fri 30

Valentine For You with Heart Ring Stack
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple Valentine's Day card featuring two of the newly released dies:

"For You Posh Script" die 94709 and "Heart Ring Stack" die 94667

Here's a closer look at my card:


To make my card I took a piece of watercolor paper that my art teacher, Cate Robbins, had used for testing watercolors. She gave me several panels that she didn't want to use so I plan to turn a lot of them into cards.  I cut the heart die from white twice, black once, and the watercolored panel once. I stacked the black and white outlines first, then added the watercolored pieced into the openings.

For the sentiment I cut it from white, black and the watercolor panel and stacked them. For the front of my card, I rounded the corners and then added score lines every 1/4" for some light texture. I added both die cut pieces to the front of the card, then added a few gold gems, also from Memory Box.

Here's one last look:


I hope you like my card for today! I had so much fun creating it. Be sure to come back each day for more inspiration from the design team. Thanks for stopping by!







Sat 17

Love You Blissful Heart
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  Today I am stretching the new Blissful Heart hot foil plate from the 2023 Valentine’s release to create a monochromatic Valentine’s/love card. 

Started by die cutting with the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart die from an A2 size (4.25”x5.5”) Berry Red paper panel.  Took that heart cutout and spritz each side twice with water before dry embossing it with the Blissful Heart hot foil plate through my die cutting machine following the machine’s recommendation.


Hot foil plates are thicker than regular craft dies, so when dry embossed, it gives a deeper impression.  Next, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid distress ink to the raised areas to help the images show better.  Also added ink to the outside of the A2 panel.  Adhered the A2 panel onto a white card base to inlay the embossed heart back.  But due to the heart shrinking a bit from being dry embossed, another red heart was die cut out and inlaid into the space first.  Mounted the embossed heart on top.


The Love You Posh Script sentiment was then die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  For some shine and even more dimension, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a total of three times.  Added red Bright Jewels for a bit of sparkle to finish.


This turned out differently (a lot redder) than what I pictured in my head. 😂   Oh well… that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day. 





Sun 04

Snow Globe Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a card using the Nested Globe dies and the new matching Nested Globe Bases to create a snow globe.


Snow Globe:

Die cut 2 pcs of white card stock using 2nd smallest die from the Nested Globe die set. Ink blend one of the die cuts Distress Prize Ribbon ink then on the top ink blend with Distress Chipped Sapphire ink.  Splatter white gesso on the night sky. Fussy cut the other globe to create a snowbank.  Die cut the trees from the darkest from from the Lush Green paper pad.  Use the Snow Maker pen to add some snow effect on the trees and top of the snowbank then heat set with a heat gun.  Die cut the Nested Globe Bases from the white Rainbow Reflections Mirror pad.  Glue the edges to the base to add dimension.  Adhere the snow bank to the background, not adding glue to the top of the bank.  Tuck a few trees behind the snowbank and some in front.  Adhere the base to the bottom.




Die cut the Pine Needle Frame die from the darkest color in Lush Green pad.  Trim 1/4" strips from the same color and adhere behind to die cut.  This is to hide the 1/4" foam tape.  Add 1/2" foam tape behind the frame.  


Die cut the middle sized Banner Sentiment Trio die from white card stock.  Stamp Holiday Greetings from the Festive Christmas Greetings set with Distress Prized Ribbon ink.  Use the Snow Marker and outline the banner die cut and heat set. 


Adhere a A2 black card base to a white A2 card.  Adhere the frame, then center the snow globe to the center.  Add the sentiment with foam tape above the snow globe.  Add some Clear Fairy Jewels to the tips of the pine needles.  







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?  


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.


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.

Once I had all of the strips in place I trimmed off the bits that were hanging over the edge.

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.


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.


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!

Anne Signature

DDP101Celeste Snowflake 94697
DDP101Gentle Pine Needle Sprig 94597
DDP101Gloriette Snowflake Collage 94696


Wed 23

Snowflake Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I just love the snowflakes and pastel colors this season.  I cannot stay away from it with all the matching papers and beautiful dies.  Today I have a snowflake gift tag design that is easily repeatable for mass production of tags.  The Delicate Pastel Glitter paper and Vintage Pastel Mirror paper match along with the pastel jewels making it easy to create.


Tag base:

Die cut white card stock with the 2nd largest Nested Globes set.  Die cut the next smaller size from a light colored plaid design from the Jolly Christmas papers.  Adhere the 2 together and punch a hole in the top center.



 Choose 3 different colors that match from the Pastel Glitter paper and Vintage Pastel Mirror paper. Die cut 1 set of the Starburst Snowflake Discs and 2 set Feathery Snowflake Discs from each paper.  Make sure to use a cutting plate a the papers are thick and the dies intricate. Discard the little cut outs as it will be easier to use Fairy Jewels to fill in.  Take the inter snowflakes out and pop them in the matching color of the different type of paper.  



Stamp "Holiday Greetings" from the Festive Christmas Greetings set on white card stock.  I used a stamp platform and a smaller piece of paper that I can move every 1/2 to stamp several sentiments in a row.  Die cut each sentiment using the smallest die from the Slim Basic Rectangles Layers set.  Trim off the one end to decided length with scissors.



Adhere the snowflakes in the 3 different sized onto the tags.  Add matching Pastel Fairy Jewels around the cut out to hide the plaid paper.  If you don't have the Fairy Jewels the Fairy Sugar glue also works!  I did run out of Fairy Jewels and needed to color the clear with an alcohol marker.  Add the sentiment to the right side of the tag.  Add some matching twine through the hole to adhere to the present.  You can add your message to the back of the tag. 







Fri 18

Merry Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Christmas card for you.

I began by die cutting the Pine Needle Frame from green cardstock.  Next I cut apart the pine boughs from the frame and used green ink to darken the die cuts.

The Dreamy Bow was die cut from red cardstock and inked with red ink.

I stamped my sentiment on a white cardstock panel using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed the image.


Next, I glued the greens to the white cardstock panel and spattered it with white ink.

I assembled the bow and used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and then used foam tape to glue the card front to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I added some red fairy jewels to the pine bough.

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








Thu 17

Trio of Frilling Snowflake Ornaments by Jean Okimoto


Snowflakes, glitter glue, jewel gemstones and plaids?  Yes, when the new Frilling Snowflake Ornament set makes it easy to combine design elements for a simple holiday slimline card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a basic design you can create for anyone on your list.

Cut the dark red and the bright green 6x6's from the Berry Red and Lush Green Collections with the solid Frilling Snowflake Ornament die.  Cut the red/white/green diagonal stripe from the Jolly Christmas 6x6 too.  Punch holes at the top with a ⅛" circle punch, screwpunch or rotating leather punch.

Cut the snowflake and the snowflake ornament from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 sheet.  Assemble the red and green ornaments.  Tie them with gold cord and curl the cord using the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower shaping tool.  For best results, follow the curl of the cord.


Here's a tip - if you're trying to match a special color but can't find the right shade of glittered cardstock - create a custom match with Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Diecut Special Merry Christmas from the same red 6x6 used for the ornament.  Shake the bottle of Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue and squeeze a blob of it onto scrap paper.  Generously finger-press the glitter glue onto the greeting.  Just daub it on - don't try to spread it out.  Air-dry it while you assemble the card.


Attach the ornaments to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the pale green Bright Jewels.

Add the greeting - slightly curved.

The Memory Box 6x6 plaids and prints are designed to coordinate with the 6x6 paper collections, glittered cardstock and mirror cardstock.  Mix, match and layer the papers and discover great combinations.

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!






Thu 10

Joy Poinsettia Holiday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with this fun "Joy" Christmas card featuring the new poinsettia die from the 2022 Christmas release.  Here's a closer look at the card:

For my card I used the new "Poinsettia Watercolor Floral" die with Memory Box "Holiday Festive Glitter" paper pad for the pink, green, and yellow parts and "Rainbow Reflections Mirror" paper pad for the reds.  The JOY was cut with the same mirror paper using the "Wooden Alpha Craft Dies" set to give it lots of texture.

The tan card stock was embossed with the "Geometric Crystals 3D" embossing folder and then each square was filled with "Clear Fairy Jewels."  Here's one last look: 

I hope you like my card for today.  Be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog often for more inspiration from the design team!  Thanks for stopping by!