The Fancy Free Bee Hive

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a extra large tag I created using the sheets of cardstocks from the June Calendar Collection (retired) by Authentique. I also used an assortment of Eileen Hull’s flowers, leaves and leaf sprig thinlits to dress up both sides of the tag. So, let’s get started!

With this June set of cardstocks, there is one patterned double sided sheet, one plain double sided sheet and one cut a part with images on one side and patterned cardstock on the other side. The first tag I cut the patterned cardstock 10 1/2″x5 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top. The second tag I cut from the plain cardstock 8 1/2″x4 1/4″ and punched a hole in the top also. I cut two of the tag reinforcers from the Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits and adhered to the holes punched in each tag.

I placed Foam Pop Dots to the back of the plain tag and placed slightly off the larger tag. I glued midway of the smaller tag three strips of cardstock to create banners. The bee and daisy cut a part I adhered slightly off the smaller tag and arranged the two stamps and the sentiment cut a parts around the bee image.

I cut flowers, leaves and leaf sprigs from the following Thinlits: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers and Flower and Leaf Stitchlits (retired) and shaped with a Stylus, layered the flowers with leaves and added gems to the center. I finished off with loops of thread, sequins and a little bit of lace.

The other side of the tag I stacked and adhered two different patterned cardstocks slightly off center of each other along with a fairy and bee image I fussy cut. The June image I cut down and added a mat before placing on the tag along with a fussy cut image of yellow roses. I matted the “fancy-free” sentiment and placed over the fairy. The “Summer Time and the Living is Easy” sentiment I placed under the June image.

I shaped and adhered more flowers and leaves to the tag with loops of thread and a bow made from Hemp Cord to finish.

I still have more cut a parts and cardstock leftover and I’m hoping I can squeak out another tag or maybe even a card before the month is over.

Supplies

Authentique: June Calendar Collection (retired)

Scraps of Green and White Cardstock

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Flower and Leaf Stitchlits Thinlits (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Stylus

Hemp Cord

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Hole Punch

Gems, Lace, Thread

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great and enjoy creating!

Jute Fairy

Hi everyone! I want to share another project I created a few months ago but wasn’t able to share until now. I used jute matboard from Crescent and Eileen Hull’s Canning Jar 3D item # 658453 (this diecut is retired), Heart and Flower and Spring Leaves diecuts.

I put everything together according to the directions. I shaped the flowers and added buttons to the centers, along with twine and pearl sprays.

The little girl image I printed from the internet and the Fairy Wings I purchased from Altered Pages. I fussy cut everything out.  I added a little crumpled tissue page inside the jar and then I adhered the little girl, wings (I lightly added Stickles to the wings), moss and lace.

I  cut and adhered Gold Cardstock lid, lace and grim trim to the jar.

I am submitting this project for the following challenges:

As always if you haver any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by hope your day awesome and enjoy creating!

Fall Fairy on Wheels

Hi everyone! I am here to share my project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team. This month we are showing how to use the Twist and Style Tool. You can do all sorts of fun things with this tool…jewelry, create stems for flowers, etc.

For my project I started by cutting from Matboard the “drawer” from the Candy Box Drawer diecut. I embossed the drawer with Honeycomb Embossing Folder and spritzed both sides with the following Tattered Angels mists: Walnut Gold, Bronze and Tattered Leather. I then put the drawer together according to directions.

Next I cut four 8 inches of 20 gauge jewelry wire, folded in half and put each end through the button holes. To use the Twist and Style tool you can watch the how to video HERE.

Once I got all the buttons and wire twisted I cut the wire down to fit the bottom of the drawer to create wheels which I adhered to the drawer.

I printed a little girl image that I had found on the Land of Nod blog (which has since been deleted :-(). I fussy cut the little girl out, used butterfly wings from my stash, added a little Stickles to the wings and then adhered together and then placed in the drawer box.

I cut a Rosette from specialty paper, adhered to the top of the drawer a long with a small bead.

I twisted a few copper color wire on the Twist and Style tool and then I wrapped the wire around a small dow.

I added moss, a mini pinecone with an assortment of flower and leaf punches to the inside to finish off my little drawer on wheels.

Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog to see what the Inspiration Team has created this month. You can see their projects: HERE, HERE and HERE and as always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Once Upon a Time There was a Fairy that Lived in a Vase

Hi everyone! I am back with my other vase I created using Eileen Hull’s 3D vase diecut. As  with the other vase I cut it out from mat board and spritzed with Verdigris glimmer mist…one of my favorite Tattered Angels products! Once dry I glued the vase together.

The fairy image I found on the Land of Nod Studio blog. I printed, fussy cut the image out and added Stickles to the wings.

I added crinkled tissue inside of the vase and then adhered moss and the fairy image on top on the tissue paper.

The pansy/flower diecut is new from Eileen Hull…which hasn’t come out yet so I don’t have a link to that so stay tuned. 🙂 I actually watered down Sugar Plum Fairy (discontinued)  and Moss glimmer mists and painted the flower shapes on both side and let dry. 

Once the flower pieces were dry I shaped and put together. I added a button and Dew Drop to the center and adhered to the fairy along with pink tulle and sewing thread.

I added sequins and mini flat back pearls to finish off the vase. 

Here are my two vases along with past projects…snowman candy drawer and you can barely see the corner of the suitcase (pink and lime green) in Eileen Hull’s booth at CHA. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this project and if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating! 

There was a Fairy that Lived in a Shoe…

Hi everyone! For over a year now I have participated in Eileen Hull’s monthly Art with Heart Challenge and this month’s I will start as an Inspiration Team  Member for Eileen’s Favorite Fall Things Challenge. Yes, you heard me right!!! I was asked to join and of course I said yes!!!


Since I love fairies I decided to create something fun and whimsical with an autumn twist using the 3D Shoe diecut which I cut from Black Mat Board.

I cut from patterned cardstock another shoe diecut and then adhered to the mat board surface, inked with brown chalk ink and then put together.

I laced and tied the shoe some brown twine. 

The image of the girl I found on the Land of Nod blog and the Butterfly Wings are from Altered Pages. I printed both out and then fussy cut and adhered the wings to the back of the girl. Next I stuffed some tissue down into the shoe and glued the girl to the tissue.

 I added dried moss and a mini pine cone around the feet of the little fairy to cover up the tissue paper. Also I adhered lace to the tongue of the shoe along with sequin and mini flat back pearls.

I tied off scalloped edge tulle with metallic floss and bunched up a some seam binding and added around the fairy. I cutting up a fall pick of berries and leaves and also added a couple of flowers and dew drops to finish off this adorable shoe. I can foresee me creating more of these shoes for different occasions.

Be sure to check out this month’s Art with Heart Challenge and link up your Favorite Fall Things project for a chance to win the vintage camper diecut that is shown below.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating! 

Dragons Lair Designs: The Shoe Fairy

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be sharing my first design project for the Dragons Lair Designs! This month’s featured product is from the Southern Comfort Collection. After pondering on what I could create with all these wonderful digital images this is what I came up with. 
First I printed one of the Southern Comfort Paper onto a 5″x7″ sheet of cardstock. Then I ran the paper through my diecut machine to cut out the Rolodex card. If you don’t have a Rolodex diecut you can find a Rolodex punch at your local office supply store that can punch the notches in the bottom of the card. The Rolodex card is approximately 4 1/2″x2 1/2″. 

Next I fussy cut individual images out from Southern Comfort Cluster Pack and Southern Comfort Elements digital packs which I inked edges and added Stickles to give some of the images a little glitter. Then I adhered to the top of the Rolodex and embellished with fun and whimsical crafty goodness.

The Southern Comfort Free Journal Card Sheet I fussy cut the woman with the violin out, applied pastel chalks to her dress, face and violin and glued one of the feathers to her back and then adhered her into the shoe. Both of these images where cut out from the Southern Comfort Cluster Pack. I also punched a crown from the leftover scraps that was printed and added pastel chalk to give it a little color. There you have it my whimsical little Shoe Fairy Rolodex card! I hope this has inspired you to create one for yourself. Please be sure to stop by the Dragons Lair Designs and check out the Southern Comfort Collection. There is just so much you can do with this collection!
Also if you have any questions please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Button
Crystal Stickles
Baker’s Twine
Sizzix: Rolodex Diecut
Crown Punch
Pastel Chalks
Sequins
Gems
Pearlized Top Pins
Tulle
Seed Beads
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

The Fairy of Spring

 Hi everyone!!! I’m here to share a project I created using the Eileen Hull: Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon Diecut which is for the New Beginnings-Art with Heart Challenge.  This die has so many possible uses. I wanted to create something with a whimsical vintage Springy theme and this is what I came up with. 
The jar base is cut from mat board which I inked all of the edges and then adhered together. I dressed it up with cardstock from the Lost and Found collection from My Mind’s Eye. I added a little bit of tissue paper into the “bottom” of the jar. I fussy cut the Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics out and adhered to the tissue paper, added moss and then proceeded to add lace and the flowers that I had punched/cut out and shaped. 

The butterfly and the little birdie is fussy cut from theVintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project sheet. For the butterfly I added a little Stickles and an antenna made from 24 gauge bead wire which I wrapped with Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape. 

The little spoon is cut from mat board and to get its shape I dampened the bottom half of it. I used the largest stylus to make a “bowl”. I then used an actual baby’s spoon to finish shaping the “bowl” and the handle. Once dry I inked and adhered cardstock to the front and back of the spoon and inked it again. 🙂

I added a bit of moss, little birdie and a punched flower, sequins and dew drops to finish off this adorable spoon.


Also some other challenges I would like to submit my little Spring Fairy to:

Cut It Up Blog Challenge: National Craft Month, Anything Goes! Challenge #41

PAPER SWEETIES MARCH INSPIRATION CHALLENGE #17 – ‘POLKA DOT LOVE

Supplies Used:
Eileen Hull: Sizzix ScoreBoards Die – Food Jar, 3-D and Spoon
Other Sizzix Dies: Flower, 3-D Rose, Sizzlits: Flower #2 and Sizzlets: Stampin’ Up Little Leaves
Flower Punches
24 Gauge Bead Wire
Tim Holtz Elements Tissue Tape
Versa Magic Dew Drop: Aquatic and Oasis Green Chalk Ink
Crystal Stickles
Mat Board 
Lace
Sequins
Moss
My Mind’s Eye: Lost and Found Collection 
The Robin’s Nest: Pink Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops 
Eclectic Anthology: Flower Fairy Vintage Graphics
The Graphic Fairy: Vintage Spring Printable-Country Living Project


If you want to play along with these challenges be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog, Paper Sweeties and Cut It Up Blog Challenge for more details. Also if you have any questions let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!


Winter Cup of Tea

Hi everyone! I’m back to share one of my projects I had in the works for Christmas but just ran out of time to get it posted. The first time I seen one of these paper tea cups was one that Renea shared on her blog. Oh my gosh!!! It was absolutely stunning and I knew I had to created one of these for myself. It is easy peasy to create too!!! All I had to do was print the Paper Tea Cup and Saucer pattern off on Boy Polka Dot Stamp cardstock and cut out and adhere everything together.

I used Zip Dry glue to adhere all the tea cup and saucer pieces together. It is a strong glue and you don’t have to worry about your project coming apart either. Also I glimmer misted a paper doily and once dry I adhered on top of the saucer.

Now for the fun part…DECORATING!!!

I added a small amount of tissue paper inside the tea cup to give me something to adhere to. I googled vintage children images and found this sweet little girl all bundled up in her wintry finery and knew she would be perfect for my little tea cup. I printed her on hp soft gloss photo paper and then fussy cut her out. For her “wings” I cut a small section off of a snowflake Christmas ornament and added some more extra fine glitter. Once dry I glued to the back of my little girl and then I adhered her to the tissue paper.

I also used Silver Classic Glitter Cardstock to make the rosette, Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes die cut and the Metallic Teal Dew Drops are all from the Robin’s Nest.

The cardstock doily is from Gina’s Designs which I cut in half.  I added different bits and pieces of lace inside the tea cup, sprigs of pearls and flowers. Next I added gesso here and there around on the lace and sprinkled glitter to give it a shimmery look.

I added another dew drop to some snowflake sequins on the handle and a flower bud with more pearl sprigs and I’m finished. I so love how this wintery tea cup fairy child turned out! I can see me making more of these in the future. 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

Winter Fairy Ornament

Hi everyone!!! It’s me, Tonya!!! I’m here to share my design team project for the Robin’s Nest this month. I used the Winter Collection (Russia) which is 20% off this month over at their website and we are also cross promoting with Ecstasy Crafts this month too.
A couple of months ago I ate a cheese soufflé at Panara Bread. It was served in this cute little paper container that looked like a tart tin. Well I knew that I could alter it into something cute. 
Once I got it home I cleaned it, added a coat of gesso, let dry, painted with navy blue paint, let that dry and finally mod podge to seal. 

Next I used the 3D Precut Fairy Children sheet and punched out all the pieces which are numbered in the order they should be added to the main photo. Instead of using pop up dots I used the “extra leftovers” from the rubber stamps I cut out. It works perfectly, great way to recycle and, of course, save money too!!! Once I pieced the little fairy together I added a little bit of glitter to her wings and then I let dry.

Next I adhered a four inch doilie to the inside and back of the “tin” and glued the fairy child, which I rounded the top to fit inside the “tin”, on top of the doilie. I sewed a ruffle from lace and tulle. I didn’t measure either when sewing. I “eyeballed” until it looked right and then I adhered it to the inside corner. I then added gesso as snow here and there on the lace and tulle and then sprinkled glitter on top of that to give it a snowy look. I also added a little bird’s nest and some pearly sprigs. 
Next I punched out a bunch of flowers from Snow Angels Glitter Cardstock and Boy Polka Dot Stamp Cardstock scraps I had left over from other projects I had created. I inked some of the flowers in Ocean Depth Chalk Ink. While those dried I misted the other flowers with water and then shaped with a stylus. Once they have dried completely, adhered two together and add a pearl dew drop in the center. Next, the blue flowers I glue a Lakeside Dew Drop in the center of each. One of those blue flowers I added snowflake stickers to give it a wintery feel. Now the fun part…adhere them in and around the nest and fairy child and them add gesso on the doilie, flowers and edges of the photo and while still wet sprinkle glitter on everything. Once it is completely dry you can use a dry paint brush to remove the loose glitter.

I used one of the Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflake, Silver Snowflake sticker from Ecstasy Crafts, Lakeside Dew Drop and snowflake die cut from White Snow Glitter Vellum. I adhered all together and then glued to the side of “tin”.

Also I punch two small holes in the center and threaded silver ribbon through the holes and tied off. This is what the front of my ornament looks like. 

The backside of the ornament I cut from the Circle, Scallop #2 die using the Winter Glitter Snowflakes Cardstock, White Snow Glitter Vellum, White Snow Glitter Cardstock, Glitter Chipboard and sticker Snowflakes, Lakeside Dew Drop and a sequin which I adhered to the back. Simply adorable!!! 

Supplies Used:

Ecstasy Crafts: Snowflake Stickers and 3D Precut Fairy Children
Gesso
Ceramcoat Navy Blue Acrylic Paint 
Two 4″ doilies
Mod Podge
Silver ribbon
Extra Fine Glitter
Cuttlebug Snowflake Diecut
Lace
Light Blue Tulle
Needle and Thread
Small Flower Punch
Small Bird’s Nest
Sizzix: Circle, Scallop #2

Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out this month’s sale. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases and a very Happy New Year!!!