Aug 21 2014

Spellbinders Fairy – Cierra

Thank you for all the prayers for my family and my brother, we so greatly appreciate your love and concern. My brother will be leaving in-house rehab soon and entering outpatient rehab. The people of Houston are absolutely amazing, generous, wonderful and just downright hospitable. I was there for a week while my brother was in ICU and do not have the words to express how grateful I am for all the staff at Ben Taub Trama Center for the care they gave my brother; they saved his life, to which I am eternally grateful. I lost my older brother in an automobile accident and could not bear to think I would lose my “baby” brother (seven years younger than me). God is so good and gracious in his loving Grace! As soon as I returned from Houston, my sons flew in from Nashville. We spent a week at the beach relaxing before they headed back to school.

Today I have a sweet shabby fairy card to share, Spellbinders’ Cierra fairy. I used four Spellbinders Die D-Lites on this card, the fairies, the locket and the Create-a-Rose dies (large soft pink rose). I used the wet petal technique (as used in my Dahlia tutorials) and mulberry paper (now in stock).

I made two sets of wings for the fairy and layered them with fairy dust (glitter).

The locket has a cameo inside, it’s the Ariana fairy (I removed her wings).  Prima flowers worked perfect on the card, I tucked a few pink rose buds inside the locket, together with a touch of baby’s breath.

Kaiser pearls were adhered to the locket, as well as to the card. I distressed the edges, added some pretty seam binding and I especially love the Petal Pins – Iced Prima pin tucked under the large pink rose (Create A Rose).

This would make a sweet card for a little girl’s birthday. The back could be removed and the card framed to hang in her bedroom, the size is approximately 5″ x 6″. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Paper Hugs,


Products used on this design:

Spellbinders:  Cierra Fairy, Ariana Fairy, Wonderful Locket, Filigree Delight, Create a Rose - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Paper:  Authentique – Cherish – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Mulberry Paper – A Touch of Grace-Paper Boutique

Ink:  Tim Holtz – Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar Pink – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories:  Glitter; Foam Squares, Kaiser Pearls, Seam Binding, Bow Easy, Prima Flowers – Serenade Pink, Encore White, Pink Tulip, Petal Pins – Iced, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Distrezz-It-All – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Baby’s Breath, Zip-Dry Adhesive, Crafter’s Pick Adhesive, Genesis Paper Trimmer, Chicken Wire Stencil, Gesso

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Jul 30 2014

Spellbinders Fairy – Cali

It seems like summer breaks are getting shorter and shorter for the kids. I saw a “back to school” commercial on TV the other night and felt so sorry for the little tykes . . . back to the grindstone so soon! Geesh . . . back in the day we got a full three months, we went back Tuesday following Labor Day vacation . . . marking the end of summer . . . those were the days!

Today I have a very simple card to share. I took a 12 x 12 sheet of Graphic 45 Secret Garden (Sweet Sentiments is another great choice) designer paper and made a tri-fold card . . . so simple. I adhered the flowers and leaves, attached a fairy and it was done. Can’t get any simpler than that! The flowers, both the roses and violets were made with Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. Can you see a hint of violet in the rose petals? So pretty, I used a hint of Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

The violets were super simple to make and fast as well. I used the two smallest dies from the Rose Creations set. I used a violet paper and darkened the edges with Dusty Concord. I spritzed the flowers with a water mist and folder them in half for a total of three times and then twisted them. I gently opened them back up before they were dry. The folds and twist put a bit of a wave to the petals. I made the violets in a big batch a few weeks ago and set them aside to use later. The roses are left over from my stash that I made months ago for Easter cards.

I attached Spellbinders Cali fairy to the card after adhering the flowers to the top flap and the card was complete.

The adhesive I used for the glitter on the wings didn’t hold the glitter well . . . live and learn . . . I switched to Glossy Accents as an adhesive for glitter, the nozzle is small, making it easy to apply.

A quick birthday card for a friend who loves fairies! Can’t beat that . . . homemade and from the heart!

I hope you’re all having a fabulous summer with your families!

Paper Hugs,


Products Used In This Design:

Spellbinders Dies: CaliRose CreationsFoliage

Paper: Graphic 45 Secret Garden (Sweet Sentiments will also work, it has very similar papers)

Ink: Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, More Mustard, Walnut Stain,

Accessories: Foam Squares, Glitter, Glossy Accents, Inkssentials Blending ToolDaubers, Artisan Explorer, Zip Dry Adhesive, Crafter’s Pick Adhesive


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Jul 30 2014

Mulberry Paper

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Hi Ladies, I have great news! The mulberry paper is on it’s way. It should arrive on my doorstep by Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest of next week. I have added the paper to my store. You can purchase the paper now, funds will not be drawn on your credit card until I ship your order.

You can order the Antique White  paper here.

You can order the Multi Colored paper here.

A recap of the beautiful flowers I’ve made with the paper:

Thank you all for your patience!

Paper Hugs,



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