unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an adorable CAS fairy birthday card featuring the most adorable fairy castle – complete with fairies! I apologize about the angle of the first photo… foil is SO hard to photograph so I thought I’d angle downward from above which did help a little bit.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together. Using the ScrapMan Fairy Castle die, I cut the fairy castle from gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the upper left portion of the front panel. I added one green fairy and two pink fairies, and some iridescent gemstones. I then added a gold foil strip across the bottom and stamped the sentiment in black ink just above the foil strip. You’ll probably laugh when you notice that I used a unicorn stamp set from my stash – but it yielded the same fantasy/magical result so I went with it! ;) The final touch was adhering three medium size iridescent gemstones to the strip.

The inside panel consists of a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together and embellished with a stitched rectangle die cut that I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added a narrow strip of the gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top portion of the panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with this fairy castle! Such an adorable card! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday

Dies R Us products used:
ScrapMan Fairy Castle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento StazOn Jet Black ink, Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

merry & bright

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY! It’s definitely a YAY day for me because I’m finally able to announce that I’ve joined the Dies R Us Design Team! Woo-hoo! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with my debut DT inspiration project! I created a pair of Christmas cards featuring the absolutely gorgeous Birch Press Design Mini Snowflake Frame Layer Set! I am so in love with this entire line!

These two cards are very similar but slightly different. I die cut two sets of snowflake frame layers from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock and CutCardStock Silk Glitter Silvermist cardstock, assembled them, and set them aside. I reversed the top and middle layer colors – the top layer of the snowflake on the left is the slightly darker teal color whereas the one on the right is light teal.

I cut a standard A2 size card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock for each card along with front layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and teal double-sided patterned paper which I layered together (reversing the sides of the paper for each card) and adhered to the card base. I then adhered a snowflake frame to each card front. I stamped the sentiment twice in Versamark on CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and heat embossed them in white. I cut them in strips and adhered them with Scotch 3M foam tape.

I cut inside layering panels for each card from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, and adhered them together. I embellished each panel with a strip of teal double-sided patterned paper and narrow strip of teal cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in teal ink on each, and adhered a panel to the inside of each card base.

And one more peek… I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these cards! This die set is amazingly gorgeous and I was extremely lucky to have the patterned paper to match the light and dark teal Stardream Metallic cardstock!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Christmas

Dies R Us products used:
Birch Press Design Mini Snowflake Frame die set
Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Silk Glitter Silvermist cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 double-sided papers
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth, Scotch 3M foam tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig