Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another Fairy Day Blog Hop

When you were a little girl did you did you ever dress-up like a fairy? Did you believe in fairies? I tried thinking about this and my first thought was no. I don’t think I ever dressed up as a fairy, nor could I really recall any of my Halloween outfits. I did not have a creative crafty mom, so I am sure she never made me, or even my sisters, fairy outfits. As far as believing in fairies, well I believed in the tooth fairy of course, because she brought me money. LOL  

I think the only fairy that I really thought of as a fairy was the Good Witch Glinda. I know, she really wasn’t a fairy, but I thought of her as a fairy godmother for Dorothy.  Although Glinda is not actually a fairy, I thought I would give you a sneak peek of a Wizard of Oz book that my BFF, Gina, and I are working on. This page is Glinda appearing in the Land of Munchkins. Glinda is from Graphic 45 paper.  The bubble is a crystal ball stamp, which I stamped on velum and embossed in light blue.  The flowers were all stamped, embossed in clear, and some colored with Copics, then bling added. The Munchkins were stamped in black and embossed in clear, then colored with Copics I found the Munchkin stamp on eBay. I was so excited!!! Lots of coloring and definitely a lot of cutting, but well worth it for the end project.

Therefore, my fairy life as a child was pretty much non-existent.  As an adult, I have to say that my all time favorite fairy is Tinkerbell. I even have a “Slow Pixies at Play” sign hanging over my craft room doorway. Of course, it was a definite "must buy" on a trip through Disneyland. 

I  thought of making something with her in mind, but then thought, hmm, what else could I come up with instead of what would be a different fairy to make? 

Several months ago, I bought a Memory Box tree frame die. I punched out several of these frames in a couple of different glitter paper colors. My BFF, Gina, and I decided that this die would look great with her new B Line stamp of a girl on mushroom, wings not included. We chose some Memory Box 6x6 paper and stamped the image directly on quite a few different papers with different results. Gina took hers home and finished them up, but mine went into a "later to do box." Not as procrastination, just something for a day when I have extra play time.  I decided that this was going to be my project for this hop. Although I don't do too many fairy items, I decided to play around with this image and see how it would look. I used some wings from another B line stamp, actually a little kid dressed up as a bee. I tried using glitter on velum for the wings, but that didn’t work, so I used pink embossing powder. I actually liked how it turned out. I made a slit right behind her dress and slid the wings through, so they would pop up on the card. I used Copics on the image.  I chose the bronze colored tree frame, using the Therm-O-Web's Sticky Dots adhesive sheet. It's the best invention for die cuts! I buy it at Michael's when it's on sale or with a coupon.I stuck it down around the image and then cut out around the frame. There is actually another die you can buy to do this, but I am too cheap to spend money on something that I can easily cut out. I would rather use the money for another intricate die. Then I just attached it to a card stock card.

closeup of the embossed velum wings and glitter frame

I bought his glitter paper by the roll, at Paper Source. Of course, I had to have every color. It is absolutely stunning in person. It is thin, so is great for the intricate parts of the dies.

There is a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from Barbara.  If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, I wouldn't want you to miss a single story of the travels of the "fairies" from start to finish. Please go to the beginning of this hop , which starts with Gill.

As in every good fairy tale, it has a beginning and a happy ending. I hope you enjoyed my project, but I must send you along your way to Anita’s land of fairies.

Thanks for fluttering by!


  1. OMG --- your project is absolutely stunning!!! Your creativity astounds me every time!!!! As always, my dear friend, its a pleasure hopping with you!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  2. Just beautiful! I love the frame in the glitter paper!The fairy wings are perfect!


  3. This is just gorgeous I love the card very much with the fairy in the bubble and the flowers along the bottom are wonderful. I so love your sign too I need one of those.

    Linda xxx

  4. wonderful creations, and oh that glitter paper is lush!

  5. Great cards!! That paper is to die for and you were lucky to buy it!!

  6. Fabulous and that glitter paper is fab too

    Joan x

  7. I love all the projects. What a find on that paper!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  8. who can't resist glitter and even better on paper don't blame you for buying it all I would have too great creations from you love them all
    Jacki xx

  9. Tami WOW. love what you have created and love all the glitter. thanks for taking part in the hop

  10. Would LOVE to see the completed Glinda project; looks like it is going to be super. Love all the bling on your other fairy. I want one of those fairy signs and will be on the lookout at DisneyWorld.

  11. That tree is just amazing!!!! So very stunning. I also really love your 1st project. I've always been a big fan of Wizard of Oz ;) And boy... I miss out on buying that sign! When we go back I'll be looking for it! I would love for my kids to slow down and respect my work zone ;)))

  12. Wow! You've been so busy Tami!

    These are great projects! So creative! You've put so much time and effort into them!

    Well done and thanks for sharing.

    Lisa x

  13. As always so talented and creative. I just love to see what you come up with. Just beautiful! TFS Jearise in Lorby's World.

  14. Very cute. Love all the glitter. Nice being in the hop with you.

  15. Hi Tami, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  16. Tami, what a pretty blog you've made. I'm following. And I really like the title, so cute...Tambo. And what a pretty fairy you made. I like connecting on blogs even more than FB as I get to see the pretties people make. Living here I'm a bit isolated from other crafters except thru the internet. Hope you follow on mine too.

    Blessings, Coleen in Urkaine