Thursday, August 26, 2010

Don't let your kids see this one!

Unless you *want* them to know that you are the tooth fairy. I guess some people might consider it lying to your children to pretend that there's a tooth fairy. If that applies to you, then I am ok with you calling me a big fat liar. Really - we can still be friends.

Ok, back to business. Some of you have seen the new Tooth Fairy a la carte stamp (item#119216) in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (IBC). I have been dying to make something with it - it's adorable! I didn't like the first design I came up with so much, so I made another. Oh, and of course I needed a boyish design too. Can't go giving Mitchell a pink flowery tooth fairy gift!

First attempt:


Too glittery! I like the functionality though. I used a Small Open-End Envelope (item#107286) and folded it in half. I cut the envelope along the top of the entire length of one side. I punched a half circle out of each side of the inside of the envelope, then sealed the open end. I adhered some Designer Series Paper to the front and inside of the envelope and attached a length of Pretty in Pink 3/8" taffeta ribbon (item#109067) to the outside of the envelope.

I punched the scalloped flower out of Rose Red card stock (item#102544) using the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch (item#118874) and attached it over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals (item#104430). 





Finally, I stamped the Tooth Fairy stamp (item#119216) in VersaMark ink (item#102283) and applied Heat and Stick Powder (item#100625) over it. Oh wait - be sure to use your Embossing Buddy (item#103083) first! If you don't, glitter will stick everywhere in your next step. I heated the Heat and Stick Powder with my heat tool (item#100005) until it became shiny/sticky. Then I added some Fine Silver glitter (item#114286) to it and heat set it using the Heat Tool again.


Stick a treat or some cash in, tie the bow and you're good to go!

Next up, my boyish attempt:




I cut four circles out of Designer Series paper and adhered them overlapping to make a petal envelope. (Want to learn this technique? Host an in-home workshop!) I stamped the Tooth Fairy image this time in Not Quite Navy Classic ink (item#103008) and colored in the dress with my Blender Pen (item#102845). I used my VersaMarker (item#100901) on the wings and tiara to apply the Heat and Stick powder and glitter as in the previous example. It's hard to see, but one of Stampin' Up!s new Basic Rhinestones (item#119246) adorns her wand. It is so sparkly!



The 1 3/4" Circle punch (item#119850 )worked perfectly to punch out the Tooth Fairy image. I attached it to just one of the flaps with Stampin' Dimensionals so that the envelope can be opened and closed without adhesive or any additional hardware.



My final attempt and the winner (IMO):


Something about encapsulating the Tooth Fairy in a Sweet Treat Cup (item#116802) used as a snow globe makes her even cuter! I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock (item#100730) using StazOn ink (item#101406), which allowed me to color it in with my Blender Pens without smearing the image.

I punched a 1 3/4" circle out of Pretty in Pink card stock (item#100459), then centered that circle inside the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch to create the scalloped frame for the Sweet Treat cup. I punched a 1 3/4" circle out of some designer Series paper to use as a matte on the Mini Square Envelope (item#107309).



I adhered the items in this order; Tooth Fairy image to envelope front, scalloped frame to green DSP matte, Sweet Treat cup to Tooth Fairy image, green DSP matte on top of Sweet Treat cup.



For an extra touch of magic I added a tiny bit of our new Glass Glitter inside the Sweet Treat cup. I can just imagine Gwenny and Mitchell giddily shaking the Tooth Fairy snow globe card! Ok, I'm ready for the teeth to start falling out! ;)

The glass glitter will be available beginning September 1st in our new Holiday Mini catalog. If you are a current customer you'll be receiving yours soon. If you would like a mini catalog please email me at cnavarrete@gmail.com and let me know!

4 comments:

  1. OK, Cheryl, you have outdone yourself on the cuteness meter! Great job, and I am totally CASEing your tooth fairy snow globe the next time she visits our house...beautiful!

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  2. Very cute! Help your friends catch the Tooth Fairy in the act.
    http://www.iCaughtTheToothFairy.com

    Free with code: fairy-proof

    Cool keepsake :)

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