Pressed Flower Fairy Cards!

Happy Monday folks! It is a quiet day here as my kids are enjoying one of their last days of summer vacation. there is a lot of lounging going on! I took advantage of this downtime by printing my summer photos and playing a bit in my craft room. I made this card with the flowers I pressed in the microwave last week:

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I’m afraid if I put the flowers away I will forget about them so I plan on using them up! They were so quick to press that I can make another batch when I get more flowers. Ā I made the envelope with my Kreate-a-lope and i used the leftover paper and a panel of white to make an insert because the purple cardstock i used is kinda dark to write on. Also I clipped it inside because that way the card can be reused!

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I made an envelope seal to match my project, it was really easy! Take a 3″ long piece of clear packing tape and gently pick up a pressed flower with it, then press a punched circle of paper behind that, trim around the circle leaving a 1/8″ border of tape (so it will be sticky on the edges) and stick it on your envelope to seal it shut! You can make a bunch of these in advance and store them on waxed paper if you like! Another idea is to lay your flowers on your scanner and scan them and print them on sticker paper or labels and you will have custom envelope seals without having to use up your flowers!

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Here are the steps I used to make the card. I might do a video on this, if anyone is interested let me know. First I inked up my fairy stamp, except for the skirt, and stamped. The fairy stamp is the Christmas Fairy from Crafters Companion. Then I recommend you color the fairy (I actually stuck the flowers on first but it will be easier if you color first!), i used Promarkers and Copics. Then ink the background if you like. Add drops of clear glue all over the back of your flower, little drops, and press it on your card. Add clear glue where you want glitter and then sprinkle on transparent glitter. I stamped stars around the wand because I stuck my inky finger on there and have to hide the boo-boo but I like it!

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You can use glitter glue if you prefer, I am stickle-impaired so I used dry glitter.

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Well, that’s it! I think I will try and motivate my crew now and hit the grocery store. Fun Fun! At least I was good and cleaned before I played in my craft room (the rest of the house that is, the craft area is a hot mess!) so I’ll be able to come home to a clean house! šŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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15 Responses

  1. What a creative way to use your flowers! I also love the idea of clipping in the insert for recycling options!

    Always a treat to see you on film. I’m game if you are:)

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  2. What a cute and clever card! Love this idea. I have shared it all over my social media pages because I think this is just great! Hugs,
    ~Deb~
    The Bling Chronicles DT
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  3. Very pretty and delicate looking.

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  4. Those are beautiful!! And I’m going to go home tonight and try out your tutorial on pressing flowers in the microwave. I can’t wait!!

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  5. That is such a decorative way to make a fairy dress. This card definitely looks like one you would find at a fancy little card shop somewhere. šŸ™‚

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  6. Love the card and would love to see a video of how it’s done.

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  7. I like it a lot! I used to love pressing flowers (the old fashioned way in a book, though) but I never could think of anything to do with them afterwards — this is really clever šŸ™‚

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  8. This is one of the most perfect cards ever, so inventive. Anyone would be thrilled to receive it. I am always inspired by you, thanks.

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  9. Great use for the dried flowers. I like the idea of the insert for the inside of the card too.

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  10. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!! YES, please do a video…I do understand what you say to do, but a video would be a wonderful visual reinforcement!! Thank Lindsay!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  11. beautiful!

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  12. Wow! Simply beautiful!!

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  13. That card is sooooo beautiful. I have a microwave flower presser, but your method is a whole lot faster I think. I am going to give it a try. I have some that I did a few years ago in a box and completely forgot about it, just like you said, until now! Great job.

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