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Friday, 29 August 2014

How to make a Fairyland

Fairyland
Dear friends, Dr Sonia here to present to you the finale in my flower punch board tutorial series – a Fairy land diorama. Can you spot the elements made with the flower punch board ? If you had read my earlier posts [ Easy flower tutorial and Easy basket tutorial ] I bet you could !
The fairy house roofs, the fairy dresses and the fence enclosing the fairies fantasy world were all made using the flower punchboard!
        Built the fairyland on an old cardboard box [ a bit of recycling!] lined with pattern paper stamped with flourishes and embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder and sponged with green ink in patches.[ Its amazing how stamping and embossing can help you to make your own pattern papers to match any project!]
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Fairy furniture
 Made some fairy furniture using Spellbinders dies and added bits of Cheery Lynn  die cut grass all over the fairy homeland!
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Fairy furniture
The cute little teapots are from the latest charm collection at Crafters corner!
How to make fairy dresses
     These dresses are super easy to make and you can make dresses for tiny dolls and even big Barbie dolls using this tutorial ! You can see my little girl using the flower punchboard to make the fairy dresses!
We made dresses for these little dolls by punching out a 6 x 1 3/4 inch paper strip as you would for an XXS flower [ See Flower punch board tutorial  for detailed steps ]
DIY Fairy tutorial  1
Fairy dress tutorial
Accordion fold the punched paper strip and wrap around your doll like a skirt!
DIY Fairy tutorial  2
Fairy dress tutorial
If you wish add glue in the pleats to get a snug fit and finally glue the floral skirt like you did while making the flowers as shown in the Flower punch board flower tutorial .
Fairy tutorial  2
Fairy dress tutorial 
We embossed blue butterflies in parchment paper and added them as wings to our fairies!
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Fairy dress tutorial 
This purple fairy has embossed and water-colored fairy wings. I made an arched doorway to fairyland using Spellbinders label dies and hung crystals on it. Added a tiny flower pot with magical handmade beaded flowers and silver glitter foam leaves!
How to make fairy Houses
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DIY Fairy house
These fairy houses are super easy to make and by varying the paper strip size you can easily make houses in different sizes
Make the roofs first : Take a 9 x 2 1/4 inch paper strip [ measurements for a XS flower] . Punch and score verticals and diagonals aligning at the XS mark on the flower punch board. Fold and stick into a conical shape just like in the fairy dress tutorial  to get the fairy house roof. If you want you can add glue on the pleats or let it be for a tiled roof appearance. Add a crystal , bead or flower to close the small gap left at the center of the roof.
Fairy House 1
Fairy home
Make the walls:Make a cylinder using cardstock or corrugated paper [super easy as curves are easier to make] and stick under your roof using glue. If you want emboss the paper with wood-grain or tiles  before you stick to the roof. You could also cut out windows and doors
Tip :  A glue gun is easier and quicker to stick the wall and roof!
I added the houses atop circular discs placed on cylindrical pedestals and prettied up with handmade foam daisies and rosestutorial link  :Foam rose tutorial ]
Hanging sign
Made a sign board using the Tim Holtz Hanging sign die and added a cute bird nest charm and lots of mulberry flowers. My daughter wanted me to write something on the sign board but I couldn't really think of an apt caption!

More ideas to jazz up your fairy houses
  • Add lots of glitter
  • Add crystals and pearls
  • Add charms
  • Cut out windows and doors and add a tea light inside to light up your fairy house
Easy fence tutorial
Fairyland

Fences are one of my favourite elements to use in creating dioramas and scenic cards. You could use a fence punch or a fence die if you have one like the Marianne fence  I used around the pink butterfly fairy house or the Memory box fence I used around the purple house.
Fairy Furniture 1
Foam flowers
But regular fence punches and dies come in one size only --with the flower punch board you can make any size fence customized for your project! [Have I told you I love this product!!LOL too many times I guess]
Flower punch board tutorial  1
Fence tutorial 
I punched a paper strip aligning at XS to make the fence for my fairyland. You can emboss it in woodgrain texture and ink the fence and use the paper strip as such
Flower punch board tutorial  3
Fence tutorial 
Or you can cut out individual picket fences like I did!
Here is the fence with grass and foam flowers with stamped and Heartfelt creations die cut leaves and in the background you can see a cute mini metal harp  [ another charm] which I set on a flower table for the little fairies to play!
Fairy House 2
Fairy's Harp
The pink, purple and yellow daisy style flowers are all foam flowers made using the Cheery Lynn  Sunflower die [ tutorial link : Daisy tutorial ]
Fairyland 
This post was actually supposed to go live this morning but I had sprained my neck on a flight last week and crafting had to be kept on hold.I could delegate all my ENT surgeries but who could I assign my crafty commitments to ? !!! This project was actually hurriedly put together in just a few hours with lots of help from my little girl!
I hope you enjoyed browsing through fairyland....input needed!

36 comments:

  1. crazy post....I m going bonkers......this is dream land......super awesome.......out of the worl this is.....

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    1. Thank you so much Shalini.....I feel bad for having not posted this in the morning but didnt want to post dark photos!

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  2. Amazinggg!! I'm falling short of words to appreciate the project! It's beyond Gorgeous! And what lovely use of dies and punch board! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Anchal...yes a crazy number of dies I have used in this project

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    1. Thank you so much ...thrilled you like it

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  4. This is spectacular!!!!!!
    I must say I 'm so impressed with this dreamy fairy land come alive!!!! Really shows the beautiful fairies with all the metal embellishments and an amazing use of diecuts.. Great design and colours. Breathtaking creation........ speechless!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Vinita ...so sweet of you to say such super awesome things! You just made my day!!

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  5. Doc... I keep thinking she cannot do something beyond this and you prove me wrong and have me stumped... This is beyond awesome... what gorgeous use of the dies... you have taken it to another level altogether. .. absolutely brilliant stuff doc..

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    1. Khush I did go crazy with dies on this one!! Thank you so much for the super sweet words!!

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  6. This is just Brilliant !!!
    Doc each time u surprise us with a jaw dropping project!!!!
    TFS

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    1. Thank you so much Riti...such a wonderful comment!

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  7. This is so beautiful ......!

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  8. Amazing!!! Love this!! beautiful furniture!! lovely flowers... and the fairies are cute...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...fairies designed by my little girl!

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  9. Its so Awesome Dr Sonia..i feel like out of the world..love the fairy land..cute details ,embellishments and charms..you are creating wonders with the flower punch board.. well done prisha you helped your mom organizing this project.. loving this fairy land with cute little fairies.. :D

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika....so sweet of you to always drop in and support me with beautiful encouraging words!

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  10. You think so much outside the box.. that i think the box ceased to exist for you. This is absolutely fabulous...and I'm totally in awe!!

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  11. how did u even come up with something soo detailed and planned. Hats off to u doc, jus cant get enuf of the details. Wenever i go over it again i find new details. Super awesome

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    1. Sujana I ran out of time otherwise I wanted to make a ladder to the tree houses too!!

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  12. Its beautiful!!!! Loved everything about it!!! Cute fairies, beautiful fairy house, furniture, flowers !!!! You have used flower punch board so creatively . and I didnt knew that dies could be used to make furniture?? This is incredible!!

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    1. Neha I can obsess about a particularthing too much. In fact I used to obsess about my patients symptoms so much I got super stressed...now channelling that obsessive habit into crafting!!

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    1. Thank you so much Shaily for the kind words

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  14. Awesome is not enough to describe this beautiful project Sonia. U n ur daughter brilliant combo.. :) way to go..

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    1. Thank you so much Anusha...so good to hear from you after long!

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  15. I had fab trip to fairy land with project Dr.SOnia ! You are really inspiring crafters to make most of the supplies.I mean using flower punch board to make fairyland truly Creative ! I just kept scrolling to see all the beautiful furniture benches,table,archway ,hut..Simply amazing !

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    1. So sweet you are Pooja.....in a way I ran out of time otherwise wanted to add some quilling too

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  16. Your project is so pretty that ever since u posted it I have been on the e blog again n again to treat my eyes ..
    The cutest fairy land ever!!!
    TFS

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    1. What a fabulous thing to say Arjita...if you come to Bangalore anytime...you can see it in person!!

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  17. Totally stunned by this project ji !!!! No one would have thought of making a fence with flower punch board. Rocking and innovative as usual :)

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  18. Dharshana I have a huge fascination for fences..as you can see I have 2 fence dies from different companies and am still tempted whenever I see a new fence design and the shape of the punched strip screamed fence at me!! The best thing is you can make fences in many different sizes!

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  19. Wow!! Wonderful!! :) The fairies are super cute! And so are the furniture and every tiny detail!! As always I'm running out of words!! :)Very very creative and wonderful work Sonia. Hats off!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah...each word so eloquently written Sarah...Thank you so much for the support my friend!

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