FSJ Blog Hop – Once Upon A Time

Happy Blog Hop! This is the first blog hop with FSJ x Spellbinders!

This is so very exciting!

Spellbinders, FSJ Logos

My kids start counting down for the Holiday! They start working on their never ending wish lists and (of course) keep changing their minds too ! hahaha! My boy has been telling me he wants to get more books!

That’s how I have this Once Upon A Time “book” idea for this blog hop.

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FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Once Upon A Time, 3d Project, Christmas Craft, Spellbinders, Love of Sparkles, FSJ Creative Team, Shadow Box, Scenic Tray, DIY Story Book Gift

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Let me break down the steps into 2 parts.

Part 1 – Once Upon A Time Book Cover:

  1. Trim Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to 8 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, score at 3 3/4″, 3 7/8″ , 4 7/8″ and 5″. Fold them and check if the FSJ Scenic Tray would fit well.  The size of the tray may vary, please adjust the score line as needed.31008256_unknown31008240_unknown   31008272_unknown
  2. Trim 2  Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to  3 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ as a backing to hide the ribbon.
  3. Die cut the FSJ Window View Die with Black Licorice Cardstock .  Use yellow shade panpastel from Party Pop Panpastels to create lighting background on a Whip Cream Cardstock .img_9444
  4. Adhere a piece of vellum on the window frame, let it dry.  Die cut 4 circles with the 2nd smallest circle die from Journey Circles Die Set to create a simple window curtain effect.  Use foam squares to pop the window, then adhere the window on the book cover.                                                           img_9447  img_9448
  5. Stamp “Once Upon A Time” from Princess Wishes Stamp Set and heat set it with silver embossing power on black cardstock.  I use a thick marker to roll the banner and add one foam square to one side only to create the wavy look.
  6. Add a strip of FSJ Silver Sparkle Tape to add some shimmer and shine!
  7. Lastly, add backing with White Liner (double sided tape) and Cocoa Powder Satin ribbon to finish up the book cover.

Part 2 – The Merry Christmas Shadow box.

  1. Carefully emove the tiny hoop from the Scenic Tray.31008288_unknown
  2. Trim 2 black strips – 11″ x 3/4″, and wrap around the Scenic Tray.  I prefer FSJ Journey Craft Glue as I could move around to get it to the perfect position.  If you have a good control with double sided tape, it will do the work too.img_9446
  3. Use Confectionary days panpastels (Phthalo Green Tint and Violet Tint color) to create the background on the A4 whip cream cardstock.  Make sure to cover an area of at least 6″ x 7.5″.  Then cover the entire panpastel background with Clear Pigment Ink Pad, pour Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  It will give you a shimmery glossy texture!!                                                                img_9453  img_9452img_9461 img_9462img_9466
  4. This part maybe a little tricky!   Once cool down, flip over the cardstock and draw the template as follow. Trim each corner out and score along the dashed lines.  Fold against the score line and use craft glue/double sided tape to adhere to the sonic tray.  img_9602
  5. Die cut 3 “Santa Parade Die“, trim the Santa and the boy out.  Trim 2 Christmas trees out and 1 present.  I poop out the present with 1 foam square and pop the Christmas tree 2 times. Stack  3 foam squares to the back of the Santa and the little boy, also along the border.                                         img_9450   img_945131008352_unknown
  6. Die cut 3 “Merry” and “Christmas” from the Santa Parade die. Stack and Glue them together.  Once dry, apply clear pigment ink pad and heat set with FSJ Copper Embossing Powder.31008384_unknown
  7. Die cut a frame from the rectangular die (the 2 largest dies).  Right, it doesn’t completely cover the scenic tray so I use the Silver Sparkle Tape to fill the gap on top and bottom.               31008336_unknown.jpg             FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Once Upon A Time, 3d Project, Christmas Craft, Spellbinders, Love of Sparkles, FSJ Creative Team, Shadow Box, Scenic Tray, DIY Story Book Gift
  8. Add a few Journey Sequins Blue Skies  and Rainbow Drops! Yup. that’s about it!
  9. you can keep the box as it or glue it to the book cover from Part 1.


I hope you all enjoy this blog hop.  A little different from a classic card.  With the holiday coming up, I hope you get to try this.  Again, please keep hopping for more Holiday Projects from my lovely teammates.
img_7250 Jill Hilliard

Kazan Clark    Lezlye Lauterbach   Carrie Rhoades

Marty McGee

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Spellinders – Santa Parade Die   

Spellbinder Santa Parade Die Set

FSJ –Princess Wishes Stamp Set /Window View Die / Silver Sparkle Tape / Confectionary days panpastels / Party Pop PanpastelsScenic Tray / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Clear Embossing Powder / Silver Embossing Powder / Copper Embossing Powder / Cocoa Powder Satin / Journey Sequins Blue Skies / Rainbow DropsBlack Licorice Cardstock/ Pomegranate Splash Cardstock / Whip Cream Cardstock/ Journey Vellum / Cozy Winter Prints / Journey Rectangles Die / Journey Scoring Board / Journey Foam (SM) / Journey Foam (MD) / Craft Glue / White Liner /Journey Circles Die Set

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Thank you for Stopping by and Happy Crafting!

A Mini Shadow Box with FSJ Scenic Tray

I have a quick tutorial to share!  A mini shadow box! I made these for my Kinder kids in my Sunday School Class.   The kids promoted to 1st grade class, so I made these for them as a gift.  I absolutely love this Baby’s Special Day Stamp Set.  I can use it for many projects, from baptism card to Easter, Baby Shower, Encouragement, Birthday ..etc !  The best part is that comes with a set of matching dies! Fussy Cut FREE!

Supply List:  Sun Rays Die / Cloud Dreams Die / Barn Wall Embossing Folder / Garden Fence Die / Whip Cream Cardstock / Black Licorice Cardstock / Baby’s Special Day Bundle / Cranberry Bliss Cardstock (or any red color cardstock) /Confectionary Days Panpastels (Yello shade)/ Journey Color Splash/ Journey Glaze / Journey Sparkle Dust / Form Square / Black Licorice Ink Pad/ Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad / Oatmeal Cookie CardstockSpecial Day Tags Die Set / Craft GlueVellum / Boho Trim / Special Day Organza  

Sparkly Steps:

  1. Trim a 3 1/2″ x 5″ whip cream cardstock. You may need to trim a hair-line to get it fit.  Just check if it would fit inside the tray before adhere anything to it.
  2. Die cut 1 smallest cloud with whip cream cardstock.
  3. Die cut 2 second smallest cloud (one with whip cream cardstock, one with vellum). (Optional step – add blue panpastel over cloud ☁️ and over the background)
  4. Use Sun Rays die to create a stencil.  Apply yellow shade panpastel over the stencil to create sun rays.  Then use form square to adhere the clouds.
  5. Die cut the Carden Fence Die with Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, then embossed it with Barn Wall Embossing Folder.  (Optional step – Apply oatmeal cookie ink pad to the embossed line to add color). Use foam square to attach it.
  6. Die cut the small hexagon from Special Day Tags Die set. Stamp it with “You are a child of god…..” with either black ink or clear pigment ink (heat emboss it with black embossing powder).  Lightly ink the edges with Oatmeal Cookie Ink pad. Use double-layered foam squares to attach it on top of the fence.  (Optional step- use cement tile stencil with yellow panpastel to create background)
  7. Stamp dove and cross from Baby’s Special Day Stamp, color with water splash color pencil and die cut it.  Also die cut 1 extra dove and 1 extra cross.  Adhere it to the stamped-colored dove and cross to thicken them up.  I stack 4 mini foam squares behind the dove’s wing, 3 behind the belly.  3 large foam squares behind the cross.   (Dove Color – 0045, 0046, 005, 0019, 0015) (Cross Color – 0023, 0027, 0022 )
  8. Bible – trim a  7/8″ x 1 3/8″ strip from black cardstock. Score a line at 5/8″ (pretty much count 5 score-line); skip one score-line for your 2nd score line; and count 5 more score-line is where to trim it.   Sorry, I know it is confusing. Think about 5-1-5 and trim it.
  9. Then fold it up, put foam square in between and use craft glue to adhere the red book-mark (a mini strip from any red cardstock). Color the Bible edge with gold marker, write “Bible” and draw a cross on the cover. I use 4 foam squares to pop it up.
  10. To hang, add journey twine (I used natural color).  Also add you choice of ribbon through the loop. I used Boho Trim and Special Day Organza.

Hope you all like it and will give it a try! I have 2 more cards to share using the Baby’s Special Day:

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Thank You for stopping by and have a Sparkly Day!