Among the Branches

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Here’s my version of this card!  The Woodland Textured impressions embossing folder is such a great folder and it works perfectly with Among the Branches.  (That’s why it’s a bundle!)  I used some traditional autumn colors – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.  To get the distressed edge on the burlap ribbon, simply trim the edges off of both sides and pull a few threads.  Then send it off to a friend to wish them a Happy Fall!  Hugs, Fran

A Gift for for Baby


A gift card holder for a baby! This uses the fun set B.Y.O.P. (Buy your own present) and Karen Burniston’s new Pop It Ups Gift Card Holder die (coming soon) – with cute, little Snowball the Sheep.  The paper is Watermelon Wonder from the Designer Series Paper Stack with a matching In Color Blossom Accent.

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I just mixed and matched the patterns of the DSP and used the matching Watermelon Wonder ink.

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This set goes so well with this die!  Hugs, Fran

Creative Circle October Blog Hop


This month, Liz has created a Halloween Haunted House file!  It’s a cute decoration that has plenty of room for at least 3 cards.

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I made it up with the Haunt Ya Later stamp set and Happy Haunting Designer Series paper.  Here’s the house, with the sweet vampire at the door.  The ghosts are cut from the DSP.

Creative Circle October 2015

My cards are all shakers.  After doing this card, I couldn’t resist doing more!  The shaker piece is cut using the Deco Label Collection and filled with sequins, stars and more of that glitter thread stuff (technical term!)

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I cut a spider web doily into quarters (just like the Haunted House) and used the pieces inside of the shakers.

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You can purchase the pattern here and/or leave a comment here for a chance to win a cut out kit of your own.  What was your favorite Halloween costume?  Winner announced in 2 weeks.

I have several favorite costumes – my children have always loved to dress up.  But the most unique costume was the year my youngest went as a pin cushion.  I’ll have to find a picture :)

Now hop on over to see the other creations on this blog hop!  You don’t want to miss it!

Fran  (You are here!)





Simple Ornament

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This pretty little Christmas card features Embellished Ornaments and the 6 x 6 Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack.  It’s a great paper stack – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Whisper White in 4 patterns.  It’s a lot of paper and a lot of colors!  This card will be one in my October Stamp a Stack.  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C305 – Show Me the Blue

Time for Crazy 4 Challenges!  September’s birthstone in Sapphire – Show me the blue!

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My blue is Soft Sky and Night of Navy – and Christmas!  I used the Pop It Ups House Pivot card, Holiday House and the Stampin Up Snow Place set from the Holiday Mini catalog.

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I added an extra 1 3/4″ to the side to make a fold in piece for the sentiment.  It tucks right up to the fence so it’s hidden when the card is closed.  The cute snowmen are out decorating with some Night of Navy light covered in Dazzling Details.  Make sure to check out all the cards for this challenge – and play along!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C304 – Sketch

 Time for another challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges group!  This time it’s a sketch – one of my favorite type of challenges.  Here’s the sketch.
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And here’s my card –

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Good ol’ Brownie the Cow on a Pop It Ups Rectangular Pull Card!  He’s celebrating !  The background stamp is Stampin UP’s Hardwood.  Love the barbed wire – it’s the Pop It Ups Western Edges.

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The party’s gotten out of control and Brownie’s having a good time!  His costume is from the Pop It Ups Props 1 and 2.  The stamps are Karen Burniston’s  Farm Greetings and the balloons are from the Spiral Pull Card.  Check out the other cards for this challenge – and play along!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Challenge Day Two

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Let’s Celebrate!  I used the Sleigh Gift Card die flat on the front of the soon-to-be-released Gift Card Holder Acordion die.  The beautiful frame fits as one piece on the front.  The sleigh is done in Stampin Up’s Silver Foil and Red Glimmer paper.  It really shines.

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The inside holds a gift card!  The tabs to hold the card are built in so there’s no guess work involved.  I love to give gift cards!  Pop over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the rest of the designs for this month.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston September Challenge Day One

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This month’s Karen Burniston’s Design Challenge is Celebrate – with Frame Edges! I chose the Katie Label Accordion Album with the matching Katie Stars Frame Edges – and it’s a shaker card!  This “too cute to be scary” vampire is from the Haunt Ya Later set in the Holiday Mini.  He’s surrounded by Black Glimmer paper stars – the same stars from the frame – sequins, and some long glitter.  (I”m not really sure what to call it!)  The vampire is colored with Copics. I used the retired SU bat punch with more Glimmer paper and a BIG jewel!

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The colors are a bit muted in the pictures because of the glare from the window sheet on the shaker.  The purple is Elegant Eggplant.  I love how the space on the Katie Label die accommodates so many things!  Check out Karen’s Facebook Page to see the rest of the team’s designs!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C303 – Grandparent’s Day

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It’s challenge time with Crazies!  This week the challenge is to create a card to celebrate Grandparents Day. I used Karen Burniston’s Oval Accordion, Saturated Canary’s Hair image and Stampin Up’s Bloom With Hope sentiment and English Garden Designer Series paper.

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The image was colored with Copics and the Happy Grandparents Day was computer generated.  Make sure to check out the other cards for this challenge!  Hugs, Fran

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