Joyful Christmas

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Joyful Christmas is one of the sets on the Christmas carry over list, and the list ends on August 27th!  So get it while you can!  This is an easy version of the card, stamped in Versamark and embossed in gold.  I added gold washi tape to give it some sparkle.


Stamp Set – Joyful Christmas

Card stock – Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

Ink – Versamark, Cherry Cobbler

Etc – gold washi tape

This was one of the most versatile sets in last year’s mini.  Don’t let it get away from you!  Hugs, Fran

Poppy Photo Props

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Day 2 of the “Character Challenge!” Here is Poppy – a character die from Karen Burniston – playing with his photo props!  He has a bowler hat, glasses, lips and mustache to hide his true identity.  The background is stamped with Stampin Up’s Chevron and Dictionary background stamps with some Epic Day washi tape and Candy Dots to set it off.  The “Guess Who” was stamped with the new SU Alphabet rotary stamp.  And when Poppy’s mask comes off -

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There he is – looking dapper.  Each item from Karen’s  Props 1 dies was attached to a strip of Crumb Cake card stock, stacked, and then attached to Poppy’s wing with a mini brad.  And here’s one more Poppy idea for those prize winning papers your children are sure to be bringing home from school this year -

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Poppy the scholar!  I die cut 5 backgrounds to make him nice and strong and adhered this to a clothespin with a magnet on back.  Now he’s ready to stick on the refrigerator to collect art work, homework, test – you name it!  Make sure to check out Karen’s blog tomorrow or hop over now to her Facebook page to see all the challenge designs!  Hugs, Fran

Chilly and Hoppy

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Today is Challenge day for the Karen Burniston Design Team!  This month we were challenged to use the characters – Chilly, Hoppy and Poppy!  On this project I used Chilly to decorate a jar for gift giving.  There are 6 Chillies around this blue Bell jar and some sweet snowflakes from Karen’s Garden Bench die.  I added rhinestones so he could have some bling.

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I used Stampin Up’s Oh My Goodies to make the label for the top which matches the  Deco Label Collection Framelits – that were designed by Karen!  Stamped in Real Red and then again in Basic Black, the center is punch with an oval punch and popped up.  I tied the rim with some Real Red cotton ribbon.  Then I filled the jar with peppermints!

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Next I made a card using Stampin Up’s new In Colors and Flowerpot Designer Series paper. Again I used Oh My Goodies and the Deco Label Collection for the front. The edges of the card are done using two of Karen’s Agatha edges.

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And inside is Hoppy on Karen’s Lorna Label PopUp.  He’s sitting by his pond with a Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin die cut with the Chalk Talk dies.  Hoppy comes with his own lily pad and flies!  I attached the flies to some fishing line and mounted them between the lily pads.

Hoppy 03 detail

The flower is from Stampin Up’s Flower Patch (that also has a matching Framelit set.)  Hoppy is done in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  His “pond” is in Lost Lagoon.  Hope you are enjoying meeting the characters!  Check out the rest of the gang by visiting Karen’s Facebook page and seeing what the rest of the team has created!  And come back tomorrow to see what’s going on with Poppy!  Hugs, Fran


Fall Fest

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Cute and Spooky!  This little box and stamp set are both in the upcoming Holiday Mini!  The box is a Thinlit – Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit (135853) – and is very easy to put together.  The cute pumpkin is from Fall Fest and comes as a bundle with matching Framelits!

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The little tag is made with Good Greetings which is an upcoming special :)  I added the googlie eyes because I just couldn’t help it!

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And the cute, cute Designer Series Paper is Motley Monsters!  Lots of Fall fun coming up!  Hugs, Fran

Project Life Pocket Cards

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This is my June Project Life by Stampin Up card.   I die cut a heart and added strips of the Moonlight Designer Series paper behind it.  Then I stamped the month with Project Life Day to Day.

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For July, I covered a card with Real Red stripes and added a Star Framelit on the top.  The Real Red stars were stamped with Pictogram Punches.  Rhinestones added some bling!

My Project Life Open House is on September 16th.  Come play with all the great new Memory Keeping products!  Hugs, Fran

Butterflies and Burlap

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Here’s another card using Kinda Eclectic and the 1 1/4 Burlap ribbon.


Stamp Set – Kinda Eclectic

Card stock – Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Whisper White, vellum card stock

Ink – Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey

Etc – Burlap Ribbon, Itty Bitty punch, Butterfly punch, pearls

I love the opaque look of the new In Colors.  Hugs, Fran

Stamp a Stack Stars

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This golden card will be part of my Christmas Stamp a Stack in August.  It features Bright & Beautiful and the Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper.  The rhinestones are colored with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.


Stamp Set – Bright & Beautiful

Card stock – Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Gold Soiree DSP

Ink – Versamark, Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler

Etc – Star Framelits, rhinestones

I just love this set!  It will be in the upcoming Holiday Mini, but you can get it now with the Big Shot and Bundles promotion!  Hugs, Fran

Bright & Beautiful Birthday

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For this Bright & Beautiful card, I scored the star and gave it a 3-D look.  The Hardwood background gives it an old fashioned look.


Stamp Sets -right & Beautiful, Hardwood, Four You

Card stock – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Ink – Early Espresso

Etc – Star Framelits, Candy Dots, Antique brad

This stamp set is so versatile.  You can get this Holiday preview stamp set now during the Big Shot and Bundles promotion.  Hugs, Fran

Gift Card Star

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These gift card holders (136662) are so much fun to use!  The little fronts (3 7/8 x 3 7/8) are just the right size for cut embellishments.  I used the Distressed Dots embossing folder to make the background and then added embossed stars in White and Cherry Cobbler  embossing powder.  By tucking a little piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding behind the front, this gift card holder can hang on a tree.

Bright & Beautiful 05 back


Stamp Set – Bright & Beautiful

Card stock – Crumb Cake

Ink – Versamark

Etc – Gift Card Enclosure, Star Framelits, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, White and Cherry Cobbler embossing powders, Distressed Dots embossing folder

Bright & Beautiful and the Star Framelits are included in the Big Shot and Bundles promotion going on right now!  Hugs, Fran

Christmas Bright & Beautiful

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Silve and Gold!  This card has embossed stars in silver and gold over silver dot vellum.  The base is Brushed Silver card stock.  I stamped the sentiment on the vellum in gold and heat embossed and then added the “Christmas and New Year” on Whisper White in silver.  The little star clip and rhinestones finished it off.


Stamp Set – Bright & Beautiful (Holiday Mini)

Card stock – Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Ink – Versamark

Etc – Star Framelits, Basic Hodgepodge Clips, rhinestones, gold and silver embossing powder

Though it looks like a lot of work, the framelits make this card very easy to do.  You can get this stamp set and framelit bundle now – as a sneak peek – with the Big Shot and Bundles Promotion!  Hugs, Fran

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