Spooky Holiday Home

Holiday Home 01

Here’s another Halloween idea using Karen Burniston’s House Pivot die and Stampin Up’s Holiday Home.  The tree and clouds are from Karen’s Garden Bench set.  (The clouds are really suppose to be snow)

Holiday Home 01 inside

The sentiment inside is from Ghoulish Greetings.  Lots of black – making it hard to see the details in the photograph.

Holiday HOme 01 detail


Stamp Sets – Holiday Home, Ghoulish Greetings

Card stock – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Ink – Basic Gray, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, White Craft

Etc – Pop It Ups House Pivot and Garden Bench dies, Homemade Holiday Framelit die, Circle Framelits

Homestyle Halloween fun!  Hugs, Fran

Poppy Halloween

Poppy 05

Here’s Poppy hanging out for Karen Burniston’s September Challenge!  He’s sitting on an Oval Accordion die just waiting for the fun to begin!  The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Tee Hee Hee and it says “People call me a witch…..like it’s a bad thing.”  Too funny!  I used Karen’s Cloud Edges die for the edges.

Poppy 05 open



Stamp Set – Tee Hee Hee

Card stock – Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Motley Monsters DSP

Ink – Momento Tux Black

Etc – Karen Burniston’s Poppy ,Oval Accordion and Cloud Edge dies

Have you checked out the other Halloween designs for this challenge?  You’ll be amazed at what the team has done!  Hugs, Fran


Tee Hee Hee

Tee Hee Hee 01

It suddenly turned Fall around here this weekend!  A perfect time for Karen Burniston’s Halloween challenge – and a great time to start creating those spooky creations.  I used the Accordion Circle  die with the solid edge and the new Tee Hee Hee set from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini.  On the front, the cauldron, bubbling away. (Those bubbles are some old floral/vase fillers)

Tee Hee Hee 01 open

Do you think the witch was doing her laundry before the big day?  Or just conjuring up her spooky attire?

Tee Hee Hee 01 detail


Stamp Set – Tee Hee Hee

Card stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP

Ink – Memento Tux Black, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz

Etc – Karen Burniston Accordion Circle die, Pear Pizzazz ribbon

There will be lots of spooky inspiration on Karen’s Facebook page.  Grab your broom and head over to see what the other designers have created!  Hugs, Fran

Boo Boxes

Larger Than Life 03

How about a little Halloween Gift box that spells out “Boo” as you turn it?  Easy, easy to make with the new Gift Box punch board and the Larger Than Life stamp set!

Larger Than Life 04

On the 4th side I added the skeleton from Freaky Friends –

Larger Than Life 05

I did the images in White Craft ink – and I think the next time I’ll emboss them so they stand out even more. But it’s a cute, fast idea for small candies and I’m going to need a few of them.  Hugs, Fran

Santa Stache

Santa Stache 01

Holiday Mini fun!  When I first saw this set – Santa Stache – I wasn’t sure what I thought! After a bit of playing around with the set and matching mustache die, I think it’s fun!  So here is a case of the catalog sample with a few changes using the set, die and blendabilities.


Stamp Set – Santa Stache, Christmas Bliss

Card stock – Whisper White, Under the Tree DSP

Ink – Memento Tux Black, Cherry Cobbler

Etc – Mustache die, Cherry Cobbler and skin tone Blendabilities

This is the reverse of what usually happens to me.  Usually I love a set and then can’t figure out how to use it – so I’m happy!  Hugs, Fran

Flower Vintage

Flower Shoppe 07

This card is for the Splitcoast September Creative Crew challenge to focus on the Typeset Designer Series paper.  I embossed the Very Vanilla with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake,  On the Typeset panel I sponged and added my sentiment (heat embossed) and flowers from Flower Shop.  Then I splattered Espresso ink on the card by tapping an aqua painter against my bone folder.


Stamp Sets – Flower Shoppe, Four You, I Love Lace

Card stock -Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Typeset Designer Series paper
Ink – Memento Tux Black, Versamark, Crumb Cake

Etc – Black embossing powder, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder,Pansy Punch, Oval Framelits, Vanilla Seam Binding, Flower Frenzy Bigz L die

I hope you’ll take some time to play along with the September challenges!  Hugs, Fran


Lovely Romance

Lovely Romance 01

Here’s another Splitcoast Creative Crew challenge card.  The challenge is to create a card for Grandparents Day with a vintage look.  When I think of my grandparents, I think “amazing” – so Lovely Romance was the stamp set!

Lovely Romance 01 flat

First I embossed the Very Vanilla with the Beautifully Baroque stamp set, then stamped I Love Lace over the top.  The next Vanilla layer is Postcard with Lovely Romance – and it’s topped with Bloom with Hope and the sentiment from Lovely Romance.


Stamp Sets – Lovely Romance, I Love Lace, Postcard, Bloom with Hope

Card stock – Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Ink –  Early Espresso,Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette

Etc – Beautifully Baroque and Fan embossing folder, lace, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz Stampin Write Markers, pearls

You can play along with this month’s challenges here!  Hugs, Fran

Dimensional Snapshot

Snapshot 02

One of the Splitcoast Creative Crew Challenges this month is to use Dimensionals!  That’s an easy one because I use them on everything :)  I used the single stamp, Snapshot, and stamped the camera 3 times.  Then I cut each layer apart and stacked them back together again using Dimensionals between each layer.

Snapshot 02 side

Snapshot 02 flat


Stamp Sets – Snapshot, Bravo

Card stock – Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Confetti Celebration DSP

Ink – Memento Tux Black

Etc – Star Framelits, Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate Blendabilities, Dimensionals

Hop on over to Spitcoast and play along!  Hugs, Fran


Wondrous Wreath

Wondrous Wreath 01

Here’s a project that I did for the Splitcoast Creative Crew :)  The challenge is for the Scrapbook and More Focus: Make a treat and package it. Come play with us!

I used Wondrous Wreath and the new Cafe Bags to make this.  First I ran the bag through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder then I stamped the wreath. I punched a tiny hole using the smallest hand held punch to attach the Wooden Essential leaf. All the supplies are listed here.

Wondrous Wreath 01 close up




Wondrous Wreath has a matching die set and markers on the stamps so you can line them up.  It’s very easy to do.  The tag on the bag was made with For All Things which is a beautiful Fall set.  You can play along with all the challenges this month by heading here – 
Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/creative-crew-challenge-forum-f309/september-2014-play-along-challenges-t591543.html#ixzz3C9CvuvMA

Wondrous Wreath 01 detail


I’ll share more of my Creative Crew projects for this month tomorrow.  Hope you’ll play along.  Hugs, Fran

Get Your Santa On

Get Your Santa On 01

Today’s the day you can start ordering from the Holiday Mini!  The Gift Box Punch Board (135863) is my favorite product in the catalog.  Here is a little box made with the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper and Get Your Santa on stamp set for the tag.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities to color the Santa and Cherry Cobbler ink to stamp the “JOY” banner.  Tied up with new Cherry Cobbler Linen ribbon, you have a sweet package to hold your gift!  Have fun making your Holiday Mini List and checking it twice!  Your package is sure to be nice :)  Hugs, Fran

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