I love the large, background stamps. This one is Definitely Dahlia – in Delightful Daffodil! That’s a mouthful! I paired it with Basic Black to make it pop. I can’t find the sentiment. Not only can I not find it on my shelf, I can’t find it in the catalog. Sigh….do you know in which set it belongs? Hugs, Fran
This is a case of a card in the back of the Holiday Mini, Fun to do – but I had to do some “figuring” to get the look I wanted. The new Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies are cut in Vellum card stock. With the way the card ended up – I think I’d use the Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum that is the first mat on the card. But……Then I cut the Edgelit dies in Whisper White and just cut off the small images and adhered the to the card behind each image. Does that make any sense? I used Versatile Christmas for the sentiment. This will be my “go-to” set this season! The little embellishment is small and light. You’ll love them! Hugs, Fran
Here’s my Holiday catalog case of Embellished Ornaments. I used Mossy Meadow and Red Foil to make the ornaments – and the new Precision Base Plate. Wow! It’s amazing! Just a forward and back pass through my Big Shot and all those tiny pieces in the ornament die cut clean. The bottom piece on the card is the new Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum. Hint – it’s thin. Be careful to only have one sheet in your hand when you cut it!
Crafting today will be at a minimum so I can clean out the garage for our upcoming Rubber Stamp Garage Sale! Once a year my garage gets a good cleaning Hugs, Fran
A little Halloween Baker’s Box to fill with treats! The Baker’s Box is so easy to put together! The spider is an svg file from Miss Katie’s Cuttables with some extra circles added to the eyes – and some fun google eyes! On the bottom, I used the scallop border punch and added more eyes. The ribbon on the top is tied to one of the handles and the clothespin keeps the box shut. That way you can open it without having to untie the ribbon. Just something fun Hugs, Fran
Is it too early for Halloween?
1. Cut a piece of black card stock 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 and fold it in half to create your base.
2. Cut 2 pieces of Happy Haunting DSP Halloween paper (Holiday Mini catalog!) 3 3/8 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the inside.
3. Place your Rectangular Pull Card die, matching the alignment tab, and cut out.
4. Die cut and assemble Poppy the Owl making him as cute or scary as you’d like. Die cut 2 All Seasons Trees from black card stock. Cut two 2″ circles from white or vanilla.
5. Trim off most of the branches from the trees (do them at the same time so they match) and adhere one to the front of the card to create a branch. Add the circle as the moon and place Poppy on the branch.
6. Make 5 “bats” from the bow tie die in Props 2. Die cut the bow ties and use a hand held punch to punch the bottom of the wings. Karen also has a little tutorial on creating bats from Cocoa the Horse’s hair!
7. Match up the second branch to the inside left of your card. Adhere a moon to the spinner on the inside and decorate with bats and die cut words using Alphabet 1 or Peel Off stickers!
Cute or scary, it’s fun! Hugs, Fran
One more Inspiration Challenge card! This one is inspired by Frances Byrne (and her amazing scenes!) I did a mixed Circle/Ring Accordion Album using some Mo Manning digital stamps, Stampin Up sentiment, punches and paper.
I also used some Ring Frame Edges on the middle pieces. The flag at the top is shown on both sides and makes the card measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Then I sprinkles stars all around – various punches and dies Make sure to hop over to Karen’s Facebook page to check out all the challenge pieces! They really are inspiring!.
This card is fashioned after one Caz Counsell made when these dies were first introduced. I used the Merry & Bright stamp on the front and…
2 Jollys on the inside! They are loading Santa’s sleigh – with a gift card behind them. This Sleigh die is so much fun and I just love Jolly! On the right “Jolly”, I snipped off his tail (“cut off his tail with a carving knife” – sorry, couldn’t help it!) and tucked it in behind him so it wouldn’t stick out of the card.
I could have made a card for each member of the team and hopefully we’ll do something like this again. In the meantime, check out everyone’s creations on Karen’s Facebook page! Hugs, Fran
This month’s challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team may be the hardest challenge we’ve ever done – select another DT member’s card to case! There are SO many great cards and it was so hard to make a choice! For today’s card, I chose one from the Red, White or Blue challenge that Shelly Hickox did in all white!
I did it up in color using the same Circle Accordion Album die – but I used the new Merry Christmas Pop Stand die to create the trees in the middle.
When you open it up – there’s Ruby waiting to greet you! The wreath in the middle is Stampin UP’s Wondrous Wreath, stamped twice so it shows on both sides.
The little trees are hanging from fishing line and there is lots of Crystal Effects on the wreath, Rudys’ nose and wreath.
I also added a banner to the last panel so you can write a greeting. The stamp is Karen’s Merry & Bright!
Make sure you check Karen’s Facebook page to see all the creations this month! Hugs, Fran
This is a sweet little single stamp called Get Well Soup. It’s a great image to color! The image is large-ish, so I left the card fairly simple. Colored with Copics and using a punched heart, this is a nice way to create a fun greeting.
You still have time to win the Sprinkles of Life 3-D pattern. Leave your comment here.
Today is the Creative Circle’s August Blog Hop – Sprinkles of Life Ice Cream Parlor. I used Watermelon Wonder DSP and the Brick embossing folder to create this one! It easily holds 3 cards and envelope when the lid is raised. I used the Circle Framelits to make my “handle” for the lid.
I used Chalk Lines in White Stazon to embellish the windows.
You can change the look by simply changing the Designer Series paper. Here it is made up in the Sweet Li’l Things DSP with a Lots of Labels Framelits handle. The pattern can be purchased here. Can’t wait to make it up for Halloween and Christmas!! Want a chance to win this file? Leave a comment below telling me how you imagine this house made up! There will be a winner on August 10th from each blog on this hop – so make sure you see them all! Hugs, Fran
ETA- Congratulations to Cyndi! You’ve won the pattern!
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