Easter Berry Basket

Big Shot Berry Basket 01

Double your fun with this Berry Basket :)  I made this one out of Coaster Board and it is sturdy, sturdy, sturdy!  To do this, I cut the Berry Basket Die 4 times and assembled them 3/4 of the way – meaning on one piece for each basket I cut off one flap.  Cut a piece of Coaster Board 3 x 6 and layer the 3/4 baskets on top of it.  Line the inside with some of the Best Year Ever DSP and make a long edge to go around the basket.  The handle is a 1/2 x 12 piece of Coaster Board.  Decorate and fill with lots of Easter candy – it can handle it!  Hugs, Fran

Sweet Laughter

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I seem to be focusing on laughter this week :)  This is the Sweet Laughter set in the Spring Mini.  This clean and simple card is a 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White base with a 3 1/2 x 3 center piece stamped with the image and colored with Copic markers.  I added some Sweet Sadie washi tape and a Subtle button – done!  Clean and simple – and sweet!  Hugs, Fran

Make ‘Em Laugh (or maybe just smile)

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Second day of the Make ‘Em Laugh Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team.  This card might just “squeeze by” as funny.  The card is 6 x 6 and uses the Beach Edges and Palm Tree and Pail dies along with some of the words from the Photopolymer stamp set Countless Sayings #2.

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The inside finds Rocky taking a bath in the Bathtub Pop Stand die under the palm trees!  The sentiment is from So You.

Bathtub Pop Stand 01 detail

The tub and bubbles are made from white Shimmer Sheets.  Pop over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the rest of the cards for this challenge!

Groovy Baby March Designer Challenge

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Today is the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge for March – Funny Cards!  I started with Whiskers the Cat, the Oval and Rectangular Accordion dies and Flashback Designer Series paper.  Whiskers is looking pretty sharp in his 70’s garb and bling glasses!  His scarf is the collar with a hand cut little piece at the end. “Groovy” is from Groovy Love.

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Inside is a sentiment from one of the SU Photopolymer stamps – Bombs Away Birthday. It has some really fun sayings.  You can “rock on” by heading over Facebook to Karen’s page to see what all the other designers have created this month!

Sweet Bookworm

Rectangular Pull Card 03

Here’s another practice piece made into a Pop It Ups Rectangular Pull card.  It was a long, snowy winter and I did lots of these – hope you don’t get bored!  The image in Saturated Canary’s Reader colored with Copic markers.  I used Real Red card stock and Marina Mist Designer Series paper and ribbon for the card.

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Inside is the Pop It Ups piece that comes with the Rectangular Pull Card die.  The sentiment is from Four You in Real Red.  This has become one of my favorite dies because so many things fit on it!  Hugs, Fran

Beautiful Sympathy

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This is a Pop It Ups Rectangular Accordion card using some Elizabeth Craft Design Flower Quartet peel off stickers, Silk microfine glitter and Copics to color it.  The Designer Series paper is from the SU Spring Mini – Painted Blooms – and it’s all tied off with some Hello Honey ribbon.  The paper is so gorgeous it’s hard to decide which piece to use!

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I used the sentiment in Love & Sympathy for the inside.  It’s stamped in Wild Wasabi.  Els has a great video on YouTube on how to use the stickers with glitter and Copics.  They really make a card sparkle!  Hugs, Fran

For the Birds

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This simple card was made using the Stylish Stripes embossing folder on each end of the card stock so that there is an empty spot to decorate in the middle.  It was inspired by one on Pinterest done by Kerry Bunting.  She used a different EF and stamp set – but the idea is the same.  For the Birds would make a cute set of cards using this technique.

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I masked off the words, stamped the image and then stamped the words to the side and colored the image with Blendabilities.  Hugs, Fran

Birthday Pull Card

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It’s been snowing here – really, really snowing.  17 inches of snow!  So I’ve been coloring :)  This is Saturated Canary’s Ellie’s Birthday on a Pop It Ups Rectangular Pull Card using Remembering Your Birthday as the sentiment on Best Year Ever Designer Series paper – colored with Copic markers!  Did I mention we had a big snow?

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When you open it up, balloons from Pop It Ups Props 2 and packages from the Evergreen Pivot card decorate the inside.

Rectangular Pull Card 09 detail

And the sentiment says it all!  I’ve pulled everything I own out while doing this card! (Did I mention it snowed?) Hugs, Fran

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