Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Girly or Ghouly

I say “Ghouly!”

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This challenge is a Halloween challenge – Girly or Ghouly.  I started with the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Accordion Circle Card die, the Bat Stencil, Iron Fence Pop Up AND the Halloween Scene die!  Yep – I went a little crazy!

PIU Circle Accordion 04 frontAnd as you peer through the card, you’ll see it just gets worse 🙂

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On the left inside panel I continued with the fence and spider – cutting out the center of the Accordion Circle die.

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The center panel uses the Halloween Charms dies – ghost and pumpkins.  Love the 3-D ghost!

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The bats and spiders are cut from Stampin UP’s Black Glimmer paper and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun.  And it was fun putting this scene together.  Make sure you check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog for more spooky or girly inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

Cookie Cutter Pop It Ups

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I’ve combined some of my favorite things on this card – Christmas, Pop It Ups and Gingerbread Men!  The front of this card uses some of the new Stampin Up Holiday Mini sets – Candy Cane Christmas and Cookie Cutter Christmas and a new Pop It Ups die – Anita Frames Pop It Ups!

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Isn’t the Anita Frames Pop It Ups fun?  And it’s really easy to assemble – love that!  My gingerbread men are enjoying it too 🙂  They come with a matching punch that made this card super easy to put together!  Hugs, Fran

Hang Your Stockings

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This is one of the cards we are making this morning in my Christmas Stamp a Stack.  It uses the soon to be released Hang Your Stockings and matching die.  The colors are Emerald Envy, Real Red and Mint Macaron – which I wasn’t sure about but is very pretty.  There is a sweet holly trinket attached to the top of the stocking.  The stocking dies will be a favorite!  Hugs, Fran

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Christmas Pines is a huge set – 22 pieces – with a matching die!  There are several different sizes of pine boughs and pine cones.  It also has some very pretty sentiments.  This simple card also uses a cut out from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series paper.  Hugs, Fran

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek Twinkle Trees

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Coming September 1! This sweet tree is from a set called Twinkle Trees.  It has several stamps that create a kind of Bokeh effect when used together.  My card is done on a notecard (3 1/2 x 5) and uses Emerald Envy, Mint macaron, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler – and sequins!  🙂  I can’t wait to show you more samples of this set!  Hugs, Fran

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek Star of Light

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There are so many gorgeous stamps in the upcoming Holiday Mini and this one might be my favorite – Star of Light stamp and Starlight Thinlit dies.  Using a Pool Party base, Gold foil and Bermuda Bay, the die cuts create a very light, beautiful star. And it comes in a bundle!  I used So Saffron in the background and some sequins to finish this card.  Excited?  Me too! Available September 1.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Flower or Flour

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Flower or Flour?  I chose flower.  The front of my card features the flower die from Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand surrounding at heart stamped with Layering Labels.  The card size is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2.

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On the inside I stenciled the flower pot with Karen’s flower Stage it Stencil.  The flowers are done in white with a So Saffron heart on a wire in the center.

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Check out all the other cards on Karen’s blog and Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran

Amazing Rocky

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Guess what I watched last night?  The opening ceremonies of the Olympics!  And it inspired me to make this card.  Whoever was the first person to figure out how to make the flag using the Swirly Bird dies is a genius and I salute you!  I used it for the front of my patriotic card.

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Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop It Up die to make a platform for Rocky – who has clearly won the gold!  The bottom of the stand is just covered with a piece of Real Red. The sentiment is from Banners for You with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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The Olympic circles are and medal are punches and circle dies.  (The punch for the circles is the 1 1/4″ with a circle die to the outside.)  Doesn’t he look happy to win!  Hugs, Fran

Weather Together Shaker

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Let’s shake up the weather!  This card uses Weather Together as a Shaker card.  I started by die cutting a circle and used the adhesive foam strips around the circle to make the holder for the sequins.  The easiest way to do this is to remove the paper from both sides of the strips.  Then it goes around any shape without any cutting or stress.  Add a window sheet to the back and stamp your sentiment in Stazon.  Stamp and die cut the umbrella and place it on top.  Use more adhesive foam strips around the edge of the front piece and adhere it to your card base.

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Then shake it!  So cute and easy!  Hugs, Fran

Flower Pot Surprise

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This simple 6 x 6 card holds a fun surprise –

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A Pop It Up Flower Pot Stand coming soon from Karen Burniston!  You really have to see it in action – the pot folds flat and practically explodes when you open the card!

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I used some retired Stampin Up paper to create this pot.  The butterflies are on wires and everything fits nicely inside the card.  What a wonderful way to surprise a friend!  Go to Karen’s blog or Facebook page to see what else is coming soon.  Hugs, Fran

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