Twist Panel Pop

This 5 x 5 card holds a fun secret inside.  The outside uses a two new dies from Karen Burniston – the Cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up, rectangle from the Twist Panel Pop Up and the sentiment from Word Set 2.  Then you open it up to find….

And explosion of fun!  This twist panel is a die that does all the hard work for you!  I decorated the panels with the smaller cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up and stamped the 3rd panel with a small Happy Birthday stamp over and over in different colors.  The edge is done with a die from Karen’s new Nature Edges set.

It’s so easy to create these fun cards!  No more measuring and trying to make your own mechanism 🙂  Too much fun!  Hugs, Fran

Birthday Charm Accordion

This cute accordion card is a new die by Karen Burniston.  The card base is the Charm Accordion and it’s 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and the die cuts both pieces of this accordion at the same time.  The squirrel is one of her new Woodland Animals (there’s a squirrel, fox and raccoon!)  The little packages at the bottom are from the Birthday Charms die set.

The squirrel is two pieces – the body and the tummy.  The arms are free so it was east to add a package.  The face is drawn on using the openings in the die.

Here’s the inside.  The sentiment is from SU’s Painter’s Palette.  See the birthday hat?  It’s held onto the smaller piece with a jump ring die 🙂  Cute!

The packages are all from the the Birthday Charms too.  The entire set is darling!  You can find more information about the dies here.  Hugs, Fran

Create Every Day

Here’s another Crafting Forever card that was colored with watercolor pencils and an aqua painter on watercolor paper.  The rhinestones and Dazzling Detail dots are….well….they’re there!  The background paper is Melon Mambo.  (From Pop of Pink – but you could use any paper and just match the pot)  Hugs, Fran

Just a Note

Crafting Forever is a new and fun set!  I used the pen image and stamped it three times across a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Whisper White in Momento Tuxedo black ink.  I used Copics to color the pens and mounted it on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 4 1/4) piece of heavy white card stock.  The sentiment is from Better Together.  Its a simple card – fun to color!  Hugs, Fran

Copics used – RV29,RV25, Rv23, R000, YR68, B15, B16, B12, G16, YG09, YG07, YG06, BG000, Y00, Y35, Y28, C5, C3, C1, C00

Shooting Star at Night

Have you ever started a background and had it get totally out of hand?  Ha!  That’s what this one did!  I masked off a moon and then blended Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist and Night of Navy on white card stock and then dropped water on it and soaked it up with a paper towel.  I used a silver gel pen to make little dot-stars and then decided it needed foil stars – and more stars.  It was out of control!  Finally I die cut the slider die from Shooting Star and add the star spinner. I colored the “flame” with Copics and paper pieced the star in foil.  Well it’s something 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Eastern Beauty

Here’s a card using the Eastern Beauty bundle that’s available right now – well actually, just the vinyl stickers!  I made a shaker card by cutting the center of the vinyl sticker using a circle die.  After adding acetate behind the opening, I added more stickers.  The shaker part is black, gold and white sequins.  The sentiment is from Floral Phrases.

This is a case of the new catalog 🙂  These dies can do so many different things!  And the best part is you can get them now!  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros May Challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things

The Paper Pros are at it again with a new challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things!  One of my favorite things is Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot die.  Using a new Stamping Up Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy, I created a Mother’s Day card.  I die cut the heart in Wisteria Wonder and stamped the background with another new stamp, Wood Words, and heat embossed “with love” over the top.

On the inside I repeated the background stamping and stamped the sentiment from the retiring Oh So Succulent, on Whisper White and die cut a banner from the Thoughtful Banners set.  The Pool party strip is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and the Wisteria trim is punched with a border punch and placed underneath another strip of the DSP.  The Heart Pivot die is a “forever” die in my collection!

Make sure to check out what the other Pros have created this month!  Hugs, Fran

 

Balloon Shaker

I love shaker cards but have a terrible time deciding how much filler to put in them.  This one is stuffed!  But boy, does it shake!  I used the Balloon Adventure stamp set and matching die and Tasty Treats Specialty paper to make this card.  The Sprinkles Embellishments inside match the paper.  Very fun – if a little too full.  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros Spring Challenge

It’s spring!  This month the Paper Pros challenge is spring and that means flowers to me.  I used the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Hanging Charm pull card to create this one.  The paper is the Succulent Garden DSP with the bee from Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  The flowers are from the Pop It Ups Flower Pot dies.

The sentiment “Just beecause” is from Pun Intended and “thinking of you” is from Teeny tiny Wishes!  Yes, I was going through all my stuff:)

The bee is on a Mini Action Wobbler.  It gives it a little jiggle as you pull the card open.  I tied the pull tab off with some Succulent Garden and Mint Macaron ribbons.  Make sure to check out all the other spring influenced designs!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com

Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

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Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

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