Sneak Peek From the Herd

From the Herd 01

Time for a sneak peek!  This is From the Herd – a set coming out in the Occasions Mini starting January 6th!  (Can you believe we’re talking about a new year?)  This fun set has a main image and lots of cute, cute sayings.  I chose to make a window card with the Oval Framelits so the animals could peek through.  The Crumb Cake card stock was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.  I used a ruler to draw lines and add “nails.”

From the Herd 01 open

Since the image is large, I added the inside greeting to the opposite side of the front greeting.  The animals were colored with Blendabilities – there are new colors in the catalog!!

From the Herd 01 detail

Aren’t they funny?   This will be a fun set!  Hugs, Fran

Stuffed Turkey

Mingle All the Way 04

My second card for Karen Burniston’s Design Team challenge is for Thanksgiving.  I used her Circle Accordion die and lots of punches to create a turkey!  My turkey is punched from Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso and Crushed Curry. The Designer Series paper is SU’s Color Me Autumn.  I went around the circle with the KB Rings Frame Edges 1 and lots of Cajun Craze Candy Dots.  The leaves are punched from the SU Bird punch and finished off with an Early Espresso button and twine.

Mingle All the Way 04 open

Inside shows off a greeting from Mingle All the Way (Holiday Mini).  I hope you’ll jump over to Karen’s Facebook page to see an “entire year” of ideas from all the designers!

Bright & Beautiful New Year

Bright&Beautiful 06

Today starts the Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge for December.  We were challenged to pick a holiday and make a card.  I chose New Years and Thanksgiving.  So here is New Years!.  For New Years, I used Karen’s Katie Label Accordion die turned  from portrait to landscape.  The video instructions can be found here.  The wonderful thing about this technique is that I could easily use Stampin Up’s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper!  I embossed the stars and sentiment from Bright & Beautiful in gold embossing powder and die cut them with the matching Framelits.

Bright&Beautiful 06 open

For the middle panel, I just omitted  the line about Christmas.  The little stars come from the negative part of Karen’s Star Edges.  It makes a very shiny New Year’s wish!


Poppy Spiral Birthday

Really Good Greetings 04

My oldest daughter had a special birthday yesterday – 30!  This is the card I made her using Karen Burniston’s Spiral Pull Card die, Poppy the Owl character die and lots of star stamps.  The sentiment on the front is from Pictogram Punches and Poppy’s little camera is from Project Life Point and Click.  I added Crystal Effects to the lens.

Really Good Greetings 04 open

Pull cards are so much fun to make and receive!  I used the spiral included with the die and added lots of stars!  To make Poppy on both sides, I simply copied an idea from Karen Burniston and made two, glued back to back.  The inside sentiment is from Really Good Greetings – which is a perfect name for this set.

Really Good Greetings 04 detail

Beach House Washi tape is across the bottom of the card.  We celebrate 4 birthdays in December so I better get busy!  Hugs, Fran



National Bathtub Day

Amazing Birthday 03

Just in case you’re celebrating National Bathtub Day tomorrow, I thought I’d share a card!  The challenge is to make a card for “another” holiday in December – and I chose this one.  Using the Bokeh technique, I created a bubbly background with Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Pool Party inks.  The sentiment is from Amazing Birthday.  To make the bubbles on the tag, I used my Stampin Mist and Dazzling Details bottles as stamps.  Then, since it was out, I added Dazzling Details to some of the bubbles.

Amazing Birthday 03 open

The inside sentiment was created in My Digital Studio.  To play along with the Creative Crew, upload your own “holiday” card using the keyword CCREW1214HF CreativeCrew SUO.  To see all the projects for this month, head over to the Splicoast Creative Crew Gallery.  Hugs, Fran


Christmas Through the Window

Ornamental Pine 05 05 front


Another challenge card for the December Creative Crew on Splitcoast!  This challenge was to create a window on your card.  I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits – perfect!  The card size is a 5 x 5 and has Ornamental Pines stamped behind it.

Ornamental Pine 05 side

The candle on the front was hand cut and the flame is from the Bird punch.  I “dripped” Dazzling Diamonds down the side of the candle.

Ornamental Pine 05

The garland under the candle is made with he branch in the Bird punch – just like the flame.  Tie a bow with the Cherry Cobbler seam binding and you have a pretty window card. Play along by using the keyword CCREW1214CF, CreativeCrew, SUO.  Hugs, Fran


Project Life Ornaments

Project Life Ornament

One of the December Creative Crew challenges on Splitcoast is to use Project Life in any kind of project.  I used the Hello December Accessory Pack, the wooden embellishments to be exact, and created some ornaments or package tie ons.  The first one used the “joy” embellishment.  I painted it white, sprayed it with adhesive and rolled it in Dazzling Diamonds.  When that was dry I attached a fishing line down the middle of the “O” and added a snowflake from the Frosted Sequins with a rhinestone in the center.  Hang it from some Lost Lagoon ribbon with a jingle bell tied to the ribbon with silver ribbon.

Project Life Ornament 02

I also made one with “Noel.”  Hope you’ll play along with Creative Crew this month.  Use the keyword CCREW1214SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM.  Hugs, Fran

Deck the Paws

Hot Diggity Dog 03

The Creative Crew challenges on Splitcoast this month start with using non-traditional colors on a Christmas card.  I used Melon Mambo, Black and Tempting Turquoise – that’s non-traditional!  These pups from Hot Diggity Dog have just spotted the perfect tree!  The sentiment was done in My Digital Studio2.  Play along using the keyword CCREW1214DF, CreativeCrew, SUO

Tree Punch Tag

Tree Punch 01

This little tag is based on a card I saw on Pinterest.  I used the Tree Punch on a piece of Under the Tree DSP.   Create a 2 x 4 1/2 tag and punch it with one of the tag topper punches. On the tag piece underneath, I wrapped pieces of white satin ribbon and added pearls colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  Top with a star and tie a piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget that the Holiday Extravaganza Doorbusters start today!  Check out the list here – Online_Extravaganza_Products_US  Hugs, Fran

Stampers Blog © 2014 Frontier Theme