Paper Pros December Challenge – Let’s Twist

The December Paper Pros challenge is “Let’s Twist” so of course I had to grab my Karen Burniston Twist Panel die and make some Christmas cards.  I started with the cute Riley image, Christmas Wreath.  I colored the moose twice with Copics and paper pieced his head so it pops up through the wreath.  The background paper is Stampin Up’s Be Merry DSP (from the main catalog.)  And the sentiment is a Riley sentiment from Moose Sayings 1.

But as with all of the KB Dies – the magic happens within!  Inside I used the amazing Twist Panel die and the Riley Elf Riley image.  The elves pop right out of the card when opened!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll check out what the other Pros have created for this challenge.  Hugs, Fran

 

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge – Trees Please

The December Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team is Trees Please.  I started with a 6 x 6 card front featuring Stampin Up’s Year of Cheer Designer paper, a foil snowflake, Snowflake sentiments stamp set and white Glimmer paper.  Everything is edged in Gold Foil paper.  and see the scallop edging on the right side – remember that 🙂   The sentiment is embossed in gold and accented with silver thread and a gold facetted gem.

When you open the card…………….

The Tree Pop Up is snowy white with gold accents.  The gold trim around the base of the tree is from the Snowman Twist Circle die and the straight scallop is from the Tag Book die.  Fun!

 

The tree pieces were done with a beaded embossing paste and dots mask.  My jar was almost empty and I really had to scrape to finish the project!  But the sparkle was worth it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll enjoy all the other team member’s projects too!  Hugs, Fran

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

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

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

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

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

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

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com


Happy Winter Tag Book Tag

Oh goodness, I’ve been gone for a long time!  So here you go – a post and an explanation!  This cute card uses Karen Burniston’s new Tag Book die turned so that it’s a vertical tag.  I used Stampin Up’s the beautiful Year of Cheer DSP adhered to the retired brushed gold card stock,  along with a Gold foil snowflake and the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set to decorate the front.  After covering the front of the Tag Book with the DSP, I added a foil snowflake, gold thread, then a white Glimmer paper snowflake, and a silver Faceted Gem.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then punched out with the Everyday Label punch.  The top is tied off with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon. Sparkle!

 

The Tag Book drops open (like a tag!)  I’ve die cut the center of the two little squares and used the trim piece to sandwich the snowflake from the KB Charm set on a piece of clear fishing string and finished the inside off with a snowman from her Snowman Twist Circle die.  To make his little scarf, I die cut the hat band 4 times and pieced it together.  The die cut words are from the Winter Words die. The tag is finished off with a loop of gold floss that is long enough to go through both top circles on the closed tag so you can hang it on your package.

Here’s a close up of the details and also a better idea of the actual color!  All the sparkle was really keeping it from photographing correctly 🙂

If you’re still reading, my mother has been sick and I am taking this time to spend it with her.  I will continue to post here but it will be sporadic.  Thanks for understanding and I hope you’ll continue to check back.  Hugs always, Fran

Paper Pros Winter Birthday Challenge

 

This month’s Paper Pro Winter Birthday came just in time because Winter birthday cards and tags are a must in my household!  We have 5 December birthdays – plus some in January and February!  I used the new Karen Burniston Tag Book die turned vertically to make a birthday shaker tag.  The paper is Stampin Up’s Year of Cheer Specialty paper and Silver and Red Foil.  The flower die cut is from Altenew,  Inside the shaker piece are an assortment of sequins in white and silver.

Inside I embossed Stampin Up’s Flirty Flowers in silver to extend up the tag. I added some pretty silver ribbon and red twine to finish it off.  The twine will pull through both holes to hold it closed.  The Tag Book makes an awesome tag!  Enjoy all the other creations for this challenge by following the links below.  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 Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge – Gingerbread!

Thoughts of Christmas bring yummy treats to mind and today we are celebrating gingerbread AND a new die – the Tag Book die –

1023 Tag Book  I started with Real Red and a cute image from Whimsy Stamps made into a little shaker.

Inside is a scene of a Gingerbread family getting ready for Christmas.  I used the gingerbread men and Christmas tree from the Winter Charm die set.  I chose to stencil the faces that are included with the die.  The package and wreath are from the Sleigh die.

Isn’t this die fun?  It measures 3 x 6 and can be mailed.  And it’s so easy to put together!  (Big plus this time of year!)

On the back I add another tag with a holly punch design as a space to write a message.  Have fun seeing all the other gingerbread creations!  Hugs, Fran

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

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

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

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

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

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

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Snowflake Sentiment Christmas Tree


There’s something about this gold paper that makes everything beautiful!  It’s called Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper and each piece has a metallic foil design.  Here I added a gold embossed sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments and a gold snowflake,  It’s a 4 1/2 x 6 card.

 

Inside is the Christmas Tree Pop Up by Karen Burniston using a gold foil Snowflake doily as a tree skirt.  The tree is decorated with gold ornaments (included with the die!)

Very simple, very shiny!  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros – Holiday Cards

Today is the Paper Pro Monthly Challenge – Holiday Cards!  I chose to use Beachy Little Christmas to make an untraditional Christmas card.  The card stock and Designer paper are Marina Mist.  I stamped the tree and the shells in Momento Tux black and colored them with Copic markers.  The front panel is die cut with a stitched rectangle die.  The shells are covered with Glossy Accents and Dazzling Details.

It’s hard to see the sparkle but in real life – it sparkles!  But the fun happens when you open the card!

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Twist Panel Pop Up die.  Each little beach house is colored in the same colors from the front and the surf boards are covered in Glossy Accents and Dazzling Details.  The cute banners across the top sport the little shells.

Make sure to check out the other Holiday Cards by the Paper Pros.  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

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com

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

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

KB Design Team Challenge – G-G-G-Ghosts

It’s time for another Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge and this month it’s Ghosts!  I’ve create a large 6 x 6 Basic Black card stock base card to share today.  The tombstones from the Halloween Scene dies were stamped in Basic Gray ink on Smoky Slate card stock using SU’s Marbled background stamp.  The bats and pumpkin are from Halloween Elements and the fence is from Karen’s House & Fence Pop Up.  The background is Distressed Oxide inks pounced and sprayed  and smooched until I liked the results 🙂  I added black Nuvo drops scattered around the scene.

The inside uses Karen’s Flower Pot die as a big tombstone with ghosts flying out of it!  I repeated most of the outside elements to the inside and added some retired Halloween stamps as a greeting.

The ghosts are attached to strips of acetate to make them float.  The bricks on the tombstone/flower pot are done with SU’s brick stencil and embossing paste tinted with Smoky Slate re-inker.   I went over the bats and pumpkins with Shimmer pen – gotta have glitter!

Have fun checking out all the other spooky creations from the team!  Hugs, Fran

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

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

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

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

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

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Smitten

Here’s a fun 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Christmas card using the new set in the Holiday mini called Smitten Mitten.  The set has a matching die that makes cute mittens with all sorts of patterns and accessories.  I used the knit trim across the top and a snowflake to decorate.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and die cut using Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die in white and Pool Party. The patterned paper is Stamping Ups Quilted Christmas Cardstock pack.

And inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die and her Winter Animals dies.  I used the penguins to make a scene with the Nature’s Edges die – penguins making snowmen with the snowman watching.  What a fun card!

There’s still time to join me on October 7th for my World Card Making Day Christmas Stamp a Stack.  Check here for more information.  Hugs, Fran

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