Glossy Resist

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My friend Mary Ann brought me a stack of glossy card stock! ¬†So we had a little play ūüôā ¬†This is the basic resist technique – stamp the images with Versamark and brayer ink over the entire surface. ¬†Gently wipe off the excess ink and you’re done! ¬†I added a little butterfly and sentiment, die cut it out with a stitched rectangle and put it on a mat and card base. ¬†Easy – and fun! ¬†Thanks, Mary Ann! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Color Me Acorny

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This is a case of a card on page 36 of the new catalog! ¬†Such pretty colors! ¬†I changed up the embossing folder and used the new Floral Affection folder. ¬†The doily is a gold doily – just flipped over to the white side. ¬†The colors are Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum, ¬†and Pool Party on a Crumb Cake base. ¬†Love these colors ūüôā ¬†Hugs, Fran

For Your Shower

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Here’s a 6 x 6 Shower card made with Karen Burniston’s Stage It Stencils – Rain, and Baby¬†Charms. ¬† ¬†The Night of Navy base was cut 6 x 11 and scored at 6″. ¬†This leaves you a 1″ area at the bottom for your sentiment. ¬†The rain was done in a Micorbead¬†Embossing paste and Wisteria Wonder ink.

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This is the inside (and kind of the outside too!)  The sentiment is computer generated.  Hugs, Fran

Golden Pineapple

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Nothings says “Thank You” like a golden pineapple! ¬†This wonderful background stamp was stamped in Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. ¬†The gold sequin are a fun embellishment.

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The card stock is the Shimmery White card stock paired with Gold Foil. ¬†Again, I stamped the sentiment on vellum. ¬†(I’m seeing a pattern here!) ¬†Hugs, Fran

Painter’s Palette – Catalog Copy

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This is a case of the Painter’s Palette card on page 119 on the new catalog. ¬†I used Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach inks with Playful Palette Designer Series paper. ¬† Isn’t the vellum strip so pretty behind the easel? ¬†I love how it softens the Sweet Sugarplum DSP. ¬†This is a design I will use over and over! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Gorgeous (Grunge) In Colors

All together now!

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All the new In-Colors using Gorgeous Grunge and Layering Love.  I was inspired by several cards Рon Pinterest and Splitcoast Рand finally ended up with this.  I almost went with butterflies Рmight have to make another!  The sentiment is from Layering Love in the New Catalog!  Hugs, Fran

Gift of Love

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Gift of Love is a new hostess set – ¬†a 2-step stamp and it’s so pretty! ¬†I used the Watercolor Wash background stamp along with Gorgeous Grunge. ¬†The sentiment is stamped on vellum and the flower is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Flirty Flamingo. ¬†Those new Adhesive strips made it so easy to pop up the flower ūüôā ¬†Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Challenge Day 2 – Busy Baker

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This month’s challenge is stencils! ¬†I used Karen Burniston’s new Stage It Stencil – Cherries Layering. ¬†This fun stencil has the cherries on one end and the stems on the other. ¬†Put them together and this is what you get! ¬†This card is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and the cherries are stenciled with pearlescent embossing paste colored with Real Red ink. ¬†Can you see the shine?

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The stems are done in Garden Green ink. ¬†It makes such a pretty background. ¬†Baker the Beaver is celebrating with cherry cupcakes while on an action wobble! ¬†The cupcake is part of Baker’s die and the cherry is from Stampin Up’s Cupcake builder punch. (retiring)

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Make sure to check Karen’s blog to see all the wonderful ideas using stencils! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Pop It Ups Design Team Challenge Day 1

The May Design Team Challenge is using the new Stage It Stencils by Karen Burniston! ¬†These stencils are super fun! ¬†They have 2 designs on each stencil that can be used as is or combined to make one darling design! ¬†Today I’m using the Baby Pajamas stencil and Baby Clear stamp, along with Stampin Up’s Something for Baby stamp set and matching die all on a¬†Accordion Rectangle card. ¬†There’s also a surprise in the middle ūüôā

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This is the front.  I start by stenciling the baby pajama in pink with red hearts on my paper and then die cutting the Accordion Rectangle pieces.  The pram is stamped in Wisteria Wonder.

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When you open it up, there’s a new matching baby pajama charm hanging in the center.

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I sandwiched the Baker’s Twine between the patterned paper and the card stock. ¬†Then I added some elements from Something For Baby.

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I found a sweet poem about baby girls to decorate the third Rectangle. ¬†So sweet! ¬†Make sure to check out Karen’s blog to see all the other amazing cards from the design team using her new products! ¬†Hugs, Fran

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