You’re a Star

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I needed a birthday card so I decided to try out one of Karen Burniston’s videos on making a Spiral Pull Card with a character. I chose to put Poppy the Owl on the front and used the very fun Flashback Designer Series Paper with Pictogram Punches for the sentiment.

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Lots and Lots of stars – punches and framelits!  The cute little camera that Poppy is holding is from the Project Life stamp set Point & Click.



Stamp Sets – Pictogram Punches, Really Good Greetings, Point & Click

Card stock – Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer paper

Ink – Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party

Etc – Karen Burniston’s Spiral Pull Card and Poppy the Owl dies, Star Framelits, star punch, Beach House washi tape, Crystal Effects (camera lens)

Play along!  Watch the video and create one of your own!  Hugs, Fran



Quick Halloween Treat

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Need a quick trick for Halloween festivities this week?  How about a cute witch broom?  I used a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Crushed Curry and cut the long edge with my fringed scissors.  Wrap it around a 1 x 8 cello bag filled with treats and tie it up with Baked Brown Sugar twine.  To keep the cello bag closed, stamp an image from Tee Hee Hee, punch it out and attach it over the closure of the bag.

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Very cute, very fast – a perfect combo when you need something right now!  Hugs, Fran


Gentle Peace

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This is a new photopolymer set in the Holiday Mini Supplement called Gentle Peace.  I colored it with Blendabilities and mounted it on a layer embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder.


Stamp Set – Gentle Peace

Cardstock – Whisper White

Blendabilities – Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Old Olive, Skin Tones

Etc – Mosaic embossing folder


This is a great set for those of you who love to color!  Hugs, Fran

White Christmas

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Here’s my version of White Christmas – taken straight from the Holiday Mini.  Done on Shimmery White card stock, the image is stamped and then just the top is watercolored.  Shimmery White watercolors great!


Stamp Set – White Christmas

Card stock – Shimmery White

Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Soft Suede

Etc – Nordic Designer Buttons, All is Calm Washi tape

This is such a fun set to use – all sorts of images!  Hugs, Fran

Bravo Bokeh

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I saw a “new to me” technique called Bokeh and gave it a try.  The instructions called for paint on watercolor paper so I tried it with reinkers.  Wet your watercolor paper and use an aqua painter to apply reinkers all over the piece.  In this one I use Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Crushed Curry.  Dry with a heat gun.  Stamp your sentiment in Stazon. Punch some circles from a piece of acetate and use them as a stencil to make White Craft ink circles all over the finished front, Each one is different!

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Bravo is a great set for this technique because the words really stand out.


Stamp Set – Bravo

Card stock – Watercolor paper, Whisper White

Ink – Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Crushed Curry ( Island Indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron) White Craft ink

Etc – sequins

It’s always fun to try something new!  Hugs, Fran

Silver Ornaments

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Ornamental Pines has a beautiful ornament in the set.  I embossed it three times, cut it out and used the Silver Foil Vellum to show off all the sparkle.  The “Joy” is from the Wondrous Wreath Framelits.


Stamp Set – Ornamental Pine

Card stock – Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Silver Vellum

Ink – Versamark

Etc – Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Silver ribbon, Silver thread, silver embossing powder.

Let it shine!  Hugs, Fran

Mingle All the Way Wine Topper

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Nothing like a bottle of something sparkly as a gift for someone special!  This wine bottle topper uses the super cute Mingle All The Way as the perfect stamp for this tag.  The tag itself is 3 1/2″ x 9 ” scored at 3″.  The bottle neck opening is 1 3/4″  I embellished the tag with Silver Glimmer paper and a cute, cute tag from Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (page 7 in the Holiday mini – 135865)  Then I stamped the sentiment and added some Dazzling Details in the glass.

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Stamp Set – Mingle All the Way

Card stock – Garden Green, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer

Ink – Memento Tux Black

Etc – Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendabilities, Star embossing folder, Banner Framelits, Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler ribbon, 1 3/4″ circle punch

So now I have something cute to dress up my gift giving this holiday season – and so do you!  Hugs, Fran

Yo Ho Ho – Day 2 Designer Challenge

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It’s Day 2 of the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Challenge.  The theme is masculine and I’ve done a masculine Double High Katie Label Pivot Card for you today using The Open Sea and the Maritime Designer Series paper.

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I love making these Double High cards – and Karen has a great video to teach you how to make them.


Stamp Sets – The Open Sea, Remembering Your Birthday, Fabulous Four

Card Stock – Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Maritime DSP

Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Night of Navy

Etc – Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot, Accordion Fancy Label and Agatha Edges, Circle Framelits, Candy Dots

There are lots of great ideas on Karen’s Facebook page.  Go check them out!  Hugs, Fran

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