Category: Big Shot

Those Beautiful Tranquil Tulips

This is my case of the Tranquil Tulips card on page 223 – just in Berry Burst with the Oh My Stars embossing folder in the background.  The leaves are Lemon Lime Twist and are stamped on a Lots of Labels Framelit.

This card also uses Tranquil Tulips in Berry Burst with some Old Olive DSP in the background.  What a beautiful Hostess set!  Makes you want to have a party, doesn’t it?  🙂  Hugs, Fran

Coffee Cafe Gift Card Holder

This is one of my favorite styles of gift card holders (and one of my favorite gift cards!)  The front of the holder is simply strips of the Coffee Break Designer Series paper and matching card stock that has been run through the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars embossing folder.

The gift card holder is made by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and scoring at 4 1/2, 5 1/2,and 6 1/2.  Pinch the fold to the inside and adhere only at the bottom of the fold and use the slot die in the matching die set to cut the opening.

Stamp the sentiment and share with a friend 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Coffee Cafe

This is my sort-of-case of the card on page 30.  There are lots of cute cards on this page featuring the new Coffee Break Suite!  I made my card a full size (A2) card using the Coffee Cafe stamp set with it’s matching dies.  This card has a little pocket on the front to hold a Starbucks card.  Since I didn’t have any Pool Party ribbon, I chose to use burlap and added some Pool Party hearts.

Check out the stopper in the coffee cup!  So cute!  Hugs, Fran

Flirty Flowers

Here’s a fun card that bright and cheery!  Using the new set, Flirty Flowers, I stamped the image at different heights across the bottom of the white card stock.  On a few of the images I wiped off some stems before stamping so that it fits better.  The little flowers and leaves were colored with Stampin Write Markers – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzaz.  The bottom scallop is done with the die from Seasonal Layers (yep, using THAT one a lot!)  I used some scraps of Melon Mambo DSP to edge the white and tied it off with what turned out to be Crushed Curry ribbon.  Close enough 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Dazzled

Using pieces from Pocketful of Sunshine, I created a tag that’s a pocketful of sparkle!  Starting with a rounded tag, I used a stencil to sponge the rays and then misted it with some shimmer spray.  The sunshine is punched with a 1 3/4″ circle punch that I covered with Wink of Stella.  The sun glasses were stamped in black and heat embossed in clear, ice cut with the matching die and covered with Wink of Stella.  I heat embossed the sentiment in black and added some rhinestones and enamel stars.  The scallop at the bottom is done with the scallop die in the Seasonal Layer Thinlits and sandwiched between the tag and a blank tag that was adhered on the back.  It sparkles 🙂

Twist Panel Birthday

Some Birthday fun today!  I used the cute Designer paper Birthday Memories to create this card.  The fun part about this paper is that the characters can be fussy cut from the paper and used as is!  There is also a matching stamp set that has stamps of many of the images.  But the REAL fun here is in inside 🙂

I used Karen Burniston’s new Twist Panel Pop Up to make the card!  Again, the images are fussy cut from the paper and are marching across the panel.

Here’s a closer look at the panel.  Such a fun die – no measuring!! Hooray!  Just die cut, assemble and go!  Perfect to pair with this paper 🙂  Hugs, Fran

At the Market

The Wood Crate Framelit creates these cute little boxes that can be used in a lot of different ways.  I paired it with the Wood Texture Designer paper, stamped a bit and came up with two treat holders.

This one is  the crate with a label.  I used the new Pretty Label punch to punch a piece of Cajun Craze stamped with the floral stamp in the Wood Words stamp set and added the rooster and sentiment on a circle punch.  A bit of linen thread finishes the label.

For this one, I stamped an image from Tuscan Vineyard in Early Espresso on the crate.  It looks like it was wood burned into the paper.  Then I added treats in cello bags and tied them off with ribbon.  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros June Challenge – Masculine Cards

(ETA – I goofed!  This was for this Tuesday – not last Tuesday! I’m a week ahead!)  Just in time for Father’s Day, the Paper Pros are sharing masculine cards.  I started with Guy Greetings (my “go to masculine” stamp set) and some retired paper.  I colored just the pants on the strong man and accented the word Father with a hand drawn line.  But the fun is in the inside 🙂

On the inside I used the new Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop Up card.  These style of cards are SO much fun, and the new die takes all the guess work and measuring out of the equation!  Just die cut and go!  I added a little message strip on the left side by just folding a strip of vanilla card stock and tucking it in the fold.  The banner die across the top comes with the set – so easy!  Have fun checking out all the other ideas from 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 Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is my current favorite set in the new Annual Catalog!  They are just so cute!  I started this card with Playful Background and the Diagonal Stripes background stamps.  The colors are the new In Color, Powder Pink, and Black.  The die used is Karen Burniston’s new Katherine Label Pop Up (1011). It has some pretty labels that I used to make a frame around the opening.  The label the pig is on is embossed with a cloud embossing folder.

As you open the card the main label twists to the inside.  Here you can kind of see the Crystal Effects on the “bubble” part of the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  I can’t use this stamp without Crystal Effects!  You can also see how I used a black marker to go around the edge of the Diagonal Stripes label to make it pop.

On the inside I used the new cloud stencil and embossing paste and another label die cut.  Doesn’t this little piggy look happy flying in the clouds?  The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark on a black strip and heat embossed.  It’s attached on a piece of window sheet so it moves with the pig. The mechanism on this die is super simple!

Here you can see how it works – it really makes my pig fly 🙂  I did a whole group of cards using this stamp in these colors that I’ll continue to share!  Hugs, Fran

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

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