Category: Big Shot

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

Today’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenge is a sketch challenge!  I used Stamping Up’s Tranquil Tulips on the front.  This card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/4.  And here is the sketch –

And when you open the card……

I used Karen Burniston’s  Snowman Twist Circle die, opening at a different angle (!) with a butterfly.  You can do anything with this die 🙂  Join the challenge this week by using the sketch for inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston’s dies can be purchased here. 

Crazy For Challenges – Monochromatic

This challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is a Monochromatic Challenge.  I chose yellow with black as my accent color.  The background on the front of the card is done with a stencil and shimmer spray.  The sentiment and diet are from Stamping Up’s Sunshine Sayings and matching die, Sunshine Wishes.  I added rhinestones and metallic stars and a scallop boarder from the Colorful Seasons die.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die to create the sun popping up!  I added sunglass from SU’s  Pocketful of Sunshine die and lot of shimmer 🙂  I repeated some of the accents from the front on the inside.  This is such a fun challenge and I hope you’ll play along!  Hugs, Fran


Paper Pros August Challenge – Monochromatic

This month’s Paper Pros challenge is monochromatic – and I cheated just a little bit 🙂  Tranquil Tide and White with a squirrel!  The sentiment is from Carols of Christmas and the squirrel is a new die from Karen Burniston – Woodland Animals.  Isn’t he cute??  But the best is inside…

This is Karen Burniston’s new Tree Pop Up die and Nature’s Edges.  It’s a snowy scene with beautiful ornaments from the SU Carols of Christmas die hanging from the tree.  The moon is a 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pro’s creations!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy for Challenges Summer Fun

I was asked to be a guest designer for Crazy 4 Challenges this month and the first challenge is Summer Fun.  What is more fun than beach time?  Using Seaside Shore and Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die, I created an underwater scene.  The background is done with Distressed Oxide inks and the fish are colored with Copic markers.  Nuvo Jewel drops create the bubbles.  The frame around the window opening is stamped with Playful Backgrounds and the acetate is dry embossed with the Seaside embossing folder.

Can you see the waves?  (Kind of hard to photograph!)

Here’s the inside scene.  Be sure to check out the challenge and share your Summer Fun card!  Hugs, Fran

To purchase Karen Burniston’s new dies click here.

Paper Pro Challenge – Summer Road Trip

The challenge this month is Summer Road Trip and I’m taking a motorcycle 🙂  This set is called One Wild Ride and I used some retired DSP to make a Joy Fold card with a surprise inside.  The image and sentiment are embossed on the DSP and the little sign is popped up to hold the card shut.

On the inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle pop up die!  It pops up the badge that is also embossed, this time in white.

So I’m hitting the road with my Twist Circle die!  Check out the other Summer Road Trip ideas.  Hugs, Fran

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

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

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

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Butterfly Beauty

This butterfly is from the Move Me die set.  It’s beautiful but it’s the background behind it that really sets it off.  The background is the Polished Stone technique on glossy paper done in Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight,  It’s put together as a shaker card and filled with Bermuda Bay sequins.

The sentiment is heat embossed in black from So Many Shells.  There are lots of wonderful sentiments in that set!  Hugs, Fran

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

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