The Paper Pros are at it again with a new challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things! One of my favorite things is Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot die. Using a new Stamping Up Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy, I created a Mother’s Day card. I die cut the heart in Wisteria Wonder and stamped the background with another new stamp, Wood Words, and heat embossed “with love” over the top.
On the inside I repeated the background stamping and stamped the sentiment from the retiring Oh So Succulent, on Whisper White and die cut a banner from the Thoughtful Banners set. The Pool party strip is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and the Wisteria trim is punched with a border punch and placed underneath another strip of the DSP. The Heart Pivot die is a “forever” die in my collection!
Make sure to check out what the other Pros have created this month! Hugs, Fran
I love shaker cards but have a terrible time deciding how much filler to put in them. This one is stuffed! But boy, does it shake! I used the Balloon Adventure stamp set and matching die and Tasty Treats Specialty paper to make this card. The Sprinkles Embellishments inside match the paper. Very fun – if a little too full. Hugs, Fran
It’s spring! This month the Paper Pros challenge is spring and that means flowers to me. I used the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Hanging Charm pull card to create this one. The paper is the Succulent Garden DSP with the bee from Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. The flowers are from the Pop It Ups Flower Pot dies.
The sentiment “Just beecause” is from Pun Intended and “thinking of you” is from Teeny tiny Wishes! Yes, I was going through all my stuff:)
The bee is on a Mini Action Wobbler. It gives it a little jiggle as you pull the card open. I tied the pull tab off with some Succulent Garden and Mint Macaron ribbons. Make sure to check out all the other spring influenced designs! 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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I’ve been playing with the Window Shopping suite. These little boxes with all their inserts are really cute – and easy!
This one has a piece of Gold foil in the top.
On this one I made a banner (a bit large!) and did candles on the side.
I used DSP behind the candles and card stock on the flame.
While I had the stamp set out, I made a card cased from the catalog. Nice suite and one that will be useful! Hugs, Fran
Just going through some of the stuff in my craft room and I came across these stickers from Elizabeth Crafts and thought I’d better use them. I made the card with Karen Burniston’s Spiral Pull card die and used a retired SU stencil for the background. I added the dots with a white gel pen and white embossed the sentiment – Love & Affection – on to some black card stock.
Here’s the inside…………and another card!
Same idea – just Calypso Coral for the card stock.
You should be warned that I found a lot of these stickers! You might see some more designs soon! Hugs, Fran
This pretty Get Well Soon card is made with the My Hero stamp set – which benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The raindrops are these little plastic thingies that go in the bottom of vases 🙂 These are flat on the back and are easy to use. The paper is Blooms & Bliss DSP and the card is tied off with some Mint Macaron ribbon. Hugs, Fran
I have done something that I hate – no not the card – but I saw this idea somewhere, wrote it down on my grid paper and promptly threw it away. But this card is based on another one! I started with Serene Scenery DSP and die cut a square from the middle. I added a copper foil square behind it and a strip of Whisper white across the card – and a stamped and embossed strip across the square piece. Then I cut a copper foil dragonfly and adhered it with Dimensionals. Isn’t this a great idea for all those pretty papers that you hate to cut up? Hugs, Fran
I did some card stock inlay with the Detailed Floral Thinlit and created 3 cards. I die cut the Thinlit once in Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron and 3 times in Whisper White and Pear Pizazz. Pop out all the pieces on the White but leave the colors in the their places. Back the Whisper White pieces on a double sided adhesive sheet and fill in the design with the colors. I use a paper piercer to pick up the pieces. It seems tedious, but once you get going it is pretty fast. Once all the pieces are in place, use the die that cuts out the top of the design (that squiggly line piece!) and you are ready to make your cards. The more colors you use, the more cards you can make!
This is a Heavy White 4 1/4 x 11 base
This is on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 So Saffron base.
And this one is on a 4 1/4 x 11 Pink Pirouette card. They are stamped with sentiments from Flourishing Phrases andI tied with Blushing Bride ribbon. Hope you try it! Hugs, Fran
I’m working on shutter cards – because I usually get stuck on an idea! This on uses Balloon Adventure and the matching die set. The sentiment was punched out with the Duet Banner punch. The paper is Party Animals – one of my favorites!
Inside is the stamped balloon. For this one I punched the ends of the shutter part with a circle punch. It worked fairly well – so I might have to try more shapes Hugs, Fran
Happy St. Patty’s day! I made a few treats for my (grown up) kids for today. This is the Curvy Keepsake box in Cucumber Crush, stamped with the Every Occasion shamrock and decorated with Teeny Tiny Wishes and a digi stamp from 2CuteInk. I embossed one of the shamrock is gold and tied it to the top with gold twine. Filled with gold coins, it’s a cute little gift for the day. Wishing you the luck of the Irish today! Hugs, Fran