Here’s a fun 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Christmas card using the new set in the Holiday mini called Smitten Mitten. The set has a matching die that makes cute mittens with all sorts of patterns and accessories. I used the knit trim across the top and a snowflake to decorate. The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and die cut using Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die in white and Pool Party. The patterned paper is Stamping Ups Quilted Christmas Cardstock pack.
And inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die and her Winter Animals dies. I used the penguins to make a scene with the Nature’s Edges die – penguins making snowmen with the snowman watching. What a fun card!
There’s still time to join me on October 7th for my World Card Making Day Christmas Stamp a Stack. Check here for more information. Hugs, Fran
Today is the Paper Pros Challenge and it’s Halloween! The first thing I thought of when I saw Stampin Up’s Season to Sparkle was The Phantom of the Opera 🙂 So here’s my Phantom card. The card is a 5 x 7 and has a circle die cut from the front. The chandelier is die cut twice – once for the outside (which is mostly trimmed away) and one for the inside. I covered the chandelier with Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. The jewel border was die cut, colored with Copics and adhered to the top. The graveyard scene is from Karen Burniston’s Halloween Scene die. First I stamped the Basic Gray card stock using the Marbled background stamp, then I die cut it. The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock.
On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die so the chandelier swings above the cemetery as it’s opening. The little spiders dangle as it moves. The creates are an Art Impressions stamp – Spooktacular – colored with Copies and fussy cut. Make sure you check out all the other Halloween creations! Hugs, Fran
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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
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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