Category: Jolly the Mouse

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Hats Off!

Merry Day After Christmas! ¬†Today we are doing a Hats Off Challenge – interpret as you might ūüôā ¬†I chose some fun characters to watch the clock for the New Year.

I used Clock and Gears for the focal point of my card and made it a shaker! ¬†It’s popped on foam tape and a window sheet and filled with fun sequins, large gold foil pieces and glitter.

Jolly the Mouse, Honey the Bear and Baker the Beaver are decked out with champagne and fancy hats to wait for midnight.

And when the clock strikes 12………

I used the wonderful Anita Frames Pop UP  and a Stamping UP Balloon punch to get the party started.

Everything is die cut from Gold foil and Black and Silver Glimmer paper. ¬†My kind of party! ¬†Make sure to check out the other Hats Off cards on Karen’s Facebook page or her blog! ¬†Happy New Year! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Team Inspiration


This challenge for Karen Burniston’s Design Team is to take inspiration from another person on the team so I chose Karen Burniston and Karen Aiken – a Karen and Karen card! ¬†I made a Cascading Tag card using Karen B’s video tutorial and taking inspiration from Karen Aiken’s Cascading Tag card using patterned paper. I started with Stampin Up’s Presents & Pinecones Designer Series paper and Karen’s new Holiday Clear Stamp on the front. ¬†The little present is from her Evergreen Pivot Card.


The inside is made with the Adirondack Chair die and the Tag dies Рfeaturing Jolly the Mouse as Santa.  There are some of the new hanging charms dangling from the points. You can click on the picture to make it larger.


Now hop over to Karen’s blog or her Facebook page to see all the inspired designs and make sure to check out her Tuesday post for ¬†even more fun! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston December Challenge Day 2

PIU Christmas front

Everyone is coming for Christmas! ¬†Today my card features all the farm critters (plus Jolly) in true Home for Christmas style. ¬†This 6 x 6 card is big – but so’s the family ūüôā

PIU Christmas left front

Brownie is sporting a Santa-stash and glasses.  Cheeper is holding a candy cane.  And Jolly is bringing a present of cheese.  To attach the characters, the bottom layer (Brownie) is flat on the card.  The next layer is (Cheepers) is attached to Brownie.  And then Jolly is up on pop dots.  This gives it looks of dimension without being crazy.

PIU Christmas right front

William is helping with the garland and Snowball is wearing his Santa hat.  All the presents are popped up. The sentiment is from Project Life by Stampin Up Seasonal Snapshot 2015.

PIU Christmas open

Inside, Cocoa the Horse is already home!  The garland  Рwhich is pieces from the wreath in the Sleigh Gift Card die set Рsurrounds the Agatha Edge at the top.

PIU Christmas open detail

The barn is decorated! ¬†The little candle is the chimney from the House die. ¬†The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Cozy Christmas!

Make sure to check out all the other Home for Christmas cards on Facebook – Karen Burniston, Designer.


Karen Burniston December Challenge Day 1

This month the Karen Burniston Design Challenge is “Home for the Holidays.”

PIU House Pivot 02

For my first card, I went with the House Pivot die and did a triple pivot. ¬†The papers are EDC Shimmer Sheets on the left and Stampin Up’s Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. ¬†I was pleasantly surprised to find that the two greens matched perfectly! Since each paper is delicate, I started with a white card base and adhered them to that. ¬†And yes, on the foil vellum I added the tiniest bit of glue under each tree and let it dry! ¬†It’s Christmas! ¬†The greeting is Lots of Joy. ¬†The bottom “snow” is EDC Cool White glitter.

PIU House Pivot 02 open

It’s very shiny! ¬†That’s my reflection in the center ūüôā ¬†On the inside we find the neighbors – Jolly and Jolly – singing Christmas carols!

PIU House Pivot 02 tree

The neighborhood has an embossed tree.  Very fancy for these parts!

PIU House Pivot 02 house

The mice live in brick houses- no plain mice holes around here!.

PIU House Pivot 02 Jolly

Each Jolly sports a Santa Hat with a sequin and a hand cut music book.

PIU House Pivot 02 center

The Doily is made with the Paris Edges die. ¬†The Jolly’s are ready for a fun evening!

Make sure to check out all the other Holiday Designs by visiting Karen Burniston’s Facebook page – Karen Burniston, Designer.


Rockin’ Around the Sleigh

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01

I’m still using sparkly, shiny card stock! ¬†I need a gift card holder for the season – always need them – so I pulled out some Brushed Silver card stock, some retired silver embossed Designer Series paper and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups dies and made this one.

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01 open

Jolly the Mouse and Rudy the Reindeer are rockin’ out as they help Santa load the Pop It Up Sleigh with gift card holder! ¬†The sleigh is Red Foil and Red Glimmer paper. ¬†Rudy’s IPod is hand cut and the little records are circle punches. ¬†The nice thing about this Pop It Up is it has a little side Pop It Up stand for Rudy.

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01 detail

Jolly has his Santa glasses on ūüôā ¬†Rudy’s nose is coated with Crystal Effects. ¬†Lots of shine – lots of fun! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston November Design Team Challenge Day 1

This month’s challenge was to use one of Karen’s videos as the start of our cards! ¬†I chose Karen’s Pop It Ups Spiral Pull Card video for this one.

Spiral Pull Card 03

Here is Jolly the Mouse waiting for Christmas on the front of a Spiral Pull Card and a clock using the Clock and Gears die. ¬†The paper is Stampin Up’s Season of Cheer Designer Series paper. The card size is 6 x 8.

Spiral Pull Card 03 open

When you open the card, candy canes spiral out! ¬†The canes are “double sided” so it looks nice on both sides.

Spiral Pull Card 03 Jolly

Even though Jolly is on both sides, he’s got a candy cane on the front and…..

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a present on the other side. ¬†Doesn’t he look excited! ¬†Make sure you check out the other ideas from the team on Karen’s Facebook page.

Karen Burniston August Challenge Day 2

PIU Sleigh 01


This card is fashioned after one Caz Counsell made when these dies were first introduced. ¬†I used the Merry & Bright stamp on the front and…

PIU Seligh 01 inside


2 Jollys on the inside! ¬†They are loading Santa’s sleigh – with a gift card behind them. ¬†This Sleigh die is so much fun and I just love Jolly! ¬†On the right “Jolly”, I snipped off his tail (“cut off his tail with a carving knife” – sorry, couldn’t help it!) and tucked it in behind him so it wouldn’t stick out of the card.

PIU Sleigh 01 inside detail


I could have made a card for each member of the team and hopefully we’ll do something like this again. ¬†In the meantime, check out everyone’s creations on Karen’s Facebook page! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Feeling Jolly Day 2

PIU Jolly 02 front


The mice are still decorating! ¬†Today is day 2 of Karen Burniston’s Design Teams Christmas in July and I’m still playing with Jolly the Mouse. ¬†This card is a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 card in Real Red with the little mice stacked up high to put the star on top of the tree. ¬†The tree is from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand. ¬†I just die cut and embossed 4 of them and stacked them off the side of the paper. ¬†The present is from the Evergreen Pivot card and was cut in Merry Moments Designer Series paper. ¬†The Santa hat is from Props 5 – lots of cute, cute, cute props!

PIU Jolly 02 inside


Inside I used the same stamp set, Christmas Messages, as yesterday. ¬†There are so many great dies in this collection. ¬†To see more amazing creations, go to Karen’s Facebook page!¬† Hugs, Fran


Christmas in July Pop It Ups Designer Challenge

PIU Jolly 01 front


It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a new collection of dies from Karen Burniston! ¬†This is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ card. ¬†Big enough to hold all the wonderful Christmas joy inside ūüôā The sentiment is a retired SU stamp, Christmas Messages, ¬†and the paper is the new Merry Moments Designer Series paper. ¬†The swirl across the front is from the new Merry Christmas Pop Ups die.

PIU Jolly 01 open


And inside meet Jolly the Mouse! ¬†He and his friend are decorating the new Pop It Ups Christmas Trees Pop Stand! ¬†The tree is so much fun to put together! ¬†You can use it alone – or with any of the new characters as I’ve done here.

PIU Jolly 01 details


This is a better view of the mice. ¬†I snipped off their tails and tucked them behind them so they wouldn’t stick out of the card.

Head over to Karen’s Facebook page to see what the rest of the team is doing with these new dies and get a head start on your Christmas Pop It Ups! ¬†Hugs, Fran

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