Category: Lots of Pops

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Up, Up and Away

Bella & Friends 03

This month’s group challenge is “Up!” so I decided to work with Bella & Friends again to create an encouragement card.  I started with Karen Burniston’s cloud stencil on some Soft Sky card stock.  The image is watercolored.

Bella & Friends 03 front detail

I love the stencil on this color.  It creates such a soft, pretty background.

Bella & Friends 03 open

Inside I used the Lots of Pops die – one of my favorites because it works with so many different situations.  I left the two side “pops” in and just used the ones in the center.  This Bella is the one with the turtle.  She’s riding in the Hot Air Balloon die (another very versatile die!)  with clouds floating in the background

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The banner is just scraps from the Subtles Designer paper pack.  Up, up and away!  Make sure to check Karen’s blog to see all the other designer’s cards!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge Day 2

PIU Jinx 02

Or “Jinx in the Jungle!”  This 6 x 6 card features Karen Burniston’s new character, Jinx, on an action wobble.  He’s backed by some awesome banana embossing!  Doesn’t everyone need a banana embossing folder?  The paper is Stampin Up’s Botanical Garden and Botanical Gardens washi tape.

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Inside, he’s joined by a barrel of his friends!  Tossing bananas, no less!  They are sitting in Karen’s new Barrel Basket die on the Lots of Pops die. The Barrel Basket die comes with a Pop Stand if you want the card to open flat. The banana embossing at the top is done on the new Pull Card Edges.

PIU Jinx 02 detail

Hop over to Karen’s blog to see all the fun designs this month featuring her new dies. Hope you have a happy day! Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Day 2

PIU Halloween 01

Characters in Costumes – Day 2 🙂  And which holiday makes us think of costumes more than Halloween?  So starting with a 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 card, stamped with this awesome image from Stampin Up’s Six Sayings (hostess set in the Holiday Mini)

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And here are the characters!  Everyone is dressed up in their costume for Halloween and popping up on a Lots of Pops die.   The All Season Tree is in the background.  The wagon is hand cut.

PIU Halloween 01 detail

Cheepers the Chicken is dressed as a cowboy. Chilly the Penguin is wearing an Owl mask.  William the Goat is wearing funny glasses and a bow tie.  And Cocoa the Horse is dressed up as bandit.

Hope there’s lots of chocolate involved!  Take time to check out all the other Characters in Costumes on Karen’s Facebook Page.  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C302

I’ve been asked to be the guest designer with the “Crazies” over at Crazy 4 Challenges this month!  The first challenge is to make a card showing how you’re going to celebrate Labor Day.  I will be spending time at our farm having a bonfire – and that means s’mores!  I thought I make a card for my niece who won’t be able to join us.

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I used Karen Burniston’s Brownie the Cow (we raised black angus!) and Agatha Edges on the front with a SU sentiment from Wetlands.  The leaves are from Karen’s All Season Tree.

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And here’s the inside – Lots of Pops with a computer generated sentiment.

PIU Brownie 05 detail


The logs are from the Pop It Ups Fence Pop Stand and the flames are Cocoa the Horse’s mane and tail and Wiliam the Goat’s goat-tee!

So that’s where I’ll be – sitting with the cows making s’mores!

Check out all the other Crazy’s designs for this challenge and play along!  Hugs, Fran

Party ’til the Cows Come Home

PIU Brownie 02

Today is day one for Karen Burniston’s Design Team May Challenge – Barns, Barns, Barns!  And I bring you Brownie the Cow getting ready to party 🙂  The stamp is from Life’s Adventure (a Stampin Up hostess set that’s getting ready to retire!) on some very fun Birthday Bash Designer Series paper.

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The cake was colored with Copic markers and the party hat is from Karen’s Props 2 die set.

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And here’s the herd at the barn- what a celebration!  The barn Pop It Ups stand fits perfectly into the fold – holding up the barn (which is holding up the cows!) The word bubble is computer generated and the sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.  The balloons (from the Spiral Pull Card die) are on fishing line.  You can easily face the cows in any direction by simply flipping the die cuts over.

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I added 1 3/4″ to my barn to make it higher by simply gluing an extra piece of yardstick on the bottom of the front and back barn. You can check out all the other cards on Karen’s Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran


Chicken In

PIU Barn 01

Loving this new barn die from Karen Burniston!  We have a farm and our barns are black with red roofs and trim, so I decided to make this one look like ours.  Using Real Red and Basic Black I cut the barn and used it on the front of the card.  When the doors open you can see the Hay There die. The Sunshine is from the So You stamp set in the mini catalog.

PIU Barn 01 open


And here are all the characters – Brownie the Cow (1022), Virgil the Pig (1024) and Cheepers the Chicken (1024) with a computer generated sentiment on the Pop It Ups Lots of Pops die.

PIU Barn 01 detail

The little banner is punched from the banner punch.  Wouldn’t these guys put a smile on someone’s face?  Hugs, Fran

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