Category: Rocky the Crab

Paper Pros – Shake It Up

Today I’m participating in a Paper Pros challenge – Shake it Up!  I chose a birthday shaker featuring Rocky the Crab popping out of the ocean to wish you a great day!  I used a nestled stitched square for the shaker part and Karen Burniston’s Rocky the Crab, Palm Tree & Pail, and Beach Edges and Agatha Edges (bottom of card)  to decorate it.  The Happy Birthday is from the Stampin Up SAB set Designer Tees.  Perhaps a bit too much shaker bits (again!) but boy does it shake!  And that’s the point 🙂   You can find all the shaker madness by clicking the links below.  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

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com (You are here!)

 

 

Amazing Rocky

PIU Rocky the Crab 02

Guess what I watched last night?  The opening ceremonies of the Olympics!  And it inspired me to make this card.  Whoever was the first person to figure out how to make the flag using the Swirly Bird dies is a genius and I salute you!  I used it for the front of my patriotic card.

PIU Rocky the Crab 02 open

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Cake Pop It Up die to make a platform for Rocky – who has clearly won the gold!  The bottom of the stand is just covered with a piece of Real Red. The sentiment is from Banners for You with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

PIU Rocky the Crab 02 detail

The Olympic circles are and medal are punches and circle dies.  (The punch for the circles is the 1 1/4″ with a circle die to the outside.)  Doesn’t he look happy to win!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Stretch it Out

PIU ROcky the Crab 01 front

This challenge is Stretch it Out – which means accordion albums to me!  I chose the Pop It Up Rectangular Accordion die and Rocky the Crab along with Stampin Up’s By the Shore Designer Series paper.

PIU Rocky the Crab 01

PIU Rocky the Crab 01 left

I used Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on Very Vanilla card stock for the sand.  The “Thanks” dangling from the top is stamped on both sides so you can read it open or closed.  I also used Pop It Ups Palm Tree and Pail, Oval Pull Card, and Props 3 to create the different scenes.

PIU Rocky the Crab 01 right

The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Thankful Thoughts.  Don’t you wish you could stretch out summer like an accordion?  Check Karen’s Facebook page to see all the Stretch it Out designs!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge Day 1

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Glitter!  This month challenge is glitter.  That wonderful, sparkly stuff (that stays with all day) and makes all our cards special 🙂  Today’s card is Rocky the crab on an Oval Pull Card.  He’s out on the sparkly sand.  His sunglasses are the Santa glasses from Props 5 covered in Crystal Effects.  His bright, sunny paper is Stampin Up’s Schoolhouse Designer Series paper.

PIU Oval PUll Card 03 detail

Glitter is hard to photograph!  It was done with the ECD Silk Microfine glitter in Cool Diamonds.

PIU Oval Pull Card 03 open

Here’s the inside.  The sun is on the mechanism from the Rectangle Pull card and it’s covered in glitter.  The sentiment is computer generated.

PIU Oval Pull Card 03 inside

Here’s Rocky taking a better look!  I’m wearing glitter today.  Check out the other cards on Karen’s blog.  Have a sparkly day – Hugs, Fran

Make ‘Em Laugh (or maybe just smile)

Bathtub Pop Stand 01

Second day of the Make ‘Em Laugh Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team.  This card might just “squeeze by” as funny.  The card is 6 x 6 and uses the Beach Edges and Palm Tree and Pail dies along with some of the words from the Photopolymer stamp set Countless Sayings #2.

Bathtub Pop Stand 01 open

The inside finds Rocky taking a bath in the Bathtub Pop Stand die under the palm trees!  The sentiment is from So You.

Bathtub Pop Stand 01 detail

The tub and bubbles are made from white Shimmer Sheets.  Pop over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the rest of the cards for this challenge!

Beachy Thoughts Challenge Day 2

Setting Sail 02

Today is the second day of Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge and I’m showing you my “cute” card – Rocky on the beach!  He’s having a great time while I’m sitting in the snow 🙂  This is a 3 x 6 card using the EDC die Tags and More 3 as the base.  The stamp set is a SU Photopolymer set called Setting’ Sail.

Setting Sail 02 open

On the inside I added the Pop It Ups mechanism from the Rectangular Pull card so that Rocky pops out into the water when you open it.  The little trees in the background are the Beach Edges dies.  The colors used are Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.  I hope you are enjoying the teams artsy and cute cards!  Hugs, Fran

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