Category: Cards

Balloon Shaker

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

Balloon Adventure Shutter Card

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

Lift Me Up Birthday

I’ve been doing a lot of this style card recently!  This time I used Lift Me Up to create a birthday card.  The balloon and clouds are die cut with the matching framelits and the Salebration paper Carried Away was used for the card.  (Actually the dots behind the ballon are Mint Macaron from the In Colors paper pack). The clouds are stamped in Smoky Slate and the balloon in Night of Navy.  Hugs, Fran

Reverse Words in the Air

So after I did party balloons with the Reverse Word set, I decided to do hot air balloons. The balloon is die cut using the Up & Away Thinlits and the background paper is the Salebration paper Carried Away.  The Reverse Words is stamped in Mint Macaron.  I’m sure you can create a prettier hot air balloon!  Hugs, Fran

Straightening Up Reverse Words

Does it feel like Deja vu?  This is the same card from yesterday – just straightened up and popped up.  This time I fussy cut the balloons (there is a punch for balloons – I just forgot!) and used the die for the ribbons.  Then the balloons are popped up with Dimensionals.  Now you decide!  This one –

or this one –

Hugs, Fran

Reverse Words Birthday

Starting on the February 21 there are 3 more Saleabration items to pick – Glimmer paper (!) and 2 stamp sets.  This is one of the upcoming sets called Reverse Words.  The two stamps say “hooray” and “cheers.”  I paired it with Balloon Adventures to make this card.  The base is Tempting Turquoise and the colors are Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  I added some sequins and drew the lines with a marker. Hugs, Fran

Everyday Hero

This card is made with the Occasions set Everyday Hero and it has some great cartoon images!  I made a card with a 1″ opening that shows the sentiment.  I’ve made these before with acetate in the opening – but this one is just held together with the superman image.

It’s much easier to tell what’s going on from a side view.  The bottom cityscape is popped up and the top is embossed with the star embossing folder.  I went over each star and the lights behind superman with my Wink of Stella pen.  Very fun!  Hugs, Fran

Butterfly Birthday

Here we go with a trio of cards simply creaTed because I cut way too many butterflies.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette and then die cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Thinlits.  With the leftover piece I used the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches to punch the rest.  This gave me a lot of butterflies!

Using Gorgeous Grunge and Suite Sentiments, I created 3 background pieces and placed all the butterflies around the sentiment.

That’s a little strip of Glimmer paper down the left side – hard to see in the photograph!  So now there are 3 cards – similar but different.  Hugs, Fran

Doing a Double Take

This set is called Double Take and it has large letters!  It’s a two step set that makes a bold impact.  I paired it with the Urban Underground Specialty paper to make this masculine card.  I tucked some black twine behind the words and added some sequins and washi tape – and that’s about it!  Hugs, Fran

Back to the Beach

It’s a redo (with maybe another one coming soon!) of this card.  So in case you can’t tell, it’s meant to have the feel of a postcard.  I drew the box around the stamped images and used an old postage punch to make the stamp.  The sentiment was done with a rotary stamp and the images are colored with Copic markers.  This time I only put Crystal Effects on the beach ball and the sunglasses. So maybe next I’ll combine the redo of this card with the die cut on the old card and see where that takes me!  Hugs, Fran

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