Category: Challenges

Paper Pros May Challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things

The Paper Pros are at it again with a new challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things!  One of my favorite things is Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot die.  Using a new Stamping Up Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy, I created a Mother’s Day card.  I die cut the heart in Wisteria Wonder and stamped the background with another new stamp, Wood Words, and heat embossed “with love” over the top.

On the inside I repeated the background stamping and stamped the sentiment from the retiring Oh So Succulent, on Whisper White and die cut a banner from the Thoughtful Banners set.  The Pool party strip is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and the Wisteria trim is punched with a border punch and placed underneath another strip of the DSP.  The Heart Pivot die is a “forever” die in my collection!

Make sure to check out what the other Pros have created this month!  Hugs, Fran

 

Paper Pros Challenge – PI day

It’s Pi day and the Paper Pros are celebrating !  I started with Karen Burniston’s Rectangular Pull card and the Lawn Fawn Science of Love stamp set.  I drew the chalk board on some Basic Black card stock.

The paper is the In Color envelope paper – lots of cute designs.  I did the sentiment on my computer.

The inside has more images from the stamp set and a paper pieced pie.

So you decide which PI is for you!  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pros take on this challenge.  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!)

Team Egg Cartons

We had a team meeting recently and I had challenged my team to use the egg cartons for a project.  Some of the gals took me up on my challenge and I want to share the results with you today!  Send out some love for……..

Our beach loving friend, Anne!  She did a home decor egg carton.

The carton is decorated with Swirly Bird and the matching dies and filled with…..

sea shells!  Brilliant!  Next up is Lynne……….

She used the Salebration set Hey Chick and made the chicks stand up on the top of her colored egg carton!

Can you see how they stand up?

Inside she made an Easter treat box.  Cute!  Then there was Elena’s carton – which made everyone gasp!

Yeah, I know!  She used paper succulents and some store bought succulents to create a rock garden!

There were so many gorgeous things going here!  See her cute sign?  I played along too……..

I used Bunny Basket to make a traditional Easter egg carton.

And that’s it!  Thanks to gals who participated and hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all these ideas.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – All I Want For Christmas

This is challenge is to use the die that you would most like to see under the tree (if you didn’t already have it!)  I have to say that my current favorite Pop It Ups die is the Twist Circle!  Now before I show you the card I need to say that not only do we celebrate Christmas during December – we also have 5 birthdays!  That’s right – 5!  So with that in mind………

Happy Birthday!  This card is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2, featuring SU’s Birthday Fiesta stamp  and coordinating paper.  The balloon is coated with Glossy Accents and the llama and balloon are popped up with fun foam.

 

The llama is holding the hand drawn balloon string in his mouth (almost looks like a mustache!)

But the magic happens when you open the card!

The center balloon flies up into place creating a happy scene!  It’s a wonderful die!  Check out what the other designers are doing on Karen’s Facebook page or her blog!  Happy times!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Charmed, I’m Sure!

This challenge is all about charms – Karen Burniston’s Hanging Charms!  There are lots of charms available and I chose the Holiday Charms for this card.  But I didn’t hang them…..

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I used Buster the Dog and the Holiday Charms to create a Christmas card.  The snowflake is hanging from a die cut circle and the package and tree charm decorate the background.  The house is fussy cut from Stampin Up’s Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper.

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The snowflake is suspended on some fishing line.

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Inside I finished it off with some paw prints from Props 4.  Head over to Karen’s Facebook page to check out all the other charming card for this challenge! Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Hat Attack

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What could be better than a barrel of monkeys?  A barrel of monkeys celebrating YOU!  This Designer Challenge is “Hat Attack” and I chose Jinks the Monkey and the Cowboy hat from Props 6.  The barrel is the basket from Barrel Basket with Pop Up.

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Everyone is celebrating!

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Inside I used the Twist Circle Pop Up die, another Jinks and several hats to continue the celebration.

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It is so fun to watch Jinks twist into place!  Make sure to check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog to see all the other ways “Hat Attack” was used 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Team Challenge – ROYGBIV

Time for another Karen Burniston Team Challenge – ROYGBIV!  The colors of the rainbow only monochromatic.  I chose the color Pink 🙂

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I started with a retired Stampin Up sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday and used Karen’s Labels and Circles die for the front.  Lots of pink and a little bling finish it off.

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The inside is a Pop It Ups Twist Circle Panel card with lots of cake and presents.  The cake is from Stampin Up’s Endless Birthday Wishes.  And more bling – of course.  The video on how to make this card can be found here.

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To see the rest of the rainbow, hop over to Karen’s Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran

 

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Team Inspiration

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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.

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The inside is made with the Adirondack Chair die and the Tag dies – featuring 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.

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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

Cray 4 Challenges – Celebrate

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Today the Crazies are Celebrating!  This is Raquel’s son’s birthday so the theme is celebrating those special people in our lives.  I chose Karen Burniston’s Baker the Beaver to star on my card.  This card is 4 x 8 1/2  so it can hold Baker’s enormous cake!  (Looks like he needs some help!) Baker and the cake are on an action wobble.

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I used several Stampin UP sets on this card – Build a Birthday, Birthday Fiesta and Birthday Banners!  Enjoy all the celebrating going on with the Crazies!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

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This challenge uses the sketch (which I sort of followed!)  I started with a huge 6 x 8 card and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Midnight the Bat and Halloween Scene dies. He is hanging out on Stampin Up’s Sliding Star Framelits so he spins around the tree branch.

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Spinners are hard to put down!

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The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Spooky fun and the DSP is the new Halloween Night Specialty paper.  Check out the other Crazies designs for this sketch!  Hugs, Fran

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