Category: Holidays

Paper Pros February Challenge – Love

This month’s Paper Pro challenge is Love.  I used the new Karen Burniston Spinner Square Pop Up die to make a Valentine card.  The front uses the Painted Love DSP and Gold foil papers along with Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango card stocks.  The little heart is Powder Pink, painted with a shimmer pen and cover with Glossy Accents.  The row of gold hearts are die cut with Karen Burniston’s Cake Trim die.  It’s all finished off with a Powder Pink ribbon.

The dies on the Spinner Square can cut an opening on the front.  As you open the card, the message pops out!

Since I turned mine vertically, the message pops out from the bottom.  The sentiment is from Sure do Love You.    Hugs, Fran


Stickers!

This card is made with Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti background die that I paper pieced using Real Red, Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo.  The gold sentiment, border and hearts are the new Painted Love Gold vinyl stickers from Stampin Up!  I simply pressed them over the background die.

And I added some Glossy Accents on the Love and the hearts (couldn’t resist!)  Such fun!  Hugs, Fran


Vertical Love

Here’s a quick Valentine for you to make using Vertical Greeting.  Simply use you markers to color directly to the heart topiary and stamp on whisper white card stock.  The card base is a notecard that is 3 1/2 x 5.  I added some little hearts to the top and around the front and stamped the greeting in Real Red.  Tie it off with some red Baker’s Twine and you have a sweet card!  Hugs, Fran

Hedgehugs

Hedgehog love!  This card uses Hedgehugs in the Occasions catalog.   I used an old heart stencil and the new embossing paste on the card base.  The tops of the mushroom were stamped in gray and then again in Real Red and fussy cut. The hedgehogs were stamped in Soft Suede and then the color was pulled from the image with a blender pen and fussy cut.  I added a heart with the sentiment and some extra hearts to finish it off.   Hugs, Fran


Graceful Garden

Graceful Garden has this beautiful sentiment – I Adore You – that is perfect for Valentines Day or any card that expresses love.  I paired is up with Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry to make a Valentines card.  The sets I used are Sure Do Love You and Heart Happiness with dies from Sweet & Sassy hearts and the Lots to Love Framelits.  Cut and inch from one side of your card base and stack your hearts along the edge.  I also added some cute Metallic Enamel Shape hearts.

Enjoy all the hearts!  Hugs, Fran


Sure Do Love You

We are going to need Valentines very soon!  This one is made with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and the Lots of Love Box Framelits that match.  The Designer Series paper is Painted with Love and the bottom scallop is from the Colorful Seasons dies.  All of the hearts are popped up with 3 card stock hearts underneath them.  The first heart has a Calypso Coral bow tied with the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon that is free during Saleabration.  The entire thing is finished off with a skinny strip of Gold Foil.  Hugs, Fran


Cake for You

It’s a great day for cake!  I created this 5 x 5 card using Stamping Up’s Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper, gold foil and Karen Burniston’s new Happy Birthday die and Cake Trims die (the little hearts and the gold trim.)  The words were cut from some white card stock and sponged with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Powder Pink inks.

As always with Karen’s dies, the magic happens inside the card!  This Cake Pop up is so easy to put together (big plus) and makes such a great card.  I used the same papers on the inside and the little hearts in the paper matched up perfectly with the die.

It’s very flat when it collapses which makes it easy to mail.  Hugs, Fran


Sure Do Love You

Are you thinking “Valentines” yet?  The Sure Do Love You set in the Occasions catalog is perfect for making some quick, but pretty, Valentines.  I paired the set with the Painted with Love Specialty paper to make this card.  The base is Melon Mambo ( 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.)  The front is Powder Pink and the Painted with Love paper.  The little layered squared is Powder Pink and Calypso Coral, die with the Layering Squares framelits.  The ribbon is from Saleabration!  It’s free with a $50 purchase 🙂  I finished off the card with Metallic Enamel Shapes and Gold Glitter Flakes (from the Occasions catalog.)  Hugs, Fran


Barn Door

Isn’t this cute?  The barn door slides across the card to reveal the greeting!  Our farm has black barns with red trim so that’s where I started.  I used the new Simple Stripes embossing folder on the background to add texture.  After I stamped the barn door, I used colored pencils to add some shadows on the boards.

The wreath is stamped on Old olive card stock and the flowers are die cut separately.

I added a few flowers to brighten things up.  This is a great stamp set and die and, as always, you get an extra 10% off if you purchase the bundle!  Hugs, Fran

Party Pandas

This may well be my favorite Saleabration set – Party Pandas  I used these cute little guys to create two shaker cards.  There are a few differences (besides the colors!) so let’s take a look at them.

I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to make the openings on both cards.  This one is a 4 x 5 1/4 white piece with some Tangerine Tango DSP behind it.  The hat, ballon and heart on the envelope were colored with Stampin Blends and the openings were filled with some retired beads and sequins.  After I die cut the openings, I put the die back over the opening and used a Tangerine Tango Stampin Write Marker to make a stitched line around the hearts.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

For this card I switched to Calypso Coral and used the Diagonal Stripe stamp to create a tone on tone background.  The piece is slightly smaller- 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 – because I wanted to add a black mat to the back.  And I ditched the patterned paper on this one and just used white. The Party Pandas will be available on January 4th.  Have a favorite?  Let me know!  Hugs, Fran

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