Category: Birthday

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


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

Karen Burniston Design Team January Challenge – Birthday Banners

Birthday Banners is the Karen Burniston Design Challenge for this month!  I used the Tag Book die and it comes with the banner piece – so that was easy! The flowers are die cut using the Karen Burniston Flowers and Bee die in Real Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and white with some glitter embellishments in the centers.  The bee was cut out of Daffodil Delight and Vellum card stock and paper pieced together.    I cut the Tag Book in Berry Burst and added some Tutti-frutti Designer Series paper that will be in the new Occasions paper along with the stamp, Picture Perfect Birthday and the Glimmer paper.

I repeated the flowers and leaves on the inside of the Tag Book die.The DSP on the inside is from Eastern Palace Specialty paper in Lemon Lime Twist.

A little bit of sparkle trailing along the inside.

And more banners and bees.  Check out how the banner pieces have the little design in the die!  The Celebrate is from Tabs for Everything.  Hugs, Fran

You can see more cards from the entire team here! Karen will publish on Wednesday.

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com


Saleabration Epic Celebration

Saleabration starts January 3rd and this is one of the choices that is free with a $50 purchase.  For this card, I stamped the shoes from Epic Celebration in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Stampin Blends.  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The guitar card was colored with colored pencils on Crumb Cake card stock.  It didn’t really come out like I had imagined in my head – so I added shimmer pen (because that should make it better, shouldn’t[‘t it?)  I think I will try it again with the Stampin Blends 🙂  Enjoy!  Hugs, Fran


Cute Cupcake

Something fun!  The image is from a Copic class I took at Kit and Clowder from La La Land (Heart Cupcake Marci.)  I paired her with Sweet Sugarplum paper and some washi tape dotted with white Nuvo Drops.  There’s a glitter gem in the center of the flower punch.  So, of course, she had to go with………

Karen Burniston’s Pop Up Cupcake!  The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms.  This was sent to my niece to celebrate her birthday today 🙂  Hope it makes her smile – Hugs, Fran

Birthday Fun 2 For 1

I read about this fun technique using a credit card to drag Distress Oxide Inks across your card stock to create patterns and thought I’d give it a try.  I started with a combo of blues and yellows – and it was a hot mess!  But I kept dragging colors and when I added white paint and black ink, I was happy with the results!

I used the Happy Birthday Thinlit in Daffodil Delight and die cut it 3 times. stocking them together so it would be strong enough to  go across the circle opening.  Then I added some black enamel dots.

For the left over piece, I embossed a background and just added the circle and another Happy Birthday to the front of the card.  2 card for 1!

In other news, the annual garage sale is coming up the 15-16th.  If you live in the Lexington, KY area – you are invited to attend!  There are lots of us gathering together to create one of the best crafting garage sales you’ll ever see!
My craft room looks like a complete mess!  And this was early in the process!!  Hope you can stop by 🙂  Hugs, Fran

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

Happy Celebrations

Sometimes we just need a cute, quick card for someone.  This one uses the Celebrations Duo embossing folders.  You get two of them – Celebrate and Happy – and there is a matching stamp set called Happy Celebrations,  I used just the Celebrate folder, which de-bosses the paper and stamped some circles around the image in Pool Party, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry.  Add some enamel dots and Bakers Twine and you’re good to go!  Hugs, Fran

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