Category: Mini Catalogs

Christmas in the Making

My niece and her cat getting ready for Christmas ūüôā ¬†This set – Christmas in the Making – has 3 darling images, perfect for coloring. ¬†I used Copic markers to color and fussy cut the image and adhered it to some Christmas Around the World Designer Series paper. ¬†I used the holly embossing folder for the background. ¬†The scallop across the bottom is the negative from the Ticket Treat border punch, ¬†The packages are covered with shimmer pen and Crystal Effects. ¬†Hugs, Fran

Noel Eclipse

I have to say that I didn’t know this technique had a name but people are referring to it as “Eclipse.” ¬†I used Season Like Christmas and the Large Letter Framelits to make this card. ¬†I stamped the card front using Garden Green and Pear Pizzaz to make a scene of snowy trees. ¬†The snow is doe with embossing powder. ¬†You can see the cards I did with single trees here.¬†¬†

After you stamp the front, die cut the letters from the stamped piece.  I used a piece of Post It tape to hold it all together.  Then die cut the letters from white card stock 4 more times.  Glue the letters on top of each other and use the stamped letters on the top.  Puzzle them back into the negative space on the stamped image.  I added the sentiment from the Season Like Christmas set, masking it to make one long sentiment.

It’s a really pretty look – better seen in person ūüôā ¬†Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros Challenge – Halloween

Today is the Paper Pros Challenge and it’s Halloween! ¬†The first thing I thought of when I saw Stampin Up’s Season to Sparkle was The Phantom of the Opera ūüôā ¬†So here’s my Phantom card. ¬†The card is a 5 x 7 and has a circle die cut from the front. ¬†The chandelier ¬†is die cut twice – once for the outside (which is mostly trimmed away) and one for the inside. ¬†I covered the chandelier with Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds. ¬†The jewel border was die cut, colored with Copics and adhered to the top. The graveyard scene is from Karen Burniston’s Halloween Scene die. ¬†First I stamped the Basic Gray card stock using the Marbled background stamp, then I die cut it. ¬†The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock.

On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die so the chandelier swings above the cemetery as it’s opening. ¬†The little spiders dangle as it moves. ¬†The creates are an Art Impressions stamp – Spooktacular – colored with Copies and fussy cut. ¬†Make sure you check out all the other Halloween creations! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston –

Sandy Diller –

Karen Aicken – Raquel Mason –

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Fran Sabad – (You are here)

Karen Burniston Design Team – My Style

Welcome to this month’s Karen Burniston Design Team challenge – My Style. ¬†So that leaves trying to pin point “my style.” ¬†Well, you know I love pop-ups! ¬†I also love lots of details, coloring with my Copic markers, and using lots of sets on one card. ¬†Does that make me “fussy?” ¬†ūüôā ¬†This card starts with a 5 x 5 Garden Green base and some of the beautiful Quilted Christmas 6 x6 Designer Series paper. ¬†I also used a Stitched Felt tree – so fun! ¬†The trim across the top is Stampin Up’s Decorative Ribbon Border. The Christmas packages are from the Karen Burniston Sleigh pop up in Garden Green, Gold Foil, and Real Red with rhinestones in the center of the bows.¬†The cute moose is from Riley & Company stamps and has a matching die. After coloring him with Copic markers, I chopped off his head and popped it up so he’d have a little more dimension behind the tree.

But the best part is always inside!

I used the Karen Burniston Sleigh Pop Up on the inside is Gold Foil and Quilted Christmas DSP and added another Riley moose and more packages to the sleigh. ¬†There is also another Stitched Felt tree tucked in the sleigh and the cute wreath has a Metallic Enamel dot on the bow. ¬†The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Oh What Fun – a great set to have! ¬†So I’m calling this “my style!” ¬†Hugs, Fran

See what the rest of team did for this challenge!

Shelly Hickox –

Summer – Hills Painter –

Karen Aicken –

Helen Cryer –

Kelly Booth –

Frances Byrne –

Fran Sabad –

Brightly Lit

So this was the first thing I wanted from the Holiday Catalog Рa lamp post!  I stamped and die cut the lamp, sign and wreath  and layered it on an oval embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The post is covered with Glossy Accents.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s House & Fence Pop Up die. ¬†The snow is done with her Nature’s Edges die and the tress are from the Winter Charms set. ¬†The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Hearts Come Home. ¬†White is hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea! ¬†Hugs, Fran

Tags & Trimmings

Happy September – Happy Holiday catalog ūüôā ¬†It’s finally time for the Holiday Catalog and all the fun, new products and ideas. ¬†One of my favorites is the the Tags & Trimmings stamp set with the matching Trim Your Stocking dies. ¬†This combo makes darling stockings that are little pillow boxes. ¬†The dies have all kinds of pieces that decorate your stockings. ¬†For these stockings I used the new Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series paper and the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon.

You can also just use the pillow pos part of the die to make little gift pouches,  This one is a case of the one in the catalog.  It uses the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper.  There are so many things you can do with this set!

If you are in the Lexington, Ky area, the annual Stamping Garage Sale is coming up September 15-16!  Want more info on participating or attending?  Email me for all the details. 

Hugs, Fran

Season Like Christmas

Season Like Christmas is a new set from the upcoming Holiday Mini and I thought I’d try out some different way to do the tree. ¬†The stamp is considered a 2-step stamp (or maybe 3 or 4!) ¬†Here’s all my takes done on 3 1/2 x 5 Crumb Cake cards. ¬†All the backgrounds are stamped with Tree Rings background stamp in Crumb Cake, the trunks are stamped in Chocolate Chip and the center panel is die cut with a stitched rectangle die.

The first card is tree without snow.  I used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive to stamp the tree. The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The second tree is stamped in both greens and the snow-looking stamp is done in Versamark with white embossing powder.  The stamp at the bottom of the tree is done the same way.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed on Chocolate Chip card stock.

The last tree uses the 2 tree images – the first stamped in Pear Pizzaz and the second is stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. ¬†So there you go! ¬†I’m sure there are lots of other ways to stamp this pretty tree, but here are a few to try! ¬†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 Рif a little too full.  Hugs, Fran

Window Shopping

I’ve been playing with the Window Shopping suite. ¬†These little boxes with all their inserts are really cute – and easy!

This one has a piece of Gold foil in the top.

On this one I made a banner (a bit large!) and did candles on the side.

I used DSP behind the candles and card stock on the  flame.

While I had the stamp set out, I made a card cased from the catalog.  Nice suite and one that will be useful!  Hugs, Fran

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