Category: Holiday Mini

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

Haunted House

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Time for little spooks and ghouls!  I needed a simple treat for some little boys so I used a file from svgcuts.com called Santa’s Sweets to create a Halloween house filled with lollipops.  The stamp set is Cookie Cutter Halloween and the house is made with Halloween Night Specialty  DSP.

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The windows have images from Spooky Fun peeking out on vellum card stock.

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Happy haunting!  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

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

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Halloween

Halloween!  Spooky or cute?  That’s today’s Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.

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I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card the Karen Burniston’s new Labels and Circle die and her Halloween Clear stamp with the new Stampin Up Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the sentiment on 3 layers of the Labels and Circles dies and re-stacked them for the front.

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And when you open the card –

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A cute little Trick or Treat scene featuring the Twist Circle Pop Up die.  The ghosts and pumpkins are from the Halloween Charms die set.  I left the ghost as 3-D pieces so the pop up (!)

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The little Trick or Treat bags are hand cut.  So I guess my answer to the challenge question – spooky or cute – is cute!  Make sure to check out the rest of the designer cards by going to Karen’s blog or Facebook page.  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – 10 Things

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Twas the night before Christmas and the mice were getting ready to Deck the Halls!  The Challenge today at Crazy 4 Challenges is to put 10 of anything on your card.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card decorated for Christmas using Stampin Up’s Merry Mice.

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Inside you find 10 mice getting ready to celebrate along with Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Twist Circle and Clocks & Gears.

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I colored the little mice with my Copic markers – the left side is just stamped as is.   But the right side……

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was stamped on a window sheet and flipped over so they could all face towards the clock!  Have fun seeing what all the Crazies did for this 10 challenge!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges All White

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I am the guest player at Crazy 4 Challenges this month and the theme for today is “Don’t Wear White after Labor Day!” So we were challenged to make an all white card 🙂  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base (5 1/2 x 11)  and embossed the background layer with Stampin Up’s Gently Falling embossing folder.  The beautiful layered sleigh from Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Sleigh Gift Card Holder and some snow flakes from her All Season Tree.

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Inside is a winter white scene adding in  Pop It Ups Iron Fence and Holiday House. The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s new Holly Berry Happiness

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It’s hard to see the sparkle but trust me, it’s there!  I went kind of crazy with the glitter!

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All the Crazies have created beautiful white cards so make sure to check them out!  And let me know if you follow the “don’t wear white” rule.  (I do – at least with shoes and purses!)  Have a great day – Hugs, Fran

 

Greetings From Santa

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There is an amazing die on page 11 of the Holiday Mini – Detailed Santa Thinlits dies – that cuts this swirly Santa.  I’ve cased the card in the catalog and it really shows off how spectacular this die really is.  The die is the full square – it’s so easy to use.  I added the stars, edge and sentiment and this card is finished!  The best part?  It comes as a bundle!  Imagine the Santa fun!  Hugs, Fran

Shake & Celebrate

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It’s almost time for the Holiday Mini catalog to be released!  This little card is made with the Shake & Celebrate set for the sentiment. Since this set is photopolymer, it’s easy to bend it slightly on the block to fit it in the Bunch of Banners die.  The star is cut with with the Star die and outlined with a gel pen.  I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder for the background and some burlap behind the star.  The little berries are pearls colored with an alcohol marker.  Very simple but very sweet.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Girly or Ghouly

I say “Ghouly!”

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This challenge is a Halloween challenge – Girly or Ghouly.  I started with the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Accordion Circle Card die, the Bat Stencil, Iron Fence Pop Up AND the Halloween Scene die!  Yep – I went a little crazy!

PIU Circle Accordion 04 frontAnd as you peer through the card, you’ll see it just gets worse 🙂

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On the left inside panel I continued with the fence and spider – cutting out the center of the Accordion Circle die.

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The center panel uses the Halloween Charms dies – ghost and pumpkins.  Love the 3-D ghost!

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The bats and spiders are cut from Stampin UP’s Black Glimmer paper and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun.  And it was fun putting this scene together.  Make sure you check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog for more spooky or girly inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

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