Category: Spring Mini

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


It’s a Beautiful Day

Brushos are a new product offering for Stampin Up.  They are a crystal watercolor powder that you paint or shake out of little containers onto watercolor paper. Of course there are lots of techniques for this product but I’ll show you 3 ways to get you started.  I am using the Beautiful Day stamp set from the Occasion catalog and Amazing You from the Saleabration catalog.

For this first card I stamped the image with Black Archival ink onto watercolor paper.  I lightly misted the paper and sprinkled on some Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho.  Then I misted the paper some more until the colors began to blend.

On this card I heat embossed the butterfly with white embossing powder, filled the areas of the butterfly with water and sprinkled on the Gamboge and Yellow Brusho.  Once it dried I brushed off any powder that was outside of the embossed image and then misted the watercolor paper and used the Prussian Blue and Yellow Brushos around it.

For this card I stamped the butterfly in Bermuda Bay and then misted the card stock with water.  This caused the butterfly to bleed.  While it was wet I added the Yellow Brusho.  Once the entire piece was dry, I revamped the butterfly.  All the cards were finished with some sequins and the Tutti-Frutti DSP.  I encourage you to try this product but be warned – it’s very addicting!  Hugs, Fran


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

Creative Circle April Blog Hop -#Imbringingbirthdaysback

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In honor of Shannon West’s (from Stampin Up) campaign – I’m Bring Birthday’s back – this month’s Creative Circle Blog Hop is a darling, perpetual calendar!

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The box has two cubes that can be rotated for the days of the month (remember that the 6 is also the 9), a flip top for the months, and a space int he back to hold your birthday cards so you can actually mail them out!  (I am the worse!)

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I used the Whisper White Heavy card stock and the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Pack to make mine.  This paper stack has 48 sheets of double sided paper in it!  My balloons on the front are from Balloon Celebration and are punched out with the matching Balloon Bouquet Punch.

Creative Circle 4:2016 Rose Wonder

This card uses the bow from the Cutie Pie Thinlit, more It’s My Party paper and the Elegant Dot embossing folder.

Creative Circle 4:2016 Picture Perfect

This card uses the Picture Perfect stamp set and Blushing Bride.

Creative Circle 4:2016 Happy Birthday Everyone

And last, but not least, this card uses the Bokeh technique.  You can find it on Splitcoast here.

You can get the pattern here:

To see all the other wonderful designs for this pattern, follow along on our hop!  One lucky person who leaves a comment will win the pattern 🙂  Hugs, Fran

 

Sandra Mott

 Liz Holloway

 Fran Cassidy Sabad – You are here!

Barb  Stencel

Creative Circle 4:2016

Party ’til the Cows Come Home

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Today is day one for Karen Burniston’s Design Team May Challenge – Barns, Barns, Barns!  And I bring you Brownie the Cow getting ready to party 🙂  The stamp is from Life’s Adventure (a Stampin Up hostess set that’s getting ready to retire!) on some very fun Birthday Bash Designer Series paper.

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The cake was colored with Copic markers and the party hat is from Karen’s Props 2 die set.

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And here’s the herd at the barn- what a celebration!  The barn Pop It Ups stand fits perfectly into the fold – holding up the barn (which is holding up the cows!) The word bubble is computer generated and the sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.  The balloons (from the Spiral Pull Card die) are on fishing line.  You can easily face the cows in any direction by simply flipping the die cuts over.

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I added 1 3/4″ to my barn to make it higher by simply gluing an extra piece of yardstick on the bottom of the front and back barn. You can check out all the other cards on Karen’s Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran

 

Sweet Laughter

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Sweet Laughter is a Mini Catalog stamp set with some little line drawn images and cute sentiments. I chose to do a clean and simple card for this one using only Whisper White, some Sweet Sadie washi tape and a button.  The image was colored with Blender pens and ink.  I’ve kind of overlooked this set up until now so you might see a few more before Mother’s Day – it’s really cute!  Hugs, Fran

Pop It Up From the Herd

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Karen Burniston has come out with a new line of Pop It Ups – and they fit perfectly with the stamp set From the Herd!  One the dies is the Barn Pop Stand (1021).  I used it on the front of this card!  And the doors slide open and closed!

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Inside is Cheepers the Chicken (1023), Brownie the Cow (1022), and Virgil the Pig (1024)!  And they are all celebrating 🙂

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The party hat is from Props 2 and the balloons are from the Spiral Pull Card.  What a fun, fun set of dies!

Easter Berry Basket

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Double your fun with this Berry Basket 🙂  I made this one out of Coaster Board and it is sturdy, sturdy, sturdy!  To do this, I cut the Berry Basket Die 4 times and assembled them 3/4 of the way – meaning on one piece for each basket I cut off one flap.  Cut a piece of Coaster Board 3 x 6 and layer the 3/4 baskets on top of it.  Line the inside with some of the Best Year Ever DSP and make a long edge to go around the basket.  The handle is a 1/2 x 12 piece of Coaster Board.  Decorate and fill with lots of Easter candy – it can handle it!  Hugs, Fran

Sweet Laughter

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I seem to be focusing on laughter this week 🙂  This is the Sweet Laughter set in the Spring Mini.  This clean and simple card is a 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White base with a 3 1/2 x 3 center piece stamped with the image and colored with Copic markers.  I added some Sweet Sadie washi tape and a Subtle button – done!  Clean and simple – and sweet!  Hugs, Fran

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