Category: Spring Mini

Make ‘Em Laugh (or maybe just smile)

Bathtub Pop Stand 01

Second day of the Make ‘Em Laugh Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team.  This card might just “squeeze by” as funny.  The card is 6 x 6 and uses the Beach Edges and Palm Tree and Pail dies along with some of the words from the Photopolymer stamp set Countless Sayings #2.

Bathtub Pop Stand 01 open

The inside finds Rocky taking a bath in the Bathtub Pop Stand die under the palm trees!  The sentiment is from So You.

Bathtub Pop Stand 01 detail

The tub and bubbles are made from white Shimmer Sheets.  Pop over to Karen’s Facebook page to see the rest of the cards for this challenge!

Beautiful Sympathy

Rectangular Accordion 05 front

This is a Pop It Ups Rectangular Accordion card using some Elizabeth Craft Design Flower Quartet peel off stickers, Silk microfine glitter and Copics to color it.  The Designer Series paper is from the SU Spring Mini – Painted Blooms – and it’s all tied off with some Hello Honey ribbon.  The paper is so gorgeous it’s hard to decide which piece to use!

Rectangular Accordion 05

I used the sentiment in Love & Sympathy for the inside.  It’s stamped in Wild Wasabi.  Els has a great video on YouTube on how to use the stickers with glitter and Copics.  They really make a card sparkle!  Hugs, Fran

Loving You

Oval Accordion 03

This Pop It Ups Oval Accordion card uses Saturated Canary’s Secrets digital stamp.  I sized it to fit my card and then cut the image apart so I could use part on the front and part on the back.  I used the Lattice die on the front – first in Pink Pirouette (which was too dark) and then in Whisper White – leaving just a bit of the underneath showing.

Oval Accordion 03 open

The sentiment in the middle is one of my absolute favorites from the Spring Catalog called Build a Bouquet.  I’m using it all over the place!  I replace the drawn line on the image with Baker’s Twine and added some hearts. The flower paper is unknown – very old from my stash, and the pink is from the Subtles Paper Pack. I colored the images with my Copic Markers.

Oval Accordion 03 left

Oval Accordion 03 right

Berry Basket

Butterfly Basics 06

This is a new die in the Mini Catalog called Berry Basket.  It’s a Bigz die and makes a lovely basket that is a nice size for all kinds of things.  To do this basket I adhered a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Whisper White and Best Year Ever Designer Series paper together and run it through the Big Shot Whisper White side down.  You need to do this twice so you have 2 pieces.  Assembly is simple and the basket is very sturdy when assembled.  I added half a Doily, a Coastal Cabana butterfly from the Butterfly Framelits and a Calypso Coral stamped from the Butterfly Basics set and die cut.  The center is a Calypso Coral pom-pom.  I assembled my basket using the hand-held stapler.

Still snowed in with more snow coming tomorrow.  Going. Stir. Crazy.  Hugs, Fran

Do More of What Makes You Happy

Hello Life 02

Doesn’t this say it all?  This stamp is from Hello, Life and it’s large!  (The card is 6 x 6)  I adhered it to some Flower Pot Designer Series paper with an old flower die cut.  The small flowers stamped around the sentiment are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.  It has some wonderful background style stamps in it!  So what makes me happy?

Hello Life 02 open

A bathtub full of flowers!  The stand up part is from Karen Burniston’s Bathtub Pop Stand die, die cut from some white Shimmer Sheet. The flowers filling the tub are from my stash and the leaves are the Build a Bird punch.  The tub faucet is cut from SU Silver Foil paper.  Since it needed to be mirrored, and the paper is white on the back, I used a silver leaf pen to color the back of the paper.

Hello Life 02 detail

I used a retired embossing folder on the tub and it’s so pretty in real life! My tub runneth over! 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Balloon Bash 04

Here is my take on one of my favorite cards demonstrated by Carrie Cudney at Stampin Up’s Leadership conference.  It uses Balloon Bash and some of the new (and wonderful) chalkboard paper.  The background is a piece of Back to Black Designer Series paper colored with Blendabilities.  It took me a while to figure out that mine is so much darker than hers because I used Melon Mambo and she must have use Pink Pirouette!  I finished my take on this card with gold twine and sequins – a perfect combo!  Hugs, Fran

Hey There

There a fun tutorial on Splitcoast today – 3-D Word Dies. I used the Word Bubble framelits and Just Sayin to make a card following the directions. 

Stamp Set – Just Sayin
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black
Etc – Copic markers (YR04, YR07, YR09), Word Bubble Framelits, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Arrow clip, Star #2 die

Hop on over there and give it a try!  Hugs, Fran

So What Got You Started

Stamping?  Did you go to a workshop or party?  Try it on your own?  I saw some cute images in a store one day and decided to give it a try.  My first images were a cute hedgehog from Penny Black and some little kiddos from Me & My Big Ideas.  I still have them.  They led me to want to find out more about this art – and here I am.  So since today is my birthday, I decided to pull out some of these very old images and make something new.

An odd color combo on the front – Wisteria Wonder, Real Red and Basic Black.  The sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday was the perfect font and saying for this card.
On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Lot’s of Pops die and the cute little triangle punch from the Occasions mini.

So now it’s your turn!  What got you started stamping?  Hugs, Fran

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