Category: Just Saying

Chilly and Hoppy

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Today is Challenge day for the Karen Burniston Design Team!  This month we were challenged to use the characters – Chilly, Hoppy and Poppy!  On this project I used Chilly to decorate a jar for gift giving.  There are 6 Chillies around this blue Bell jar and some sweet snowflakes from Karen’s Garden Bench die.  I added rhinestones so he could have some bling.

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I used Stampin Up’s Oh My Goodies to make the label for the top which matches the  Deco Label Collection Framelits – that were designed by Karen!  Stamped in Real Red and then again in Basic Black, the center is punch with an oval punch and popped up.  I tied the rim with some Real Red cotton ribbon.  Then I filled the jar with peppermints!

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Next I made a card using Stampin Up’s new In Colors and Flowerpot Designer Series paper. Again I used Oh My Goodies and the Deco Label Collection for the front. The edges of the card are done using two of Karen’s Agatha edges.

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And inside is Hoppy on Karen’s Lorna Label PopUp.  He’s sitting by his pond with a Stampin’ Up’s Just Sayin die cut with the Chalk Talk dies.  Hoppy comes with his own lily pad and flies!  I attached the flies to some fishing line and mounted them between the lily pads.

Hoppy 03 detail

The flower is from Stampin Up’s Flower Patch (that also has a matching Framelit set.)  Hoppy is done in Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  His “pond” is in Lost Lagoon.  Hope you are enjoying meeting the characters!  Check out the rest of the gang by visiting Karen’s Facebook page and seeing what the rest of the team has created!  And come back tomorrow to see what’s going on with Poppy!  Hugs, Fran


Well Worded Friends

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Well Worded has a cute mustache and a framelit to match!  I wrote the sentiment out in My Digital Studio, leaving a space for the mustache, and added to the front of this 5 x 5 card.

Well Worded 01 open

And here are the Pop It Ups friends by Karen Burniston to celebrate – complete with their own mustaches from the Props collection!  So what was the question?

Well Worded 01 detail

The word bubble comes from Just Sayin 🙂



Stamp Sets – Well Worded, Just Saying, Fabulous Four

Card stock – Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Polka Dot DSP, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango

Ink – Early Espresso

Etc – Pop It Ups Chilly, Hoppy, Poppy.  Props framelits, Lots of Pops insert Framelit, What’s Up framelit, Candy Dots, Mustache Framelit


Hope you’re enjoy all the new friends!  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

Saleabration Banner Blast

Sale abration starts today! And some of the free product available is the darling set Banner Blast – and a cute banner punch.  I cased the card above and then – just kept going to make a set!

The card base is the note cards from

To finish things off, I made a little box that will hold 4-5 of these cards.  It would have held more – but I used Dimensionals under all the banners!  (4 is a nice number for a set!) 

Stamp Sets – Banner Blast (SA, Just Saying
Card Stock – Notecards, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
Ink – Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Jet Black Stazon
Etc – On Film Framelits, Candy Dots, Baker’s Twine (SA, Talk Bubble Framelits

Nothing like taking one idea and going crazy with it!  Thanks to the person who came up with the original card – I have searched all over the place to find it and have had no success.  Was it you?  Hugs, Fran

Life in the Forest

Starting out the week with a funny card! The front is Just Sayin and Life in the Forest. 

Doesn’t he looked shocked!  This card is for a very special person who will (I hope) appreciate the humor.

The inside features Karen Burniston’s Garden Bench insert and Tree Thinlits along with all the little creatures and their reactions!  I used her floating floor template for the base.  You can find the template here.  The talk bubbles were done in MDS.

Stamp Sets – Just Sayin, Life in the Forest
Card stock – Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, In Color Pattern pack
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Island Indigo
Etc – Pop It Up Garden Bench and Tree Thinlits, Chevron punch, MDS 2, markers

Life in the Forest is another one of those sets that I purchase just for this one idea!  I’m going to have to put my brain to the test now and see what else I can do with it!  Hugs, Fran

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