Category: Petite Pairs

Beautiful Paper Double High

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There is a piece of Designer Series paper called Painted Blooms (page 18) in the Occasions Mini that is so pretty it’s hard to cut into it!  I decided to make Karen Burniston’s Double High Katie Label Pop It Ups card with it so I could show off as much as possible the design.

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The sentiment is Petite Pairs and I used the Butterflies Thinlit and the Pop It Ups Paris Edges on the front and inside.  Here’s the link to make the Double High card – it’s one of my favorite techniques!  Hugs, Fran


Sneak Peek What’s Your Type Christmas

A Christmas idea is May!  This is What’s Your Type (available June 2nd) I used the small circle images and embossed the solid in gold and the stripes in silver.  (Do this one color at a time)  I embossed a piece of Brushed Gold using Petite Pairs and silver embossing powder.  Rhinestones and sequins finish it off. The ornament is a 1 3/8″ circle with the little scalloped square punch in Brushed Silver on top.

Stamp Sets – What’s Your Type?, Petite Pairs
Cardstock – Brushed Silver, Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Ink – Versamark
Etc – Sequins, Rhinestones, 1 3/8 circle punch, Itty Bitty punch pack

Today is suppose to be our warmest yet – making it an odd day to show a Christmas card!  You might want to consider other colors   Hugs, Fran

So Very Grateful

This card is a side-ways extended Circle Card Thinlit using So Very Grateful from the current mini catalog.  I stamped the image in Stazon and colored it with Stampin Write Markers and added a few pearl to the centers of some of the flowers.  The scallop on the side uses the Tasteful Trim die.

To make the extended card I cut my cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 and placed it under the die – pulling the end up and over so that it doesn’t get cut.  This leaves the top part of the die empty.  Then I folded the left side on the score lines and scored again at 5 1/2. 

I used a sentiment from Petite Pairs on the inside of the circle. 

Stamp Sets – So Very Grateful, Petite Pairs, My Friend
Cardstock – Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SA
Ink – Jet Black Stazon
Stampin Write Markers – Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Pear Pizzazz
Etc – Circle Card Thinlit, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Tasteful Trim die, pearls

The extended size really gives you a lot of room for your message!  Hugs, Fran

Perfect Pennants

This card was made for a good friend of mine and this sentiment from Perfect Pennants was, well, perfect!  I based the colors on the Retro Fresh This and That Washi tape. 

On the inside I stamped one of the tape looking stamps across the bottom.  This could easily be more washi tape if you aren’t in the mood to try and stamp a straight line!.

Stamp Sets – Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs
Card stock – Very Vanilla
Ink – Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Etc – Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Cute Clip, Banner Framelit

Hope you have a great weekend!  Hugs, Fran

Comfy Chair PNC

More variations on the card I made at the class Karen Burniston taught.  This is the Square PNC base using a very retired SU Designer paper.  It is a specialty paper that has been retired for so long, I can’t remember what it was called!  I put the greeting from Petite Pairs in the Fancy Frame die.

Here it is open with a few magazines scattered around – just like my house!

The vase is the Owl punch and the branches are from the Bird punch.  The chair die has an embossing folder that makes the rug, lamp and table.  I just cut them out after embossing.  Though you can’t see it, the lamp shade is covered in Crystal Effects.  I covered the top edge with the wonderful SU tape – love that stuff! 

Family is in town and I’m scurrying around behind the scenes trying to pack for convention.  I’ll be posting from convention on my Facebook page starting on Thursday afternoon. Hugs, Fran

Beautifully Baroque

I case the idea for this from Shelli Gardner (!)  but I changed several things.  I kept the layout and the elements on the card and that’s about it. 

Since I don’t have the background stamp she used, I chose Dictionary for my background.  To make the lighter/darker areas on the background stamp, I inked it in Crumb Cake and then took a sponge dauber and added some Early Espresso.  The center piece is the Framelit from Chalk Talk and the stamp set I used is Lacy & Lovely.  I also switched out the sentiment and used Perfect Pairs.  I love the card – and really love how changing just a few things makes it my own (kind of!) 

Stamp Sets – Beautifully Baroque, Petite Pairs, Lacy & Lovely, Dictionary
cardstock – Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Vellum Card stock
Ink – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Etc – Chalk Talk Framelit, Beautiful Butterfly die, Pansy punch, Baroque embossing folder, Vintage clear button, linen thread, Butterfly punch (small), Rhinestone

To make the big flower, I punch 3 or 4 pansy punches, misted them with water and wadded each punch up.  After they dried, I stacked them together and used glue to hold them.  Once it was dry I gathered the petals into the look I wanted and glued it to the card.  (I might need to hand deliver this one!)  Hugs, Fran

Happy Valentine Day

Happy Valentine Day!  Casing Melissa Stout’s double easel Valentine card – so cute!

Stamp Set – Delightful Dozen, You are Loved (Itty Bitty Banners/ Petite Pairs)
card stock – Real Red, Crumb Cake, Polka Dot DSP, Red Glimmer paper
Ink – Real Red, Jet Balck Stazon
Etc – Hearts Framelit, Build a brad, Flower trim, Delicate Doilies Lace trim, Crumb Cake seam binding, Antique brad, Gold embossing powder

And this is the Heart Framelit with a little box in the middle to hold Ghiradelli squares.  Sorry to say I didn’t have as much control with the chocolate as I did with the M&Ms!  I think I ate almost half a bag making these! 

Supplies (Valentine box)
Stamp Set – That’s the Ticket (Spring Mini)
card stock – Real Red, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP
Ink – Real Red, Pool Party
Etc – Scallop Circle and Ticket punches, Hearts Framelits, 1″ square punch

Have a wonderful Valentine day.  Hugs, Fran

Winged Love

Guess what?  I was wrong!  The Winged Hearts die fits perfectly in the Stampin Up Dress Form Base.  Sometimes I just need more coffee and good thump on the head!  For this Valentine I pulled out lots of stamp sets.  Did you know that Seasonal Sayings (Holiday Mini – front of card) is still available?  Page 36 of the Spring Mini has a list of everything that is being carried over.  This paper is fun – notice how I was able to use one of the hearts on the paper to “layer” onto the Be My Valentine sentiment!  Too much fun!

Stamp Sets – Seasonal Sayings, Petite Pairs, Delightful Dozens
card stock – Pool Party, More Amore DSP, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Neutral Paper pack
Ink – Jet Black Stazon
Etc – Pop N Cuts Winged Hearts insert and die, Pop N Cuts Dress Form base die, Hearts Framelits, rhinestones, Itty Bitty Holiday Shapes punch, Heart punch

Love poppin up all over the place!  Hugs, Fran

Rock and Pop

It’s a Rock N Roll birthday with the Pop N Cut die!  Do you remember the portable record players?  I always wanted one – so I made one   This little gal is getting ready for a soda pop party. 

Stamp Sets – Petite Pairs, Bright Blossoms
card stock – Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP, Subtles Pattern pack, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Silver Glimmer, Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver
Ink, Jet Black Stazon
Stampin Write Markers – Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo
Etc – Dress Form Pop N Cut die, 1″ circle punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, small oval, 1/4″ circle punch, heart punch, Scallop circle #2 die, scallop border punch, Little Labels punch pack, white gel pen, Basic pearls and rhinestone, Sharpie marker, copy paper (inside diary on shelf!) Oval Framelits

I think that’s all I used.  It was so much fun to create this little scene.  Hope you enjoy it!  Hugs, Fran

More Tags

Use little scraps of Designer Series paper to make cute tags for your packages.  You could even use wrapping paper and have your tags match your boxes!

Stamp Set – Greetings of the Season
card stock – Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP
Ink – Gumball Green
Etc – Cherry Cobbler seam binding

And then punch some little ornaments and back them in Designer Series paper (or wrapping paper!) 

Stamp Set – Petite Pairs
card stock – Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP
Ink – Gumball Green
Etc – Merry Mini punch pack, Bakers Twine, rhinestones

Hugs, Fran

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