The December Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team is Trees Please. I started with a 6 x 6 card front featuring Stampin Up’s Year of Cheer Designer paper, a foil snowflake, Snowflake sentiments stamp set and white Glimmer paper. Everything is edged in Gold Foil paper. and see the scallop edging on the right side – remember that 🙂 The sentiment is embossed in gold and accented with silver thread and a gold facetted gem.
When you open the card…………….
The Tree Pop Up is snowy white with gold accents. The gold trim around the base of the tree is from the Snowman Twist Circle die and the straight scallop is from the Tag Book die. Fun!
The tree pieces were done with a beaded embossing paste and dots mask. My jar was almost empty and I really had to scrape to finish the project! But the sparkle was worth it.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll enjoy all the other team member’s projects too! Hugs, Fran
Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com
Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com
Oh goodness, I’ve been gone for a long time! So here you go – a post and an explanation! This cute card uses Karen Burniston’s new Tag Book die turned so that it’s a vertical tag. I used Stampin Up’s the beautiful Year of Cheer DSP adhered to the retired brushed gold card stock, along with a Gold foil snowflake and the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set to decorate the front. After covering the front of the Tag Book with the DSP, I added a foil snowflake, gold thread, then a white Glimmer paper snowflake, and a silver Faceted Gem. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then punched out with the Everyday Label punch. The top is tied off with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon. Sparkle!
The Tag Book drops open (like a tag!) I’ve die cut the center of the two little squares and used the trim piece to sandwich the snowflake from the KB Charm set on a piece of clear fishing string and finished the inside off with a snowman from her Snowman Twist Circle die. To make his little scarf, I die cut the hat band 4 times and pieced it together. The die cut words are from the Winter Words die. The tag is finished off with a loop of gold floss that is long enough to go through both top circles on the closed tag so you can hang it on your package.
Here’s a close up of the details and also a better idea of the actual color! All the sparkle was really keeping it from photographing correctly 🙂
If you’re still reading, my mother has been sick and I am taking this time to spend it with her. I will continue to post here but it will be sporadic. Thanks for understanding and I hope you’ll continue to check back. Hugs always, Fran
There’s something about this gold paper that makes everything beautiful! It’s called Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper and each piece has a metallic foil design. Here I added a gold embossed sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments and a gold snowflake, It’s a 4 1/2 x 6 card.
Inside is the Christmas Tree Pop Up by Karen Burniston using a gold foil Snowflake doily as a tree skirt. The tree is decorated with gold ornaments (included with the die!)
Very simple, very shiny! Hope you enjoy! Hugs, Fran
Here’s a fun 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Christmas card using the new set in the Holiday mini called Smitten Mitten. The set has a matching die that makes cute mittens with all sorts of patterns and accessories. I used the knit trim across the top and a snowflake to decorate. The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and die cut using Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die in white and Pool Party. The patterned paper is Stamping Ups Quilted Christmas Cardstock pack.
And inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die and her Winter Animals dies. I used the penguins to make a scene with the Nature’s Edges die – penguins making snowmen with the snowman watching. What a fun card!
There’s still time to join me on October 7th for my World Card Making Day Christmas Stamp a Stack. Check here for more information. Hugs, Fran