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Jar of Candied Love

This simple card is made with Jar of Love and the candy hearts in the Sure Do Love You set.  I made some masks for the hearts and just masked them as I filled the jar.  I used the matching Framelits to cut out the jar and tied it off with some Baker’s Twine.  The colors are Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink and Pool Party.  You could easily make these as tiny cards.  Hugs, Fran


Graceful Garden

Graceful Garden has this beautiful sentiment – I Adore You – that is perfect for Valentines Day or any card that expresses love.  I paired is up with Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry to make a Valentines card.  The sets I used are Sure Do Love You and Heart Happiness with dies from Sweet & Sassy hearts and the Lots to Love Framelits.  Cut and inch from one side of your card base and stack your hearts along the edge.  I also added some cute Metallic Enamel Shape hearts.

Enjoy all the hearts!  Hugs, Fran


Crazy For Challenges – Monochromatic

This challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is a Monochromatic Challenge.  I chose yellow with black as my accent color.  The background on the front of the card is done with a stencil and shimmer spray.  The sentiment and diet are from Stamping Up’s Sunshine Sayings and matching die, Sunshine Wishes.  I added rhinestones and metallic stars and a scallop boarder from the Colorful Seasons die.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die to create the sun popping up!  I added sunglass from SU’s  Pocketful of Sunshine die and lot of shimmer 🙂  I repeated some of the accents from the front on the inside.  This is such a fun challenge and I hope you’ll play along!  Hugs, Fran


Embossing Paste

Embossing paste is an easy way to add texture and interest to you cards. Using it with stencils you can add all kinds of interesting looks.  For this card I took a stencil, masked off a section and applied embossing paste that was mixed with some re-inker.  After I lifted the stencil, I added some Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle.  A little piece of glitter paper and a sentiment finished it off.


On this card I did embossing paste over patterned paper.  This is one of my favorite looks.  Remember that when you use embossing paste you need to wash your stencil and palette knife off right away so that the paste doesn’t dry on your tools.  Hugs, Fran

Daisy Delight

This set is a favorite!  Daisy Delight is a beautiful set that is available with a matching punch.  I created a card using one of the small images to make the background, some new Daffodil Delight ribbon and the stamp and punch to make the flower.  The center is one of the gold faceted gem (love!)  Hugs, Fran

Coloring Kit

Here’s a really quick idea for a gift for a crafty friend.  Using the new Just Add Color Designer Series paper, I cut the different designs 4 x 5 1/2 and adhered them to different color bases.  Just adhere it flat so the recipient can color the designs.  This paper is nice and heavy!

Add a 4 x 5 1/2 white inside and stamp the sentiment from Work of Art.

Cover the flap of the envelopes with matching DSP, add some colored pencils and tie with a ribbon.  I made a matching tag to go with it.  This all goes in a cello bag and is off to a young friend as a gift!  Hugs, Fran

Playful Piggy

Here’s the last little – dancing around my card!  As you can see, I used the Playful Background and Diagonal Stripe in a different layout for this one.  And yes, I used Crystal Effects on the little bubbles in the background – can’t help it!

So here’s my pink pig group!  Too much fun!  Hugs, Fran

Sparkle Birthdays

Happy sparkly birthday!  The background was inspired by Kristina Werner and is a Stamping Up mask inked in Pink Pirouette, Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder.  Then I went over it again in pearl embossing paste.  Beautiful – then I dropped it!  And like the proverbial bread and butter, it landed face down.  So I covered the entire thing in Dazzling Diamonds – and loved it!

The sentiment and balloons are from Balloon Adventures.  The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and the balloons are stamped and then the stripes and dots are stamped with a glue pad and covered with Dazzling Diamonds.  Hugs, Fran

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