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Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Stretch it Out

PIU ROcky the Crab 01 front

This challenge is Stretch it Out – which means accordion albums to me!  I chose the Pop It Up Rectangular Accordion die and Rocky the Crab along with Stampin Up’s By the Shore Designer Series paper.

PIU Rocky the Crab 01

PIU Rocky the Crab 01 left

I used Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter on Very Vanilla card stock for the sand.  The “Thanks” dangling from the top is stamped on both sides so you can read it open or closed.  I also used Pop It Ups Palm Tree and Pail, Oval Pull Card, and Props 3 to create the different scenes.

PIU Rocky the Crab 01 right

The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Thankful Thoughts.  Don’t you wish you could stretch out summer like an accordion?  Check Karen’s Facebook page to see all the Stretch it Out designs!  Hugs, Fran

Sneak Peek Pineapple

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This set was one I really wanted – Pineapple!  It’s large.  The image is 5 1/4″ tall so it’s considered a background stamp.  I did the coloring with sponges.  I sponged Crushed Curry on the fruit and edged it with Delightful Dijon.  On the leaves, I sponged Old Olive and then edged it in Garden Green.  *I will reverse that on the next one!!

The sentiment is from Pop of Paradise.  And the background paper is from the In Color paper pack.  Hugs, Fran

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek Marque Messages

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You might have seen this card – everywhere!  It uses the new set Marque Messages!  This design was shown OnStage and is so cute and easy.  I did mine on a notecard.

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The best thing about this design is that all 3 cards are made from just 3 pieces of scrap card stock.  You simply stamp the design 3 times, cut the different pieces out and reassemble in 3 different color combos.  It’s like a puzzle.

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I used Rose Red, Old Olive and Peekaboo Peach. This is going to be a fun one!  Hugs, Fran

Cup Pop Stand

Here’s a card I did for the Elizabeth Craft Design blog. Today  I’ll be using the Cup Pop Stand to create a card.

PIU Cup Pop Stand 01

I started with the Swirly Flourish Stencil and Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words Hello. I die cut 3 of the words and glued them together to get some height.  Create a varied look with the stencil by changing the pressure of your sponge or ink applicator as you move from top to bottom.  Then I splattered over that with dark brown ink and sponged the edges.  Gold foil down the side and gold brads go with the gold filament behind the words.

PIU Cup Pop Stand 01 front

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Here’s the inside. Cut a 4 x 10 3/4 piece of paper and die cut the pop stand on the center fold.  I repeated the sponging with the stencil on just the 2 corners.

PIU Cup Pop Stand 01 stencil

The cup has a vellum card stock “swirl of smoke.”

PIU Cup Pop Stand 01 cup

The cup is cut from red polka dot paper twice.  Flip the die for the second cut if your paper is blank or has a different pattern on back. The heart on the cup is from the Hanging Charm Pull Card tied with a little bit of Baker’s Twine.  Cut the saucer from red paper and sponge the design on with red ink. Then die cut the saucer with a circle die.

PIU Cup Pop Stand 01 GC clip

To hold the Gift Card, I die cut the flourishes from  the Oval Landscape Accordion and glued them down just at the three tips.  It’s so cute – but I ended up using a small glue dot on the card to keep it from slipping during mailing.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Pop It Up Wednesday!

Flower Patch Birthday

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This card uses Flower Patch and the matching die, Flower Fair Framelits.  I tried several color combinations – Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party, So Saffron and Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Real Red, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder and Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango.  The centers are embellished with the Metal Rimmed Pearls.  Can you think of any other good color combos?  Hugs, Fran

Deck the Halls Chilly Gift Card Holder

I’m excited to share with you a cute idea using Karen Burniston’s Gift Card Accordion with Chilly the Penguin.

Here is the card in the closed position:

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And here it is opened up:

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Instructions:

Use the Gift Card Accordion Die cut to cut the following pieces:
(2) full pages from sturdy red cardstock
(2) pieces from patterned paper, using the paper over the inner rectangle only. Trim to just the rectangles and glue the patterned paper rectangles over the red cardstock pages, taking care to line up the tuck slots on Page 2 perfectly to be able to add a gift card later.
Use the companion Flourish Gift Frame die set to die cut 3 white Flourish Frames. Adhere the frames to the pages, including one for the front of the album when closed.
Assemble the Gift Card Accordion according to the package directions or by watching Karen’s assembly video here: Gift Card Accordion
Die cut Chilly the Penguin using white, black and orange cardstock and assemble him. Make slits between his body and arms. Using gold thread, wrap Chilly as shown.

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Die cut the string of Christmas lights from the Holiday House die set four times (1 set each in red, blue, green and yellow) and trim into individual bulbs. For the bulbs that are adhered to Chilly, simply glue them over the thread. For any bulbs that are hanging off of Chilly, sandwich the thread between two bulbs adhered back-to-back

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Die cut the largest decorator tree from the Evergreen Pivot Card set and sponge green ink through the die to create the swirl pattern, Adhere the tree to the page with a pop dot and add a glitter star.
Stamp “Santa Says” in green and “Shop!” in red using the Merry & Bright clear stamps. Die cut the circle and add to the page.
Die cut 4 presents and bows using the Evergreen Pivot Card set – one each in yellow, red, green and blue. Assemble the presents and adhere them to Page 2, being careful not to cover the tuck slots that will hold the gift card.
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Add your gift card and make someone smile! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project!

 

 

Creative Circle October Blog Hop

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This month, Liz has created a Halloween Haunted House file!  It’s a cute decoration that has plenty of room for at least 3 cards.

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I made it up with the Haunt Ya Later stamp set and Happy Haunting Designer Series paper.  Here’s the house, with the sweet vampire at the door.  The ghosts are cut from the DSP.

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My cards are all shakers.  After doing this card, I couldn’t resist doing more!  The shaker piece is cut using the Deco Label Collection and filled with sequins, stars and more of that glitter thread stuff (technical term!)

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I cut a spider web doily into quarters (just like the Haunted House) and used the pieces inside of the shakers.

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You can purchase the pattern here and/or leave a comment here for a chance to win a cut out kit of your own.  What was your favorite Halloween costume?  Winner announced in 2 weeks.

I have several favorite costumes – my children have always loved to dress up.  But the most unique costume was the year my youngest went as a pin cushion.  I’ll have to find a picture 🙂

Now hop on over to see the other creations on this blog hop!  You don’t want to miss it!

Fran      http://www.fransabad.com  (You are here!)

Barb     http://www.beelinestamping.com

Sandy   http://www.thescrapnstampshop.blogspot.com

Liz        http://www.lizhollowaydesign.blogspot.ca

 

Haunt Ya Later

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A spooky treat!  This candy bar pull up is certainly looking more “cute” than “spook!”  The Mummy is the easiest design to make – strips of card stock, sponge the edges, start layering!   I stamped the sentiment from Haunt Ya Later and added to the front, added some 1″ eyes and little gogglie things – and it’s ready to scare and share 🙂

The Rubber Stamping and Scrapping Garage sale is this Friday and Saturday!  If you’re in Lexington, Ky you need to come check it out!

Hugs, Fran

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