Pink and Purple Christmas greetings cased from the catalog. I used Elegant Eggplant and Rich Razzleberry with the Flurry of Wishes of stamp set. Then I spritzed it with shimmer spray – because it was out and I just HAD to! Hugs, Fran
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
It’s here! Did I say “hurry, hurry, hurry”?
If your order is under $150 and you need a hostess code, let me know before you place it 🙂 Have fun – and remember that some things go very fast! Hugs, Fran
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.
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.
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.
The cup has a vellum card stock “swirl of smoke.”
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.
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!
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
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:
And here it is opened up:
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.
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
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.
Add your gift card and make someone smile! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project!
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.
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.
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!)
I cut a spider web doily into quarters (just like the Haunted House) and used the pieces inside of the shakers.
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!
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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!