Paper Pros June Challenge – Masculine Cards

(ETA – I goofed!  This was for this Tuesday – not last Tuesday! I’m a week ahead!)  Just in time for Father’s Day, the Paper Pros are sharing masculine cards.  I started with Guy Greetings (my “go to masculine” stamp set) and some retired paper.  I colored just the pants on the strong man and accented the word Father with a hand drawn line.  But the fun is in the inside 🙂

On the inside I used the new Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop Up card.  These style of cards are SO much fun, and the new die takes all the guess work and measuring out of the equation!  Just die cut and go!  I added a little message strip on the left side by just folding a strip of vanilla card stock and tucking it in the fold.  The banner die across the top comes with the set – so easy!  Have fun checking out all the other ideas from the Paper Pros!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston –

Sandy Diller –
Donna Wright –
Shelly Hickox –
Summer – Hills Painter – Karen Aicken – Raquel Mason –

Caz Counsell - Helen Cryer – Kelly Booth – Frances Byrne –
Fran Sabad – You are here 🙂


Cut Up

A little masking created this card.  Crafting Forever is such a fun set!  I drew a line with a pencil and masked off the area where the bottom blade touched the line and stamped the scissors.  Then I drew the box with a Melon Mambo marker.  Add some hearts and sequins and here’s a fun card. Of course, this is the time of year when I suddenly realize that some of my favorite things have retired – like the heart border punch.  But any kind of sequins or embellishments would work here. 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

CAS Piggies

This Little Piggy is clean and simple!  Since I had all the supplies out from yesterday’s card, I thought I do a few more.  Using the same color combo of Powder Pink and Black I did this card and………

this card.  I might go back and bling them up a bit – but for now they remain clean and simple!  Hugs, Fran

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is my current favorite set in the new Annual Catalog!  They are just so cute!  I started this card with Playful Background and the Diagonal Stripes background stamps.  The colors are the new In Color, Powder Pink, and Black.  The die used is Karen Burniston’s new Katherine Label Pop Up (1011). It has some pretty labels that I used to make a frame around the opening.  The label the pig is on is embossed with a cloud embossing folder.

As you open the card the main label twists to the inside.  Here you can kind of see the Crystal Effects on the “bubble” part of the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  I can’t use this stamp without Crystal Effects!  You can also see how I used a black marker to go around the edge of the Diagonal Stripes label to make it pop.

On the inside I used the new cloud stencil and embossing paste and another label die cut.  Doesn’t this little piggy look happy flying in the clouds?  The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark on a black strip and heat embossed.  It’s attached on a piece of window sheet so it moves with the pig. The mechanism on this die is super simple!

Here you can see how it works – it really makes my pig fly 🙂  I did a whole group of cards using this stamp in these colors that I’ll continue to share!  Hugs, Fran

Lemon Lime Twist

There’s a new color in town – Lemon Lime Twist.  I paired it with Wisteria Wonder and came up with a bright, cheery card.  The stamp set is one of my favorite carry overs, Falling Flowers.  The embossing folder is the Petal Burst TIEF.  This is going to be a go to color!  Hugs, Fran

Daisy Delight 3-D

The new Daisy Delight bundle gives you the ability to create not only cards and scrapbooks, but 3-D items as well.  I used the stamp and matching punch to make little flower arrangements for the gals who attended our May Team Meeting,  The leaves are done with the Vintage leaves set with matching die and the little box is from Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Up.  I used wire to make the flower stems and tooth picks to make the leaf stems.  There’s a styrofoam ball inside the box to hold the arrangement.

The centers of the flowers have these new faceted gems (that are wonderful!) and the box is filled with shred.  Cute!  Hugs, Fran

Twist Panel Pop

This 5 x 5 card holds a fun secret inside.  The outside uses a two new dies from Karen Burniston – the Cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up, rectangle from the Twist Panel Pop Up and the sentiment from Word Set 2.  Then you open it up to find….

And explosion of fun!  This twist panel is a die that does all the hard work for you!  I decorated the panels with the smaller cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up and stamped the 3rd panel with a small Happy Birthday stamp over and over in different colors.  The edge is done with a die from Karen’s new Nature Edges set.

It’s so easy to create these fun cards!  No more measuring and trying to make your own mechanism 🙂  Too much fun!  Hugs, Fran

Birthday Charm Accordion

This cute accordion card is a new die by Karen Burniston.  The card base is the Charm Accordion and it’s 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and the die cuts both pieces of this accordion at the same time.  The squirrel is one of her new Woodland Animals (there’s a squirrel, fox and raccoon!)  The little packages at the bottom are from the Birthday Charms die set.

The squirrel is two pieces – the body and the tummy.  The arms are free so it was east to add a package.  The face is drawn on using the openings in the die.

Here’s the inside.  The sentiment is from SU’s Painter’s Palette.  See the birthday hat?  It’s held onto the smaller piece with a jump ring die 🙂  Cute!

The packages are all from the the Birthday Charms too.  The entire set is darling!  You can find more information about the dies here.  Hugs, Fran

Create Every Day

Here’s another Crafting Forever card that was colored with watercolor pencils and an aqua painter on watercolor paper.  The rhinestones and Dazzling Detail dots are….well….they’re there!  The background paper is Melon Mambo.  (From Pop of Pink – but you could use any paper and just match the pot)  Hugs, Fran

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