This set is called Bunch of Blossoms and it’s a three step stamp set that makes beautiful flowers. I used Marina Mist and Soft Sky to stamp the flowers and Old Olive on the stems and leaves. There is a matching punch for the flowers.
The flowers are popped up on Dimensionals and the ends of flowers (where they meet the stems) are held down with glue dots. A gentle curl with my bone folder gives them lots of dimension. Then I added sequins and dots of Dazzling Details and gold jelly roll pen dots 🙂 Hugs, Fran
So after I did party balloons with the Reverse Word set, I decided to do hot air balloons. The balloon is die cut using the Up & Away Thinlits and the background paper is the Salebration paper Carried Away. The Reverse Words is stamped in Mint Macaron. I’m sure you can create a prettier hot air balloon! Hugs, Fran
Does it feel like Deja vu? This is the same card from yesterday – just straightened up and popped up. This time I fussy cut the balloons (there is a punch for balloons – I just forgot!) and used the die for the ribbons. Then the balloons are popped up with Dimensionals. Now you decide! This one –
or this one –
Starting on the February 21 there are 3 more Saleabration items to pick – Glimmer paper (!) and 2 stamp sets. This is one of the upcoming sets called Reverse Words. The two stamps say “hooray” and “cheers.” I paired it with Balloon Adventures to make this card. The base is Tempting Turquoise and the colors are Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango. I added some sequins and drew the lines with a marker. Hugs, Fran
Here we go with a trio of cards simply creaTed because I cut way too many butterflies. I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette and then die cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Thinlits. With the leftover piece I used the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches to punch the rest. This gave me a lot of butterflies!
Using Gorgeous Grunge and Suite Sentiments, I created 3 background pieces and placed all the butterflies around the sentiment.
That’s a little strip of Glimmer paper down the left side – hard to see in the photograph! So now there are 3 cards – similar but different. Hugs, Fran
Little fishes wishing you a happy birthday! I stamped the background using Playful Backgrounds in Soft Sky and Marina Mist. The little fish from Jar of Love are stamped in Tangerine Tango, die cut with the matching die and popped up on the front. The balloon is from Confetti Celebration. It’s fussy cut and popped up – with the string cut above and below the sentiment. I added Crystal Effects on the open circles, stamped another background image on the strip in the middle and it’s ready to celebrate! Hugs, Fran
Do you ever buy a set because of one or two images? Yep, that’s why I bought Little Cuties! The kitten and puppy are so sweet I just had to have it! Colored with Copics, I used these two together to make a simple card. I stamped the puppy and put a mask over him so I could stamp the kitten behind him. I also masked off part of the sentiment. The balloons are from Bella & Friends. Hugs, Fran
Balloon Adventures is a fun set with a matching die that makes a pop up card! I started with a shaker front using the Party Animal Designer Series paper and the pop up insert as a flat piece. (I probably should have shown this card inside to front!)
This is the inside. So now you can see that the piece can be used on the front or inside. Bright, happy colors ! Hugs, Fran
Who doesn’t love a sweet monster with a birthday wish? This Yummy in my Tummy set is from the Occasions Mini and I’ve paired him with the Cool Treats set and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series paper. Plus he’s on an action wobbler!
His popsicle is covered with Glossy Accents so it shines and he is colored with Copic Markers. Hope you enjoy! Hugs, Fran
The Occasions catalog and Sale a bration start tomorrow and I think this set – Beautiful You – will be a winner! These are some of my first samples. The larger “squiggle” image fits on her dress! Simple stamping at it’s best!
Or some paper piecing for her dress in a monochromatic color scheme. The polka dot paper is from Pop of Pink – so I added a pink belt to her outfit. Easy! Hugs, Fran