Tag: Christmas

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge – Gingerbread!

Thoughts of Christmas bring yummy treats to mind and today we are celebrating gingerbread AND a new die – the Tag Book die –

1023 Tag Book  I started with Real Red and a cute image from Whimsy Stamps made into a little shaker.

Inside is a scene of a Gingerbread family getting ready for Christmas.  I used the gingerbread men and Christmas tree from the Winter Charm die set.  I chose to stencil the faces that are included with the die.  The package and wreath are from the Sleigh die.

Isn’t this die fun?  It measures 3 x 6 and can be mailed.  And it’s so easy to put together!  (Big plus this time of year!)

On the back I add another tag with a holly punch design as a space to write a message.  Have fun seeing all the other gingerbread creations!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Snowflake Sentiment Christmas Tree


There’s something about this gold paper that makes everything beautiful!  It’s called Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper and each piece has a metallic foil design.  Here I added a gold embossed sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments and a gold snowflake,  It’s a 4 1/2 x 6 card.

 

Inside is the Christmas Tree Pop Up by Karen Burniston using a gold foil Snowflake doily as a tree skirt.  The tree is decorated with gold ornaments (included with the die!)

Very simple, very shiny!  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, Fran

Smitten

Here’s a fun 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Christmas card using the new set in the Holiday mini called Smitten Mitten.  The set has a matching die that makes cute mittens with all sorts of patterns and accessories.  I used the knit trim across the top and a snowflake to decorate.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments and die cut using Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die in white and Pool Party. The patterned paper is Stamping Ups Quilted Christmas Cardstock pack.

And inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die and her Winter Animals dies.  I used the penguins to make a scene with the Nature’s Edges die – penguins making snowmen with the snowman watching.  What a fun card!

There’s still time to join me on October 7th for my World Card Making Day Christmas Stamp a Stack.  Check here for more information.  Hugs, Fran

Christmas in the Making

My niece and her cat getting ready for Christmas 🙂  This set – Christmas in the Making – has 3 darling images, perfect for coloring.  I used Copic markers to color and fussy cut the image and adhered it to some Christmas Around the World Designer Series paper.  I used the holly embossing folder for the background.  The scallop across the bottom is the negative from the Ticket Treat border punch,  The packages are covered with shimmer pen and Crystal Effects.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Design Team – My Style


Welcome to this month’s Karen Burniston Design Team challenge – My Style.  So that leaves trying to pin point “my style.”  Well, you know I love pop-ups!  I also love lots of details, coloring with my Copic markers, and using lots of sets on one card.  Does that make me “fussy?”  🙂  This card starts with a 5 x 5 Garden Green base and some of the beautiful Quilted Christmas 6 x6 Designer Series paper.  I also used a Stitched Felt tree – so fun!  The trim across the top is Stampin Up’s Decorative Ribbon Border. The Christmas packages are from the Karen Burniston Sleigh pop up in Garden Green, Gold Foil, and Real Red with rhinestones in the center of the bows. The cute moose is from Riley & Company stamps and has a matching die. After coloring him with Copic markers, I chopped off his head and popped it up so he’d have a little more dimension behind the tree.

But the best part is always inside!

I used the Karen Burniston Sleigh Pop Up on the inside is Gold Foil and Quilted Christmas DSP and added another Riley moose and more packages to the sleigh.  There is also another Stitched Felt tree tucked in the sleigh and the cute wreath has a Metallic Enamel dot on the bow.  The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Oh What Fun – a great set to have!  So I’m calling this “my style!”  Hugs, Fran

See what the rest of team did for this challenge!

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Tags & Trimmings

Happy September – Happy Holiday catalog 🙂  It’s finally time for the Holiday Catalog and all the fun, new products and ideas.  One of my favorites is the the Tags & Trimmings stamp set with the matching Trim Your Stocking dies.  This combo makes darling stockings that are little pillow boxes.  The dies have all kinds of pieces that decorate your stockings.  For these stockings I used the new Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series paper and the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon.

You can also just use the pillow pos part of the die to make little gift pouches,  This one is a case of the one in the catalog.  It uses the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper.  There are so many things you can do with this set!

If you are in the Lexington, Ky area, the annual Stamping Garage Sale is coming up September 15-16!  Want more info on participating or attending?  Email me for all the details. 

Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros August Challenge – Monochromatic

This month’s Paper Pros challenge is monochromatic – and I cheated just a little bit 🙂  Tranquil Tide and White with a squirrel!  The sentiment is from Carols of Christmas and the squirrel is a new die from Karen Burniston – Woodland Animals.  Isn’t he cute??  But the best is inside…

This is Karen Burniston’s new Tree Pop Up die and Nature’s Edges.  It’s a snowy scene with beautiful ornaments from the SU Carols of Christmas die hanging from the tree.  The moon is a 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pro’s creations!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Charmed, I’m Sure!

This challenge is all about charms – Karen Burniston’s Hanging Charms!  There are lots of charms available and I chose the Holiday Charms for this card.  But I didn’t hang them…..

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I used Buster the Dog and the Holiday Charms to create a Christmas card.  The snowflake is hanging from a die cut circle and the package and tree charm decorate the background.  The house is fussy cut from Stampin Up’s Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper.

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The snowflake is suspended on some fishing line.

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Inside I finished it off with some paw prints from Props 4.  Head over to Karen’s Facebook page to check out all the other charming card for this challenge! Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – 10 Things

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Twas the night before Christmas and the mice were getting ready to Deck the Halls!  The Challenge today at Crazy 4 Challenges is to put 10 of anything on your card.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card decorated for Christmas using Stampin Up’s Merry Mice.

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Inside you find 10 mice getting ready to celebrate along with Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Twist Circle and Clocks & Gears.

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I colored the little mice with my Copic markers – the left side is just stamped as is.   But the right side……

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was stamped on a window sheet and flipped over so they could all face towards the clock!  Have fun seeing what all the Crazies did for this 10 challenge!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges All White

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I am the guest player at Crazy 4 Challenges this month and the theme for today is “Don’t Wear White after Labor Day!” So we were challenged to make an all white card 🙂  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base (5 1/2 x 11)  and embossed the background layer with Stampin Up’s Gently Falling embossing folder.  The beautiful layered sleigh from Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Sleigh Gift Card Holder and some snow flakes from her All Season Tree.

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Inside is a winter white scene adding in  Pop It Ups Iron Fence and Holiday House. The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s new Holly Berry Happiness

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It’s hard to see the sparkle but trust me, it’s there!  I went kind of crazy with the glitter!

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All the Crazies have created beautiful white cards so make sure to check them out!  And let me know if you follow the “don’t wear white” rule.  (I do – at least with shoes and purses!)  Have a great day – Hugs, Fran

 

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