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Karen Burniston December Challenge Day 2

PIU Christmas front

Everyone is coming for Christmas!  Today my card features all the farm critters (plus Jolly) in true Home for Christmas style.  This 6 x 6 card is big – but so’s the family 🙂

PIU Christmas left front

Brownie is sporting a Santa-stash and glasses.  Cheeper is holding a candy cane.  And Jolly is bringing a present of cheese.  To attach the characters, the bottom layer (Brownie) is flat on the card.  The next layer is (Cheepers) is attached to Brownie.  And then Jolly is up on pop dots.  This gives it looks of dimension without being crazy.

PIU Christmas right front

William is helping with the garland and Snowball is wearing his Santa hat.  All the presents are popped up. The sentiment is from Project Life by Stampin Up Seasonal Snapshot 2015.

PIU Christmas open

Inside, Cocoa the Horse is already home!  The garland  – which is pieces from the wreath in the Sleigh Gift Card die set – surrounds the Agatha Edge at the top.

PIU Christmas open detail

The barn is decorated!  The little candle is the chimney from the House die.  The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Cozy Christmas!

Make sure to check out all the other Home for Christmas cards on Facebook – Karen Burniston, Designer.


Karen Burniston December Challenge Day 1

This month the Karen Burniston Design Challenge is “Home for the Holidays.”

PIU House Pivot 02

For my first card, I went with the House Pivot die and did a triple pivot.  The papers are EDC Shimmer Sheets on the left and Stampin Up’s Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the two greens matched perfectly! Since each paper is delicate, I started with a white card base and adhered them to that.  And yes, on the foil vellum I added the tiniest bit of glue under each tree and let it dry!  It’s Christmas!  The greeting is Lots of Joy.  The bottom “snow” is EDC Cool White glitter.

PIU House Pivot 02 open

It’s very shiny!  That’s my reflection in the center 🙂  On the inside we find the neighbors – Jolly and Jolly – singing Christmas carols!

PIU House Pivot 02 tree

The neighborhood has an embossed tree.  Very fancy for these parts!

PIU House Pivot 02 house

The mice live in brick houses- no plain mice holes around here!.

PIU House Pivot 02 Jolly

Each Jolly sports a Santa Hat with a sequin and a hand cut music book.

PIU House Pivot 02 center

The Doily is made with the Paris Edges die.  The Jolly’s are ready for a fun evening!

Make sure to check out all the other Holiday Designs by visiting Karen Burniston’s Facebook page – Karen Burniston, Designer.


Rockin’ Around the Sleigh

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01

I’m still using sparkly, shiny card stock!  I need a gift card holder for the season – always need them – so I pulled out some Brushed Silver card stock, some retired silver embossed Designer Series paper and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups dies and made this one.

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01 open

Jolly the Mouse and Rudy the Reindeer are rockin’ out as they help Santa load the Pop It Up Sleigh with gift card holder!  The sleigh is Red Foil and Red Glimmer paper.  Rudy’s IPod is hand cut and the little records are circle punches.  The nice thing about this Pop It Up is it has a little side Pop It Up stand for Rudy.

PIU IPhone Sleigh 01 detail

Jolly has his Santa glasses on 🙂  Rudy’s nose is coated with Crystal Effects.  Lots of shine – lots of fun!  Hugs, Fran

Counting the Days

Creative Circle Advent Tree

I can’t believe I forgot to show you this yesterday!  This Christmas Countdown tree was part of our Creative Circle group for yesterday’s Blog Hop!  I made mine with Always Artichoke card stock and Home for Christmas Designer Series paper.  My base is a box lid 🙂  I thought I’d use the entire box – but it seemed too tall.  All the numbers were done in My Memories Suite and punched out with a 3/4 circle punch.

Creative Circle Advent Tree detail

I hot glued Christmas ornaments in-between the boxes – very random.  Use hot glue because it will allow you to angle the Christmas balls up off of the boxes.

Creative Circle Advent Tree top

I topped it off with a wooden star!

Glad I remembered that I forgot to share this!  Hugs, Fran


Creative Circle December Blog Hop


Welcome to the Creative Circle December Blog Hop.  This month we did a darling box that holds a pop up gift card!

Creative Circle December 2015

I used the absolutely beautiful Gold Foil paper, Winter Specialty Designer Series paper and the Jolly Christmas stamp set.  It’s so shiny!

Creative Circle December 2015 open

I used a Starbucks gift card and filled my box with some special coffee lovers treats – and an ornament.  This will make a sweet gift.  It’s really fun how the gift card pops up!

Creative Circle December 2015 detail

My insert is also made with the Gold Foil – and it has a good “heft” for this project!.  You can find the pattern and tutorial here.

Make sure to check out all the other designs for this pattern!

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

Barb     http://www.beelinestamping.com

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

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



Karen Burniston November Design Team Challenge Day 1

This month’s challenge was to use one of Karen’s videos as the start of our cards!  I chose Karen’s Pop It Ups Spiral Pull Card video for this one.

Spiral Pull Card 03

Here is Jolly the Mouse waiting for Christmas on the front of a Spiral Pull Card and a clock using the Clock and Gears die.  The paper is Stampin Up’s Season of Cheer Designer Series paper. The card size is 6 x 8.

Spiral Pull Card 03 open

When you open the card, candy canes spiral out!  The canes are “double sided” so it looks nice on both sides.

Spiral Pull Card 03 Jolly

Even though Jolly is on both sides, he’s got a candy cane on the front and…..

Spiral Pull Card 03 Jolly 2

a present on the other side.  Doesn’t he look excited!  Make sure you check out the other ideas from the team on Karen’s Facebook page.

Gold Joy

Jolly Christmas 02

This black and gold Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series paper is so gorgeous that it can stand alone.  But I added some stamping “just because!” 🙂  I used a sentiment from Jolly Christmas, heat embossed it in gold and added some foil paper and a star.  That’s it!  This will be featured in my Stamp a Stack this week.  Hugs, Fran

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