Tag: Holiday Mini

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

PIU Midnight the Bat 02

This challenge uses the sketch (which I sort of followed!)  I started with a huge 6 x 8 card and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Midnight the Bat and Halloween Scene dies. He is hanging out on Stampin Up’s Sliding Star Framelits so he spins around the tree branch.

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 spinner

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 detail front

Spinners are hard to put down!

PIU Midnight the Bat 02 side

The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s Spooky fun and the DSP is the new Halloween Night Specialty paper.  Check out the other Crazies designs for this sketch!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – 10 Things

Merry Mice 01

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.

Merry Mice 01 open

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

Merry Mice 01 left

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

Merry Mice 01 right

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

PIU C4C All White 01

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.

PIU C4C All White 01 detail

 

PIU C4C All White 01 open

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

PIU C4C All White 01 open left

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

PIU C4C All Wite 01 right

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

 

Shake & Celebrate

Shake & Celebrate 01

It’s almost time for the Holiday Mini catalog to be released!  This little card is made with the Shake & Celebrate set for the sentiment. Since this set is photopolymer, it’s easy to bend it slightly on the block to fit it in the Bunch of Banners die.  The star is cut with with the Star die and outlined with a gel pen.  I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder for the background and some burlap behind the star.  The little berries are pearls colored with an alcohol marker.  Very simple but very sweet.  Hugs, Fran

Cookie Cutter Pop It Ups

Cookie Cutter Christmas 02

I’ve combined some of my favorite things on this card – Christmas, Pop It Ups and Gingerbread Men!  The front of this card uses some of the new Stampin Up Holiday Mini sets – Candy Cane Christmas and Cookie Cutter Christmas and a new Pop It Ups die – Anita Frames Pop It Ups!

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Isn’t the Anita Frames Pop It Ups fun?  And it’s really easy to assemble – love that!  My gingerbread men are enjoying it too 🙂  They come with a matching punch that made this card super easy to put together!  Hugs, Fran

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek Twinkle Trees

Twinkle Trees 01

Coming September 1! This sweet tree is from a set called Twinkle Trees.  It has several stamps that create a kind of Bokeh effect when used together.  My card is done on a notecard (3 1/2 x 5) and uses Emerald Envy, Mint macaron, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler – and sequins!  🙂  I can’t wait to show you more samples of this set!  Hugs, Fran

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.

 

Creative Circle December Blog Hop

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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

 

 

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

Peaceful Pines Gift Card Holder

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Silver and White – such a pretty color combination for a Christmas card, but SO hard to photograph!  This Gift Card Holder is made with Karen Burniston’s Gift Card Holder die and Stampin Up’s Peaceful Pine stamp set.  The trees are stamped in Versamark and silver embossing powder.  The dotted stamp is the medium tree, but I used the small tree die to cut them out.  The little packages are embossed in silver and the ribbon in colored with a Real Red Stampin Write Marker.  The star on top is Red Glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from Versatile Christmas and is also embossed in silver.

The Gift Card Holder was cut out of Heavy White card stock and then again in Silver Foil with the center trimmed away.  The frame was cut in Whisper White.

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On the  inside I reversed the order and cut the frame and a solid from Silver Foil.  It’s so shiny!  And that’s one of the best parts of the holidays 🙂  Hugs, Fran

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