Tag: Holiday Mini

Christmas in the Making

My niece and her cat getting ready for Christmas ūüôā ¬†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?” ¬†ūüôā ¬†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 ūüôā ¬†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

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 ūüôā ¬†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!

Cookie Cutter Christmas 02 open

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 ūüôā ¬†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! ¬†ūüôā ¬†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 ūüôā ¬†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.

 

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