Tag: Holiday Mini

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



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.

Peaceful Pines 02 open

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

Among the Branches

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Here’s my version of this card!  The Woodland Textured impressions embossing folder is such a great folder and it works perfectly with Among the Branches.  (That’s why it’s a bundle!)  I used some traditional autumn colors – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry.  To get the distressed edge on the burlap ribbon, simply trim the edges off of both sides and pull a few threads.  Then send it off to a friend to wish them a Happy Fall!  Hugs, Fran

Simple Ornament

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This pretty little Christmas card features Embellished Ornaments and the 6 x 6 Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack.  It’s a great paper stack – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Whisper White in 4 patterns.  It’s a lot of paper and a lot of colors!  This card will be one in my October Stamp a Stack.  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C305 – Show Me the Blue

Time for Crazy 4 Challenges!  September’s birthstone in Sapphire – Show me the blue!

Snow Place 01


My blue is Soft Sky and Night of Navy – and Christmas!  I used the Pop It Ups House Pivot card, Holiday House and the Stampin Up Snow Place set from the Holiday Mini catalog.

Snow Place 01 open


I added an extra 1 3/4″ to the side to make a fold in piece for the sentiment.  It tucks right up to the fence so it’s hidden when the card is closed.  The cute snowmen are out decorating with some Night of Navy light covered in Dazzling Details.  Make sure to check out all the cards for this challenge – and play along!  Hugs, Fran

Haunt Ya Later

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A spooky treat!  This candy bar pull up is certainly looking more “cute” than “spook!”  The Mummy is the easiest design to make – strips of card stock, sponge the edges, start layering!   I stamped the sentiment from Haunt Ya Later and added to the front, added some 1″ eyes and little gogglie things – and it’s ready to scare and share 🙂

The Rubber Stamping and Scrapping Garage sale is this Friday and Saturday!  If you’re in Lexington, Ky you need to come check it out!

Hugs, Fran

Little Christmas Gift Bags

Cup of Cheer 02


Continuing on from yesterday!  This gift bag uses the new Cup of Cheer stamp set and the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The image was inked with Stampin Write Markers.

Cup of Cheer 01


And this one got a big “thumbs down” from my youngest – the critic!  Ha!  But here it is, in case it inspires you to do something else!  Hugs, Fran

Christmas Through the Window

Ornamental Pine 05 05 front


Another challenge card for the December Creative Crew on Splitcoast!  This challenge was to create a window on your card.  I used the Window Frames Collection Framelits – perfect!  The card size is a 5 x 5 and has Ornamental Pines stamped behind it.

Ornamental Pine 05 side

The candle on the front was hand cut and the flame is from the Bird punch.  I “dripped” Dazzling Diamonds down the side of the candle.

Ornamental Pine 05

The garland under the candle is made with he branch in the Bird punch – just like the flame.  Tie a bow with the Cherry Cobbler seam binding and you have a pretty window card. Play along by using the keyword CCREW1214CF, CreativeCrew, SUO.  Hugs, Fran


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