This month the Karen Burniston Design Challenge is “Home for the Holidays.”
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.
It’s very shiny! That’s my reflection in the center 🙂 On the inside we find the neighbors – Jolly and Jolly – singing Christmas carols!
The neighborhood has an embossed tree. Very fancy for these parts!
The mice live in brick houses- no plain mice holes around here!.
Each Jolly sports a Santa Hat with a sequin and a hand cut music book.
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.
Welcome to the Creative Circle December Blog Hop. This month we did a darling box that holds a pop up gift card!
I used the absolutely beautiful Gold Foil paper, Winter Specialty Designer Series paper and the Jolly Christmas stamp set. It’s so shiny!
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!
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!
Fran http://www.fransabad.com (You are here!)
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
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.
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
Happening right now – we are making To You and Yours Shaker Cards! These are so much fun to make, send and receive. Bright, foiled cards with lots of bling.
Easy enough to do on your own but MUCH more fun to do with friends! Wish you were here 🙂 Hugs, Fran
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
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
Time for Crazy 4 Challenges! September’s birthstone in Sapphire – Show me the blue!
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.
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
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!
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.
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