Tag: Karen Burniston

Cute Cupcake

Something fun!  The image is from a Copic class I took at Kit and Clowder from La La Land (Heart Cupcake Marci.)  I paired her with Sweet Sugarplum paper and some washi tape dotted with white Nuvo Drops.  There’s a glitter gem in the center of the flower punch.  So, of course, she had to go with………

Karen Burniston’s Pop Up Cupcake!  The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms.  This was sent to my niece to celebrate her birthday today 🙂  Hope it makes her smile – Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros Challenge – Halloween

Today is the Paper Pros Challenge and it’s Halloween!  The first thing I thought of when I saw Stampin Up’s Season to Sparkle was The Phantom of the Opera 🙂  So here’s my Phantom card.  The card is a 5 x 7 and has a circle die cut from the front.  The chandelier  is die cut twice – once for the outside (which is mostly trimmed away) and one for the inside.  I covered the chandelier with Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds.  The jewel border was die cut, colored with Copics and adhered to the top. The graveyard scene is from Karen Burniston’s Halloween Scene die.  First I stamped the Basic Gray card stock using the Marbled background stamp, then I die cut it.  The sentiment is embossed in white on black card stock.

On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Katherine Label die so the chandelier swings above the cemetery as it’s opening.  The little spiders dangle as it moves.  The creates are an Art Impressions stamp – Spooktacular – colored with Copies and fussy cut.  Make sure you check out all the other Halloween creations!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com (You are here)

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?”  🙂  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

Brightly Lit

So this was the first thing I wanted from the Holiday Catalog – a lamp post!  I stamped and die cut the lamp, sign and wreath  and layered it on an oval embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  The post is covered with Glossy Accents.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s House & Fence Pop Up die.  The snow is done with her Nature’s Edges die and the tress are from the Winter Charms set.  The sentiment is Stampin Up’s Hearts Come Home.  White is hard to photograph but I hope you get the idea!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – Back to School

This week’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is Back to School which always makes me think, red, white and blue and Labor Day.   This image is a digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl.  The stars in the background are made using Stamping Up’s Oh My Stars embossing folder. The image was colored with Copic markers.

On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die (again, yes I know!) and her wonderful Words 2, Birthday Die Set.  The little stars are attached to fishing line so it shakes when opened.  I also used Karen Burniston’s Nature Edges dies for the bottom of the area where you write your greeting.  Enjoy celebrating and I hope you’ll join in this challenge!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston products can be found here.

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

Today’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenge is a sketch challenge!  I used Stamping Up’s Tranquil Tulips on the front.  This card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/4.  And here is the sketch –

And when you open the card……

I used Karen Burniston’s  Snowman Twist Circle die, opening at a different angle (!) with a butterfly.  You can do anything with this die 🙂  Join the challenge this week by using the sketch for inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston’s dies can be purchased here. 

Crazy For Challenges – Monochromatic

This challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is a Monochromatic Challenge.  I chose yellow with black as my accent color.  The background on the front of the card is done with a stencil and shimmer spray.  The sentiment and diet are from Stamping Up’s Sunshine Sayings and matching die, Sunshine Wishes.  I added rhinestones and metallic stars and a scallop boarder from the Colorful Seasons die.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die to create the sun popping up!  I added sunglass from SU’s  Pocketful of Sunshine die and lot of shimmer 🙂  I repeated some of the accents from the front on the inside.  This is such a fun challenge and I hope you’ll play along!  Hugs, Fran


Paper Pros August Challenge – Monochromatic

This month’s Paper Pros challenge is monochromatic – and I cheated just a little bit 🙂  Tranquil Tide and White with a squirrel!  The sentiment is from Carols of Christmas and the squirrel is a new die from Karen Burniston – Woodland Animals.  Isn’t he cute??  But the best is inside…

This is Karen Burniston’s new Tree Pop Up die and Nature’s Edges.  It’s a snowy scene with beautiful ornaments from the SU Carols of Christmas die hanging from the tree.  The moon is a 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pro’s creations!  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pro Challenge – Summer Road Trip

The challenge this month is Summer Road Trip and I’m taking a motorcycle 🙂  This set is called One Wild Ride and I used some retired DSP to make a Joy Fold card with a surprise inside.  The image and sentiment are embossed on the DSP and the little sign is popped up to hold the card shut.

On the inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle pop up die!  It pops up the badge that is also embossed, this time in white.

So I’m hitting the road with my Twist Circle die!  Check out the other Summer Road Trip ideas.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Twist Panel Birthday

Some Birthday fun today!  I used the cute Designer paper Birthday Memories to create this card.  The fun part about this paper is that the characters can be fussy cut from the paper and used as is!  There is also a matching stamp set that has stamps of many of the images.  But the REAL fun here is in inside 🙂

I used Karen Burniston’s new Twist Panel Pop Up to make the card!  Again, the images are fussy cut from the paper and are marching across the panel.

Here’s a closer look at the panel.  Such a fun die – no measuring!! Hooray!  Just die cut, assemble and go!  Perfect to pair with this paper 🙂  Hugs, Fran

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