Tag: Karen Burniston

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

Paper Pros June Challenge – Masculine Cards

(ETA – I goofed!  This was for this Tuesday – not last Tuesday! I’m a week ahead!)  Just in time for Father’s Day, the Paper Pros are sharing masculine cards.  I started with Guy Greetings (my “go to masculine” stamp set) and some retired paper.  I colored just the pants on the strong man and accented the word Father with a hand drawn line.  But the fun is in the inside 🙂

On the inside I used the new Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop Up card.  These style of cards are SO much fun, and the new die takes all the guess work and measuring out of the equation!  Just die cut and go!  I added a little message strip on the left side by just folding a strip of vanilla card stock and tucking it in the fold.  The banner die across the top comes with the set – so easy!  Have fun checking out all the other ideas from the Paper Pros!  Hugs, Fran

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

Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – You are here 🙂

 

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is my current favorite set in the new Annual Catalog!  They are just so cute!  I started this card with Playful Background and the Diagonal Stripes background stamps.  The colors are the new In Color, Powder Pink, and Black.  The die used is Karen Burniston’s new Katherine Label Pop Up (1011). It has some pretty labels that I used to make a frame around the opening.  The label the pig is on is embossed with a cloud embossing folder.

As you open the card the main label twists to the inside.  Here you can kind of see the Crystal Effects on the “bubble” part of the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  I can’t use this stamp without Crystal Effects!  You can also see how I used a black marker to go around the edge of the Diagonal Stripes label to make it pop.

On the inside I used the new cloud stencil and embossing paste and another label die cut.  Doesn’t this little piggy look happy flying in the clouds?  The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark on a black strip and heat embossed.  It’s attached on a piece of window sheet so it moves with the pig. The mechanism on this die is super simple!

Here you can see how it works – it really makes my pig fly 🙂  I did a whole group of cards using this stamp in these colors that I’ll continue to share!  Hugs, Fran

Twist Panel Pop

This 5 x 5 card holds a fun secret inside.  The outside uses a two new dies from Karen Burniston – the Cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up, rectangle from the Twist Panel Pop Up and the sentiment from Word Set 2.  Then you open it up to find….

And explosion of fun!  This twist panel is a die that does all the hard work for you!  I decorated the panels with the smaller cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up and stamped the 3rd panel with a small Happy Birthday stamp over and over in different colors.  The edge is done with a die from Karen’s new Nature Edges set.

It’s so easy to create these fun cards!  No more measuring and trying to make your own mechanism 🙂  Too much fun!  Hugs, Fran

Birthday Charm Accordion

This cute accordion card is a new die by Karen Burniston.  The card base is the Charm Accordion and it’s 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and the die cuts both pieces of this accordion at the same time.  The squirrel is one of her new Woodland Animals (there’s a squirrel, fox and raccoon!)  The little packages at the bottom are from the Birthday Charms die set.

The squirrel is two pieces – the body and the tummy.  The arms are free so it was east to add a package.  The face is drawn on using the openings in the die.

Here’s the inside.  The sentiment is from SU’s Painter’s Palette.  See the birthday hat?  It’s held onto the smaller piece with a jump ring die 🙂  Cute!

The packages are all from the the Birthday Charms too.  The entire set is darling!  You can find more information about the dies here.  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros May Challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things

The Paper Pros are at it again with a new challenge – A Few of My Favorite Things!  One of my favorite things is Karen Burniston’s Heart Pivot die.  Using a new Stamping Up Designer Series paper, Delightful Daisy, I created a Mother’s Day card.  I die cut the heart in Wisteria Wonder and stamped the background with another new stamp, Wood Words, and heat embossed “with love” over the top.

On the inside I repeated the background stamping and stamped the sentiment from the retiring Oh So Succulent, on Whisper White and die cut a banner from the Thoughtful Banners set.  The Pool party strip is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder and the Wisteria trim is punched with a border punch and placed underneath another strip of the DSP.  The Heart Pivot die is a “forever” die in my collection!

Make sure to check out what the other Pros have created this month!  Hugs, Fran

 

Paper Pros Spring Challenge

It’s spring!  This month the Paper Pros challenge is spring and that means flowers to me.  I used the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Hanging Charm pull card to create this one.  The paper is the Succulent Garden DSP with the bee from Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  The flowers are from the Pop It Ups Flower Pot dies.

The sentiment “Just beecause” is from Pun Intended and “thinking of you” is from Teeny tiny Wishes!  Yes, I was going through all my stuff:)

The bee is on a Mini Action Wobbler.  It gives it a little jiggle as you pull the card open.  I tied the pull tab off with some Succulent Garden and Mint Macaron ribbons.  Make sure to check out all the other spring influenced designs!  Hugs, Fran

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

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

Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

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

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

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

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

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

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

Something Pretty

Just going through some of the stuff in my craft room and I came across these stickers from Elizabeth Crafts and thought I’d better use them.  I made the card with Karen Burniston’s Spiral Pull card die and used a retired SU stencil for the background.  I added the dots with a white gel pen and white embossed the sentiment – Love & Affection – on to some black card stock.

Here’s the inside…………and another card!

Same idea – just Calypso Coral for the card stock.

You should be warned that I found a lot of these stickers!  You might see some more designs soon!  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros Challenge – PI day

It’s Pi day and the Paper Pros are celebrating !  I started with Karen Burniston’s Rectangular Pull card and the Lawn Fawn Science of Love stamp set.  I drew the chalk board on some Basic Black card stock.

The paper is the In Color envelope paper – lots of cute designs.  I did the sentiment on my computer.

The inside has more images from the stamp set and a paper pieced pie.

So you decide which PI is for you!  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pros take on this challenge.  Hugs, Fran

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

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

Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

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

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

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

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

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

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

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Hats Off!

Merry Day After Christmas!  Today we are doing a Hats Off Challenge – interpret as you might 🙂  I chose some fun characters to watch the clock for the New Year.

I used Clock and Gears for the focal point of my card and made it a shaker!  It’s popped on foam tape and a window sheet and filled with fun sequins, large gold foil pieces and glitter.

Jolly the Mouse, Honey the Bear and Baker the Beaver are decked out with champagne and fancy hats to wait for midnight.

And when the clock strikes 12………

I used the wonderful Anita Frames Pop UP  and a Stamping UP Balloon punch to get the party started.

Everything is die cut from Gold foil and Black and Silver Glimmer paper.  My kind of party!  Make sure to check out the other Hats Off cards on Karen’s Facebook page or her blog!  Happy New Year!  Hugs, Fran

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