Tag: Karen Burniston

Cray 4 Challenges – Celebrate

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Today the Crazies are Celebrating!  This is Raquel’s son’s birthday so the theme is celebrating those special people in our lives.  I chose Karen Burniston’s Baker the Beaver to star on my card.  This card is 4 x 8 1/2  so it can hold Baker’s enormous cake!  (Looks like he needs some help!) Baker and the cake are on an action wobble.

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I used several Stampin UP sets on this card – Build a Birthday, Birthday Fiesta and Birthday Banners!  Enjoy all the celebrating going on with the Crazies!  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

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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.

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Spinners are hard to put down!

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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

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Halloween

Halloween!  Spooky or cute?  That’s today’s Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.

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I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card the Karen Burniston’s new Labels and Circle die and her Halloween Clear stamp with the new Stampin Up Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the sentiment on 3 layers of the Labels and Circles dies and re-stacked them for the front.

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And when you open the card –

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A cute little Trick or Treat scene featuring the Twist Circle Pop Up die.  The ghosts and pumpkins are from the Halloween Charms die set.  I left the ghost as 3-D pieces so the pop up (!)

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The little Trick or Treat bags are hand cut.  So I guess my answer to the challenge question – spooky or cute – is cute!  Make sure to check out the rest of the designer cards by going to Karen’s blog or Facebook page.  Hugs, Fran

Crazy 4 Challenges – 10 Things

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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.

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Inside you find 10 mice getting ready to celebrate along with Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups Twist Circle and Clocks & Gears.

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I colored the little mice with my Copic markers – the left side is just stamped as is.   But the right side……

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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

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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 🙂  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.

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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

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It’s hard to see the sparkle but trust me, it’s there!  I went kind of crazy with the glitter!

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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

 

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Girly or Ghouly

I say “Ghouly!”

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This challenge is a Halloween challenge – Girly or Ghouly.  I started with the Karen Burniston Pop It Ups Accordion Circle Card die, the Bat Stencil, Iron Fence Pop Up AND the Halloween Scene die!  Yep – I went a little crazy!

PIU Circle Accordion 04 frontAnd as you peer through the card, you’ll see it just gets worse 🙂

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On the left inside panel I continued with the fence and spider – cutting out the center of the Accordion Circle die.

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The center panel uses the Halloween Charms dies – ghost and pumpkins.  Love the 3-D ghost!

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The bats and spiders are cut from Stampin UP’s Black Glimmer paper and the sentiment is from Spooky Fun.  And it was fun putting this scene together.  Make sure you check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog for more spooky or girly inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

Cookie Cutter Pop It Ups

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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!

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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 🙂  They come with a matching punch that made this card super easy to put together!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Flower or Flour

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Flower or Flour?  I chose flower.  The front of my card features the flower die from Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand surrounding at heart stamped with Layering Labels.  The card size is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2.

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On the inside I stenciled the flower pot with Karen’s flower Stage it Stencil.  The flowers are done in white with a So Saffron heart on a wire in the center.

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Check out all the other cards on Karen’s blog and Facebook page!  Hugs, Fran

Flower Pot Surprise

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This simple 6 x 6 card holds a fun surprise –

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A Pop It Up Flower Pot Stand coming soon from Karen Burniston!  You really have to see it in action – the pot folds flat and practically explodes when you open the card!

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I used some retired Stampin Up paper to create this pot.  The butterflies are on wires and everything fits nicely inside the card.  What a wonderful way to surprise a friend!  Go to Karen’s blog or Facebook page to see what else is coming soon.  Hugs, Fran

Midnight the Bat

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Karen Burniston has a new Pop It Ups release Coming Soon and it includes some very cute Halloween dies!  This is Midnight the bat and the new Bat Stencil – LOVE!  To make this card, I used the stencil with embossing paste and Stampin Up’s black ink refill to color it.  I stenciled on some retired Stampin Up Halloween patterned paper.  The moon is a punch with some Smoky Slate ink sponged across it.  Midnight the Bat is done in Basic Gray card stock with a red glitter bow tie.  And the stamp is die cut with Karen’s new Labels and Circles dies.

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The best part of this card?  Midnight the Bat is on an action wobbler!  He’s so cute wobbling on the front!  There are a lot of fun dies in this release!  Pop over to Karen’s blog or Facebook page to see what else is coming!  Hugs, Fran

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