Today I’m participating in a Paper Pros challenge – Shake it Up! I chose a birthday shaker featuring Rocky the Crab popping out of the ocean to wish you a great day! I used a nestled stitched square for the shaker part and Karen Burniston’s Rocky the Crab, Palm Tree & Pail, and Beach Edges and Agatha Edges (bottom of card) to decorate it. The Happy Birthday is from the Stampin Up SAB set Designer Tees. Perhaps a bit too much shaker bits (again!) but boy does it shake! And that’s the point 🙂 You can find all the shaker madness by clicking the links below. 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!)
Valentines! Yes, it’s time to start thinking about them. Using the new Sealed with Love, I created a special Valentine. On the front I used the new Sending Love Designer Series paper, Sealed with Love stamp set and the Sweet & Sassy heart dies. The heart behind the sentiment is cut from Glimmer paper.
Inside I made a heart pop up! Following Karen Burniston’s directions for a Twist Circle Panel Card, I changed the panel to hearts. All you need is 4 hearts that are approximately 3 inches tall. I adhered them together so they measure 9″ long and scored at the same measurements in the video. The “i love” was die cut from Sunshine Wishes and the “you” is from Hello You thinlits. The glimmer hearts are from my stash. I hope you’ll try it! Hugs, Fran
This is challenge is to use the die that you would most like to see under the tree (if you didn’t already have it!) I have to say that my current favorite Pop It Ups die is the Twist Circle! Now before I show you the card I need to say that not only do we celebrate Christmas during December – we also have 5 birthdays! That’s right – 5! So with that in mind………
Happy Birthday! This card is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2, featuring SU’s Birthday Fiesta stamp and coordinating paper. The balloon is coated with Glossy Accents and the llama and balloon are popped up with fun foam.
The llama is holding the hand drawn balloon string in his mouth (almost looks like a mustache!)
But the magic happens when you open the card!
The center balloon flies up into place creating a happy scene! It’s a wonderful die! Check out what the other designers are doing on Karen’s Facebook page or her blog! Happy times! Hugs, Fran
What could be better than a barrel of monkeys? A barrel of monkeys celebrating YOU! This Designer Challenge is “Hat Attack” and I chose Jinks the Monkey and the Cowboy hat from Props 6. The barrel is the basket from Barrel Basket with Pop Up.
Everyone is celebrating!
Inside I used the Twist Circle Pop Up die, another Jinks and several hats to continue the celebration.
It is so fun to watch Jinks twist into place! Make sure to check out Karen’s Facebook page and blog to see all the other ways “Hat Attack” was used 🙂 Hugs, Fran
This team challenge is Boy oh Boy! – masculine cards! I chose Stampin Up’s No Bones About It set and Fiesta Birthday Designer Series paper paired with Karen Burniston’s Lorna Label Pop Up die.
The Lorna Label dies have matching pieces that create the center section. I used them on both the front and inside! It makes it so easy to put this card together.
Make sure to check out the other cards on Karen’s Facebook page! Hugs, Fran
Time for another Karen Burniston Team Challenge – ROYGBIV! The colors of the rainbow only monochromatic. I chose the color Pink 🙂
I started with a retired Stampin Up sentiment from Remembering Your Birthday and used Karen’s Labels and Circles die for the front. Lots of pink and a little bling finish it off.
The inside is a Pop It Ups Twist Circle Panel card with lots of cake and presents. The cake is from Stampin Up’s Endless Birthday Wishes. And more bling – of course. The video on how to make this card can be found here.
To see the rest of the rainbow, hop over to Karen’s Facebook page! Hugs, Fran
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.
Spinners are hard to put down!
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
Halloween! Spooky or cute? That’s today’s Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.
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.
And when you open the card –
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 (!)
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