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Graceful Garden

Graceful Garden has this beautiful sentiment – I Adore You – that is perfect for Valentines Day or any card that expresses love.  I paired is up with Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry to make a Valentines card.  The sets I used are Sure Do Love You and Heart Happiness with dies from Sweet & Sassy hearts and the Lots to Love Framelits.  Cut and inch from one side of your card base and stack your hearts along the edge.  I also added some cute Metallic Enamel Shape hearts.

Enjoy all the hearts!  Hugs, Fran


Sure Do Love You

We are going to need Valentines very soon!  This one is made with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and the Lots of Love Box Framelits that match.  The Designer Series paper is Painted with Love and the bottom scallop is from the Colorful Seasons dies.  All of the hearts are popped up with 3 card stock hearts underneath them.  The first heart has a Calypso Coral bow tied with the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon that is free during Saleabration.  The entire thing is finished off with a skinny strip of Gold Foil.  Hugs, Fran


Cake for You

It’s a great day for cake!  I created this 5 x 5 card using Stamping Up’s Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper, gold foil and Karen Burniston’s new Happy Birthday die and Cake Trims die (the little hearts and the gold trim.)  The words were cut from some white card stock and sponged with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Powder Pink inks.

As always with Karen’s dies, the magic happens inside the card!  This Cake Pop up is so easy to put together (big plus) and makes such a great card.  I used the same papers on the inside and the little hearts in the paper matched up perfectly with the die.

It’s very flat when it collapses which makes it easy to mail.  Hugs, Fran


Sure Do Love You

Are you thinking “Valentines” yet?  The Sure Do Love You set in the Occasions catalog is perfect for making some quick, but pretty, Valentines.  I paired the set with the Painted with Love Specialty paper to make this card.  The base is Melon Mambo ( 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 for a top fold card.)  The front is Powder Pink and the Painted with Love paper.  The little layered squared is Powder Pink and Calypso Coral, die with the Layering Squares framelits.  The ribbon is from Saleabration!  It’s free with a $50 purchase 🙂  I finished off the card with Metallic Enamel Shapes and Gold Glitter Flakes (from the Occasions catalog.)  Hugs, Fran


Coffee’s Coming (and much more!)

There are new Karen Burniston dies just around the corner!  This sneak peek is the new Coffee Cup Pop Up die.  It will be available February 1 and you can see the entire collection here. I used Stampin Up’s Lots of  Love stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP for this card.

Isn’t this fun!  The coffee cup pops up and holds a gift card!  My card is a 5 x 5 but this die will fit in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card too.  The sky is the limit!

There are so many cute extras in this set.  I know you will love it – and use it!  Enjoy the new collection.  Hugs, Fran.


Heartfelt Blooms

This stamp is from a new Stampin Up line called DisINKtive.  It’s a Saleabration stamp that is free with a $50 purchase and looks like a photograph when stamped.  I stamped it in Smoky Slate and adhered it to a piece of Smoky Slate a little offset.  Then I simply stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and scattered some sequins.  Such a simple card!  Hugs, Fran


Brusho Floral Statements

Have you  tried Brushos?  There is a really nice selection of Brushos in the Occasions catalog.  These are powdered crystals that react to water, can be painted like watercolor or sprinkled on wet paper.  They are addicting!  I started with the Floral Statements stamp set on water color paper, stamped in Archival Black, and painted the blue rose with the Brushos.  Then I started doing the background by shaking on the Brushos in Green and Yellow.  The mat behind the stamp is also done the same way.  I used Nuvo Drops in Simple White to add some accents.  Hugs, Fran


Barn Door

Isn’t this cute?  The barn door slides across the card to reveal the greeting!  Our farm has black barns with red trim so that’s where I started.  I used the new Simple Stripes embossing folder on the background to add texture.  After I stamped the barn door, I used colored pencils to add some shadows on the boards.

The wreath is stamped on Old olive card stock and the flowers are die cut separately.

I added a few flowers to brighten things up.  This is a great stamp set and die and, as always, you get an extra 10% off if you purchase the bundle!  Hugs, Fran

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