I made a little pouch to hold a gift card and decorated it like a Scrabble board. You could use this idea on a card, box – just about anything that you can draw squares on. My squares are 3/4 x 3/4 – not an exact fit, but it worked. I glued the tiles to the card stock. The little hearts are from the Confetti Hearts punch and covered in Crystal Effects.
The flap closes with tiny magnets. Hugs, Fran
This is one of the hostess sets in the Occasions Mini – Thankful Life. I paired it with A Little Foxy DSP and made some cards.
This stamp is photopolymer so it’s very easy to match up the designs. One stamp, one stack of DSP – 3 cards. Hugs, Fran
This idea uses the Flower Shop stamp set. First I stamped the Melon Mambo card base with one of the flower stamps. Then stamp the flowers, used an aqua painter to create a pool of color, and then stamped over the images with the stamp. The background is Shimmery White (which does fine with water) and the punch is the Elegant Butterfly. Then I sprayed the entire card with some home made shimmer spray. I suggest spraying the stamped part and then putting the card together! Hugs, Fran
These little treat boxes hold Tootsie Roll Lollipops and are super quick and easy to make. They really are wraps for the candy.
To make the wrappers cut a piece of Real Red to 2 1/4 x 7 1/2. Score the 7 1/2 side at 2 1/2, 4 and 6 1/2. Attach a 2 x 2 1/4 piece of the Sending Love DSP to the end of the Real Red paper and adhere the flap end over to close the wrapper. Use a hole punch to add a hold for the sucker and then add a 2 x 3/4 stamped piece (or you could use more patterned paper) to the flap. Insert you sucker and tie the top with a Real Red Sending Love ribbon bow. Add a heart from the Love Notes Framelit die and embellish with a rhinestone. I added a bit of glue under the rhinestone just to make sure it stays put. Hugs, Fran
This new set is Builder Birdcage and it comes with lots of pieces to create all sorts of birdcage scenes. For this first card I just made a basic cage with one little bird. The paper is Sweet Sugarplum and the Sweet Sugarplum Designer Series paper. To make the chain that holds the perch fit on the cage, I used a post it note to cover the top of cage (the chain is long) Hugs, Fran
The Occasions catalog and Sale a bration start tomorrow and I think this set – Beautiful You – will be a winner! These are some of my first samples. The larger “squiggle” image fits on her dress! Simple stamping at it’s best!
Or some paper piecing for her dress in a monochromatic color scheme. The polka dot paper is from Pop of Pink – so I added a pink belt to her outfit. Easy! 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
Pun Intended Day 2! Yesterday I showed you all the cute images in the set and today I’m showing you my favorite (current favorite) – the camera. I paired it with the current Everyday Chic Designer Series paper.
I stamped the camera 3 times and cut out different layers to add dimension to the card. The lens, flash bulb and view finder are all coated with Crystal Effects.
I did some shading around the lens with a Smoky Slate marker and repeated the front design on the inside. Keep in mind that you can only get this new hostess set by hosting a party 🙂 Hugs, Fran