Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ombre Chevron (Jen Carter)

Ombre Chevron
by Jen Carter

If you enjoy looking at Pinterest or in the things around you for inspiration I am sure you've noticed the ombre trend!  I really love the ombre look and Frantic Stamper has a very cool die that is perfect for this trend!  I have had so much fun playing with it and coming up with ideas and color schemes and patterns!

For this card I chose to work with pinks.  I die cut rustic cream cardstock with the Ombre Chevron Card Panel die.  I then used the same die to cut three different colors of pink cardstock using scrap pieces.  I used a large enough piece of scrap paper to cut four chevrons of each color.

Ombre Chevron Petite Butterflies Closeup

Starting with the lightest pink at the bottom, I layered the chevrons into my rustic white piece.  I used scotch tape on the backside of the panel to keep the chevron pieces in place and this also helped stabilize it when I popped it up to attach to my card base.  I die cut the cutest Petite Butterflies (I LOVE how they layer!) in vellum and gold glitter cardstock and layered them on to a vellum banner.  I embossed the sentiment in black.

Ombre Chevron Petite Butterflies Side

There are so many possibilities with this die! If you have a lot of scrap paper and wonder how to use it, this is a great die for that!  You can mix and match coordinating cardstock and paper patterns for a very fun background!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy your day!

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Peace On Earth (Rozy Smith)

"Peace On Earth"
by Rozy

Start with a 5x7 black card base. Using Frantic Stamper Great-Grandfather Letter stamp and VersaMark Pad, stamp the design on the black cardstock front, apply Silver Hologram Embossing Powder then heat set.

Die cut Planet Earth Die and Large Peace on Earth Die from Aqua Vellum Paper, stamp with Great-Grandfather Letter stamp and heat emboss. Apply dies to card front. Use Dazzles for the border strip and snowflakes.

Die cut two of the Northern Star Dies using Aqua Vellum & Silver Glitter Paper. Offset the two layers for a shadow affect.

Die cut the bow using Small Polka Dotted Paper Bow Die using DCWV black and silver glitter paper. Adhere a white Sprinkle for the center of bow & attach to card.

Wish you could see the card in person! The Holographic affect is awesome!

The new dies, as always, are fantastic to work with!

* Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Congrats in GOLD (Amy Kolling - Guest Designer)


Congrats in GOLD
by Amy Kolling - Guest Designer

GOLD is trendy right now.  I'm having so much fun using it for the holidays this year but I thought I'd share a "Congrats" card today instead.

I started out by diecutting Alternating Diagonals Card Panel from Frantic Stamper. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this die! So many options for design in this die! I used the negative as a stencil to mist some Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.  I trimmed this panel down and adhered it to a gold cardstock panel with foam adhesive.


What about that sentiment?  The cutout details are just amazing. I used the Accolades Die set from Frantic Stamper and cut one from white cardstock and one from gold cardstock. These are adhered together for just a bit of dimension. A sprinkling of gold sequins finishes this off!

Thanks for stopping by today!

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gift Decorations with Dies (Jen Carter)

Gift Decorations with Dies
by Jen Carter

I recently had the pleasure to spend a weekend with a bunch of terrific crafty girls.   We were each suppose to bring a gift and to wrap it in cute packaging.  I didn't have the right size of box so I decided to make my own!

I used my Scor-Pal to create the size of box I needed following this basic template and adjusting it to the size I needed to fit the items I placed inside.  I wrapped a colorful patterned paper band around the lid.

Stamping Away Box closeup 1.7

To make the tag I used one of my favorite dies from Frantic Stamper called Diagonal Stripe 3x4 Photo Card die.  To make this tag a little thicker and to more easily attach the various pieces, I first cut the tag with chipboard with a sandwich that didn't allow the die to cut completely through.  I then trimmed around the outside edge with a craft knife.  I picked coordinating cardstock for my frame and stripes and attached them to the base.  The "happy" was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I added a few enamel dots to finish off the tag.  I punched a hole in the top of the die piece to make it a tag and tied it on with a little bit of gold wire wrapped around the canvas bow.

Stamping Away Inside 1.2

When the box was opened this is what was inside.

Stamping Away Inside 1.1

This die from Frantic Stamper is another one of my favorites!! It is called Script Merry Christmas and it is gorgeous!  My make and take for the weekend used this die too!

Stamping Away Box Side 1.6

Here's one more view of the complete box.  I LOVE finding ways to use my dies in out of the box ways!  Can you imagine how cute these would be on Christmas presents?

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Peaceful Dove (Kathy Berger)

Peaceful Dove
by Kathy Berger

I saw a card on Pinterest that featured a white-spattered light blue background with a lovely embossed dove and a simple sentiment of peace. I loved the card and wanted to create my own version of that card, with a simple but peaceful feel.

I created a backdrop for my Frantic Stamper Large Large Peace Dove (FRA-Die-09252) by cutting a piece of powder blue cardstock and splattering and spraying it with Hero Arts unicorn ink spray. I then cut the Frantic Stamper Peace (FRA-Die-09247) from a strip of white card stock, and layered the negative over the blue background, filling in the holes with the small cutout pieces to ensure that the word Peace was perfectly readable. I saved the positive for a different project.

Next I tied a silver ribbon around the piece, and attached it to a white layer, just a little bigger than my blue piece. I then attached my dove to the blue piece, making sure it overlapped a little onto the white piece.

Using foam tape I layered my focal piece onto another piece of white cardstock, and then glued that onto a light blue layer, and finally to my white card.

This one is going to be one of my cards I send this year so I will be making about 25 copies of it. I just love its quiet, peaceful feel and I hope the people I send it to like it as much as I do! I hope you have enjoyed it, too.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Butterflies in Flight (Lis Whiting)

Butterflies in Flight
by Lis Whiting

Today's card is inspired by the many butterfly paintings, cards and art projects that I'm seeing on the web.  I love all the butterfly cluster projects. Butterflies are so feminine and delicate.

I started by using Frantic Stamper's Petite Butterflies. I love this die for two reasons: 1-everything is on a single flat die which means I can't lose little pieces, and 2-there are three sizes of butterflies!   I die cut my butterflies using blue sticker foil. I prepared the sticker foil by adding it to plain card stock and then embossing it.  I cu two sets of butterflies. I didn't use the butterfly bodies that are also on the die (how nice!).

To prepare my card, all I did was to choose a pretty blue pattern paper (DCWV) and cut another card panel (Daisy Circles) out of white shimmer paper.  I layered this onto a white card stock base.

I arranged the butterflies, largest at the bottom and smallest at the top, few at the bottom and more at the top.  I also had them flying slightly to the left.  I attached my butterflies with a drop of liquid glue in the center so that the wings could be folded up.

I hope you enjoyed my butterfly card.

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Smile (Rachelle Green)

by Rachelle Green

The entire time I was coloring this image, I was thinking of what dies to match it with. I started with a Kraft cardstock base and a red mat. Next I embossed a piece of Bo Bunny "Lemonade Stand" double sided paper. I choose the Frantic Stamper "Instant Camera Photo Card" and pierced around the perimeter to add some dimension. Next I used the DieNamics "Reel Life" die along with elements from the Diagonal Stripe Photo Card. Finally I added Tim Holtz "Filmstrip Ribbon" in keeping with the picture taking theme.

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

PEACE Triangle Christmas Tree (Ann Greenspan)

PEACE Triangle Christmas Tree
by Ann Greenspan

If you are you looking for a quick Christmas card that you can reproduce by the dozen in no time at all, do I have a card for you.

Simply cut out the letters P, C and (2) E's out of any alpha die you have as long as they will fit on a 5x7 card or bigger.  Next die cut the Triangle Christmas Tree die by Frantic Stamper (FRA-Die-09254);  I used glitter paper for mine.  Adhere with a glue pen and the card is done.  Of course you can glam it up by adding Stickles or gems to the tree.

For the blue card below, I traced the outer edge of the Triangle Christmas Tree die onto blue paper, manually cut it out and adhered the silver diecut to the blue base.

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Good Luck (Rozy Smith)

"Good Luck"
by Rozy

The Frantic Stamper Dies are absolutely awesome to use! Quick, Clean & Elegant.

Start with an A2 card base in white, layer red foil cut down 1/4" on all sides.

 Cut a 4" x 3" piece of white cardstock, using "Party" sheet of paper from KaiserCraft's Tropical Punch Collection, cut out panel of choice and trim to fit the 4"x3" white cardstock.

Cut the Asian Screen Card Panel from Gold Foil, layer over the red foil, then adhere the above panel.

Cut Good Luck from Green Foil. Adhere the words and a small bow!

Voila, couldn't be easier!

*** Materials for this project are available at www.franticstamper.com.

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