Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peace Be With You (Rozy Smith)




"Peace Be With You"
by Rozy


Once again the 25th of the month is upon us, so it is time to share another card for the holiday season. We hope you will join us in getting a start on your holiday cards, and we hope you will enjoy today's team member creation!


Using two 6" sheets of Pearlized White Paper, score 1/2" on each piece. Using Embossing folder of choice emboss both pieces.  Fold on score line and adhere together, this creates a very sturdy card base that will stand nicely on a mantle, etc.

Using Tim Holtz Paper Stash Vellum, chose the first sheet, a nice soft floral pastel. Emboss with folder used on card base. Tear edges, distress with Brick Wall Chalk Edger and roll the four corners inward for movement & dimensional appearance.

Die Cut the Peace on Earth Die using DCWV Red Foil, adhere to card front.

The Poinsettia & Branch are handmade embellishments! I make lots of handmade embellishments to have on hand; it really speeds up the process. Adhere to card front.

Place sentiment of choice on the inside of card.

Voila! Very easy card to make.

You can find all the supplies mentioned at FranticStamper.com; hop on over and take a peek.

Thanks for stopping by.


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

CAS Blue and White Thank You (Ann Greenspan)






CAS Blue and White Thank You
by Ann Greenspan


I make more Thank You cards than any other type of card, and my go-to die for all my Thank You cards is the Large Thanks die.  This die fits perfectly on my A2 cards.

To make the card, I cut out two of the large thanks die, one in a navy blue and one in white.  I adhered them on top of each other and slightly offset them.  After adhering them, I cut off the "s" so the word now said "thank" instead of "thanks".  I wanted the card to be a little more formal by saying thank "you" so I cut out the large single heart balloon from the Heart Balloons set twice, once in navy and again in white, and stamped the word YOU on the white top layer of the balloon.   I think this card has a very elegant look to it with it's Clean and Simple style.



*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thanks!! (Jeni Allen, Guest Designer)




Thanks!!
by Jeni Allen, Guest Designer


Hey there Frantic Stampers!! My name is Jeni and I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Frantic Stamper! I have been super impressed with the dies--such high quality!! I am excited to share my first project with you!! I made a butterfly window card...

I used a circle die to cut a circle out of a piece of masking paper that covered my card front. Then I used distress inks and my mini ink blending tools to create my pretty circle rainbow.

I die cut the Monarch Butterfly out of the card front. After I cut it out of the card front, I cut another Monarch Butterfly out of black cardstock. I attached a window sheet to the back of the butterfly, and attached it to the back side of the card front. So, the black butterfly is inlaid into the card front. I used some glossy accents to fill in the butterfly, making a type of "stain glass" window effect.

I cut a circle out of the green cardbase, and then attached my white card front the to the base, lining up the circles. For the inside of the card, I die cut the butterfly again out of the green circle that had been cut out. I matched up the butterfly image that had been cut out of the green circle. So when you look at the inside of the card, all you see is a black butterfly--the back of this butterfly window. Because of the glossy accents, you can't see the adhesive that attached the window sheet to the cardstock, and it looks so great in real life!!!

Here is another closer look of the butterfly window opened--so you can see how pretty the glossy accents make the window!! I just may have to make something to hang in my kitchen window like this--I LOVE it!!



I finished off the front of the card with a black sentiment; I used the Happy Birthday Script die. I cut off the "birth" part of the word birthday, it trimmed super easily and helps you get more out of the die! I added a sprinkle of sequins, and there you have it!


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Baby easelkaart (Elly DeBruin, Special Contributor)




Baby easelkaart
by Elly DeBruin, Special Contributor


Today we would love to share a sweet baby card by our Special Contributor, Elly DeBruin. Elly chose soft colors and the perfect dies to make this card for a new baby. Check out this card and all Elly's work at her blog, Elly's Card Corner. Be sure to leave her a comment!


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Baby Icons, Rocking Horse and Small Solid paper Bow

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sparkle and Shine Challenge (Amy Kolling, Former Guest Designer)



Sparkle and Shine Challenge
by Amy Kolling


Hi!

I cut a Frantic Stamper Large Shamrock into a layer of white card stock and layered it over a bed of green sequins to create this sparkly St. Patrick's day card.




Read more about how I made this card and my inspiration for it at my blog site: Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Thanks for coming by today!




*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Monday, March 16, 2015

"Always Believe" (Rozy Smith)



"Always Believe"
by Rozy Smith


Pick a card base of choice, then using Elementals #7 Coved Labels cut out largest die using patterned paper to co-ordinate with the base color. Use double sided tape placed against the back of the Coved Label die. After applying tape, tear off second strip and sprinkle micro-fine glitter in a dark contrasting color along the edges where double sided tape was applied. This will give a fine contrasting line.

Die Cut next coved label one size smaller in the printed pattern material. Stamp phrase of choice on paper. Attach with dimensional dots.

Die Cut the word "Wonderful" from dark contrasting paper and one with white sparkle paper. Attach contrasting color on top of white and adhere.

Using embellishments of choice proceed to decorate.

The new Elementals are so fun to work with, be sure to check them out at Frantic Stamper.




*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thanks (Rachelle Green)




THANKS
by (Rachelle Green)


I'm always in need of Thank You cards but never have any on hand. When I saw this die I knew I had to have it. Of course I had no idea how I would use it but just started out with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" base. After scoring and folding the base I used the THANKS card band die. On the back side I glued the a single piece of red cardstock. I wanted to add some more depth and dimension so I used the Stitched Bracker Edger. If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now...I love stitched dies! I fished around in my embellishments and found ribbon, flowers and bling to put on the finishing touches.




*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Good Luck! (Jen Carter)


Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Good Luck Shamrock 1.1

Good Luck!
by Jen Carter


Today I have a bright card to share!  St. Patrick's day is coming up (March 17th) and in honor of that holiday, I've put together a cheery card.  I knew when I pulled out the Frantic Stamper Shamrock Card Panel die that I wanted to incorporate a rainbow into the card along with it. It just seemed appropriate! To create the rainbow background I used a piece of watercolor paper and then painted the watercolors onto my background with my water brush.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Good Luck Shamrock Closeup

I die cut the Shamrock Card Panel from a piece of glittered fun foam with an adhesive back.  I found this at Walmart.  It was the perfect way to use this die because it not only gave me some dimension but it was also easy to apply the delicate cuts to my card front!  I used one of the negative shamrock pieces to adhere to the vellum tag.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Good Luck Shamrock Stickers

Tip:  As I was peeling off the negative pieces from the die cut panel, I saved the whole shamrocks.  Since they had adhesive on the back side, I put them on a piece of acetate to save for a later project.  Instant sticker sheet!! I have a feeling that my 6 year old daughter is going to get a hold of this before I have a chance to use them! :)  This is such a BONUS to this die!


I hope you enjoyed this rainbow bright card! :)  Thanks for stopping by!



*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Shiny Spring Card (Anne Harada, Guest Designer)




Shiny Spring Card
by Anne Harada


It's time to think about Spring!  This new "Easter Scene Card Panel" die that is now available is just the thing to kick start those Easter Card giving ideas!

I started by die cutting the scene from shiny gold cardstock.  When I saw all the detail that emerged, it was clear that the card had practically made itself!  I decided to use an embossing folder to add some fun texture in the background so I cut a teal panel the same size as the gold scene, embossed the teal panel and layered it under the scene.  I added the panels to a white card base, sprinkled a few pink sequins (because there's no such thing as too much bling!) and seriously, that was it.  Done!  I'm so impressed with myself!  LOL!

What a great way to get a stack of holiday cards done!  This is going to make my Easter Card giving tasks so easy!


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Chicken (Pam Sims, Special Contributor)




Today we have a beautiful Easter card for you from our special contributor, Pam Sims. Pam has created this card using the Frantic Stamper Chicken in an Egg and Easter Lily dies. Isn't the card just wonderful?

You can read more about how she made this card at her blog post, "Easter Chicken". Please be sure to leave her a comment to let her know how much you enjoyed it.


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