Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Noel Card

by Anne Harada

Noel Card


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Black, Classic Texture     ( BAZ-10-1075   $0.59)
    • Graphic 45 Christmas Past 8"x8" Paper Pad     ( G45-Pad8-xmas   $11.99)
    • White cardstock panel to stamp image onto
  • Stamps
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • Flocking Powder, 1oz jars, Chocolate Lotto     ( STM-Flock-Choco   $3.59)
    • Medium Brads, Gold     ( AMC-BR-gold   $3.49)
    • Stickles Glitter Glue, Xmas Red     ( RAN-St-xmas
    • Red beads, buttons or dots to use as accents.
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Fold a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of black cardstock in half to create a card base.

  • Cut a 4” x 5-14” Graphics 45 DP panel and layer onto front of card base.

  • Die Cut an oval panel from white CS using the largest Nesties Oval die.
    Leave die on oval to use as a mask.

  • Sponge the edges of the oval with Nesties die still in place using Vintage Photo ink.
    Remove die and clean with stamp cleaner when done sponging.

  • Ink up the “Noel” sentiment from Holly Jolly stamp set using two colored inks.
    Stamp onto oval as shown in sample.

  • Ink up the Reindeer image from Holly Jolly stamp set in dark brown ink and stamp below sentiment.

  • Cover the reindeer with two-way glue and pour flocking powder onto glue.
    Blow off excess flocking powder.
    Dot the nose with red Stickles glitter glue

  • Layer oval panel onto DP.

  • Fussy cut a bell (or any other image) from the Graphics 45 DP.
    Embellish with more glitter glue if desired.
    Adhere to stamped panel as shown in sample using a dimensional.

  • Add vintage ribbons to the side of the panel partially covering the oval.
    Insert one gold brad on the upper right corner and one on the lower right corner end of the DP panel.

  • Adhere completed DP panel to black card stock base.

  • Punch several fern branches from Graphics 45 DP and randomly place in the lower corner.
    Add red dimensional embellishments to simulate berries.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ornament Card

by Kris Hankins

Ornament Card

I just love this holiday card. And believe it or not, it is very easy to make. This could easily be that special holiday card that you make to send to friends and family.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Grey Cardstock Scrap
    • Bo Bunny Winter Joy Brrr Paper     ( BBP-P-03222   $0.89)
    • Bo Bunny Winter Stripe Paper     ( BBP-P-03231   $0.89)
    • Bazzill Textured Cardstock, White for card base and layering     ( BAZ-10-1005   $0.59)
    • Bazzill Textured Cardstock, Purple, Forget Me Not     ( BAZ-6-621   $0.59)
    • Gray cardstock scrap
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
    • Brilliance ink, Pearlescent Starlite Silver     ( TSU-BP-Silv   $7.90)
  • Embellishments
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Using the circle punch, punch (5) 1 1/2” circles from the double-sided Bo Bunny “brrr” paper.

  • Fold (4) of the circles perfectly in half (snowflake pattern facing inward) and burnish with your bone folder.
    Make these folds as accurate as possible.

  • Lay one circle down flat with the snowflake pattern facing down.
    Apply adhesive to back of circle base. Place first folded half circle to left side of the flat circle base.
    Line up the circle edges.
    Do the same with a 2nd folded half circle on the right side of flat circle base.
    The two folded edges should be side by side down the center of circle base

  • Apply adhesive to the back halves of these two folded half circles.
    Lay the 3rd and 4th folded half circles down just as you did the first two.
    Make sure the circle edges line up.

  • You should now have two circles stacked on the left and two on the right.
    Burnish these in place.
    Put adhesive on the back of one of the top half circle backs and stick to the back of the other top half circle.
    This should complete your 3D ornament.

  • Cut a 1” x 1/2” piece of grey scrap cardstock and ink with silver Brilliance ink.
    Attach to back of ornament so that just about 1/4” or so sticks up.
    Make a small loop from the wire.
    Attach to the back of the gray cardstock.

  • Make a 4 1/4” x 6” card base from the textured white cardstock.
    Cut a 4 1/4” x 6” layer of Bo Bunny “brrr” cardstock and adhere to the front of card (tree side up).
    Cut a mat from the white cardstock approximately 2 1/2” x 3 3/4”.
    Add a purple layer behind it, leaving a small border showing.
    Attach to front of card.

  • From the Bo Bunny “stripe” paper, cut a 1/2” wide decorative strip.
    Attach this to top and bottom of card front.

  • Add the ornament to the center front of the white mat layer, using 3D foam squares.

  • Finish by adding a narrow ribbon bow.

Extra - Here is another sample of this same card, made with other MME papers (Holly Jolly and I Believe).

Sunday, November 28, 2010


by Lis Whiting


I think I love making Christmas cards the best! It brings back so many memories of giving and getting Christmas cards. This is a fun and quick card to make.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill Basics Monochromatic 5-color packs, Browns     ( BB-MC-BRN   $11.99), 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses,Village, snowflake side     ( BG-ESK-2007   $0.85), 5 1/2" x 4"
    • AC Cardstock, Ladybug     ( AMC-CSP-71028   $0.50), 1 1/2" x 4"
    • Gold glossy cardstock, 1 1/2" x 4"
  • Embellishments
    • American Craft Jewel Brads Medium Sunflower     ( AMC-JB-sunfl   $3.49)
    • Queen and Co. Brads, Small Colorblock Brads, Garden     ( QC-BR-SCB-garden   $2.99)
      • Kaiser Craft also has some really pretty brad sets for Christmas that would also go well on this card.
        Kaiser Epoxy Brad, Wonderland     ( KAI-BRE-1115   $4.99)
    • Prima Flowers, Got Flowers? Studio 24 – Q, Green     ( PRI-GF-512064   $6.99)
    • American Craft Mini Eyelets, Gold     ( AMC-MEYE-gold   $1.99)
    • Basic Grey Alphabet Stickers, Eskimo Kisses, red and blue     ( BG-ESK-2014   $2.99)
    • Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer     ( CLE-SS-Vani   $4.49)
  • Tools


  • Fold your Bazzill cardstock in half making a card base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
    Card will open at the bottom.

  • Using the Cuttlebug machine, emboss the patterned paper and gold glossy with the snowflakes folder.

  • Punch out the pine needles pattern with the red cardstock.

  • Glue the pine needles to the back of the gold glossy so that only the needles show.

  • Attach the gold glossy/pine needles to the left side of the patterned paper with four gold eyelets, one at each corner.

  • Punch three holes in your piece on the left side through the gold glossy.
    This is where you will place and attach your flowers.

  • Take each of your green flowers and add a brad to the middle.
    Attach each flower to the gold glossy with the brad.
    The middle flower should have the gem brad.

  • Adhere the patterned paper to your card.

  • Choose "M", "E", "R", and "Y" red alphabet stickers and a blue "R" sticker in a combination of upper and lower case.
    Spritz the blue “R” with a little Vanilla Smooch Spritz to make it shimmery.
    (You could use glitter instead!)

  • Add the alphabet stickers “MERRY!” to the right edge of the patterned paper on your card.

I hope that you will try this card! Its easy and has great impact. 'Til next time!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Quick Gift Enclosure Cards

by Kathy Berger

Quick Gift Enclosure Cards

These are quick to make, and a lot of fun, too. You'll get six 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" square cards from a single sheet of card-stock. I love to make a few dozen of these at one time, and then get my friends and family to join me to decorate them. I provide an assortment of embelishments, some scrap papers, and some snacks. We spend the day creating and I let them keep the ones they decorate. It is really a great way to spend some time together, creating.

A set of these little gift enclosure cards would make a great little gift, too, for a teacher, or as a little hostess gift for a holiday open house...


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • 1 sheet of standard white card-stock
    • scraps of red and dark green card stock (optional)
  • Stamps
    • Small stamps of your choice (I prefer clear so I can see where I am stamping them)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
  • Tools
  • Adhesives
    • If embellishing the cards, Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue     ( ALE-glue-quick   $3.99)


  • Start with a single sheet of 8 1/2” x 11” card-stock.
    Cut 1/4” inch off the width, leaving a sheet 8 1/4” x 11”.

  • In landscape orientation, line the card-stock up at the 1/4" mark on the Scor=Pal, and score at the 3" and 8 1/2" grooves.
    This will give score lines at 2 3/4" from each end of the card-stock.

  • Mask the top and bottom of the card-stock to the score lines.
    Place the card-stock on scrap paper.

  • Using red and green inks, randomly stamp images between the masks, being sure to stamp off the edges onto the scrap paper and onto the masks.
    Be random; make sure the images are stamped right side up, upside down, sideways.
    Try not to make an obvious pattern with the images.

  • When you’re done stamping, remove the masks.

  • In landscape orientation, cut the sheet at 5 1/2", making two 8 1/4” x 5 1/2” pieces.

  • Next, in landscape orientation, cut each of the two pieces in thirds, at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2", making a total of six pieces, 2 3/4” x
 5 1/2” each.

  • Each of the six pieces will be scored at 2 3/4". Fold and crease each of the pieces on the score lines.

  • Optionally, stamp a sentiment on the inside.
    The cards can be used just as they are with the fold at the top or the side. Alternately, they can be embellished with layers of card stock, ribbons, buttons, or bows.

    Here are some more samples, stamped with different stamps and decorated with various embellishments:


For fun variations, use a rainbow pad to stamp the images, or sponge or brayer color into the center area. These make great gift enclosures, or can be used as a tag. Think of all the variations you can make: birthdays, Valentine's Day, for teachers, for friends; the possibilities are nearly endless!

Check out this template to make square envelopes for your cards. Just enlarge or shrink for a variety of sizes. For this project, make sure the dotted square in the middle of the template is 3" x 3 " and the envelopes you make will hold these gift eclosure cards perfectly!

Have fun!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Silhouettes

by Debi Wind

Holiday Silhouettes



  • Cut Lisbon cardstock to the size of 5 1/2"X8 1/2", score it and fold in half.
    Cut plaid pattern paper to the size of 4"X5 1/4" and dotted paper to the size of 2"X5 1/4" .
    Adhere both pieces of pattern paper to card.

  • Stamp tree image onto Vanilla cardstock in Versamark ink.
    Cover with red embossing powder, shake off excess and heat with heat gun.

  • Trim tree image and edge with Krylon silver leafing pen.
    Layer onto Lagoon and Lisbon cardstock and adhere to card.

  • Finish card by embellishing with Metallic Silver Dew Drops.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

We would like to extend warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers. In addition to being a National Day of Thanks, today is a kick-off to a fabulous month of projects from our design team... truly something to be thankful for! We start today with a project of thanks.

Check back with us daily through the New Year for projects and more.

We truly love sharing with you, and hope you are enjoying our efforts.

--- From the whole Frantic Stamper Design Team

by Kris Hankins

Autumnal “Blessing”

It is the time of year that we seem to concentrate more on being thankful for all of the blessings in our lives. Here is a classic autumnal card with a bit of a twist.



  • Checkered Strip Technique

    • To create the colorful “filmstrip” piece, you will start by cutting a 5/8” wide x 3” long strip from each of the fall colored cardstocks.
      Be consistent in your cuts.

    • Cut a 2 ¾” x 3” piece of kraft cardstock.
      Run through a Xyron machine OR completely cover one side of it with your favorite adhesive.

    • Lay one strip down at a time on the sticky piece of kraft cardstock.
      Line up the cut edge of the first strip with the cut edge of the kraft cardstock.
    • Follow with the remaining strips.
      Butt each strip up tightly next to the previous strip.
      You don’t want any gaps between strips.
    • Trim any extra cardstock hanging over any edges.

    • Now, to form the long checkered strip, cut a 5/8” strip x 8” strip of kraft cardstock.
      Run your favorite adhesive down this strip.

    • Take your striped piece and cut 5/8” wide strips.
      You will need 3 strips.

    • Lay these onto the 8” long craft strip.
      Align the cut edges.
      Butt the seams up (no gaps).
      Trim any excess cardstock/edges.

    • Blessings Card Assembly

      • From your cream cardstock, make a 4 3/4” x 6 1/2” card base.

      • Cut a 4 3/4” x 6 1/2” Melon colored layer and stipple the edges lightly with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.
        Attach to front of card base.

      • Cut a 1 1/4” x 4 3/4” piece of Kraft colored cardstock.
        Lightly stipple the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk in.

      • Cut approximately 5” of film strip ribbon.

        I wanted to have my film strip frames staggered over the checkered squares.
        You can do it this way or make the frames line up perfectly over each colored square.

      • Determine the finished length you need.
        I needed a 4 3/4” finished strip so I stapled the film strip ribbon onto the checkered strip just inside that total measurement.
        Trim off any excess film strip or cardstock.
        You may want to play with the placement of the film strip before stapling.

      • Glue this film strip piece down the center of the kraft cardstock strip that you previously cut and stippled.

      • Stamp your sentiment on a piece of cream colored cardstock using Rust Adirondack ink.
        Trim this piece to the appropriate size for your sentiment.
        Mat it using two different colors of cardstock (spinach green and wine).

      • Attach the sentiment and film strip segments to the front of your card.

      • Thread your three leaf buttons with twine and knot/trim.
        Glue to the film strip ribbon on the front of your card.

Here is a little bonus project for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

by Kathy Berger

Thanksgiving Place Card


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • White Card-stock, 2 1/2"x 5", folded to make 2 1//2" square card and small scrap for name plate base.
    • Bazzill Basics Monochromatic 5-color packs, Oranges     ( BB-MC-ORG   $11.99)
      • Cantelope, 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" square, plus a small scrap for flower
      • Apricot, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" plus a small scrap for flower and for name plate
  • Stamps
    • Mini Clear Stamps from Imaginisce, Snag'em stamps, Apple Cider     ( IMG-CS-2469   $1.00)
    • Stampendous Clear Stamps, Notes for a Friend, "Thanks"     ( STM-SSC-660   $7.99)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
    • Memories Dye ink pads, Artprint Brown     ( STE-MP-artp   $4.99)
  • Embellishments
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Stamp the Leaves and the "thanks" with artprint brown ink on the cantelope square.

  • Punch the corners of the cantelope square with the Stub side of the Corner Chomper.

  • Layer onto the apricot square, and then onto the white card.

  • Punch one petunia and one daisy out of the apricot scrap, and one daisy out of the cantelope.

  • Using the embossing stylus and a soft surface like a mouse pad, press down the centers of the flowers, curving the petals upward.

  • Use the push pin to poke a small hole in the center of each of the flowers.

  • Stack the flowers with the petunia on the bottom and the apricot daisy on the top.

  • Put the brad through the holes in the flowers. Trim off the ends of the brad stems if necessary

  • Pull the petals of the two daisies up around the brad.

  • Use a glue dot to attach the flower to the lower left corner of the cantelope layer.

  • Trim a scrap of cantelope to 7/8" x 1/4".

  • Use the bronze gel pen to write the name of the guest on the small rectangle of cantelope scrap.

  • Mount the cantelope piece onto the white scrap and trim to 1/8" inch around the cantelope scrap.

  • Mount the name plate to the card using foam squares.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Up, up and away

by Joanne Wardle

Up, up and away


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • white card blank
    • patterned paper to coordinate with ink
  • Stamps
    • Frantic Stamper, Great grandfathers letter     0504-Q   $7.00)
    • Med balloon     ( 116-03-I   $3.00)
    • happy birthday or other sentiment stamp of choice
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Tools
  • Adhesives
    • dimensional adhesive


  • Mask off a rectangle on the card.
    Ink using lightest colour of ink using cut'n'dry foam.
    Repeat with second darkest colour covering upper 2/3 then just the top 1/3 with darkest colour.
    Overstamp with great grandfather's letter with second darkest shade.

  • Remove mask.

  • Stamp balloon overlapping the rectangle.

  • Stamp again onto patterned paper and cut out just the balloon part.
    Position on over stamped image with dimensional adhesive.

  • Finish with a greeting stamp.

Monday, November 22, 2010


by Polinka


I made this card for a scrappy friend, who loves travelling.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • My Mind's Eye, Life Stories Kraft Paper, Frequency Grid     ( MME-P-DAY204   $0.99)
    • recycled international mini-envelope
  • Embellishments
    • 7gypsies 97% complete Stickers     ( assorted   $1.99)
    • Making Memories Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Alphabet, Brown Ledger     ( MM-S-30284   $2.99)
    • Basic Grey, Basics Kraft Sticker Labels     ( BG-S-BAS-2579   $1.59)
  • Adhesives


  • I found the mini-envelope and thought it would be perfect to make a card around it, and searched for kraft papers that matched!

  • I cut the My Mind's Eye paper to a card's size.
    I added a few Basics stickers and the international mini-enveloppe.
    I adhered the back side of the envelope to the other side of the card.

  • To complete it, I put a 7 gypsies sticker, as well as the FELICITATIONS title with alphabet stickers...

Have a lovely day,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grunge Bracelet

by Erika Taylor

Grunge Bracelet

Although I am not a professional jewelry maker, I’m finding that there are so many products in the paper crafting industry that truly make the prettiest pieces of wearable art. Today, I’ve got a really quick project using Tim Holtz Grunge paper.



  • Cut out strip of grunge paper the width and circumference of bangle. Cut out 3 graduated flowers from grunge board.

  • Ink strip of grunge board with distress ink. Let dry.

  • Run all pieces of grunge board through Big Shot, using the swirls embossing folder.

  • Ink raised area of grunge board with second color of distress ink.

  • Run all pieces through Big Shot without folder, to flatten design.

  • Adhere grunge board strip to bangle using Tacky Glue.

  • Curl edges of flower petals with pencil. Layer and adhere to top of bangle

  • Add large rhinestone to center of flower.

  • Finish bangle with Liquid Pearls on edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Taking simple products and altered them is a great way to personalize your creations. Try your hand at grunge paper to really step your projects up a notch.