Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Foliage Gift Box

by Joanne Wardle

Foliage Gift Box


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Piece of cream card 10”x3”
    • Basic Grey, Green at Heart 6”x6” pad     ( BG-6x6-GREEN   $5.99)
  • Stamps
    • Rubberstamp Avenue Clear Stamps, Twigs & Sprigs     (
 RSA-CS-M026   $9.99)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
    • Black Organza Ribbon, 1.4"     ( CR-ORG4-Blk   $0.30/yd)
    • Flower soft (spring) from Box Kit, Floral Bouquet Colour Selection     ( FS-Kit-bouquet   $24.99)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives
    • Good quality PVA glue such as Aleene's Acid Free Tacky glue, 4 oz bottle     ( ALE-glue-acidfree   $4.99)


  • Fold card in half lengthways and mark the halfway mark along the short edge, score as shown.

  • Stamp foliage onto card

  • Add a piece of paper torn from green at heart pad.
    Run a line of good quality PVA glue along bottom edge and add flower soft.
    Punch hole is side pieces and close with a ribbon.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Antique Birthday

by Anne Harada

Antique Birthday


    • Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad. “Libretto, Bravo, and Mezzo” sheets     ( BG-6x6-Cappella   $5.99)
    • Basic Grey Cappella - Ribbon Doilies, paper lace     ( BG-S-CAP-2436   $4.99)
    • American Crafts Cardstock - Olive     ( AMC-CSP-71050   $0.50)
  • INK
    • StazOn Jet Black Solvent Ink     ( TSU-SZP-Jet   $8.49)
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Walnut Stain     ( RAN-DP-Walnut   $5.00)
    • American Crafts Ultimate Gel Pen – White Pastel     ( AMC-ULT-wht   $1.59)
    • Prima Roses -- Belle Arte – Butterfly     ( PRI-ROS2-539320   $3.99)
    • Peel Off Stickers from Sticker King - Curly Qs, Gold     ( SK-123071G   $1.99)
    • EK Success Border Punch - Embossed Curve     ( EK-EKPL8030   $14.59)


  • Fold an 11x 4-1/4” panel of AC Olive cardstock in half to create the base of the card.

  • Cut a 3-3/4”x4” sheet of patterned DP from Cappella pad (“Libretto”).

  • Cut a 3-3/4”x2” sheet of the solid DP from Cappella pad (“Bravo”).

  • Punch the decorative border using EK Success Embossed Curve Border punch along the bottom of the solid “Bravo” DP.

  • Layer the Cappella papers together as shown in sample.

  • Add a strip of Cappella Ribbon Doilies paper ribbon to the seam where the two layers meet.

  • Apply peel-off stickers to the corners and scalloped edge.

  • Die Cut an oval using Nestibilities Oval die from the solid DP from the Cappella Pad (“Bravo”).

  • Stamp sentiment onto oval two times – once in Walnut Stain Ink and then over-stamp it again once in Black StazOn. Highlight the sentiment letters with a white gel pen.

  • Apply strong two-sided tape to the back side of the oval, around the edge where you will attach the ruffle. Set the oval aside, do not attach the it to anything yet.

  • Create a ruffle by cutting two strips from a piece of patterned Cappella DP (“Mezzo”) _” wide.
    Score the entire length of the strips every 1/8”. Adhere the two ends of the strips together.
    Gather the strip length on one side so the strip begins to arch. Shape it so that it fits around the oval.
    Adhere it to the back side of the oval where you previously applied the strong tape.

  • Adhere the ruffled oval to the base card as shown.

  • Embellish with Prima rose.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday

by Debi Wind

Happy Birthday


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Fancy Pants - Road Show - Dainty Print http://www.franticstamper.com/fancypants.htm Fancy Pants - Road Show - Shabby Floral http://www.franticstamper.com/fancypants.htm
    • Bazzill Lagoon Cardstock     ( BAZ-5-577   $0.59)
    • Bazzill Lisbon Cardstock     ( BAZ-2-243   $0.59)
    • Bazzill Vanilla Cardstock     ( BAZ-8-808   $0.59)
    • Bazzill Black Cardstock     ( BAZ-10-1075   $0.59)
    • Fancy Pants - Road Show - Dainty Print     (No longer available, sustitute Vintage Valentine - I'm Yours     FP-P-231   $0.79)
    • Fancy Pants - Road Show - Shabby Floral     (No longer available, sustitute Little Sprout - Baby's Breath     FP-P-310   $0.79)
  • Stamps
    • Autumn Leaves - Flower Trio     ( AL-RS-2547   $1.99)
    • Melissa Frances Clear Stamp - Simply Said     ( MFR-CS-ME18   $11.99)
  • Inks
  • Embellishments
    • Prima Marketing - "Fancies" Flowers - Pink Assortment     ( PRI-FAN-518547   $4.99)
    • Prima Marketing - "Fancies" Flowers - White Assortment     ( PRI-FAN-518578   $4.99)
    • Making Memories Jumbo Pebble Brads Spring2     ( MM-BR-28989   $3.99)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Cut Lagoon cardstock to the size of 5 1/2"X8 1/2", score it and fold in half. Cut Shabby Floral to the size of 4"X5 1/4" and adhere to card.

  • Cut Dainty Print to the size of 1 3/4"X4 1/2", adhere to piece of Lagoon and Lisbon cardstock cut to size and adhere card.

  • Stamp image in Blush Rose and Lime Pastel ink onto Vanilla cardstock and sponge edge with Blush Rose ink. Layer onto Lagoon, Lisbon, and black cardstock and then to card.

  • Stamp "Happy Birthday" onto Dainty Print.

  • Finish card with pink and white flowers embellished with pebble brad.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Secrets" Button Fairy

by Kris Hankins

Have you ever made a “button fairy”? These are a fun and easy project to create. Normally I make my button fairies with wings, but I decided to make this one using the new Tim Holtz Flower Die Cuts.

"Secrets" Button Fairy


  • Paper
    • Basic Gray Papers, Porcelain
    • 3" Scrap pf Coordinating Cardstock
  • Embellishments
    • Autumn Leaves Buttons, Foof-a-la Savannah     ( AL-BT-43018   $5.99)
    • Tim Holtz Idea-OlogyTrinket Pins     ( ADV-TH-92720   $3.99)
  • Tools
  • Adhesive
  • Other
    • Bottle Cap
    • Vintage Printed Face Image
    • Scrap of Ribbon (6”)
    • Craft Wire (coated/colored) – about 24”
    • Glass Beads (2 or 3)
    • Crystal (optional)


  • Start by cutting a piece of each Basic Gray paper the size of the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. Run these through your die cut machine, resulting in a variety of flowers to pick from.

  • Pick two contrasting flowers to make your button fairy with – one large and one smaller in size. Put the remaining cut flowers in your “flower stash” for another project.

  • Go through your bag of Autumn Leaves buttons and find coordinating buttons in varying sizes. Lay them out so you can visually see what the sizes, shapes and colors look like together. You will need about 6” worth of buttons. I also gathered up a couple of basic glass beads, a Tim Holtz vintage trinket pin, and a crystal to help embellish the fairy’s tail. If you don’t have a crystal, don’t worry… you can replace it with a spiral curl of the wire or a dangling glass bead.

  • To assemble the Fairy’s tail, thread the first button onto the wire leaving about 8” of wire at the top end. Thread the wire through the first button hole from back to the front. Thread it from front to back in the second button hole. Think of this as being similar to hand stitching the buttons together with thread.

  • If it is a four hole button, just repeat the process in the second set of holes. You can use 2 hole, 4 hole and shank buttons.

  • In the photo above, you can see that I added a glass bead to the wire on the second (green) button. After you put the thread through the first hole (back to front), simply place the bead on the wire before threading it into the second hole (front to back).

  • The wire will run down the back side of the buttons and be almost invisible to the front. Make sure that the buttons are snuggled up next to each other tightly – overlapping a bit. Curve the wired buttons as you go.

  • You can be very creative with this by adding favorite beads, buttons, and other embellishments. I chose to add a Tim Holtz Vintage Trinket Pin to my “tail”. I threaded it onto my wire when I was threading the buttons together. It has the word “secrets” on it.

  • At the bottom of the wired button tail, I threaded on a plastic crystal and then secured it by twisting the wire and trimming any excess wire. If you don’t have a crystal, you can add a favorite larger glass bead or other embellishment. You can also create a flat spiral or bend the wire in a zig zag at the end of your tail.

  • Lay your tail aside.

  • Take your large flower and with a pen or paint brush handle, curl the flower petal edges backward.

  • Take the smaller flower and curl it’s petals forward.

  • Take a bottle cap and flatten it with a hammer. I recycle regular bottle caps. I just run them through the dishwasher. There are many ways to flatten bottle caps but I simple put mine under my old eyelet setting mat and give it a good tap with the hammer. They usually flatten without problem.

  • Using a Marvy 1” circle punch, punch out a printed face image. Feel free to use a stamped image, or use an actual photo of a person you know. Glue this to the bottle cap using your favorite adhesive.

  • Next, punch (2) 1” circles from a scrap of cardstock. Adhere one to the back of large flower. This will help in the construction of you fairy. Glue the smaller flower to the front of the larger flower. Glue the bottle cap to the front of the smaller flower.

  • Lay the excess wire on the top end of your button tail along the backside of your flower stack. Snug the top button up to the edge of the bottle cap at the front of the flower. When you have it lined up where you want it, just tape or glue the wire to the circle on the back of the flower stack.

  • Take two 3D Foam Squares and place one on each side of the wire. Place the second 1” punched circle directly over the first one. This gives you a nicely finished back on your button fairy. It’s a great place to write a small message or sign your name.

  • Trim the remaining wire on top to 3 or 4 inches. Make a flat spiral or a simple loop. Add your scrap of ribbon to the wire and now you are ready to hang up your button fairy.

  • She will watch over you and keep all of your “secrets” safe.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion Walk

by Debi Wind

Fashion Walk



  • Cut Oslo cardstock to the size of 5 1/2"X11", score it and fold in half. Cut Bon Marche pattern paper to the size of 5 1/4"X5 1/4" and adhere to card.
  • Cut 1 piece of Oslo cardstock to the size of 3/4"X5 1/2" and 1 piece of Oslo cardstock the size of 3/4"X4 3/8". Adhere to bottom portion of card. Embellish lower piece with pearls.
  • Stamp Fashion Walk with Versamark ink onto Vanilla cardstock. Emboss with Cobalt blue embossing powder. Trim, and using the sponge distress the edges with brush corduroy and spice marigold ink, layer onto champagne and Oslo cardstock.
  • Adhere Fashion Walk to card and finish card with ivory silk flower embellished with pearl brad.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Winner of the Road Book Giveaway...

The winner of the Road Book Giveaway offered by design team member Polinka is...



Vouchka, please get in touch with Polinka to arrange for the book to be sent to you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Red Flower Card

by Pauline Derrig

Red Flower Card


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazill White cardstock, Lily White - Crisscross texture     ( BAZ-10-1032   $0.59/sheet or $2.50/5 sheets)
    • Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy - Go Jump In A Lake     ( COS-P-00374   $0.79)
    • Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine - Ever Dear, kraft     ( FP-P-228   $1.09)
  • Embellishments
    • Kaiser Craft Pearls – LATTE, 50 per pkg     ( KAI-PRL-715   $1.99)
    • Making Memories - Sticker Shimmer Alphabet - Diva Mini Brown     ( MM-S-32477   $2.99)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Sewing Machine and red thread     (


  • This card sizes 8" x 8".
  • I made it for a quilter, to fit with a huge quilt using the same fabric as the flowers...

  • I cut 5 circles from this fabric and attached them to the background paper, with a circle of paper, before stitching over them all with a flower design...

  • I finished the flowers by adding little pearls from Kaisercraft on each pistil...

    ... and a happy birthday wish on the other side of the card, with simple sparkling stickers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project! 

Have a lovely day,

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Reverse Soot Stamped Card

by Sharon Jeffs

Reverse Soot Stamped Card


  • Tim Holtz Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock
    • White Glossy Cardstock
    • CoreDinations Cardstock
  • Ink
    • Versamark Stamp pad     ( TSU-VMPAD   $8.09)
    • Dew Drop Brilliance inkpad, Coffee Bean     ( TSU-BD-Cof   $$2.69)
  • Embellishments
    • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paperclips     ( ADV-TH-92791   $3.59)
    • May Arts Ribbon, Burgundy Stripe     ( MA-RG5-25   $0.99)
  • MIscellaneous
    • Candle
    • Matches
    • Tissue or cotton balls
    • Matte Surface Sealer


  • Cut brown card to 12 inches by 4 inches and the green card to 3 ¾ inches by 5 ¾ inches. Cut an addition smaller brown mat measuring 2 ¾ by 3 ½ inches.

  • Cut a white square 3 ¼ inches by 2 ½ inches and another that measures 1 ½ inches by 3 ¼ inches.

  • Fold brown piece in half and ink the edges with the Coffee Bean inkpad, ink the edges of the green piece and the smaller brown mat of card as well.

  • Stamp the Photo studio image onto the larger white card using the versamark stamp pad. Stamp the Change text onto the smaller white piece of white card using the versamark inkpad.

  • Light the candle and hold each of the white pieces of card over the flame so that it barely touches the flame. Very quickly the flame will begin to soot up the card. Move the piece of card around until the surface is coated in soot. Put aside to cool.

  • The soot will remained glued to the areas stamped with the Versamark stamp pad. Using either a tissue rolled into a ball or a cotton wool ball, dab gently over the surface until all excess soot has been removed. Spray with a coat of the Matt surface sealer and set aside to dry thoroughly.

  • Ink the edges of both pieces of soot stamped card then adhere the photo stamped piece to the small brown mat piece.

  • Adhere the matted piece to the front left of the green card. Attach ribbon to the opposite side.

  • Attach Text stamped piece using foam dots to other side, half on the ribbon. Tie a piece of the ribbon to one of the clips and slide onto the side of the text piece.

  • Finally attach whole piece to the front of the brown card.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Card for Dad

by Lis Whiting

A Card for Dad

This is a really easy card that looks like a million. I made it for my father for Father’s Day but you can use it for a birthday. And you can change the colors and the word and turn this card into anything! Mom, JOY (for Christmas), Sis; it's limitless!


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • American Crafts Cardstock, Butter     ( AMC-CSP-71040   $0.50)
    • Best Creation Glitter Cardstock, Pink     ( BC-P-GL001   $2.59)
    • Graphic 45 Papers, Renaissance Faire, Masterpiece     ( G45-P-0113   $0.99)
  • Embellishments
    • Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers, Piper Milk Chocolate Alpha     ( BG-CH-1496   $5.99)
    • Tim Holtz, Tissue Tape Symphony     ( ADV-TH-92829   $9.99)
  • Tools


  • Fold the cream cardstock in half to create your card base.
    This card opens from the bottom.

  • Attach your glitter cardstock to the card using your favorite adhesive.

  • Take your graphic 45 cardstock and cut a 4 5/8" x 2 3/8" piece from it.

  • Attach this piece of cardstock to the middle of your card (onto the glitter cardstock).

  • Take the smaller strip of glitter cardstock and attach it to the center of your card with mounting tape.

  • Attach your chipboard letters to the card. I angled mine up for interest.

    Idea: Depending on what letters you use, you can dangle a charm off one.
    If there is no hole, you can always punch a small one and thread wire or thread through it to tie your charm.

    Note: I used chipboard letters from K & Company; the ones I listed above are from Basic Grey.
    If you coat them with glue and sprinkle a coordinating glitter on them, you would have a great look!

  • On the inside of the card I placed a strip of Tim Holtz’ new Tissue Tape at the bottom.
    The tissue tape blended in so well with the ivory cardstock that it looks like its part of the paper.
    It’s a great design element!

I hope that you will try this card. It’s very easy and great fun! See you next time!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


by Erika Taylor

Anytime I think of the color combination pink, black and white, I immediately get swept away to a little French café. I don’t know where that image was born, but it works for me. When I received this great little stamp from Frantic Stamper, I just had to team it up with some pinks and blacks. And what a great way to use the 7 Gypsies transparencies too.




  • Cut Black cardstock at 5 ½” x 8 ½” score at 4 ¼”. Set aside

  • Cut white cardstock 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” . Cut 4” x 5 ¼” plaid patterned paper. Adhere to white cardstock.

  • Cut out 1 ½” x 5 3/8” Pink Punch cardstock and 1 3/8” x 5 3/8” Tutu cardstock. Layer then adhere to card front.

  • Cut 7” of fuchsia trim and wrap around dotted cardstock. Adhere to back of card front.

  • Cut 2 ¼” x 3 5/8” black cardstock, 2 1/8” x 3 ½” Tutu cardstock and 2” x 3 3/8” Pink Punch Cardstock. Run Pink Punch piece through Big shot using Swirls embossing folder that has been inked on inside. Layer all three pieces and adhere to card front.

  • Cut out 2 ¼” x 3 5/8” white cardstock. Stamp tower image on slight angle with Memento ink. Stamp swirls on two corners using Memento Ink.

  • Cut transparency to 2 ¼” x 3 5/8”, getting rid of tabs. Using Copic markers, color in flourishes on back side of transparency. Once dry, attach transparency to stamped image using brads.

  • Spray Cherry Blossom vine with Glimmer Mist. Cut apart blossoms and adhere to card front using glue dot strips.

  • Adhere card front to card base using double sided tape.

  • Finish card with Say it in Pearls/Crystals swirls, cut apart to fit where desired.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing a fabulous Frantic Stamper French Café Moment!