Monday, March 31, 2014

Faux Vintage Glass Card (Sharon Jeffs)

Faux Vintage Glass Card
by Sharon Jeffs

I haven't played around with my embossing powders in forever, sadly they've been tucked up in a drawer where I forgot all about them.  I was recently cleaning and rediscovered my little stash and decided to make a card using a Faux Vintage glass effect.

Rather than trying to explain all the steps I used to create this panel, I made a video of the process.  I chose to make mine using the largest die cut shape from the Frantic Stamper Coved Labels set.

To assemble the card I used a variety of die cut shapes from the Spellbinder range and finished off my card with a Vintage Dressform, cut using another of the awesome dies available at Frantic Stamper.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Steam Card (Lis Whiting)

by Lis Whiting

I love the Steampunk style!  It's a marriage of Victoriana and Industrial, and every time I see something Steampunk, I find some object to reminisce about.  I hadn't made anything steampunk in a while and decided I wanted to make a couple of cards. 

I wanted to use a burlap background because I think it lends itself to the masculine feel I was aiming for, and I used gears cut in my new favorite card, holographic ripple! 

I wanted to use a few colors because I planned on stacking the gears and felt different colors would make each layer stand out more.  I added the pearls as a homage to Victoriana and then some eclectic metal elements scattered around as eye candy!

Materials for this project available at

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tyler's 15th Birthday (Rozy Smith)

Tyler's "15th" Birthday
by Rozy

Wanted to show everyone that you can use the new dies on masculine scrapbooking. My grandson Tyler turned 15 in December. Wow, can't believe I have been scrapbooking his journey for 15 years, doesn't seem possible! From that tiny newborn to a Black Belt in Chun Kuk Do, what an adventure.

No need to explain scrapbooking procedures so will explain products used in this project.

Used DCWV Gold Paper & Heart Gears, Cartoon Special Bubbles and Long Stem Rose Dies. Cut as many as desired for placement on layout.

Pictures and frames were cut using oval shaped Coluzzle, then layered as desired.

Kaiser Craft Art of Life & Violet Crush paper packs were used for base paper, film strip on side of paper, domino "15" die and "Do Your Best" saying.

Frame items, insert Theresa Collins Stationery Noted Brads through Heart Gears and attach. Behind the film strip place clear transparencies with design of choice.

Have fun!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pretty in Pink Card (Sharon Jeffs)

Pretty in Pink Card
by Sharon Jeffs

When I first saw the Sunburst die I immediately wanted to create a card with a focus of something the rays directing the eye straight to a specific item on the card. I really love pink at the moment so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine my love of pink with this die and create a card!

After cutting the Sunburst panel (FRA-Die-09141) I coated random rays with a thin coat of glitter then attached it to the front of my card. I also cut out a panel using one of the new Coved Label dies (FRA-Die-09128) and stamped the surface of it with the Cahiers stamp (FRA-CLG-3812) also from the Frantic Stamper range before surrounding it with pretty springtime flowers to go with my pink theme.

Monday, March 24, 2014

La Femme Card, in Ten (Lis Whiting)

La Femme Card, in Ten
by Lis Whiting

I purchased the Loretta die from Frantic Stamper a while back. It reminded me of Paris and I have a fascination for that city (I also have the poodle but haven't used that yet.)  I pictured her walking down the Champs Élysées shopping for the latest fashion.  Today I finally decided to do a card for her.

I started with an ivory card base.  Sharon, another design team member, has been making some cards with a punched design on the side. I really like the look so I wanted that for this card also.  I added some burgundy suede paper ad a piece of Tim Holtz collage. 

I wanted Loretta to stand out so I decided to use this very glittery black with silver dot paper I had.  It turned out SO NICE! 

I was looking at the die cut and realized that the die had even cut a part for her hand that was on her waist! That was really cool!  I decided that Loretta needed a purse to hold because I wanted to highlight this little piece of 3-D. I cut a trapezoid (remember your geometry!) out of silver glitter paper and glued it under her hand. I also pushed the hand out a bit to make it stand out more. (Since the die cut is all one paper, I needed something separate to highlight the hand.)

Anyway, I think it turned out great!

I was thinking about the dress too.  There are actually crease lines for the dress on the die to emboss it.  I took some mounting tape and put it behind the skirt but only in the middle poof it out a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Versatile Mr. Penguin (Kathy Berger)

The Versatile Mr. Penguin
by Kathy Berger

The Mr. Penguin set of dies by Frantic Stamper is wonderful on its own. It can make a cute penguin with a variety of accessories. Put him in a top hat and bow tie, or knit cap and scarf, or leave him undressed. Position his wings in a variety of poses. He is just a lot of fun. But it is also even more versatile now that Frantic Stamper has added a second set of accessories to their die line.

With the penguin set and this new set make the bunny and chick that are shown on the die packaging.

(Note: the base for Mr. Penguin is ALSO perfect with any of the Frantic Stamper Easter egg dies; it is eggs-actly the right size to back those lovely lacy dies!)

You might imagine that there are other birds that can be made with these dies, and you would be right! Start by adding a hat and purse to Mr. Penguin's parts, and make a Mrs. Penguin. He'll thank you for it! But take it a little further. Color Mr. Penguin's base yellow, leave off his chest piece, and you have a little duck!

Color it blue and use the feet and beak from the add-on set, and you have a blue bird.

Color another base blue, then add a red-orange chest piece (upside down), chick beak and feet, and you have a cute robin.

But don't stop your imagination there! Think of other animals you might be able to make! Here are four more using the parts from the two sets.

First is a little elephant, from behind. I think most of us drew elephants like this as kids; I think it is pretty cute done in this die-based punch art version. It uses the chest piece and wing from the Mr. Penguin set, the head and a foot from the add-on set, and the scarf from Mr. Penguin.

Next I have a little puppy for you. This uses all the same base pieces as the elephant, but it uses the inner ear pieces from the add-on set for the ears, and the cane from Mr. Penguin's set for the tail.

Next up is a frog on a lily pad. He uses the chest piece from Mr. Penguin for the pad, the feet and wings from Mr. Penguin, and the head (twice) from the add-on set. The eyes are the piece cut out from the handle of the purse.

And last is a Lolrus (note the blue bucket made from the top-hat) made with Mr. Penguin parts and the whiskers from the add-on set as the tusks.

I hope my little exercise has made you see how versatile the Mr. Penguin and add-on sets are. I would LOVE to see what YOU come up with using these fabulous pieces!

Frantic Stamper Products Used

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

House Mouse Card (Sharon Jeffs)

House Mouse Card
by Sharon Jeffs

I wanted to create a simple, natural looking card for a friend’s birthday and I thought that there would be nothing better that this gorgeous House Mouse stamp.

I started my card by cutting the base from a sheet of patterned paper then adding die cut layers over this.

I colored my little House Mouse using a watercolor brush and Distress markers, adding thin streaks of Stickles to the waters surface to give it added dimension.

To finish my card off, I added some diamantes to the corners of the die cut mat and a bird sitting on a branch as additional decoration.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Love/Vertical Rose Card (Rozy Smith)

Love / Vertical Rose Card
by Rozy

Start with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white card base. Cut an identical size out of transparency overlay of your choice.i used an Anna Griffin overlay.

Using Heart Panel Die cut Taffy colored glitter paper.  Adhere transparency layer and glitter paper layer. Along left side adhere white adhesive lace border.

Stamp Vertical Rose on high-quality white cardstock. Using Copic Pens, color flowers in Rose Pink and Rose Mist. Color leaves using Grass Green, Pea Green and Pale Moss. Using Colorless Blender gradually smooth out the colors.

Highlight with Zig Wink Stella Brushes in Pink, Dark Pink, Green & Dark Green. These are beautiful for adding a light touch of glitter.

After dry use Liquid Pearl Copper to accentuate the outside frame. Fussy cut the edges.

Adhere the Vertical Rose using dimensional dots, apply mulberry rose and leaf with a small pale rose bow. The sentiment is from Authentique Lovely Elements.

Tip: Save all of our hearts from the Heart Panel Die, they are great for other uses. Filling one of the Tim Holtz Glass Bottles is an awesome way to present them.

Frantic Stamper Products used:** Note: Other products used in this card can be purchased at

Sunday, March 09, 2014

"Happy Birthday" (Rozy Smith)

"Happy Birthday"
by Rozy

Use 5"x7" cream colored card base. Attach a 5"x7" cardstock front from Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Pad.

Stamp Frantic Stamper Carnation Frame on white cardstock. Color using Copic pens, R81, R83, R85, YR82, Y13, Y15, YG61 & YG63. Fussy cut around the frame. Attach Doodlebug Bumblebee Sprinkles to center of small flowers, highlight flowers using Stickles Glam Pink. Apply Gold Stickles around the frame. Let dry! Attach to card front.

Make flowers using Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Die. Attach petals with brads, place a Crimson Sparklet on center of larger flower. Highlight your flowers with Stickles Magenta.

Using "Happy Birthday" tag from Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection, thread yellow Baker's Twine through tag.

Make ribbon bow using Green Organza Ribbon.

Attach all embellishments so they are visually pleasing to the eye. Place Sticko Black Flourishes on opposite sides.

Frantic Stamper stamps lend themselves well to this Heartfelt Creations Paper Pack, be sure to check out all of the awesome floral stamps in their line.

Rather than link every Copic color I referenced the set used. Frantic Stamper has individual colors on their site, so check them out.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Golden Egg with Pearls Card, in Ten (Lis Whiting)

Golden Egg with Pearls
by Lis Whiting

I love Easter-time and I love decorating eggs!  That is what inspired me to make this card. 

Frantic Stamper has some wonderful new dies in egg shapes.  What's nice about these dies is that I can decorate them in so many ways.

I wanted to make a fancy card for my dad but I didn't have a lot of time to do it.

I created a three-part design for my card. First, I punched two borders in gold foil. Second, I cut a long paper and matted it using the majestic morning Collection from Heartfelt Creations and added some more punched gold glossy. And third, I matted a square with teal suede paper, pink pattern and pink glimmer paper (embossed).

To finish, all I did was add my egg (backed with embossed lavender shimmer paper) and a touch of green ribbon.

The card looks like it takes an hour to make but really was done in only ten minutes!!

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Notes Clip Board (Sharon Jeffs)

Notes Clip Board
by Sharon Jeffs

I was given this cute little clipboard as a part of a Christmas present and being someone who can’t just leave it plain and boring wood colored, I decided to decorate it!

I began with a thick coat of Gesso over the wood surface then applied strips of vintage book paper over the surface in random areas.  Once completed dry, I added a few layers of watercolors – blues for the sky and some red to balance the colors used.

Next I stamped different texture stamps and added the Hot Air balloon image and the Paris scape die cut before sealing the entire surface with Glue and Seal.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Welcome Our Newest Design Team Member

We are pleased to have Rachelle Green as our newest design team member. Rachelle was a winner of a Frantic Stamper prize package on a challenge blog we recently sponsored. We liked her work so much we just had to have her join us.

Here is a little about Rachelle in her own words:

I started papercrafting about 5 years ago as I wanted to scrapbook my wedding photos. Soon after I was introduced to cardmaking and the rest is history. I haven't quite completed the wedding album. I've always loved coloring and now with colored pencil or Copics I am in heaven. I'm self-taught. I especially love including sentiments on my cards and it is seldom that I don't. Snarky sentiments are my favorites. I own an electronic die-cutting machine as well as a manual one. My most favorite crafting tools are metal dies. When I'm not papercrafting I enjoy reading, sewing, golf, bowling, Barbies, violin, and riding my Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

We think you will enjoy Rachelle's beautiful work as much as we do!