I have a Frankie!

Not just a "Frankenstein" card, but a Frankie computer.  Well, at least, I hope I'll have one.  My laptop died again yesterday.  The last time, Mike was able to bring it back to life, but this time, I think it's hopeless.  The good news is, though, with the exception of Wesley, we are a family of packrats.  So we have several (yes, several.  Isn't that sad?) dead laptops in the basement.  So Mike is playing Dr. Frankenstein and trying to get at least one to work for me.  Keep your fingers crossed!!

In the meantime – here's my Frankie card for Sunday.  It's actually a copy of a Colleen Laux Frankenstein monster.  She's incredible. If you get a chance, do go visit her blog!

Isn't this cute?  I honestly did not change a lot from her original, except that hers is a treat bag and mine is a card.

You just cut two "Top Notes" from card stock (I used Green Galore and Lovely Lilac).  Then punch eyes with circle punches, a nose from the Round Tab punch and add some scars and a mouth.

The sentiment is from Smarty Pants.  I've been looking for a place to use this!  And the punches are the scallop circle and key tag punch.

Here are some more cards we'll be making at the Stamp-a-stack.Uptown_daisies

The Top Note is Urban Garden designer series paper.  I stamped the daisies in Not Quite Navy craft ink and embossed with clear powder.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray on Baja Breeze, and I added flowers from Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion Too accents & elements.  That's a Circle Ice rhinestone brad holding them together.

It's all layered to a Basic Gray panel, then a Whisper White card.

I have two options for the Christmas card that goes with it.

Topnote_triptych I kept thinking, "This needs something."  So I added the Not Quite Navy snowflakes and "Peace Love Joy" from All Holidays.  Then I remembered I was going to cut the "Peace & Love" from Baja Breeze card stock with the Join in the Cheer Big Shot decorative strip.  Oops. 

The angel and frame are stamped and embossed in silver and watercolored with stamp pads and an aqua painter. 

I cut the Top Note die cut in half for the background.  (That's Ski Slope DSP, by the way.) 

It's layered on Not Quite Navy card stock and a Whisper White card. 

Here's the other option –

Now I would either use smaller snowflakes, stamp them in a different place, or stamp them first.  But, you know how hindsight is!  

"Christ Is Born" and Ps. 96:11 are stamped in Not Quite Navy and clear embossed.

The snowflakes are stamped and embossed in silver.  Now is when I really wish we had silver cord!  It would be great on these cards.

Today I made a cute, cute, cute little book out of designer paper and card stock.  I haven't finished decorating it yet, so maybe you'll see it tomorrow.

I also made a bunch of projects using the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit.  This will be a class early in November.  There are 4 boxes filled with tags, note cards, mini albums and an accordian album.  I'll post that tomorrow, too.  Until then – we'll see how Dr. Frank is doing!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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