Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Karen Burniston February Design Team Challenge Card: 'Love Sweet Love' Ice Cream Sundae Pop-Up Valentine Card

 Hurray! It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day today, and the theme this month is 'Love Sweet Love' with a chocolate element thrown in!

It wasn't hard to come up with the idea for this card - my DH Scott loves chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce, so I thought I'd make a masculine, ice cream sundae Valentine card for him.

I used Karen's new Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up die set, the Circle Tag Book Pop-up set for the bunting flags, and the Heart Pivot Panels set for the stitched hearts.

The patterned papers are all from the Glitz 'Yours Truly' 6x6 pad, along with some paper-backed burlap and silver card.

The 'You're Sweet' die is also from Karen's new release.

On the card front I used the smaller hearts from the Heart Pivot Panels set, Crosshatch Squares, and 'Love you' from the Word Set 9 - Love set.

This was such a fun card to make!!

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Monday, 28 January 2019

Woven Basket Box Card

I love the Woven Basket Box Pop-Up die set from Karen Burniston's new release, which I used to make this card. The set includes all the flower and foliage dies too.

The die set comes with a grass piece which is cut multiple times and attached to the insides of the basket, and acts as a platform for the flowers.

The card folds down flat to fit inside an envelope.

All the patterned papers I used are from Basic Grey's 'Lucille' 6x6 pad. I added ribbon to the basket handles, and used the Crosshatch Ovals and 'hello' from Word Set 6 - Summer die set.

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Friday, 25 January 2019

Hearts Pivot Panel Tag Book Pop-Up Card

In case you didn't already know, Karen Burniston has a fantastic new release of dies on their way!! (They are available for pre-order now, and will be released on 31st January.)

I made this Valentine card using the new Heart Pivot Panels, inside Tag Book Pop-Up dies. 
I love how the Pivot Panel range of dies can fit inside the Tag Book Pop-Up (or the new Circle Tag Book Pop-Up), the Twist Panel Pop-up, or any plain card base you choose!

The patterned papers are all from First Edition's 'Wanderlust' 12x12 pad.
All of the hearts and stitched hearts come with the Heart Pivots Pane die set. I also used Crosshatch Oval dies to make little panels to write on.

Here's a view from above to show the mechanism of the card. The pivoting hearts part of the card fits really easily onto your chosen card base.

On the card front, I used a couple of Crosshatch Rectangle dies, and the 'love you' die from Karen's new Word Set 9 - Love set.

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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Karen Burniston Circle Charm Pop-Up Happy New Year Card


It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge today, with the theme of 'New' - to try something new to us. I decided to set myself the challenge of relying mainly on rubber stamps to decorate my card - not a new thing for many, but definitely for me, who usually relies heavily on patterned papers and dies.

I used the Circle Charm Pop-up die set for the card base, and made a patterned background using Stampin' Up's 'Dotty Angles' set with Broken China Distress Oxide ink, overlaid with Heidi Swapp's Gold Color Shine spray.
I stamped the 2019 with Stampin' Up's 'Number of Years' set. I hand cut the numbers, and used the accompanying dies for gold cardstock shadows.
The Happy is cut from Karen Burniston's Happy Birthday die.

For the card front, I created the same patterned background, and used a stamp from Concord & 9th's 'Rainbow Wishes' set for the sentiment.

For finishing touches inside the card, I added some bunting flags in the top left-hand corner, and a pair of balloons, one using a stamp from Stampin' Up's 'Balloon Bash' set, to the right-hand corner.

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Monday, 24 December 2018

House Pivot Panels & Tag Book Pop-Up Gingerbread House Christmas Card

Yesterday I shared some pictures of a New Home card which I made using the House Pivot Panels and Tag Book Pop-up die sets.
I used exactly the same die sets today, but this time for a Christmas gingerbread house card.

 I also used dies from the Rectangles - Crosshatch set, and hearts from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set.

The front of the card uses Karen's Merry Christmas die, and a little gingerbread man from her Christmas Charms die set.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 23 December 2018

House Pivot Panels & Tag Book Pop-Up New Home Card

I just wanted to share with you some photos of a card I made a while back, which ended up being published in the Die Cutting Essentials magazine, edition 45.
The dies are all from Karen Burniston, and there was a whole segment in the magazine on cards made with her super dies.

I absolutely love this House Pivot Panels die set, which I used inside the Tag Book Pop-up

I think all the elements which make up the little houses are so gorgeous!

I also used dies from the Rectangles - Crosshatch set, and the 'happy' from the Word Set 7 - Autumn  die set.
The stamp is from Reverse Confetti's 'Whole Lotta Happy' set.

The papers are all from First Edition's 'Floral Pavilion' 12x12 and 6x6 pads.

This picture shows the mechanism of the card better.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge - Oxide Ink Christmas Sleigh Pop-Up Card

 It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day, and the theme this month is
We have to incorporate inks, paints, sprays or pastes into our card.
I decided to give myself the challenge of using zero patterned papers, and so I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks with foam applicators to create the graded background, and all the other coloured card stock on my card.

These are the colours I used.

I then splattered some Minc Reactive Mist Medium spray on the background, and heat embossed silver embossing powder over it.
I also added some snowflakes from the Sleigh Pop-Up die set to the background, then cut out the sleigh parts and gifts from some silver cardstock and my inked linen texture cardstock.

I cut a square from paper-backed red satin, using the Crosshatch Squares die set, then layered inked and plain squares on top, along with Karen Burniston's Merry Christmas die.

I had a little help from my new puppy Freddy while photographing!!

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Upsy Daisy Pop Up 70th Birthday Card

Here's a card I made a while back for my lovely Mother-in-law's 70th birthday.
I used the unique Upsy Daisy Pop-Up die set from Karen Burniston, to create the three floating panels.

I used Crate Paper's Flourish 12x12 pad for the backdrop, and added some Stampin' Up ruffled ribbon.
The flowers are from Karen's Flowers and Bees die set, and also the leaves on the back of the card.

The 'birthday' is from Karen's Word Set 2 die set, the '70' is from a Sizzix/Stampin' Up Alphabet set, and 'Mum' is from Sizzix's Female Occasions die set.

I used the Crosshatch Ovals die set for a place to write a message.

Everything folds down beautifully!

The outside of the card is simple, with more patterned papers, ribbon and a tag from the Tag Book Pop Up die set.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Karen Burniston Charm Accordion Get Well Soon Card

Here's a little Get Well Soon card I made, using just two of Karen Burniston's dies sets - the Charm Accordion, and Get Well Charms.
All the papers are from My Favorite Things 'Fun and Frolic' 6x6 pad.

I used a rectangular die from the Charm Accordion set to cut windows in each of the floating panels, then used gold twine to hang charms.
I added gold glitter washi tape and glued on sequins.

On the third panel I added acetate sheeting to the back of the window, and glued the 'get well soon' to the acetate, with a Fineline applicator.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Evergreen Pivot Panels & Twist Panel Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

It's Karen Burniston's Design Team challenge day, with the theme of Christmas Tree!
My card uses a combination of the Twist Panel Pop-up and Evergreen Pivot Panels die sets, so that when the card opens a little Christmas tree scene twists open.

I used assorted old papers from my stash, and used the Crosshatch Oval and Square die sets for decorative layers on the front and inside of the card.

This video from Karen explains how the card is assembled using the Twist Panel Pop-up and Evergreen Pivot Panels die sets. I then just added some strips of ribbon, the Crosshatch Ovals and Karen's Merry Christmas die.

I love the action of this card and how everything unfolds in such grand style!

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