Sunday, 5 January 2014

Karen Burniston's 'Pop it Ups' Accordion Circle Minion Card

OK, I couldn't resist showing you one more card today, which I made using some more dies from Karen Burniston's superb new 'Pop it Ups' collection for Elizabeth Craft Designs (coming out this month - see my previous post for more details.)

Karen's original Sizzix Accordion Album has just been amazingly versatile and fun to play with, and now she has created three more accordion album dies, in different shapes!

I saw her new circular one, and immediately thought 'minion eyes'!! This was a really quick card, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed making, then running round the house to show each of my kids. They are usually pretty blase about my cards (as in 'blah-zay'... don't know how to add accents in Blogger!), but this one they liked...

 This is the new set I used (which is wonderful in itself, but also comes with all the extra decorator dies pictured too), plus I used a couple of circle punches. Then I glued some sections of pipe-cleaner to the back, stamped the sentiment, then hand cut a speech bubble and shadow.

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  1. What is on the front of your big eyed card? Very cute indeed! How inventive! Love it.

    1. The left-hand big eye swivels round, (the eyes are on a mountain fold) so that is what shows through on the front - it's a bit disconcerting when you take the card out of an envelope to find a big eye looking at you, then it makes sense when you open the card!

  2. LOVE IT!!! If I can stop playing Minion Rush, I'll make one of these cards LOL.

  3. This is sooooo cute!
    I love this :-)

  4. Utterly fantastic! Love everything about it. So clever!

  5. How adorable. I know the kids loved this. I do too.

  6. What a fun card. Too stinking cute!!!