Thursday, 17 May 2018

Karen Burniston & Brutus Monroe Blog Hop PLUS a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our blog hop, where today I and the rest of Karen Burniston's Design Team are combining products from Karen Burniston and Brutus Monroe.

For my card, I used Karen's Spinner Square Pop-up die set along with Brutus Monroe's Butterfly Sentiments stamp set.
I wanted there to be a flurry of butterflies when the card opens, and Karen's moving arm mechanism really helps to achieve this.


Before I share some more details about the card, let me point you in the direction of Karen Burniston and the rest of her Design Team - they are a wonderful bunch of women, and I love being associated with them - they are also rather talented (I hope you can you spot my British understatedness there!!), so please do visit their blogs! Here's the line-up:


Also, we are each giving away a fantastic Karen Burniston die set! Mine will be the Spinner Square Pop-up set which I used to make this card. Check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs, to see which sets they are giving away!


To be in with a chance of winning the Spinner Square Pop-up, just leave a comment on this blog post before Thursday 24th May, and I will use a random generator to pick a winner. I'll let you know who that is next Thursday, and get in touch with you. Just to make me smile, in your comment will you tell me one thing that made you smile this week! I'm making more of an effort to try and enjoy the little things!

OK, a bit more about my card...

I used papers from Carta Bella's 'Flora No.1' 6x6 pad, and, with dies from the Spinner Square Pop-up die set, cut a square window in the card front, and all the layered squares which sit on the pop-up part.
I stamped the Brutus Monroe Butterflies with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using Tim Holtz's Stamp Platform, then coloured them with Copic markets, and cut them out by hand.
I used flowers and leaves from Karen's Flowers and Bee die set for the layered velum flowers.


Here's one of my not-very-good-one-handed videos to try and show you the movement of card's mechanism!



For the sentiment I used a calligraphy dip pen and white ink.


I covered the window in the front of the card with clear acetate, then added a border of patterned paper. I used Karen's brand new Crosshatch Squares die set (in stock at the end of this month), to cut the outer square of the frame, which gave it the lovely patterned embossed detail.


Well I really hope you liked seeing my card, and I encourage you to visit the next blog in our hop, which belongs to the very lovely Fran Sabad!


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63 comments:

  1. What gorgeous details on this beautiful card! love the way the card opens up!
    What made me smile... my kitty Coco, curled up right next to me sleeping!

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  2. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  3. wow, such a beautiful card - would have also made a wonderful Mother's Day card. Love the colours. What made me smile, actually laugh out loud, when I walked into my room and there was one little dog (Georgie) sitting in a doggie bed and looking over the edge of the doggie bed to the next bed where another little dog (Biff) was sound asleep and Georgie had this look on her face thinking will I or wont I jump onto Biff to wake him up so we can play. Cheeky girl, just wish I had my phone on me to take a photo

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  4. I am the lucky recipient of this absolutely special and beautiful Birthday card and also very blessed to have such a gorgeously talented friend -Helen who made it to me!!
    What a lovely Birthday treat! Thanks so much once again.
    🦋🙏🏼💕

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  5. I have been secretly listing over the KB spinner set....this makes me truly 'need' it!

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  6. This is truly one of my favorite KB dies. Love how you added the stamped images. Your color choice is perfect!

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  7. Very beautiful card! I love stripes, butterflies and flowers! Wonderful! Well done!

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  8. waou.... une carte de toute beauté... merci de partager votre art.

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  9. Your card makes me smile

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  10. Butterflies always go with flowers. Card is gorgeous

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  11. What a gorgeous creation!! Stunning work!

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  12. This card is beautiful! Great job!

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  13. Such a beautiful card,,the butterflies, the papers, the layout,,, so well done!

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  14. This card is so beautiful. I love the interaction of the card and the butterflies are so beautiful. One thing that made me smile this week was the picture my grandson drew for his mom for her birthday yesterday.

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  15. Butterflies can just be the added touch to a card as in this case! Love it!!

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  16. Such a simple yet elegant sesign

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  17. Love this Helen it’s an Amazing card!

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  18. Beautiful card. I love the butterflies -- inside and out.

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  19. Such a gorgeous card with that black and white striped paper that just makes those gorgeous pink flowers pop!! A masterpiece.

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  20. This card is a work of art, truly beautiful! What made me smile this week was being able to plant in my garden and get out our patio furniture, what a long winter! The birds are singing and the Canadian geese are making their way back home to Canada!

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  21. Really Lovely card. Sophiticated and Elegant. Could be used for a Wedding or Anniversary card, with the colors and patterned papers. Just LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY.

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  22. Beautiful card Helen! I just love how all of Karen's dies make it so easy to make a really WOW card! TFS!

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  23. What a beauty!!! I love butterflies and this card is fantastic. Thanks you for sharing!

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  24. I'm LOVING the vintage feel of the card, but the moving butterfly was SO NEAT! I think this is a MUST-BUY die!

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  25. What a Wonderful Window Pop-Up card! Love the flowery pop-up. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  26. Fabulous pop up
    on your card!
    Beautiful papers
    and embellishments.
    I got to pet one
    of my semi-wild
    cats today! First
    time and he looked
    like he enjoyed it
    but not sure. Made
    me smile big time.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. Wow! This is a beautiful card, stunning. Love the flowers and butterflies. Really love how that extra flowers and butterfly spins out.

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  28. LOVE the colors on this card and the butterflies as well as the movement. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations with us.

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  29. Such a pretty card. It's always fun to have a surprise inside a card.

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  30. Beautiful card. I love the colors!

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  31. Beautiful card. My daughter finishing school for the summer made me smile this week.

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  32. I love the way you have used butterflies & flowers. It is so pretty & a new idea for me to put the flowers on the inside of a card.

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  33. Love those pretty flowers and butterflies. The dimension is just wonderful. Such a pretty card!

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  34. Wonderful card! We had two thunderstorms this week and no fires started by the lightning, just rain that we needed. THAT made me smile.

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  35. I love the co,RX you used, and the dimensions is wonderful!

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  36. You had me at butterfly! :)
    Thank you for sharing!

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  37. So pretty with the flowers and butterflies.

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  38. This die is so versatile! Great card.
    Carol b

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  39. WOW! What a beautiful card! perfect die for this.
    Sandra

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  40. Your card is absolutely beautiful! The flowers are butterflies are so elegant and delicate! What made me smile this week? I saw my new grandson on Sunday (Mothers' Day). I was holding him - he's 4 months old, but so strong and sturdy - he grabbed my now and pulled - took me by surprise! Little grandchildren are the best to make grammas smile!

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  41. Wow. Lovely card. So beautiful

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  42. Love your card Helen!! A sweet comment from one of my patients family made me smile yesterday. This past week has been nurses week and the families of the preemie babies have been so nice in saying thank you

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  43. Such a beautiful card! I love the softness of the flowers and how you strategically placed them on the pop up. TY for sharing.

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  44. The colors you have chosen for this card are awesome!!! All the projects you come up with are amazing..thank you for sharing.
    Pam

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  45. Great card, beautiful colors and design.

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  46. What a great new die set and you have provided super inspiration. Love flowers.

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  47. How clever! I just love that die set it so has a wow factor to it and that absolutely made me smile!

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  48. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. What a fantastic card - I love the way your butterflies come out on the spinner arm. What really made me smile this week is our great-niece as Nala in the Lion King! I am so glad we went!

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  50. Really lovely card. One thing that made me smile this week was one of the little boys I nanny - he was being extra sweet! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. So beautiful. Such a happy card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  52. As usual a very beautiful card Helen ! I have been following your blog (from South of France) for quite a few years now and I love your romantic very British style. Ok what made me smile this week-end ? well we had a 3 day long week end in France and the weather has been lovely but being a bit busy making cards for my eldest daughter'Bday and a couple of friends I only managed to go and enjoy the sun when ... the only cloud in the sky decided to hide the sun (3 days in a row). Never mind, i'll get a sun tan next weekend ;)

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  53. Such a Lovely card As usual. I have been following (from the south of France) your blog Helen for quite a few years and I love your romantic very British style.
    What made me smile this weekend ? Well we had a 3 day long weekend in France and the weather was gorgeous. I was a bit busy making cards for my eldest daughter's Bday and a couple of friends and when I finally managed to go out in the garden, the only cloud in the sky decided to hide the sun (3 days in a row..) Never mind I"ll catch the sun next weekend ;)

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  54. I just got two and this one is next up on my wishlist! I love that you did the open window and used the lovely flowers and butterflies!!

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