Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Photo Collage Pop-Up Thank You Card

Hurray! It's Karen Burniston's Design Team's 'Designer Challenge' today, with the theme of 'Picture This!', where we get to incorporate a photo into our cards. 

This new Photo Collage Pop-Up die set (from Karen Burniston's latest release, available for pre-order) is such a cool and versatile set! I mean just look at the gorgeous little instant photo frames, realistic little bull dog clips, and fantastic amount of dimension that's created when you open the card!! You could fill these frames with anything!


I used papers from the Kaisercraft 'Blessed' 6.5 x 6.5 pad, plus some gold foiled card stock. The printed tags come in the same pad. I wanted a thank you/friendship themed card for a really dear friend of mine, who has always been super supportive, but especially in these past crazy few months. The die set lends itself to adding some real photos into the little picture frames, which I would have loved to do, but most of my stuff is currently in storage!!

Also on this card, I used hearts from the Katherine Label Pop-Up die set, and I added 'A&H' (my friend's and my initials), with dies from the Alphabet and Numbers sets.

The inside of the card is pretty busy, so I kept the card front quite simple, with a label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up die set, and the Thank You die.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Karen Burniston New Dies Release: Family Room Pop-Up

I've been away from crafting for a few months while we have been moving house. Things haven't gone exactly according to plan, and we still haven't moved into our final house in Cornwall, but I have set up a craft space in our current rental home!

Karen Burniston has a fabulous new release of die sets, which will be shipping on 15th July, but are available for pre-order now. I used the new Family Room Pop-Up die set for this card, and I love it! How ridiculously cute is this little furniture set?!


I used papers from DCWV's 12x12 Copper Luxury pad, and fussy cut the succulents and flower in the bottom right hand corner.

I used the Ovals - Crosshatch set for the rug, and Karen's Thank You die. This card is a Thank You to my friend who is renting us the beautiful house we're staying in at the moment.
The borders were made using the Border Blends - Argyle die set.

I also used another set from the new release, Memory Charms, to make the little picture frame on the card front.

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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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