Friday, 29 November 2019

Pop Up Snow Globe and Parcel Christmas Card

Here's a card using another of the wonderful new die sets from Karen Burniston's November 2019 release - the Parcel Pop-Up.
This is such a versatile die set, which also creates the fabulous action of the item inside the parcel rising up out of the parcel when the card opens. In this case I used a snow globe sticker, as the contents of the parcel, from Carta Bella's 'Snow Much Fun' 12x12 collection.

Also, if you are interested, at the Karen shop, from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday, US orders get free shipping, and all orders including international, that total $100 or more before shipping, can choose a free charm die set!

All of the gorgeous patterned papers are from the same 'Snow Much Fun' collection.
I used a gift tag die which comes in the die set, and wrote the Merry Christmas by hand with a dip pen and Ecoline liquid watercolour.

At the foot of the card, I used gift and ribbon dies from the Gift Pivot Panel die set - also such a great die set!

I left space to write a message on the card front, with dies from the Squares - Crosshatch die set.

Finally, I decorated the card with snowflakes cut with dies from the Winter Charms set.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Christmas Surprise Ball Pop Up Card & Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Hello! So today I get to announce the winner of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC November 2019 Release Blog Hop (drawn randomly from the commenters on the Blog Hop post on my own blog), plus share this card with you.

First things first - the winner of a $25 gift certificate for the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC online store is....

Raquel Mason!

Raquel, we will be in touch shortly to arrange for you to receive your gift certificate. Congratulations!

My card today uses the new Surprise Ball Pop-Up die set, which creates the most amazing structure which folds down flat inside the card, and automatically pops itself up when the card is opened! So clever!

I chose to decorate the ball using a wreath and snowflake from the Sleigh Pop-Up die set, a gift from the Gift Pivot Panel die set, and a star that comes with the Surprise Ball Pop-Up die set.

The mechanism works by placing an elastic band inside the ball. It's just so satisfying to push it down and feel it pop itself back up again! Dies for cutting the panel layers are also included in the set.

I decorated the other side of the card with labels from the Katherine Label Pop-Up die set, the Merry Christmas die, and trees from the Evergreen Pivot Panels die set, plus a couple more stickers.

To make the card closure, I used the new Flap & Closure die set, and the front of the card has paper from Echo Park's 'A Cozy Christmas' 6x6 Paper Pad, and more trees from the Evergreen Pivot Panels die set

Friday, 8 November 2019

Karen Burniston November 2019 New release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello folks! Welcome to my post as part of the Karen Burniston's November 2019 New Release Blog Hop! Karen has released 7 new die sets this month, and as usual they're both clever and fun!
I've chosen to show the new Gift Pivot Panels die set.

Here's the rest of the release which is available now for pre-order on the website, which ships the week beginning 11th November.

Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC are kindly giving away the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from each of the Design Team members participating in this hop. To be in with a chance of winning, just leave a comment on any or all of the blog hop posts, and a commenter will be picked randomly from each blog post.
The list of hop participants is below, and winners with be announced on 15th November 2019.

I love all of Karen's Pivot Panel die sets - they create such an effective looking mechanism which can be used in a number of card styles, and also have gorgeous decorator dies to finish off the card.
The Gift Pivot Panels set includes these beautiful little gift and bow dies.

Other dies I used on the card are the Squares - Crosshatch set, for a simple card front, the Happy Birthday die, and a scalloped edge die from the Border Blends - Party set.

Here're links to the rest of the Blog Hop participants! Enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

'Holiday Accordions' Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Charm Accordion Christmas Card

Hello! So it's my first time taking part in one of Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenges in a while due to all our moving house palava, and I'm delighted that the challenge for today is to create a 'Holiday Accordion' card - I just love accordion cards!
For this card, I used two lots of the Charm Accordion die set panels, decorated with papers from  Carta Bella's 'Snow Much Fun' 12x12 Collection Kit.

On the first panel I used a sticker from the paper set, and on the second panel, I used a tree from the Winter Charms die set, to which I added a hand-cut trunk and branches. The snowflakes are from the Evergreen Pivot Panels die set.
I also used 'Merry' cut from the Merry Christmas die, and a 'Winter' sticker.

The third panel has another sticker from the Snow Much Fun set, and the last panel has a large snowflake from the Winter Charms set. All the little hanging charms are from the Winter Charms set too.

I finished the card by adding glitter card trim to the bottom of each panel, cut with a die from the Border Blends - Argyle set.