Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - What's in a Name #2

Hi all! Today I'm sharing my second card for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge. As I mentioned yesterday, the team was asked to choose two or more dies that matched their initials. For today's card, I chose the Spiral Circle Pull Card die, and the Happy Birthday Pop Up die. Since Independence Day in the US is just a couple weeks away, I decided to make a 4th of July card.

I have been dying to make a shaker card with one of Karen's dies, and this was the perfect opportunity! The card was cut from cream cardstock and stamped with stamps from Tim Holtz. Next, I used the same die and cut the circle section of the card from red Kraft Core'dinations, nestling the star inside to create a window. I cut the red circle out, added acetate to the back, and mounted it to the card center, adding the Shimmer Sheetz die cut stars before I adhered it.

After cutting the star for the shaker window, I realized I could use it for the inside of the card! I love the dimension of it. Under the star, I added a burlap circle cut with the card die, then trimmed to fit, plus a circle of blue paper that was cut with the coordinating circle die included in the Spiral Circle set.

To finish the card, I cut a piece of burlap paper with one of the tag dies from Karen's Tags Pivot set and added the 'Happy',  4, and 'th' which were cut from the Happy Birthday set and the ECD Number set.

I absolutely love this card in action! For even more movement, you could use the spiral die that's included in the set to add more stars - I wish I'd done that now! :)

All the supplies I used can be found at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Inspiration Emporium, and Simon Says Stamp via the links below. Remember, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order at Inspiration Emporium!

I hope you enjoyed my patriotic Pop it Ups card! Make sure you check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog tomorrow for a very cool tutorial from Karen - I've seen it and it's adorable!!


  1. ho ho, that is very cool Shelly!!! pinned it LOL!

  2. Love this card - always enjoy seeing what you make.

  3. This is wonderful! Always love shakers!

  4. OMG! This is a shaker card, too?! So fabulous, Shelly!! XOXO-Shari

  5. Hi! I'm looking for inspiration for the second issue of my magazine. You can see the number 1 in www.nuskinadiary.blogspot.com and you tell me if you want me to write about your blog;)
    sorry for my English


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