Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Karen Burniston Cake Pop-Up Card!

Hi all! I'm back today with another amazing new die from Karen Burniston's Winter 2018 release. This one might just be my favorite (today at least!). It's the Cake Pop-Up die and it is definitely a show-stopper!

I chose an older collection from Graphic 45 for this card. I have been hoarding this paper and it's absolutely perfect for this pop-up die. I kept the front fairly simple since I didn't want any bulk to keep the card from lying flat when opened. I added a decorative clip, which actually serves a dual purpose. On the front it's a pretty embellishment...

And on the inside it helps to hold the card open for display. And seriously, who wouldn't want to display this?! The Cake Pop-Up die looks so complicated, but is one of the easiest of Karen's dies to assemble (you can find her assembly video here). I cut each tier with a different paper to give it more interest. The top tier has a little tab so that you can glue candles, etc onto the top. Here, I added fussy cut flowers and a banner for maximum 'wow' factor. I added a few more fussy cut details to the back of the cake, making sure that it could still move freely when opening and closing.

Great news! Karen's new collection is shipping tomorrow, February 1st! You can shop for this die and all the other incredible dies from the release via the links below. Have fun!

Be sure and follow me on Instagram for videos of this card (and others) in action! There's nothing quite like a video for showing how amazing these cards really are.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

New Dies From Karen Burniston!

Hi all! I have some exciting news to share - Karen Burniston is releasing a brand new die collection and it's amazing! She seems to outdo herself with each new release and this one is no exception.

The first card I am sharing uses Karen's new Spinner Square Pop Up. I am really excited about this one! I have wanted to make a card like this for ages. I wanted the front to have the look of a travel journal, so I used Tim Holtz's ink refresher technique to give my cardstock the look of leather. I added various embellishments, tying it all together with a frame cut using the square dies from the set.

Here's the exciting part - when you open the card, the mechanism causes the plane to "fly" out from behind the globe. Cool, right?!? I absolutely love this idea and can't wait to experiment more with it. Any ideas for what could pop out from behind something? I love how much Karen's dies get my creative juices flowing!

You can see the whole collection on Karen's blog, along with videos snippets showing how each die works. I'll be sharing more of my cards in the coming weeks!

All of the new release dies are available for pre-order now. You can find them, along with the other dies and supplies I used via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Birthday Banners

Hi everyone! Happy belated New Year! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. Today I'm sharing a fun party invitation for Karen Burniston's January challenge. This month the theme is Birthday Banners. I'm having a birthday party for one of my close friends and thought it was the perfect excuse to create an invitation for the party.

If you're fans of the show The Great British Bake Off (or Baking Show as it's called in the US), you'll probably understand the theme from the banners on the front of the invitation. I used bits and pieces of the words from Karen's Birthday words die set to spell out bake. The banners are from her Twist Panel set.

This is the back of the invitation. The information was computer generated, leaving just enough room to insert the die cut birthday sentiment. I used the label die from the Katherine Label Pop Up die set to cut it out.

The cupcake was created using Karen's Cupcake Pop Up die set. I love that the wrapper folds to give it a dimensional look. The paper is an older collection called In Bloom from My Mind's Eye.

The supplies I used can be purchased via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure and check out Karen's blog tomorrow for a great tutorial from Karen and lots of inspiration from the whole team!