Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Photo

Hi all! It's been awhile since I've been able to join in with Karen Burniston's monthly Designer Challenge, but I'm so excited that I finally have been able to find some time to craft and created a card for the challenge using one of my favorite dies from her new release - the Photo Collage Pop-Up. I paired it with papers from Graphic 45's Imagine collection for a pretty birthday card for my daughter-in-law.

The front is fairly simple, with a panel cut from the paper and embellishments that were fussy cut and adhered to the corners.

The front might be simple...but the inside is anything but! I love the mix of butterflies and other elements. It's such a fun card to open.

And here it is! There are so many ways you could style this die. I can't wait to try some more themes with it!

 You can purchase the new Photo Collage Pop-Up die HERE.

Make sure you check out Karen's blog tomorrow for a great new video from her and lots of inspiration from the team!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Basket Full of Love

Hi all! I have a sweet Valentine's Day pop-up card to share with you today. Originally it was supposed to be for this month's Designer Challenge, but I was on vacation and totally lost track of time, and forgot to post it! The beach tends to have that effect on me, what can I say?!

I am absolutely in love with Karen Burniston's new Woven Basket die - it's such a cool take on the pop-up box card. I decided to make my husband a somewhat masculine feeling Valentine's card, using the heart dies from Karen's new Heart Pivot Panels die and stamps from Tim Holtz. All the elements are attached to the card using strips of clear transparency.

I love that this folds completely flat for mailing. What a fun treat to send someone! And the possibilities are endless. You could style this in a cute, spring theme; shabby chic; holiday; etc. Oooh, and imagine it filled with some Graphic 45 fussing cutting!! It's really so versatile. I can't wait to play more with this die!

You can find the dies I used via the links below.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

New Die Release From Karen Burniston!

Hi all! I'm so excited to share a card I made with a few of the dies from Karen Burniston's latest release. There are so many incredible dies in this collection - you are going to want them all!

For this card, I used the new Oval Frames Pop Up die, the new Argyle and Party Border Blends, and the Rectangle - Crosshatch die from an earlier release. On the front of the card, I used the Rectangle die to cut a panel of canvas paper. On top I layered a collage paper from Tim Holtz. I used one of the new Border Blends (you are going to LOVE these!!) along the bottom. I used one of the ovals and a frame die from the Oval Frames set for the center embellishment.

Here is the inside of the card - amazing, right?! As you open the card, four oval panels drop down and pop out, and the center two frames form a 3D accordion. You really have to see this one in action! The die set includes a small tree, which I used as branches for the fussy cut birds to perch on. Along the top, I used another one of the new border dies. The frames on the ovals were embossed with silver embossing powder to give them a metallic look.

Here you can get a better idea of how the frames pop out. It's seriously cool and surprisingly easy to use.

Check out Karen's tutorial video on the border dies and prepare to be amazed!!

I hope you enjoyed my first card from this new collection. The dies are available now for preorder and will ship on the 31st.

You can order the supplies I used via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - New

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm back today with my card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. The theme is 'New' and, since I'd just found this 'new' paper at Tuesday Morning, it would be perfect for the challenge.

Also a bit new to me is Karen's Circle Charm Pop Up die. I've had it for awhile, but for some reason I hadn't used it it. After I started my card, I was amazed at how easy this pop-up die was to use! I used my other new favorite die set, the Crosshatch Rectangles, to cut my front and inside panels. They perfectly fit an A2 card and I love the crosshatch detail on the border.

The front circle panel was stamped with a compass rose from Tim Holtz. I stamped a small hot air balloon image twice, then cut both out and sandwiched a piece of fishing line between them for the middle section. The hello is from Karen's Summer Word Set.

You can find all the supplies I used via the links below.

Be sure and check out Karen's blog for a fun new card technique and some fantastic inspiration from the whole team!