Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge - Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

 Hi all! It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day again, and the theme this month is 'Trees, Please!'
For my card I used the Christmas Tree Pop-Up die set - I absolutely love how this set creates a goregous pop-up tree so easily!

The whole tree folds down flat - it's so clever!
I decorated the tree with red Glitter Dots from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and the star and tree base dies all come in the Christmas Tree Pop-Up set.

You can see the construction more in the picture below.
 The patterned paper is from October Afternoon, and I used a border die from the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its Card dies set.
I used two nesting circle dies for around the base of the tree, and cut the gold card circle in half before sticking it down, so that there would be less bulk when the card folds.
I used a fineline glue applicator to stick down the Christmas words, which are from Karen's Word Set 3 - Holiday die set.

For the card front, I used the same scalloped border die as inside the card, and hand cut a couple of ornaments from the patterned paper.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

The Stamps of Life Pillow Boxes

I just wanted to show you a load of pillow gift boxes I made a while back, using the super Exclusive Pillow Box Die Set from The Stamps of Life.

The die is great, and made making this many really easy.

I decorated them with flowers made with Stampin' Up punches, an old stamen punch, and Nuvo Gloss Crystal Drops for the flower centres. I filled the boxes with mint chocolates and gave them to friends.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tag Book Pop-Up Birthday Card

Life has been pretty manic lately, but I was determined to make some time for card making last night! For this card I used Karen Burniston's Tag Book Pop-Up die set, and decorated it with dies that come in the set, and also flowers and leaves from Karen's Flowers and Bee die set.

The patterned papers are all from My Mind's Eye's 'Cambridge Court' 6x6 pad, with solid card stock from Stampin' Up. I used Nuvo gloss Crystal Drops for the flower centres.

For the 'Happy Birthday', I used Karen's Word Set 2 - Birthday Die Set, layered twice.

And finally, I decorated the card front with more flowers and leaves, and some pom pom trim from Stampin' Up.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Karen Burniston / Riley and Company 'Crazy Cat Lady' Pop Up Card

I just wanted to share this slightly daft card I made using some dies from Karen Burniston.
I used the Cupcake Pop-Up die set for the pop-up mechanism, to which I attached a stamp which I love, from Riley and Company.

I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for my stamping, and also stamped onto patterned paper and did some fussy cutting for the woman's dress.
I printed out the sentiment from my computer.

I added some cats from one of Karen's new releases - the Cat and Dog set, and accessorised them using dies from another of her new releases - the Tiny Accessories 1 set!

The patterned papers are from Authentique's 'Fabulous' 6x6 pad, and the scalloped edge die is from the Sizzix Triple Circle Flip-its die set.

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Sizzix & Cricut Pop-Up Tractor Christening Card

 This probably isn't your typical Christening card, but I was asked to make it by my farmer friend who's friends have decided to have their little boy Christened.
I used the Sizzix Pop n Cuts Horizontal A2 Card with Circle Label for the base, and a tractor from the Cricut Boys Will Be Boys cartridge.

For the background I used Papertrey Ink clouds, sun from L'il Inkers, and the stitched hills and cloud layer from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges die set.
I printed out the sentiment and used some Sizzix Framelits for the sentiment layers.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop-Up Cupcake Birthday Card

Karen Burniston's new Autumn 2017 Mini Release is now available! It includes a great Tag Book Pop-up die set, which I used for this card.

The set comes with loads of lovely decorator dies, such as the tags, bunting flags, hole reinforcers, frames, hearts and paper clips.

I also used some cupcake dies from Karen's Cupcake Pop-up die set, and a stamp from Stampin' Up's Cupcake Party. I used the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform, and used the stamp in two halves.

You can see the card design better here. In spite of looking quite complex, it's actually quite simple to put together.

I repeated the theme of the card on the front.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Karen Burniston November Design Team Challenge - Gingerbread House Christmas Card

It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge time again, and this month the theme is 'Gingerbread'!!
I've made a few gingerbread house cards over the years, because I love them, and I just couldn't resist this time either!
Karen has the most beautiful House & Fence Pop-up die set which I used for this card. 
I used craft card stock, sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink and 'iced' with White Opal Liquid Pearls, for most of the decorative elements.
The patterned paper is from First Edition's Christmas Wishes 12x12 pad.

I covered the floating floor with white glitter card, added borders to the top and bottom of the card, and used a die from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set, for the sentiment backing. The larger heart is also from this set. The 'Merry Christmas' is from the Word Set 3 - Holiday die set.

I also added bows to the fence, adapted from the Birthday Charms die set, and a little gingerbread man and trees from the Winter Charms die set. I hand cut a little bow tie for him.

To the top border, I also added some ribbon, Stampin' Up twine and Stampin' Up mini jingle bells.
I made a snowy hillside by cutting out by hand the slots to fit round the pop-up mechanisms, from some glitter card, and cutting the top stitched border with a die from the Nature Edges die set.

For the card front, I added another label from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set, and the larger gingerbread man form the Winter Charms die set.

I had such a good time creating this little scene!

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Monday, 30 October 2017

Sizzix Animal Portraits Part 3 - Cat Oval Flip-its Hello Card

This is the third card which I made in this set... I used the Flip-its Scallop Oval Card die set, along with the cat, this time, from Sizzix's 'Animal Portraits' Thinlits die set. I used loads of foam pads for dimension, hand cut the bunting flags, and used Reverse Confetti's 'Hello' die.

The background papers were from a Stampin' up pad, and the stripey cat paper was from a My Favorite Things 6x6 pad.

And here's the full set!

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Twist Panel Pop-Up 'A World of Thanks' Card

This card has such a fun mechanism, created by the Twist Panel Pop-up die set. Even my kids were impressed with how all of this emerges from a a folded card! It's also a lot simpler to make than it might look.

Loads of dies come in this set, including layers for decorating the pop-out parts, hearts, tags and bunting.

I used 12x12 papers from My Mind's Eye Jubilee Tangerine range, plus brads from the same range.
I used Tim Holtz 'Simple Sayings' stamps, and his Movers and Shakers Vintage Globe die, which I used with the Movers and Shapers Base Tray.

Here's the card partially closed, so you can see how the mechanism folds everything up when the card closes.

I decorated the top and bottom of the card with turquoise cardstock cut with a circle punch, to create scalloped edges.
For the main sentiment, I used a Concord and 9th 'Globe Greetings' stamp, and Karen Burniston's Word Set 1: Greetings die set.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Karen Burniston Cupcake Pop-up Birthday Card

I made this card for one of my best friends' daughter's sixth birthday this week, using Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-up Die set.

 I used a Paper Smooches stamp, and Neat and Tangled's 'Journaling Alphas' dies for the name.
All the papers are from Basic Grey's 'Fresh Cut' 6x6 pad.

For the card front, I used the little cupcake dies from the same Cupcake Pop-up Die Set, and a label to write a message in, from the Katherine Label Pop-up Die Set.

I used Stampin' Up ribbon, ink and scalloped border punch.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge - Halloween Accordion Card

It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge day today, with the theme of 'G-G-G-GHOST!' - yep, Halloween cards! I don't make many Halloween cards, but I really enjoyed doing this one, using dies from Karen's super-cute Halloween Elements Die Set, with the Charm Accordion Die Set for the background card.

I used papers from Echo Park's 'The Apothecary Emporium' 6x6 pad, and on the first panel used the hedgehog from the Winter Animals die set. I drew a little pumpkin for the hedgehog to hold, and decorated the bottom of all the panels with fence die cuts from House & Fence Pop-Up set, and grass from the Nature Edges Die Set.
I used a raven from the Halloween Elements set to make the charm in the first charm frame, and the ghost is from the same set.

For the third and fourth panels I used more dies from the Halloween Elements set - they're the perfect size for the Charm Accordion floating panels!
I also used an old stamp for the sentiment, and drew another little pumpkin to hang as a charm.

For the die in the centre charm frame - bit hard to show - but I used a hand from the Halloween Elements die set.

For the card front, the hedgehog panel swivels round, and I just added a simple trim, with a stamped and hand-cut spider.