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.

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.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Sizzix Animal Portraits Part 2 - Rabbit Oval Flip-its Hello Card

This is the second card which I made in this set... I used the Flip-its Scallop Oval Card die set, along with the rabbit, 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 old ones from my stash, and the stripey rabbit paper was from a My Favorite Things 6x6 pad.

I just enjoyed making these cards so much!!

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Karen Burniston Tree Pop-Up Thank You Card with Tim Holtz Memoranda Papers

For this card I used Karen Burniston's Tree Pop-Up Die Set, to create a soft coloured card with a really dimensional tree. I also used the Nature Edges Die Set for the clouds and grass.
I used all papers from Tim Holtz's Memoranda 12x12 pad.

For the tree, I used the leaf layer die behind the tree trunk, and cut smaller leaf portions to layer with foam pads, on top of the branches.

For the sentiment, I used the Thanks die from Word Set 1: Greetings Die Set, and a label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up Die Set. The tag and heart are from the Twist Panel Pop-Up Die Set.

The card front is quite simple, with more papers from Tim Holtz's Memoranda 12x12 pad.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sizzix Animal Portraits Part 1 - Bear Oval Flip-its Hello Card

This was such a happy card to make, and is why I love Sizzix - fast, easy Flip-its card base, and big, bold, simple dies. This card literally took about 15 minutes to make, and it makes me smile!

I used the Flip-its Scallop Oval Card die set, along with the bear 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 patterned papers for the card panels were from Stampin' Up, and the stripey bear paper was from a My Favorite Things 6x6 pad.

I'll have a couple of future blog posts giving more details of the other two matching cards I made!

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Karen Burniston's New Design Team First Challenge - House & Fence New Home Card

So, if you hadn't already heard, Karen Burniston of Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts and Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop It Ups fame now has her own die company, KB Riley LLC! All of Karen's new die designs are as ingenious and fun to use as ever!!

I'm happy to say that I'm on the Design Team for Karen's new company, where we will be having a Design Team Challenge on the first Tuesday of every month.
The theme for our first ever challenge is 'Signature Style', so I decided to use a mixture of patterned papers, and create a little scene, incorporating bunting somewhere!


I used Karen's new House & Fence Pop-Up die set, which includes all the dies for creating this gorgeous little house. I used some paper backed hessian, and papers from Crate Paper's 'Oh Darling' 6x6 pad.
I created some greenery in the front garden using the Nature Edges die set, and added flowers from the Tree Pop-Up die set, with Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drop centres.
I also used the Nature Edges dies for the hill and cloud layers in the background.

I also added a little path, made using another die that comes in the House & Fence set.
For the sentiment I used a 'Happy' die from Karen's Word Set 2: Birthday die set, some alphabet stamps, and a label from the Katherine Label Pop-Up die set.

The fence die also comes in the House & Fence set. I added two lengths to the front of the raised platform (more about that in a minute), folding one section back to make a gate. I added grass from the Nature Edges die set, and made a mini sign and length of bunting.

The House & Fence set comes with a die that creates a 'floating floor'. It's simple to make, and creates a pop-up section for the house (or anything else) to attach to, and two tabs which I attached the greenery to. Having the raised floor means that the tabs fold down flat when the card is closed.

The card front.

So anyway, I'm excited to be on Karen's new Design Team, and can't wait to be using more of her dies soon! You might like to take a look at all her new range, here!

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