Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Castles are not just for little girls

Hello my crafty friends!  It is time for another Karen Burniston Designers Challenge. This month, the theme is  Castle. We were to use the new Castle Pop-up for a card of any theme.

Since I have three little boys, I decided to make a boy themed card. For the front of my card, I decided to use the Castle Pop-Up as a flat decoration on my card.

On the inside, I used the Spinner Square Pop-Up to animate my knight and fire-breathing dragon.

Here you can see that the knight tucks behind the dragon and pops out when opened.

Be sure to check out what the other designers have come up with.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Banner Banner ..whose got a banner

Hello my crafty friends!  It is time for another designers challenge. This month, the theme is  Banners.

For my card, I decided to used the Tag Book Pop-up. On the front of the card, I styled the Porcupine from the Winter Animals die set using the Tiny Accessories die set.

On the inside, I used the banners from the Tag Book Pop Up and the Twist Panel Pop up. The also added pirates using the Woodland Animals dies set also styled with the Tiny Accessories dies. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Prickley Pear stamp set. 

Be sure to check out what the other designers have come up with. 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hello my crafty friends!  It is time for another designers challenge. This month, the theme is  G-G-G-Ghost!

For my card, I decided to use the Katherine Label Pop-Up.  Following Karen's great video tutorial, I created a window in my card.

On the inside, the Halloween scene is revealed.  I used dies from Halloween Scene and Halloween Elements die sets. 

Be sure to check out what the other designers have come up with. 

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hello my crafty friends!

Today I would like to share with you a craft project that I created primarily  using Karen Burniston dies and a few thing that I had in my craft room.

A while ago, I made an explosion box card for one of my co-workers. It was very well received and she was so excited to have a project like this. I decided to recreate it but this time using KB dies. I love how it turned out.

I have used a papers from Graphic 45. The box on top is using a My Favorite Things bow die.

Once the box is opened, the dimensional cake inside is revealed. The sentiment inside is from the Karen Burniston Word Set 2 Die. 

Here is a close of photo if the cake. The flowers were made from The Flower Pot Pop Up die set except for the roses which were from La La Land Crafts. The leaves were a combination of dies from the Flow Pot Pop Up and a leaf die from La La Land crafts. The cake was crated using circles from the Snowman Twist Circle die and the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch. Here is a close up photo of the cake. 

Although this is a birthday cake, it could easily be used for a wedding cake, etc,  I am looking forward to trying to use more dies outside of their "intended" purpose. 

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Karen Burniston 1st Designers Challenge

Hello everyone! I have some exciting things to share with you today. As many of you know, the very lovely and talented Karen Burniston has launched her own line of interactive dies. .These new dies are wafer thin and can be easily moved around on your card/ project. You are not limited to a card size or design. Do you want the pop up a little more to the top or to the bottom?? Do you want an A2 or A6?// You can do that with these dies!

Today is our very 1st challenge for the Karen Burniston Designers Challenge. The the was "Your Signature Style".  So for my card, I went with Roses and Flowers. I love Making them and these dies make a big WOW.

The front of the card is very simple and elegnt.

But on the inside is where the magic happens. As you can see, the card folds down flat.

And when you open it up ... BAM!  I flower pot pops up. I just love this dies. It is really one of my favs for pop up and flat card.

 Make sure that you stop by some of the other team member blogs to check out their "Signature Style".  Tomorrow, check out Karen's Blog to see her project for the challenge. 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Paper Pros Blooming Challenge.

Hi all! It's time again for the Paper Pros monthly challenge. This month's challenge is Spring and was chosen by the wonderfully talented Karen Aiken. We were to use spring blooms and butterflies. For my card, I have chosen to use blooms.

I used the Flowing Dogwood collection from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment was stamped on die cuts from the Anita Frames.  This card design is an adaptation of an earlier card that I made and taught at my local scrapbook store. 

I really enjoyed making this card and loved being able to show my students how to take one technique or design and use it in other ways. 
Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mixed media canvas with Heartfelt Creations.

Hello my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing a canvas that I created a while ago. I totally love the Hibiscus flower from Heartfelt Creations. The paper collection has beautiful images that can be cut out with the coordinating die.

Thanks for stopping by!