Thursday, October 29, 2020

CCEE2044 Black Cat Awareness Month

Frances ends October's CCEE Stampers challenges by telling us that October is Black Cat Awareness Month.  I guess with Halloween at the end of the month, it was almost mandatory!  I have a friend who is a lover of cats.  I made this card for her and have already mailed it to her.  

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more cat cards.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Karen Burniston Blog Hop - Winter Release

Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC October 2020 Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 10 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and orders will start shipping the first week in November.

This release includes:
  • A new interactive die set - Mini Pops Pop-ups
  • Add-on die set for the Surprise Ball Pop-up and Bitty Ball Pop-up die sets - Animal Add-on 3 (creates a Penguin; Deer and Moose)
  • 3 Slimline Sized Die Sets - Crosshatch Long Rectangles; Long Nature Edges and Slim Frames
  • 2 New Pattern Plate - Snowflakes; Holly
  • A new charm sets - Holiday Charms
  • New frames to work with Fancy Frames Accordion - Fancy Winter Frames
  • Stand Alone Die Set - Holiday House
Pre-orders are available now on the website. Shipping of pre-orders starts the first week of November in the order received.
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday, November 2nd 2020. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter!
I actually have two cards for your today.  In case you weren't aware, I am obsessed with Slimline cards.  And I was so happy when I saw that included in this release were several Slimline dies.  I created this Sympathy card using the Crosshatch Long Rectangles, along with a word phrase from an earlier release.

The flowers and leaves are from the Flower Pot Pop-Up and/or the Flowers and Bees set.  It looks like my card has many layers, but in reality there are only two.  I created that inner section by cutting a "frame" by using the second set of slimline layers to cut just the frame and then colored it with a Copic marker to match the color I added to the outside of the card base.
My second card is a fun one!  This release includes another Animal Add-On set -- this one makes a penguin, a reindeer, and a moose.  My favorite moose is Riley, so he's on the front.   Also on the front is the new Pattern Plate - Holly (cut in half and mounted to each side of the gatefold).

And the fun happens when you take off that belly band see what pops up.

The ornaments on the sides of the base and the candy cane he's holding come from the new Holiday Charms, and the "Merry Chrismoose" was created using my label maker.
Remember to comment on each of the stops along our Blog Hop for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate.  Here is the list:

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Karen Burniston Sneak Peek - Day 6

 Today's sneak peek at the Winter Release of Karen Burniston's dies also uses the Pop 'n Swap.  The front of my card has a simple layout using the new Holiday Charms, one of the Border Blends, Word Set 3 - Holiday, and some pretty designer paper.  

 I really liked the hack Karen did to make the Pop 'n Swap into a Pop 'n Pop, which is what I did for the inside of my card.  One of the fun dies included in the Holiday Charms is some coal -- so Naughty or Nice was a no-brainer.  Naughty little children receive coal in their stocking, whereas nice little children get toys and candy.  Using some brick designer paper, I made a "fireplace mantle" on which to hang my stockings.  The words were made with a label maker.

The final die in the Holiday Charms set is a snowflake, which fits nicely inside the Christmas ball.

C4C558 - Copper

Rebecca Ednie, hostess for the October Crazy4Challenges blog, said that one of her favorite colors to use in the fall is copper.  She asked us to create a card using copper accents; maybe some copper embossing, mirror cardstock, metal embellishments like paperclips, brads, sequins, eyelets or gems.

My card includes copper-colored cardstock and sequins.   I have a neighbor who loves cards made with fall leaves.  She will probably wind up being the recipient of this card.

See how the rest of the team handled this challenge by visiting the Crazy4Challenges blog.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Karen Burniston Sneak Peeks - Day 5

 Sneak Peek Week is always fun!  Karen Burniston's dies are so well designed that it's pretty easy to create something.  Today I combined one of her new Winter Release dies (the Long Rectangles - Crosshatch) with an old die (the Christmas Tree Pop Stand.  Also on the front of my card are the Long Nature's Edges and a couple of trees from the Winter Charms.  My sentiment was created with a label maker.

The slimline size allows multiple pop-up trees on the inside.  I added some blue and gold pearls for the decorations on my trees and added a gold star to the top of the center one.  I did have to place it a bit lower than normal because of 4" measurement on the depth of the card.

I placed the Crosshatch Oval in the corner for a signature.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

CCEE2043 More Than One Fold

Frances asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card this week with more than one fold.  It could be a Gatefold card, a Z-Fold card, Easel card, etc.

I recently saw a Creek Bank Creations YouTube video in which Julie Creek made a very clever tri-fold slimline card.  This is my version of her card.  The background on the second layer is called Bokeh Background, one of my favorite inking techniques.  And that large Stampin' Up butterfly lends itself very well to a slimline card.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more cards with more than one fold.

I decided to add another card onto this post.  Karen Burniston is releasing a new batch of winter dies, which are available for pre-order now and will be shipping the first week of November.  I have a sneak peek card using dies from this release which fits in today's "More Than One Fold" challenge.  It's a fun pop-up, enclosed in a gate-fold card.

Inside the gate-fold card is this cute penguin floating along on an iceberg.  He is made with the Karen Burniston Surprise Ball Pop-Up, the Bitty Ball Pop-Up, and the new Animal Add-Ons 3 set.

I hope you like my "bonus" card.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Karen Burniston New Release - Day 3

 It's Day 3 of the sneak peeks of the new Karen Burniston dies, which are available right now for pre-order on her website.  Shipping will begin the first week of November.

The card I have to show you today uses the new Holiday House -- as a gingerbread house.  Using several different shades of brown, I constructed my house.  After adding the snow roofline, I added the multi-colored Christmas lights.  

The gingerbread "people" are from Winter Charms, and the sentiment "Greetings" is from Word Set 3 - Holiday.  The snowdrifts and trees are from another new set -- Long Nature's Edges.  I can see lots of use of these new dies for Christmas cards this year!