Monday, September 18, 2023

Karen Burniston New Release Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC September Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 9 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!

This release includes:
  • 2 new Script Sentiment Die Sets
  • 3 new Border Die Sets
  • 2 new Pop-up Die Sets
  • 1 new Add-on Die Sets
  • 1 stand alone Die Set
Dies are available to order now on the website.
I love to make cards for Halloween, so I used the new Stocking Pop-up die and several other Halloween dies (both new and not-so-new) to make my card for the hop.  One of the new Halloween dies is the Witch and Cauldron.  What I like about the witch is that she is in several pieces, so you can use her in many different ways.  In this case, she's standing behind her cauldron stirring the pot.  BTW, the same die is used for her hair and the fire!  Two other new dies are on the front of my card -- Small Sentiments - Halloween and Halloween Borders.  

There are dies from several different Halloween sets used on the inside -- as well as the Stocking Pop-up.  The pop-up mechanism animates those two ghosts behind the house.  The skulls along the bottom and the two Jack-O-Lanterns are both part of the same Halloween Borders set as the spiders on the front.

Here is a short video so you can see how the pop-up mechanism works.

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, October 2, 2023. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter!  
Below are the links to the Blog Hop participants.   IMPORTANT:  Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!

Lois Bak (you're here)
Sue Small-Kreider  (visit next)

Friday, September 15, 2023

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 5

For today's sneak peek, I returned to the Stocking Pop-Up.  This time, however, I did not make either a Halloween or a Christmas card.  I wanted to show the versatility of this particular die set, so I made a castle-related birthday card.  On the front I did a bit of mixing and matching of word sets and added a computer-generated phrase at the end.

Attached to the pop-up mechanism on the inside is the Dragon from the Knight and Dragon set.  He pops up and blows his fiery breath at you.

Only a few more days until the Blog Hop on Monday, where you could win one of many $25 gift certificates to the Karen Burnison website.  

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 4

Yesterday I showed how to use the new Karen Burniston Oven Pop-Up on a Thanksgiving card; today it's a Christmas card.  Again, it's a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card with a very simple lead-in.

The inside is much busier, with Mrs. Claus baking Christmas cookies.  She's being animated with one of the small Bam Boxes, popping up when the card is opened.  I love that brick backsplash included in the Oven Extras.  The wreath on the front as well as the one on the inside were made with a die from the Street Lantern Pop-Up set.  This just shows that you can go back and use previously released dies along with the new ones.

As you can see from this close-up, there are gingerbread cookies baking in the oven and some cooling on the countertop.

Just a few more days until the entire release will be available for purchase.  Be sure to check out the Blog Hop on Monday and comment on the stops along the way in order to get several chances to win a $25 gift certificate.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 3

My card today uses the new Oven Pop-Up and Oven Extras sets.  These sets are so cool with all their little bits and pieces.  We're all cooking and baking in the fall -- especially when Thanksgiving rolls around.

The front of my card shows off a previously released set called Autumn Elements.

But when you open the card, there is a fully stocked kitchen with upper and lower cabinets, drawers and even a brick backsplash.  I brought some more of those Autumn Elements in from the front of the card on the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment oval.

By the way, the oven door opens to reveal a turkey roasting inside.  My Thanksgiving oven doesn't look like that however because my son deep-fries our turkey!

I've seen several creative kitchens made by the rest of the design team.  I hope you check them out.  And be sure to check in on our Blog Hop next Monday.  There are many chances for you to win a $25 gift certificate to the Karen Burniston website.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 2

Yesterday I used the new Stocking Pop-up for a Halloween card.  Today I'll use it for a Christmas card.  The front of the card uses one of the new Christmas Borders dies -- the candy canes.  The two small gingerbread men are from the Winter Charms set.

There is another of the Christmas borders on the inside of the card as well -- the cute little gingerbread men.  I decided to continue the border on all four sides of the inside by cutting apart the gingerbread men for the up-and-down borders.  The Stocking Pop-Up set includes dies for the packages, bows, and holly.

And, as you can see, there is another new die set on there -- the Small Sentiments Christmas.

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow when I use a completely different new set.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Karen Burniston Sneak Peeks -- Day 1

It's time to get the excitement going -- new release time from Karen Burniston.  My first sneak peek uses a Christmas die set -- Stocking Pop-up -- but for Halloween.  It just shows that Karen's dies are very versatile.

Actually, this card was made with several new dies besides the Stocking Pop-Up.  The sentiment on the front is from a new set called Small Sentiments - Halloween.

On the inside are a couple of new sets -- Halloween Borders (those spiders across the top and bottom) and Witch and Cauldron.

This short video shows how the mechanism for the Stocking Pop-Up works.  As you open the card, the contents of the cauldron pop up.

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another sneak peek.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Holiday House

For this month's Designer Challenge, Karen asked each of us to use the Holiday House set.  As Halloween is right around the corner, I chose to make a Halloween slimline card using this die.  Karen has several Halloween-themed dies, so I had a lot of dies from which to choose to make my spooky scene.

For my scene, I started with gray cardstock and sponged some Hickory Smoke ink around the sides and top to give the sky a bit of depth.

Inside the card I decorated the Little Twist Panel twice with some spooky images from the various Halloween sets.

I know the rest of the team has some great Holiday House cards as well.  Be sure to check them out.