Sunday, June 30, 2019

Family Room Die - Karen Burniston

Today I've got a card made with one more of the new Pop-Up dies from Karen Burniston, which will be shipping in mid-July.  It's called the Family Room Pop-Up and features a sofa, chair and lamp.

I thought this die would make a great "welcome to your new home" card.  On the front of the card I also included one of the new Memory Charms dies -- the TV set . . .

. . . as well as one of the words in Word Set 8 - Congrats, which I cut twice and layered.

On the inside, you get a little vignette of part of a new home.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the new dies being released by Karen Burniston.  I've certainly enjoyed showing them off!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

National Camera Day

Today is National Camera Day, and to celebrate it I made another card showcasing a soon-to-be-released die set from Karen Burniston called the Photo Collage Pop-Up.  The new dies will be shipping mid-July, but the Design Team has been busy creating for a few weeks.

My son, his wife and son recently went on a cruise with another couple and their son.  Like many people nowadays, they posted lots of photos on Facebook.  I took the opportunity to grab some of these photos and used them on my card -- which I will be giving to them soon.

The front of the card gives a little peek at what is to come.

But the inside is where all the action happens.    As you can see, it looks like they had a good time.  Oh, by the way, that little camera is part of another new die set, Memory Charms.

 And don't you just love the push pins and binder clips.  They're both part of the die set!

One of the dies in the Photo Collage set is a die to create a little pop-up mechanism that unfolds all the photos as you open the card.  Check out the video to see how it works.

I hope they like my card.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Another Karen Burniston Sneak Peek - Triple Flip

Today's sneak peek at one of the new Karen Burniston dies is another card made with the Triple Flip die.  How fun is this one!!!   My daughter loves anything nautical, so chances are she will wind up with this card.   The images are from a couple of Stampendous and Rubbernecker stamp sets.

Aptly named the Triple Flip because there are three panels on the front of the card . . .

. . . which, when you pull that little arrow/tab, flip over to reveal three more images.

I don't always finish the inside of a card when I initially make it, but this time I did -- carrying the nautical theme in there also.

I must warn you:  this die is very addicting.  I have made a bunch of cards using it.  I'm sure you'll be seeing more of them in the very near future.  These dies will be shipping in mid-July, so you've got some time to think of how you'd like to use them.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Christmas in July (almost) - Karen Burniston Triple Flip Die

Well, It's hard to pick a favorite of the new Karen Burniston dies, but I think I have definitely picked mine; and I'm addicted to it.  It's the Triple Flip -- and it works with lots of the charm dies Karen has.

We're celebrating Christmas in July a little early today.  These cute little reindeer from Mama Elephant are just the right size for the flip panels.

And when you pull that tab on the side, there's more fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.  As I said earlier, I have become addicted to this new die and have made quite a few cards with it.  This die and all the rest will be shipping mid-July.  Watch for them!

CCEE1926 - National Catfish Day

I'm finishing up my month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week and told the team that Tuesday (June 25) had been National Catfish Day.  I asked them to make a card that has some kind of fish or sea life on it.

My card is made using the Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop-Up -- one of my favorites.  I rotated the orientation of the card so that the inside pops up vertically rather than horizontally.

The images on the inside are from a cute stamp set by Stampabilities.

The sand castle on the front was made with the Karen Burniston Castle Pop-Up -- not popped-up!

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what kind of fish the rest of the team used on their cards.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Karen Burniston Sneak Peeks - Barn Pop Stand

Another of the new dies from Karen Burniston is the Barn Pop Stand.  Although this is a remake of a previous die, I had never used the old one; so it was a new experience for me.

It's a fun die, which has several other new dies that coordinate -- a scene builder set (Farm Edges) three animal die sets (Cow & Goat) (Chicken, Pig & Lamb) (Horse, Unicorn & Zebra) and a sentiment die (Howdy).

This is one of the cards I made with these dies.

As you can see, I used several animals as well as the Howdy sentiment.  A fun detail on the barn is that the doors slide open and closed.  To be perfectly honest, I did not use this die set as a Pop Stand.  I actually used the floating floor from the Karen Burniston House & Fence set as the base.  I wanted to have a raised barnyard.

Hope you like my first try with the Barn Pop Stand.  You'll be able to get your hands on this and all the new Karen Burniston dies in mid-July.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Day 2 of Karen Burniston Sneak Peeks - Photo Collage

This is another really fun, well-engineered die set being released by Karen Burniston.  It's the Photo Collage, and I don't know how she managed to figure this out so that all the pieces don't get tied up in a mish-mash.  It's brilliant!

Using the Get Well Charms, I created a fun get-well card, hopefully to cheer up the recipient.

When you open the card, you can see how well thought-out the design of the die was.

The "photos" on this collage are all part of the Get Well Charms set, but the band-aids are an old (very old) $1 stamp I found in my stash.  I improvised a little bit for the prescription bottle up there in the corner.  The bottle part is the Coffee Cup charm, with the Wrapper used as the prescription label.  The lid is actually the dog dish die from the Cat & Dog set.

To show you how well the photo collage unfolds when you open the card, I made a little video.

All of the dies can be pre-ordered from Karen Burniston and will ship mid-July.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to come back tomorrow for another sneak peek.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sneak Peek - New Karen Burniston dies - Train Pivot Panels

I have a sneak peek for you today . . . Karen Burniston has 20 new dies being released next month.   (They'll be shipping mid-July.)  I've got to say that I'm psyched about these.  I've been trying to choose my favorite one, but believe me it's hard.  The card I have to show you today is made with the Train Pivot Panels die, definitely in the running for "favorite."

You may be aware that I'm a big fan of the magical world of Harry Potter.  I combined a favorite stamp from Kindred Stamps (Students of Magic) with the Train Pivot Panels to create my card.  The All Aboard is also a new die, part of a set called Train Elements.

Using some brick patterned paper, I created a little train station on the front of my card, showing that wizard-in-the-making waiting for the train to take him off to wizard school.

As with many of the Karen Burniston dies, the real fun is on the inside.

All those trees are from the Evergreen Pivot Panels die set, and Hogwarts Castle up there in the corner is a digital image, also from Kindred Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop back again because I've got lots more sneak peeks to show you in the very near future.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

CCEE1925 - National Pink Day

Continuing as hostess for the CCEE Stampers again this week, I searched that wacky holiday site and found out that this Sunday (June 23) is National Pink Day.  My challenge for the team was an easy one -- make a pink card.

I actually borrowed this Kindred Stamps stamp set from my sister to make my card this week.  I thought hippies and a pink van would fit the challenge perfectly.

The van on the inside is popped up using the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-Up.  I stamped a few peace signs on the background paper.

To see how the rest of the team used pink on their cards this week, stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog.  Maybe you'd even like to join in on the fun!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CCEE1924 - National Sewing Machine Day

I'm continuing my month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers.  I discovered that today (June 13) is National Sewing Machine Day.  I asked the team to create a card with some stitching on it -- either real stitching, faux stitching or stitched-edged dies.

It just so happens that Kindred Stamps is also celebrating National Sewing Machine Day and released a stamp set depicting that Wacky Holiday.  I couldn't resist using that stamp today, as well as some double-stitched dies.  Isn't she cute?

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled my challenge.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

"More Than One Score" -- Think Summer

The Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge this month is Warmer Days (think Summer, warm colors, etc.) I made an additional card for this challenge.   I live in Florida, so lots of people go to the beach when it gets warm.  My card is a diorama, depicting a day at the beach.

The size of the card is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", 1" inches deep.  It was pretty simple to construct, even with the three layers of "scenery."    To construct, I cut two pieces of light yellow 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", scoring at 1 1/2" and 6".  The ocean waves and beach line were made using a Karen Burniston die set called Tropical Scene.  I added some fun elements -- the turtle crawling out of the water, the flip flops sitting on the sand, and the bright sun in the sky.  I computer-generated the sentiment and cut it out with a Spellbinders banner die, sponging a bit of blue before I took the cardstock out of the die.

If you'd like a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal shop, make a "warm" card and post it on our blog.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

CCEE1923 - Favorite School Subject

This month I'm serving as hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge.  This is the 60th anniversary of my graduation from high school (June 9, 1959) -- Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.   So the challenge for the team this week is to make a card depicting their favorite subject in school.  This one was an easy one for me -- I LOVED history and, in particular, ancient history.  I think that, if I had my life to live over again, I might have wound up being an archeologist.  That's most likely why all those Indiana Jones movies spoke to me.  Of course, Harrison Ford was probably a draw as well!  Anyway, I digress.

For my card I pulled out an old pyramid stamp I bought many years ago and the Kindred Stamps Treasure Hunter stamp set to create my card.   Inside it says, "Happy Birthday."

To see what the rest of the team enjoyed in school, pop over to the CCEE Stampers blog and check out their cards.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Beach Day

It's time for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge once again -- this month it's all about the beach.   That's a great place to be when you live in Florida!  I pulled out the Circle Tag Book and some fun fishy stamps for this one.

Using several different pieces of patterned paper, I created this little beach scene -- stamping some sea gulls above the palm trees from the Tropical Scene set.

But inside is where the fun part lies.

I love those sweet little stamped fish, framed in the twisted frames from the Circle Tag Book, as well as a few small seashells from the Tropical Scene.  Here's a closer look at them.

Somewhere my brain stopped working, and I didn't remember that I had done this card; so I made a second card, which I will also share today -- this one using the Palm Tree Pop-Up, the Rockin' Rectangle, Tropical Scene, and Sea Animals.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you can plan a trip to the beach sometime soon!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" - Warmer Days

It's June 1st, time for another Scor-Pal "More Than One Score challenge.  This month the theme is "Warmer Days.   Summer is already here in Florida . . . and much of the rest of the country.  It has been in the 90s for weeks here.

For my challenge card I made a Z-Box Fold Card.  Of course, I used my Scor-Pal to make the several score lines for the folds and Scor-Tape to hold down much of the background paper.

In addition, I used several dies from Karen Burniston to create my scene -- Tropical Landscape and Beach Charms.

If you'd like to join in on our summer fun and maybe win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal store, make a card and post it on the Scor-Pal blog.