Thursday, June 25, 2020

CCEE2026 - National Bald Eagle Day

Vicky ends her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that today we celebrate the Bald Eagle.  She asked us to make a card with a bird on it . . . extra points if it's a Bald Eagle.

I'm always in for the extra points!  I have a couple of bald eagle stamps  The one on the front of my card is from an old MFP Stamp Shop set.  The background for my card is one of Karen Burniston's new Pattern Plates -- this one is Tiles.  Before adhering the Tiles cover plate on the front of my card, I sponged on some red and blue Distress Oxide ink and then glued down the die cut.

The inside of my card has another bald eagle as well as some fireworks and an American Flag mounted on the Karen Burniston Paper Frames die cut.  I added the two banners at the top.  Those little "pennants" are part of the die set as well.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more birds (eagles or otherwise).

Friday, June 19, 2020

Karen Burniston & Dare2BArtzy Blog Hop

Welcome to the KB Riley - Karen Burniston Dies and Dare 2B Artzy Collaboration Blog Hop! Our Design Team members are excited to share their inspiring creations using some of the fabulous products from both these companies.
To celebrate our blog hop we have four great prizes to give away. You will have the chance to win one of two $25 Gift Certificates to use on the KB Riley - Karen Burniston Dies website or one of two $25 Gift Certificates to use on Dare 2B Artzy website.

For my card I chose the Dare2BArtzy BEE-utiful stamp set and two Karen Burniston dies, the Pattern Plates - Tiles and the Rockin' Rectangle.

I love the way sponged backgrounds look behind this Tiles die cut.    Using several distress inks, I created the background and then adhered the white die cut on top.  I placed the sentiment panel in the center and popped up the cute little bee from the stamp set at the corner.  The curly flight path is stamped in gray.

The inside of my card has the flower image from the Dare2BArtzy set, stamped on the pop-out panel from the Karen Burniston Rockin' Rectangle, with the small sentiment on the cross piece.  You can see that I used the same colors from the front on the flower.  I added some blue sequins to both the front and the inside of the card.

Make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post for your chance to win one of these prizes. Winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS
received by Friday 26th June 2020. Here is the line-up for the hop:

Lois Bak (you are here)
Melody Blake

Thursday, June 18, 2020

CCEE2025 - Youth Day

This week Vicky asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card for a kid of any age!  We all have little kids in our life, but we also have those "big" kids who never seem to age.  Your choice, a young person . . . or a person who never ages!

My late husband was a model railroad enthusiast, so I made this card for all those "kids at heart" who still love to play with trains.  I used the train from the Karen Burniston Train Pivot Panels die set (minus the pivot panels) and dies from her Train Elements set on my card.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more "kid cards."

Thursday, June 11, 2020

CCEE2024 - Father's Day

Vicky continues her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that Father's Day falls on June 11th this year and asking us to make a Father's Day card.  If, like her, your father has gone to his heavenly reward, make a masculine card of any type for any man in your life.

Like Vicky, my father is no longer with us; so I made a card for my son -- who is a father to an 11-year old.  He has just gotten back into scuba diving after many years, so I pulled out my Scuba Changito stamp and the Karen Burniston Spinner Square Pop-Up die and made a card for him.

As you can see, Changito may have bit off more than he can handle with that shark swimming around.

To get an idea of the movement in this card, I've got a little video.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more guy cards!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Santa Riley & Friend

It may be June, but it's never too early to make a Christmas card.  Slimline cards are all the rage at the moment, and I for one have gotten right in line.  I've been experimenting with different ways to incorporate Karen Burniston's pop-up dies into the mix.  Today I used her Sleigh Pop-Up and some cute Riley & Company Dress-Up Riley stamps.

Do you remember playing with paper dolls when you were a kid?  That's the idea behind the Dress-Up Riley line.  The front of my card is all Riley and Sophie -- dressed up like Mr. & Mrs. Santa.  Sophie even has a sprig of holly in her hair.

Now, on the inside is Santa's sleigh, courtesy of Karen Burniston.

I used a strip of the same snowflake plaid as the sky on the front and glued down my sentiment.

I'm going to continue experimenting with different Karen Burniston pop-up dies with these fun slimline cards.  Be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

CCEE2023 - The Rose

Vicky starts her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that the Rose is June's birth flower.  She said:  Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!

*  A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means "I love you."
*  A white rose signifies innocence, purity, and new beginnings.
*  A yellow rose conveys jealousy.

A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means "I REALLY love you").  She asked us to make a card with a single rose or a bouquet of roses . . . or however many roses you want!  Happy Rose Day!

I've been playing around with the current trend of slimline cards.  The one I made for today's challenge has three single roses (not sure just what that signifies!).  I tried my hand at no-line coloring by stamping the flowers in gray and then coloring them with Copics.  They turned out pretty well.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more beautiful roses.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June Designer Challenge -- Pattern Plates

It's time again for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, and this month's theme is "Pattern Plates."  These are the new A2 cover plate dies in the latest release.  There are three of them  -- Flowers, Swirls, and Tiles.
Usually, I have one card for the Designer Challenge; but I had made three different cards (one with each die) and couldn't decide which one to use.  So I'm going to show you all three of them!  Each one will include one of the Pattern Plates, as well as at least one other Karen Burniston die set.

The first one I made was using the Swirls Pattern Plate.  I decided to challenge myself to make a card without using pattern paper, which is normally a staple for my cards.  I achieved some depth on this card by inking around the edges of the card.  After cutting out the Swirl Pattern Plate, I carefully cut it in half and mounted one half on the front of my card.  The mermaids are from the Princess and Mermaid set and mounted in front of a sentiment panel cut from the Katherine Label die set.  The little tropical fish swimming in the waves are from the Camping Charms.

I placed the other half of the Swirls Pattern Plate on the inside of the card and attached another Katherine Label to the inside.  I added some more tropical fish and an anchor from the Cruise Charms.  Sentiments on both of the label panels are from Stampendous.

My second card uses the Flowers Pattern Plate.  As this card is for a 25th anniversary, I cut two panels -- one in white, and one in silver.  Reversing the panels, you can see both of them.  I cut two panels from the Rectangles - Crosshatch and mounted Celebrate and 25 on it.

On the inside, I glued some patterned paper to each side and mounted the Heart Pivot Panels.  I cut some silver hearts and placed them appropriately across the pivots.  To have a place to sign the card, I placed a small Oval Crosshatch and another small heart.  I added the sentiment using a label maker and clear tape.   Across the bottom I added one of the Border Blends combination die-cuts.  This was made by attaching two of the Argyle borders together to create the hearts.  As an afterthought, I added two more hearts to the front of the card.

As Father's Day is right around the corner, my third card is a Father's Day card, using the Tiles Pattern Plate.  The front is decorated with the crown from Tiny Accessories 1 and the Word Set 5 - Royalty.

For the inside I added another section of the Tiles Pattern Plate.   I used the Rockin' Rectangle and the knight from the Knight and Dragon set.  I added another crown from the Tiny Accessories 1 set to the cross-piece.  The sentiment was made using a label maker with clear tape.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" - Masculine/Father's Day

The theme for June's Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge is Masculine or Father's Day.    My late husband was a model railroad enthusiast, so I've got a train card for you today.  It's a bridge card, which is rather similar to a gatefold card in that it folds from both sides.  The difference is the "bridge," which spans the space between the two sides.

Following a tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers, I made my card and used a thin strip of clear acetate and glued down my train tracks on it before I attached it to either side of the card.   The train and tracks are part of the Karen Burniston Train Pivot Panels die set; however, I did not use the pop-up mechanism.  The sun and clouds are from Karen Burniston's Tropical Scene set.  The Father's Day sentiment is from Cottage Cutz.

When closed, this card will fit into a standard A2 envelope.

Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog for some more masculine cards.