Saturday, October 31, 2020
This was a fun challenge. My pumpkins or purple, cream, and teal. The front of the card is heavyweight acetate, allowing the pumpkins take center stage.
I used the Karen Burniston Rockin' Rectangle to make my card. So, when you open the card, the colorful pumpkins pop out at you.
See what colors the rest of the team chose for their pumpkins by visiting the Crazy4Challenges blog.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
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.
- 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
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.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
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.
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
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
It's always fun to be able to share new things with you. Karen Burniston has a new release of dies, which are available for pre-order right now and will begin shipping the first week of November. One of the new die sets is a slimline die (Long Rectangles - Crosshatch).
I used this die on the first card I have to show you this week. In addition to the new slimline die, I also used dies from Autumn Elements. To create the orange-blend color in the center of the panel I taped off the edges with some Purple Tape and brushed on the three shades of orange. This gave some dimension to the card without adding an additional layer. I then "built" the little cluster of elements in the corner.
One of the dies in this set is the long banner on which I stamped the Lawn Fawn Scripty sentiment. Then I added the little crystal owl.
I hope you like my first sneak peek. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another one.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
A good technique for this sketch is a Circle Easel Card. My card was made using several Karen Burniston dies (Crosshatch Circles and Triple Flip).
Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog to see how the rest of the team handled this sketch.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Saturday, October 10, 2020
After watching Jennifer McGuire's latest tutorial, I made my first slimline bridge card and loved it. So I made another slimline version of the bridge card today, using some Mama Elephant stamps and dies. A little hint -- heavy-weight acetate works better than medium-weight acetate for this long card. (I learned that from experience!)
Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog for some more examples of this fun technique.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The Woven Basket is one of my favorites, but I love making it into a double-wide basket. Karen Burniston made a video explaining how to do that. You can find that video here. In addition to the Woven Basket die, I used both Halloween-related die sets -- Halloween Elements and Halloween Charms for my little graveyard.
In the very back is the graveyard scene from Halloween Elements. As Sandy did, I attached that little spider to the tree, which is a separate die. I used both ghosts, one from the Elements set and two from the Charms set. There's a raven sitting on one of the gravestones -- and lots and lots of jack-o-lanterns.
The two gray bats are mounted on a piece of acetate so they appear to be flying overhead.
I hope Sandy likes my attempt to channel her creativity.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Check out the Crazy4Challenges blog for more baby cuteness.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Such a fun challenge. Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled it.