Thursday, September 22, 2022

CCEE2237 First Day of Autumn

Kelly continues her gig as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week by telling us that today is the first day of Autumn.  Her challenge was simple -- create a fall themed card.

I used one of the brand-new dies from Karen Burniston for my card -- the Label Charm Pop-Up.  I love this die set and have been making many cards with it since I received it.  Using some pretty fall papers and Karen's Autumn Elements die set, here is what I made to celebrate the beginning of fall..

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more fall inspiration.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Riley & Company STAMPtember Collaboration

Riley & Company is again collaborating with Simon Says Stamps for STAMPtember.  The stamp set is called It's Your Day.  Members of the Karen Burniston Design Team have made some fun cards using this stamp set.

I've made two cards with this set along with some Karen Burniston dies.  The first one is a birthday card with lots of balloons.

On the inside are more balloons and the Karen Burniston Cake Pop-Up set, along with the Happy Birthday w/Shadow dies and Crosshatch Rectangle set.

My second card is a get-well card using the Landscape Rectangle Accordion die, some pretty plaid paper, and the Get Well Charms.

STAMPtember is always a lot of fun.  Some of the other Karen Burniston Design Team members have mae cards using this set as well.  I'm sure you can find them on the Karen Burniston Pop-Up Peeps page on Facebook.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

CCEE2236 - International Dot Day

Kelly's challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week is to celebrate International Dot Day (today) by making a card with a circle, polka dots, or anything round.

As I tend to make Christmas cards all year 'round (get it -- "round"), my card is a Christmas card using a very cool die -- Sugar Pea Designs' interlocking circles.  

And I even used some Christmas paper with red and green circles for the background.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled this challenge.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

CCEE2235 - 18th Birthday

Kelly informed the CCEE Stampers that tomorrow is her son's 18th birthday and asked us to make a masculine birthday card -- with a little twist.  We are to use 1 or 8 of anything on our cards.

Happy Birthday to Kelly's son.  My card has 8 Phillips-head screws -- four on the front and four inside.

My card is made with the brand-new Karen Burniston Label Charm Pop-Up and previously released Tool Charms and Word Set 2 - Birthday.  The cute sentiment on the front panel is from an old Darcie's set Handy Man.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more birthday wishes to Kelly's son.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Just . . .

This month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "Just . . . ,"  We were to create a card with a theme of "just . . . something."  This challenge is the perfect opportunity to use the brand-new word set -- Just Because.  

I'm wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving .  . . "just" a bit early.  I used the new set, along with the Landscape Rectangle Accordion (a new favorite of mine), Autumn Elements, Feathered Animals, and a few different word sets.  I did a bit of "word surgery" on the front.  Word Set 2 - Birthday has the word "wish" but not wishing.  So I cut the "ing" from "thinking" in Word Set 1 - Greetings and added it to the "wish to create my sentiment.

The inside of my card has all sorts of autumn/Thanksgiving images -- even a pumpkin pie!

A couple of close-up photos of the inside spread of my card gives you a better look at all the Thanksgiving elements.

Monday, September 5, 2022

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 13 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!

This release includes:
  • 1 new charm die set
  • 1 new word set
  • 1 new Halloween die set
  • 2 new Halloween Pattern Plates
  • 2 new pop-up die sets
  • 2 new pop-up extra sets to coordinate with one of the new die sets
  • 1 new "Ball" Add-ons set
  • 3 new "Ball" Double-Ups Sets
Dies are available to order now on the website.
For my card, I chose the Fireplace Pop-up along with the two add-on sets.   The front of the card is fairly simple, with just the Merry Christmas with Shadow and one of the dies from the Fireplace Extras 1 (Christmas set), the candles.

The inside is where all the fun happens.  I love this fireplace, reminds me of an old-fashioned Christmas scene.  The fireplace is decorated with lots of pieces from the Fireplace Extras (both 1 and 2).  I especially like the fireplace tools (set 1) and log basket (set 2).   Along the top is the swag from Karen's Street Lantern Pop-Up.

A fun addition to the fireplace is the addition of EZ Lights behind the fire and the candles.

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, 12th September 2022. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!

Lois Bak  (that's me)
Jennifer Webster  (visit next)

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Final Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek

I tried a little experiment for my post today.  I made two slimline Halloween cards -- one regular size and the other a mini.  As you can see, they are the same card -- just two different sizes.  On the front is the Slim Pattern Plate - Spiders.  The smaller card has a strip of black on each end, using one of the Border Blends - Trims.  The larger one uses the same pattern plate, but with an additional couple of rows of spiders added.

The insides of the cards are exactly the same, just a bit more room at the edges of the regular-size card.  I used all three elements of the Spider and Bat set, along with a woven strip of black and orange Border Blends - Trim.  I cut one of the spiders from the pattern plate and placed him in the small rectangle where you can sign your name.

 Tomorrow is the big day.  You'll be able to order all of the new dies on Karen's website then.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peeks Day 6

Today's sneak peek set is a word set, Word Set 15 - Just Because.  I have a relatively quick, simple card using this set.  I saw this layout on a card on Pinterest, and I really like it.  My sentiment is a play on words (or numbers).

Another card made with this set is a bit more creative -- using the new Label Charm Pop-Up as well.  I did a bit of "word surgery" on the sentiment, cutting the "because" apart and adding an extra "e."  I added a few very small black pearls in several places.

The panels on the inside are decorated with pieces from the previously released Flutter Charms set.  Along the bottom is one of the Border Blends - Trims.

Only two more days until these new dies are available for purchase.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 5

As promised earlier in the week, I've got a couple more Halloween cards to share with you today.  The first one is made with the new Label Charm Pop-Up die.   In addition, another new die is the Slim Pattern Plate - Bats on the front, as well as the sentiment from Halloween Elements and a frame made using two dies from Short Rectangles - Crosshatch.

Inside are a couple of new dies as well - the Skeleton and Bat.  Also included in that set is a cat.


I love that skeleton so much that I put two of them on this double-wide Woven Basket card.

I also included both the bat and the cat from the Skeleton and Bat set, as well as the Happy Halloween with Shadow.  My haunted house in the background was made with the Holiday House, decorated with pieces from the Haunted Tiny House set.

Don't forget:  dies from this new release will be available for purchase on Monday!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

CCEE2234 Intl. Toy Testing Day & Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek Day 4

Kelly Santi started her month-long stint as hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge by telling us that today is International Toy Testing Day.  She asked us to make a card with a toy/toys on them.  Think Christmas cards and Santa's workshop, too.

Many years ago I purchased some Art Impressions Doors & Windows stamps.  The fun part of this series is that there are many add-on sets to create different themes, one of which was a Christmas Toy Shop.  I combined the Art Impressions stamps with a set of stamps/dies from Pink & Main to create this delightful toy store.

AND, when you go into the store (by opening the card) you'll find a couple of dies from the new Karen Burniston release, which will be available next Monday.  The fireplace is actually a pop-up, but I had wanted to make a card with a flat fireplace.  This was my opportunity.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more toy cards -- and make sure you check out the new dies from Karen Burniston.  

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score"

It's time for the Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" challenge again.  September is back-to-school month for many children.  I recently saw directions for a fun fold card and thought I could use it for my card this month.  "Back to School" means books!  I used several stamp and die sets from Sugar Pea Designs to make my card.


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 3

I've got an accordion card for you today using a previously released set (the Landscape Rectangle Accordion) and one of the new sets (Sewing Charms).  As a person who has sewn since I was a young kid -- many years ago -- I really love this new set.  I added a few sentiments from an old stamp set I've had in my stash for many years.

I originally added twine to the spool, but I decided that was too bulky.  So instead, I cut the spool of thread twice -- once in brown and once in blue.  I cut off the top and bottom of the blue piece and just glued it to the brown one.  That worked much better.

As a matter of fact, I made another card using these Sewing Charms along with the new Label Charm Pop-Up set.

The spool of thread on the center panel was actually used as a charm on this card.

I'm really having a grand time using all the new dies in this release.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Karen Burniston New Release Sneak Peek - Day 2

I've got another sneak peek of new release dies from Karen Burniston.  Today's sets are the Fireplace Pop-Up and Fireplace Extras 1 and 2.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and that's what this card is all about.  The front is a rather simple lead-in.

But the inside is where all the action is!

 I love this fireplace with all its little details.  The fireplace, fire, and log are from the main Fireplace Pop-Up set.  The tools and candles are from the Fireplace Extras 1 set; and the grate, clock and picture frames are from the Fireplace Extras 2 set.  I added a few stamped images inside the picture frames as well as the cute little vampire.  The ghost, BOO! and the jack-o-lantern are from Karen's Halloween Elements set.  Finally, the rug was made with the Ovals-Crosshatch set.

I tried a product I've never used before -- glow-in-the-dark embossing powder.  I'm happy to report that it does work, but photographing it is not easy.  Here's the best I could do.

I've got a couple more Halloween cards I'll be sharing with you later in the week.  I hope you'll come back to see them.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Karen Burniston New Release - Day 1

Hooray!  It's time for the new release from Karen Burniston!  Actually, you won't be able to purchase them until next week; but we've got some sneak peeks for you this week. 

Here's a peek at all the new dies in this release.

My first card for the week uses a several of them (one is brand-new and three that contain dies that are not brand-new).  The front of the card is pretty simple -- and uses snowflakes from Long Nature's Edges 2 and words from Word Set 13 - Snow.  I tried the closure that Karen showed us a couple of weeks ago.

On the inside I constructed a 3-ball snowman, using one of the new sets -- Snow Man Add-ons.  It contains parts to make a cute snowman.  That's the brand-new set.  The new/not so new sets are called Double-Ups.  They contain duplicate decorator pieces for each of the ball pop-ups (Surprise, Bitty, and Mini).   This will make cutting the decorator pieces go much faster.

When I put this card together, I wanted the snowman to be a free-standing element; so I "borrowed" another of Karen's ideas and attached him to a base which can be removed from the card.

The rest of the team also has some sneak peeks today, so be sure to check them out as well.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Stranger Things Slimline Waterfall Card

 My family members (including me) are obsessed with Stranger Things.  Now that Season 4 has been released, we have to wait another year or so before the 5th and final season airs.  So to give everyone a bit of ST love in the meantime, I created this slimline card using the Karen Burniston Waterfall Card die.  The die is engineered so that four panels form the "waterfall."   Unfortunately, my Kindred Stamps set has much more than four characters.  So I elongated my waterfall so that I could have seven panels.  I'm highlighting three of the panels here.

But, if you watch this short video, you'll see the rest of them.

With all of that going on on the outside, I made the inside of the card rather simple.

I hope my family members enjoy this card.  And be sure to visit my blog next week.  I'll have some sneak peeks at the new Karen Burniston release!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

CCEE2232 - Pluto Demoted Day

Frances told the CCEE Stampers that, according to the Days of the Year web site, yesterday (August 24th) was Pluto Demoted Day.  This day marks the occasion in 2006 when Pluto was demoted from being a planet to a dwarf planet.  For our challenge today, we were to create a card that has a space theme.

I pulled out some dies from Karen Burniston to make my pop-up card.  On the front are several dies from the Space Charms set, and the friendly alien on the inside was made with her Mini Ball Pop-Up die.  The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps.

 Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more alien fun.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

CCEE2232 - Peach Month

Frances continues her month as CCEE Stampers hostess by telling us that, apparently, August is Peach month and Monday (August 22) is National Peach Day.  So our challenge this week is to create a card that features one or more things that begin with the letter "P" -- a punched image, patterned paper, pansy, paint, person, or a product that is from a company whose name starts with "P."

I've got several things I can check off that list:  patterned paper, plaid, peach image, stamp from Paper Nest Dolls.

See how many "P" items the rest of the team found.  Their cards are on the CCEE Stampers blog.