Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 04: Trees, please!

Happy December and welcome to this month's Designer Challenge.

I challenged the team to make a project in the theme of "Trees, please!" where they were challenged to incorporate any of the tree dies into a holiday-themed card.

For my project, I decided to style the Christmas Tree Pop-up into a vintage tree covered in ribbons and trims. Here's the video tutorial:

The finished card measures 4.5" x 6" and can be mailed easily in an A7 envelope. The card front is styled as a simple lead-in using the same patterned papers and trims as the card's interior.

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As the card opens, the tree starts to stand up. 

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I went stash-diving and grabbed a variety of trims and ribbons in a color family of white/cream/beige to create a vintage feel to the tree. By covering the cardstock with double-sided adhesive before die cutting the tree parts, it was easy to add the ribbons to the sticky tree parts. I also added additional trims and pearls to the tree after assembling. The snowflake is cut from glitter paper using a die from the Snowman Twist Circle set.

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For a greeting, I used Word Set 3 - Holiday to add  "Happy Christmas" to the card, curving the word "Christmas".

This technique is easily customizable based on the colors of trims chosen and even the theme. Wouldn't this make a pretty Valentine's tree? So many possibilities!

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You can find Karen Burniston die sets at independent and online retailers throughout the world. We also sell on our website. Here are shopping links for the supplies used in the video.


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Let's see what the talented Design Team created for the Trees, please! challenge. Check out their individual blog posts by clicking on their names, where you will find additional photos and supply lists for their projects.

Karen Aicken created a gorgeous card using the Twist Panel die set and decorating with trees from the Winter Charms set. She also used the Sleigh on the card front. This is so pretty!

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Kelly Booth has such a talent for coloring. Check out her styling on the truck! This adorable scene is created with the Christmas Tree Pop-up, Nature Edges and a mixture of Word Sets. Amazing!

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Helen Cryer created a custom tree skirt for her Christmas Tree Pop-up card featuring words wrapped around the skirt. How clever! I love the cheerful ornaments decorating her card.

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Fran Sabad made this elegant white Christmas Tree pop-up with shimmery gold accents, including a gold beaded tree skirt. Breathtaking! 

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Shelly Hickox created a gorgeous cabin in the woods scene with a triple-fold card that reveals two trees, a string of banners and a snowy cabin. How amazingly clever! 

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Frances Byrne created a charming winter scene below her Christmas Tree in this cheerful card. The Sleigh fits all of the animal dies perfectly. I love the candy striped background and the gold accents! 

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Amazing inspiration this month and especially for the Christmas Tree Pop-up die set, which can be styled so many ways. Join us next year (see what I did there?) on January 3, 2018 for our next Designer Challenge with a theme of "Birthday Banners" - we'll be making birthday cards with strings attached! (see what I did there?)

Season's Greetings!

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Confetti Christmas Tree Pop-up Card

My office is REALLY messy. Like, take the biggest craft supply hoarding mess you can envision and then triple it.

It's overwhelming to think about cleaning this office. There's just so much to go through. So much to purge. So much to organize.

Most of the time I opt for a snack instead.

But this week I did decide I would tackle just one corner. It took several hours, but I was able to purge a lot of old class materials and reclaim cabinet and drawer space for things that didn't have a home. Progress!

One of the things that I discovered in the mass was a partial Christmas Tree pop-up card. It was a green tree inside a plain white card with a red cardinal and a glittery star. Perfect! I decided to finish it as a warm-up card for next week's Designer Challenge, which has a theme of "Trees, Please!"

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I started with the interior of the card. The tree was assembled in a folded white card, but I wanted to use a single-piece red backing card, so I carefully cut on the fold line of the white card to separate it into two white base pieces under the tree. I then trimmed down the outer edges of the white so I would have a nice border inside a standard A2 card (4.25" x 5.5" when folded) cut from red cardstock.

To further decorate the tree, I added glue to the bottom third of the tree and dumped silver confetti pieces over the glue. I also dotted glue randomly around the white card and added confetti to the background. In keeping with my sparkly theme, I added some rhinestones to the upper part of the tree. The greeting is two stacked layers from Word Set 3 - Holiday brushed with red ink and attached in a curved line.

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As the card is closed the tree will pop down and lie flat.

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For the card front, I used the larger tree charm from the Winter Charms die set and styled it with the same "confetti dip" as the pop-up tree. I used a stamp set from Darkroom Door (Christmas Reindeer) to add the script to the background - stamped in Versamark ink and then brushed with Pearl Ex powder. I used the Nature Edges die set to add the snow drifts and stamped Joy (same stamp set) on the bottom drift.

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My finished card fits in a standard A2 envelope for mailing.

Learn the assembly of the Christmas Tree Pop-up die set by watching this video tutorial:

My die sets are available throughout the world at independent and online retailers. You can also find them on our website. Here are links to the items used on my card:


Gingerbread Cookie Jar Pop-up Card

Happy Thanksgiving! (And to folks outside the US . . . Happy Thursday!)

Today I'm sharing a fun adaptation of the Flower Pot Pop-up die into a clear cookie jar, filled with gingerbread people.

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My card measures 5x7 when folded. I went with a very simple and clean card front.

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As the card opens, the cookie jar starts to rise up.

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Once open, the card reveals a fun tabletop scene. To create the card's interior, I cut the woodgrain paper (old Kaisercraft, from my stash) into two panels, 6" tall x 4.5" wide. I placed the panels temporarily onto my 10x7 white cardstock base to determine where to cut the pop-up mechanism and then taped the pop-up die over the two panels in the centered position, leaving a little gap between the paper so it wouldn't bunch in the fold of the card later. I lifted the two paper panels, now held together with the die, and ran them through my machine to cut the two tabs to hold the flower pot.

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To convert the flower pot into a cookie jar, I cut the side pieces from medium clear plastic and cut them into individual panels. When using thick plastic, it needs to be hinged with something that folds easily, like cardstock. I used just slices of flower pots cut from cardstock to create a bottom band and an upper band. These two cardstock bands hold the shape of the flower pot. The upper band (red) also hides the connection points for the lattice strips, which were cut out of green cardstock. The bottom band is also red, attached inside the pot. I didn't like seeing the adhesive through the plastic, so I cut individual pieces of green spotted paper for the outside of the pot. (Eagle eyes will see where one of my green spotted panels is lifting a bit in the corner and yes, I have glued that down but was far too lazy to retake all the photos!)

The cookies are all made with the Winter Charms die set. I had some corrugated kraft cardstock in my stash that worked perfectly to make the cookies, plus the ridges added a fun texture to the cookies. I brushed the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I used letter stickers from my stash to spell out "cookies" on a small label from the Katherine Label Pop-up set.

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I thought it would be fun to create a plate of cookies, so I used decorator pieces from the Snowman Twist Circle die set to create the plate. I used the eyes and buttons that fell out of the large cookie overlay to add crumbs on the table.

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In this top view you can get a sense for how the cookies fill the jar. Four big cookies are attached to the lattice strips, with two hanging down into the jar and two sticking up out of the jar. Then I filled in with one more large cookie and eight small cookies, all attached to the clear sides of the jar.

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For the greeting block, I used the Word Set 3 - Holiday die set, and cut the greeting twice from white cardstock, stacked them and brushed the bottom with red ink. I curved the greeting to match the shape of the small oval from the Katherine set. I'll sign the card on the oval. I also added one more small cookie and some crumbs.

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We have a BLACK FRIDAY thru CYBER MONDAY promotion going on! All orders in the US will receive FREE SHIPPING, plus any order (including international orders)  over $100 may choose a free Word Set die set. Get the details here: KarenBurniston.com Black Friday Newsletter

If you're interested in the dies I used on my Cookie Jar Card, you'll find them at independent craft stores, some of your favorite online stores, and on our website as well. You'll also find assembly videos and instruction sheets on our website. 

Happy Holidays!


November Class Projects plus Paper Pros Challenge

Today is our monthly for fun Paper Pros challenge with a theme of Winter Birthday, which worked out perfectly with one of the cards I'm teaching this week.

For tomorrow's class at Scrapp'n Savvy, we will be making three cards. The first (my Paper Pros card), features the Snowman Twist Circle (minus the snowman) to make a distinguished penguin birthday card. A clear panel on the front of the card allows the penguin to peek out in the closed position. Then, once opened, the circle spins him up into the center of the card, holding a gift. Opening the card also reveals a white circle as a place to write a personal message and sign the card.

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The penguin from the Winter Animals set is wearing fancy dress courtesy of the new Tiny Accessories 1 die set, which adds the top hat, monocle and bow tie. 

Also on the agenda for tomorrow's class is a Katherine Label Pop-up card featuring the new Cat and Dog die set. I've always loved this Riley and Co. Funny Bones stamp and it worked perfectly for a funny card to send to a friend. By rolling down the corner of the card, the kitty peeks out, and then rises up with the pop-up as the card is opened.

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Also on the agenda for tomorrow's class is a combination of three new dies - the Tag Book Pop-up, the Flowers and Bee, and Word Set 4 - Just a Note for this pretty "hello" card.

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As usual, it's an ambitious class, but we'll do our best to leave with three finished cards. If you're in class, here's what you need to bring:

  • Die Cutting machine with plates and platforms for wafer-thin dies.
  • Removable tape to hold dies in place.
  • Pokey tool to eject dies
  • Liquid glue in a fine tip bottle - VERY IMPORTANT - there are small pieces on these cards and you need to be able to glue them down. (You might bring your Xyron X sticker maker if you have one)
  • Other adhesives - tape runner, double-sided tape, small glue dots, pop-dots
  • Pens - black pen to add stripes to the bees. White gel pen to color the cat's tail and paws. (I will bring some white pens to share, but bring one if you have one)
  • Save the card photos to your tablet or phone OR print them out to refer to in class.
  • Optional tools - embossing stylus to shape flowers, brayer to press down glued items
  • Optional decorating items - brown ink with a blending tool, Wink of Stella or similar glitter pen

If you are in class tomorrow, you will receive TWO dies in your class kit - the Tiny Accessories 1 and the Flowers and Bee. The other three new dies from the Fall release will be available to purchase at Scrapp'n Savvy and yes, I am bringing enough for every student in both classes to be able to purchase the new dies. 

 For folks outside of the Houston area, here are links to the dies used in the class cards:


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 03 - Gingerbread!

Happy November and welcome to our monthly Designer Challenge!

This month you're going to be treated to mouth-watering projects by the team. I challenged them to work some sort of Gingerbread element into their projects and, shall we say . . . WOWZA!

This is also the week where we revealed our Fall 2017 5-die Mini-Release, including the Cat and Dog die, which is designated as our hurricane relief charity die for the first 1,000 sold. See this release in our flip catalog here.

Fall releaseFor my gingerbread project I definitely wanted to showcase the new Tag Book Pop-up, and it struck me that the decorator pieces could be styled to look like cookie sheets. I used the Winter Charms to add the cookies and Word Set 3 - Holiday to add the greeting. Learn this project by watching the video tutorial:

For the front of the card I wanted to include a larger cookie. To make the larger cookie sheet I trimmed the decorator tag into a rectangle and then trimmed it with the beaded strip die and used the paint distressing as shown in the video. It created the perfect size cookie sheet to fit the larger gingerbread cookie charm from the Winter Charms set. The banners and heart are included in the Tag Book set.

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I chose a "mod" holiday palette for this card - pink, green and red. The pink gingham patterned paper is an older My Mind's Eye design. The red paper is Bo Bunny and the green spotted cardstock is from Bazzill. 

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The cookie sheets are made by cutting the pieces from silver mirror board and doubling the beaded trim to make a lip. I covered the pieces with black paint and then immediately wiped it off with a paper towel, giving that oven-baked well-worn look to the cookie sheets.

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The gingerbread cookies are made using the small tree and man charms from the Winter Charms set, plus the hearts from the Tag Book set. Each cookie is stacked with two layers and then highlighted using the stencil features on the dies and a white gel pen. I brushed the edges with a little brown ink as well. For authenticity, you might also try breaking a cookie.

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The Tag Book goes together quickly and has no theme, so you'll be able to use it year-round for any occasion. It also has so many great decorator dies included in the set. If you're looking for a high value pop-up die, this is a great choice!

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Ready to give this project a try? You can find my dies at independent and online craft stores throughout the world or order directly from our website. Here are links to the products used in the video:


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The Design Team really hit it out of the park this month. I encourage you to click their names to visit their individual blog posts, where you'll find more photos and information about their gorgeous projects.

Helen Cryer is the queen of gingerbread house projects and you can see why with this stunning card featuring the House and Fence die set in gingerbread splendor. 

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Fran Sabad made this darling Tag Book Pop-up featuring a whole gingerbread scene. I love the way she used the beaded trims on the arms of the pop-up and the festive styling of this card. 

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Frances Byrne used the new Tag Book Pop-up for a charming gingerbread scene, including fitting the house from the House and Fence die set onto the tag. Brilliant! I love the cheery feel to this fun card.

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Kelly Booth continues the Tag Book fun with this dog-themed card. I love how she turned the decorator House die into a gingerbread dog house! Brilliant!

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Karen Aicken continues the fun with the Tag Book by using the pieces to make gift tags. These are absolutely darling! Make sure you head over to her blog post to see each tag closer. Such a clever dress-up to a gift.

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Shelly Hickox cleverly converted the Cupcake Pop-up into a snow globe for the challenge. I love the little gingerbread man in the globe wearing the cap from the Winter Animals set. Another Shellypiece!

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Such fabulous inspiration this month for crafting paper gingerbread goodness.

Join us next month on December 6th, for our Designer Challenge with a theme of "Trees, please!" The holiday and winter projects will all incorporate a tree.

Happy Crafting!

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: Snowman Pop-up Card

Hello you crafty crafters!

Earlier this week I posted a fun pop-up snowman card made by combining pieces from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set and the Snowman Twist Circle die set. There have been some really great Katherine/Circle combinations from the Design Team recently that inspired me to come up with this idea.

I promised a full video tutorial for the technique and here it is. 


The card is a square 5" x 5" and can be mailed in an A7 envelope for a single stamp. The patterned paper is a very old Bazzill design from my stash. The lace washi tape is also something that I've had for a while from Stampin' Up!

The fun of this card is the window that lets you look at a top view of the snowman, stacked up.

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Open the card and the Katherine Label mechanism lifts up the sections of the snowman to expand him. The snow drifts are made using the Nature Edges die set and the greeting is from Word Set 3 - Holiday

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Another fun feature of the card is the twig arm being attached to the mechanism so that it lifts up and looks like the snowman is waving. He looks quite dapper with his ribbon scarf and rhinestone buttons.

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Ready to give this card a try? Here are the supplies used in the video. You can also shop for the dies at your favorite local independent craft stores. 


Paper Pros Challenge - Holiday Cards

Welcome to this month's just for fun no pressure challenge with the Paper Pros. Caz Counsell set the theme this month as Holiday Cards.

Before I share my card, let me take a moment to talk about craft idea inception. I am blessed to be surrounded by amazing crafty ladies who combine and style my dies in clever ways. When I designed the Katherine Label Pop-up I always had a window card in mind. I am a huge fan of pop-up cards where you can see the item in the closed position and then watch it move as the card opens. The Katherine Label lends itself well to that idea because of the way it lifts up. 

The first step in the idea inception for today's card came when Karen Aicken had the brilliant idea to swap out the Katherine label shape for a circle, creating a window card, but round. She made her fabulous Ghost Wreath Card

Karen's card sparked an idea in Fran Sabad, who mentioned how inspired she was by the circle idea and promptly created a delightful Phantom of the Opera Card with a rising chandelier.

Fran's card inspired Shelly Hickox, who immediately envisioned a circle window card with a rising moon and then came up with a clever idea to attach clear strips to the mechanism so that, as the moon rises in her G-G-G-Ghost Card, the ghosts (attached to the strips) rise up from the graveyard. 

Which brings me to today's card, which is a combination of all the clever circle-Katherine ideas before me. My idea was to create the stacked snowman from the Snowman Twist Circle and then use the Katherine mechanism to make the snowman expand as the card opens.

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The card measures 5" x 5" in the closed position. The patterned paper was sitting on a big untidy pile of random older papers on the floor and happened to be on top of the pile. I thought the little asterisks on the side reminded me of snowflakes, so I chopped the paper into three 4.75" squares and got to work. (Echo Park "Scoot" collection, paper name Helicopter #SC41010, from 2013)

I used the Nature Edges to add drifts of snow to the bottom of the paper squares, stopping the snow when it reached the borders. The two largest circles in the Twist Circle were nested together to create a thin ring to surround the opening, made with the second-largest circle. I added a piece of transparency between the paper and the card to act as a window pane.

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As the card opens, the Katherine Label mechanism rises up. The head of the snowman is attached to the top of the mechanism and the middle circle is suspended halfway through (and yes, I know I need to do a video on this technique, so stay tuned!) and the large stitched circle is attached underneath the mechanism. 

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It's not easy to see in this photo, but the snowman's arm is attached to the mechanism so it rises up like he's waving. A ribbon scarf and some glitter snowflakes complete the scene.

The greeting is two layers stacked for dimension from Word Set 3 - Holiday.

Make sure you check out the other cards by the Paper Pros:

Caz Counsell
Karen Aicken
Raquel Mason
Frances Byrne
Fran Sabad

Here are shopping links for the dies I used on my card.


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 02 - Halloween Easel Card

Happy October!

For our Designer Challenge this month we are making Halloween Cards and you'll be very impressed with the cards from the team. Since I made a rather elaborate Halloween card last month for the Signature Style challenge, I wanted to teach a more simple card this month. 

Watch the video to learn how to make an easel card using the creepy hands die from the Halloween Elements die set as an easel stop.

Here are a couple of photos of the finished card.

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The card measures 4.25" x 5.5" when closed and mails easily in an A2 envelope. I decorated my envelope with the same dies as used on the card.

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I found the patterned paper in my stash - it's a Moxxie paper called "Midnight Dreary" from many years ago. Any patterned paper will work for this design, or it could be made with solid cardstocks or inked backgrounds.

Here are the supplies used for this card:

 


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Get ready for some fun and spooky inspiration by the design team. Click on each team member's name to go to her blog and see more photos and supply lists.

Shelly Hickox has step-by-step instructions on her blog for how she made the amazing elements in this Katherine Label window card with a custom background and fun flying ghosts.

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Kelly Booth created this delightfully wicked haunted house scene and I love all the boo-tiful details!

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Karen Aicken went all out for this fabulous Katherine Label window card with a round window made into a ghost wreath! How clever! 

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Helen Cryer doesn't normally make Halloween cards but you wouldn't know it by seeing this fabulous Charm Accordion. I love how Helen combines patterns. 

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Summer Hills-Painter created a Katherine Label window card and decorated it fabulously for Halloween. As the label lifts, the ghosts fly and the graveyard is revealed. Love it!

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Fran Sabad filled a flower pot with ghosts and it's fabulous! She incorporated the iron fence from the House & Fence die to the scene. Fabulous!

FS_KB-Flower-Pot-01-openFrances Byrne created a delightful scene on her Halloween Charm Accordion. I love how she incorporated the "to you" die from Word Set 3 to create a "Boo! to you!" greeting. Clever!

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Well I hope you feel inspired to make a few Halloween cards this year. Join us back here on November 8, 2017 for our next Designer Challenge, called "Gingerbread" - the team will be incorporating gingerbread elements into their projects. What fun!

Happy Crafting,

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EDITED TO ADD: Whoops! I completely forgot to include the information about last month's Secret Word Giveaway winner. Congratulations to Marty F. whose comment was chosen by random draw to win the Christmas Tree and Tree Pop-up die sets. 

Amazing samples from the Design Team and so fun to see everyone's personal style. Love the tree pop-up and how you can make more than one style of tree with it! So glad to see you with these talented ladies again :-)
 
If you'd like to be included in this month's drawing, make sure you're subscribed to the newsletter (big blue button in the left sidebar of this blog) so you'll receive the Secret Word.

Paper Pros Challenge - Halloween

 Today is our monthly no-pressure just-for-fun challenge with the Paper Pros. The theme for this month is Halloween so I decided to make a 3-page Charm Accordion. I taught how to do this technique in a previous challenge HERE.

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I found an older piece of striped Halloween paper in my stash and cut 6 paper pages to decorate both sides of the album. I trimmed out the center squares and used pinking shears along the edges of the paper. Normally the Charm Accordion uses a piece called the Charm Frame to glue between each of the pivoting squares, but for this assembly I decided instead to enlarge the size of the pivoting squares by turning them into labels. I attached the medium label from the Katherine Label pop-up to each of the pages. Each label had twine attached behind it so I was able to then tie the pages together to hinge them. The smaller label (green) is from the Gift Card Label set. 

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The decorations for each page came from the Halloween Elements set, along with the flourish that comes included with the Charm Accordion. I accented all the black pieces with Nuvo Crystal drops to make them shiny, taking care on the "Boo!" greeting to leave some areas of the cardstock exposed for a distressed look. 

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When folded up, the Charm Accordion is small and fun size - 3.25" x 4.25" and mails easily in an A2 envelope.

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Make sure you check out the other awesome Halloween makes by the Paper Pros. Here are some links:

Karen Aicken - Bat Pop-up Card

Frances Byrne - Boo! Twist Circle Card

Kelly Booth - Halloween Gift Card Holder

Fran Sabad - Phantom Pop-up Card

Raquel Mason - Haunted House Pop-up Card

Sandy Diller - Spooky Graveyard Pop-up Card

Caz Counsell - Creepy Hands Pop-up Card

Shelly Hickox - Halloween Charm Accordion

Here are shopping links for the items used in my card:


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 01 - Signature Style - Raven Tree Pop-up Card

Welcome to our first Designer Challenge with our new Design Team! Each month I issue a challenge to the Design Team and they post their challenge card on their own blogs the first Tuesday of each month. The next day (so the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday) you'll find a compilation blog post here on my blog along with a new card and video tutorial from me.

This month, since it is our first challenge, I issued a challenge for the team to make cards of any theme in their Signature Style. You'll find photos of their cards and links to their blog posts below. For my card, I wanted to  draw on my love of repurposing dies into new combinations. I also love making Halloween cards that are creepy. This card is a combination of two die sets - the Christmas Tree Pop-up (for the base and mechanism) and the Tree Pop-up (for the tree). 

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Watch the video tutorial for this card:

For the front of the card I used an older rubber stamp from my stash (I would love to know who made this stamp - could it be Twenty-Two?) that features a line from The Raven.

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As the card opens, the tree starts to pop-up.

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Borrowing the mechanism from the Christmas Tree Pop-up to make other things pop-up is a great technique for creating custom standing pop-ups. What else can you make pop-up this way?

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For my spooky tree, I decorated with black birds from the Halloween Elements die set plus the spiderweb from the Halloween Scene die set. A metal spider charm hangs from the tree.

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The greeting is a combination of a die cut word "Happy" with a stamped word Halloween, cut out with a Katherine label die and embellished with a bone.

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Here are supply links for this card:

One of the things I mention in the video is how easily the Raven Tree Card can become an any season tree card by changing out the colors and styling. I put that challenge to the test and made this pretty version of the card in a Thank You theme.

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Let's take a look at how the team interpreted the theme. If you click their names you will go to their individual blog posts, where you will find more photos and information about their cards, including supply lists.

Kelly Booth always incorporates beautiful colors into her cards. She also loves making her own backgrounds using inks and techniques. This Halloween card really shows off her style. It uses the floating floor die from the House & Fence die set plus the Halloween die sets.

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Karen Aicken made this Snowman Twist Circle (minus snowman) beauty to show off her style, which often features patterned paper, shimmer and sparkle, and premade embellishments. Such unusual elegance in this Halloween card.

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Fran Sabad loves to combine patterns and to color stamped images. She combined both those loves into this fun holiday card featuring the Sleigh Pop-up and a festive Riley the Moose stamp. 

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Frances Byrne loves owls and also loves to combine the perfect patterned papers with the perfect stamps to complete cards for any theme. This one uses the Katherine Label to animate the adorable owl stamp. I love how she also incorporated the Gift Card Label.

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Shelly Hickox has such a way with steampunk, artsy and edgy cards. This Twist Panel card featuring elements from the Halloween die sets is the perfect example. Notice her use of the witch hats on the patterned paper people. Clever!

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Helen Cryer has returned! Helen took some time off to become a volunteer firefighter (talk about multi-talented!) and is now able to add crafting and blogging back into the mix. What a debut! This darling House & Fence Pop-up is the perfect illustration of Helen's detailed and charming style.

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Summer Hills-Painter loves making flowers and it shows with this beautiful Flower Pot pop-up card. I love the classy color scheme! She also shows how well the Gift Card Label can be used for greetings. So pretty!

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 Join us next month on October 4th, for our next challenge with a theme of "G-G-G-Ghost!" We'll be making Halloween cards. 

Happy Crafting!

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