Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 50: Haunted! (Haunted House Pop-up)

Welcome to our October 2021 Designer Challenge with a theme of Haunted! The team was challenged to make Halloween Cards. This is our 50th Designer Challenge. Whoo hoo!

For my card and video I created the assembly video for the Haunted Tiny House Add-ons, which requires the foundation die  Tiny House Pop-up.

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Watch the full assembly video to see how I made this card:

My card measures 5" x 5" when closed, which means it will fit in an A7 envelope for mailing. For the front of the card I layered two Echo Park patterned papers, added a thin border from our Border Blends - Arglye set, and then created a spooky scene with the Landcape Scene, Haunted Tiny House Add-ons and Happy Halloween dies. I was inspired by Karen Aicken to double the tree to make it bigger. You'll see her card when you scroll through the Designer cards below.

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Open the card and the haunted house pops up, decorated with all the pieces included in the Add-ons set. 

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The Landscape Scene includes the tree and the circle die that's perfect for a moon. The rest of the elements come included in the Tiny House Pop-up and Haunted Tiny House Add-ons sets.

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Ready to give this card a try? All patterned papers are Echo Park. Here are the other supplies used in the video:

NOTE: Amazon links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission on the sale at no cost to you. 


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Now let's take a look at the awesome Halloween cards created by our talented design team. For each of these cards there is a full blog post, supply list and, for some of the cards, a video as well. Click the designer's name to visit the blog post, which will open in a new window.

Fran Sabad made an absolutely haunting (see what I did there?) spooky castle card featuring a pop-up vampire inside. The colors are amazing and Fran chose to have a flap fold to the back of the card instead of the front to not obscure any of the scene.

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Frances Byrne also made a pop-up vampire card featuring the Halloween Scene, Halloween Elements and Iron Fence Pop-up. I particularly like her choice to use the creepy hands from the Halloween Elements set as vampire hands. Brilliant!

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Lois Bak chose to make a Pumpkinhead character for her card. I love her choice to hold the card closed with a decorated belly band. She has also incorporated the Holiday House and some of our other Halloween decorator dies. Delightful!

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Sandy Diller blew us away with this clever haunted pop-up Barn card. What a great idea! I love how she's decked out the farm animals in costumes. So many great details on this card, including the crooked doors and spiderized weather vane!

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Kelly Booth made this clever gatefold slimline card where two angled platforms from the Mini Pops set lift up ghosts and a string of banners above the cemetery below. The eerie night sky is stunning!

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Karen Aicken shows how well the small elements in the Haunted Tiny House Add-ons set also work with our other House dies to turn them into haunted houses. For this fabulous card she used the House and Fence Pop-up. So many great details and clever touches in this card. I love how Karen made custom trees using the Landscape Scene for the backdrop of this card.

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Well I hope you feel inspired to make Halloween cards. Join us next month on November 3, 2021 for our next Designer Challenge with a theme of WINDOW CARDS! 

We started our Mission Poppable hashtag with Designer Challenge 45 and have been delighted with the projects posted. For the September challenge our winner (by random draw) is Christine Roy, who posted two great Charm Accordion projects.

Each challenge will bring a new mission and you have a month to complete it. You are welcome to post more than one card for the mission, which will increase your chances to win by random draw.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "HAUNTED!" Make sure your Halloween card features our die(s) heavily. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. If posting in the Facebook group, please add it to the photo album for this month's challenge, which you'll find in the Media section of the group. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (November 3, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 49: Sun or Snow (Gingerbread House Pop-up)

Welcome to our September 2021 Designer Challenge with a theme of Sun or Snow. The team was challenged to make a sunny or snowy card.

Since I really needed to create an assembly video for one of our new die sets I took the opportunity to have it perform double duty as my snow-themed challenge card.

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Watch the full assembly video to see how I made this card:

My card measures 5" x 5" when closed, which means it will fit in an A7 envelope for mailing. For the front of the card I layered the Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas Shadow dies and then traced around the word with a white gel pen to mimic the look of a cookie. I then repeated elements from inside the card as a simple lead-in.

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Open the card and the gingerbread house pops up, decorated with all the pieces included in the Add-ons set. 

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For an added element I used the Street Lantern Pop-up, cut and styled as a gingerbread lantern and shortened to fit the card. The snowmen are fashioned out of circles, stenciled features, a candy-cane scarf and bird leg arms.

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Ready to give this card a try? Here are the supplies used in the video:

NOTE: Amazon links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission on the sale at no cost to you. 


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Now let's take a look at the awesome sun and snow cards created by our talented design team. For each of these cards there is a full blog post, supply list and, for some of the cards, a video as well. Click the designer's name to visit the blog post, which will open in a new window.

Sandy Diller created a wonderful stacked Pop 'n Swap card. Her card is so sunny it has me dreaming of a day on the beach. Click over to her blog post to watch a video about this card.

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Lois Bak has been incorporating scenery patterned papers into cards where she then fills in with die cut elements. This snowy Garden Bench slimline card is perfection!

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Fran Sabad has a charming deck the halls card featuring a stacked Bitty Ball Santa Claus and the Iron Fence die sets. I love her candy-striped Street Lanterns!

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Karen Aicken has a stunning snow-themed card made using the Photo Collage Pop-up. You really must click over to Karen's blog to see the video for this card. Plus it features her fabulous handwriting for the greeting. Amazing!

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Kelly Booth created such a clever mix of both challenge choices by putting the Snowman Pop-up on the beach! I love, love, love this! Look at those cute flip-flops and the snowman holding the sun! Such cuteness (and danger) in one card!

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Frances Byrne created a lovely snow-themed Garden Bench slimline card also featuring our Snowman and Street Lantern die sets. The colors are so rich and festive in this card. Stunning!

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Well I hope you feel inspired to make sunny or snowy cards. Join us next month on October 6, 2021 for our next Designer Challenge with a theme of HAUNTED! The team will be sharing Halloween cards.

We started our Mission Poppable hashtag with Designer Challenge 45 and have been delighted with the projects posted. For the August challenge our winner (by random draw) is Sue Krieder, who posted a lovely tiered cupcake pop-up card.

Each challenge will bring a new mission and you have a month to complete it. You are welcome to post more than one card for the mission, which will increase your chances to win by random draw.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "SUN OR SNOW!" Make sure your card features our die(s) heavily. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. If posting in the Facebook group, please add it to the photo album for this month's challenge, which you'll find in the Media section of the group. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (October 6, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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Karen Burniston August 2021 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC August Release Blog Hop. The Design Team and I have come together for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 14 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!
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This release includes:
4 new Add-Ons Die Sets - Character Add-ons 1; Character Add-ons 2; Gingerbread Tiny House Add-ons; Haunted Tiny House Add-ons
4 new Pop-up Die Sets - Garden Bench Pop-up; Iron Fence Pop-up; Snowman Pop-up; Street Lantern Pop-up
4 new sentiment sets - Hello; Happy Halloween; Word Set 13 - Snow; Merry Christmas Shadow
1 new Stand Alone Die Set - Tiny Gnomes
1 new Slimline Die Set - Long Nature Edges 2
Dies are available to order now on the website.
 
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I'm sharing the Die Assembly Video for the Street Lantern Pop-up. This die set is so versatile because you can use it flat or as a pop-up and there are several ways to combine the pole and lantern. I made a 6" x 5" holiday card also featuring the new Tiny Gnomes.
 
Learn how I made this card by watching the assembly video:
 
 
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Here is the assembly video for the Tiny Gnomes set I used on the card:
 
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To celebrate the release this blog plus 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, August 16th 2021. 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!
 
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Want to give my card a try? Here are the product links for the items used in the video. The paper is old from my stash.
 


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 48: Stacked Pop 'n Swap Card

Happy August!

For this month's Designer Challenge the theme is ROCK, SPIN, POP, SWAP! I challenged the team to choose one of four motion dies (Spinner Square Pop-up, Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up, Parcel Pop-up or Pop 'n Swap) and make a card of any theme. I chose the Pop 'n Swap and the technique I'm teaching is how to stack two for double the popping and swapping!

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Learn how to stack the Pop 'n Swap by watching this YouTube video:

My card measures 5" x 6" in the closed position and will mail in an A7 envelope. The front of the card features our new Hello die and Tiny Gnomes die, both available on our website starting August 9, 2021. The scalloped rectangle and frame come included in the Pop 'n Swap. In the closed position there is a gnomette visible at the top and an upside-down gnome visible at the bottom.

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As the card opens the first two gnomes dive behind the pop-up and the opposite swing arms start to appear. 

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Once open, two new gnomes swing into view at the top and bottom and another gnome is visible attached to the right side of the lower pop-up platform. The decorations for the top of the platforms are pieces included in the Pop 'n Swap. The flowers came from our Flower Pivot Panels die set.

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This is a wonderfully generic technique that can be decorated for any theme. Ready to give it a try? Here are supply links for the products used on my card. The paper is an older Echo Park design called Family Floral. The links for the Tiny Gnomes and Hello dies won't start working until August 9, 2021.

NOTE: Amazon links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission on the sale at no cost to you. 


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Now let's take a look at the awesome motion cards created by our talented design team. For each of these cards there is a full blog post, supply list and, for some of the cards, a video as well. Click the designer's name to visit the blog post, which will open in a new window.

Kelly Booth created this lovely Rockin' Rectangle card featuring our Snowman die set plus the brand new (available next week) Word Set 13 - Snow. I love the punch of red on this sweet wintry card. Click over to Kelly's blog to see the card front.

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Fran Sabad used a soft and pretty color scheme for this darling Rockin' Rectangle card featuring the new Tiny Gnomes. I adore how she used the Picnic Elements blanket to make the checkerboard background and the gnomes look especially cute holding gingerbread cookies. Click over to Fran's blog to see the card front. So sweet!


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Karen Aicken honors the memory of her mother by sending ice cream cards every July. She combined the Parcel Pop-up with the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up for this scrumptious card. Click over the Karen's blog to see a video of this card in action. Yum! Yum! Yum!

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Frances Byrne When I saw Frances's card in action for this month's challenge I gasped in delight! What a wonderful scene she created with the Parcel Pop-up and then the new Iron Fence, Street Lantern Pop-up, Long Nature Edges 2, Hello and Tiny Gnomes from the new release. She also mixed in the Picnic Elements. Delightful!

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Lois Bak is getting a jump on holiday cards with a festive Rockin' Rectangle card. On the front of the card (click to her blog to see) she's incorporated our new Gingerbread Tiny House Add-ons set from the August release. I love how the Snowflakes Pattern Plate is used as the background of the card and the wonderful color scheme. Fa la la la la!

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Kelly Booth made a second card for the challenge while she had the Rockin' Rectangle out. This is a personalized card for her grandson, who loves to skateboard. The colors are vibrant and fun. Click over to her blog to see Nixen holding his personalized card from Mimi.

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Sandy Diller was so excited (in the Arizona heat) to craft for next month's Snow theme that she posted it this month! She is showing off a new pop-up in the August Release. She's cleverly combined the new Snowman Pop-up with the Christmas Trees Pop Stand die set. Click over to her blog to see a full video tutorial for this card. Gorgeous!

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Join us next month on September 8, 2021 for our next Designer Challenge with a theme of SUN OR SNOW! 

We started our Mission Poppable hashtag with Designer Challenge 45 and have been delighted with the projects posted. For the July challenge our winner (by random draw) is Hannah Marie, who posted a lovely floral double-high Tag Book.

Each challenge will bring a new mission and you have a month to complete it. You are welcome to post more than one card for the mission, which will increase your chances to win by random draw.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "ROCK, SPIN, POP, SWAP!" Make sure your card features our die(s) heavily and includes either the Spinner Square Pop-up, Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up, Parcel Pop-up or Pop 'n Swap. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. If posting in the Facebook group, please add it to the photo album for this month's challenge, which you'll find in the Media section of the group. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (September 8, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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Sneak Peek - Karen Burniston August 2021 Die Release

Happy August!

Today we are starting a week of sneak peeks for our August 2021 release. We have fourteen new dies that will start shipping to stores later this week. For those without a local store option, the dies will be available for ordering from our website, KarenBurniston.com, starting August 9, 2021.

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Learn about these dies by watching the preview video here:

Throughout this week the Design Team will be sharing ideas for the new dies on their blogs. You'll find a list of links in the sidebar of this blog.

If you're looking for the foundation dies for the new Add-ons and shadow die, they can be found here: Bitty Ball Pop-up, Tiny House Pop-up, Merry Christmas

Next Monday we will have a blog hop that includes prizes for leaving comments. 

Stay tuned for lots of ideas and videos this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 47: Tag Books

Welcome to our July Designer Challenge with a theme of TAG BOOKS! I challenged the team to create cards featuring either of our two Tag Book Die Sets. The challenge allows for creative combinations, like swapping out the pop-up for a Pivot Panels or using the Tag Book pop-up mechanism in a card.

For my card and video I am showing how to easily double the height of the Tag Book Pop-up and then add it to a card.

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Learn this simple and generic doubling technique by watching the full video tutorial here:

The finished card measures 5" tall by just a little over 6" in width. It can be mailed in an A7 envelope for extra postage because of all the stacked layers. The frames are from the Slim Frames and Memory Charms die sets. The hearts come from the Tag Book and Slim Frames.

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Open the card to reveal the double-high Tag Book, made by folding the paper before die cutting. Papers with horizontal stripes or patterns are particularly good for the pop-up portion of this technique as the stripes/pattern will disguise the fold in the finished card. However, if the fold is visible it is easily covered with washi tape or a border.

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I took inspiration from Fran Sabad to convert the Gnome and Santa set into a girl by adding braids. I fashioned the braids using the border die included in the Tag Book set. The mushrooms in the small frames are also from the Gnome set. The "hello" greeting is from the Waterfall Card die set.

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Want to give this technique a try? Here are links to the products used on my card. The darker woodgrain is Carta Bella "Stay Awhile" and the lighter woodgrain is Crate Paper "680174" from my stash. Cardstock is all 80 lb. weight. 

NOTE: Amazon links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission on the sale at no cost to you. 


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Now let's take a look at the awesome Tag Books created by our talented design team. For each of these cards there is a full blog post, supply list and, for some of the cards, a video as well. Click the designer's name to visit the blog post, which will open in a new window.

Fran Sabad created a lovely Tag Book featuring one of our Pattern Plates glitter foiled as the background. What a great technique and stunning backdrop for the Flower Pivot Panels. Click to Fran's blog for more close-up photos.

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Karen Aicken brilliantly added the Evergreen Pivot Panels upside-down in the Circle Tag Book and the shape works perfectly to frame the ice cream cone charm from the Sweet Treats Charms. If you watch the video on Karen's blog she'll explain the card and tell the sweet story of her family's July ice cream tradition.

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Sandy Diller was so clever in how she merged the front of the Tag Book Pop-up to a side-fold slimline card. Inside she mixed in die cut shapes to set off the scene created by the patterned paper. Head over to Sandy's blog to see this card in action and for some photos of how to extend a frame to accommodate a longer word die. The colors are so vibrant!

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Lois Bak celebrates national picnic month with this wonderful Circle Tag Book insert inside an A2 card. I love the way she used the pie tin to create a fruit bowl. This is a wonderful combination of elements and charms, plus photo-realistic paper. 

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Frances Byrne made this fun picnic-themed Tag Book. She decorated with Picnic Elements and Tree Fruit, plus the Sweet Treats charms and others. Frances has such a talent for creating scenery cards. I love the addition of the Tiny Trees in the background.

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Join us next month on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 for our next challenge with a theme of ROCK, SPIN, POP, SWAP! The team will be using any of our motion dies to create their projects.

We started our Mission Poppable hashtag with Designer Challenge 45 and have been delighted with the projects posted. For the June challenge our winner (by random draw) is Marie Stuart. Her rocket ship card is out of this world!

Each challenge will bring a new mission and you have a month to complete it. You are welcome to post more than one card for the mission, which will increase your chances to win by random draw.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "Tag Books." Make sure your card features our die(s) heavily and includes either the Tag Book or the Circle Tag Book. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. If posting in the Facebook group, please add it to the photo album for this month's challenge, which you'll find in the Media section of the group. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (August 4, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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4th of July Tiny Trees Pop-up Card

Here's an idea for a 4th of July card using our Tiny Trees Pop-up die set. 

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This card measures 4" x 6.75" when closed and can be mailed in a No. 10 business envelope. For the front of the card I used our Slim Flaps and Frames, Alphabet and stars from the Surprise Ball Pop-up and Paper Frames Pop-up.

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Open the card to reveal two Tiny Trees with patriotic styling. The background is created by cutting the smaller crosshatch rectangle from the Long Rectangles - Crosshatch set six times. The banners come from the Slim Flaps and Frames and the letters for USA were taken from the word "Treasured" in our Word Set 11- Treasure set. The labels are from the Paper Frames Pop-up.

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To create the "happy 4th" greeting I used the "happy" from Word Set 7 - Autumn plus the Numbers set. To make the Stars and Stripes foliage pieces I first glued white stars (Paper Frames Pop-up) to a piece of blue cardstock and then cut the foliage pieces from it. Similarly, I cut thin strips of white cardstock, glued the strips to red cardstock, and then cut the foliage from the resulting striped cardstock.

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Want to give this card a try? Papers and cardstocks are from my stash. Dies and other supplies:

 


Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 46 - Set the Scene!

Welcome to our June Designer Challenge with a theme of SET THE SCENE! I challenged the team to create cards featuring a scene of some sort. Their cards are as amazing as always.

For my card I created a Tiny House Pop-up scene that incorporates a second pop-up, the Spinner Square Pop-up, attached to the side of the house to elevate and animate the greeting label. As the card opens the house pops up and the label spins slightly.

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Learn how to make this card by watching the full YouTube video here:

The card measures 4.25" x 5.5" when closed and will fit in an A2 envelope for mailing. For the front decoration I made a very simple lead-in by repeating elements from the card's interior. 

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Once opened the full scene is revealed. The Tiny House pops up, bringing the Tiny Tree with it and also engaging the Spinner Square, which lifts and rotates the greeting. Attached to the greeting label is a butterfly charm from the Backyard Charms, attached with small jump rings. The hello greeting is from Word Set 6.

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The Tiny House roof die has an optional built-in stamp layer. Simply ink the die before die cutting and the shingle pattern will be stamped on the roof during the die cutting process.

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Ready to give this card a try? The patterned papers are Carta Bella Farmhouse Market. Here are the dies and other supplies used:

NOTE: Amazon links are affiliate links where I receive a small commission on the sale at no cost to you. 


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Now let's take a look at the awesome scenes created by our talented design team. For each of these cards there is a full blog post, supply list and, for some of the cards, a video as well. Click the designer's name to visit the blog post, which will open in a new window.

Fran Sabad combined the royalty dies with the new Slim Flaps and Frames for a stunning castle scene. The details are incredible! Definitely click over to Fran's blog to see all of the photos of this amazing card. Wow!

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Karen Aicken created a shadow box front for her slimline card and then filled it with a gorgeous layered die cut scene. This looks ready to go on the wall as art! Make sure you click to her blog to see the interactive interior of the card. Stunning!

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Kelly Booth made an orchard of cute tiny pink trees and then strung banners between them for an adorable birthday card. On her blog post you'll see the card's front and more angles to view all of the details of this sweet card.

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Sandy Diller used the Fancy Label Accordion as a backdrop for a whole farm in a card. This is such a great illustration of how the decorator pieces from several sets can combine together for beautiful scenery. Click to Sandy's blog to see a video of this card in action.

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Frances Byrne created a lovely picnic vista in a top fold slimline card. This card combines several of our die sets and uses the Mini Pops Pop-up to animate the trees and picnic basket. I love all the details in this and especially how the blanket crosses into the background of the card as well. Click to Frances's blog to see more.

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Lois Bak created an entire enchanted forest for here cute fence-perching fairies. This uses the Mushroom Tiny House Add-ons with the Tiny House and also the Tiny Trees. There are so many lovely details to this card and the front is equally stunning so head over to Lois's blog for a peek.

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Hopefully this month's cards have you longing for wide open spaces! Join us next month on July 7, 2021 when we'll be taking on the challenge to create Tag Books. 

We started our Mission Poppable hashtag with last month's challenge and have been delighted with the projects posted. For the May challenge our winner (by random draw) is Suzanne S. with an adorable little purple Tiny House card that you can see on her blog here

Each challenge will bring a new mission and you have a month to complete it. You are welcome to post more than one card for the mission, which will increase your chances to win by random draw.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "Set the Scene." Make sure your card features our die(s) heavily. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. Be sure to use the hashtag so we can find your card. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (July 7, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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Karen Burniston (KB Riley) with Sassy and Crafty Instagram and Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Karen Burniston (KB Riley) & Sassy and Crafty 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 Karen Burniston (KB Riley) website or one of two $25 Gift Certificates to use on Sassy and Crafty website.
 
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 Saturday 15th May 2021.
 
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For my card I created a 5x6 window card and used the Bitty Ball Pop-up die set with the billboard technique and then decorated with the Sassy and Crafty Read, Relax, Repeat stamp set. To make the window, billboard and circle embellishments I used our Crosshatch Circles set. For the closure I used our Flap and Closure die set.
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The billboard technique is a great way to use either of our pop-up ball dies to animate a large canvas to hold stamped images.
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Tanya made two awesome cards for the hop. This first one uses our new Slim Flaps and Frames die set to make a 4x9 four panel slimline. 
 
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Inside she's animated the Sassy and Crafty Cheers stamp set using our Mini Pops Pop-up die set.
 
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Tanya also made a second card and it's a stunner! For the front of this 5x7 card she added to opposite flaps from our Flap and Closure die, surrounding a Crosshatch Circle and Thank You. 
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Inside is pure magic! Tanya used our Photo Collage Pop-up to animate the Sassy and Crafty Sugar Rush stamp set. She used our big script You're Sweet! greeting, plus our Border Blends-Party. Amazing!
 
Ready to keep hopping? Here are the participants in the blog hop. Be sure to leave comments to be in the running to win website cash from both companies. 
 
 

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 45 - NEW!

Happy May! 

This month we're focusing on our April 2021 collection of dies. My video tutorial is the assembly video for our new Slim Flaps and Frames die set. This die set creates the flaps to subdivide a 4x9 slimline into four flaps, suitable for holding several of our pop-ups. In the video I show how to use it with our Upsy Daisy Pop-up die set.

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Learn how to make this card by watching the full assembly video:

My card measures 4" x 9" in the closed position. Instead of using magnets to keep the flaps closed I opted for a wrap twine closure where I added a small flap at the bottom and the washers/spacers from the Flap and Closure die set.

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Inside I've used the Upsy Daisy Pop-up to make three pop-up scalloped squares. I also used the Garden Charms die set for some of the decorations and our Happy Spring as the greeting.

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The two patterned papers I used are older ones from my stash. The large floral/medallion print is SEI. The small blue floral print is Echo Park. This card, however, lends itself well to any colors/patterns/theme. Simply use the video as a template for your own customization. Ready to give it a try? Here are the products I used in the video:

Now let's take a look at the incredible cards made by the Design Team for this month's challenge.

Kelly Booth used the challenge as the inspiration to make a special birthday card for her brother. Kelly demonstrates perfectly how well new dies integrate with previously released dies. She's used the new Tiny Trees Pop-up along with the Tent Pop-up and others. Click her name to visit her blog post and see more photos, including the cute way she hung the Camping Charms lantern from the tree. Also follow her on Instagram @kellybooth

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Karen Aicken has featured the new Tiny House Pop-up and Happy Mother's Day greeting in a gorgeous card. You'll want to click her name to see the blog post, which includes a video walkthrough of her card. Karen shows off the way the roof die also stamps a shingle pattern onto the roof - all in one step! Follow Karen on Instagram @karenaicken

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Fran Sabad created a whole kingdom in one card featuring the new Waterfall Card die plus all of royalty dies. She used the Flowers Pattern Plate as the card background and created beautiful scenes in each panel of the waterfall. Be sure to click her name to see the rest of the photos and follow her on Instagram @fransabad

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Sandy Diller had the perfect stamp set to show off with a horizontal Waterfall Card but the stamps were too large for the panels. Sandy cleverly made larger panels to allow her to still use the mechanism of the die to animate the cake disappearing. How delightful! Make sure you click her name to see the video of this card in action. You can also follow Sandy on Instagram @diller_sandy

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Lois Bak knew what she wanted to do for the challenge because the team posts their cards the day before. That made it May the 4th and her love for all things pop culture inspired her choice to decorate with Luke, Chewie and the gang. She's used the Waterfall Card die set in a slimline card. Be sure to click her name to see the rest of the photos on her blog.

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Frances Byrne was inspired by a comment from former team member Shelly Hickox musing that the Tiny House Pop-up would work wonderfully as Dorothy's house in Oz. Frances had the perfect stamps to create the idea and used the Slim Flaps and Frames with two flaps joined to create a center flap large enough for the house. She also used the Tiny Trees Pop-up in the bottom flap. Click her name to see more of this card. Also follow her on Instagram @stampowl

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

Many of you have been following my blog and monthly challenges all the way back to my licensed artist days with other companies. To reward the members of our mailing list I started doing a "Secret Word Giveaway" every month and any blog comments that incorporated the secret word were entered into a monthly drawing for free dies. This last year we took away the requirement to use the secret word and instead we just draw a name from all blog comments to win a $50 credit to our website. Well we're changing it up!

Starting this month, we're splitting the prize and you can enter (and win) either or both ways. Leave a comment on this blog post to be in the running for a $25 credit to our website. I will announce the winner in the next month's newsletter and by e-mail. 

Your other way to win is by taking on the challenge to make your own challenge card. It can be inspired by my video or by any of the team's cards or it can be your own original take on the challenge theme. We're calling this monthly challenge "Mission Poppable."

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own card following this month's challenge theme of "New Dies." You must incorporate at least one new die from our  APRIL 2021 RELEASE into your card. Post your card on Instagram using the hashtag #missionpoppable OR on our Facebook Group Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps OR both. Be sure to use the hashtag so we can find your card. You have until the next Designer Challenge date (June 2, 2021) to complete your mission. This message will not self-destruct because I don't know how to do that.

We will choose a winner by random draw from all the cards for a $25 credit to our website. The winner will be contacted via messenger or e-mail. 

Make sure if you're posting on the Karen Burniston Pop-up Peeps Facebook Group that you follow the rules of the group. Outside product is allowed, but not for the pop-up portion of the card. Cards posted on the group must heavily feature our brand. You can find us on Instagram @karenburnistonbrand and also my personal account @karenburniston

Happy Crafting!

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