April 2019 Scrapp'n Savvy Class Projects

Happy Easter everyone!

I'll be at Scrapp'n Savvy this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 teaching two sessions of this quarter's Pop-up Cards class. All pieces are pre-cut in the kit and you also receive a die to take home. The die in your kit will be the Oval Frames Pop-up and if you already own it you'll be able to trade at the end of class for something equivalent from the trunk show.

Our first card will feature the Oval Frames Pop-up in a pretty thank-you card with a coffee theme. (Note: technically the beverages could be tea or hot cocoa, so if you want to change the theme just flip the stamped greeting oval to the blank side) The decorator dies are the Coffee Charms, Flowers & Bee and Crosshatch Ovals.

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Our next card will feature the Circle Tag Book Pop-up, decorated in a birthday theme with our Feathered Animals, Word Set 2, Birthday Charms, Tiny Accessories 1, Border Blends - Argyle and Crosshatch Circles.

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Our final card will be a bottom-fold window card with the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up. It is decorated with our Crosshatch Circles and You're Sweet die sets and features a fun elastic/bead/brad closure technique.

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Here are the tools you'll need to bring to class to make the cards:

  • Scissors
  • Glue with fine tip
  • Tape Runner
  • Pop Dots or foam tape
  • Mini glue dots (perfect for sequins)
  • Strong double-sided tape (red liner or scor tape)
  • Tweezers or a QuikStick for assembling the ostrich
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper piercer and a small piece of foam to pierce into
  • Pen or pencil
  • Brown ink and a blending tool (optional, but nice on the lids of the coffee cups)
  • Phone or tablet to take pictures of the originals OR just load the pictures from this blog post onto your phone or tablet

See you soon!


Paper Pros Challenge - Spring Fever

For our monthly no-stress just-for-fun Paper Pros challenge, the theme was set by Sandy Diller as Spring Fever. I've been teaching a lot for the last several months and have been unable to participate in the challenges, but I lucked out this month because one of my class projects for Friday fits the theme!

This Friday I'll be at Kaitlyn's Crop 2019 Spring Fling teaching a 2-card class. The class kits will also include a die. In addition, students may shop our entire line at the Scrapp'n Savvy mobile store at the crop. 

The first card features the Woven Basket Box Card die set and also incorporates decorator dies (bird, frame, heart) from the Frame Pull Pop-up. The borders and twigs come from our Border Blends - Party die set.

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The other class card is a Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up birthday card, featuring the ostrich from Feathered Animals. It also uses decorator dies from the Cupcake Pop-up, Rectangles - Crosshatch and Birthday Charms.

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All items in the kits are pre-cut. Here are the items students should bring to class:

  • Scissors
  • All your favorite adhesives including liquid glue with a fine tip, tape runner, double-sided tape (0.25" is best), miniature glue dots, pop-dots.
  • Tweezers or Quick Stik for placing small items like ostrich parts, hearts and sequins
  • Pen or pencil
  • Paper piercer and a piece of foam to pierce into
  • Bone folder
  • Optional: Wink of Stella (or similar) glitter pen
  • Optional: Inks and blending tools for brushing edges 
  • Optional (but recommended): print out the card photos for reference OR save them to your tablet to refer to in class
  • Smart phone or tablet to take photos of the hundreds of sample cards on display

If you're not taking the class but would like to check out the rest of the Paper Pros projects, you'll find the links in the left sidebar under Design Team and Paper Pros.

Happy Crafting!

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Karen Burniston Designer Challenge 18 - Love, sweet love!

Happy February!

Our newest release is in stock and shipping! If you missed the preview video of the 18 new dies you'll find it here: January 2019 Release Preview Video.

The theme for this month's challenge is Love, sweet love, in which I challenged the team to make love-themed cards that also incorporate chocolate. You'll find amazing cards by the team at the bottom of this post with links to their blog posts.

For my card and video I wanted to show the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up die set being used to lift the lid off of a box of chocolates. A clear card front allows the recipient to see the box "closed" and then open the card to lift the lid. Watch the video tutorial to learn how to make it:

This card measures 5" x 5" in the closed position so it can be mailed in an A7 envelope. Because of the bulky ribbon, I would suggest adding the extra ounce stamp (only 15 cents more) just to make sure. The heart border on the card front was made using the Border Blends - Argyle die set, blending the thin wavy border with the diamond press dot border to create the heart-shaped border.

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As the card opens the lid starts to rise up and move to the right, while the chocolate box slides to the left. 

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Once open the box lid is up in the air and the entire box of chocolates is revealed. To make the heart-shaped chocolates I die cut the decorator hearts from the Heart Pivot Panels die set, embossed them with clear powder, and then stacked them double for thickness. They sit on liners created with the smallest rectangle die in the Rockin' Rectangle set, die cut from thin white cardstock and then crimped with a tube crimper.

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Want to make your own "unboxing" card? Here are the links for the dies and other products used in the video. The red gingham paper is an older design from Pebbles: 733479 Bougainvillea. Cardstock colors are brown, maroon, red and white. You might also check for the dies at your local store. We shipped store pre-orders first so they may have already arrived in your area.

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Let's see how our talented international design team interpreted the Love, sweet love challenge. In each case, their name will link to their personal blog post, where you will find more photos, supply lists, tips, tricks and sometimes even videos. So click away for inspiration galore!

Fran Sabad has been creating amazing Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up cards and this is no exception. Look at all those fun details, including little faces on the ice cream scoops! I love how she used the Border Blends Party set, too. Adorable!

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Sandy Diller combined the Heart Pivot Panels, Circle Tag Book and gorgeous patterned papers for this vibrant Valentine. The Border Blends Party set works perfectly as an accent.

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Irene Mendes created a beautiful card dedicated to her and her husband's love of coffee and chocolate. This is a great mix of stamps and dies on a Rockin' Rectangle window card. I love the dripping chocolate!

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Kelly Booth has such skills with coloring stamped images and this delicious cookie bouquet card is no exception! I love her choice of a two-tone red Woven Basket Box Card and the extra touches, like a ribbon bow tucked into the arrangement and the XOXO greeting perched on top. 

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Frances Byrne always creates the perfect mix of stamps and dies and this month's creation is no exception. She used the new Heart Pivot Panels die set for this monster chocolate card. Adorable!

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Karen Aicken created this absolutely adorable Upsy Daisy Pop-up card featuring owls holding big donuts and I am ALL.FOR.IT! So many amazing details on this card.

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Lois Bak combined the Woven Basket Box Card with decorator dies from the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up for this Valentine extraordinaire! What a wonderfully sweet combination!

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Summer Hills-Painter created this love-filled Valentine using the Circle Tag Book, Word Set 9 and a decorator rectangle from the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up. The chocolate kisses work perfectly for the theme!

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Helen Cryer created this scrumptious Ice Cream Sundae Card with colors that make a great masculine card as well. I adore the bunting and the burlap elements.

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This was one of my favorite challenges yet! The team made such decadent cards and really showed off the possibilities with the new release. Join us next month on March 6, 2019 for a Designer Challenge theme of TINY ACCESSORIES. We will be featuring Tiny Accessories 1 and Tiny Accessories 2 in our cards.

Happy Crafting!

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January 2019 Sneak Peek Week - Border Blends

Happy Tuesday! 

Our January release is now available for pre-order on our website. Last week I started sharing the assembly videos for the new dies and have another one to share today.

As you look for inspiration for the new release, be sure to check out the blogs of our talented design team. (clickable links in the left sidebar

These are the Border Blends dies - Argyle and Party. Each set comes with three individual dies to cut positive space borders, but then they feature a tab and notch system that also allows the dies to be combined to make various combinations using the negative spaces.

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Learn how these clever dies work by watching the assembly video:

Here's a card featuring the Party set and our Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up, along with the new You're Sweet! word die.

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For this Heart Pivot Panels card, I used the Argyle Border Blends.

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Check back tomorrow for another assembly video of our new release. If you missed the summary video of the release, here it is:


January 2019 Sneak Peek Week - Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up

Happy Friday!

This week we are showing ideas for our upcoming January release, which will show up on our website for pre-order on Monday, January 21, 2019 with shipping starting January 31st.

You will find some great ideas from our talented design team (clickable links in the left sidebar) on their own blogs. On my blog this week I'll be sharing the assembly videos for the new dies to help people understand how they work.

Today's post is introducing the Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up. (All new release die links will start working on January 21st)

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The Ice Cream Sundae Pop-up came at the specific request of Corinna, who handles our social media and customer service. It was the perfect suggestion for a specific themed pop-up that could be offered at a very affordable price. (Thanks, C!) Despite having 9 individual dies that combine to make an impressive and substantial pop-up, the actual footprint of the die set is small, meaning we are able to offer it at the lowest price of any of our pop-ups to date. If you've been considering getting started with our pop-up dies this might be the perfect first choice - a die set that has a specific theme, but yet works for many occasions, includes decorator dies that can be used independently and all at a price that you'd associate with a decorator set.  Learn the assembly by watching this video:

For the video card I've added our new Border Blends - Party die set, You're Sweet sentiment greeting, and our Circles- Crosshatch.

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For the packaging samples I used the same combination of dies, except using the Squares - Crosshatch instead of the circles.

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Check back tomorrow for another assembly video of our new release. If you missed the summary video of the release, here it is: