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.

ThanksALatteOvalFrames

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.

BirthdayCircleTagBook

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.

YoureSweetIceCreamSundae

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!


Two Crafty Chicks Pop-up Cards Class - April 2019

Hi Crafters,

I'll be in Sulphur, Louisiana next weekend teaching a pop-up card class at the Two Crafty Chicks crop event. I'll also be demoing with a full trunk show at the Scrap Attack booth.

You do not need to be registered for the crop to take the classes. They've opened it up to everyone, so if you're in the area and want to take the class, e-mail me at karenburniston@gmail.com for an invoice. The class fee is $33 and includes the pre-cut pieces to assemble both cards, plus you'll take home a Circle Tag Book Pop-up die set ($28 value). If you already own the die we can swap out after class.

IceCreamSundae

BirthdayCircleTagBook

Students should bring these basic tools to class: 

Scissors
All your favorite adhesives - glue with a fine tip, tape runner, 0.25” double-sided tape, mini-glue dots and pop dots
Paper piercer
Tweezers or a Quickstik for placing small pieces
Pen or pencil
Phone, camera or tablet for taking photos
Optional: brown ink and a blending tool for brushing edges, Wink of Stella (or similar) glitter pen for making things shiny

 

Need some inspiration for what to do with your new Circle Tag Book Pop-up die set? The theme of the event is Beauty and the Beast and there will be areas to take themed photos. I thought it would be fun to style our Princess & Mermaid die set as Belle. 

SpringCircleTagBookBoth

To make a more Belle-esque face I used the stencil feature on the princess die to add eyes, nose and mouth and then enlarged the eyes freehand and drew in lips and eyebrows.  The title was made by combining Happy Spring and the Numbers die sets.

SpringCircleTagBookClosed

The patterned papers are both from 49 and Market. (Passage and Garden Seeds) The greeting stamp is a retired design from Simon Says Stamp. My friend Fran visited last month so I added a photo of us.

SpringCircleTagOpen SpringCircleTag
Here are the four dies I used.


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.

WovenBasketFromTheHeart

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.

RockinRectangleBirthday

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!

image from karenburniston.typepad.com

 


Class Projects - Scrapp'n Savvy January 2019

On Wednesday I'll be teaching at Scrapp'n Savvy with our brand new release. Both class sessions are sold out, but I do teach at Scrapp'n Savvy once a quarter, so check the teaching events portion of our monthly newsletter for dates.

Everything in the kits is pre-cut so we only have to focus on assembly and you will not need to use your included die set, the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up in class.

That's the good news.

The bad news is that the shipment of new dies is still en route to Kansas and will not arrive to Texas in time for class. We're very sorry. So we'll need you to pick up your Rockin' Rectangle die set next week from the store and if that's inconvenient we will mail it to you. The trunk show will go on as normal with our other 73 dies being available to purchase and take home and the 18 new ones can be purchased with the class-day special and then picked up next week.

So let's look at what you'll be making.

Our first card features the Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up, the new Feathered Animals (turkey), Spring Animals (chick) and Tiny Accessories 2 (outfits). This is a fun "hello" card to send to a girlfriend. The little pieces to make the animals are small. You'll definitely want your fine glue and a pair of tweezers or a quick stick. The purses have brads, so bring a paper piercer.

RR Bird Hello Card

Our second card is a beautiful "thanks" bouquet using our new Woven Basket Box Card die set and a greeting from Word Set 1. Many thanks to Fran Sabad for giving me permission to teach a card heavily inspired by one of hers. Once again you'll want your fine glue for assembly and if you like sparkly flower centers, bring your Wink of Stella glitter pen or some Stickles.

WovenBasketThanksCard

Our final card will be a Heart Pivot Panels card that you can use as a Valentine or as an anytime card for someone you love. It is accessorized with our new Word Set 9 - Love and our Crosshatch Rectangles. Once again you'll want your fine glue and a paper piercer for the brads.

HeartPivotXOXO

Here are the class supplies you'll need:

  • Scissors
  • All manner of adhesives including tape runner, glue capable of a fine line, thin double-sided tape (1/4" is good), miniature glue dots and pop dots.
  • Paper piercer
  • Tweezers or Quik Stick for placing small pieces
  • Print out the pictures from this blog post OR save them to your phone or tablet for reference during class.
  • Optional extras - Wink of Stella (or similar) glitter pen, Inks for edges (a little brown on the turkey looks nice!), ball stylus and a piece of fun foam for shaping flowers if that's your thing

And one last thing - I have to extend a HUGE thank you to Becky Morehead for spending Saturday at my house helping me cut kits. The pieces really add up when you're teaching entirely with die cuts - something that I will often discover AFTER the design phase, when I start writing down exactly what needs to be cut for each card. GULP!

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Class Projects - Kaitlyn's Crop 2018

Hey Kaitlyn's Crop students - here are the photos of the two cards we'll make in Friday's class.

Your class kits will include the Circle Charm Pop-up die set and if you already own it I'll swap you out for a different die. All pieces will be pre-cut for class to keep us on time.

Card #1 features the Circle Charm Pop-up for a birthday card. This card also uses the Circles - Crosshatch, Ovals - Crosshatch, Birthday Charms and the smaller decorator cupcake from the Cupcake Pop-up die set. The cardstock is Bazzill, papers are Echo Park, and greeting stamp is Verve.

KC_CircleCharmCupcake

The other card will be a Tag Book Pop-up featuring the Tropical Scene and Sea Animals. The cardstock is Bazzill, papers are Echo Park, and greeting stamp is Stampin' Up!

KC_TagBookSea

Please bring to class:

  • Print-outs of the two class cards OR have them loaded onto your tablet or phone OR plan to take a photo of the originals when you arrive
  • Scissors
  • All your favorite adhesives - tape runner, strong double-sided tape (6mm or 0.25" is the best size), mini glue dots, fine-tip glue pen or bottle.
  • Paper Piercer
  • Optional - you are always welcome to bring inks for brushing edges.
  • Optional - tweezers for placing small pieces.
  • Optional - Wink of Stella clear glitter pen - for making things sparkly!

It's going to be a fun class! See you Friday!


Class Projects - Croppin' Bug June 2018

Happy Sunday! 

Next Saturday, June 16, 2018, I'll be at Croppin' Bug in La Marque, Texas (just south of Houston) teaching a pop-up card class from 9am to noon featuring brand new dies from our Spring collection. Here are the projects and "what to bring" list for students.

NOTE: Normally you are instructed to bring your die cutting machine to cut some pieces using the die set included in your kit. However, because of the number of pieces in each card, I have elected to pre-cut all the pieces for the kits to make class go faster. You do not need to bring your die cutting machine to class. You will still receive the Circle Charm Pop-up die set in your kit, but you will not be required to use it during class.

We will start with the Circle Charm Pop-up card, featuring the new Sweet Treats Charms and Word Set 6 - Summer. We also make use of the new crosshatch shape dies.


CC_CircleCharmSummer

Next up, a Tent Pop-up Card. If you need a last-minute Father's Day card this will work wonderfully, but the greeting is generic so you'll be able to use it for any occasion and the colors are gender-neutral. This card also uses the Camping Charms and the nested crosshatch shape dies.

CC_TentEnjoyToday

Our final card is the Upsy Daisy Pop-up card, assembled in a slide style. There are so many ways to use this die set! Once again it is embellished with the nested crosshatch shape dies. Also used are Word Set 6 and the vine from the Flowers and Bee die set. 

CC_UpsyDaisyHelloSlide
What to watch:

If you'd like a preview of these die mechanisms and how they work, feel free to watch the assembly videos before class.

Please bring to class:

  • Print-outs of the three class cards OR have them loaded onto your tablet or phone OR plan to take a photo of the originals when you arrive
  • Scissors
  • All your favorite adhesives - tape runner, strong double-sided tape (6mm or 0.25" is the best size), mini glue dots, fine-tip glue pen or bottle.
  • Paper Piercer
  • Black pen - for coloring the beak and legs of the flamingo. (Note - an alcohol or fine-tip permanent marker works best on the coated pink cardstock)
  • White gel pen - for the lines on the tree stump.
  • Optional - alcohol marker in a pink tone (I used a Copic RV25) to tint the brads on the summer card
  • Optional - you are always welcome to bring inks for brushing edges.
  • Optional - tweezers for placing small pieces.
  • Optional - Wink of Stella clear glitter pen - for making things sparkly!

It's going to be a fun class! Hope you can join us!


Class Projects - Scrapp'n Savvy May 2018

I'll be at Scrapp'n Savvy this Wednesday teaching a pop-up card class featuring brand new dies from our Spring collection. Here are the projects and "what to bring" list for students.

NOTE: Normally you are instructed to bring your die cutting machine to cut some pieces using the Circle Charm Pop-up die set included in your kit. Unfortunately, although the new release dies are en route to our home office in Kansas, they will not arrive by Wednesday. Your class kit dies will be delivered to Scrapp'n Savvy a few days after class. My apologies. Because of this, all pieces have been pre-cut for you and you will not need to bring a die cutting machine to class.

ClassCardCircleCharmSummer ClassCardUpsyDaisyHello ClassCardTentDad

On the Tent card, the "Dad" greeting is optional. I will bring the stamp with me to class and students who plan to use the card for Father's Day can stamp their square. 

Please bring to class:

  • Print-outs of the three class cards OR have them loaded onto your tablet or phone OR plan to take a photo of the originals when you arrive
  • Scissors
  • All your favorite adhesives - tape runner, double-sided tape, mini glue dots, fine-tip glue pen or bottle.
  • Paper Piercer
  • Black pen - for coloring the beak and legs of the flamingo
  • White gel pen - for the lines on the tree stump and the dots on the heart
  • Optional - alcohol marker in a pink tone (I used a Copic RV25) to tint the brads on the summer card
  • Optional - you are always welcome to bring inks for brushing edges. For example, the edges of the rocks would look great with some dark gray or black ink.
  • Optional - tweezers for placing small pieces.
  • Optional - Wink of Stella clear glitter pen - for making things sparkly!

 


Feb 2018 Class Cards - Scrapp'n Savvy

This Tuesday I'll be at Scrapp'n Savvy teaching two sessions of this card class. Both sessions are sold out, which is really very kind of all my regular students, who sign up for my classes without having any clue what they'll be making. (Thanks, my friends!)

We'll be making a coffee card, using the new Coffee Cup Pop-up, Coffee Charms and accessorizing with square from the Spinner Square. The greeting square can be flipped if you prefer to change out the greeting and make it more of a hot chocolate/apple cider card. The finished card measures 5" x 5.5" and can be mailed in an A7 envelope.

CoffeeCard

We'll also be making a birthday card using the Cake Pop-up, accessorized with Happy Birthday and labels from the Katherine Label Pop-up. The finished card measures 4.5" square and can be mailed in an A7 envelope.

EatMoreCakeCard

You'll be receiving the Spinner Square die in your class kits, and you will do some of the cutting on this card with your die. This card uses the Spinner Square Pop-up, Sea Animals, Palm Tree and Tropical Scene dies. The finished card measures 4.25" x 5.5" and can be mailed in an A2 envelope.

YouMakeMeSmile

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
  • Black pen to color in the crab's eyes. 
  • Save the card photos to your tablet or phone OR print them out to refer to in class.
  • Optional - brayer to press down glued items
  • Optional decorating items - inks for edges, Wink of Stella or similar glitter pen

See you Tuesday!


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.

PenguinBirthdayCard
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.

KittyCard

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.

HelloTagBookCard

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:


Pop-ups 3 Ways - Class projects

Happy Pi Day! I am supposed to be posting a pi/pie-themed card today for the Paper Pros challenge in honor of Pi Day, but preparing the class kits for tomorrow's "Pop-ups 3 Ways" class at Scrapp'n Savvy took much longer than expected, so I ran out of time to make a card. Instead, I'm posting the photos for tomorrow's class.

This class focuses on three different ways to make pop-up cards - with templates, with dies and with SVG files.

For the template card, I took inspiration from a card made by my cousin Jessica. I added an extra element of interactivity by incorporating a spinner cut on the upper fold. As the card opens, one of the flowers spins up above the card. 

FancyFoldSpinnerCard

For the die card, I used the Lucy Label Pop-up die set along with the Hot Air Balloon die set for a birthday card. 

PopUpLucyLabelBirthdayCard

For the SVG card, I converted one of my earliest Sizzix dies, the Pop-up House, into an SVG file that can be cut on all the major electronic cutting machines. 

PopUpHouseCardStudents should bring the following tools/supplies to class:

Scissors
Fine glue bottle/pen
Pop dots
Tape runner/tape
Scoring tool & ruler
Craft knife & cutting mat
Paper piercer
Sanding block
Die cutting machine with plates/platforms for wafer-thin dies
Removable tape to hold dies in place (or magnetic platform if you prefer)
Wink of Stella pen for sparkle (optional)
Inks for edges (optional)
Photos of the cards from this blog or from the e-mail (print or access on a phone or tablet) - you do not need to print the templates - they will be provided in class

 

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