Memorial Day Card and Free Shipping

Wishing everyone a blessed and safe Memorial Day Weekend. Within our family there is military service on both sides, including three late grandparents who fought in WWII, plus John's father (pararescue in Vietnam) and many uncles and cousins. We honor all of their service as well as the patriotism and sacrifice of all veterans and their families.

We are offering free shipping on our website for US orders between now and Monday, May 25, 2020. No code is needed. While you're there, be sure to also check out our new Pop-up Perks Program, a way to earn reward points. You'll find a purple "rewards" box in the lower right corner of our website for signing up. 

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I wanted to make a Memorial Day card using our new Paper Frames Pop-up die set. My son Karl was in the room fixing my computer as I was planning the card. I knew I wanted to fashion an Uncle Sam outfit for one of our animal dies.

ME: Karl, what's the most patriotic animal?

KARL: A bald eagle.

ME: Oh yeah. Duh.

This card measure 3.75" tall by 6" wide when closed. I used a 1/2" corner chomper to round the corners. The Tiles Pattern Plate for the front of the card was cut out of white cardstock and then inked in patriotic colors. The labels and banners come included in the Paper Frames Pop-up die set.


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Open the card to reveal the pop-up. Once again I used the Tiles Pattern Plate, but this time in the same blue as the card so it would be a tone-on-tone effect. I decorated with white stars. Our Alphabet set is used for the USA letters. 

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The eagle is made with a combination of a Spring Animals chick head/legs and Winter Animals penguin body, plus the top hat and bow tie from Tiny Accessories 1. I used a decorator label in the Paper Frames set to cut a window on each side of the pop-up that I backed with a piece of the Tiles Pattern Plate. 

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Here are the instructions for making the Uncle Sam eagle:

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Want to give this card a try? It will also work well as a 4th of July card. Here are the products I used:

 


Karen Burniston April 2020 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to launch week for our April 2020 release of eight new die sets. The dies are available to order TODAY from our website with shipping starting April 13, 2020 in the order received.

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Some customers have been asking if we are able to ship product during the nationwide Stay at Home orders and the answer is yes! Our dies ship from Topeka, Kansas and our warehouse is located on the large country property of Tanya, my business partner, where she also has her home. All orders are picked up by the postal service. 

To launch our release week we're having a blog hop with our team today. Many thanks to Frances Byrne for putting everything together for us and collecting all the team blog links. In addition to the great inspiration on the hop, we're giving away prizes! Here are the details:

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To celebrate the release each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members, plus me, 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, April 13th 2020. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter!

My video today is an introduction to the collection. Throughout this week I'll be posting assembly videos for the new dies.

We have an interactive flip catalog featuring this collection as well as the seven dies release in November. In other good news, the very popular Surprise Ball Pop-up is back in stock!

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Here are some of the cards from the video:

This card features the new Paper Frames Pop-up, Tiles Pattern Plate and the Cruise Charms. The Paper Frames Pop-up is a completely generic pop-up die suitable for any occasion. This card measures 5x5 square.

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Here's the Paper Frames Pop-up again, this time in a standard A2 sized card. It features the Flowers Pattern Plate layered over strips of cardstock in rainbow order. I inked the pop-up to match the rainbow and then decorated with the Ocean Animals, Tiny Accessories 2, the tiara from the Treasure Charms, and Word Sets 6 and 10.

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The Pattern Plates are just perfect for making quick card fronts for the pop-ups. On this card I used a full Flowers Pattern Plate in black on the front of the green A2-sized card. Then I cut another Flowers Pattern Plate out of white and chopped it into individual flowers, layering them over the top to make a custom pattern. An oval from our Crosshatch Ovals and our Happy Spring greeting finished out the card front along with some crepe ribbon.

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As explained in the video, the new Treasure Chest die set is not a pop-up die, but it does have an interactive element because the lid can be hinged to open. When you combine the Treasure Chest with our Parcel Pop-up die set you can create pop-up treasure chest cards like this one. This features the Swirls and Tiles Pattern Plates layered together for the front of the card. I also mixed in our Sea Animals, Treasure Charms, Word Set 11 and Cruise Charms.

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Ready to hop on? Here are the stops on the hop. Remember, each stop has a $25 gift credit to our website to give away randomly to a commenter, so leave comments on all the blogs to increase your chances. The drawings will take place on April 13, 2020. Best of luck!

Karen Burniston <---- YOU ARE HERE
 

During these unusual times we highly encourage shopping through your local stores whenever possible. We have already started shipping dies to the stores, so you may be able to get your new dies faster through a store in your area offering curbside pick-up or shipping. If you are sadly without a local store, you'll find the new dies available for order starting today on our website. Here are links to the new dies and other dies shown in the video: