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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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 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 April 2021 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC April Release Blog Hop. The Design Team and I have come together today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 12 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:
5 new Interactive Die Sets - Waterfall Card; Tiny House Pop-up; Mushroom Tiny House Add-Ons; Tiny Trees Pop-up; Flower Pivot Panels
3 new sentiment sets - Happy Mother's Day; Happy Father's Day & Welcome
1 new Charm Set - Tool Charms
1 new Stand Alone Die Set - Picnic Elements
1 new Slimline Die Set - Slim Flaps & Frames
Dies are available to order now on the website.
 
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To celebrate the release each stop on the hop will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments, 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 26th 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!
 
For my post I'm sharing the Assembly Videos for the Tiny House Pop-up, Mushroom Tiny House Add-ons and Tiny Trees Pop-up.

The Tiny House Pop-up makes an adorable little pop-up house that also features a roof die that is also a stamp! Simply add ink to the die before die cutting and the shingle pattern will be automatically stamped onto the piece during the die cutting process. This is a wonderful new advance in die technology and look for more of these types of hybrid dies in future releases.


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With the Mushroom Tiny House Add-ons set you can convert the Tiny House into a Mushroom House. 

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Another brand new die set that coordinates well with the Tiny House and Mushroom Tiny House is the new Tiny Trees Pop-up. Learn the assembly of this die here:

The Tiny Trees Pop-up die set includes 16 individual dies to make decorating for any season a breeze. This die set also includes a nifty fold splitter to move the trees off of the center fold and collapse them at different angles. This allows for multiple trees to be installed in the same card and at locations off of the center fold for a realistic orchard scene. Make sure you check out our Tree Fruit die if you like the Tiny Trees Pop-up.

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Ready to keep on hopping? Here are the links to the other stops on the hop:

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