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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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

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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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

Mushroom Fairy Garden inside close

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.


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!

image from karenburniston.typepad.com

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!
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.
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.



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:

Karen Burniston <----- YOU ARE HERE

Lois Bak