This month’s Karen Burniston’s Design Challenge is Celebrate – with Frame Edges! I chose the Katie Label Accordion Album with the matching Katie Stars Frame Edges – and it’s a shaker card! This “too cute to be scary” vampire is from the Haunt Ya Later set in the Holiday Mini. He’s surrounded by Black Glimmer paper stars – the same stars from the frame – sequins, and some long glitter. (I”m not really sure what to call it!) The vampire is colored with Copics. I used the retired SU bat punch with more Glimmer paper and a BIG jewel!
The colors are a bit muted in the pictures because of the glare from the window sheet on the shaker. The purple is Elegant Eggplant. I love how the space on the Katie Label die accommodates so many things! Check out Karen’s Facebook Page to see the rest of the team’s designs! Hugs, Fran
One of the Copic classes I took at Kit and Clowder is a Whimsical Project class. This is one of the images from TiddlyInks, Fairy Sunny, that we colored. I put it on a Pop It Ups Rectangular Accordion Album die by Karen Burniston and it fit perfectly! I love when I can use my practice images! The card is cut from Soft Sky cardstock and has a Whisper White Katie Label Flourish Edge die from Pop It Ups around it.
On the inside I used a sentiment from the hostess set Bloom with Hope. It’s my favorite sentiment! “When my mind wanders, I eventually find it thinking of you.” So perfect for so many things!
I love that the image fit on this die – and I love being able to use it for something other than my
pile collection of practice pieces! Hugs, Fran
Lot’s of new things here! The stamp set is Mother’s Love and is in the Occasions Mini. It has great sentiments – and some beautiful flowers. The paper is the Something Borrowed Designer Series paper (also in the Occasions Mini – page 42 – check it out! It’s beautiful!) AND the Katie Label die from Karen Burniston is a wonderful die to showcase all these pretty products!
I even added some of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim – just because it all goes together so well. Hugs, Fran
Today starts the Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge for December. We were challenged to pick a holiday and make a card. I chose New Years and Thanksgiving. So here is New Years!. For New Years, I used Karen’s Katie Label Accordion die turned from portrait to landscape. The video instructions can be found here. The wonderful thing about this technique is that I could easily use Stampin Up’s Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper! I embossed the stars and sentiment from Bright & Beautiful in gold embossing powder and die cut them with the matching Framelits.
For the middle panel, I just omitted the line about Christmas. The little stars come from the negative part of Karen’s Star Edges. It makes a very shiny New Year’s wish!
Karen Burniston’s Challenge – number 3! Blue! I found a lovely poem about snow and growing old and printed it on to Whisper White card stock then die cut it with a die from Karen’s Katie Label Pivot die. The Designer Series paper is All is Calm from Stampin Up’s Holiday mini.
Inside is the Garden Bench, Tree for All Season and Happy Birthday Pop It Ups! To make the Happy Birthday curve across the snow, I simply ran it through my Xyron and the addition of adhesive made it easy to bend.
Can you see all the sparkly Dazzling Details snow? I used acrylic paint to paint some of the branches and added “snow” to the bench and tree (and me, of course!) Hugs, Fran
It’s a Masculine challenge for the Karen Burniston team – and I’m starting off with a nutcracker and the Katie Label Accordion die. I used the Katie Holly Frame Edge in Garden Green around the edges. The Nutcracker is from Stampin’ Up’s Santa Stache and he’s colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.
Stamp Sets – Santa Stache
Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Under the Tree Designer Series Paper
Ink – Memento Tux Black, Cherry Cobbler and Skin Tone Blendies
Etc – Pop It Ups Katie Label Accordion die, Katie Holly Frame Edge die, Gold Brads
Hope over to Karen’s Facebook Page to see all the other wonderful ideas from the other talented team members! Hugs, Fran
Here’s a simple Pivot card using Karen Burniston’s Katie Label Accordion die, a die from the Evergreen Pivot Card dies and Stampin Up’s Under the Tree Designer Series paper. The paper is a specialty paper is very heavy – wonderful for these types of cards.
The sentiment is from Cheerful Tags.
Stamp Set – Cheerful Tags
Card stock – Whisper White, Garden Green, Under the Tree DSP
Ink – Cherry Cobbler
Etc – Katie Label Accordion, Evergreen Pivot Card, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green buttons, Linen thread, Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities (to color the pearls).
Love the look of this DSP! Hugs, Fran