This month the Karen Burniston Design Challenge is “Home for the Holidays.”
For my first card, I went with the House Pivot die and did a triple pivot. The papers are EDC Shimmer Sheets on the left and Stampin Up’s Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the two greens matched perfectly! Since each paper is delicate, I started with a white card base and adhered them to that. And yes, on the foil vellum I added the tiniest bit of glue under each tree and let it dry! It’s Christmas! The greeting is Lots of Joy. The bottom “snow” is EDC Cool White glitter.
It’s very shiny! That’s my reflection in the center 🙂 On the inside we find the neighbors – Jolly and Jolly – singing Christmas carols!
The neighborhood has an embossed tree. Very fancy for these parts!
The mice live in brick houses- no plain mice holes around here!.
Each Jolly sports a Santa Hat with a sequin and a hand cut music book.
The Doily is made with the Paris Edges die. The Jolly’s are ready for a fun evening!
Make sure to check out all the other Holiday Designs by visiting Karen Burniston’s Facebook page – Karen Burniston, Designer.
I’m still using sparkly, shiny card stock! I need a gift card holder for the season – always need them – so I pulled out some Brushed Silver card stock, some retired silver embossed Designer Series paper and Karen Burniston’s Pop It Ups dies and made this one.
Jolly the Mouse and Rudy the Reindeer are rockin’ out as they help Santa load the Pop It Up Sleigh with gift card holder! The sleigh is Red Foil and Red Glimmer paper. Rudy’s IPod is hand cut and the little records are circle punches. The nice thing about this Pop It Up is it has a little side Pop It Up stand for Rudy.
Jolly has his Santa glasses on 🙂 Rudy’s nose is coated with Crystal Effects. Lots of shine – lots of fun! Hugs, Fran
This month’s challenge was to use one of Karen’s videos as the start of our cards! I chose Karen’s Pop It Ups Spiral Pull Card video for this one.
Here is Jolly the Mouse waiting for Christmas on the front of a Spiral Pull Card and a clock using the Clock and Gears die. The paper is Stampin Up’s Season of Cheer Designer Series paper. The card size is 6 x 8.
When you open the card, candy canes spiral out! The canes are “double sided” so it looks nice on both sides.
Even though Jolly is on both sides, he’s got a candy cane on the front and…..
a present on the other side. Doesn’t he look excited! Make sure you check out the other ideas from the team on Karen’s Facebook page.
This card is fashioned after one Caz Counsell made when these dies were first introduced. I used the Merry & Bright stamp on the front and…
2 Jollys on the inside! They are loading Santa’s sleigh – with a gift card behind them. This Sleigh die is so much fun and I just love Jolly! On the right “Jolly”, I snipped off his tail (“cut off his tail with a carving knife” – sorry, couldn’t help it!) and tucked it in behind him so it wouldn’t stick out of the card.
I could have made a card for each member of the team and hopefully we’ll do something like this again. In the meantime, check out everyone’s creations on Karen’s Facebook page! Hugs, Fran