Tag: Karen Burniston

Coffee’s Coming (and much more!)

There are new Karen Burniston dies just around the corner!  This sneak peek is the new Coffee Cup Pop Up die.  It will be available February 1 and you can see the entire collection here. I used Stampin Up’s Lots of  Love stamp set and the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP for this card.

Isn’t this fun!  The coffee cup pops up and holds a gift card!  My card is a 5 x 5 but this die will fit in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card too.  The sky is the limit!

There are so many cute extras in this set.  I know you will love it – and use it!  Enjoy the new collection.  Hugs, Fran.


Paper Pros Challenge – Tags!

The Paper Pros challenge this month is Tags!  I made this card using the Karen Burniston Tag Book die and Stampin Bella’s Skating Quartet and Winter Backdrop.  I colored all the little pieces with my Copic markers and die cut them out.  The background was stamped onto the tag and colored with Copics.  I used Simple White Nuvo Drops to create the falling snow and the snow on the trees.  The skating rink is covered with Glossy Accents.

For the inside I drew the small skating rinks and added more critters and packages.  Each rink is covered with Glossy Accents,  On the side background panels and the little background pieces, I added more snow.

It’s all finished off with ribbon and Baker’s twine.  I LOVE the Tag Book die!  Hugs, Fran

Make sure check out all the other Paper Pros cards for this challenge –

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Karen Burniston Design Team January Challenge – Birthday Banners

Birthday Banners is the Karen Burniston Design Challenge for this month!  I used the Tag Book die and it comes with the banner piece – so that was easy! The flowers are die cut using the Karen Burniston Flowers and Bee die in Real Red, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and white with some glitter embellishments in the centers.  The bee was cut out of Daffodil Delight and Vellum card stock and paper pieced together.    I cut the Tag Book in Berry Burst and added some Tutti-frutti Designer Series paper that will be in the new Occasions paper along with the stamp, Picture Perfect Birthday and the Glimmer paper.

I repeated the flowers and leaves on the inside of the Tag Book die.The DSP on the inside is from Eastern Palace Specialty paper in Lemon Lime Twist.

A little bit of sparkle trailing along the inside.

And more banners and bees.  Check out how the banner pieces have the little design in the die!  The Celebrate is from Tabs for Everything.  Hugs, Fran

You can see more cards from the entire team here! Karen will publish on Wednesday.

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com


Christmas Tags


So I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to while visiting my mother!  Since I can’t haul all my crafting supplies with me, I chose to take some cute images and my Copic markers so I could color while on my visits.  Then when I’m home, I make them into Christmas tags using Karen Burniston’s Tag Book die – just the tag part.  This tag uses a digi image from 2CuteInk and the wreath from Stampin Up’s Wondrous Wreath.  I put the little elf face up on a Mini Action Wobbler.  The berries are made with Red Berry Nuvo drops.

His glasses are coated with Glossy Accents – so cute!  Most of these tags were stamped on Xpress Blending Card and backed with Stampin Up’s Heavy white card stock.

These images are from Simon Says Stamp Christmas Squad and the snow bank is made with Karen Burniston’s Nature Edges.  The ornaments are covered with the Berry red Nuvo drops and the star is coated with Glossy Accents.

Here’s a Riley the Moose tag – Carrying Tree – paired up with some Stampin Up Quilted Christmas DSP.

And here’s a Simon Says Stamp tag using Christmas Cats with Copics and more Quilted Christmas paper.

And here I used Prisma color pencils and Gamsol on Crumb Cake card stock.  The ribbons I used are all out of my stash.

The Tag Book die is an absolute favorite of mine!  So many uses!  I’ll share some more when I return to my computer 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros December Challenge – Let’s Twist

The December Paper Pros challenge is “Let’s Twist” so of course I had to grab my Karen Burniston Twist Panel die and make some Christmas cards.  I started with the cute Riley image, Christmas Wreath.  I colored the moose twice with Copics and paper pieced his head so it pops up through the wreath.  The background paper is Stampin Up’s Be Merry DSP (from the main catalog.)  And the sentiment is a Riley sentiment from Moose Sayings 1.

But as with all of the KB Dies – the magic happens within!  Inside I used the amazing Twist Panel die and the Riley Elf Riley image.  The elves pop right out of the card when opened!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll check out what the other Pros have created for this challenge.  Hugs, Fran

 

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com
Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com
Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca
Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com
Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge – Trees Please

The December Challenge for the Karen Burniston Design Team is Trees Please.  I started with a 6 x 6 card front featuring Stampin Up’s Year of Cheer Designer paper, a foil snowflake, Snowflake sentiments stamp set and white Glimmer paper.  Everything is edged in Gold Foil paper.  and see the scallop edging on the right side – remember that 🙂   The sentiment is embossed in gold and accented with silver thread and a gold facetted gem.

When you open the card…………….

The Tree Pop Up is snowy white with gold accents.  The gold trim around the base of the tree is from the Snowman Twist Circle die and the straight scallop is from the Tag Book die.  Fun!

 

The tree pieces were done with a beaded embossing paste and dots mask.  My jar was almost empty and I really had to scrape to finish the project!  But the sparkle was worth it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll enjoy all the other team member’s projects too!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com


Happy Winter Tag Book Tag

Oh goodness, I’ve been gone for a long time!  So here you go – a post and an explanation!  This cute card uses Karen Burniston’s new Tag Book die turned so that it’s a vertical tag.  I used Stampin Up’s the beautiful Year of Cheer DSP adhered to the retired brushed gold card stock,  along with a Gold foil snowflake and the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set to decorate the front.  After covering the front of the Tag Book with the DSP, I added a foil snowflake, gold thread, then a white Glimmer paper snowflake, and a silver Faceted Gem.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then punched out with the Everyday Label punch.  The top is tied off with the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon. Sparkle!

 

The Tag Book drops open (like a tag!)  I’ve die cut the center of the two little squares and used the trim piece to sandwich the snowflake from the KB Charm set on a piece of clear fishing string and finished the inside off with a snowman from her Snowman Twist Circle die.  To make his little scarf, I die cut the hat band 4 times and pieced it together.  The die cut words are from the Winter Words die. The tag is finished off with a loop of gold floss that is long enough to go through both top circles on the closed tag so you can hang it on your package.

Here’s a close up of the details and also a better idea of the actual color!  All the sparkle was really keeping it from photographing correctly 🙂

If you’re still reading, my mother has been sick and I am taking this time to spend it with her.  I will continue to post here but it will be sporadic.  Thanks for understanding and I hope you’ll continue to check back.  Hugs always, Fran

Paper Pros Winter Birthday Challenge

 

This month’s Paper Pro Winter Birthday came just in time because Winter birthday cards and tags are a must in my household!  We have 5 December birthdays – plus some in January and February!  I used the new Karen Burniston Tag Book die turned vertically to make a birthday shaker tag.  The paper is Stampin Up’s Year of Cheer Specialty paper and Silver and Red Foil.  The flower die cut is from Altenew,  Inside the shaker piece are an assortment of sequins in white and silver.

Inside I embossed Stampin Up’s Flirty Flowers in silver to extend up the tag. I added some pretty silver ribbon and red twine to finish it off.  The twine will pull through both holes to hold it closed.  The Tag Book makes an awesome tag!  Enjoy all the other creations for this challenge by following the links below.  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Sandy Diller – http://sandydiller.blogspot.com
Donna Wright – http://oldredshed.blogspot.com
Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com
Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca Raquel Mason – http://raquelmason.blogspot.com

Caz Counsell -http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com
Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge – Gingerbread!

Thoughts of Christmas bring yummy treats to mind and today we are celebrating gingerbread AND a new die – the Tag Book die –

1023 Tag Book  I started with Real Red and a cute image from Whimsy Stamps made into a little shaker.

Inside is a scene of a Gingerbread family getting ready for Christmas.  I used the gingerbread men and Christmas tree from the Winter Charm die set.  I chose to stencil the faces that are included with the die.  The package and wreath are from the Sleigh die.

Isn’t this die fun?  It measures 3 x 6 and can be mailed.  And it’s so easy to put together!  (Big plus this time of year!)

On the back I add another tag with a holly punch design as a space to write a message.  Have fun seeing all the other gingerbread creations!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston – http://karenburniston.typepad.com

Shelly Hickox – http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com

Summer – Hills Painter – http://1craftypainter.blogspot.com

Karen Aicken – http://paintedmountaincards.blogspot.ca

Helen Cryer – http://diningroomdrawers.blogspot.com

Kelly Booth – http://cruzinkellster.blogspot.com

Frances Byrne – http://stampowl.blogspot.com

Fran Sabad – http://fransabad.com

Snowflake Sentiment Christmas Tree


There’s something about this gold paper that makes everything beautiful!  It’s called Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper and each piece has a metallic foil design.  Here I added a gold embossed sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments and a gold snowflake,  It’s a 4 1/2 x 6 card.

 

Inside is the Christmas Tree Pop Up by Karen Burniston using a gold foil Snowflake doily as a tree skirt.  The tree is decorated with gold ornaments (included with the die!)

Very simple, very shiny!  Hope you enjoy!  Hugs, Fran

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