Tag: Karen Burniston

Crazy 4 Challenges – Back to School

This week’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is Back to School which always makes me think, red, white and blue and Labor Day.   This image is a digital stamp from Sassy Cheryl.  The stars in the background are made using Stamping Up’s Oh My Stars embossing folder. The image was colored with Copic markers.

On the inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die (again, yes I know!) and her wonderful Words 2, Birthday Die Set.  The little stars are attached to fishing line so it shakes when opened.  I also used Karen Burniston’s Nature Edges dies for the bottom of the area where you write your greeting.  Enjoy celebrating and I hope you’ll join in this challenge!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston products can be found here.

Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

Today’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenge is a sketch challenge!  I used Stamping Up’s Tranquil Tulips on the front.  This card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/4.  And here is the sketch –

And when you open the card……

I used Karen Burniston’s  Snowman Twist Circle die, opening at a different angle (!) with a butterfly.  You can do anything with this die 🙂  Join the challenge this week by using the sketch for inspiration!  Hugs, Fran

Karen Burniston’s dies can be purchased here. 

Crazy For Challenges – Monochromatic

This challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is a Monochromatic Challenge.  I chose yellow with black as my accent color.  The background on the front of the card is done with a stencil and shimmer spray.  The sentiment and diet are from Stamping Up’s Sunshine Sayings and matching die, Sunshine Wishes.  I added rhinestones and metallic stars and a scallop boarder from the Colorful Seasons die.

Inside I used Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle die to create the sun popping up!  I added sunglass from SU’s  Pocketful of Sunshine die and lot of shimmer 🙂  I repeated some of the accents from the front on the inside.  This is such a fun challenge and I hope you’ll play along!  Hugs, Fran


Paper Pros August Challenge – Monochromatic

This month’s Paper Pros challenge is monochromatic – and I cheated just a little bit 🙂  Tranquil Tide and White with a squirrel!  The sentiment is from Carols of Christmas and the squirrel is a new die from Karen Burniston – Woodland Animals.  Isn’t he cute??  But the best is inside…

This is Karen Burniston’s new Tree Pop Up die and Nature’s Edges.  It’s a snowy scene with beautiful ornaments from the SU Carols of Christmas die hanging from the tree.  The moon is a 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Make sure to check out the other Paper Pro’s creations!  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pro Challenge – Summer Road Trip

The challenge this month is Summer Road Trip and I’m taking a motorcycle 🙂  This set is called One Wild Ride and I used some retired DSP to make a Joy Fold card with a surprise inside.  The image and sentiment are embossed on the DSP and the little sign is popped up to hold the card shut.

On the inside is Karen Burniston’s Snowman Twist Circle pop up die!  It pops up the badge that is also embossed, this time in white.

So I’m hitting the road with my Twist Circle die!  Check out the other Summer Road Trip ideas.  Hugs, Fran

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

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

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Twist Panel Birthday

Some Birthday fun today!  I used the cute Designer paper Birthday Memories to create this card.  The fun part about this paper is that the characters can be fussy cut from the paper and used as is!  There is also a matching stamp set that has stamps of many of the images.  But the REAL fun here is in inside 🙂

I used Karen Burniston’s new Twist Panel Pop Up to make the card!  Again, the images are fussy cut from the paper and are marching across the panel.

Here’s a closer look at the panel.  Such a fun die – no measuring!! Hooray!  Just die cut, assemble and go!  Perfect to pair with this paper 🙂  Hugs, Fran

Paper Pros June Challenge – Masculine Cards

(ETA – I goofed!  This was for this Tuesday – not last Tuesday! I’m a week ahead!)  Just in time for Father’s Day, the Paper Pros are sharing masculine cards.  I started with Guy Greetings (my “go to masculine” stamp set) and some retired paper.  I colored just the pants on the strong man and accented the word Father with a hand drawn line.  But the fun is in the inside 🙂

On the inside I used the new Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop Up card.  These style of cards are SO much fun, and the new die takes all the guess work and measuring out of the equation!  Just die cut and go!  I added a little message strip on the left side by just folding a strip of vanilla card stock and tucking it in the fold.  The banner die across the top comes with the set – so easy!  Have fun checking out all the other ideas from the Paper Pros!  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
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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy is my current favorite set in the new Annual Catalog!  They are just so cute!  I started this card with Playful Background and the Diagonal Stripes background stamps.  The colors are the new In Color, Powder Pink, and Black.  The die used is Karen Burniston’s new Katherine Label Pop Up (1011). It has some pretty labels that I used to make a frame around the opening.  The label the pig is on is embossed with a cloud embossing folder.

As you open the card the main label twists to the inside.  Here you can kind of see the Crystal Effects on the “bubble” part of the Playful Backgrounds stamp.  I can’t use this stamp without Crystal Effects!  You can also see how I used a black marker to go around the edge of the Diagonal Stripes label to make it pop.

On the inside I used the new cloud stencil and embossing paste and another label die cut.  Doesn’t this little piggy look happy flying in the clouds?  The inside sentiment is stamped in Versamark on a black strip and heat embossed.  It’s attached on a piece of window sheet so it moves with the pig. The mechanism on this die is super simple!

Here you can see how it works – it really makes my pig fly 🙂  I did a whole group of cards using this stamp in these colors that I’ll continue to share!  Hugs, Fran

Twist Panel Pop

This 5 x 5 card holds a fun secret inside.  The outside uses a two new dies from Karen Burniston – the Cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up, rectangle from the Twist Panel Pop Up and the sentiment from Word Set 2.  Then you open it up to find….

And explosion of fun!  This twist panel is a die that does all the hard work for you!  I decorated the panels with the smaller cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up and stamped the 3rd panel with a small Happy Birthday stamp over and over in different colors.  The edge is done with a die from Karen’s new Nature Edges set.

It’s so easy to create these fun cards!  No more measuring and trying to make your own mechanism 🙂  Too much fun!  Hugs, Fran

Birthday Charm Accordion

This cute accordion card is a new die by Karen Burniston.  The card base is the Charm Accordion and it’s 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and the die cuts both pieces of this accordion at the same time.  The squirrel is one of her new Woodland Animals (there’s a squirrel, fox and raccoon!)  The little packages at the bottom are from the Birthday Charms die set.

The squirrel is two pieces – the body and the tummy.  The arms are free so it was east to add a package.  The face is drawn on using the openings in the die.

Here’s the inside.  The sentiment is from SU’s Painter’s Palette.  See the birthday hat?  It’s held onto the smaller piece with a jump ring die 🙂  Cute!

The packages are all from the the Birthday Charms too.  The entire set is darling!  You can find more information about the dies here.  Hugs, Fran

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