Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Make a Wish

 Wanted to share a waterfall card for my grandson's birthday.  I used the Karen Burniston Waterfall Die Set to create this card but changed out the flip pages for Topper Tags.  I had to extend the pull tab because the tag is larger than the base of the card.

Hope you enjoy-

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Designer Challenge - borders, borders, borders

 Hi everyone,

It's time for the Karen Burniston Designer challenge and this month her challenge is borders, borders, borders.  I thought it would be fun to make my own background paper using the cupcake border from the Baking Borders set and I went colorful for this one.

I decided to go with the rainbow and used the colors of the rainbow but I did get a rather heavy handed with the color so it is a bright one.

I started out by making my own rainbow paper using bright colored Oxide Inks.  On each of the stripes, which are 1" wide, I placed a row of cupcakes from the Baking Borders.  From the same die set I used the backing for the pies to make the circle border.  

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Always ready for a challenge!!

 Hi Friends

So happy to have you here today.  My friend, Jan, and I have a standing challenge. 

 I like to call it the "Jandy" challenge.  Here is the card I made this time.

All the dies I used are from Karen Burniston and they are linked below-

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Picture This!

 Howdy Friends,

Today I am sharing a project that I like to say I made by accident.  I saw a die set in my file, Mini Gift Bag, and it reminded me of a camera so I had to make one.  I hope you enjoy.

To find the free clipart for the lens, type in https:freeclipartirisshuttercameralens

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

From the Vault - Designer Challenge

Hello my friends and welcome to the May 2024 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  This month Karen has asked the team to create a new card based on one that we have previously made.  Well, I have to say that I have lots more than one, I have posted several cards on my blog using the Little Twist Panel Pop Up which is my all time fav.  This die is so versatile, you can use one or two panels per card. Both make a wonderful full card.

My card for today is for my friends 85th birthday so it had to be special.  I used lots of colorful birthday die cuts and some festive colors to complete the card. Karen wanted us to show a photo of our inspiration card but I had so many I decided to share my top 6 favorites. Looks like I've gotten a lot of use from this die set.

If you click on the title below each photo it will take you to the blog post where there are more photos and some videos to see the cards in action.  I have linked the products I used below, simply click on the photo to see the details.

The Magic of OZ

Steampunk Bliss

For the three cards above I used some great Graphic 45 images that I've had in my stash for some time.
You don't have to use the papers for the theme but it does make them come to life in a new way.  

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Another one from the PHD file

 Hello again friends,

Last week I was in a creative slump and found a card in my PHD (projects half done) file.  Well, I have been sorting through my files again and found this card base already done - all I had to do was add embellishments.

I used the house of cards which was already in the card and then simply cut out some great birthday images and BAM!! - done.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Breaking Out Of That Creative Slump

 Hello my friends,

Today I have finally finished a birthday card to share with you.  I have been in a creative slump lately with no ideas - but today I broke it by working on my PHD (Projects Half Done).  This card was in my file and it already had the Pivot Panel glued in.  All I had to do was make a few embellishments.

All the dies I used for this card are from Karen Burniston and they are all linked below.

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