Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Puppy Love

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back,

Who wouldn't fall in love with this adorable pup?  If you would like to find out exactly how I made this - check out all the details and photos on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  

Hope to see you there.
All the products I used are linked below, just click on the photo to shop.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Karen Burniston "November Release" Blog Hop

Hello Friends and welcome to this stop on the Karen Burniston - KB Riley Blog Hop.
Here is some exciting news about this Hop!

To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Saturday, November 15th 2019. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter!

Here is a short video of the cards I made for the hop.  

The new dies that I used on this card are the Parcel Pop Up, the Flap & Closure, and the Gift Pivot Panel.  I used many others as well.  All of Karen's dies are designed to work together so putting a card together with lots of elements is fun and easy.

I used only a small portion of the Gift Pivot Panel to decorate the front of my card.  I cut it apart and used just the sections I needed.

To see Karen's Video on how to assemble this die set click here.

For my second card, I used the new Surprise Ball Pop Up.  If you have visited some of the other blogs in the hop you will see lots of different ways to use this one.  I made mine into a pumpkin but there are so many other ways to use it and it comes with great accessory dies.  You can see the assembly video linked below.

To see the assembly video click here.

Here are the links to the rest of the blogs.  You are in for a treat!!
Don't forget those comments.

Frances Byrne -

Karen Aicken

Fran Sabad

Sandy Diller - you are here

Kelly Booth -

Helen Cryer -

Keep on Hopping,

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Designer Challenge - Enjoy the Ride

Hi Friends -

Today is the November Designer Challenge and Karen Burniston has challenged the team to use an Accordion Die.  Mine is rater simple but also rater silly.  I decided that a group of penguins would like to go for a joy ride in Santa's Sleigh.  They are all piled in with some gifts and Christmas trees.


The front of a pop up or accordion card is never as fun as the inside but here is how it looks.

You can see Karen's video on how to assemble this die by clicking here.

All the products I've used are linked below - simply click on the item to see more information.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, November 4, 2019

New Release from Karen Burniston

Hello Pop Up fans -

It's an exciting day in the Pop Up World because we have some awesome new dies to 
share with you!!

I have two cards for the reveal, both made with the Parcel Pop Up as well as the Flap & Closure die set and the Happy Valentine's Day word set.  Stay tuned for the short video at the end to see them in action.

 For this card, I styled my Parcel Pop Up as a Birthday Cake.  Who wouldn't love to see this adorable little bear popping out of their birthday cake.  So fun.  To see how to assemble this card please watch Karen's video here.  The video also explains how to use the fun Flap and Closure die set.

 For this one I use clear acrylic to make the words pop up.  This is a little surprise when the card is opened.  Be sure to watch the video linked above to see how to do it.  

So here you go, how fun is this?

Don't forget to check out the Karen Burniston Pop Up Peeps on Facebook where the Design Team will be sharing their cards using the new dies.

Here are the rest of the dies in this release!  Enjoy

You can start pre-ordering today, here are some handy links for you.

 See you tomorrow for the Designers Challenge,

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Window On Your World

Hello again friends and welcome to a new challenge for A Vintage Journey.  This time our lovely hostess, Deb, has challenged us to make a project that is a Window On Your World.  I have this fabulous paper from Stamperia and a great die set, The Rockin Rectangle, from Karen Burniston.  
It's a great combination and they are linked below for you shopping pleasure, simply click on the product and you can see all the details.

Click here to see Karen's instruction video.

I wanted to use the paper images to their best advantage so I made a large card, 6.5" square.  This meant that I had to make a hinge - I did that by cutting and scoring one panel 1/2" larger than the first.  Then joining them with the hinge on the back.

I layered the front of the card with two layers and then cut the window where I needed it.

Because I had so many layers - too many for a wafer thin die - I had to line up the window from the front and then cut again to get through all the panels.  After the window was cut and the acetate added I assembled the card the same as in the video below.

Here is a link to Karen's video.

Stay Crafty,

Happy Halloween - day 6 - Haunted Hat & More

Well my friends, the day is here and I have one final Throw Back for you.  This fun Haunted Witch Hat adorns my kitchen counter each year and it's still so much fun.

Happy Haunting,

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Throw Back - day 5 - Cards & Tags

Here is my offering for today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing things from my past posts.

Check out the details here

Happy Haunting Y'all,