Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New Dies & Stamps - YAY!!

Hello friends,

Today I am excited to share some great news with you.  It is the release of some great new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and all the designs come from Joest Van de Burgt with fabulous ideas for your Holiday crafting.  There are some cute winter animals along with some elegant snowflakes that I will be sharing with you next week.  To see all of them click here.  For today I have a shadow box using the Happy Frames along with the new Village Edges.  I also used one of the stamps from the new Joyful Wishes Stamp Set.  Such a nice way to send warm greetings to family and friends.

After putting the Happy Frame together I simply added the Village Edges, there are two rows of cute little houses on a soft snowbank.  I backed my windows with a warm yellow to give a soft glow but you can use any color you like.  On the back row I added one section of double backed tape to make it stand out from the background.  On the next row I added two rows, stacked up, to make it look dimensional.    The shooting star, trees and the adorable little fence all come in the set.  I must admit that the corners were a happy accident.  I had some snowflakes already cut out and dropped one on the the corner of the frame.  I liked how it looked so decided to add one to each corner.

I have been busy with the snowflakes and have lots of fun ways to use them coming up next week so I hope you will stop back then to see some fast & easy ways to get a different look from the same die set.

See you soon,

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

30 Minute Make, Really?

Hi my friends and welcome to another Paper Pros Challenge, this month we are to show a 30 minute card.  I can almost never make a card in only 30 minutes but will give it a try.  This is a Father's Day card that I made last month and to be honest, it was pretty easy once I got the idea.  Since the challenge does not include the idea of the card I think I'm safe.

I used the new Karen Burniston Rocket Pop Up along with the Space Charms and the Enjoy the Ride sentiments.  This die set is amazingly simple to assemble.  This die set is among the fabulous new dies that has just been released and will be available soon, July 15, 2019.  Enjoy the ride!

I thought it could be fun to have our pilot out for a space walk and have attached him to the rocket with the balloon string from the Explosion die set.  Meanwhile the little green man has taken over the ship.  Enjoy!

For the front of my card I used some fun paper and simply cut a panel.

Have a creative week,

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Happily Ever After

Hi friends and welcome to my make for the July 2019 Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  This month our theme is "Picture This" and it is a great opportunity to use the new Photo Collage die set from the current release which will be available in a few days.

In February my lovely parents will be celebrating their 75th anniversary, yes I said 75th, and I am beginning to make some preparations now for the big event.  It seems like a long time from now but I know it will be here before I know it.  I'm planning to make handmade invitations and this is just one of the designs I have in mind.

I have simplified the collage design for this one by using only the side arms of the mechanism.

Don't forget to take a look at the Karen Burniston Pop Up Peeps Facebook Page for
inspiration overload.  Also, check out Karen's Blog tomorrow for a new video featuring this die set.

Have a crafty week,

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Ruff Day

Hi friends and welcome back,

Today I have a fun little card to share with you - sometimes things don't always go as planned so we just need to step back and take breath.  This little cutie will help you do just that.  I've used this adorable little dog from Elizabeth Craft Designs along with the Spring Basket.


I have linked all the fabulous Elizabeth Craft Designs products below so it is easy to shop for what you like.  All you have to do is click on the photo.

See you soon,

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fun on the Farm

Hi friends,

As promised, here is my barn card featuring an alteration to the Triple Flip with the addition of the new farm animals (Chicken, Pig & Lamb) and the Farm Edges.  You will see a few other dies from the new Karen Burniston release as well - here goes.

I used the Triple Flip here and added a hand made top and door decorations.  This makes a rather large card and will, no doubt, take an extra stamp but I think it is worth it.  

With the addition of the Farm Animals it will be a fun card for a child or a grown up child.

I had to make a backing to cover the join on the front so simply used the front as a template and made a solid panel for the inside of the card. 

All dies I used are linked below in case you want to shop - the new dies are available for preorder now and will ship the middle of July.

See you next week with more sneak peeks,

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Flippin' Fun

Hi Friends,

It's day two of the new release from Karen Burniston and I have a fun birthday card to share with you.  I can't say I have a favorite die in this new release but the Triple Flip is right up there at the top of the list.  I will have an altered Triple Flip to share with you on Friday - so stay tuned.

The front is lots of fun all by itself but when you give the arrow a little tug, it flips to reveal a band new set of fun.

I used a combination of dies for this card and all are listed below.  All you need to do is click on the photo for more information.  The new dies will be shipping July 15.

See you again soon,

Monday, June 24, 2019


Hi Friends and KB Peeps,

Today is sneak peek day for the new release from Karen Burniston.  I know everyone is excited to see what Karen has come up with for us this time.  I will be sharing three cards this week to help celebrate the occasion - so keep checking back here to see the latest.

For todays sneak peek I am sharing the new Train Pivot Panel along with the Train Elements.
I've teamed them up with the Baby Charms to complete this card.

You can see more details and more previews of all the new die sets ,20 in all, by clicking here.  You will also see what the team has made as well as a collection preview video from Karen.

Have fun and I'll see you in a day or two,