Friday, January 21, 2022

One die - many uses -

 Hi Friends,

Like you - I'm excited about this new release from Karen Burniston.  In my last post I shared a card made with the new Heart Collage Pop Up.  This die set is amazing all by itself but I like to get many uses from my dies so today I have a card that combines previously released dies with the new ones.  One of my favorite things about Karen's dies is that they are all backward compatible and rarely out of stock. 


For this card I have combined elements of the Heart Collage Pop Up along with other new sets, the Hearts Crosshatch and Sending Love as well as previously released sets Little Labels, Border Blends,  and Hello. All the products I used are linked below so you can easily find the information you need.




I made the Little Labels Pop Up as usual but then thought I would see if I could add a little more interest with the 3D expanding hearts that are part of the Hearts Collage.  I'm happy to say that it was a good experiment.  I cut some acrylic strips and attached them to the 3D heart (on the slotted portion) and then glued the other end to the label using a small glue dot.  It looks great and closes flat.  I say a sucess! I have more ideas to share in later weeks so as they say on TV - Stay Tuned!!

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you on Monday for a Blog Hop that you will not want to miss. Be sure to make comments on each blog for a chance to win a gift certificate.

S@ndy

Monday, January 17, 2022

How About A Little Sneak Peek?

 Hello friends and welcome back,

Today I have something fun to share with you.  A new release sneak peek from Karen Burniston!  There are 9 new sets and I'm showing you two cards made with the same set that are totally different.  Enjoy!!







Both cards are mini slimlines that measure 6.5" by 3.5".




Here is the entire new release!

Hope to see you next week for the Blog Hop,
S@ndy

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Supersized!

 Hello friends, today I have a fun card to share with you.  I have lots of birthdays this month so decided that it would be good to supersize some stuff.  In this case it is an Alligator using the Karen Burniston Bitty Ball and the Animal Add On 4.  Here is a short video of it in action.  Enjoy!




To get the phrase, I printed it on my computer and then cut it out using the Crosshatch Labels.


As promised, here are the box measurements:  Be sure to make this portion from heavy cardstock or as I did line it with light weight chipboard.


I had a question on how to attach the tab with the alligator to the box so will try to explain.  I have provided an additional photo below.


On the inside of the box, using lite weight cardstock, not more that 65# make a tab, shown in yellow. I rolled mine a couple of times to soften the fibers, glue it to the inside of the box (just at the top) shown with the green lines.  After closing the box up on the sides, glue the pull tab with the alligator (shown in blue) to the first tab only along the edge.

See you on Monday the 17th with a great new surprise!
S@ndy

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Cake!

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Designer Challenge day and our challenge this month is Cake or Cupcake.  I only have a small piece of cake on this card but I still think it qualifies.  I love this color combination, so bright and cheerful.  I actually made this card for a friend back in November but waited to share it.





You can see all the great Karen Burniston products I used on this card below - just click on the KB icon or if you prefer, the SSS icon for all the information.

See you soon,

S@ndy

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Let It Snow

 Hello Friends,

Just wanted to stop by to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!  Be safe, have fun and Let It Snow.

All the dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and they are linked below.


Stay Crafty,

S@ndy

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Birthday Wishes

 Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun birthday card to share.  I live in Arizona so I (luckily) never see snow here but my friend who just moved to Kentucky will be seeing is soon if not already.  I decided that she would enjoy this festive snowman for her birthday.  Why not a birthday hat instead of a top hat?



I have already sent the card so couldn't retake photos to show the greeting so here it is up close. These greetings are fun because you can cut them apart and foil them as I did here.  I have linked some below that are from the same company, CZdesigns although they are different sentiments.


For the front of the card I did a snowy birthday greeting.

See you soon, stay crafty,

S@ndy

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree

 Hello friends, 

The big day is almost here - I hope you are ready.  I have a fun little slimline to share today.  The card wasn't tall enough for the star on top so a snowflake will have to do.  

Merry Christmas!



I used the Christmas Tree Pop Stand from Karen Burniston for this card.  I kept it simple because there is so much going on with this paper.  The trees on the front are made using the inside portion of the trees from the inside.  You can see the products I used in the links below.

Happy Holidays,

S@ndy