Monday, September 18, 2023

Blog Hop Day - YAY!!

 Hello friends, 

Today Karen Burniston and the Design Team are proud to share all of the new dies from the latest release. You may have been seeing some sneak peeks but today we have the entire thing to reveal. Don't forget to go to the links below for each team member and leave a comment for a chance to win some great prizes.

I have made two cards for you today.  This first one uses the Stocking Pop Up.  This is a very generic die even though it is called the Stocking Pop Up it can be used for so much more.  I have made several cards using the die but no stocking yet.

For this card I have used the new Stocking Pop-up - replacing the stocking with the Woven Basket.  You may have noticed the cute bulbs from the Christmas Borders, such a fun way to accent any Christmas card.  I have used them on the front as well as inside this card.  The holly, jolly is from the new small script Christmas die set which includes a shadow die for each word.

I always like to show my cards in action. So check it out in this short video.

For this card I used the new Christmas Borders that has these cute little mittens.  A snowman seemed perfect to go along with this border.  I decorated each mitten - the snowflake and hearts are also included in the set.


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 Monday,25th September 2023. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!
You can start hopping now - Good Luck!!
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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Week 6 - Haunted House

 Hello Friends,

It is the final week of my series on the different uses for the House of Cards die set.  This week I think is the best one yet, a Haunted House.  I had to alter the base of this card to make my plan work and I will show you just how to do that in a short video at the end of the post.  So without further ado -

here it is. 

This card was so fun yet challenging and I like that.  I had to alter the base of the card to hold all the elements and I explain it all to you at the end of this video.  The first part is the new Haunted House and then a review of all the House of Cards creations.

Here is how I altered the center to make the card work with three cubes on the bottom.  Instructions are also included at the end of the video.

cut and assemble as usual leaving one end open.  Mark 1/2" sections as shown above.

Cut on line and overlap to shorten.  Glue second tab and then find new center.

Install in card as usual and then place the first cube over the center mechanism.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, September 11, 2023

A Fun New Release from Karen Burniston

 The big day has finally arrived, SNEAK PEEKS!!  Karen Burniston has announced a new release of some fun dies for September 2023 that includes an Oven Pop-up and some Extras that go with it.  Since Barbie is "hot" right now I thought it would be fun to add her to this card.  I found some great free Barbie clipart online so used it here.  The two new die sets include the things you see here plus much more.

If you have any little girls in your life, this is perfect for you.  The oven door actually opens and the die set comes with some food items that you can place inside.

I like to show my cards in action so here you go.  If you look closely at the oven door you will see that I have added a sheet of cookies - the cookie sheet and cookies are included in the die sets,

You can see a glimpse of the new dies here.  You can begin to order next week.  Be sure to come back next Monday when the team will be having a Blog Hop and there will be prizes for you to win simply by leaving a comment. You can begin your hop right here on my blog, I will supply you with links to all the other blogs in the hop.

Have a wonderful and crafty week,


Sunday, September 10, 2023

House of Cards Week 5

 Hello Friends and welcome back,

Today I am sharing week 5 of my House of Cards Series where I am showing different ways to use the House of Cards die set.  This week I have a Birthday card that is a pile of gifts.  Who wouldn't love to get a pile of gifts?

Here is a short video of the card in action,

Once again, I am early with this card, that I promised each Monday, because tomorrow Karen Burniston and the Design Team will begin the sneak peeks for the band new release.  We are all excited to share these new dies with you and then next week on September 18, 2023, we are having a blog hop with a chance for you to win great prizes.

You are going to love it.


Friday, September 8, 2023

Strike Up Some Fun

 Hello Friends,

Recently I made a Birthday card for a friend who likes to bowl.  I saw a card on YouTube called the Stadium Wave Card.  It was made by Sam Calcott  - so with all due respect I have linked her video below. The only dies I used here is the Happy Birthday die set from Karen Burniston.

For the bowling pins, ball and front of card, I found some free clipart and then cut it out with my Scan n Cut.


Have a great day,

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Designer Challenge - Holiday House

 Hello friends and welcome back,

Today is Designer Challenge Day for the Karen Burniston Design Team.  Our challenge for this month is Holiday House.  Karen asked us to use the Holiday House for any occasion.  Our son and his wife recently moved here to Arizona and have moved into their new home.   I created this card to welcome them - we are so happy to have them nearby once again.

Here is a short video of the card, more photos and links to the products I used are below.

I love the southwest with all it's mountains and desert creatures so I have a lot of  Southwestern stickers, stamps and embellishments in my stash.  I must confess that I put them to use on this card.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Welcome card.

For this card I used the platform from the House and Fence die set to add a little motion to the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Week 4 - Happy Labor Day

 Hello Crafty Friends.

I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing day thanks to all the work that was done in the past.  Feels good! I am one day early for my House of Cards post but though no one would mind.  I have been trying to show how many ways the House of Cards die set from Karen Burniston can be used.  It works for nearly any occasion including Labor Day.

I used the House of Cards along with the Sewing Charms and the Tool Charms.  You can see all the products I used linked below.

I hope you will join me again next week when I will have another House of Cards to share, this time it's a Halloween card.

Enjoy your day,