Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hi friends and Happy New Year - I hope 2019 is your best year yet!

Speaking of  "New" that is the theme for todays Karen Burniston Designer Challenge.  She says - Try Something New - so I experimented with the House Pivot Panel die set.  I wanted to see if I could use it in a different way and I think it looks pretty cute used for words by combining it with the 
Alphabet die set.

Here's what happened -

I need some thank you notes to send to family and friends for holiday meals, festivities and, of course, gifts.  

I used some festive holiday paper along with some foiled letters and hearts.  I couldn't resist adding the adorable penguin from the Winter Animals set. 

I kept the front rather simple because, as usual, the fun is on the inside.

The fun part of this technique is that it will work perfectly with any 4 or 6 letter words.
Before I go into how I made the panel work I want to remind you to visit Karen's blog tomorrow for a new video and a new technique.  You can do that by clicking here. 

Here is how I adapted the pivot panel -

Before we get started, it would be helpful to watch the assemble video for the pivot panels if you haven't done so already.  Just click here.

 Cut out panel and fold in half as always.  I drew lines at 1/4" on this example so it would be easier for you to see.  I simply used my paper trimmer and cut it off on each side as shown with the arrows.

I placed a ruler across the panel lining it up with the edge shown with the white arrows.  I then erased the lines where the pivot points are as shown by the black arrows.  You need to keep the pivot points for the card to work correctly.  I marked all the tops with an X and the trimmed them off as shown below.

 It is totally up to you if you want to keep the point shown in the circle.  It does not affect the working of the card.

Next fold the card as shown in Karen's video.  I turned mine upside down but it will work either way.

I used one if the squares from the Spinner Square Pop Up as a backing for the letters after I foiled them.

All the products I used are linked below and a short film clip of another way to adapt the pivot panel using cupcakes, Yum!!

This is a fun technique and I hope you will give it a try.

Stay crafty and I'll see you soon,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the additional photos of how you put this very clever card together. You are my KB guru! I will definitely give it another shot.


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