Thursday, 8 December 2022

Christmas Tree Shaker Pop Up Card


Hello my crafty friends. I'm back with another sneak peek of Karen Burniston's newest release. The Hexagons Crosshatch are the dies in the new release, and I also used the Rectangles Crosshatch and the Christmas Trees Pop Stand for the shaker card on the front.

I have a walk through of all the details for my card on YouTube



Inside, I used one of the 6 x 6" sheets of patterned paper to create the fun fold. I did a tutorial for this type of card back in August, and HERE is the YouTube link to that tutorial.


Below is a look at the whole new release, which will be shipping on December 12th. We will be celebrating that day with a Blog Hop (and prizes!).  The team will be sharing sneak peeks leading up to the Blog Hop and there will be lots of inspiration!



Additional Supplies:
Hexagons Crosshatch - Karen Burniston (shipping Dec 14)
Scrap of Kraft cardstock
White cardstock
Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers - Elizabeth Craft Designs (stash)

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Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Mini Slimline Christmas Card Duo


Hello my crafty friends.  I had been working on a couple of Christmas cards with this patterned paper for a different card and really wanted to use one of the floral patterns that were included. There are also some cut aparts which are fairly small since this is a 6 x 6" paper pad. But they work great for a Mini Slimline card so that is what I decided to create.

I started with a Diagonal Stripe die from Taylored Expressions then I was off and running.


I used Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop Up die inside, along with a stamped sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios.


The second card was created the same, with a vellum panel and a cut apart. I love the edge on these Mini Slimline rope dies from Kat Scrappiness.



The Katherine Label Pop Up is probably my most used die set by Katherine Label Pop Up - it's quick and easy to put together and gives you lots of dimension!


Additional Supplies
White cardstock

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Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Winter Fireplace Pop Up Card


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge for December. This was the theme she gave the Design Team: "FIREPLACE DIE THROUGH THE YEAR" - sign up for a month to represent with a card using the Fireplace Pop-up matching the theme of that month". I chose December and here is my wintery fireplace pop up card!

Chosing a limited colour palette, white, tan and silver foil gives the card an elegant feel, and while it could be sent as a holiday card - it would also work for any kind of winter card or to send to people who don't celebrate the holidays. Or change the sentiment dies to create a winter Birthday card.

I pulled out some older 6 x 6" papers for this one, a light woodgrain and the silver dotted one. The snowflake border is from the Long Nature Edges 2. It was cut from white pearl cardstock and curved around layered Ovals Crosshatch. Finally, the Brrr! and shadow were added along with some bling.


I don't make a lot of square cards as they cost more to mail. But once in awhile it's a card shape that works perfectly for the design I have in mind. This one is 5-1/2" square. Inside I used more of the patterned paper and the Fireplace Pop Up. Since I used so many of Karen Burniston's dies, I'm not going to name them all here - but they are all linked below for you.


The flagstone in front of the fireplace was created using the 'lumps of coal' die that's included in the Holiday Charms. It was fun flipping through all of my KB dies, checking out the decorator dies to see what would work on this card. I just kept adding and building until I was happy with how it looked.


The little starburst behind the candles is from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand and I thought it was a fun way to change the look of the candles. The fire in the fireplace was actually cut from a leftover piece of copper foiled cardstock. Often there are leftover scraps after hot foiling and die cutting a sentiment and I save those pieces for just this reason. 


The rest of the Design Team is linked on the right side of my blog and I hope you will check out what they came up with for the challenge. Karen Burniston will have her post tomorrow (Wednesday) on her BLOG.


Additional Supplies:

White card stock

Patterned paper - Silver & Gold 6 x 6” Specialty, Stampin' Up (retired)

Wood grain patterned paper - OLD, misc sheets from my stash

Scrap of copper foiled cardstock

Brown marker

White pearl cardstock

Silver mirror cardstock - Hunkydory

Scrap of brown cardstock


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Monday, 5 December 2022

'Basket of Beer & Cheer' Pop Up Box Card


Hello my crafty friends and welcome to a SNEAK PEEK of Karen Burniston's upcoming release!  I chose the new Wide Woven Basket Box Card & Bam Box Pop Up & I have all the details in my YouTube video:  


The new Slider Box has some cute rectangle decorator dies - see that neat edge on the sentiment block? - so I used those as well. The new release will be shipping next week, December 14th and we will be celebrating with a Blog Hop. Meanwhile, the Design Team will be sharing sneak peeks all week!


The cute little beer mugs are from the Happy Hour Charms, and I included the Cheers as well. Note - the larger mugs are from MFT, not Karen Burniston. As I said in my video, this card will be going to our son and I know he will get a kick out of it. The fun sentiment is from Riley & Company 😊.


While you can use the new Wide Woven Basket Box Card on it's own, I paired it with the Woven Basket Box Card for the sides. This is probably how I will use it the most often but it's fun to have options! It comes with a grass strip to adhere inside to add your embellishments to but I snipped off the grass blades to leave me with just a long 'platform'. 


... one more look ...


Here is a graphic showing the whole new release!


Additional Supplies:
White cardstock
Beers/Cheers - Riley & Company
Two #8 elastics/rubber bands
Patterned paper - Holiday Wonder, Hobby Lobby (old)
Yellow patterned paper - scrap of Basic Grey

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Saturday, 3 December 2022

A Canadian Christmas Video Hop

Hello my crafty friends! I've been dropping hints about an upcoming Video Hop by Scrap 'n Stamp Canada, and today is the day the creators are sharing their projects! 

I have a tutorial for creating a pair of Gift Card Holders and also a Fun Fold card on YouTube


There are a lot of cut aparts included in the paper package, so I wanted to show you some different ways to use them. They can really help you make fun projects in very little time and everything coordinates with the papers!


The photo above shows the fun fold card and the two Gift Card Holders. Below you can see one of the Gift Card Holders open, with the pocket to add the gift card into.


You will also have seen a number of cards I've already created with this paper package, the coordinating solids, the enamel dots and ephemera. I even used it for my December Sheetload of Cards, which posted yesterday! Everything is available at Scrap 'n Stamp


Next up is the 5 x 7"  Z-fold card using another one of the included cut aparts.


Inside is one of the ephemera pieces as the sentiment and still lots of room to write a personal greeting.


You should have arrived here from the talented Candice!

I believe I'm the last creator on the hop - so the next stop is the Scrap 'n Stamp Blog:



Scrap 'n Stamp is giving away THREE $100 gift certificates to their webstore. The hop and comment period will run from 9:00am EST on December 3, 2022 through 11:59pm EST on December 10, 2022. Winners will be announced on the Scrap 'n Stamp Blog December 12, 2022. The more people comment, the higher their chances of winning! _____________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: Being on a Design Team, I receive supplies to use in some of my projects. My opinion is always my own, and if I am promoting a product it is because I truly like it and not because it was gifted to me.








Friday, 2 December 2022

December 2022 Sheetload of Cards


Hello my crafty friends. It's the 2nd of the month and that means it's time for another Sheetload of Cards! Since I'm on the YouTube Collaboration Team, I have all the details on YouTube:  


I used a collection from Scrap 'n Stamp Canada, by Echo Park called "The Magic Of Winter". I did make a small change to the sketch, flipping the smaller and larger diagonal panels.


Inside I added a stamped sentiment and some fishtail banners cut from leftover scraps.


Be sure to check out my VIDEO with the links so you can download your own Sheetload of Cards! All that information is in the description box of the video.

Additional Supplies:
White cardstock

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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Christmas Cocktails Diamond Z Fold Card


Hello my crafty friends and Happy December! December 1st is always the start of the Christmas season for our family, so of course I had to start the month by sharing a Christmas card.

I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube




I made several of these Diamond Z Fold holiday cards to send out - I love how easily they work up but how much dimension you get from them. This one is 5 x 7" - I prefer either this size or a Slimline sized one.  The cocktails themselves were made using Karen Burniston's Happy Hour Charms.

I do have a tutorial for creating a Slimline version of this type of fun fold card, and you can find that HERE


The patterned paper I have had in my stash for a couple of years and I was able to make a number of cards using it this year. Still, it didn't seem to make a dent in the pad. 😊  The iridescent snowflake is also an older embellishment, but the sentiment is new to my craft room. It was sent to me by Scrap 'n Stamp Canada and is by Picket Fence Studios. This one was just too perfect with this patterned paper.


The sentiment inside is one I've had a few years so I'm not able to link it for you. The stitched circles are the fallaway pieces from when I make a Magic Iris card.


There are a lot of tutorials online for this type of card, but I really liked the 5 x 7" version as then the diamonds are a nice size for decorating. I found a tutorial to link for you, but of course, she doesn't refer to it as a Diamond Z-Fold. 😂  I always find it funny when stampers come up with their own names for a popular fun fold, not realizing it makes it hard for people to find your blog or YouTube video when searching. Anyhow, her finished card is BEAUTIFUL, which is why I chose to share her tutorial.  NOTE:  I didn't add all the layering panels that are often shown in these cards, as they are heavy enough and with even more layers the card would require extra postage. Click HERE to see Heather's tutorial and card.

This blog uses affiliate links whenever possible. This means, that at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through one of my affiliate links that I may receive a small commission from your purchase. I only link products that I own, love and use for my card making and not every link below is an affiliate one! 😊

Additional Supplies:
Patterned paper - Holiday Bash, Recollections (old)
Cheers - Avery Elle (inside sentiment)
5 x 7" Card and envelope
White cardstock
Shimmer Spray
Alcohol markers
Wonderful Snowflakes - Stampin' Up (retired)
Adhesive backed snowflakes - Stampin' Up (retired)