Saturday, 19 October 2019

Karen Burniston joins Pear Blossom Press for a BLOG HOP!!

Hello my crafty friends

You are in for a treat today, as we are collaborating with the Pear Blossom Press team for an amazing Blog Hop. Pear Blossom Press makes cool Chibi light packages that make creating cards with a light up feature much easier. Then Amanda & hubby came out with EZ Lights which are meant to work with interactive, pop up cards! Yes you heard that right. Pop Up cards that also light up.  I know, right?


There are prizes and discounts too, which I have listed below all the photos.



I have to say these things are SLICK and I am both impressed and excited to use the EZ Lights again.  You are going to want to settle in, because I actually made TWO cards for the Blog Hop today. Amanda and I are on Lynda Kanase's Design Team together and I wanted to show her some extra support with a second card.


So for my extra long post today,  I'm sharing the first card with a YouTube video followed by details, notes and still shots. After that will be the second card, again with a YouTube video followed by the still shots and the Blog Hop links so you don't miss any of the cool projects on the hop. A full supply list of my cards will be at the end of the post.




This was my first time using the Chibioni lights and of course we are stepping up the process by creating pop-ups that also light up. So there were some 'trials and tribulations' but that had nothing to do with the EZ Lights. It was more with the planning on where to place the wires and how to attach everything. I'm not usually a planner when it comes to card making, and tend to create as I go.


I die cut the rocket and readied the card base along with the other pop up pieces then figured out where to put all the elements. I wanted the rocket flames to light up which meant the wires needed to come from below. I cut a slit in the (unassembled) pop up flames piece and threaded the lights through that from the back side. Below you can see the little slit I cut into the flame arm.






When I knew that was going to work, I was able to adhere the moon piece inside my card as per Karen B's Rocket Pop Up assembly video. I wanted it to be really secure, so I also used a small stapler. The staples show on both the front and back but both were going to be covered with card stock panels so that wasn't a concern. Then I adhered the wired flame pop up arm to the moon base.


When I finished assembling the lighted rocket pop up, I realized I hadn't done enough planning and I now had the wires and Battery/Switch piece sitting on the inside of the card. Hmmmmm ...  While I wanted the switch to be on the inside, I could't figure out how to disguise all of the wires with just stars & planets etc. I fixed that with a craft knife, cutting a upside down U shaped flap large enough to pop theBattery/Switch through to the back of the card. I secured the flap and the wires on the back with a  piece of double sided tape leaving the rest of the wires and the Battery/Switch hanging free from the back of the card. There is lots of length to work with on the wires, which is great. With the double sided tape on the back, the flap is secure and you can barely see it from the inside! Note at each point I tested the lights to be sure they still worked.


The next thing was how to get the Battery/Switch back to the inside of the card.  I really wanted the push button on the inside. So out came the kraft knife again. I figured out where I wanted the switch to be and how I wanted to disguise it then cut another flap. I popped the Battery/Switch back to the inside and secured the excess wires in a curve on the back of the card using a large piece double sided tape.  Then I used red line tape to adhere the Battery/Switch where I wanted it inside the card and added the double layer of foam tape around it. Note - the Battery/Switch is the same thickness as a double layer of foam tape, which is what you would typically use for a shaker card.


I pressed the spot where the PUSH ME button will be ... and the rocket tail lit up ... and I honestly did a little happy dance. SO flippin' cool!! I cut a slightly smaller panel for the back of the card and used wet glue just around the edges to secure it to the card back. You'd never know there are flaps cut and excess wire lengths curved up in between the layers, and the extra panel helps balance out the card weight with the decorated panel on the card front.




Below is the front of my card. To create the clouds, I used a hand made mask. When Karen B first came out with the Nature Edges, I cut one of the clouds from scrap paper and I'm still using it! I had to add one of the aliens and space ship from the Space Charms - they are just SO cute! I penned the sentiment with Chameleon Fine Liners - see how the colour changes as you write? 




Here are the detail shots, and my second card follows them.











Whew! - still with me? I hope so ... and I don't mind at all if you are just looking at the pictures and not doing any reading. I only added the notes and tips for those that might want to recreate this card.


For my second card, I had an idea to create a camping card and this is what I came up with. There are detail shots below the video, as well as the BLOG HOP LINKS!!!  You won't want to miss any of the fun inspiration on this blog hop.




I have had this patterned paper package for several years and I was happy with how well it matched my theme. The fish come with the Camping Charms, and I strung them on a loop of twine after brushing their bellies with Wink of Stella.






By adding a circle to the Katherine Label arm, you get a completely different look!



How cute is this Camping Riley? He is so fun, and I coloured him with my Chameleon Color Tone and Color Top markers.



I had added some yellow vellum behind the campfire, but it didn't really show up so I coloured it red with a Copic marker. When you press the PRESS ME stamp on the right hand side of the card, two stars and the campfire light up on the left hand side of the card. 😀


The tree trunk was quickly snipped from a scrap of brown paper. I stamped the PRESS ME on the tree before adhering it to the card base, over the Battery/Switch. The Battery/Switch just fits under the tree, which is the fall away portion of the tree from the Christmas Tree Pop Stand.




Finally, I added a signing block on the back of the card. I didn't want to change up the inside, or distract from the lights and action.




Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way to be entered to win one of two great prizes:
  • Snowman Twist Circle Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights, or 
  • Cake Pop-Up Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights! 

Now don’t worry if you aren’t drawn as one of the winners; we’ve got a special gift for everyone! Just enter the code POPANDLIGHT for 15% off your purchase at karenburniston.com or pearblossompress.com. One code works for both shops! (Coupon code valid until November 2, 2019.)


Karen Aicken (you are here!!)


Prizes & Official Contest Rules
Two prizes will be awarded to two separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PDT on October 26, 2019. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on November 28, 2019 here and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn. 


Supplies for Light Up Rocket Pop Up Card


EZ Light 5 Pack Set - Pear Blossom Press

Navy, white, yellow, green, teal and confetti card stocks
1105 Rocket Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1038 Tropical Scene (small stitched circle) - Karen Burniston
1047 Upsy Daisy Pop Up (small fishtail banner) - Karen Burniston
1053 Alpha - Karen Burniston
1104 Triple Flip (fishtail banner) - Karen Burniston
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
1046 Circle Charm Pop Up (star) - Karen Burniston
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1109 Space Charms - Karen Burniston
Tiny Attacher - Tim Holtz
Sakura white gel pen
W1 Copic marker
Makeup brushes
Black pen
Sunscape stencil - Newtons Nook
Chameleon Fineliners
Push Here stamp set - Lawn Fawn
Dot stamp - Stamps by Judith
Card Size - A2 (4.25 x 5.5")



Supplies for Camping Riley Pop Up Card


EZ Light 5 Pack Set - Pear Blossom Press

Gone Camping scrapbook kit, card stock and patterned paper - We R Memory Keepers (old)
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
1102 Word Set 10 Thinking of You - Karen Burniston
1064 - Christmas Tree Pop Stand (large tree) - Karen Burniston
1097 Farm Edges (back hill on the right) - Karen Burniston
1049 Camping Charms - Karen Burniston
1011 Katherine Label Pop Up - Karen Burniston
1057 Circles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Neenah card stock (for Riley)
Camping Riley - Riley & Company
Camping stamp - Funny Bones, Riley & Company
Catherine Pooler Inks
Chameleon Color Tone and Color Top markers
Sakura Black glaze, white gel and sparkle pens
Chameleon Coloured pencils
1/8" Hole punch
Small scraps of yellow vellum
Teal, brown, off white and white card stocks
Push Here stamp set - Lawn Fawn
Twine
Mini Brad

Card size - wide A2 (5.5 x 4.25")



Thanks for stopping by today

65 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE these so much KA you really rocked this!!!

maria alimorong said...

cool crd...love pop.up cards...excited to make for christmas...thanks for sharing

StampOwl said...

Wow these cards are amazing

Scrapthat said...

Oh my! These cards are so cute! TFS

Lois said...

I love the lights in the rocket fire, Karen! Very creative!

Darlene DeSario said...

Your cards are fabulous. My Nephew would love it, going to have to.give it a go. The camping card is great and sentiment hilarious yet true. We are a camping family lol. Tyfs

Amanda Stevens said...

Karen, these are amazing!!! I love them both!

Krafty Kimmy said...

Karen A, you obviously are an over achiever. And I love it!! Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas so we can emulate!

Roberta said...

Oh my cuteness! Both of your cards are super cute. I love the EZ lights vs the tape circuited lights.

S@ndy Diller said...

Amazing that you made two cards and they are both fantastic!! Hugs, S@ndy

Katrina Bertelsen said...

Karen both of those are so creative! Absolutely love your take with the lights!

Sue Smith said...

I am a newbie to pop up cards including lights, etc. I absolutely love your cards and want to dive right in to make some just like yours. Love them. TFS :)

Debbie Erickson said...

Looking forward to trying a light up card!

Gail said...

Oh my oh my a Hop --- I am so excite about these new lights - thanks for the discount as well - - Karen you have rocked with all of your creations - Love Love! Thanks for the hop and have a blessed day!

Barbara said...

Good grief, you out did yourself. Wonderful cards, all of them.

Cindy said...

What a great little boy card and guy card!

Linda Hott said...

Wow!! Amazingly adorable cards!!!

Stacy Cecil said...

Such adorable cards. Thoughts of hard work and love put into them. Tfs, hugs

JourneyCoachJenn said...

Karen, your cards always inspire me! Both if these are wonderful! You creations are beautiful!

raquelmason.blogspot.com said...

Totally out of this world! Love the light-up rocket!

Jaci said...

Love this!!

Tanya C said...

These cards are great!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wowzers ! Two awesomely amazing designs, so much fun with both styles. I love pop up cards & till now I've just admired them, think it's time to start making a few. Thank you for the inspiration x

kReN said...

Oh my! I love the rocket with the lights. Also love the camping card. Super projects!  kReN@afourthlife

Humbelle said...

Both of your cards are awesome (as always)!

Jen said...

Both cards are so cute! Can’t decide which I like more. Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Relly like the creativity that goes into these lighted cards.

Arlene W. said...

New subbie on your YouTube channel, I just love seeing pop up cards in action especially when they also light up! Mind blown! Thanks for all your explanation and inspiration!

Arlene W. said...

New subbie for your YouTube channel, I just love seeing pop up cards in action especially when they can also light up! Thanks for your detailed construction explanations and all your inspiration!

Linda said...

I have a grandson who is a leader at scout camp during the summer, see would love this card.
All of you have great ideas. Thank you

Robin said...

You are an expert at hiding those wires! The camping card is absolutely one of the best cards I've ever seen!! Love it!

Michelle said...

Great cards! I love, love, love that spaceship. So clever!

Sandy Patrick said...

Absolutely de-LIGHT-ful! Love both of these cards!

SommerBrooke said...

These are THE most AMAZING cards ever!!!!!

Tanya C said...

It's amazing that you were able to complete two great cards!

NancyR said...

Very cute! Love the campground.

Brebda said...

I am so impressed with the cards and lights! Wow, I have to say that I love the camping card the most. Thank you for sharing

slbt17 said...

WOW! Love them both - Excellent job!

Lisa R. said...

These cards are outta this world. The light up cards seemed intimidating, but I really want to give it a try. TFS

Sierra VC Bliss said...

Wowzee! What can I say? Both cards are exceptional! I just started working with the Chibi lights but I really like the EZ Lights for the popups. However the EZ lights are a bit expensive on my budget.

Denise Bryant said...

Such fun details! Fantastic cards!

Irene Mendes said...

Wooowww, Love this amazing card, and the lights, wooowww, makes everthing so mush more interesting!!!!!! Stunning as usual. Hugs Irene

Brandi said...

Such creativity! And love those lights!

Nicky Foden said...

Love both your light up cards. Adorable.

Keishea A said...

Love the creativity. The camping card is amazing!

Lisa said...

Love both cards! I need to make the camping card and have all the supplies but these fabulous lights.

Sue D said...

These are so cute. love the space and the camping theme. My grandchildren would love to receive a light up pop up card like these.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: You make the most awesome cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Susan Y said...

Wow! Love both cards! So much detail and fun packed in each card!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These cards are awesome! Great job. :)

Ameretto said...

Fantastic!!!

Unknown said...

OMG!! Love it!!!

Lorrie Chopp said...

OMG!! Love it!!!

Connie said...

Hi Karen :) You have a new follower. Your cards are delightful!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Tami said...

Love the moose and night stars

LoveSnailMail said...

Perfect for my son!

LoveSnailMail said...

Perfect for my son!

Joy P said...

Your cards have such personality & the lights just add to that making them fun.

Annette Reed said...

These are fantastic! I am especially interested in that rocket card. It would be perfect for my grandson. I'm always looking for fun interactive cards for his birthday. I love all the details of these cards. That moose is adorable. All the lights just add to the WOW element.

BeverlyBL said...

Love your cards. Not sure I could have stuck with it, but the result was worth it.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are just fabulous! It really looks like that rocket is blasting off with the way that you made it. Good job.
Carol b

D.Ann C said...

The rocket is AMAZING and the fabulous camping one still has me laughing!!!

Vivian C. said...

Both cards are AWESOME!!!! Love all your details. Appreciate you including how you worked things out.

cecelia cole said...

I love all the inspiration for pop and lights!

Anonymous said...

Pretty! This was a really wonderful post. Thank you for providing these details.