Sep 28, 2021

Where the Skeletons Live

 Hello, it’s Sue of Ully Cat’s World and today we are making a slimline pop-up Halloween card using Karen Burniston dies. 




You will need:

·         One lightweight white cardstock 8 3/4 inches x 3 7/8 inches

·         One lightweight white cardstock 9 inches x 3 7/8 inches scored and folded 1/4 inch from top

·         Two black spider web paper 8 3/4 inches x 3 7/8 inches

·         Two orange leaf paper 8 1/4 inches x 3 7/16 inches

·         One orange leaf paper8 3/4 inches x 3 7/8 inches

·         Two 1 1/2-inch circles

·         Cut from House & Fence Pop-Up set

o   One green patterned cardstock platform

o   Two black fences coated with clear gloss

o   Two path stones from gray or black inked with white

·         Cut from Holiday House Set

o   Two houses complete houses including roof, trim, windows and door (I cut the door from a skeleton paper. The orange and red papers had a shiny coating on them.)

·         Cut from Tree Pop-Up Set

o   Two trees from gray paper

o   One set of oak leaves from orange sparkle paper

·         Cut from Halloween Charms set

o   One Happy Halloween from black paper

o   Three blacks from Happy Halloween oval in black

o   Two spiders from black and use die stencils and white gel pen to ink in face

·         Cut from Winter Charms set

o   One large fir tree

o   One small fir tree

·         Save trimmed strips for additional decorations.


Do a practice layout before adhering pieces to front panel (
I decided I didn’t want the windows boarded up if the skeletons lived there.)


Use strong red double-sided tape on the platform tabs and on the top tab of longest white card base piece. See photo for exact location of tape. Adhere the longest card base to shorter base. The tab will be on the card back.




Use Scor-tape on the decorative paper panels, placing on the backside of panel around all edges. To make the panels easier to position, peel back tape at all corners and fold backing paper so the tails stick out from edges as shown in the photos. Once positioned where you want press down corners and then peel off backing paper on each side and press down to adhere.



Once all layers of decorative papers have been adhered to cover all four sides of card base, place the platform on the bottom inside of card with taped edges just below the case base fold as shown in photo. Hold center tab down and peel off tape from it and the two platform tabs. Fold down card base top and adhere base to it. Fold down front tab of platform to desired position. Peel backing off tape and adhere to base. Platform should pop up when card is opened. Fold the two strips cut with platform die and glue into slots as shown in photo.


You can now decorate the card. Assemble houses as shown on packaging. Glue tall trees to inside top panel before gluing house to pop-up piece on platform. Glue tiny fir trees to strips on platform. One of the orange circles is glued behind the Happy Halloween sentiment on the front. Trim fence to fit the edge of platform and bend back one section to be a gate. Trim off the gate’s “foot” as it will be a catching point when the card is opened and closed. It is easier to glue down the stone path before gluing on the fence.


The finished card will fit into a #10 business envelope.

Hope this fun card has put a smile on your face and provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

Dies from Dies R Us:

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Holiday House-1144

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - House & Fence Pop-Up - 1015

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Tree Pop-Up -1005

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Halloween Charms- 1058

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Winter Charms -1018

·         1 ½ inch circle

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·         CosmicShimmer - Specialist Acrylic Glue - 125ml

·         Sizzix - Big Shot PLUS die cutting Machine

·         Scor-Pal- Scor-Tape 1/4"

 

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Sep 27, 2021

Season's Greetings

Hello, Alicia posting my final card for the Inspiration Team today.  I jumped ahead a season to create this Karen Burniston winter card.  I have always had so much fun playing with her animals and characters.  The first time I use one of her dies, I will go to Karen Burniston YouTube channel and watch her assembly video.  This is my first time using the Winter Animals set so I watched that video. 


I very much enjoy her tips such as using the die as a stencil.  I used it here to detail the hat on the penguin with a white gel pen.  I used the same plaid paper for Ms. Claus's suit and the penguin's hat and scarf.


I layered some trees cut from a green patterned paper on white glitter stitched hillside border.  I used the same white glitter paper for Ms. Claus's trim and the penguin's pom on his hat. I colored Ms. Claus's cheeks and cut her glasses from silver metallic paper.  I layered all the pieces on patterned paper.  I layered the the snowy hill cut on the patterned paper then die cut the stitched rectangle for a uniform look.

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Sep 24, 2021

Random Acts of Kindness!

Hello, crafty Dies R Us fans! Leslie here from Love To Scrap 2 and I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a set of RAK artist trading coins featuring the gorgeous Memory Box Love Circle, Pinpoint Heart Circle, Cupid Circle, Peaceful Butterfly Circle and Jumping Bunny Circle. I am an ATC fiend and I love them in all varieties - cards, coins and cubes! I've never made any ATCs with a 'random acts of kindness' theme so I thought that would be different and fun, and these dies were just the ticket!



These were easy and all made the same way, so let's do it up!

1. Using the Memory Box Love CirclePinpoint Heart CircleCupid CirclePeaceful Butterfly Circle and Jumping Bunny Circle, cut the focals for all five of the ATCs from light pink, medium pink, red, light purple and light gray cardstock.



2. Using a 2-1/2" circle punch (the standard size of an artist trading coin), punch the bases from heavy-weight white cardstock and the backgrounds from a variety of colored cardstock and patterned papers. The sky is the limit with regard to colors and embellishments.



3. Adhere the layers for each coin together. 



4. Stamp a 'kindness' sentiment on each one in black ink, and boom, you're finished! So fun!



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Memory Box Pinpoint Heart Circle
Memory Box Cupid Circle
Memory Box Peaceful Butterfly Circle
Memory Box Jumping Bunny Circle

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Sep 21, 2021

Fall Is In The Air

Hello, it’s Sue of Ully Cat’s World and today we are making an autumn birthday pop-up card for a gardener using Karen Burniston dies.


Cut the two printed papers to 4 15/16 inches x 7 inches. Position them inside the card base so that there is a gap between the papers where the fold can be seen. Using removable tape, tape them together and place the chair die with the nibs over the fold.


Run taped papers with die through die-cutting machine.


Glue printed papers inside card base, adding matching scraps of papers to cover the open spaces left where the chair is cut away.


Cut chair, arms and seat from woodgrain paper. (I made my own woodgrain paper using a woodgrain stamp that I heat embossed with watermark ink and clear embossing powder.)


Fold woodgrain chair folds as shown on packaging. Glue wood grain chair to patterned paper chair matching up the seat, back, arms and leg pieces. Train the chair to pop-up by opening and closing card a few times.


Decorate card with the garden charm set cutting off the charm loops. (I dirtied-up the tools and gloves with brown ink.)

The chrysanthemum-like flowers are made with the smallest flower from the FlowerPot Pop-up or Flowersand Bee set cut like fringe around the center circle. Cut two, fringe, push up fringed petals and glue one on top of the other. Glue three flowers onto foliage from charm set. Trim foliage as needed.

Round flowerpots and watering can over a marker or glue bottle. Add oak leaves from TinyTree Pop-Up to potted flowers and around card.

Make flowerpots and watering can pop-up taking printed paper cut into strips and folded and glued into squares. Glue pot to square and into card.

The front of the card is made with a label die and a sentiment from KarenBurniston Word Set 7 - Autumn.

(I used a fine tipped glue bottle to added glue to the die-cut words that worked extremely well. Then I used a fine-tipped brown pen to mark stitches using the die as a stencil.)

Inside, the “HappyBirthday” is another KarenBurniston die that has been colored with Distress Ink. A label die-cut is used for a personal message.

Hope this fun card has put a smile on your face and provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊

Dies from Dies R Us:

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Adirondack Chair Pop-Up -1071

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Garden Charms -1085

·         KarenBurniston - Dies - Tiny Trees Pop-Up - 1156

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Flowerpot Pop-Up – 1010

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Flowers and Bee – 1026

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Happy Birthday - 1030

·         KarenBurniston – Dies – Word Set 7 – Autumn - 1060

Additional Supplies Used from Dies R Us:

·         Cosmic Shimmer - Specialist Acrylic Glue - 125ml

·         Sizzix - Big Shot PLUS die cutting Machine

·         Distress Ink

·         Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator & Bottle

 

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Sep 20, 2021

Sending Hugs

 Hello, Alicia with you today.  I have several cards I created with the Altenew Gradient Stripes die.  This die really lends itself to using the negative pieces.  Therefore, it works great in creating many cards in one sitting.  I used pattern paper to make the cards even more interesting.

All of the cards use Quick Quotes double sided designer paper, using double sided papers is another great way to stretch the negatives.  This first card uses the inside of a pattern paper.


This card uses the outside filled with a more solid but still patterned paper.  I used a coordinating solid paper to die cut the sentiment.


This card uses the same paper collection with a different paper.


Another view.  I just love how the inlaid pieces fit perfectly.


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