Monday, December 4, 2017

Karen Burniston Dies

Welcome back to Robin's Crafting Nest!

Today I am moving a little out of my comfort zone... A card with no coloring!  My card is made with just die cuts.  I have these fantastic dies from Karen Burniston that make really cool cards.  I am using three different die sets on this card: Snowman, Word Set 3 - Holiday, and Twist Panel Pop-up.  Now let me tell you the Twist Panel Pop-up make the cutest Pop-up card centers.  When your recipient opens the card the inside pops up and twists open to display your beautiful creation.  All the dies work so well together along with the rest of her die sets and they were really easy to use.  I love how they come with different layering options to help make card designing easier.

Lets take a look.  I started out with plain blue card stock.  I used one of my many snowflake stamps and stamped it with a darker blue ink to make the background.  The snowman and the words were as simple as picking out the paper I wanted to use and cutting them out with the dies.  Just layer the different pieces of the snowman which are all included in the die set and you have an adorable snowman you can accessorize in any way you want.  I added some bling to the center of the snowflake and his buttons.

Now for the inside of the card.  The Twist Panel Pop-up dies were so easy to use.  Karen Burniston has tutorials online in both paper and video format.  I watched the video to make sure I did it correctly the first time.  It was so much easier then I thought it was going to be.  It is a little intimidating at first but once you try it you will want to make many cards this way.  It is such a cute design that can be used for all kinds of occasions.  Just change up your papers and the accessories you use along with the die set.  The set also comes with an adorable banner and some hearts that I didn't use today on this card but will definitely use in the future.

Since I had the different pieces of the snowman I decided I would put different parts of him on the different panels.  This allowed me to make a cute sentiment to go along with the piece asking "Do you want to build a snowman?"

I wanted to provide a closeup of the sentiment and assembled snowman on the inside of the card.  I really enjoyed working with these dies and it made designing an adorable Christmas card really simple.

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Karen Burniston is Sponsor of the Week over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group.  We have some really fun cards to share this week.

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