As we speak, Karen Burniston is opening the CHA show in Los Angeles with a brand new line of dies, including her signature Pop-Up dies, for the Spring. Any scrapper wanting to lift their pages from the two dimensional world into the 3D realm...this is the place for you. Please visit gscrapbooks.blogspot.com (Gretchen Schmidt) and bonniebruns.typepad.com (Bonnie Bruns) for additional sneakpeaks of the new dies.
Supplies: Sizzix Bigz Die XL-Cupcake, 3D #657133 by Karen Burniston, Sizzix Sizzlets Die Set 3pk-Celebrate Set #657127 by Karen Burniston, kraft paper, K&Company adhesive paper ribbon, K&Company pink knitted lace, Say it in Crystal-Sasha Collection, gelly roll pen-red and silver sparkle, gesso, antique white acrylic paint, diamond dust.
Instructions: Apply thin coat of gesso to top of cupcake, let dry. Paint with acrylic paint and sprinkle with diamond dust. Let dry thoroughly. BE CAREFUL not to glue any Diamond Dust to the bottom tabs or they will not adhere properly to cupcake. Adhere paper, lace and embellishments to the front and inside of card. Add "CELEBRATE" and sentiment. Assemble and adhere cupcake. Use paperclip for closure.
Tired of cheesy, storebought cards?
Supplies: Sizzix Bigz Die-Card Zig Zag 3D (Pop-Up)#657131 by Karen Burniston, colored card stock measuring 4 1/2 x 4 3/4, scrap paper for trim, red velvet ribbon-Recollections Specialty Trim, dangling heart embellishment, spider-K&Company Halloween layered accents, glitter velvet orange-Ribbon Trends, salvaged black beads from Bonnie Bruns studio, mini Twix bars from studio stash.
Instruction: Cut zigzag die out of colored card stock. Carefully cut the inside tab of the angled pieces approximately one-fourth of an inch to accommodate candy. Add sparkly paper scraps or ribbon. Gently work candy into angled pieces. Embellish. Eat several mini Twix bars out of studio stash....just sayin'.
Supplies: Sizzix Bigz XL Die, Snowman 3D (pop-Up) #656460 by Karen Burniston, De Ceremonie Sticky Ribbon-Oriental Trading Co., paper-Basic Grey, Bazzil basic black card stock, Silly eyes, heart- SandyLion Essential Stickers, stick pins, black epoxy corners-Making Memories, black embellishment sfor the front.
Instructions: You'll have to go to your dark place for this one. Make a 6" x 6" card from paper. Cut snowman from black card stock and assemble. Glue on eyes, ribbon for hair, heart, and "x"'s for mouth and to indicate hands and feet. Add ribbon and corners to inside and outside of card. Stamp "Evil Stay Away", rip edges, distress and adhere to front. Add 'gris-gris' elements to the bottom. Stamp "Voodoo Happens" on the inside of card. Place stick pins through piece of foam and adhere.
Warning: This card contains no pink and green!!
Every year I make Valentines for my family and friend. My friend, Evelyn Wells, does not care for this holiday so I make her an "Anti-Valentine". Her love life inspired this card.
Instructions: Print "He Loves Me" sentiments off computer, trim, glue onto bottom section of wheel. Glue sequins in hole. Assemble with heart brad. Adhere wheel to card and trim edges with silver stickles. Sew sequins to front of card. Glue card front to card back. Add sentiments to inside.
Happy Mother's Day
This is my oldest son, Logan. I have three teenage boys and I have been as diligent about teaching them these life skills as my husband has been in playing catch and football in the front yard. In this modern time when we seem to look to everyone around us, I am proud that my boys can take care of themselves.
Supplies: Sizzix Bigz Die XL-Pull Tag Frame Scallop #657136 by Karen Burniston, Bazzil red and grey card stock, Botannical print paper-Anna Griffin, red ribbon corners-K&Company, Red flower-BoBunny ribbon, 'Notes' tag-7 Gypsies, '&' sign-Making Memories, Brocade ribbon-Making Memories Travel Pack.
This was supposed to be a Mother's Day Card but I ran out of patience trying to adhere the thin, curly type to the front.
Instructions: Cut paper to fit front of card, adhere and add flower and corner. Adhere photo to pull tag, embellish, adhere to card following Die instructions. Add photos and sentiments.