Thursday, January 20, 2022

Facebook Live Valentine Pop Up Crocodile Card


I love to make pop up cards with Karen Burniston's Bitty Ball and Animal Add-on dies and I featured many of them in my YouTube video this week. Today on my Facebook Live I showed how to make this adorable Valentine Pop Up Crocodile card that I am going to send to my grandson. If you were unable to watch when it was live, you can catch a replay here on my Facebook page. Here is a look at the cute crocodile close up:


He is even cuter when you see him pop up, so be sure to check out either the FB Live or the Youtube video from Monday where you can see all the animals pop up when the card is opened. Here is a look at the front of the card when closed:


Today's pop up card featured the following dies from Karen Burniston: Bitty Ball Die Set, Animal Add-ons 4, Alphabet and Bayou Animals. I also used Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Circle dies and KS Spectrum Of Love Slimline Paper Pad. Here is a look at the front of the card:

I am doing a Facebook Live every Thursday on my Karen's Kreative Kards Facebook Page, so be sure to check back next week at 7:00 pm cst for another. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Alligator and Frog Bitty Ball Animals From My Newest Video


My favorite Karen Burniston dies of all time are the Animal Add-ons and Bitty Ball dies and I was so happy to see 3 more animals in the newest release! The Animal Add-ons #4 can create and octopus which I shared yesterday on my blog and in my new video as well as alligators (or crocodiles) and frogs! There is also a new Bayou Animals die set that has a little alligator and frog and I used them both on these new cards.


I also used Karen's Alphabet set and new Hugs word set and I love how this card turned out! 

I love to use jokes on my kids cards and the punch line for this question is on the inside where the super cute frog pops up:




To really appreciate these animals you need to watch the video here and see them pop up when the cards are opened! And/or you can watch me making another alligator card in my new FACEBOOK LIVE Thursday at 11:00 cst or on replay on my Facebook page later here: https://www.facebook.com/Karens-Kreative-Kards-104685005227634

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us and of course used Karen Burniston's dies in that card.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Pop Up Animal Cards With Karen Burniston's Octopus, Alligator and Frog Bitty Ball Dies


Kids of all ages love pop up interactive cards and I was thrilled recently to see a new release by Karen Burniston with three more bitty ball add-ons! I made all three animals and share them in a new video here. My favorite of the new animals in the Animal Add-ons #4 is the octopus and here is the one I made in the video: 


I love to use jokes on my cards and here is the front with the rest of the joke and a close up of my blue octopus:



Isn't he adorable? The little octopus is from Karen's Ocean Animals die set as is the Flap and Closure Die Set, and I used a Stampin' Up die set to cut his baseball hat. The wonky wavy square and slimline rectangle dies are from Kat Scrappiness. I also made a pink octopus using this new die set and Karen Burniston's Bitty Ball die set as I show in the new video, and here are some pictures of that card: 




On the front of this one I used sentiment dies from Kat Scrappiness and Neat & Tangled. I also featured Karen Burniston's new Labels Crosshatch and Hugs Word Set as well as her Alphabet Die Set. 

There are also dies to make a frog and an alligator in the new Animal Add-ons die set from Karen Burniston and I show adorable cards made with those in the new video too. 

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us and of course used Karen Burniston's dies in that card.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Change A Bright Feminine Love Card Into a Masculine Teenage Valentine Card


I had so many colorful foil pieces left after creating cards with the new Kat Scrappiness Love Sunburst die for my YouTube video this week, I just couldn't waste them. But I needed a teenage masculine Valentine, not a super bright feminine love card. In my Facebook Live this week, I show how to take the leftover pieces from the card on the left and make a masculine Valentine for my teenage grandson. 


The card I made is an easel card with the embossed sunburst foil toned down by sanding it. Here is a link to my Karen's Kreative Kards Facebook page where you can watch the Live on replay if you missed it at 11:00 CST Thursday. 

Nate is a Dungeons and Dragons fan so I popped up the D&D die with a perfect score for my perfect grandson to hold the easel card up. "You da best" was cut with a die from Simon Says Stamp and of course, the Heart Sunburst die is from Kat Scrappiness. The 3D embossing folder is from Stampin' up.

I am going to try to do a Facebook Live every week so be sure to like and follow Karen's Kreative Kards on Facebook and watch live or on replay there.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

More Love Cards With New Dies from Kat Scrappiness For My Newest Video and Facebook Live!


Today I am sharing many more love cards I made for my newest video. When I saw the new dies in the January release at Kat Scrappiness I could not resist this Smooches Coverplate die - isn't it fun? I cut the coverplate out of white cardstock and attached it to a red cardbase. I inlaid some of the lips with two shades of pink glitter paper and added some x's and o's for Hugs and Kisses which I put on the inside of the card too:


The big lips die, the wonky heart die and the stitched heart background dies are all from Kat Scrappiness and the "hugs & kisses" die is from Karen Burniston. What do you do after cutting out the two pink glitter lips for the last card? Make another card of course using the coverplates off set and a "love you" die from Karen Burniston:



Most of the new dies I chose from the January release at Kat Scrappiness were A2 sized, but that doesn't mean you have to make A2 sized cards. I made this mini-slimline card with red, silver and pink mirror card mini slimline stitched dies from KS and then cut the new Heart Sunburst A2 die out of them for this unique look. The wonky heart die is also from KS and the friend die is from Karen Burniston.

I think this is my favorite of all the cards I made with the dies in the new release at Kat Scrappiness. I die cut the new A2 Heart Sunburst die out of gold, red, blue and green foil cardstock and inlaid the colored pieces back in before embossing the whole piece with a Memory Box 3D embossing folder. The "love" and stitched slimline dies (used to cut the vellum) are also dies from KS. 

There were so many gorgeous pieces left after making this card I made the card below and will make another Heart Sunburst card in my Facebook Live this week so be sure to watch that live on my Facebook page here or later there if you are busy Thursday mornings. If you watch and comment either during the live or before midnight January 13. 2022 on this Live or last week's Live, YOU COULD WIN A PRIZE PACKAGE OF DIES WORTH $100! (USA mailing addresses only.) 

I hope my cards inspire you to watch the video and Facebook Live and give some of the ideas and products a try!

I am entering this card in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp as I am using all new dies from Kat Scrappiness on these cards. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Try A New Fun Fold Card with New Love Dies From Kat Scrappiness


I was so inspired by the new January release of dies from Kat Scrappiness that I made a bunch of love cards and shared them all in a new video here. The card I make in the video is called a Miura Card or Mini-Miura fun fold card. I learned how from a combination of many tutorials I found and I combined the best tips to make my own as I show in the video. Here is the version I made in the video:


Isn't that an unique fun fold? Mine stands up because I added an extra piece in the back and it folds flat to mail as shown here:


The fronts of both of these cards were created with a beautiful new cover plate die from Kat Scrappiness called Stitched Hearts and iridescent mirror card from Tonic Studios. Here are some more pictures of the blue version:



The layered "sending my love" is also a new die from the January release at Kat Scrappiness and the heart in the center of both cards is from the Hearts of Love Shaker Die Set. The two sided heart paper on both cards is also new from Kat Scrappiness and is called Spectrum of Love Slimline Paper Pad. It is best of course to watch the video to learn how to make this card, but here are some pictures of my template so you  can see the measurements clearly:




I had so much fun making these Miura fun fold cards with all the new dies from Kat Scrappiness for my new video and hope my cards inspire you to give some of the ideas and products a try!

I am entering this card in the Something New challenge at Simon Says Stamp as this is a totally new fold for me. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Trying Something New and Prize Package You Could Win


I tried something new today- I did my first Facebook Live and showed how to make this Valentine version of the Standing Pop Up fun fold. There were no production disasters but the engagement was not there as I hoped. But you can watch it later now on my Facebook page here and I hope you will and then comment or ask a question. If you are not already a Follower, please follow the new Karen's Kreative Kards business Facebook page and watch the brief video showing how I made this card: 




I debossed the red iridescent cardstock (from Tonic Studios) with a new A2 Stitched Coverplate die from Kat Scrappiness. The layered heart die is from Birch Press Designs, the sentiment die is from Lawn Fawn and the torn heart die is from Dies...To Die For.

I appreciate anyone who takes the time to watch the FB Live video even if after it was live. I decided to offer a prize to draw attention to my first one and it is a package of dies valued at $100:


I am extending the time frame to comment on the FB Live video to include next week's at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thursday January 13, 2022 and that day until midnight CST. You can comment on each of the two FB Lives for two chances at winning this prize (USA mailing addresses only please.) Please share this opportunity to see cards made Live and maybe win the prize with your cardmaking friends and thanks for your support!