Monday, July 14, 2014

Karen Burniston July Designer Challenge - Christmas in July

For this month's Designer Challenge, the theme is Christmas in July.  I have several cards to share for this challenge, scroll down to see my 2nd card & come back tomorrow to see my quick and simple card. 
You can actually see this card in Karen's Sneak Peak 2 video.  The decision of what die to use was a little hard because Karen Burniston just released some awesome new dies to her Pop It Ups collection - I'd love to use them all!
The base is 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/2 from the top (where I cut Lorna Label) & scored 1 1/4 from the bottom to create the fold in flap.  To get the flap to fold in, I used Dimensionals on the Outdoor Edges so there would be a gap between the card base & the Outdoor Edges that allows the flap to stay tucked in.  I am loving these Outdoor Edges, great not only to make snow hills.....but any hills.

The trees are from Evergreen Pivot Card and I adhered them to the Lorna Label.  The Holiday House is adhered to the bottom bump of the Lorna Label.  The sentiment is stamped on a companion Lorna Label included in the set.

You get lots of decorator pieces in the Holiday House to make your house look festive.  If you're wondering if the Holiday House fits on the House Pivot card, well the answer is yes it does.  I have mailed this card to Karen, so if you attend one of her classes you can see it.

And now, the Ring Accordion with Chilly the Penguin.

I've used Clock & Gears on the front of this Ring Accordion.  The hands of time are holly leaves, in hind sight, I should've put the time to be 12:25 (great idea from Karen herself).  The snowflake is from Circle Spiral Pull Card.

I love it!  Chilly the Penguin is decorating the pine trees from Evergreen Pivot that have been embossed with the embossing feature of the die and just a bit of glitter added.  The lights that Chilly is holding is from Holiday House, I have cut them from Double Sided Adhesive, covered with Cool Silk Microfine Glitter and colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

The Red Metalllic Shimmer Sheetz was easily transformed into an ornament with the accessory dies from Ring Accordion.  The pine sprigs are from Elizabeth Craft Designs' Candle die set.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Happy Stamping,

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Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Card #1
Paper: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel, Real Red Daffodil Delight;
Santa's List (Theresa Collins); Dark Green Velvet Sheet, Yellow Shimmer Sheetz (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up, Outdoor Edges, Spiral Pull Card, Holiday House, Evergreen Pivot Card (Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs); Seasons Greetings (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: 7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dots; stamp from my stash

Paper: Season of Style DSP (retired), , Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Dies: Ring Accordion, Chilly the Penguin, Clock & Gears, Evergreen Pine, Holiday House, Circle Spiral Pull Card (Karen Burniston designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs); Candle (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: 641 Cool Silk Microfine Glitter, 7018 Transparent Glitter/Silver Glitter Dots, 7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dots, Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz, Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz (Elizabeth Craft Designs); Dimensionals (Stampin' Up!)


  1. Love love love! Two awesome cards

  2. Raquel - both cards are amazing. I love the flap on the House Pop up - so clever. And Chilly on the Ring Accordion? Love it!
    Karen A

  3. AWEMAZING creations Raquel...LOVE LOVE LOVE!