Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Merry Everything! Using Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-Up

 Hello and welcome! Do you ever find a paper pack that just makes you smile, and you come up with all kinds of different ideas on how to use it? Well, that is just what the Doodlebug Designs Winter Wonderland paper pack did for me. I absolutely fell head over heels for this cute paper design. So, todays card features the Winter Wonderland paper and Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-Up

When I recently made a card for the Karen Burniston Design Team monthly challenge, I used patterned paper from the same paper pack. I just loved how the card turned out and especially how the snowmen in the card turned out. So, while flipping through YouTube, I found a how-to video from Karen Burniston on how to make a mini slimline card with the Explosion Pop-Up. Inspiration hit and so I headed into my office to create this card. 

I started by cutting a piece of heavy weight (110lb) smooth white cardstock 6 x 7, folding at the 3.5 mark to make a mini slimline card base. Then, using the light blue snowflake paper, cut both explosion side panels. I glued them into my card and measured the space in between the outer panels. Then, I cut a piece measuring 3 3/8 x 6 and cut the pop-up mechanism for the center of the card. Once I had the inner piece glued into the card, I cut a strip the said "let it snow" from the paper pack and glued it to the top and bottom of the inside of the card. This covers up and imperfections and adds that little extra to your card. 

Using Karen Burniston's Short Rectangles - Crosshatch dies I made the inner piece that is glued to the pop-up mechanism. I die cut the scalloped edge piece from smooth white cardstock and used the smaller crosshatch die on a dark blue patterned paper to make the background. 

I die cut the word "Merry" from white glitter cardstock and heavy weight black cardstock, using Karen Burniston's Alphabet die set. I glued the glitter piece to the black piece to give the letters some dimension and strength, then using a ruler, glued them down to the inner pop-up. I stamped the sentiment "everything" from MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes on heavy weight smooth black cardstock using VersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

I die cut the snowmen from Karen Burniston's Snowman die set and added some details using Copic markers. Then using some glitter cardstock, I cut out a bunch of different snowflakes from various die sets and glued them into the card. I die cut a smaller rectangle to place on the bottom of the card so the sender could write a personal message to the recipient. 

For the front of the card, I die cut a rectangle from the Short Rectangles - Crosshatch in the largest size using the same paper from the inside of the card. I added another snowman to the front and several snowflakes. 

Using Karen Burniston's Alphabet die set again, I cut the word "Joy" out and added it to the front, once again cutting it out of black cardstock as well to give it dimension. 

From the same MFT stamp set, I stamped the sentiment "from me to you" and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

I am so excited for how well this card turned out. It's cute but has that WOW factor when you open to reveal the explosion pop-up. To watch Karen Burniston's YouTube on how to make the explosion pop-up in a mini slimline, click here

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


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