Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC September Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 9 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!
This release includes:
- 2 new Script Sentiment Die Sets
- 3 new Border Die Sets
- 2 new Pop-up Die Sets
- 1 new Add-on Die Sets
- 1 stand alone Die Set
Dies are available to order now on the website.
To celebrate the release Karen Burniston and each of the Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC Design Team members will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to some lucky person who comments on our blog posts, so make sure you join the hop and comment on everyone's blog post. Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received on our blog posts by Monday,25th September 2023. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop posts to enter! Don't forget to leave some way for us to contact you, in case you are a lucky winner!
My Blog Hop card features the new Oven Pop-Up and Oven Extras!!
For my card, I started with a 5x7 card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb smooth white cardstock. I found this great patterned paper from Michaels and used that for the floor and the brick wall background.
I began by die cutting the pop-up mechanism. Because I wanted to expand my counters, I die cut two pop-up mechanisms. One was glued into the middle of the card. The second, I used to create additional pop-up area, as shown below.
First, I butted the second mechanism up to the first. Then with my pencil, I traced the outline of the mechanism onto the bottom piece. I did the same for the other side of the pop-up.
This way, when the pieces are cut they easily fit together, creating a seamless area for the counters and oven to pop-up together.
Once I had the areas traced out, I carefully cut them with a pair of scissors. I discarded the remaining pop-up mechanism, because I didn't need the middle area.
Once I had all the pop-up mechanism pieces ready, I began gluing them into my card. I started with the middle piece, folding and gluing as per the packaging instructions.
For the two smaller pieces, I just followed the same directions, butting them up next to the middle pop-up area, as shown below.As you can see, they make one larger area for more counter space! This is great given all the fantastic extras in the Oven extras die set.
Once I had all the pop-up mechanisms in place, I added my oven. I used Simon Says Stamps Lipstick Red cardstock for the oven. I also added a grey and black area on the inside of the oven, so when you open the door the back of the oven door is grey and the inside is black.
I also added a sparkly red front to the oven door. A good tip for the oven pop-up is to make sure that whatever cardstock you use, be sure that you can glue on top of the surface. I had originally used the red shiny cardstock for the entire oven, but it wouldn't stay glued to the counter top.
Once I had my oven in place, I added the four cupboard pieces. To make these, I die cut four cupboard pieces, adding drawers to two and doors to the other two. I then cut two additional door pieces that come with the Oven Extras and glued them to the underside of both cupboards, leaving enough space on one side to attach to the oven.
I also found, when making my first card, that the extra cupboard needed some extra support, so I die cut some of the little additional pop-up pieces and added one each side of the extra cupboards, as shown to the left and below.
I then glued each cupboard piece to the pop-up mechanism in the card, using my Lineco Neutral pH glue. Once the glue set, I closed my card to make sure everything worked correctly.
I added some Copic markers to the fronts of my cupboards and drawers to add some dimension to the fronts of them.
I die cut black circles and added them as drawer and cupboard door handles.
I die cut the extra pieces to go on the oven, like the knobs and elements. I also die cut the pieces for the inside of the oven. I wanted my oven to have two racks on the inside, so I die cut one rack for the bottom of the oven area. Then I die cut some more of the little pop-up extra pieces and created two black pop-up mechanisms, placing them on top of the bottom rack. These hold up the second rack. Once I had the second rack glued in place, I could add my cookie sheet with the little gingerbread cookies on it.
I also die cut a second cookie sheet to go on top of the oven. For this one, I added the hearts and stars die cuts. I added gold Liquid Pearls on top of the stars and red glitter Stickles to the tops of the hearts.
I added the oven handle to the front of the oven door using a shiny metallic cardstock. I would advice you use something heavy for this piece because it's what you use to open the oven door. Next time, I will double up mine so the handle is more durable.
I then die cut the pieces for the upper cabinets, including the vent for the oven. I did the same thing for the upper cabinets that I did for the bottom cabinets, adding Copic marker details to give them dimension.
I wanted to have a Christmas theme to it, so I once I had all my cabinets in place, I got out the Fireplace Extras 1 and added the green trim to the top of the cupboards. I also added a red bow from the same die set and then using the glitter red Stickles, added holly berries to it as well. I also die cut four wreaths from the Gingerbread Tiny House Add-Ons and added bows to them as well. I glued them onto the cupboard fronts.
I then die cut all the Oven Pop-Up and Oven Extra elements, such as the stand mixer, loaf of bread, turkey and pot.
With some of these, I used the little pop-up piece, but with others such as the loaf of bread, I used foam squares. These still work well with closing the card.
Once I had all my elements added, I stamped three little mice from Lawn Fawn's A Creature Was Stirring stamp set. I colored them using Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. Then I added them to my card. I had to use foam squares for them so they would stay on the card. I then die cut two ovals using Ovals - Crosshatch and added them like a rug to the floor. I die cut the "Merry Christmas" sentiment using the new Small Script - Christmas die set and added it to the "rug".
For the front of my card, I used the same patterned cardstock as the inside. I added some bright green to give it a splash of color. Then using the Baking Charms, I die cut several items from heavy weight smooth white cardstock and silver cardstock. I colored some using Copic markers. Then for the hearts, I added some red glitter Stickles gel.
I die cut the word "Whisk" from the Mini Alphabet and Numbers die set. I stamped the "We" and "You A" from MFT - Bitty Holiday Wishes.
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