Monday, February 20, 2023

Karen Burniston - KB Riley LLC February 2023 New Release Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our Karen Burniston Products - KB Riley LLC February Release Blog Hop. The Design Team have come together with Karen today for a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 6 new dies. Sneak peeks of the new release started last week, and the dies are available to order NOW!

This release includes:
  • 1 new Charm die sets
  • 1 new Word set
  • 1 new Tiny House Add-Ons sets
  • 1 new Pop-up die sets
  • 1 new Crosshatch die sets
  • 1 new Border 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, 27th February 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 card for the blog hop uses the brand new Beach Bar Tiny House Add-On, along with the Beach Borders and the new Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour. I couldn't wait to make a Beach Bar using the Tiny House Add-On. So I got my sketch pad out and came up with an idea. 
I wanted the inside to look like an island getaway with a bright and colorful beach bar front and center. I made the Beach Bar a tropical blue color and created a weathered wood paneling on the bar. I made the bar top and legs a bright yellow and also created a wood panel look on them. I used a combination of Copic markers and PrismaColor Premier pencil crayons. 
I used the thatched roof dies to create the Beach Bar roof, adding a bit of Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the edges. 
I added a couple of cocktails to the bar part, using the side of the building to prop them up. I tried using a piece of acetate to hold the drinks up, but it wouldn't fold down properly and then I couldn't close the card, so I went with using the hut to hold them up. 
I added two of the Palm Trees that come with the Beach Bar Add-On, to the back of the bar. 

I made the card 5.5 x 5.5 and created water backgrounds for the inside of the card using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. I sprayed water on the cardstock after I inked it and dabbed it with a kleenex to create water marks. 

I cut out two pieces of kraft cardstock and created an island. Once I had the island cut out, I added Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the edges and flicked Distress Spray in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo over the island pieces to create a sand look. 

I used the smallest circle die in the Circles - Crosshatch set to create the floaty rings the hippo and elephant are on. Then I found a smaller circle die to cut out the center. With a pencil, I drew out the colored areas of each floaty and then colored them in with Copic markers. 

I die cut the Hippo, Elephant and Pig from the Safari Animals and the Chicken, Pig and Lamb die set. I die cut them a second time using a patterned paper to create swimsuits for the animals. Then I used the Tiny Accessories 1 die set to create sun glasses. 

I die cut the turtle from the Sea Animals die set and added him to the island. I added some different colored shells from the Tropical Scene die set. I then die cut the tiny crabs from the new Beach Border set and added them around the island. 

I die cut the sentiment "Enjoy the Waves" from the Mini Alphabet and Numbers and Alphabet die sets. 

For the front of this card, I created a background that is 4.5 x 5.5 and added a 1inch strip of patterned cardstock to the right edge. I then created a band to go around the card to keep it closed using the same patterned paper. I added the drinks border from the new Beach Borders and colored the drinks in with sparkly pens in various colors. 

I created the beach scene using the Tropical Scene die set. I added the palm trees from the Palm Tree Pop-Up die set. 

I die cut the Crab from the new Sea Charms die set, trimming the charm hole from the top. 

I die cut the sentiment "Life's A Beach" using the Mini Alphabet and Numbers die and the brand new Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour die set. 

I die cut some clouds for the background using My Favorite Things Stitched Clouds and made the sky using Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.
I just love how this card turned out. The little Beach Bar was simple to create and can be added to any sized card. I love the thatched roof!! 

Thank you so much for joining the Karen Burniston February 2023 New Release Blog Hop! To head to our next amazing designer, click the link below. You will find a list of our Design Team members and links to their blogs. Also please be sure to leave your name and email address so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner of the $25.00 gift certificate!!


  1. I love your island! Can’t wait to get my Beach Bar add-ons!
    Sue Stutzman -

  2. Sooo cut...LOVE the piggy!

  3. These cards are so, so, so cute!!!! I love your creativity in using dies from various sets (like the pig!) to add to the scene!

  4. You are so creative. Love the Island theme. Marsha Wyman email wyman1230@

  5. I love this card and if I wasn’t excited enough to get my hands on Karen Burniston’s new release your card is over the top amazing!

  6. I love your card. Love the hippo in a tube floating! Hope I win. Donna OHara

  7. I really like how you made an island around the hut and those adorable animals swimming are the best! Makes me happy.

  8. So clever! I love the animals hanging out.

  9. Great card! I feel like I'm on an island!

  10. A fabulous looking
    card and the bar is
    so cute!
    Carla from Arizona

  11. I love how the animals are floating around enjoying the sun on Your card. I will definately use that angle too! scrapparen at gmail dot com

  12. I love how the animals have escaped the cold to find a place to enjoy the sun. What a fun beach card!

  13. Oops. Accidentally posted anonymously. I love how the animals have escaped the cold to find a place to enjoy the sun. What a fun beach card!

  14. Love the animals hanging out on the beach

  15. I love your card, and the front I love it. I love the animal's chilling and floating on the tubing or the life preserve. This card is just fun all the way around.
    You can get me on Facebook, on Karen Burniston page or the peeps page. Or you can email me.

  16. Very nice beach card. The border drinks add a nice touch to the front of the card.

  17. The card is so cute.

  18. I liked your card a whole lot but I LOVE the cute floating hippo and also the charms.

  19. I liked your card a whole lot but I LOVED the cute floating hippo and also the charms

  20. You card is so cute. I love these lovely animals relaxing on the beach an o corse the wonderful beach bar.

  21. Lots of cute idea's used in this card. Love the floating animals.


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