Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Karen Burniston March 2023 Designer Challenge - Vacation

 Hello and Welcome! It's Designer Challenge time again and this months theme was Vacation! Who doesn't love a vacation? I live in Canada and there are so many beautiful Provincial Parks to camp in and so many cabins you can rent for a week and spend some amazing family time! So for my card, I made a cabin in the woods Vacation. 

I started with an A2 sized card in a dark brown cardstock. I cut two panels from smooth white cardstock and created my background using Distress Oxide ink. 

I used Karen Burniston's Tiny House Pop-Up to create the cabin. I cut the house part out from smooth white cardstock and with a pencil create the logs on the cabin. From there, I used my Copic markers to create the wooden logs. I added wooden window frames and door. 

I added some bushes using the tree leaves from Long Nature Edges 2 and grass using the grass add-on from the Tiny House Pop-Up. I used the stones from the Tiny House Pop-Up and created a path way to the dock. I added some detail using my Copic markers. I added some fish from Karen Burniston's Camping Charms and added detail to them using Copic markers and a white Gelly Pen. I used the Bam Box pop-up and green cardstock to create a place for the trees to pop-up. I used the Christmas Trees Pop Stand and the Evergreen Pivot Panels to create the trees in the background. Then I added details using Copic markers. For the fire pit, I used the fire pit dies that come with the Tent Pop-Up and created the fire beside the cabin. I added details again using Copic markers. I made a little folding pop-up piece for the fire pit. I tried to use a Bam Box Pop-Up but it was too big for the tiny fire. 
For the front of the card, I created a wood patterned paper background using the Rectangles - Crosshatch in the largest size. I then used the Ovals - Crosshatch to create a scene on the front. I used the Outdoor Scene dies to create the trees and created a cloud background using MFT Mini Clouds stencil and Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. 

I used Word Set 6 - Summer to create the "Hello Summer" and "Enjoy" sentiments on the card. For the final touches to the inside of the card, I added some little flowers that I had in my stock of die cuts and I think that gave it the finishing touch of a great summer vacation cabin!

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a beautiful vacation spot and amazing card!

  2. ahhhh I love your little cabin and the fish! The trees and scene are perfect!

  3. I just Love your card. The card is so fun and colorful. Your pop-up cabin is awesome. I think my favorite form of travel is cruising. My dream vacation would have to be a cruise to Australia.

  4. This is my kind of vacation the good outdoors is for me. Very nice card.

  5. Your log cabin is just amazing. Your card reminds me of the camping trips our family took when I was a kid.

  6. What a great card! It reminds me if camping as a child. I would love to hide away in a cabin in them woods. What a great vacation.

  7. I love the cabin and trees! Reminds me of Lake Tahoe!


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