Monday, June 16, 2014

Daisy the Wonder Dog | Accordion Album

Hi everyone! Long time no craft! Well, at least for me. The June Designer Challenge from Karen Burniston was jut what I needed to get me motivated. This months challenge was to use any of the Accordion Album dies and showcase at least one photo. I have a few photos of my Daisy dog I wanted to show case so it came together super fast.


Daisy the Wonder Dog by @gscrapbooks

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sending Smiles Across the Miles | card

It’s that time again! Time for the May Designer Challenge from Karen Burniston. This months theme was FLY. I grabbed my Accordion Circle Die and some Lawn Fawn stamps and got to work.


Sending Smiles Across the Miles by @gscrapbooks

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day | card

Welcome to the April Pop It Ups Challenge! This months theme was either Mother’s Day or babies. A few weeks back I received Karen Burniston’s new embossing folders in the mail and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with one of them… and since it fit perfectly with a Mother’s Day idea, that’s what I went with. Hope you like it!


Happy Mother’s Day card by @gscrapbooks

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Merry Christmas | card

I know, I know, it’s April 1st! Why am I posting a Christmas card? Because I can!!! What can I say, I was inspired and went for it. I’ve got another card to share with you today using the House Pivot Die Pop It Ups from Karen Burniston. I am loving it!


Merry Christmas card by @gscrapbooks

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hey Buddy card using the NEW House Pivot Die

Check it out! Elizabeth Craft Designs and Karen Burniston are pre-releasing one of Karen’s dies from the summer collection. Check out the super cute House Pivot Die Pop It Ups! The new die will be shipping mid-April. I can’t even tell you how much I adore that fence.


Hey Buddy card by @gscrapbooks

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Trails | card

Happy Trails card by @gscrapbooks

I decided to make a card with the Pop It Ups Accordion Circle die set. When I see it I automatically think mini-album since you can extend the pieces to however many pieces you want but I LOVE how it looks as a card. I will definitely being doing it again. I think it’s a fun interactive twist. :-)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish You a Magical Day!

Irish You a Magical Day! card by @gscrapbooks

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from me to you! I decided to get my green on (my favorite color by the way) and join in the Irish fun. I made this card using the Lucy Label Pop It Ups and two fun stamp sets from Paper Smooches.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Celebrate | Spring card

Celebrate | Spring card by @gscrapbooks

Welcome to another Designer Challenge for Pop It Ups by Karen Burniston! This months theme was Spring or Easter. I kept eyeing the butterfly set and decided to go the Spring route.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day | cards

Welcome to the first official Pop It Ups Designer Challenge Team Challenge (say that three times fast!). This months challenge was to use one of the three pivot cards from Karen’s new Pop It Ups Line with ECD. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I chose the Heart Pivot Card.


Happy Valentines Day cards by @gscrapbooks

I am loving how this project turned out… and it was super easy! Four quick and easy cards in no time flat! I also am crushing on Head Over Heels Bo Bunny paper I found.


Happy Valentine’s Day cards by @gscrapbooks

I used four different pieces of cardstock for the background and two pieces of double sided patterned paper. I kept the design the same for each card to make production fast. However by mixing and matching the different papers, it gives each card it’s own distinct look.


Happy Valentine’s Day cards by @gscrapbooks

On the inside of the card I used different words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Everything stamp set to create the sentiment plus a little heart, which I colored with a Copic.



Fun tip: When I adhered my patterned paper on the front of my card before I cut it with the heart, I only added adhesive to the top, right side, and bottom edges. When the card was open and I cut it with the pivot die and then folded it, that made the patterned front heart piece loose (i.e. not glued down). I snipped the two pieces holding that heart away using scissors. That patterned paper heart piece from the front now fits perfectly on the inside left heart in the card. I then went back on the front and glued down the remaining patterned paper edges.


Close Up

Instead of showing all four cards individually, I decided to show a close up of just one since they are all the same basic design. I picked my personal favorite. ;-)


Happy Valentines Day card by @gscrapbooks

The cute key and smaller heart pieces were made with coordinating dies that are included with the Heart Pivot die.


Happy Valentines Day card by @gscrapbooks

I love making batches of cards like this. Lots of cards in a short amount of time! There is also a Katie Label Pivot Card die set as well as a Butterfly Pivot Card die set.



Be sure to check out Karen Burniston’s Facebook page for more awesome cards using Pop It Ups Dies!



Monday, January 27, 2014

Nathan | Mini Album

I think this might be my favorite out of all the CHA samples I made for Karen using her awesome new dies. Probably because it shows off one of my kids. ;-)

Nathan | Mini Album by @gscrapbooks

I made this mini album using the Accordion Fancy Label die set and the Fancy Frame Edges. I wanted to keep it simple so my son could be the stand out – I think it turned out perfect!


The Front

Nathan | Mini Album by @gscrapbooks


Full View

Nathan | Mini Album by @gscrapbooks


Close Up of the Left Side

Nathan | Mini Album by @gscrapbooks

The blue label was cut with an accessory die that comes with the Accordion Fancy Label set. It actually comes with quite a few so you get a lot of bang for your buck. The red frame was cut using using one of the edges from the Fancy Frame Edges. I just cut four individual pieces, lined up the edges, and wa-la! Instant frame!


Close Up of the Right side

Nathan | Mini Album by @gscrapbooks

The blue and white labels were both cut with an accessory dies that comes with Accordion Fancy Label set and I cut another red frame using the Fancy Frame Edges.



Other: Patterned Paper – Upbeat (Bright Side, Lawn Fawn)
Here’s the awesome thing about the accordion album… there is more than one design! There is always an Accordion Circle Card and an Accordion Oval Card. Both have matching frame edges as well. I’m excited to make something with each of them.

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