Monday 15 December 2014

Karen Burniston's December 2014 Designer Challenge (First Card)

Good morning friends

Yay! It's time for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge and this month Karen's Challenge is "Pop it Ups for every month".  I chose July (Canada Day) and October (Thanksgiving), and will share my October card tomorrow.

I've been using the Spiral Circle Pull Card (SCPC) die a lot lately, so I decided to use it again to create a stylized Canadian flag using red and white card stock.

The SCPC card base was cut from white, and the red panels were embossed using Karen B's Damask embossing folder before attaching to each side.

I used the same embossing folder to emboss the front circle layer - which was cut using the Clock and Gears set as it fits perfectly over the circle area. The leaf was stamped and fussy cut, then popped up with foam tape.

Inside, the optional spiral was cut into the SCPC, centring it on the circle portion. Note, this was done BEFORE attaching the embossed circle & Maple Leaf.  I used the little maple leaf die that comes with the (endlessly versatile) All Seasons Tree, cutting them from red card stock scraps. Glue Dots hold each one in place randomly on the spiral, which is revealed when the card is pulled open.

A little hand lettering around the outer edge and my card was finished!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Designer Challenge Team has come up with - their blogs are linked on the right.

916 Spiral Circle Pull Card, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree (leaves), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
917 Clocks and Gears, Pop it Ups (Circle) - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
KB104 Damask Embossing Folder - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Red card stock
White card stock
Leaf stamp - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. This is the perfect card for Canada Day ... Love love love!

  2. Great looking card!!! I love the maple leaves inside. I'm envisioning some themed stickers for the inside (that I will share with you at a later date). Hmm SCPC...

  3. wonderful card for canadian persons!

  4. What a wonderful card. Gr Marja


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