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10/26/2014

Karen Burniston Class Cards

Good evening. Sorry to be late sharing the class cards photos but about 1:30pm, my brother (who lives down the street) suggested we all take a ride up into the mountains to see the fall color. Changed clothes and off we go. They had their miniature Schnauzer along, so we took 2 vehicles, as I have a bit of an allergy problem with the dog. It was a magnificent fall day & perfect for a ride. Will share some pictures in another post, as that one will be picture heavy. I snapped photos here & there, but haven't even looked to see what I got. Here's the Friday class cards:

Front of the pine tree popup card (this die was sold out so my friend & I have it on order)

The card opened. This was the easiest card that we made.

Believe this is called the Spiral die. The die just has the mechanism dies or shapes to make the card work. The trims are from other sets. We used the clock face die which has some gear shapes with it.

Swings open to show the interior. Didn't get this die, but my friend did. We tried to get different dies, unless it was something we both loved and thought we might not want to 'share'. Believe this is G45 paper, and it was all gone by the time we checked out. There were about 30 students in the class, and once it ended, there was a mad scramble to make purchases.

Front of the Happy Birthday Popup die. This was simple, just 2 rectangles of card stock, top piece embossed, red trim hides the join and decorated with some dies from an accessory die set.

The interior of the Happy Birthday popup card that was made in class, along with the die that cuts the shapes. The little bear is from another set called Honey bear, and the features have to be cut and assembled. (we got class kits so did no cutting)

Katie Label Accordion die (think Karen said she named this after her Grandmother). This set took most of us the longest of all 4 cards.

Front of the folded up Katie Accordion card.


All three pieces of the Katie Accordion card. The embellishments come from other die sets. I learned a tip for applying this frame (which is similar to the pumpkin swing card shared earlier.  Karen cut the pieces and ran them through a Xyron. Much easier than trying to glue the pieces on. Also said to float each piece evenly on the space, starting with either the bottom or top piece. Then butt up the next adjoining piece matching the miter and using a brayer to roll it down well once the frame is all set. It was much easier than the way I did it!

Hope you enjoyed the cards. It was a very good class, once I calmed down from the stress of our trip up to the shop. There's a lot of information to absorb, so I was very happy when I heard Karen B. say there are Youtubes for each technique! If you have a chance to take a class with Karen Burniston, my recommendation is Go for it!

My intention this afternoon was to pay visits & comments, then share these cards, then finish up the insides of the Halloween cards. {Sigh} I did get round to a couple blogs, but still way behind. I'll do one more post tonight if I have some decent pictures of what we saw today.

Thanks for stopping in. I'll catch up with all my lovely visitors as I can. In the meantime, God Bless and big hugs.





28 comments:

Maxine D said...

That was a lot ot learn in one day, but what a fabulous class it must have been - your cards are stunning Mary.
Blessings
Maxine

Sammy said...

Oh these are just lovely! I especially love the first one. The red and white is such a great colour combination!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun cards Mary - sounds like a great class and the results are fabulous! Hugz

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are awesome cards Mary. Really like the first one - good that it was the easiest!! That accordion one looks complicated but I love it! I wish we had a store in NJ that we could take classes.

mamapez5 said...

Gosh, I´m exhausted just reading all that Mary. You made some lovely cards and learned some new techniques, even if they do need special dies to make them. What a lovely day spent with friends and doing what you enjoy! Kate x

Jean Straw said...

Great set of cards Mary, looks like it was a busy class. I think I like the first one best with pop out trees.
Jean x

crafty-stamper said...

looked like a brilliant class and love all the shaped cards the last one looked very complicated
carol x

Pat said...

Lovely cards Mary all excellently put together. The pop up idea gives a really great finished look. Glad once you got there you had a good day. x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I am loving these cards Momma Mary!!! They aren't what I was expecting, I was thinking about swing cards, but these are so much better than the swing cards!!! Love, love each one. It looks like it was a great class. Me thinks me needs to move to SC so I can go to these great classes with you and Gloria! lol Talk about butting in huh?! We just don't have classes around here that I know about except SU classes. This one looked like it was lots of fun. Hugs, Brenda

Benzi said...

After that terrible trip to get to the shop, it was worth it. Such nice dies and so much fun to be had at this class. Very pretty cards, indeed!

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Mary these are amazing, they look really complicated, fabulous dies and designs, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

Gosh you had a productive time Mary, these look fabulous. Love all your photos from your trip out too, the scenery is beautiful. Carol x

jimlynn said...

This class must have been great!!! Y'all made some fantastic cards. Love he swing cards.
Lynn

Redanne said...

Wow Mary, your cards are gorgeous, love them all. It is lovely that you got to take a Karen class - I so envy you that! Glad you picked up some tips too. Hugs, Anne xx

Hazel said...

Amazing cards they all are lovely. Hazel xx

pam said...

Hi Mary, fantastic cards, love these accordion ones, I have the original 6x6 one of Karens..
Thank you for sharing those amazing photos, beautiful Autumn colours.
pam

Bonnie said...

What an amazing class! Love these cards, especially the tree with the little trees inside! Fantastic!

Faith A said...

Oh! my goodness, what a lot you achieved, I love the cards and the variety you made. I have to admit, not knowing of KAre, but it seems I must look her up and see what she has. Thanks for the info Mary.

Deepti said...

These are awesome cards, I love the interactive element of the Christmas card :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, your cards are amazing, Mary!! I love the designs!! What a fabulous class this must have been!! You rocked all of the cards!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

That class must have been quite a learning experience judging by these beautiful cards! I especially like the last one with all of those intricate swinging elements and decorative embellishments! NJ!

Pam Sparks said...

How fun Mary! What a treat to take classes with Karen. I met her in May and she's so good! Fabulous creating Mary!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
trying to play catch up with my comments, and spotted these very fab creations.
Wonderful, wonderful, designs, and what very great dies.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful cards Mary. These dies are pretty amazing how they work. So nice that you could get a class to walk you through the steps. Loll xx

MagsB said...

What amazing cards, hun! I love all the interactivity (Is that a word? Well, it is now!!) FAB U LOUS!!!

love Mags B x

Sanna Lippert said...

oh, such cute cards! really, really like the 3rd one with cute red w/ white text paper. immediately cought my eye :) Greetings, Sanna

Sanna Lippert said...

oh, such cute cards! really, really like the 3rd one with cute red w/ white text paper. immediately cought my eye :) Greetings, Sanna

Sarah Mabery said...

These card are so cool. I love the Christmas tree one. My wish list keeps growing and growing.