Family Birthday Cards

Welcome my crafty friends!

Today I have a couple birthday cards I did for our grandson and my hubby.  Our grandson and hubby share their birthday – grandson was best birthday gift ever.

Our grandson turned 18 and he loves to fish he has a boat and fishes when he is not working.  Hubby turned 79 and loves his John Deere tractor.



Cards are both 6″ X 6″ and I used a combination of dies and Cricut to make my cards.

The pop up mechanism was same for both it was an old die set of Karen Burniston when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs – Bathtub Pop Up.  Another time I would reshape the bathtub into a boat but I had already hand cut the boat then went looking for a die set that had a pop up mechanism to use kind of like putting the cart before the horse.

KB Riley  1003  Word 2 Birthday, 1031 Numbers and 1049 Camping Charms  were used.  The fisherman, fish and the silhouette of boat and fisherman were cut on Cricut.  Hooked On Fishing was  cut from a top strip of design paper from my stash as was the grass and water paper.

For Hubby’s card I had no idea what I was going to do for him as he really doesn’t have any hobbies such as golfing or anything.  A dear friend asked about tractors or lawn mower then I remembered years ago I had bought scrapbooking set of John Deere paper and stickers thinking I would do some scrapbook pages so I went looking and found the packet and went from there.  As I said the same pop up mechanism from Karen Burniston Pop Up Bathtub.

The tractor was cut from Cricut then used stickers from paper set to decorate it up.  KB Riley 1100 Howdy, 1003 Word 2 Birthday and 1031 Numbers were also used.

They both loved their cards although our son said there was a mistake on Adam’s card when I asked what he said it has a fish I should have just had a hook – apparently he doesn’t catch many fish.

Thanks for stopping by today hope you enjoyed my cards – I will be back to making my flowers which I love making.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn has a new release coming out with Spellbinders and I can’t wait to get my dies and start making some flowers.   I am excited and feel honored that she wants me on her design team.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


New Baby Pop Up


Welcome My Crafty Friends,

hoping that you are all staying safe and healthy during these trying times.

Today I have another Karen Burniston Surprise Pop Up Ball card for you. My card was created using Boel Ask’s card which she posted March 1, 2020.   These pop up balls are addicting.

Have tried several times to upload the video for this but it will not upload – sorry!  You can see it on Facebook – Karen Burniston Pop-Up Peeps page.

Made 2 Surprise Pop Up Balls from flesh colored cardstock.  Karen Burniston has a great assembly video for making the ball.

For the arms I drew and fussy cut from flesh colored cardstock I did single layer but another time I would double up to make them a little sturdier.

For the feet I actually had cut out a baby from flesh colored cardstock then  cut the lower half attach to bottom ball.

For the diaper decorative pieces were cut from white cardstock then attached around the bottom attach a small safety pin to 1 piece add that to center front of bottom half of bottom ball.

Bib was cut from light blue cardstock on Cricut then trimmed up.  Small heart was attached to center then attached to center top of bottom ball.

Pacifier was created using a couple of circle dies from light and medium blue cardstock.  Attached using dimensional dots.

Hair was created using wool roving.

Words were cut twice from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back – once from white once from medium blue.  Adhered blue first then added white offsetting just a little to give shadow effect.

I do hope that this is an inspiration for you to try making a Surprise Pop Up card – there are so many great designs on Karen Burniston Pop Up Peep Facebook Page.

I have linked below dies and other supplies I have used if you click on an item it will take you to the site I do make a small commission but it does not cost you anything extra.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


Cardstock – Flesh, Light Blue, Medium Blue, White

Wool Roving

Small Safety Pin

Pattern Paper

6″ of Ribbon

Thin Magnets


Graduation Pop Ups

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Hope you all are enjoying your summer.

‘Tis the season – Graduation I had 3 our granddaughter graduating from college, our grandson from high school and my regional manager’s daughter from high school and she was magna cum laude WOW.  I decided to make some pop up cards using Karen Burniston’s Surprise Pop Up Ball along with some of her other dies.  I must give the maker of the original graduation  card acknowledgement her name is Cynthia Johnson-Dailey her card was my inspiration.  I used Karen Burniston’s YouTube video for the double ball  for assembly only then created from there using picture of Cynthia’s card as a guide as she did not have a tutorial.  Fun card but doing 3 at once was a bit overwhelming at times.

I have video on my Facebook page but can’t seem to get it from my phone to my computer.

This Surprise Pop Up Ball die set is so much fun and has so many possibilities.  I have posted links below for dies I have used just click on the item it will take you directly to site.  If you should purchase I do get a small commission but you do not pay anything extra.

Thanks for stopping by today hope these cards have inspired you to make a Pop Up Ball Card as they are really fun and the recipients really do enjoy them.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!





Other Supplies

911 Karen Burniston – Elizabeth Craft Designs  Props 1 – Discontinued

Wool Roving

Mirror Card

Embroidery Floss



Ladybug Pop Up

Ladybug Pop Up

Ladybug Pop Up 2

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Here is a card I created for my sister’s birthday – ladybugs are special to her as her middle daughter who has passed away loved them.

I didn’t do an actual tutorial I used Karen Burnistion’s YouTube video for Surprise Ball Pop Up and made a ladybug.  This was not my idea Silvia Wirtz had posted one she had done and this is my version.  This Surprise Ball Pop Up die is so addicting so many possibilities out there just need your imagination.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!

Surprise Ball Pop Ups

Welcome my crafty friends – welcome to my blog.

It has been quite a while since I have posted but life sometimes gets in the way.

Today I am posting some cards that I have made using Karen Burniston’s new Surprise Ball Pop Ups. I have to say this die is addicting it can be used for any occasion.

No tutorial has been done but Karen has super YouTube videos on assembly and I have linked items I have used below.

I do hope you Enjoy looking and make some of your own. Just click on link below it will take you directly to the site.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


New Home



New Home 2

New Home 1

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card that I created for my sweet young co-worker that left for a new job.  Her and her hubby recently purchased a new home so I wanted to do something to celebrate that great event.  For this card I have used Karen Burniston’s House & Fence Pop Up as well as an old Pop It Ups All Seasons Tree Die set and dog is from Susan’s Garden CountryScapes – Critters 5 and daffodils from Garden Edges Daffodil.  The Congrats is Suzanne Cannon – A Way With Words stamped sentiment is Close to My Heart Happy for You set.

Another fun card hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Good Luck

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card that I created for a sweet co-worker who has taken another job.  I chose to use Karen Burniston’s Circle Tag Pop Up die set for my card also using the Garden Charms.  Fun card to create but wish I had used the same color for card base as I did on the Pop Up that white just seems to jump out at me.

Thanks for stopping by!



Rudy the Reindeer

Wk 7 Reindeer 1Wk 7 Reindeer 2

Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog!

Today I am posting a card I created for my Christmas Card Challenge group.  This is week 7 of the challenge and the theme this week it is reindeer.  My card was created using Karen Burniston’s new Rockin’ Rectangle Pop Up, Border Blends – Argyle along with an old die of her’s Rudy the Reindeer.  My sentiment was stamped using ECD Classic Christmas Sentiments clear stamps the tree is Stampin Up In The Woods Framelits Dies.

Oh what fun I had creating this card this will be another very versatile die set like the  Square  Spinner Pop Up that I have been making so many cards with.

If you are like me and can’t buy all Karen’s dies (Oh how I wish I could) I really believe the Square Spinner Pop Up and the Rockin’ Rectangle Pop Up will give you the biggest bang for your buck!

Thanks for stopping by today – soon I will be posting some more of my flower cards.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Various Square Spinner Pop Up Cards

Welcome my crafty friends!

Here are a few more Square Spinner Pop Up cards I have been creating using Karen Burniston’s #1042 Square Spinner Pop Up Die Set along with some of Karen’s old discontinued dies as well as the baby chick from her new #1074 Spring Animals and #1090 Border Blends – Argyle.  It is great that they can be used together to create lots of cards.

Baby Card

Mother Hen 1Mother Hen 2


More Valentines

So much fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and looking – hope you have enjoyed!

Until next time – happy crafting !