Merry Christmas From Buster

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have another Spinner Square Pop Up card for you.  This card is so much fun I just can’t help myself.  Funny thing is I bought this Karen Burniston Die Set to make an altogether different card which I have not made yet as I have been having so much fun making these cards.  I believe that this is going to be one of those dies I will get my money’s worth out of it.  I did not do a tutorial as it would basically be same as the chicken card I previously posted.  Buster the dog is another old die of Karen Burniston’s which has been discontinued but I am sure you can find another dog die.  Hope you enjoy this card.

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


Karen Burniston Supplies

#1042 Spinner Square Pop Up

#1062 Evergreen Pivot Panels

Buster the Dog – discontinnued

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Various colors cardstock

Patterned Paper

Mylar with Snowflakes

Black Glitter Paper

Tiny Self Adhesive gems


Brownie the Cow Pop Up



Hello My Crafty Friends,

Just a quick post of latest card I created.  I have been having a blast using Karen Burniston’s Spinner Square Pop Up die set.  There are so many possibilities for this set.  Tonight I have created barn with Brownie the Cow inside for our grandson who milks cows nights after school and weekends.  Besides the Spinner die set I have used a couple of old Karen Burniston dies that have been discontinued.

Hope you enjoy this card I have been anxious to do it since I did the chicken card for his sister.

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


Karen Burniston Supplies

Spinner Square Pop Up Die Set – available here

Hay There Pop Up – discontinued

Brownie the Cow – discontinued


Cheepers the Chicken Birthday Card

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card that I did for our granddaughter’s birthday.  They have been raising chickens for a long time so I thought it would be fun to do a chicken card for her.

My card uses Karen Burniston’s Square Spinner Pop Up die set along with a couple of her discontinued dies Cheeper the Chicken and the Chicken Wire die.  Here is how I created the card.

Step 1  Form card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″

Step 2  Cut 3 pcs. of patterned paper 4″ X 5-1/4″ (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here) .  Adhere 1 to card front ( NOTE: When and if you add patterned paper to the front you will need to run through machine several times with another piece of cardstock laid over it due to thickness) 1 to the right side inside card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  The third piece is to be adhered to left side just on left edge of card base so chicken wire can be added after cutting opening.

Step 3  Die cut Chicken Wire from silver cardstock (Karen’s die is discontinued but Darice and Spellbinders has similar dies).

Note:  Karen Burniston has assembly video for this die which you can find here

Step 4  Watch Karen’s video for how to cut window, create mechanism, etc.

Step 5  Die cut a chicken or any animal you wish (Karen Burniston’s Cheepers used here but is discontinued).  Add animal to large square inside card so it shows through window on front of card using Kids Choice Glue.  Little props were cut from more of Karen’s discontinued props such as hay, basket and eggs (sorry) but you can probably improvise.

Step 6  Add basket and eggs to spin out arm using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink.  Using dimensional squares add sentiment to card front.

Step 8  From black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut Happy Birthday using Karen Burniston’s Word Set 2 and cut numbers using Joset’s Blackboard Numbers.


I do hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial to day and that it has inspired you to make your own Spinner Square Pop Up card there are so many possibilities with this die set.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies

Karen Burniston Spinner Square Pop Up # 1042

Karen Burniston Word Set 2 Birthday Die Set #1003

Karen Burniston Discontinued Die Sets Used:  Cheepers the Chicken #1023, Hay There Pop Up Stand #1025, Pop It Up Chicken Wire #1043 and Props 7 #1099.  Stamp Set Farm Greetings #CS001

Various small pieces of colored cardstock

Black Ink