Another month flown by and this month we have a lovely "Spring" challenge. And I had my first play with the Oval Frames Pop Up. This die set is a real show stopper. Folds flat and wow look at the dimension inside! its also remarkably easy to assemble! ...

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"A STAMPING & CHIRPING Corner" - 5 new articles

  1. March Paper Pros challenge - Spring
  2. January Paper Pros Challenge - Love
  3. December Paper Pros challenge - Winter/New Years
  4. November Paper Pro's challenge
  5. Paper Pros challenge October - Holiday Cards
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March Paper Pros challenge - Spring

Another month flown by and this month we have a lovely "Spring" challenge.  And I had my first play with the Oval Frames Pop Up.  

This die set is a real show stopper.  Folds flat and wow look at the dimension inside!

its also remarkably easy to assemble!  Don't believe me, check out 
Karen's assembly video

I used the Garden Charms die set to decorate the 2 outer ovals.  I placed
the tulip inside the flower pot and added the watering can to the other side.
These charm sets work so well for decorating with themes and you simply chop
the ring part off if using as a decoration as opposed to a hanging charm.

Happy Spring is the wording and I used Picked Raspberry to colour my white cut out.

And I used the New Penny Black stamp set called Critter Celebrations.  These
adorable mice just HAD to come home with me yesterday!

Please check out my pals on the Paper Pros team - we are a bunch of friends
who "met" through our love for Karen Burniston Products.  This is a relaxed
monthly challenge so not everyone will take place every month and others like me skid in by the seat of my pants right on deadline!!


January Paper Pros Challenge - Love

Happy New Year!  Can you believe another year gone in a flash and its the Paper Pros challenge today.  This months theme was chosen by me and its "Love".

Today I took the chance to be ultra organised and make this anniversary card, not needed until April!

I chose the Karen Burniston Explosion card for my mechanism. I love how the
sides open up to create a fabulous setting for any types of decoration. You can go to town decorating the sides or like I have I chose I busy paper which brings dimension and colour and frames the pop up perfectly to create a little "Stage" for my cute animals.

Where items are in stock I have tagged Crafts U Love.
If they are out of stock it might be possible to do a special order for them. You will have to give Crafts U Love a ring to find out.

Other items Used :

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs, as this is a relaxed challenge some might not have joined in this month but check out their blogs anyway as they are a talented bunch.

Also check out the Karen Burniston pages very soon.  Apparently she has new designs in the pipeline that I am very excited to see.

I hope to run more Karen Burniston Classes at Crafts U Love this year, so hope to see you come along to one of those.


December Paper Pros challenge - Winter/New Years

Sandy Diller chose the theme this month and it is Winter/New Years.

I chose to make my card a winter/Christmas card as I haven't started my Christmas cards yet.  Yep, Not one!!  I really need to get a move on with it but I have a couple more things to do before I start.

For todays card I used the Evergreen Pivots for the main part of my card, and I do apologise for the blurry card, I didn't realise it was blurry until after I turned all my electric off to the shed and its really very cold out there today so the blur will have to do until I pop out there again.  The front the card isn't blurry, thank goodness.

All these dies are available from Crafts U Love (stock permitting - they have a FABULOUS SALE on today on Karen Burniston dies)  alternatively you can purchase from Karen Burniston directly at

I used wow gold embossing powder for the wording to make it stand out.  And how adorable does the reindeer look?

Inside I used the Evergreen Pivot with some lovely Echo Park Gingham.

The brown snowflake paper was one left over from last years stash.

Check out the other ladies who are part of the Paper Pros team.  These challenges 
are just for fun so sometimes we dip out from taking part if we are too busy.  But I would recommend visiting their blogs anyway as they are so inspirational.

Right, I am off to defrost my toes :)  Until next time.


November Paper Pro's challenge

Its November?  Already? Wow these months fly.

I am here with my November card and this month the theme is Holiday/Christmas

There are so many designs to choose from in the KB Riley collection, so first task was to choose what dies.

My keyboard is really playing up today, so I will keep this post short. As when I type it either ignores what I type or adds 10 extra characters!

I had fun creating background with distress Oxide ink pads.  Then I chose the

You can get Karen Burniston dies from
or in the UK

I love this die set!  and it folds flat too.

Please check out the other Paper Pros for their inspirational cards.  Not all
are taking part today but their blogs worth a look anyway.


Paper Pros challenge October - Holiday Cards

Hi Friends
Its an early Paper Pros this month as the date next week clashed with something else for most of the other ladies, I admit it caught me out as I have been flat out with cards for the launch of Julie Hickey Designs Christmas collection on Hochanda and then the Crafts U Love Birthday event.  Been making cards like a woman possessed!  Therefore today snuck up on me, and I have to admit to using one of my samples from the Birthday Event for today's post.  That is fine though as it fits the bill perfectly.

Today's card is in the Christmas theme and I used one of my favourites in the New Karen Burniston range IN STOCK AT CRAFTS U LOVE.  The Frame Pull Pop up.  Which has been decorated using the Woodware Mousy Christmas stamp. 

This fantastic die can be decorated with dies, toppers and stamps and this
is the image that I used on the top.  I took the design and cut it into several separate mice and used this one on the front.

The inside when you pull the "Pull tab" is perfect to nestle this
cute cuddling couple and a cute little message.
** sorry about the messy photo for this "open" one.

Check out what the other Paper Pros are up to on their blogs

The Karen Burniston dies can be purchased from
Crafts U Love in the UK who ship worldwide or alternatively from 


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