It’s time for the Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge for June. We were asked to use the theme of wedding or baby. I have chosen to welcome a new baby.
To create this pop-up cradle swing, the following Karen Burniston’s dies were used: Bam Box Pop-Up, Crosshatch Hexagons, Picnic Elements, Christmas Trees Pop-Stand, a rubber band and some embroidery floss.
Cardbase and Pop-Stands: Cut an 11×4.25-inch piece of pink cardstock and fold to form a 5.5×4.25-inch top fold cardbase. (Watch Christmas tree pop-stand assembly video at the bottom of the die’s page.) Cut two pieces of decorative paper as 5.25×4-inches and use clear tape on the back side for placement in card. Use the hexagon for the cradle stand to determine placement of the pop-stand die-cuts. Using decorative paper scraps, cover the four holes that pop-stands leave on back side of paper.
Cradle Stand: taping the largest two plain hexagons from the crosshatch hexagon set, die cut two from heavy pink cardstock. Trim bottom edge .25-inch so that it will measure 4.25-inches or less to fit into cardbase.
Cradle: From the two leftover hexagons, die cut the checker grid from the blanket in the picnic elements set. (Watch assembly video at the bottom of the bam box page.) Create a white bam box and cut four pieces of the checker grid to be the sides of the bam box cradle. Cut two 6-inch pieces of green floss or cord. Glue floss/cord to bottom of bam box. Tape square pink end pieces to bottom of bam box with the floss glued to checker grid pieces. (I would recommend cord as the floss unraveled on me. Also I would glue the checker grid onto thin white copier paper to make less catch-points on the cradle.) Glue longer pink sides to bam box sides to form cradle. Use a border from the party border blends to create a finished edge of the cradle from gold foil cardstock. Glue the floss between the top bar of the two hexagons. Pull floss to make cradle hang straight before glue sets. Trim off excess floss once glue has dried. Cut one bam box decorator side piece from pink speckled paper and trim to fit the cradle as a blanket.
To make the cradle close, flatten bam box and fold in the square ends with floss. Hold flat as card is closed.
Blanket and Bears: Cut from pearlescent paper the fringed picnic blanket and from cream paper the checkered grid. glue together. Cut three teddy bears from light brown cardstock using bear die from the holiday charms set. Using the stencil features in the bear die, ink in eyes, nose and mouth with a black gel pen and the ears with a pink gel pen. One bear is in the cradle and other is on the blanket. The last bear is on the envelope flap.
Decorations: Flower borders cut from pink speckle paper using the long nature borders 2 set, are used on the cradle stand frame and card front and back. (Front with yellow Nuvo drops centers and back with pink gel pen stenciling.) More of the party border blends borders,cut from white cardstock, are used on all card panels. (See assembly video explaining how to get the border on the card back.)
Personal Message Label: The largest crosshatch label die from the rectangles and labels die set was cut in white.The thin metallic pink frame was made by using the largest label frame and the crosshatch label dies taped together. (This was a leftover piece I had saved from another project.)
Sentiment: Two sentiments were used to create the “Welcome BABY” on the card front. Welcome is its own die set with word (white) and shadow (pink speckle) dies. BABY is from the baby charms set which was cut once each from white and from pink and blue speckled papers. The blocks base is cut from white. Some paper piecing was done using pieces from the different papers to created the colorful blocks.
Envelope: The card fits an A2 size envelope.with the back flap decorated with a strip of the decorative paper and the last teddy bear.
Thank you for reading this blog post. I hope this inspires you and makes you smile. Please like and leave comments 😊
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- Bazzill – 8.5″ x 11″ Heavy Cardstock – Cotton Candy
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- Staples – Invitation A2 Envelope – Pink
- Gel Pen – Pink
- Sakura – Gelly Roll Pen – Medium – Black
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- Craft Knife
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- Quickstik Tool
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