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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends! Welcome to the Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston Blog Hop!


This is such a fun collaboration, bringing together Karen Burniston interactive dies with the EZ-Lights by Pear Blossom Press.  I created this fun light up holiday card and will share the steps to create this interactive card with the dies and show you how simple the  EZ-lights are to use. Please leave a comment to be entered it the product giveaway!





The Karen Burniston dies I chose to use for this holiday card include; 1015-House & Fence Pop-Up, 1018-Winter Charms, and 1022-Word Set 3 - Holiday


The card base I use is made with a 5" x 10 1/2" piece of 110lb printed card stock and scored in the middle at 5 1/4".   I cut a piece of Fallen Snow glitterstock to  4 7/8" x 5 1/4".  Using the small snowflake charm form the Winter Charm die set, I cut out three snowflakes


A - I glued blue snowflake sequins to cover the charm area of each die cut snowflakes and added more on the glitter paper.  
B & C - I cut three pieces of silver lava paper to glue behind each die cut snowflakes. 
D -  I use double sided adhesive tape to adhere it to the inside top of the card base 




I had some holiday scrap paper and use it to create a whimsy house using the House and Fence Pop-Up die.  I glued small pieces of vellum to cover the back of the windows.  This helps to diffuse the lights as they shines through the windows 


I also die cut four the large tree charm from printed card stock and the two of the fences from dark brown cardstock.  I glued two of the trees together to create a sturdy tree. Using a white jelly pen, I added snow accents to the trees, fence and the house.  On the roof of the house,  I used some of the fallen snow glitter paper to look


I die cut the floating floor piece (House & Fence Pop-Up dies) out of the Fallen Snow glitterstock.  I added double stick tape to the edges as shown and on the L supports.


 I removed the double side adhesive form the staggered side of the floating floor and attach to the back of the card as shown.  (Karen Burniston has helpul YouTube instructional video to assemble her cards and dies)

Pear Blossom Press has created EZ-Lights. They are pre-wired all in one lights and make it super easy to create your own light up cards.  The battery pack includes a simple switch.  The only thing you have to do is figure out where you want your lights to go and tape them in place.  I used one of the EZ-Light and one included battery for this card. (Note: You can also find EZ-Lights at Brutus Monroe or The Rabbit Hole Designs websites)


A - I adjusted the length of the wires by loosely knotting the wires together twice
B - I have placed two of the lights and wires through the middle opening on each side. I place the third light wire in the slot on the left side of the floating floor.
C - I fold the card so I can see where the front of the floating floor will attach.  I find my switch placement and mark it on the card base after I lift up the floating floor
D - I secure the switch base in place using double sided adhesive on the back. Push the switch to test the lights
E - I have secured the loose wires with duct tape
I added 1/8" thick foam under the windows of the house and cut scrap paper to cover the foam after I adjusted the lights  I positioned the lights to face the window and stuck them to the foam tape and covered the exposed tape to seal the lights in place.  I added double sided tape to the attached the back of the house to the  pop-up area to adhere the house in place and I tested the lights


I finished by attaching the bottom front of the floating floor to the card.


I added a thin piece of double sided tape to the back of one of the trees. This will help me position the light before securing the tree to the L support


I attached the L supports through the two slots on the floating floor.  I glued the extra tree to the L support on the right.  On the left support, I attached the last light to the top of the tree.  Using glue, I encased the light with two dimensional sequin stars.  I attached an extra piece of scrap paper over the exposed tape on the back of the tree and glued it to the L support.

        


I cut away one of the sections of the fence to create an opening where I glued down the stone path on the floating floor after gluing the fence in place on the front edge


I cut a 2"x5" piece of printed paper and the Season's Greeting Sentiment form the Word Set 3 Holiday dies out of white card stock  


I used double sided tape to attach the 2"x5' piece of printed card stock to the bottom front of the card.  I used the glitterstock snowflakes, die cut from earlier, on each side of the sentiment Gluing thit all into place


A - I cut three large charm trees form printed cardstock and two from green glitter stock.  I cut off the charm circles from the top.
B - I cut a large oval circle from a dark brown cardstock and glued a 3 3/8" X 3/4" glitterstock on the bottom and trimmed off the excess.  I glued the trees in an over lapping row.
C - I added foam squares to the back of the oval
D - I taped the trees into place on the front of the oval


To finish the card, I attache the tree cluster to the front of the card



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create a light up card of your own.

Happy Crafting! ~ Jenn
#journeycoachjenn

 ....and now for more fun stuff - GIVEAWAY TIME and  on to your next stop on the Hop!


Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way to be entered to win one of two great prizes:
  • Snowman Twist Circle Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights, or 
  • Cake Pop-Up Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights! 
Now don’t worry if you aren’t drawn as one of the winners; we’ve got a special gift for everyone!
Just enter the code POPANDLIGHT for 15% off your purchase at karenburniston.com or pearblossompress.com. One code works for both shops! (Coupon code valid until November 2, 2019.)


Jenn Paar Gross You are here!


Prizes & Official Contest Rules

Two prizes will be awarded to two separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PDT on October 26, 2019. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on November 28, 2019 here and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn. 

72 comments:

  1. These cards are just the most special, one of a kind,holiday cards anyone could receive! TFS

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the blog

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  2. The House & Fence die is the perfect one for these EZ Lights. Love your card!!!

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  3. gorgeous card...thanks for sharing

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  4. Jenn, this card is amazing!!! Wow! So perfect!

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  5. Love these cards. very inspiring

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    1. Thank you Emma Rose. I would love to see what you would create with the EZ-Lights and dies.

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  6. Wonderful card and tutorial. Such a fun hop!

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    1. Thanks Darlene. I am so glad you joined the Blog hop!

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  8. What a great idea! Love your card and am a BIG FAN of Karen Burniston's dies too.

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    1. Thank you for introducing me the Karen's dies Mary! The are amazing!

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  9. I am hooked on house stamps/dies. Love using them at Christmas. These are amazing 😉

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    1. Right? Thanks Amelia! You can create such pretty scenes for all season!

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  10. Your card stole my heart. WOW !! I am now converted to pop up cards with lighting. Can't wait to place my order. TFS :)

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    1. You made me smile with your lovely comment! Thank you!

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial and this light up card is over the moon fabulous! Love love! tfs and for this lovely hop!

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    1. I am so glad you joined in on the hop Gail. I am in awe of everyone's creations.

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  12. Amazing card and I love the fence. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. The lights are on and somebody's home! What an awesome and festive card! Cute!

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  14. Great use of the lights and pop ups

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    1. They are super easy to create with. Thanks for hopping along

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  16. Fantastic card & such a thorough tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Raquel. That means a lot. I try to make it as simple as possible.

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  17. Great tutorial! Super cute card!

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  18. Darling little house scene. The lights make it so special.

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  19. Simply perfect, so sweet & adorable.x

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  20. What a fun way to showcase the dies and the lights. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for you kind words and for following along with all the amazing creations on the hop!

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  21. I love how dimensional your card looks with the added fence!

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  22. Excellent! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I am so glad you chose the house and fence pop up to showcase the EZ lights, this is one of my favourite dies sets and your card design is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Arlene! I hope you got some EZ-Lights to create with too

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  24. Love this awesome winter scene! Fabulous card! So special, and very fun that it lights up! Love the dies!

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  26. I have the house. It looks so cute lit up. I will have to give it a go.

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  27. so pretty with the light up house inside and I like the scenery.

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  28. Such a fun card! I have discovered my card style for sure now! Pop-ups!

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    1. Thank you Susan, I absolutely love interactive cards myself!

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  29. Love this die set Will have to get this one and will enjoy having my card light up

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    1. It is so easy to create. Have fun and make sure to share your Creation Debbie.

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  30. Hi Jenn :) Your cards are elegant and delightful!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  31. Great festive winter house scene. The lights make the house so inviting. It's great how you can split out the lights, so the top of the tree can be lit also.

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    1. Thanks Vivian! There are lots of possibilities with the lights!

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  32. Love it, so cute! Thanks for sharing xox

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  33. Such a lovely card. Your scene is beautiful with all that glitter cardstock for snow. The detail is wonderful and the lights add to the charm.

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    1. Annette thank you for your comments. It was a fun blog hop to be a part of!

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  34. The lights are only outshone by that fabulous snow-covered fence!!

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