Saturday, October 19, 2019

Karen Burniston/Pear Blossom Press Blog Hop


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today the Karen Burniston Design Team is collaborating with Pear Blossom Press.   Karen Burniston & Pear Blossom Press Design Teams have come together to hold a blog hop showcasing products from both companies.

For information of prizes and a special discount code for both companies, see the bottom of this post.


Pear Blossom Press have a super fun product called EZ-Light, this product contains a battery holder, batter and set of three tiny lights for you to create fun light up  cards. This product is super easy to use and is perfect to light up any style of card, including pop-up cards. You can find out more info on EX-Lights over on the Pear Blossom Press website.



Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


For my card today I used Karen Burniston's Train Pivot Panels to create my pop-up card. I created three panels using tree patterned paper. I added the ground to the base of each panel using the snow/dirt border from the Nature Edges die set.

Before assembling my card I needed to work out my scene, so I knew where my lights would be going and where to add the battery pack etc.


As you can see by the photo above, I used two of the lights that were attached to the battery pack for my railway sign on the right hand side of the card and the other on the window of the house on the left hand side.

The battery pack is attached to the bottom left hand side of the card and I have adhered an oval over the top using two layers of foam tape. I love that I don't have to have double layers of foam tape for the whole card, just the battery pack area. The wires and lights are so fine, that they are hidden under the decorated panels.

I die cut the train pivot panel section twice, once from kraft cardstock and once using the tree paper. I then cut this so that the wheels would be on the kraft cardstock and the rest of the train on the trees. This helps keep the scene seamless.

I added the train to the pivot panel. Before adding the engine, I stamps the engineer from Mama Elephants Little Agenda Trains stamp set and added him through the window of the train. I also stamps the girl engineer and placed her on the ground near where the train would pass by.


Here is a close up of the left side of the card. The house and individual trees are from the House Pivot Panels die set.

On the top left hand corner of the card, I added a stamped sentiment which is from a Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps stamp set.


The train tracks and Railroad Crossing Sign are both from the Train Elements die set.


For the front of my card, I used some of the same elements that I used on the inside of the card. The "All Aboard" sentiment is also from the Train Elements die set and is layered to an oval from the Crosshatch - Ovals die set.


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.)


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.


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50 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this so much Frances!!! Great card....

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute!!!

Scrapthat said...

So cute Frances! TFS

Lois said...

I love how the lights in the railroad crossing sign light up. Great idea!

Amanda Stevens said...

Holy smokes, this card is so cute!!! Love it!

Unknown said...

your paper selection and the KB trees are perfect together! love the way you coordinated the scenic elements, and then added the light works too!

Darlene DeSario said...

Great card! You nailed it!

Karen Aicken said...

Such a fun idea to have the Railway Crossing sign light up. Fun card!

alec a. said...

adorable!...thanks for sharing

Krafty Kimmy said...

Very cool! I love interactive cards and lighting it up just takes the game to a whole new level!

Roberta said...

I love this card. Trains are so much fun.

S@ndy Diller said...

Great card Frances, I love the train pivot and you have really made it come to life.

Sue Smith said...

Way too cute !! I fell in love just with the front of the card, but then when you open it up, you feel like you have gotten aboard :) Thanks for sharing such a fabulous card.

D Erickson said...

Great card, very cute!

Gail said...

I have to TRY this! Your train card is fabulous! TFS

Barbara said...

This train is so cute, every little boy, big and small, on my list would love it.

Cindy said...

Adorable

Linda Hott said...

Absolutely, positively, adorable and then some!!!

Stacy said...

Amazing card. I can see a very happy when they open this card. Tfs, hugs

Stacy said...

Amazing card. I can see a very happy when they open this card. Tfs, hugs

JourneyCoachJenn said...

Wowzers! I absolutely love this fun train card!

raquelmason.blogspot.com said...

Great idea to light up the rail road crossing sign! Fab as always Frances.

Jaci said...

I love your designs!

Vivian C. said...

Fabulous card! Great paper choice and all the details are wonderful. The lights add the perfect finishing touch.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wonderful design & great to mix stamp makers together. Your papers in the background are amazing & save so much colouring time. Great fun element to it all x

Sue SK said...

Delightful card. Your choice of colors is spot on for the train theme.

kReN said...

Love your chug chug card! Super project!  kReN@afourthlife

Humbelle said...

I love the train!!

Jen said...

Darling idea. Love how you showed that it is possible to have the lights separated on two different panels. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

My grandson would love this card, it looks like it was fun to make.

Michelle said...

So cute! Great video too. Thanks!

Tanya C said...

The background paper behind the train was a great choice! I love when pattern paper can do so much work.

NancyR said...

Great card, Frances. Love the train and where you put the lights.

Arlene W. said...

Wow! This train die is on my wish list and coupled with the EZ lights makes for a terrific interactive card! Your design is amazing and has definitely inspired me!

slbt17 said...

WOW! Love this - love all the details to the train engineer and all the trees - this is fabulous!

Lisa R. said...

These cards are ingenious! Im fascinated with the lights! TFS

Denise Bryant said...

What a fun card! The lights make it extra special! Love that cute train!

Irene Mendes said...

Wooowww Frances, it´s so cool this card. love everthing in here all the details. And of course love the special lights on. Genius!!!! Hugs Irene

Nicky said...

Wow, this is super cute.

Sue D said...

Love the train scene and so clever that it lights up--grandsons would love this.

Susan Y said...

What an awesome interactive card design! Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such an adorable card. :)

Debbie L Roberts said...

Love, Love, Love the card Made a train for my 5 year old Grandsons 5th birthday. He would of loved the lights

Connie said...

Oh my goodness!!! How this card would thrill a little person's heart! Such a fun way to draw them into it! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Annette Reed said...

Wow! This is fantastic! Is had so much detail. I love that you found that tree paper to use. It goes perfectly. Those are adorable little engineers. Love the lights!

BeverlyBL said...

You do find the best papers. I’d love to follow you around while you do your paper shopping. Love your card.

Deborah Thomas said...

This train card is so cute. Imagine a little boy or grown man getting this. He would flip.
Good job. Sad to see the lights sold out so fast on all websites.

Unknown said...

Wow, who wouldn’t love a card like this. It really pops!
Carol b

D.Ann C said...

This is terrific!! Nice to know you can separate the lights that far.

Brandi said...

How creative to use that paper with the trees! love it! really makes the train pop too against the green!