Kaleidoscope Hugs
by Janette Kausen

Good Satur-yay to you, friends of Birch Press Designs! It’s Janette Kausen, professional procraftinator, here. I am thrilled to be guesting with you today. I have been a fan of Birch Press, and especially their innovative layering dies, for quite some time. An invite never feels so good as it does when it arrives from someone you’ve admired!

I’ve created two cards to share with you featuring the very cool Kaleidoscope Layers. It is a two for one! I’ve separated the interior portion of the die cut from the outer section to make two cards.

I love a good hot pink, navy and gold combo. So, let’s go with that! First, die cut white cardstock with Kaleidoscope Layer A, gold glitter cardstock with B and hot pink with Layer C. The quality of these dies is outstanding. One pass through my die cutting machine, even with the gold glitter cardstock!

Die cut 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” navy cardstock with Layer A, the circle centered toward the top. Set aside spare navy Kaleidoscope itself for another project. Die cut Big Hugs Sugar Script in gold glitter with a white background.

With your favorite liquid glue, adhere the outer ring of Kaleidoscope Layers A, B and C together matching details and edges. The liquid glue allows enough wiggle room to perfect placement. Pop navy panel onto folded A2 card base, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, with foam tape. Add liquid glue to back of stacked Kaleidoscope and drop into navy panel. The foam tape behind the navy and three Kaleidoscope Layers were a perfect flush mount on my card.

Place hot pink inner ring (layer C) into center with no adhesive. This will be a guide for placement only. Add a dot of glue to each opening within the hot pink ring and then carefully replace all negative cuts. Allow glue to set up and then carefully lift the hot pink guide ring (save it!).

Finish project by adhering “Hugs” layers together and then into place. Add a few sequins for additional sparkle.

Project number two is halfway done thanks card one! Start with an A2 folded card base finished at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. Top or side fold is up to you. Pop a 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” white cardstock panel centered on top with your favorite dimensional adhesive.

Stack inner Kaleidoscope layers together, just like with card one. Adhere to upper left corner of white panel.

Die cut four “hugs” in black cardstock and adhere three together, stacked precisely. Cut upper left corner of the “h” off where it will rest on Kaleidoscope. Adhere remaining fourth full “hugs” on top of stack and then onto card panel. Removing the corner of the bottom three layers of “hugs” allows the sentiment to sit flush with the Kaleidoscope ring. Add a few gold sequins and there we have two cards with one awesome set of focal dies!

The Birch Press Design Blog Blitz is off to a great start and I’m happy to be giving away a prize too!  Would you like to win the Kaleidoscope Layer A die?

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from August 23-28. We’ll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST August 31 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on September 3. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! 🙂

Thank you for joining me today, and, thank you to everyone at Birch Press Designs for inviting me guest with their beautiful products! If you’ve been inspired to create please tag myself, Janette Kausen, and Birch Press Designs on social media. We’d love to see what you are up to!

xo, Janette



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