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!
August 25, 2018 — 3:08 am
Your cards are so beautiful. I love the versatility of this die in creating so many different looks. Thanks for sharing.
August 25, 2018 — 3:22 am
Gorgeous cards – love your color selection and how they showcase the versatility of the dies!
August 25, 2018 — 5:21 am
Satur-YAY indeed! Wow! These layering dies are so cool! I love the colors and glittery combos. They POP! Perfect!
August 25, 2018 — 8:33 am
I bet you jumped up & down to be invited to guest at Birch Press! Your cards are so gorgeous & oh yes indeed I’d love to win!
August 25, 2018 — 9:09 am
Love these dies and the impact that they make. Beautiful cards, Janette!
August 25, 2018 — 9:20 am
Your cards are beautiful! I love how you got 2 cards by splitting up the design 🙂
August 25, 2018 — 10:07 am
A card makers dream – getting twice the cards for the price of one! Love your color choices.
August 25, 2018 — 10:52 am
Gorgeous cards. I love that the centers are separate. Hugz
August 25, 2018 — 11:17 am
Such beautiful cards! Pretty color choices for your layers! I love the look of these layering dies and would love to try them out! So many possibilities!
August 25, 2018 — 11:24 am
Fab cards Janette, I would bite the arm off Birch Press staff to even try these dies out, lucky you. I can see why they chose you, your cards are always top notch & although I do not comment tons I do learn lots from your posts.
August 25, 2018 — 11:38 am
So pretty and I love the colors you chose. I really love the products Birch Press sells and your cards certainly showcase them well.
August 25, 2018 — 11:55 am
Beautiful cards!! Love the colored layers.
August 25, 2018 — 12:04 pm
These dies never cease to amaze me. The card designs are just gorgeous. Very inspirational.
August 25, 2018 — 12:17 pm
Super cool dies & fabulous cards, Janette! Love the colors you used!
August 25, 2018 — 12:38 pm
Absolutely gorgeous! Birch Press has the most beautiful layering dies I’ve ever seen and you have chosen a lovely one with an elegant color scheme.
August 25, 2018 — 12:39 pm
August 25, 2018 — 12:39 pm
Love these dies and the color combination you used! Beautiful job and I totally understand what you said about admiring someone’s work or product and they want You to share… 🤗
August 25, 2018 — 12:43 pm
Gorgeous clean designs! I love the color palette and touch of glitter. Amazing cards!
August 25, 2018 — 12:51 pm
Yaasss!! I would love to win a die!!!
August 25, 2018 — 1:04 pm
Beautiful cards! Yes, I’d love to win that die!
August 25, 2018 — 1:11 pm
So very pretty. Love how you did this. Thank you for the inspiration.
August 25, 2018 — 1:23 pm
Your cards are so pretty. The dies are phenomenal! Would love to win it.
August 25, 2018 — 1:40 pm
This is a HAPPY card sending hugs to whoever is fortunate to receive it. Love the versatility of the dies and your color combo is delightful.
August 25, 2018 — 1:45 pm
Awesome Janette, I love your hot pink, navy and gold combo, that’s one I have to keep in mind. And the white,hot pink and gold combo card looks so elegant, gorgeous. Thank you for showing and pointing me out to this stunning die. Have a nice sunday.
August 25, 2018 — 1:47 pm
Pretty colors and I like the sparkle.
August 25, 2018 — 1:48 pm
These dies are so amazing! Your cards help to reflect them beautifully.
August 25, 2018 — 2:02 pm
Lovely colour combination. Love the sparkle! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!
August 25, 2018 — 2:04 pm
Absolutely stunning cards. I love the layering effects of the die set.
August 25, 2018 — 2:12 pm
Congratulations on being invited to share your talent! I agree hot pink and navy are a great place to start and to highlight these beautiful Kaleidoscope dies! I love how you made two cards from all the die cut pieces!
August 25, 2018 — 2:23 pm
Great cards – love the colors and designs. These dies are amazing and would love to be able to play with them and create! Thanks for sharing !
August 25, 2018 — 2:56 pm
I really like how you did the pink centre of the first card!
August 25, 2018 — 3:23 pm
Great cards. Love these dies.
August 25, 2018 — 3:37 pm
These dies create such elegant cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
August 25, 2018 — 4:07 pm
These are gorgeous! I love the touch of gold in here!
August 25, 2018 — 5:12 pm
Wow, Janette, these are BEAUTIFUL! I’ve always loved anything using a kaleidoscope pattern & these dies are so versatile. The way you’ve combined bright pink, white & glittery gold on the navy cardstock just adds to the Wow factor. Thank you & Birch Press for the chance to win. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!
August 25, 2018 — 5:20 pm
BPD dies are so versatile as you have shown in your beautiful cards, Janette =)
August 25, 2018 — 5:59 pm
AWESOME die set! Gorgeous cards, I love the color combinations!
August 25, 2018 — 6:07 pm
Wow, beautiful! Love to see you can make 2 cards from the one set.
August 25, 2018 — 7:15 pm
August 25, 2018 — 7:23 pm
Pretty cards! I love the colors and the 2 different designs. Would love to win this die!!
August 25, 2018 — 8:47 pm
I too, am a fan of Birch Press, and have quite a few of their dies. There is something so clean yet elegant about their layering dies. Love the kaleidoscope layering dies, and your cards featuring them, are stunning!!! Love your color choices, and most especially the navy and gold with the pops of pink. TFS & have a wonderful evening.
August 25, 2018 — 10:33 pm
Very pretty cards. Love the wow factor you get with these dies. “Professional Procraftinator” – love it!
August 26, 2018 — 9:16 am
These cards are so beautiful! I love all the glitter 🙂
August 26, 2018 — 9:51 am
Love the white card! It is very clean and elegant.
August 26, 2018 — 10:34 am
Pretty cards. I really like the added sparkle with the glitter paper.
August 26, 2018 — 11:27 am
Beautiful cards & designs! Thank you for sharing!
August 26, 2018 — 11:29 am
Fabulous designs on
your cards and I love
the touch of pink!
Carla from Utah
August 26, 2018 — 12:56 pm
I love that you can layer this die, and that the center can be used on a separate card as well! The glitter card stock makes your card even more festive!
August 26, 2018 — 4:33 pm
I love how you created two unique cards with this one die. Very beautiful! These dies are really fabulous!
August 27, 2018 — 4:26 am
Your cards are so pretty and clean. This is a fantastic die set.
August 27, 2018 — 5:30 am
I absolutely love the way you used the dies to make two fantastic cards. Thanks, too, for the clear instructions for making the the word dies fit so smoothly.
August 27, 2018 — 6:43 am
What a beautiful die set and so cleverly used! I love the pink “inlay” technique. Just gorgeous! TFS!
August 27, 2018 — 6:48 am
Love a two-fer. Beautiful colors.
Fantastic cards. thanks for
August 27, 2018 — 1:22 pm
What fabulous cards!! So awesome!!
August 28, 2018 — 1:03 am
i love how you separated the dies to make the two cards. another gorgeous die set!!!
August 28, 2018 — 12:57 pm
So very pretty, I love the glitter cardstock!
August 29, 2018 — 2:09 am
Wow! Stunning cards!!! Great work!