Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the November Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my Designer Challenge team to use Pop it Ups dies for a specific theme. This month the challenge was to make monochromatic cards using three possible color schemes – all red, all white or all blue. The designers were given the option to mix in some neutrals if needed.
Several of the designers elected to do more than one of the colors and many of them did all three color schemes, so you are in for a treat when you scroll down to their amazing creations.
For my project I wanted to teach a fun technique for doubling the Pivot Card dies. This is a technique that will work with any of the Pivot Card designs and to prove the point, I did three cards (all three color schemes) with three different Pivot Card dies and a video tutorial for each card! (Go me!!!)
For my all-white card I chose to use the Evergreen Pivot Card. Here are some photos of the finished card:
One thing I forgot to mention in the video is that I took a white Sharpie paint pen to the silver bows and the glitter dots to add more white accenting on the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
- Evergreen Pivot Card die set by Karen Burniston
- Merry Christmas die
- Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots
- Double Sided Adhesive
- Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other Supplies: 7gypsies patterned paper, Duck shelf liner, white acrylic paint, Bazzill Salt Dotted Swiss cardstock, Sharpie white paint pen, corrugated paper, ribbon
Next up, my all-blue card, featuring a Katie Label Double Pivot Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
- Katie Label Pivot Card die set by Karen Burniston
- Clouds Embossing Folder by Karen Burniston
- Poppy the Owl die set by Karen Burniston
- All Seasons Tree die set by Karen Burniston
- Oval Clouds Frame Edges by Karen Burniston
- Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots
- Double Sided Adhesive
- Funky Cakes Peel-off Stickers
Other Supplies: Powdered Blue Shimmer Cardstock – TPC Studio, Grasscloth (stash item), “What’s the word?” stamp – Texana Designs, “Just Popping Up” stamp – Rubbernecker, black ink
And last for me, my all-red card, featuring a Heart Double Pivot Card
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies
- Heart Pivot Card die set by Karen Burniston
- Ring Frame Edges1 die set by Karen Burniston
- Double Sided Adhesive
Other Supplies: “Merriment” Paper Stash – Advantus, Metal heart charms (stash item), Bazzill Pomegranate Cardstock, red brads, baker’s twine
Ready to feel incredibly inspired by the Designer Challenge Team and Guest Designer? Make sure you click on the name of the designer to head to her blog post for each card. You’ll find additional photos, supply lists and additional instructions on the individual blog posts.
Kelly Booth made this crisp Ring Accordion featuring Shimmer Sheetz, embossed accent panels and glittered frame edges.
Karen Aicken used the Spiral Circle Pull Card die plus the Outdoor Edges to make a rich red card and then embellished with a Honey the Bear Character, also cut from red. Adorable!
Fran Sabad chose the perfect combination of red patterns, stamps and the Lorna Label Pop it ups die for this fun Happy Christmas card. An all-red card calls for the man in red!
Frances Byrne chose gold ornament peel-off stickers to accent her all-red card and the results are very rich and elegant. She used the Katie Label Pivot Card and ECD Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dies.
Donna Wright used the Lorna Label pop-up die for the structure of her card and then turned the decorator dies from the Ring Accordion to make the fun ornaments. The combination of different red tones and patterns is so festive!
Caz Counsell made this card for Remembrance Sunday, coloring a single red poppy in the stamp. The Lorna Label pop-up die is perfect for any occasion since it is completely generic.
Caz Counsell shows off Honey the Bear styled as a glittery polar bear for her all-white card. She cleverly pressed the “Happy” die from the Happy Birthday pop-up into the cardstock using a silicone mat underneath so it would only emboss, not cut. How clever!
Frances Byrne has combined textures perfectly on this all-white Spiral Circle Pull Card with glittery snowflakes. So elegant and beautiful!
Fran Sabad used the Evergreen Pivot Card with the tripling technique for this beautiful all-white card. I love her combination of different embossed patterns for texture.
Helen Cryer has many amazing skills and crafting in all white is clearly one of them. This wonderland of white layers is amazing. She used the Evergreen Pivot Card, but also the Clouds Embossing Folder, Holiday House and Outdoor Edges.
Karen Aicken also used the Evergreen Pivot Card but chose to use an embossing folder on the trees instead of the built-in embossed texture. Her striking glitter dot snowflakes and patches of glitter make for a sparkly elegant scene.
Kelly Booth combined the Clouds Embossing Folder with the Oval Clouds Frame Edges on this wintry Oval Accordion card. Her use of white Shimmer Sheetz is fun, as they catch the light in interesting ways. Poppy the Owl, Evergreen Pivot Card and Outdoor Edges completed the scenery.
Raquel Mason did something very cool with the Holiday House die for her all-white card . . . she remodeled and enlarged it! Who doesn’t need a bigger house for the holidays? The die used for her pop-up is the Lucy Label and she also embellished with the Agatha Edges.
Shelly Hickox made this stunning 3-page Circle Accordion with Square w/Circle Frame Edges and then suspended little 3D Evergreens in the outer panels. Wow!
Summer Hills-Painter made this vision of shimmery loveliness using the Happy Birthday Pop it Ups die and the Trendy Tiles 2 Embossing folder.
Fran Sabad made this wintry vision of a Birthday card combining the Garden Bench, a snowy All Seasons Tree, and the script Happy Birthday dies arranged along a curved edge. So pretty!
Caz Counsell used her clever idea for pressing dies into the cardstock instead of cutting them to make a flower border for the left side of her card. This Katie Label Pivot Card is perfect in its simplicity.
Frances Byrne is the master of mixed accordions. Here she has combined two Circle Accordion pages with a Fancy Accordion page and used the dots Frame Edges for each respective page. I love how she swaps the light/dark colors when she does this. She also used the Crystal Flowers dies – gorgeous!
Helen Cryer made this vision of loveliness using the Butterfly Pivot Card and the Butterfly Accessory dies. She really captured the movement with her layers of butterflies. So pretty!
Karen Aicken created one of my favorite all-time KA cards with this blue winter scene. She used the doubling technique with the Lorna Label die and then filled in with wintry All Seasons Tree and a blue-silver Dutch the Fox.
Kelly Booth used the Evergreen Pivot Card for her all-blue card and used Shimmer Sheetz for the decorator pieces. She mentions in her blog post that this design is easily reproducible for multiples. It’s very striking!
Raquel Mason crafted the perfect card for when you’re feeling “blue” and missing someone. She placed her blue Honey the Bear on the Garden Bench die and embellished with clouds from the All Seasons Tree.
Sandy Diller is guest designing again this month and made this super fun all-blue double Spiral Circle Pull Card featuring the gears from the Clock and Gears die and Hoppy the Frog, complete with gear eyes! Check out her blog post for a tutorial.
So there you have it – plenty of inspiration for making monochromatic magic! Join us next month when the Designers are taking on the Pop it Ups for Every Month challenge. You will see at least one idea for every month of the year. All of their creations, plus a new card and video from me will be posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
I love this technique I hope it works with the pivot house die as well as I just got that die . MY FAVORITE COLOR IS PURPLE however for Christmas this year my cards are blue and white themed LET IT SNOW !
These cards are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 My favorite color right now is red, but I’m so affected by seasonal changes, that I’m sure it will change as soon as the upcoming holidays are over.
The design team did an incredible job with their cards. They are all so talented and creative with the different colored cards. My color is red and I do love the red cards.
Every time you amaze me with your beautiful cards. I love all the colors you use to make your creations. My favorite color is purple and would love to see a card done in all shades. Thanks for your inspiration.
Gosh, it is hard to decide which of the cards are my favorite. They all are so wonderful. Blue used to be my favorite color but seeing the beauty of the all white cards has changed my mind. Now I think white on white is my favorite color.
I love to use my favorite Blue on monochromatic cards, there are so many shades. Thanks for the ideas.
Hi Karen and design team. My favorite color is blue, but I am realy inspired by the white. I was back in Lewisville, NC at Enchanted Cottage and added the house pivot to my collection. Thank you!
I love these cards. I love PURPLE snowflakes on my cards. 🙂
I always look forward to this Pop It Ups monthly challenge, it provides hours and hours of fun and tons of ideas, thanks to all your design team for the inspiration. When it comes to monochromatic cards, I am partial to all white with some neutrals and sparkle mixed in, especially for the winter holidays. Sure love your videos, Karen, and so excited that 2015 might spoil us with seeing more of you on You Tube, yahoo! Thanks for keeping us inspired, Happy Thanksgiving!
Love all your cards and even if my favorite color is red I love your white card
I forgot to mention that red is my 2nd favorite color, with purple being my 1st. All are lovely cards, though.
What beautiful & inspiring cards! They make me want to get out my dies & get crafting. Thanks!
These are amazing! I would have found this challenge really difficult, but the designer’s blew it out of the park! I love the white and blue cards, as I’m a cool colors gal, but I probably would have tried to sneak in some purple or grey, since those are my favorites. =)
I love all the cards! I think I’ll have to give the one-color card a try with my favorite color, orange. Perhaps a sunset theme? Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow, such amazing cards. I can easily see some of these in my fav color of green, but based on the cards, I’m tempted to change my fav color.
I love all of the designer’s cards! I think the white versions were my favorite. My favorite color is purple but I’m not sure what that would look like! Maybe I’ll use that color when I try the double-pivot card!!
I so look forward to each month’s Designer Challenge! I love Karen’s videos, I always learn so much. And there is a ton of inspiration with all the designers’ ideas. Once again it was fabulous. Would love to see what the designers come up with using the color purple, my favorite color.
Wow, great red, white and blue cards. Next time you need to use purple as a color scheme since that is my favorite color….
I enjoy all the cards you make, so much to learn. I think the ones using the color blue are my favorite.
Such inspiration in all these cards. Would probably use green as it is my favorite color.
thanks for all your videos.
Love the new pivot cards. That tree is beautiful! My favorite color is pink which would be great to use with the hearts at Valentine’s Day. Thanks for a chance to win a package.
I love all the examples and the use of each color in a special color. I must say they all are beautiful but I’m partial to the white ones. they are so elegant looking!!!
sorry for typo. suppose to be “special card”
These cards are so beautiful, I love the way the different dies can coordinate with each other to make something new. I’m inspired to try to make an all white card now!
Beautiful cards. I like the white ones the best.
I love the white on white Cards!!
Great ideas! Love the RED card the best!
Love the cards I’m going to try one in my favourite colour, turquoise. x
Beautiful cards for great inspiration..Favorite color is purple!! Cheers. 🙂
I am seeing all white cards a lot. I like the lite icy blue colors on cards. Reminds me of old man winter. Brrr!
I feel so inadequate!!!!!!! These are really great cards.
Blue is my favorite color, all of my clothes are some shade of blue.
Stampin’ Up! has a new shade of card stock called Lost Lagoon and I want to use that lovely color of blue/green on Karen’s Katie Label/Poppy card.
I love your card designs! My favorite color is blue because i think it looks elegant on a card done in different shades of blue.
These cards look very beautiful!!
I love the double pivot cards. I’ll have to think up a design in my fav color plum. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Thanks for the videos and all the samples. My favorite color is blue…but I’m loving the white cards.
How many Ways can one say “WOW,”?
All of the color-theme samples are extraordinary! My favorite color is purple. I look forward to a future DT color them in any shade of purple.
They are stunning…my favorite color is GREEN!
My favorite color is “green” I love all the cards here, they are amazing!! I love the white colored cards!!!
Great cards, but my favorites are the white on white cards. They look so elegant. It my just be my new favorite “color”.
my favorite color is white ….love the evergreen pivot card!
Terrific videos. Fantastic cards by an incredibly talented group of designers. My favorite color is beige, but white cards are always classic, especially these.
WOW!! All these cards are just awesome and I just fell in love with the white pivot tree card…can’t wait to make one of these. Purple has always been my fav color but that really doesn’t work to well for Christmas cards so I will stick with the usual colors.
All of these cards are awesome! And the videos – I can’t wait to try the double pivot cards. I love the color red – probably my favorite color – but, seeing all of these cards, I’m loving red, white, & blue!
I just love all of these colourful cards!!! I just love colours, but lately my favourite colour has been red. That may change after seeing that white card with the deer!!! That is stunning!! Thanks for sharing such inspiration and gorgeousness!!!
I loved them all, but I think the white cards looked really classy. 🙂
The double pivot owl card is a great idea and it’s in my favorite color, blue. The videos on double pivot cards are very helpful. I’d love to see the instructions (printed out) that go with these videos. Can’t wait to try out this design with my pivot dies! Thanks.
Oh my I love these color choices. Of course, the pop it up cards and accessory dies really help the colors “pop!” Red,white and blue are a favorite color- separately and together!
I love all your cards, the red, white and blue color challenge is great. my favorite colors are all colors.
These cards all so incredibly beautiful. So hard to choose my favourite colour….. it will have to be white for the Christmas season. But then when February comes around, my favourite colour will be red. I’m so fickle.
I love purple and see that it’s a color that’s moving up on the list of favorites for Halloween (black, orange and purple) as well as Christmas (what’s more elegant than purple and gold?). That would be a nice “challenge” for the designers – Purple and Gold Christmas!
I guess my favorite would be the white cards (hard decision) but I love color and if I had to choose one it’d be kahki/taupe because it looks great with every other color. Love all the pop-its and thanks for a chance to win!
I love all of the cards. I think that the BLUE ones are my favorite.
I love the dryer sheet video. My favorite color is green
I really liked the triple oval card of ornaments. My favorite color is RED!
Love all the cards but the white ones are my favorites. Because my favorite color happens to be WHITE!
fantastic cards! cant wait to try making some with my favourite color TEAL!
My favorite color would be RED! It is my husbands and I love the ones that I saw using RED:)
So many talented people with great ideas, thanks for sharing as always!
Christmas is my MOST favorite time of the year because my favorite color is RED! So, let it be known that I LOVE all of the red cards on the blog today!!
WOW! These are awesome. Love the extended pivot cards. I look forward to creating one of these in Rich Razzleberry.
My favorite color is blue, but with the holidays approaching red moves into the top spot although white and silver are very elegant. Thanks for all the ideas.
My Favorite colour is Blue. Love your Cars.
I always, always love the Designer Challenge posts…it makes me want to buy all the dies shown….they are amazing…..loved seeing all the colors, though my favorite color is YELLOW, I don’t have one thing of it in my home…go figure!!
My hubby has blue eyes like the sky and that is what won my heart. Thanks for sharing these great cards for inspiration.
I love the silver cards are that’s my favorite color. Thanks for the giveaways.
I love these amazing double pop up cards. I think I need the house and fox dies! I loved all of the Blue cards too, especially since Blue is my favorite color! Thanks for these great giveaways!
I love all the Red, White and Blue cards. I think my favorite color is light blue so this challenge is up my alley. Thanks for sharing!
As usual love the talents shared with us, and the use of my favorite color red. TFS
love the new dies -i am green with envy.
I totally love your white tree card but since my favorite color is red I’ll have to go with the hearts. ristmas and Valentine’s Day rock around here!
I love the color green, cuz…it’s the color of money! Wow! What wonderful new dies & the design team has outdone themselves in their creations.
LOVE the red, white and blue cards your deign team have come up with! My favorite color is blue, so I especially liked those versions. Thank you for the dryer sheet tip, you can be sure I will be trying out that tip ASAP! Can not wait to try out the double cuts on my cards! Awesome dies!
My favorite color is red – and I love all the cards that have been made with red by the design team. The design team really inspires me to make more cards to share with other!
Hi Karen! Thank you for the tip using dryer sheets for intricate dies. Amazing! Thanks also for the videos on the double pivot cards. I especially loved the double heart pivot card in one of my favorite colors, red. You really inspire me with your beautiful, elaborate cards! Also, many thanks to your design team for their creative ideas!
Wow! What a talented bunch of artists! Amazing work! My favorite color today is green. I love all color so it’s hard to choose just one, so I change it up by my mood. I love seeing all the different greens that nature has to offer and today it’s mostly WHITE outside my window. I love the beauty of freshly fallen snow too, and after seeing all the beautiful white cards, maybe I should change my mind, hmm…
I just love the Double Katie Label Pivot Card and blue is my favorite color. Thank you Karen for this FANTASTIC technique. I will be making one of these for my sister’s birthday card.
I love the designs and the inspiration you have given me! I love the use of white to make a card stand out. All white holiday cards is my new favorite color. I have also added small accents of red to make certain portions just catch your eye. Thank you for your inspiration.
How I love your dies! Who knew I could become so addicted to card making – I started by going to a class with a friend. Then to a local store and I was hooked. Now I spend way too many hours on the Internet looking for “new” ideas. Trust your site to always have more than I can do. My favorite color to use with my cards is red!
Love all the beautiful cards done, but I’m picturing how I could do one as my favorite color is green.
I don’t know how I missed the blue butterfly card! That, by far is one of my favorites. Would love to try this in my favorite color family of purples.
Loving the cards and I am GREEN with envy! 🙂
I really love all these cards- the design is so clever and so effective! My favourite has to be Karen’s blue owl Katie Label pivot card as not only does this use my favourite colour but also my other favorite animal -owls!
My favorite color is teal ( or any blue-greens). I love all this inspiration! especially the all white trees!
I absolutely love all the cards designed in my favorite color blue, but I have to admit that I am convinced that my new favorite color for wintercards is white! They really rock!!
I love the red, white and blue cards. I’d love to see cards in my favorite color of purple.
Love the one color cards — will have to practice the same with my Favorite Color: ORANGE.
These are some beautiful cards. My favorite color is Red, but I am really drawn to all the white cards that they designers have made. Wonderful work everyone!
All the cards made by the DT are amazing! Such a talented team. Love the RED card especially:) I still say that you are a genius, Karen. The pivot dies are awesome!!!
It’s hard to find enough superlatives – Amazing, gorgeous, scrumptuous, fabulous….This is one of the best challenges ever, Karen! Your talented team has, yet again, provided excellent ideas and endless inspiration.
Some of my very favorite cards. Clever use of color and design by each team member.
Stunning cards! Thank you so much for sharing them with us, Karen!
Amazing cards everyone! Karen you have outdone yourself giving us not one but three videos … WOW!!!!!
All the cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing!!
Amazing videos!!!! I have got to double something now. Wonderful job from the Design Team as always.
All the cards are just stunning!!!
Every single one of these cards are wonderful. But I just love you blue card with the owls. Simply adorable. Great videos.
What a fabulous job of inspiring from the team. Karen – you have outdone yourself with not one but three wonderful videos – and you know how much I LOVE your videos!
Love the blue frog.
These cards are all so AWESOME! Your design team has done their best here. Thanks for this challenge. It sure gives us a lot of ideas from which to launch new ones!
WOWS!! Your Team puts Hallmark & American Greetings to shame!
What great inspirational projects. Thanks for sharing these tutorials!
Oh my goodness! What incredible cards! I have bookmarked this page and am going to be coming back when I am in my craft room so I can give these ideas a try! TFS!
The White card is my favorite color. I just love how elegant and timeless the white card looks! GORGEOUS!
I am in total awe-especially love the “Gear Frog”!
Wow. I love Your cards. You are so incredibly talented!
WOW WOW WOW!!! Amazing Video and Cards…Great job EVERYONE!
I think this is my favorite designer challenge so far. ALL of the cards are just AWESOME!! Thank you all, you did a wonderful job for this challenge:) Happy holidays!!
These cards ARE WONDERFUL….. Thanks for sharing… I AM INSPIRED! thanks again