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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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I'm pleased to introduce the 2017 Karen Burniston Design Team. These six ladies have been on my previous teams for years and I was thrilled that they were available to make the jump with me from licensed design to my... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at I am not left-handed
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It's time for our monthly no-stress, for-fun challenge with the Paper Pros group. This month's theme was set by Raquel Mason as Monochromatic. I decided to create a Halloween Card using my two new die sets - Halloween Elements and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy August, everyone! Is it hot where you are? Because it's blazing hot here in Texas. And so naturally I like to cool off with a little Fall/Winter/Holiday crafting! There are ten new dies available now in the Summer 2017... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Today is our monthly no-pressure for-fun challenge with the Paper Pros. Sandy Diller set the theme as "Summer Road Trip" and I know that the other Pros have wonderful cards that match the theme perfectly. Me? Not so much! I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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A few days ago I posted the card I made for my sister's birthday and ended up with a lot of requests for a full video tutorial, so here it is. I used the same dimensions as the original card,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Actually, yes! Ha ha. That's exactly what I did, and I didn't even pay attention to which colors in which order. However, I have had so many requests for a video that I will be making one, so I guess I'd better figure out which colors I used! Thanks.
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OK, so I sometimes take a while to catch up with the latest crafting trends. I spend a lot of time in my little "die cut pop-up" bubble. However, all of my crafty friends have been raving about the Distress... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Today's Paper Pros challenge theme was set by Shelly Hickox to make masculine birthday cards. What I really needed to make, though, was a Father's Day Card, so I went rogue! I wanted to use the Charm Accordion die set,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Lisa, that is an AWESOME tip! And wow - asking for scraps is so smart - like giving the Earth a little hug! Thanks!
Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a video showing a storage idea for my new dies. Kelly Booth mentioned that the Ellen Hutson storage sleeves were the perfect size to fit my new packaging. She was right! I ordered the Large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy June, my favorite crafters! We've officially changed the status of our brand new website KarenBurniston.com from "preorder" to "available now!" All dies are in stock and shipping immediately. Retailer orders placed in May have all shipped, so you may... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Howdy fellow crafters! It's been many months in the making and I'm thrilled to announce a new home for Karen Burniston branded products, and it's easy to remember - karenburniston.com That's right! After fifteen years of licensing my products to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Hello, long lost friends! It's time for another Paper Pros Challenge and the theme this month was set by Karen Aicken, who challenged us to make a card celebrating Spring, using blooms and/or butterflies. I decided to get a jump... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Pi Day! I am supposed to be posting a pi/pie-themed card today for the Paper Pros challenge in honor of Pi Day, but preparing the class kits for tomorrow's "Pop-ups 3 Ways" class at Scrapp'n Savvy took much longer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Tuesday! The former Pop it Ups Designer Challenge team has regrouped as a friends group called Paper Pros and today is the first of our monthly no-pressure challenges. Summer Hills-Painter challenged us to "Shake it Up" by incorporating a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Monday! I mentioned on Social Media that I recently achieved a goal of 25,000 YouTube subscribers! Whoo hoo! Thanks, all. At the end of this post are details about a Giveaway. To celebrate, here's a new video tutorial for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Happy 2017! I know, I know. You've probably noticed a few changes, most notably the lack of Designer Challenges and no sneak peeks or hints from me about new products. After three years of licensing Pop it Ups dies, stamps,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Today I'm sharing a Twist Circle Panel Card in a Love theme. Shelly mentioned that the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog had a theme of Be Square, so I thought I'd adapt the measurements of the Twist Circle Panel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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Well 2016 is nearly over and our final Pop it Ups Designer Challenge is full of fun! Sandy Diller set the theme of "Party Animals - use any of the Character dies for a card celebrating New Years or anything... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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This month I've been revisiting some of my favorite technique videos and making Christmas versions of the cards. Today's share is an amped-up version of the Twist Circle Panel Card where I added two Evergreen Pivot Card cuts into the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Howdy crafters! Can you believe it's just a couple of weeks until Christmas? The month is flying by but the team and I took a moment from the hustle and bustle to contemplate our own lists . . . what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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I'll be back to my "Christmas Version" series tomorrow, but I needed to change gears to make a card for my friend Rebecca's baby shower yesterday. She's expecting twin boys and went with a cowboy theme for the shower. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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My latest Christmas Version of a previous video tutorial is based on the March 2014 Designer Challenge where I taught an Easter-themed Garden Bench card and taught how to add extra "pops" next to the bench using the Lots of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Wednesday! For today's Christmas version I'm once again taking on a video of a Christmas card, so we'll call it "Another Christmas Version". For the November 2014 Designer Challenge: Red, White or Blue I was quite the over-achiever and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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OK, true story. I was going to call this series "12 Pop-ups of Christmas" and challenge myself to make a Christmas Version of a video card and post one per day for the first 12 days of December. Our first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at I am not left-handed