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Karen Burniston
I am a paper crafter who specializes in pop-ups and interactive designs
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In just two short weeks we will have 18 new die sets available at and at many of your favorite local and online retailers. Check them out in this preview video: We have also compiled a 2018 Digital Catalog... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at I am not left-handed
For this week's Paper Pros challenge the theme was set by Frances Byrne as "Tag, you're it!" and we were all instructed to incorporate a tag element into our cards. I'd been wanting to make a Valentines version of my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at I am not left-handed
Happy 2018 everyone! It's our first Designer Challenge of the new year and I chose a suitably celebratory theme: Birthday Banners. The idea is to make a birthday card incorporating banners, bunting, pennants, or flags. The team rocked the challenge... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at I am not left-handed
Happy December and welcome to this month's Designer Challenge. I challenged the team to make a project in the theme of "Trees, please!" where they were challenged to incorporate any of the tree dies into a holiday-themed card. For my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at I am not left-handed
My office is REALLY messy. Like, take the biggest craft supply hoarding mess you can envision and then triple it. It's overwhelming to think about cleaning this office. There's just so much to go through. So much to purge. So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Happy Thanksgiving! (And to folks outside the US . . . Happy Thursday!) Today I'm sharing a fun adaptation of the Flower Pot Pop-up die into a clear cookie jar, filled with gingerbread people. My card measures 5x7 when folded.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Today is our monthly for fun Paper Pros challenge with a theme of Winter Birthday, which worked out perfectly with one of the cards I'm teaching this week. For tomorrow's class at Scrapp'n Savvy, we will be making three cards.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Happy November and welcome to our monthly Designer Challenge! This month you're going to be treated to mouth-watering projects by the team. I challenged them to work some sort of Gingerbread element into their projects and, shall we say .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Hello you crafty crafters! Earlier this week I posted a fun pop-up snowman card made by combining pieces from the Katherine Label Pop-up die set and the Snowman Twist Circle die set. There have been some really great Katherine/Circle combinations... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Welcome to this month's just for fun no pressure challenge with the Paper Pros. Caz Counsell set the theme this month as Holiday Cards. Before I share my card, let me take a moment to talk about craft idea inception.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Happy October! For our Designer Challenge this month we are making Halloween Cards and you'll be very impressed with the cards from the team. Since I made a rather elaborate Halloween card last month for the Signature Style challenge, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Today is our monthly no-pressure just-for-fun challenge with the Paper Pros. The theme for this month is Halloween so I decided to make a 3-page Charm Accordion. I taught how to do this technique in a previous challenge HERE. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at I am not left-handed
Welcome to our first Designer Challenge with our new Design Team! Each month I issue a challenge to the Design Team and they post their challenge card on their own blogs the first Tuesday of each month. The next day... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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 Aug 10, 2017 at I am not left-handed
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Happy June, my favorite crafters! We've officially changed the status of our brand new website 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
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 - That's right! After fifteen years of licensing my products to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at I am not left-handed