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karenburniston
Paper Crafter and Licensed Designer for Elizabeth Craft Designs, specializing in pop-ups
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Welcome to the April 2016 Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my talented Designer Challenge Team to create a project using Pop it Ups products. This month I chose a theme of The Great Outdoors and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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My dear friend Kelly Booth came for a visit this week. We've had so much fun! On Wednesday I took her to Brazos Bend State Park to see some alligators. It was a little too cold for them to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Elizabeth Craft Designs is sponsoring a great giveaway this week. You may win all 6 of the Stage it Stencils by simply leaving a comment on the introductory YouTube video. The winner will be chosen by random number generator and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Head on over to Coffee Loving Card Makers blog to join in the fun this week of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I am a Super Sponsor of the hop and donated a prize of these four coffee-related Pop it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to this month's Designer Challenge where we are taking on a theme called Pull it! I challenged the team to create a card using any of the three Pull Card dies OR the new Hanging Charm Pull Tab die... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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So there's something you may already know about me . . . shocker . . .I'm a deadline girl! Give me a deadline and I'll meet it - usually by the skin of my teeth, but I'll meet it. Don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Welcome to this month's Pop it Ups Designer Challenge with a theme of: GLITTER! For my card I did not spare any glitter! I used the new Flower stencil to create an ombre effect with three colors of pink glitter,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Congratulations to Linda Shepard for her number coming up by random draw in the January Secret Word Giveaway. In honor of the NEW products, the Secret Word was "new" and Linda won her choice of (1) new die, (1) clear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Happy Monday! Today I'm posting the first in a new video series called Pop Post. I will choose someone in my life who has a milestone or occasion or just to say hello and I will make that person a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Anna, a graphic artist with Elizabeth Craft Designs, shot some demos of each of the artists while at CHA. Mine was a demo of the new Cup Pop Stand die set. The cup will work well for both pop-up cards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at I am not left-handed
Thanks Rosemary! Karl is not quite ready for the rigors of being a full-time university student. He's currently taking a Cisco-certified computer course and wants to get some job experience in his field to help him determine which way to go. He's going to live at home and go to community college for at least a year.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2016 on Emma's a future Aggie! at I am not left-handed
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It took Emma a while to decide what she wanted to study in college. John and I (naturally) thought she'd make an excellent engineer, but she was not convinced. Then she took an AP Statistics course and loved it. She... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Today I had a chance to make a card using a lot of the new Pop it Ups products. I wanted to combine new products with existing products to show how well Pop it Ups builds on itself to make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at I am not left-handed
Thanks, Christine! I'll be sure to let people know.
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Happy New Year! I am delighted to welcome you to our new home for the Pop it Ups Designer Challenges. Having the challenges hosted on my blog allows us to change up the format a bit in the coming months... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Last Saturday I launched my very first Pop it Ups eBook, called Pop it Ups cardmaking | Winter 2016. It's a celebration of the talented Designer Challenge Team - one project from each team member plus one from myself. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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Hello from no-longer-rainy but a-little-chilly Anaheim California! Karen, Joset, Els, Susan and Suzanne in our ECD aprons customized by Els. Today is the start of the 2016 CHA Mega Show, where we officially launch new products. We've been setting up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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In a few days I'll be heading out to California for the CHA 2016 Mega Show. A couple of weeks ago I shared the Make 'n Takes, and I hope you'll stop by Booth #775 to make the projects and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at I am not left-handed
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . which for me means paper is flying everywhere. No, I don't mean wrapping paper, I mean cardstock and patterned paper, being cut into the pieces for CHA Make 'n... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Our last Designer Challenge for 2015! For December I challenged the team to interpret the phrase "Home for the Holidays" using Pop it Ups dies. OK, so I say this every month, but this month it's really super-dee-duperly true -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Well, CHA is less than a month away. Can you believe it? I can't! I have two new Pop it Ups collections being released at the show, called High Jinks and Coffee & Cake. You'll be able to see a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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This Saturday I'll be at Craft Crossing in Gonzales, Texas with a Pop it Ups card class. We'll make two cards that double as optional Gift Card Holders. The class is this Saturday, December 5th, from 12:30-2:30 and only costs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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It's Designer Challenge day! For November I challenged the team to be inspired by any of my Pop it Ups technique videos and make their own version. As always, they did a fantastic job and you'll find their interpretations, plus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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Yesterday I spent the day at Scrapp'n Savvy, my old stomping ground, teaching cards I made with the Kit Kraft Day kit. I took absolutely no photos, because a charming thing about me is that I completely forget that I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at I am not left-handed
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I was asked to be a guest designer for Scrapp'n Savvy's November Kit Kraft Day, which is a fun event where you purchase a kit of materials and receive instructions for a variety of projects using those materials. For my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at I am not left-handed